Seeing that we are blessed with sunshine nearly year-round, finding kids outdoor activities is probably at the top of your list. Outdoor games, family activities – anything that gets you out & exploring “the great outdoors…” Luckily, we have an incredible number of parks & other outdoor spaces to hike & explore thanks to OC Parks. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out some of the amazing activities & events happening at our very own regional, wilderness & historical parks & zoo, happening nearly daily! Story times, nature walks, even mountain bike ride – OC Parks does it all! This month, though, they have some very special events happening that you’ll definitely want to take note of…

Kids Outdoor Activities

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Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center {Springtime Soiree’}

Wednesday, April 13th (from 10:30am – 11:30pm) celebrate spring at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Discover how our local Orange County plants & animals celebrate this season of renewal through activities, habitat restoration planting and a nature walk. Then, create a special spring themed craft to take home.

This program is specially geared towards children ages 2-8, but everyone is welcome. The cost is $5 per student (parking is free). To register, call (949)923-2275 or email:

Heritage Hill Historical Park {Art in the Park}

Saturday, April 16th (from 10am – 2pm), bring your children to watch artists paint scenes throughout Heritage Hill Historical Park. Then, help them get started on a masterpiece of their own! Artists from the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute will be on hand offering FREE art lessons and demonstrating beginning art concepts for children of all ages. Plus, Heritage Hill will provide the art supplies! The event is FREE, parking is FREE – everything is FREE!

Caspers Wilderness Park {Adventure Day}

Saturday, April 16th (from 10am – 3pm) is a family-oriented, fun-filled event happening at Caspers Wilderness Park. Musical entertainment, natural history tours, arts and crafts, wildlife exhibits, games & food. There will be wildlife-inspired games of ring-toss, cowboy lasso, a scavenger hunt & storytelling. The event & parking are both FREE.

Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center {Earth Day}

Sunday, April 17th (from 10am – 4pm) celebrate Earth Day at the¬†Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Explore the natural resources and beauty of our fabulous planet. Family friendly activities include children’s crafts, environmental-themed exhibits, event scavenger hunt, science discovery booths and the always-fabulous Sharkmobile Touch Tanks. Explore Orange County’s watershed resources with Inside the Outdoors. In the theatre, join the City of Newport Beach Film Festival as they showcase their environmental film selections throughout the day. Electronic ¬†Waste will also be collected for recycling courtesy of eWaste. Perfect for all ages, both the event itself & parking are FREE.

xoxo, K