Looking for fun activities to do with the kids during winter break? Check out Winter Wonderfest at Discovery Cube OC! Winter in Orange County is mild and on the warmer side, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t enjoy some legit winter fun right in their own backyard! Winter Wonderfest is back at the Discovery Cube Orange County (and LA!). We were invited to attend a press event to check out Winter Wonderfest on opening day (Dec. 17) and the kids LOVED every minute of it! The snow science, sledding and other holiday themed events runs through January 8th! And don’t worry if you don’t have the right snow clothes. The kids might get a little damp from playing in the snow but it is not necessary to buy special clothing or boots.
The only thing my boys wished they had had was gloves. And not the knit kind. All they wanted to do was dig around in the snow and make snowballs but they’re little hands froze! There is a cool science experiment and staff on hand to discuss how different materials protect your hands from the cold and transfer heat. And inside the main building you’ll find the Gingerbread Derby area and the Science of Gingerbread area where the kids can decorate cookies.There is snow sledding for almost all ages from a very beginner hill to an extra tall snow tubing slide sponsored by Mammoth Mountain. The team from Mighty Ducks set up a little hockey area and the kids LOVED it. I could barely drag my kids away from there. The morning temps were around 43 degrees prompting us to get all bundled up. Very quickly, though, we were sweaty and removing layers. So dress warm if you go early or when there is a lot of shade. But if you go during the middle of the day you should be really comfortable. So if you are looking for some super fun winter activities to do with the kids, you should totally check out Winter Wonderfest! And don’t forget to check out all the other exhibits at the Discovery Cube!
Winter Wonderfest at Discovery Cube Orange County runs December 17th – January 8, 2017.
Visit the website for all the details!
Read even more details from last year’s visit to Winter Wonderfest!
Need more activities to keep the kids entertained during the break? Try these:
Have the kids help make these snowflake balloons