Photo courtesy of Tanaka Farms
Photo courtesy of Tanaka Farms

Things To Do in LA this Weekend with Kids: Knott's Fall-o-Ween, Haunted Hayride, American Girl, & Fireworks

Check your calendars, folks, because apparently it's Halloween season in these here parts. As of now, Angelenos can pick their pumpkins, eat sweet 'n' spooky treats, and have the bejeebies scared out of them.

Little by little our favorite venues are finding ways to come back to us (hello LA Zoo and Sea Life Aquarium!). New favorites are popping up, taking advantage of our twin loves of cars and movies. In the coming days you can see GoosebumpsMen in Black, The Incredibles, and Grease just to name a few.

Of course, many of our favorite events are too social to accomplish much distancing, but this week we can wiggle waggle walk our way through virtual editions of the Marine Mammal Care Center's Sealpalooza, LA Library's annual Los Angeles Libros Festival, the Aquarium of the Pacific's Baja Splash Cultural Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl's Fireworks Finale. (Not to mention the Monterey Jazz Festival, Farm Aid and Bonnaroo!)

And our Back-to-School Fair is still going; catch the last few free demo classes this week, including Atlantic Acting and Coucou French.

Keep on reading to find some of our top picks for September.


American Girl Store at the Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620

Your local neighborhood
Los Angeles, CA

Bonelli Regional Park
120 East Via Verde Dr.
San Dimas, CA 91773

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

National Parks - Multiple Locations
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, CA 95389

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland
One LEGOLAND Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Fillmore & Western Railway
364 Main Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

Gibbon Conservation Center
19100 Esguerra Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Cayton Children's Museum
395 Santa Monica Pl Suite 374
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Various LA Parks, including Magic Johnson Park
905 E El Segundo Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90059

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Encino Farmers Market
17400 Victory Boulevard
Encino, CA 91406

Castaic Lake Park
32132 Castaic Lake Dr.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Mel's Drive-In
1660 N. Highland
Hollywood, CA 90028

Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Central location in Downtown LA
(sounds mysterious!)
Los Angeles, CA

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 93102

Descano Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Riley's Apple Farm
12201 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Riley's at Los Rio Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Road #13
Oak Glen, CA

Stone Pantry Orchard
11993 S. Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Stone Soup Farm and Heritage Orchard
12131 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Willowbrook Apple Farm
12099 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Snow-Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Oaktree Village
38480 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399

Action Tours Big Bear
41693 Big Bear Blvd Ste A
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

La Jolla Zip Zoom
22000 Highway 76
Pauma Valley , CA 92061

Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour
1 Descanso Canyon Rd
Avalon, CA 90704

Skull Canyon Eco Experiences and Zipline
13540 Temescal Canyon Road
Corona, CA 92883

San Diego Zoo's Safari Park Flightline Zip Line
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido , CA 92027-7017

Big Pine Zipline Tours
6047 Park Drive
Wrightwood , CA 92397

Skypark at Santa's village
28950 CA-18
Skyforest, CA 92385

Cerritos Regional County Park
19800 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703

El Dorado East Regional Park
7550 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90815

Prado Regional Park
16700 S. Euclid Avenue
Chino, CA 91708

Puddingstone Reservoir/Bonelli Regional Park
120 Via Verde
San Dimas, CA 91773

Huckleberry Kids Pond at Santa Ana River Lakes
4060 E La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807

Castaic Lake
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384

Legg Lake at Whittier Dam Rec Ctr
823 Lexington Rd
El Monte, CA 91733

Dana Wharf
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Griffith Park (Pettigrew)
4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Lake Balboa
6300 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91316

Chandler Bikeway
Chandler Blvd between Keystone St. and Lincoln St.
Burbank, CA

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

El Dorado Regional Park
7550 East Spring
Long Beach, CA 90815

Ballona Wetlands
Lincoln and Jefferson
Los Angeles, CA 90296

Shoreline Aquatic Park
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Turn for Northwest Entrance and parking
3052 Lake Hollywood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Peters Canyon Regional Park
8548 E. Canyon View Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

Ernest E Debs Regional Park
4235 Monterey Road
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch 2020
Tanaka Farms - various times Pick
Aquarium of the Pacific Outdoor Exhibits Open
Aquarium of the Pacific - various times
Reopening: Sealife Aquarium at Legoland
Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland - various times
Coastal Cleanup Month
Throughout LA County - various times
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