It you haven’t noticed, it’s raining pouring outside. & Chances are, if your kids are in school, this is their first day of the winter break! Ay Carumba! Never fear! We have a list of rainy day activities that will keep you out of the house, totally entertained, & as long as you bring an umbrella – completely dry…

First rainy day option – the movies. But we realize just HOW expensive taking a herd of little ones to the movies can be – so here’s a list of $1ish Movie theaters in & around Orange County.

* Anaheim’s Brookhurst 4: 2299 W. Ball Rd., Anahiem, CA 92804. For movie listings go HERE. Matinees are $2 & evenings are $2.50.
* Anaheim Hill’s Cinema City: 5635 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills, CA. For movie listings go HERE. All shows BEFORE 12pm are $5, all show 12 – 6pm are $6 & ALL-DAY Tuesday all day & night shows are $5.

* Irvine’s Starplex Cinema: 4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604. For movie listings call (949)733-0980, or go HERE. All shows are $2, & all shows on Tuesdays are just $1.

* Huntington Beach’s Regency Theater: 7822 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647. For movie listing call (714)596-3456, or go HERE. All shows are just $3.

* La Mirada’s Starplex Cinema: 15296 Rosecrans Ave., La Mirada, CA 90638. For movie listings call (714)739-1010, or go HERE. All shows after are $2, & all shows on Tuesdays are just $1.

* Santa Ana’s Picture Show at Mainplace: 2800 N. Main St., Suite 999, Santa Ana, CA 92705. For Movie listings call (714)836-7469, or go HERE. Cost is $1.75 all day, & just $1 on Tuesdays.

Option number two for rainy day activities in Orange County? The bowling alley – definitely a source for hours of fun!

* Anaheim: 300 Anaheim

* Anaheim: Concourse Bowl

* Anaheim: Linbrook Bowling Center

* Fountain Valley: Fountain Bowl

* Fullerton: Carter Bowl

* Fullerton: Titan Lanes

* Garden Grove: Valley View Lanes

* Irvine: Irvine Lanes

* La Habra: La Habra 300 Bowl

* Lake Forest: Forest Lanes

* Mission Viejo: Saddleback Lanes

* Orange: Lucky Strike

* Tustin: Tustin Lanes

* Tustin: Strike Orange County

* Westminster: Westminster Lanes

* Yorba Linda: Yorba Linda Bowl

And finally, here’s a list of indoor play or bounce house options in Orange County. Some are open daily, others have specific “open play” hours & days, so be sure to check ‘em all out. But, if you need to get the kids out of the house & you want to find a spot that they can run wild & crazy, then we’ve got you covered…

* Aliso Viejo: Scooter’s Jungle

* Anaheim: Seascape Kids Fun

* Anaheim Hills: Pump it Up

* Fountain Valley: Frogg’s Bounce House

* Huntington Beach: BounceU

* Huntington Beach: Pump it Up

* Irvine: Pump it Up

* Lake Forest: Partyopolis

* Lake Forest: Pump it Up

* Mission Viejo: Jump ‘n Jammin

* Orange: BounceU

* Orange: Hullabaloo’s Partyhouse

* Placentia: Scooter’s Jungle

xoxo, K