Happy New Years! It’s 2013 and are you ready for a great year ahead! Start the new year off right with the final weekend of ice skating at Fantasy on Ice. Explore history at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Or enjoy a host of fun activities in Orange County.

San Diego

Fantasy on Ice
Experience ice skating in the heart of San Diego! Benefits the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Fri. – Sun., 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Horton Circle, $12 kids, $14 adults, All ages. Event details.

North County

Families Make History
The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will continue to offer free history activities for families. The day features free hands-on experiences that highlight a certain era of San Dieguito history. The Museum’s exhibits will also be open during the activity times with docents to guide you through the history of San Dieguito. Sat. – Sun., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Fun at Bowers Kidseum
Bowers Kidseum offers multi-faceted art and cultural educational experiences for kids, families, and the community. Kidseum is dedicated to providing children a fun environment where imagination and creativity are not only encouraged, but nurtured. Fri., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Bowers Kidseum, $6 kids and adults; kids under 2 are free. All ages. Event details.

Bounce Boot Camp
Bounce Boot Camp is the first company in the world that combines the invigorating fun of inflatable obstacle courses, castles, and slides in to a fitness and educational program for kids. Sat., 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Christ Lutheran Church & School, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.

Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Discovery Science Center, Adults $14.95, Kids $12.95, All ages. Event details.

Ocean Education Center
Enjoy ocean-themed exhibits, view hundreds of living ocean animals, and witness shark and jellyfish feedings. The Institute also offers many exciting programs for children. Sun., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Ocean Institute of Dana Point, $6.50 adults, $4.50 kids, Ages 4 – 12.  Event details.

Play With Clay
Not your average pottery painting studio; The Ceramics Studio offers hands-on clay experience not found anywhere else. Kids and Adults can drop-in and play with clay, paint original pottery pieces, or even take classes, including the pottery wheel, with expert instruction by a Master Ceramicist. Adults can even paint while the little ones (3 and up) hang out contently entertained watching movies in the Coyote Den Playhouse. Sun., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, The Ceramics Studio, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this week? Are you staying home relaxing or finding stuff to do oustide the house?

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of the Fantasy on Ice Facebook page.