Local Festivals, events

I will be adding more posts to the blog about local events that are family friendly in Southern California…I will keep you informed!!

Hullabaloo’s Clubhouse

August is almost over and school will be back in session, that means more trips for our kids since we won’t be fighting as many crowds and it won’t be as hot…

I wanted to write about a fun little spot in the city of Orange – Hullabaloo’s Clubhouse. This is one of those fun indoor bounce house spots with a little more. First off you don’t have to be a guest at a birthday party to visit this spot. They have an awesome house/wonderland climbing plaything. I can’t really explain it other than it’s fun kids can jump around and climb and have a good time. They also have a really big slide/jumper thing that the kids seem to go wild for. My toddler is a real ham so of course she loved the stage/karaoke area. You and your kiddos can karaoke and be a total rockstar!! There is also a cute little toddler play area.

They have open play time every Monday and Tuesday from 5-8pm. Kids are $5 each and the best part is adults are free!!! They also have mommy and me playtime Monday and Tuesday from 10:30am to 1 pm. You can also call and ask if they have other playtimes during the week.

Hullabaloo’s Clubhouse- 1201 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867- directly across from Douglas Nissan

Knott’s Soak City

Water parks are always a fun way to spend the hot days in Southern California. In SoCal you’ve got several choices: Raging Waters in San Dimas, Wild Rivers in Irvine (at least through the 2008 season), Hurricane Harbor in Valencia and then there is the chain of water parks owned by Cedar Fair: Soak City.

You can find Soak City in Buena Park, across the street from Knott’s Berry Farm, in Palm Springs and San Diego.

Each of the aforementioned water parks feature toddler play areas for your little ones. We recently visited Soak City in Buena Park for the first time with our toddler and had a great time. The Gremmie Lagoon is especially for the little ones with wadding pools and splash areas.
Life vests are provided free of charge for anyone that wants one. Children under 48″ tall are required to wear them in the wave pool and lazy river. There are also several inner tube slides where they are also permitted to ride. Our toddler spent the majority of her time in lazy river and play area and loved it.

Small, hand-held coolers are allowed in the park with bottled water or sports drinks only. There are plenty of places to buy food inside the park. Also note that personal floation devices are not allowed in the park. The inner tube rides have tubes free of charge for use and you can rent your own for the day for a nominal fee if you want.

Tickets are $22.95 for adults if you print @ home and $16.95 for children 3 to 11. The park is open daily through Labor day and on weekends through October 23. Hours vary.