The city of Corona was founded in 1886 and was once known as the “Lemon Capital of the World.” While Corona may no longer be well known for its agriculture, the city does offer a number of family-friendly attractions and activities.
Updated for 2023
Fun Things to Do in Corona with Kids
Corona Heritage Park and Museum
510 W. Foothill Pkwy., Corona, CA 92882
The Corona Heritage Park and Museum is the perfect place for families to visit to get a sense of the history of Corona. The Park and Museum is on the site of the former Corona Foothill Lemon Company which was established back in 1911 and became the largest lemon ranch in California.
Today, families can explore this 5-acre site including the 10,000-square-foot Corona Heritage Museum which is filled with local artifacts including photos, antiques, period clothing, and much more. The Museum is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and offers free admission. A gift shop is on-site as well.
1594 E. Bentley Dr., Corona, CA 92879
Get ready for fun at K1 Speed! There are adult karts (58” minimum height required) and kids karts (must be at least 48” tall and 6 years of age). Kart races last approximately 10 minutes and utilize electric karts. Closed-toe shoes are required, and all drivers will be given a helmet to wear. Check the website before visiting for a list of upcoming events and to confirm the track’s availability.
Eagle Glen Golf Club
1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy., Corona, CA 92883
If you’re a golfing family or are interested in learning about the sport, then spend some time at Eagle Glen Golf Club. If you’re not quite ready to play a full round, check out Eagle Glen’s 330-yard, triple-tiered practice facility.
You’ll find a “driving range with seven practice target greens and a separate putting and chipping green with two bunkers.” Lessons are also available. And when you get hungry, enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, The Grille.
1250 Santana Way, Corona, CA 92881
Citrus Park is quite popular with local families because of its many amenities. At Citrus Park, there are so many opportunities for fun! Enjoy the playground, picnic area, soccer field, and baseball field, and if you visit on a warm day, take advantage of the splash pad. The Citrus Splash Zone is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm from May 1st to September 30th.
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2785 Cabot Dr., Ste. #145, Corona, CA 92883
iPlayology is a popular indoor children’s playground, designed for children ages 1 to 10 years old. Kids can have fun bouncing, jumping, sliding, running, and climbing in this 7,600-square-foot facility. The site is a popular venue for birthday parties so be sure to check ahead before visiting to ensure that the facility is open for play when you wish to visit. Families praise the friendly staff, fair prices, and cleanliness at iPlayology.
The Shops at Dos Lagos
2780 Cabot Dr., Corona, CA 92883
There’s something for every member of the family at The Shops at Dos Lagos. The Shops at Dos Lagos are “located on the historical site of the Temescal Tin Mines and the Butterfield Stage Coach Route.” The Shops are rather picturesque, overlooking two lakes, and feature an outdoor amphitheater where concerts are performed.
Special events are planned throughout the year, including Easter Bunny Photos, Mother’s Day Activities, and a Father’s Day Car Show. A variety of shops and restaurants are found here, including iPlayology, T.G.I. Friday’s, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, the Dos Lagos Luxury Theatres, and more.
Corona Public Library
650 S. Main St., Corona, CA 92882
Within the 62,300-square-foot Corona Public Library, families will find much to explore, read, and learn about. Several different story times are offered during the week (including a toddler storytime, a little one’s storytime, and a preschool storytime) as well as a variety of other special events.
While you’re at the library, be sure to visit the Heritage Room, where families can learn about Corona’s history through artifacts, letters, photos, and more. The Heritage Room has limited hours. The library is closed on Sundays.
El Cerrito Sports Park
7500 El Cerrito Dr., Corona, CA 92881
You won’t run out of things to do at El Cerrito Sports Park. This 26-acre park features a basketball court, soccer field, tennis courts, softball field, playground, picnic area, and barbecue. Pack up your family’s picnic and park gear and prepare to spend a good portion of the day here.
Crossings at Corona
2470 Tuscany St., Corona, CA 92881
You can do it all at Crossings at Corona. See a movie at Edwards Stadium 18 Theatre. Do some shopping at family-friendly stores such as Barnes and Noble, GameStop, Kohl’s, Target, and more. And when you’re hungry, everyone in the family can find something they’ll enjoy. Selections include Panera Bread, Chili’s, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Rock & Brews Restaurant, to name a few. And don’t forget to spend some time enjoying the large fountain!
Romp-O-Rama Indoor Adventureland
4300 Green River Rd., Ste. 109B, Corona, CA 92878
The kids may not want to leave once they spend some time at Romp-O-Rama. While Romp-O-Rama is a popular birthday party venue, children will enjoy the many opportunities for creative play and imagination there. Children can explore the “main playground,” the “ball blaster arena,” the “town center and dining area,” and the “trampoline areas.” Parents will appreciate the comfortable parent lounge.
A variety of enrichment classes are offered as well. Snacks — like pretzels, hot dogs, and chicken tenders — and refreshments are available on-site as well. This sock-only facility is free for children 12 months and under. Details on hours and admission prices are available online.
Skull Canyon Zipline
13540 Temescal Canyon Rd., Corona, CA 92883
For adventurous families with older kids, be sure to check out Skull Canyon Zipline. Families can select from different “zipline eco courses on 160 acres of natural undisturbed mountainous terrain,” though the Original Zipline Course is the most popular with families. It features a 10-minute hike, 6 ziplines, is 80 feet above the ground, and has a weight requirement of 60 to 250 pounds.
Skull Canyon Ziplines also has its own “Hands-Free Patented Braking System that allows guests to enjoy the Ziplines” without worrying about braking themselves. Advance reservations are required.
Corona Farmer’s Market
480 Corona Mall, Corona, CA 92879
Families can enjoy the Corona Farmer’s Market each Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Browse and shop from the vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, eggs, honey, and more. The Farmer’s Market happens rain or shine!
2850 Ridgeline Dr., Corona, CA 92882
Pack a picnic and enough gear to last for hours of fun at Ridgeline Park. Spread out over 5.01 miles, families will find a softball field, barbecues, picnic areas, and a splash pad. There is lots of open space; it’s a great place to play games such as tag, catch, and Frisbee.
DAB Escape Rooms
1655 E. 6th St., Ste. A1, Corona, CA 92879
Break away from the every day by taking your kids to one of the escape rooms at DAB Escape Rooms in Corona. They have a variety of differently themed rooms to choose from, each with its own puzzles and challenges designed to encourage participants to work together and think outside the box. Teams who enter a room will have one hour to solve the clues and escape the room. Is your team up to the challenge?
Over the Moon Escape Rooms
1307 W. 6th St., Unit 109, Corona, CA 92882
If your family enjoys mental challenges, test them by playing an escape game at Over the Moon Escape Rooms. They will need to work together and problem-solve to beat the 60-minute timer and get out of the room. Check the website for hours and further details.
Hotels You Can Stay at Near Corona
- Everhome Suites Corona, 1961 Foothill Pkwy., Corona, CA 92881
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corona, an IHG Hotel, 1550 Circle City Dr., Corona, CA 92879
- Residence Inn by Marriott Corona Riverside, 1015 Montecito Dr., Corona, CA 92879
Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).
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