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Fall Activities for Kids and Families in Orange County

Fall Activities for Kids in Orange County
Just like that, the sweater weather has arrived in Orange County. Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids? Well, look no further! Here is a list of activities for kids and families this season.
Now – October 31st, 2021
Pumpkins, petting zoo, pony rides, and so much more! Zoomars at River Street Ranch is the perfect setting for a good, old-fashioned day!
Now – October 31st, 2021
Roger’s Gardens Presents…Halloween Boutique Opening ‘Cabinet of Curiosities!’ Experience the thrill of classic horrors are you explore the rooms of our eerie and unusual house. Discover cabinets overflowing with unusual artifacts, and decadent decor with a twist!
Now – October 31st, 2021
Halloween at Disneyland is a great time of the year to visit! The amusement park includes Halloween themes, Halloween desserts, and entertainment. Disney California Adventure also hosts a yearly Disneyland Halloween party, called Oogie Boogie Bash, which is a special ticketed event that allows guests to meet rare characters, enjoy special Halloween entertainment, and enjoy the park with lower ride times.
October 17th – 18th and October 24th – 25th, 2021
Boo at the Zoo! You’ll discover the “merry, not scary” decorations along the way, making this an activity the whole family can enjoy together, wearing family-friendly costumes and collecting goody bags for each child on the way out!
October 20th, 2021
A free community event and celebration of our dogs! Many dog organizations and vendors with amazing dog toys and treats will be there. Dog and owners parade, free face painting, and children’s activities!
October 22nd, 2021
Announcing an out-of-this-world event presented by the Orange County Children’s Book Festival. Launching the first S.T.E.A.M. Race to Space Reading Challenge! Rocket over to to learn more!
October 22nd – 24th, 2021
Haunted Trails is back again for another year of terrifying thrills! You are invited to join on the trail for three memorable nights that are sure to haunt your dreams. Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
November 20th – 21st, 2021
A fun surf competition where men, women, and children dress like Santa or other holiday-inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing!
Thanksgiving Day
Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving meal calories by running or walking a 5K, 10K, Combo 15K, or Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Registration includes a race t-shirt, finisher medal, bib with timing, and virtual goody bag.
So many of these events create fun Fall traditions for families! What are some of your favorite traditions?