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Glendale has something for everyone. Shopping, hiking, theatre, robots and more! Here is a list of nine family-friendly things to do in Glendale.
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The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
This outdoor shopping center has no shortage of kid-friendly activities. Each Tuesday, from 11:00 am to 1:00, bring the little ones for a free “Kids Club” featuring live performances. There’s also the dancing fountain, a trolley ride, a movie theater, shopping, dining, and more.
1621 Canada Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208
Verdugo Park may be able to make every kid happy. Here you’ll find a basketball court, a ball field, a skate park, and a children’s play area. Verdugo Park also has many picnic areas as well as lots of open green spaces.
216 N. Brand Ave., Glendale, CA 91203
This historic landmark has been serving Glendale since 1925. Currently, the Alex hosts a variety of performances including music, dance, comedy, theatre, film screenings, special events, and more.
1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201
Brand Park is a 31-acre park featuring hiking trails, picnic areas, a children’s playground, biking trails, and basketball courts. You’ll also find the Brand Library and Art Center, which houses over 110,000 items as well offering a variety of special events throughout the year.
100 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91210
This large, indoor shopping center also offers ways to keep kids entertained and happy. You’ll find a Children’s Play Area when the kids need to run around and let off some steam. In addition to the variety of shops and restaurants, you’ll also find “Giggles N’ Hugs,” a combination restaurant and play space.
1800 S. Brand Blvd. #101, Glendale, CA 91204
If you’ve got kids who are often asking “How does this work?” and “Why did that happen,” Rolling Robots may be the place for them. Different workshops are offered at differed levels, introducing kids to concepts such as circuitry, electricity, magnetism, and more. Workshops are held after-school and/or on weekends. Rolling Robots also serves as a unique venue for a special, hands-on birthday party experience.
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym
413 S. Central Ave. Unit E, Glendale, CA 91204
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an indoor play place for all kids. Here you’ll find kids being kids — climbing, swinging, playing, having fun. You’ll find kids who may be on the autism spectrum playing alongside their siblings and friends in a safe, welcoming environment. Kids will enjoy a zip line, tunnels, trampolines, and more. We Rock the Spectrum offers classes, parties, and open play sessions as well.
Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange St., Glendale, CA 91203
The Glendale Centre Theatre has been a family business for more than sixty years. The theatre is home to live theatrical performances and can also be booked as a venue for your child’s next birthday party. The 2016 schedule includes favorites such as My Fair Lady and the family favorite The Wizard of Oz.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
3429 Markridge Road, Glendale, CA
Named after former California governor George Deukmejian, the Deukmejian Wilderness Park encompasses 700 acres. Families can enjoy hiking trails as well as mountain biking. Different trails are longer than others and some are geared more towards experienced hikers than others. Many offer the opportunity to view native plants and stunning views.
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