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Top 10 Family Activities To Do In Anaheim, CA

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Planning a family vacation can be a struggle. From trying to coordinate schedules to looking for activities that will entertain the whole family, we know family vacations can be anything but relaxing. That’s why we’ve pulled together this list of the top 10 family activities in and around Anaheim, California, so you can enjoy a fun day in the sun, without stressing about the ins and outs of your vacation. 

From the classic Disneyland adventure to a relaxing dinner at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, you’re sure to find something for everyone on this list! 

Top 10 Anaheim Family Activities at a Glance

  • Disneyland
  • Disney California Adventure
  • LA Tour
  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Adventure City
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Camelot Golfland
  • Cross Roads Escape Games
  • Knott’s Berry Farm


Best Family Activities in and near Anaheim, California

  1. Disneyland

If you’re heading to Anaheim, Disneyland is undoubtedly on your bucket list. Not only is this a must-visit location for anyone with kids, but with the addition of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experience, now is a great time to visit this classic theme park. 

Of course, just because there are new attractions doesn’t mean your old favorites aren’t still front and center. Visitors can still experience Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World, and more, but the park hasn’t stopped growing since it opened in 1955, meaning there’s plenty for kids of all ages to explore, and some extra for parents, too. 

Plus, with park hopper passes, you can jump over to Disney California Adventure for a little extra fun. 


  1. Disney California Adventure

This 2001 park used to be a parking lot for Disney Land, but you’d never guess that looking at it today. Not only can you easily hop between parks with a Disney Park Hopper ticket, but Disney California Adventure is perfect for younger kids. Cars Land, based on the Disney hit movie Cars, is a big hit with younger children, and of course, with the more extreme rides like Incedicoaster also on the menu, there’s plenty here for the whole family to enjoy. 

Plus, if you’re looking for incredible fun without the price of a Park Hopper ticket, Downtown Disney is right nearby, allowing you to explore the shops without having to corral everyone through a busy theme park.


  1. Los Angeles Tour

If the idea of driving around Los Angeles with the current price of gas has you balking, you’ll want to check out Best Coast Tours Los Angeles Tour. Not only can we pick you up in our air-conditioned van, but customizable pickup locations mean you can jump right onto the tour from your hotel without worrying about herding the whole family across LA. 

Our tours are guided by locals, meaning you’ll learn some of the best-kept secrets of LA while exploring the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Hills, Wald Disney Concert Hall, and more! Don’t forget to snap a pic of the Hollywood Sign during your tour. 


  1. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

If you’re looking for something active to do with the family, the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is right up your alley. With a warped wall climb, free climb, free jump, and more, this is the perfect stop for anyone with active kids. 

Not only will this help your family burn off extra energy, but with so many different activities available, there’s sure to be something for the whole family. Plus, you can always sit off to the side and relax while your kids burn through that excess energy. Trust us, they’re sure to sleep well after a day of active fun here. 


  1. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Who doesn’t love dinner and a show? Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a classic California experience and is perfect for anyone looking to get into character and cheer on their favorite jousters. Children of all ages love watching the Medieval reenactment, especially kids in their princess phase. There are plenty of photo opportunities available here, and the food is divine. 


  1. Adventure City

Adventure City offers the classic theme park experience, with a train you can ride around as well as a classic carousel. This park is much calmer than Disneyland, and is popular with families with younger children, though there are plenty of action-packed rides to keep the attention of any thrill-seekers in your family. 


  1. Great Wolf Lodge

Who can say no to a water park, especially when faced with the sweltering California heat? Great Wolf Lodge offers incredible water slides, as well as a full pool and lodging options on-site. For those looking to stay dry, the inside of this lodge is stunning and sure to leave you with plenty of memories of your family vacation in Anaheim. 


  1. Camelot Golfland

Camelot Golfland offers mini-golf, arcade games, go-karting, and more. This family events center is a blast and is located conveniently in Anaheim, CA, meaning you can drive over from your hotel room with no issue. Laser tag is also on offer, and with food available on location, you can play the day away without worrying about traveling anywhere else. 


  1. Cross Roads Escape Games

If you’ve ever wanted to try an escape room, Cross Roads Escape Games is one of the top-rated escape games around. Solve puzzles as a family, and experience the wacky and wild escape rooms available at this Anaheim entertainment location. While this activity is better done with older children, it’s sure to get the brain juices flowing and bring you closer as a family. 


  1. Knott’s Berry Farm

While the name of this one sounds like a farmer’s market, Knott’s Berry Farm is a theme park and is one of California’s original theme parks. With massive roller coasters, a stunning ghost town, a High Sierras adventure, and more, this theme park is sure to be a hit with the entire family.