This weekend is your chance to change things up. Feed a porcupine, Zoom with a monkey, go for a bike ride, pick your own strawberries and more fun await around town (and at home). Read on for all the safe, socially distanced ways to keep kids entertained.

Ride On!
From the beach to Burbank, discover all the car-free bike paths now open in LA for a socially distanced ride. Finally kids can feel the wind in their hair, practice their pedaling and enjoy a change of scenery.  All the details.

Enjoy Some Garden Variety
Descanso, The Arboretum and more of our favorite botanical and community gardens have recently opened. Take some time to stop and smell the roses (and everything else in bloom) at these magical spots. All the details.

Pick Your Own Strawberries
Head to Underwood Family Farms or one of the other two nearby farms now open for socially distanced pick-your-own fun. While rides and other activities are closed, you can still grab a wagon and load up on all the fresh fruits and veggies. All the details.

Take a Zoofari Tour
Feed a giraffe or porcupine or touch an armadillo at the Wildlife Learning Center, now open for private tours of up to eight quarantining-together family members.All the details.

Monkey Around
Let one of the critters from animal sanctuary Animal Tracks Inc. crash your next online hangout. (The sanctuary is home to primates, foxes, opossum, pot-bellied pigs and more.) The animals can make an appearance at a birthday party, family catch-up or just a one-on-one visit. All the details.

Upgrade Your Own Backyard
Discover easy DIY ideas that will turn your ho-hum backyard into a kid-friendly oasis of fun. Get the kids involved in building a gnome home, setting up the Giant Jenga, outfitting a mud kitchen and more.All the details.

Netflix & Chill
Check out everything new and kid-friendly on Netflix in June. From Pokemon Journeys to Rhyme Time Town (for ages 3 and up), there’s sure to be something for everyone. All the details.

–Shannan Rouss

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