It’s a bird, it’s a plane…wait, it’s actually your kiddo squealing with delight as they hold on tight to a zip line. Whether they’re pretending to be Tinkerbell or Superman, there’s no doubt kids love the thrill of flying through the air. These outdoor and indoor play areas across LA offer your little ones the chance to do just that.
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We Rock The Spectrum
Your kids will definitely get a work out at this fun indoor gym that features a zip line, trampoline and all sorts of equipment for climbing, running and jumping. We love this unique gym that caters to children with autism and special needs creating a safe and warm environment where they can play and strengthen their muscles.
There are multiple location across Los Angeles. Check the website for details.
photo credit: Mia McNiece
Any parent who has attended a My Gym class knows the staff think of more activities than one could possibly imagine to keep kids entertained. But the clear favorite in almost every class is the zip line. Little eyes light up with excitement as a line quickly forms to take a turn. This is great zip line for those trying it for the first time because an instructor is there to support your little one as they cruise through the air. For those really young ones, there is even a little airplane they can sit so they feel extra secure on their ride.
There are multiple locations across Los Angeles. Check the website for details.
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This facility takes the zip lining experience to a whole new level. The fun starts 20 feet in the air on the ropes course, which features four unique obstacle courses. For the older adventurers, there are two 35-foot outdoor rock walls with more than 1,630 square feet of climbing area. The play structure for the younger ones is also packed with tunnels, slides, zip lines and ball pits. Your kids will have a blast and will definitely be ready for nap time when you leave. (Keep in mind, the big ropes course is for bigger kids and you must be 8 or older to take part.)
1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach
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kidZone – West Hills
Kids won’t know what to swing on first! Here they have the option of not only a zip line but swings and ropes as well. The zip line offers a nice cushion to sit on so it’s not quite as strenuous on the arms. Plus, there are tons of other more subdued activities for kids to enjoy if they need a little rest after all the flying fun such as arts and crafts, puzzles, books and costumes.
6729 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills
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For a great outdoor option, Santa Monica’s Douglas Park offers younger kids a chance to get their feet off the ground with a smaller size zip line. You’ll have to lift them up to reach but with two handles to hold on to they should be able to move swiftly across. The park’s calm scenery with a large grass area, walking paths and a pond with ducks and turtles makes it a great place to spend the afternoon.
2439 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
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Malibu Bluffs Park
Not only does this park offer a zip line, but you can also enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean while your little ones frolic on the play structure. This six-acre community park is located at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. The playground is suitable for ages 2-12 so kids of all ages can partake in the zippy fun.
24250 Pacific Coast Highway., Malibu
— Mia McNiece
Where do you go to give the kids an aerial thrill? Let us know in the comment section!