The Centennial Farm at the OC fairgrounds is open year-round and has free admission (except during the fair when your fair admission also admits you to the farm area). The farm is located just do the left of the main entrance to the fair as well as being just outside the rear entrance to the Pacific Amphitheater.
The Centennial Farm is a real working farm. They have cows, chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and other animals. You can get up close and pet many of them. There are live demonstrations during the week. Call (714) 708-1619 for schedule information and hours of operation. Now through September 21st the farm is open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Here are some fun farm activity sheets that you can download: http://www.ocfair.com/ocf/centennialfarm/Docs/Farm%20Booklet.pdf
One of my favorite places to visit is Griffith Park. I love so many of it’s attractions and it’s natural beauty. I would have to say that many fun times were spent at the Travel Town Museum. If you love trains or your little ones love trains this is a must stop. It’s an outdoor museum with many locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and cabooses on display.
There is a train ride that circles around the museum and is a must if you are going to visit. Train Rides are $2.50 for adults and children. There are also Public Play Days on the first Sunday of the month from 1 to 4pm where kids can play with the museum’s 400 wooden piece Thomas set. There are also docent guided tours every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month. Tours start at 11am. Admission and parking is free!! I
Travel Town Transportation Museum
5200 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Operations: (323) 662-5874
The Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed Christmas Day.
The museum is located in the City of La Habra. It’s a couple of blocks north of Imperial Ave on Euclid Ave. It’s located on the grounds of Portola Park. The museum is small but it will keep your children entertained for a couple of hours at least.
My daughter’s favorite thing to do there is play in the mini market. They have a little mart set up with a register, shopping baskets, carts and plastic produce. They have a carousel that runs every half hour for children under 6 and in the same room a real OCTA bus that the kids can horse around in. There is a stage/dress up area that is a big hit with the preschoolers and also a preschool play room which contains a tree house, kitchen , dolls, toy area and a storytelling corner with many books. There is also a real caboose that you can board and explore.
I have made a day trip out of this by bringing a picnic lunch and letting the kids loose on the park’s playground. I love this place and hope you enjoy it too. La Habra Children’s Museum301 South Euclid Street, La Habra, CA 90631
Admission is $6 per person while 2 and under are free. It’s closed Mondays and open from 10 am to 4 pm Tue-Fri, Sat from 10-5 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm. Closed all major holidays.