Submitted by Roberta B on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:10am Activities and Things To Do with Kids in Winter in Los Angeles & Orange CountyOnce the holidays are over, we kind of need to call it winter. The sun may still shine, and the rain may or may not fall, but what else to call months like January and February? The beauty of SoCal life is that winter still includes hikes and bike rides and even the odd beach trip; but when that inevitable week happens - the week when kids need to find stuff to do indoors - we must not be unprepared. The best Angeleno weekends allow us to go straight from the ski slopes to a beach shack dinner, but we can commiserate with our eastern cousins and gather in groups indoors when called upon. We do winter. Really, we do. Winter ActivitiesLos Angeles Outdoor Winter Fun in and near LASnow Sledding or Tubing Spots near Los Angeles for SoCal Kids 12 Places LA Families Can Drive To Pretend It's WinterSkiing and Snowboarding with Los Angeles Kids: Ski Day Trips!Sand Sledding: Winter Fun on the Sand Berms at Venice BeachWhere To See Whales in LA: Whale Watching Cruises, Festivals, and Viewpoints Indoor Fun for Winter in LAGreat Wolf Lodge SoCal: the Indoor Water Park Hotel in Orange CountyIce Rinks and Figure Skating Classes for Kids in LA and the Valley32 Indoor Play Spaces: for Rainy Days or Other Odd Weather in LA & OC17 Free Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day in LAFree Admission Days at 20+ Museums in Los Angeles and Orange CountyRock Climbing Classes and Centers for LA and OC Kids More Winter FunBest Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in LA, from Downtown to the Valleys to the BeachSkypark at Santa's Village: Christmas Spirit Returns to the SoCal MountainsGetting Started with Ice Hockey: Classes and Leagues at Rinks around LA and the ValleyChildren's Ski Lessons at Mountain High Rock!Skiing near LA with Kids: Big Bear Lake and Snow Summit Ski WeekendFamily Whale Watching Cruise with the Aquarium of the Pacific: Thar She Blows!