With the school year quickly nearing its end, parents in and around Corona, CA might find themselves with their hands in their hair, wondering how they’re going to entertain their kids during the summer. Keeping kids indoors is asking for trouble, because boredom will surely arise. Whether you are up for daily outings, or whether you’re obligated to work and need alternative care for your child, there are various things you can do to ensure all parties are happy.
280 Teller Street, Corona, CA 92879 – Ph: 951-520-8900
Kidspark is the go-to spot for kids with working parents. During the school year, this socks-only facility has a morning preschool program, but after the school year ends, the program is replaced with a summer program that includes games, interactive activities and craft making. Each week there’s a theme, which can include ‘Beach Week’, ‘Pirates Week’ or ‘Space Week’. You can drop off kids up to age 12 off as early as 8:30 am (Mon – Thur) and pick him up as late as 8 pm, and on Fridays and Saturday the facility stays open till midnight. The staff is well-trained and professional, and although there are full-day and week rates, hourly rates are $8.00. Discounts apply for multiple kids.
All American Karate
405 Corona Mall, Corona, CA 92879 – Ph: 951-736-0635
If you think your child is up for it, some karate lessons at karate camp might be the thing for you. All American Karate School ran by Sensei John Lipari opens their summer karate camp from June 2 until August 1. Kids ages 5 and up can participate in the camp, and if you’re not sure whether your child will like it, have him try it for a day. Daily campers pay $20, while weekly campers pay $80. If you’re new to the school, the first of the weekly classes will cost $99, which provides you with your uniform. Games are played during the camp, and campers get to participate in the classes that are taught. Kids must bring their own lunch and snack every day, except for Fridays when they can enjoy a pizza party.
7698 Eucalyptus Ave, Ontario, CA 91762 – Ph: 909-393-2936
For parents who are just looking to do daily outings with their kids, Amy’s Farm in Ontario might be an option. In addition to growing vegetables, this family-owned, working farm is also home to an abundance of farm animals, ranging from chickens, goats, horses, cows and pigs. For $10 per person, you can book a tour of the farm, during which kids off all ages get to see and interact with the animals. Whether it’s milking a cow, taking pictures with a horse, or petting a goat, you can do it at Amy’s Farm. The farm is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
42081 Main St, Temecula, CA 92590 – Ph: 951-308-6376
For an interactive, educational experience, Pennypickle’s Workshop in Temecula won’t disappoint. This award-winning children’s museum is actually the house of professor Phineas T. Pennypickle, Ph.D. As you can imagine, the home of the professor contains many objects and crafts with buttons and wheels that make for in interactive experience. Kids can try to figure out the maze that’s present in the house, they can explore a hot-air balloon, and play the professor’s magical piano. In addition to being a fun experience, the visit won’t break the bank, because at $5 per person admission to the museum is affordable. The opening hours for the museum vary, so call beforehand.
All American Karate: Calender of Events
Amy’s Farm: The True Farm Experience
Pennypickle’s Workshop: I am Happy You Are Here