SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 2/8-2/12/2016

This is this kind of weather that makes Southern California so expensive to live in! Clear blue skies without a cloud in sight with cool breezes on your skin, which make even the most strenuous of activities all the more enjoyable . . . it feels like spring is just around the corner. Take advantage of these sunny days by doing outdoor activities your kids will enjoy.


2/8, Gardens – Visit Southern California Montane Botanic Garden in Oak Glen from 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. Admission is free. This huge garden sits on 220 beautiful acres. The Botanic Garden features wetlands, ponds, oak woodland, conifer forest, grasslands and more, and there are many native species and animals to catch your eye. Be sure to follow the garden on Facebook if you want to RSVP to some their fun, outdoor children’s classes. 



2/9, Ziplining – Skull Canyon Zipline in Corona. Reservations are required, so please click here to book in advance. Prices depend on which adventure package you choose. They have an exciting adventure that will fit your thrill level, which are a Thrill Run, Original Course, Extreme Course or Monster Course. Get ready to see the beautiful hills of Corona a way you’ve never seen them before!


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2/10, Botanic Garden – Explore the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden In Claremont. The garden is openly daily from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Admission ranges from $4 to $8, and children under three and members are admitted free. As the largest botanic garden that is dedicated to native plants of California, this living museum is a beautiful outdoor place to adventure with the family. Find out more about our trip to the garden by clicking here



2/11, Hiking – Hike Skyline Drive in Corona. Although we do not recommend trying to hike all 11.4 miles of the moderate trail with your children in tow, there are easier trail options for kids who want to explore the great outdoors. Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen, and if you bring your furry friends, they must remain on leashes.

2/11, Outdoor Sport – Disc Golf at Prado Regional Park in Chino from 7:30a.m. to 5p.m. Admission for one vehicle is $8, or admission is $3 per pedestrian. You can play up to 18 holes of disc golf, which is similar to regular golf except with a flying disc instead of golf clubs and balls. It’s great exercise and even greater fun for participants of all ages. 


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2/12, Playground & Garden – Learn to Conserve Water at Chino Basin Water Conservation District in Montclair from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Garden is free and open to the public. There is no time that’s more important to focus on conserving water in Southern California than now! Bring your kids to this interactive playground and garden for water conserving fun and education, and they’ll leave with an interactive experience to motivate your family to effortlessly help with California’s drought. 

2/12, Mini Golf – Outdoor Mini Golf at Castle Park in Riverside. This family fun center has four 18-hole mini golf courses that will help you test our your putting skills. Whether or not you’re the competitive type, this outdoor activity is a great family bonding experience. There are various ride and attraction packages to choose from, prices vary.


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