Tag: #Familyfun

Starlight Starbright Night Hike

Have you ever gone on a night hike with your little’s? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Kids love going on night hikes and this ranger led night hike is a great and safe way to do just that!

Although the picture above wasn’t taken at Carbon Canyon – you can see just how magically the evening can be. So bring a flashlight and a jacket as you prepare for the evening with some cookies and hot chocolate at the Nature Center, go out for a ranger led night hike to the Redwood Grove and return for a live animal presentation by Nature of Wildworks.

  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Where: Carbon Canyon Regional Park is located at 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823.

  • Cost: FREE – parking is also free

This is really fun hike and space is limited. Please email to register: carboncanyon@ocparks.com


Owl See You Saturday!

Image courtesy of OC Parks

Sorry, I couldn’t help the pun. OC Parks has some fun FREE events for the family this weekend that involve Owls in the day time and a night time hike with hot chocolate!!!

On Saturday morning, November 11th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, learn about local owls using their five senses. Join Park Ranger Jen at Mason Regional Park as you discover how Owl’s use their sight, smell, sound, touch and taste discover their unique features for survival.  There will also be a hands-on owl pellet dissection. (Young children will be asked to partner with an adult for activity.)

Mason Regional Park is located at 18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612.

The event and parking are FREE. Turn right at the stop sign after the park entrance and park in Parking Lot A. Meet at Shelter #1.


On Saturday evening from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, The annual fall/winter night hikes return with the “Hoot N’ Howling Night Hike” at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Visit the Nature Center, get toasty with some hot chocolate and cookies, then follow the Park Rangers as they lead you through a night time hike to the Redwood Grove. Be sure to bring your cold weather gear and a flashlight as you see the natural wonders of the park that can only be seen at night. Afterwards enjoy a live animal presentation by the “Nature of Wildworks”. 

Carbon Canyon Regional Park is located at 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823.

Parking and the event are FREE! This is really fun hike and space is limited. Please email to register: carboncanyon@ocparks.com


Acorn Day

Get back to nature with Acorn Day as this awesome event returns to O’Neill Regional Park!

This free, family-friendly day of excitement and learning offers activities for every age including free crafts for kids, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, and acorn and oak tree planting.

Other activities include storytelling, live animal demonstrations, nature activities, face painting, book signing of “How to Draw 60 Native California Plants and Animals: A Field Guide”, and live music from Shadybrook Bluegrass. Refreshments available for purchase.

Additional participants include Orange County Bird of Prey Center, Orange County Fire Watch, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange County Animal Care, Southern California Bluebird Society, Inside the Outdoors, The Cooper Center and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10;00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Where: O’Neill Regional Park, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

  • Cost: FREE, parking fees may apply.

For more information: call (949) 923-2260 or email oneillpark@ocparks.com or go to www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyParks


Rockin’ Family Fun Night!

Image Courtesy of RockinJumpSantaAna Facebook page
Image Courtesy of RockinJumpSantaAna Facebook page

Join Rockin’ Jump as they host their first ever Rockin’ Family Fun Fair, tonight, Thursday, April 28th from 4:00pm-8:00pm.

The Event is FREE to attend! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a memorable night together at Rockin’ Jump.

Meet local, family-friendly vendors who will spoil you with products and services. They’ll be raffling off a Family 4-pack of jump time and the chance to win some FREE SWAG from the follow companies:

Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
CodeRev Kids
Front Porch Pops
K1 Speed
Chick-fil-A Bristol and MacArthur
School of Rock Tustin
OC Animal Care
The Arts & Learning Conservatory
American Martial Arts Academy
Silver Stirrup Riding Academy
Australian Swim School
Sender One Climbing
Brain Builders Educational Programs

The first 25 attendees will receive VIP SWAG BAGS with free jump time and other discounts from our vendors! Don’t miss our Family Night deal – 4 jumpers for 1 hour, 1 large pizza, & 1 pitcher of soda for just $30!

  • When: Tonght, Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Where: Rockin’ Jump, 1411 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA
  • Cost: FREE

Irvine Park Railroad’s 20th Anniversary


Irvine Park Railroad is celebrating their 20th Anniversary and to show their appreciation prices are being rolled back to their original 1996 prices.

Enjoy a 12-minute train ride through beautiful and historic Irvine Regional Park for just $2.00 per person! Other $2.00 activities included in the anniversary celebration will be carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy.

They will  be some FREE giveaways which will include Irvine Park Railroad balloons.

  • When: Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, 2015, the festivities begin at 10:00 am.
  •  Where: Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
  • Cost: The event is FREE, parking fee to Irvine Regional Park is $5 per vehicle.

Engineers Week at Discovery!

Engineer’s Week at Discovery Cube OC is coming up from February 20, 2016 through February 28, 2016. Engineers and builders of all ages are invited to Discovery Cube OC to celebrate National Engineer’s Week!


Future engineers will enjoy a week of exploring, creating, and building with hands-on activities in various fields of engineering. Discovery Cube OC will have daily learning  stations  which will include the following:

Parachute Drop – Put your engineering skills to the test as you design, build, test, and modify a parachute to see if you can have the longest hang time!
Catenary Arch – Build a free-standing arch and learn how it can remain standing without additional structural support.
Build Tables – Build the bridge that can hold the most weight, using only paper, paperclips, and simple weights.
Cube Jr. Imagination Playground – Build your own playground out of giant foam blocks!
“Engineer It!” Stage Show – Learn helpful scientific tips to aid you in your creation for the Egg Drop Competition!
Tallest Towers – Figure out how to build the tallest tower using only wood blocks.


You can look forward to Guest Speakers and Partner Presentations by:

NASA’s Juno probe: Richard Stember
-Saturday, 2/20 | 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. presentations at the 1st Floor Sunstage

AirWolf 3D Printing
-Saturday, 2/20 – Sunday, 2/28
-Sunday, 2/21 | 1:30 p.m. 3D printing presentation

University of California, Irvine PhD Students
-Wednesday, 2/24 – Friday, 2/26 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
-Saturday, 2/27 – Sunday 2/28 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Association of Energy Engineers, Fuel Cell Workshop
-Saturday, 2/20 & Sunday, 2/21 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
-Monday, 2/22 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
-Tuesday, 2/23 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
-Friday, 2/26 & Saturday, 2/27 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
-Sunday, 2/28 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Don’t miss your chance to join the annual Egg Drop Competition on February 27th! Bring your homemade ETV (egg transport vehicle) and put it to the ultimate test as it drops from 25 feet in the air. You can Register here, Click here to download Egg Drop Competition rules. 

  • When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 through Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Where: Discovery Cube OC, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA  92705
  • Cost: Adults $17.95, Children (3-14) $14.95,  Children (2 and under) FREE, Senior (62+) $12.95, Discovery Members are FREE

All events and timelines are subject to change without notice. Images and information from Discovery Cube.