Toddler friendly parks in Orange County are playgrounds that have baby swings, restrooms, and structures that are rated for 2-5 year olds.
Finding Orange County Parks
Family Activities in Orange County
Acacia Park in Fullerton got renovated in 2023 and opened with a mammoth and lots of climbing opportunities for 5-12 year olds.
My cheat sheet to 2024 park and beach passes for OC families will help you figure out how to choose the best parking options for your family.
There are 58 public libraries in Orange County, CA with so many FREE resources for families, including the CA State Parks Library Pass.
More than 17 family-friendly nature centers and interpretive centers around Orange County, CA that add meaning to park visits.
Things to Do Outdoors in Orange County
List of parks with “Mommy and Me” baby swings or what I call “Swing with Me” swings for Orange County, CA. Swing face-to-face with your baby.
Sand free parks in Orange County for families who prefer parks without sand in OC.
List of fenced parks in Orange County for families planning easier play dates for multiples or those with a tendency to wander.
List of all the best California State Parks in Orange County for families with kids plus activity ideas for what to do when you visit.
A list of 15 Pirate Parks in Orange County ranging from playgrounds with pirate ships to overall pirate themes.
Parks with big slides in Orange County, California. Long list includes tunnel, tube, corkscrew, and spiral slides for lots of playground fun.
List of 20+ parks with workout equipment in Orange County featuring outdoor fitness areas for when you want exercise outdoors.
Spiderweb parks in Orange County! This is the master list you’ve always wanted! These rope or rubber-coated climbers are especially popular with older kids. Remember playing on those playground domes when …
Kid-friendly garden and farm outings for families. Nature preserves, botanic gardens, farms, and more in OC, LA, and San Diego counties.
Make a day out of these 5 family walks all over Orange County, CA.
Huntington Beach Central Park boasts an amazing playground on the west side and is an awesome 350-acre park for kids and families to explore.
Box Canyon Park in Yorba Linda provides all sorts of play possibilities with fully accessible equipment. Ramps and wide pathways.
The Adventure Playground in Irvine at University Park allows children unstructured free play opportunities. Perfect for creativity & pretend!
Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach is a playground entirely fenced with a big blue rocketship, a gem-studded turtle sculpture, and trike track.
Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach offers a playground that helps kids learn ocean lessons at the playful lifeguard tower.
Pavion Park in Mission Viejo is a colorful universally accessible playground with flat play surfaces, spinners, and ramps for wheelchairs.
Northwood Community Park in Irvine is also known as Castle Park. I think of it as a fortress fit for knights and princesses.
Courtney’s SandCastle Universal Playground & Sensory Garden in San Clemente provides inclusive play features in a contained setting.
Find out what OC Great Park playgrounds have to offer families with fun play features and also links to the public Bosque playground.
Marina Park in Newport Beach on the Balboa Peninsula is bayside with harbor views and a nautical lighthouse theme. Near the Balboa Fun Zone.
We go to Catalina Island every summer. We’ve been visiting Catalina ever since I was in high school – so that’s 20+ years. I’m surprised how many of my friends …
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I’m a self-described “boat kid.” With over 30 years of boating experience with people who each have a different …
Two Harbors is the other ferry drop-off I described in Friday’s post about how to get to Catalina Island. The photo above shows Isthmus Cove which makes up half of Two …
Avalon is the more bustling tourist destination of Catalina Island.