Mud Mania! Photo courtesy of Rancho Los Cerritos
Mud Mania! Photo courtesy of Rancho Los Cerritos

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Orange County Fair, Kidspace Birthday, and Mud Mania

Congratulations! You are the winner of one mint-condition, limited edition, superior quality weekend.  Your prize includes a County Fair, manic mud, free outdoor theatre (day and night), children's museums new and celebrating, and big worldly fun. And talk about stellar: the excitement for the Apollo 11 anniversary is starting to ramp up: to infinity and the moon!

If winning is your style, Mommy Poppins is ready to go one further. Not to give anything away, but we are. Giving things away.  ALL. SUMMER. LONG.  This week we are offering up Boredom Busters, which you would only need in the unlikely event that your offspring claim to have nothing to do. You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, Mum? (If so you really should enter.)

Spin the wheel (or keep reading) to luck onto our most winning picks for the weekend...


Orange County Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Lake
Los Angeles, CA

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

Carlson Park
10400 Braddock Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Cayton Children’s Museum
395 Santa Monica Place on Level 3
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

722 Knob Hill Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Griffith Park - site of the Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East
Hollywood, CA 90068

Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Leimert Park Village Plaza
4337 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA

Fairview Branch Library
2101 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Reed Park, just north of Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660

The Dolly Llama - Sherman Oaks
14545 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA

Charles H. Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501

Rotating Locations: Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

Wilmington Waterfront Park
1004 W. C Street
Wilmington, CA

Los Angeles County Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007

Orange County Great Park
no physical address, see website for directions Sand Canyon and Marine Way
Irvine, CA

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Chinatown Central Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive 2nd Level
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Angel Stadium
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA

The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA)
1717 E. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E
Hollywood, CA 90068

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E Young Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Sea Terrace Park
33501 Niguel Road
Dana Point, CA 92629

Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Bluebird Park
Cress Street & Bluebird Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA

Garfield Park
625 Stratford Avenue
South Pasadena, CA

La Cañada Memorial Park
1301 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011