Kids play stations by the beach VisitVeniceCa June 11, 2015 Attractions, Community, Family, Featured Event, Neighborhood Hotspots, Physical Activities Thing to do: Let the kids’ run free at the outdoor kid’s play stations by the beach. Venice Recreation and Parks offers two play stations with swings and slides. Play Station One: Right beside the Venice Recreation and Parks office. Parking: 2100 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291. Play Station Two: On the beach at Rose Ave and the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Parking: 300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Ca. 90291. ADDITIONAL THINGS TO DO AND SEE WITH THE KIDS! Hang out at Venice beach! Splash around or body surf the waves for family fun! Shell and rock hunting on the beach is always fun. Enjoy a Venice Boardwalk performance! Have a family fun day at Venice Beach Recreation and Parks – Outdoor Muscle Beach Gym, also known as the sand pit has rings, balance bars, climbing ropes and balance beams. Good times for the kids. Ride or skate the bike path. The bike path that runs along the sand in Venice is 17 miles long and extends from Palos Verdes through Pacific Palisades, with a brief in-land detour. Its smooth concrete surface is great for bicycles, roller skates and skateboards alike. Have another beach day at Mother’s Beach! Swimming (no surf), Children’s playground, Picnic Tables, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Free boat launch for hand-carried boats, Restaurants, Hotels, Restrooms, Showers Venice Recreation and Parks has two play stations with swings and slides, skate park, sand pit, basketball and more! Park one: Right beside the Venice Recreation and Parks office. Park two: On the beach at Rose Ave and the Venice Beach Boardwalk (Oceanfront Walk) Kid’s Sing Along at the Cow’s End Cafe (by the Venice Pier). Free Children’s Music Class Mon. & Thurs. from 10:30am~11:15am. A different kids music artist leads a fun sing-along great for ages 0-3. Admission is free, but tips are encouraged. Please no outside coffee or food, unless it’s for your child. Music in the Garden Concert Series – Ecole Claire Fontaine hosts Music in the Garden every first Saturday of the month. Event features local musician or band followed by a drum circle. Kids and families welcome! Bring your drum and join the circle!Performance is 1/2 hr 10:15-11:30am….drum about 20-25 min depending on the participation of the children. Have the kids sprint down the Venice Pier for breath taking views! Toddler story time every Wednesday and Thursdays at the Venice Library (for ages 0-36 months). Join us for stories, music, laughs and more (for ages 0-36 months) every WEDNESDAYS at 11:30am & THURSDAYS at 3:30pm. Spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier! The Santa Monica Pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with a large Ferris wheel. It also has a carousel from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, a pub, and restaurants. The end of the pier is a popular location for anglers. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium: The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is Heal the Bay’s public marine-education center The family-friendly interactive facility is home to more than 100 species of marine animals and plants – all found in the Santa Monica Bay. Kids Venice Basketball League and summer camp. Every Sunday starting June 7th, 2015 Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL) uses basketball as a catalyst to create a safe environment for youth around the globe, promoting healthy diets, leadership, exercise, and sustainable living. For more info, visit: www.veniceball.com Click here for more family friendly activities!