Trampoline parks are not new in Orange County, and they are popular for birthday parties among the children. After been to several, I’ve noticed they’re all similar but have differences too. They all want to be family-friendly, accommodate play dates for small children, host teen nights and fundraiser nights for local schools, and they all want to be everyone’s birthday destination. Let’s take a look at Big Air Trampoline Park in Laguna Hills for example. I believe they were the first ones to open a trampoline park in Orange County. I’m not talking indoor bouncy houses but trampolines. I remember when they first opened in 2013, it was new and … READ MORE >>
Advertisement. The circus is coming back! Soon you will see the Big Top in the parking lots of MainPlace Mall and Laguna Hills Mall. CIRCUS VARGAS, best known for their animal-free production, will debut their latest new production tour “Dreaming of Pirates!” in Orange County May 31st through June 17th. Get ready to witness the impossible as you go on a fantastic voyage of non-stop action and adventure. This family-friendly show has it all with death-defying acrobats, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, clowns, motorcycles, and more! Circus Vargas’ Dreaming of Pirates… A true circus treasure! Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create … READ MORE >>
We’re so lucky there are lots of fun pumpkin patches around Orange County to enjoy this time of year. I want to add another to that list – Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm at Laguna Hills Mall. They started out as a pick-up load of pumpkins in 1978 and has grown to what it is today – a destination to celebrate the season! There are several rides for children, a petting zoo, pony rides, game booths, lots of photo ops, pumpkins and more! Admission is free as well as parking, and, on the weekends, there is a puppet show. The area is enclosed with one entrance and one exit. We were there mostly during the day with an abundance of natural lighting, but in the evening, it is also well lit and lively. We were also invited to experience their Fundraiser Wristband Passes which included unlimited rides and petting zoo on select school fundraiser nights. More on this below!
The family owned and operated, Stefano’s Restaurant, has a second location in Laguna Hills! Known for their Golden Baked Hams, Stefano’s menu offers paninis, signature salads, wraps, specialty sandwiches, hot sandwiches, and more! Everything that we tried was delicious. My husband is a huge sandwich guy and he was super impressed. Currently only available at the Laguna Hills location is a breakfast menu. Their Sourdough Waffles with Crown Maple Syrup and Kerry Gold Butter were light, airy, and super yummy. The three panini’s we tried were so good. Like it spicy? Their Bur-Gini includes ground Kobe beef. They serve it with roasted garlic and jalapeno cream cheese, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, … READ MORE >>
Did you know that Laguna Hills has a unique sensory gym for children called We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym (WRTS)? Lisa had her twin’s birthday party there recently, and she wrote all about it below! The place is smaller and quieter than most kids’ entertainment venues. But it was the perfect size for our kids. I loved that it is super clean and not loud. They have a great trampoline, zip line and amazing OT (Occupational Therapy) equipment. Everything is laid out so well for our sensory seeking kids. There is also an arts and crafts section, a dress up area, and a play kitchen. They even have a … READ MORE >>