Things To Do With Kids in Moreno Valley

In the midst of the Southern California Mountains lays Moreno Valley, a small town truncated by Box Spring Mountain to the North.This quiet suburb brings both adults and kids a slower lifestyle and close-knit community sheltered from the fast paces of nearby cities. With plenty of parks, restaurants, and shopping in town, Moreno Valley has plenty to see and do throughout the year. Next time you’re in town, plan your family itinerary with any of the following kids activities.

From hiking through the surrounding mountains to spending time at local eateries and shopping centers, Moreno Valley has something for everyone. Bring the kids along for lunch at Steer n’ Stein before watching a game at Morena Community Park. Here are the some other top things to do:

  • Gaze at the “C” and “M” on Box Spring Mountain
  • Spend the day playing at Shadow Mountain Park
  • Have a BBQ at Celebration Park
  • Admire the historic aircrafts at March Base Air Museum
  • Splash around at Castle Park

Looking for something do that will entertain both kids and parents? The Moreno Valley City Library has two locations and a healthy selection of picture books, DVDs, and audiobook suitable for all ages. Other family-friendly activities in Moreno Valley include:

  • Bringing your kid’s favorite furry friend to Hound Town dog park
  • Catching the latest blockbuster at Regency Towngate 8
  • Hiking in the South Hills Preserve
  • Trying spicy foods at Curry and Kabob
  • Seeing a performance at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Moreno Valley, as its name implies, is located in between a number of mountains. The next time you and the kids are in town, be sure to spend some time exploring the trails all along Hidden Springs Park and Terri Peak. Here are more top things to see in Moreno Valley:

  • The Vanguard Community Art Gallery showcases work by local artists
  • San Juanito Wildlife Area has 9,000 acres of wetlands
  • The University of California Riverside Botanical Gardens are just beyond the mountains
  • The Badlands are a mountain range to the east
  • Redlands Market Night sells local produce and goods

For those looking for somewhere to go with a group of friends, look no further than Moreno Valley. The town has plenty of places to eat, play, and hang out with all of your friends. Check out these top places to visit:

  • Watch the car and dirt bike races at Perris Auto Speedway
  • Make your own meal at Mongolian B.B.Q.
  • Play a pickup game at TownGate Memorial Park
  • Try a noodle dish at Rice and Spice Thai Cuisine
  • Go on a hiking quest at Box Spring Mountain Reserve Park

Does your child need a little extra stimulation? Moreno Valley has many museums and educational programs to teach children about culture and history. Bring your kids to visit these top-rated programs and exhibits:

  • Learn about locomotion at the Orange Empire Railway Museum
  • Understand the culture of native people at Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum
  • Stop by the mall branch of the Moreno Valley City Library
  • Check out the dinosaur exhibit at the Western Science Center
  • Get homework help at the Moreno Valley Regional Learning Center

Many stars have once called Moreno Valley home. If your children have a creative streak, consider signing them up to one of the many dance studios or music programs in town. Some of the top-rated programs include:

  • Signing up for summer camp with Moval Kid Zone
  • Getting a yellow belt with Daniel Taylor Karate Training
  • Preparing for an Olympic career at Realis Gymnastics Academy
  • Perfecting a pirouette at Victoria's Simply Dancing
  • Learning to read music at Family Music Schools

Not every fun thing to do in Moreno Valley is outdoors. There are a number of trampoline parks, laser tag areas, and shopping malls all around the city. Check out these other indoor games and activities for kids in Moreno Valley:

  • Moreno Valley Mall has a number of outlet stores
  • Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Wall offers fitness classes
  • Sky Zone in Riverside is great for practicing trampoline tricks
  • Mission Grove Theater plays all the new releases
  • Western Science Center is full of interactive and educational fun