Kids Activities in La Canada Flintridge


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At Caterpillar Kids Place, little ones tumble and explore with arts and crafts, music, and other children in an eco-friendly playground. Wee ones scoot around the play area on riding toys, soon reaching a bounce house where they safely jump skyward. Building blocks improve spatial awareness and expressive prowess, an array of costumes fosters method acting for King Lear ?themed make-believe sessions, and puppets and instruments inspire impromptu plays. While tykes go nuts, parents relax in Caterpillar Kids Place's onsite lounge with complimentary coffee, WiFi access, and an audiobook archive of Cosmopolitan quizzes.
965 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge,
CA
US
The lure of a serene, calming environment beckons city dwellers to make the 15-minute trek from Los Angeles to Cherokee Ranch, a horsemanship facility overseen by highly-trained instructors. In a beautiful setting, Cherokee ranch offers riding lessons for individuals and small groups of every level, illuminating the subtleties of the English and Western riding disciplines. Students enjoy decades of proven training experience with the well-mannered and well-trained horses creating the ultimate equine connection.
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Sunland,
CA
US
Bowling isn’t just a hobby at 300 New York—it’s a vibrant social experience worthy of luxurious flourishes. That’s why cushioned lounge seats flank each of the 32 mood-lit lanes in the main concourse area. Each of these lanes faces a large screen that flashes music videos and tutorials on how to remove stuck fingers from bowling balls. Up in The Loft, bowlers can lounge and take in views of the concourse while sipping cocktails from the full-service bar. A dedicated wait staff connects them to offerings from the onsite bar and restaurant—an eatery known for serving dishes from executive chef Chad Bowser’s menu. Some of Chad’s creations include two-bite chicken or beef sliders and hand-battered fried calamari that can be paired with anything from beer to specialty martinis.
3545 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US
Dr. Adalbert and Eva Fenyes’s 1906 Beaux-Arts mansion served as a haven and gathering place for local musicians, artists, writers, and scientists for decades. In 1970, in an effort to ensure this salon atmosphere would live on, their descendants transferred the family mansion, its gardens, and scores of original furnishings and artwork to the Pasadena Museum of History. Today, the more than 85-year-old museum fills the Fenyes Estate with tours, exhibits, and a range of events as part of its mission to preserve and display Pasadena's history and culture. Docents lead tours through the rooms of the National and California Historic Landmark mansion, which once served as the Finnish Consulate. (Nearby, the Finnish Folk Art Museum resides in the estate’s former sauna and guesthouse.) The history experts also conduct regular spotlight tours of specific collections that embody local high-society life at the turn of the 20th century. In the History Center Galleries, the staff curates rotating exhibits on local history. Outside, visitors can wander the verdant landscaped gardens that separate the History Center Galleries from the Finnish Folk Art Museum and prevent staff members from reaching each other with volleys of water balloons.
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena,
CA
US
What was once the personal collection of Pasadena residents Bob and Arlene Oltman is now a three-story institution with more than 10,000 square feet of gallery space. The Pasadena Museum of California Art features art, architecture, and design from all over the state and aims to explore cultural issues that are unique to California.
490 E Union St
Pasadena,
CA
US
In America's melting pot of delicious cultures, Asians and Pacific Islanders would most likely be the bay leaf, the crucial ingredient that gives the recipe its robust flavor. Pacific Asia Museum, which first opened its doors in 1971, is dedicated to the multi-layered cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Its collection contains more than 15,000 pieces of historical art dating back more than 4,000 years. Learn about vital Asian history through current exhibits such as Japan in Blue and White, which explores how the use of blue pigment on white ceramics, textiles, and woodblock prints was first used for practical reasons but soon became a distinctively Japanese art style. Permanent collections include more than 800 Japanese, Chinese, and Pacific Island graphic-art prints motivated by culture, politics, religion, and scenes from Ghost Busters.
46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US
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