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Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Huntington Beach

Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Huntington Beach

Find kid-friendly things to do in Huntington Beach during this summer as malls and theme parks welcome back crowds.

This is part of my 2021 Summer Play Trips BINGO game that I’m running on my @ocplayparks Instagram and also through my weekly email list. This post will help get you details for marking off squares on your card — or it’s just a stand-alone for fun things to do anyways!

Each week, I try to cover a variety of options from beaches to parks to walks to restaurants or picnic spots. All are designed to be very simple and hopefully easy to access without a lot of trouble. When something costs $, I’ve tried to add an alternative that is free.

There is one fun treat to pair with this Huntington Beach experience, although there are countless more restaurants in Huntington Beach which I’ve covered during other summers. I will list some of my favorites at the end of the post.

Here is the treat I picked for this week:

  • Hula Girl Shave Ice is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Their menu has photos so you can see all the Dole Whip flavors and specials of the day. I have to admit that I’ve never been, but it will be the first square I check off on my BINGO card this week. If you want to see them on Instagram, follow their @hulagirlsshaveice account.

The last square on the BINGO card that isn’t covered by a post on my blog is the Urban ForestIt’s a pretty amazing spot that just keeps getting better over the years and you can see the investment of hundreds of volunteer hours just grow and grow and grow. Especially check out the Shipley to Shore Nature Trail that is taking shape.

Play All Day in Huntington Beach

If you want to play all day in Huntington Beach, there definitely needs to be some beach time. We've got 2 playgrounds in the sand and a beach destination. Plus, a nature center and three very fun playgrounds.

More Favorite Huntington Beach Treats

  • We love Lucci’s Deli for grabbing an Italian sub or some chocolate drop cookies.
  • Another popular spot we’ve covered in the past is Duck Donuts.

More Kid-Friendly Places to Go

Summer Play Trips BINGO – Huntington Beach

I hope you have fun with this 2021 Summer Play Trip near Huntington Beach! What should you do after you complete your BINGO card? You can take the pressure off and do NOTHING. Seriously, who needs more on their To Do List?

But, if you or your kids want some recognition for your efforts, send us one self-addressed, stamped envelope at the end of summer along with your card or some artwork or a note to tell us of your adventures (or multiple envelopes as you complete them) and I’ll mail you back a personal note and stickers — for as long as I can keep up!

Address to send your self-addressed, stamped envelope: Michele at, c/o Play Parks Creative LLC, PO Box 52451, Irvine, CA 92619

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