A Kid’s Life in the Mountains

By April 27, 2020Uncategorized

Whether you were born in Big Bear, have lived here most of your life, visit on an a occasional weekend, or spend the holidays in the mountains, if you are a kid you want your own activities and things to do.  Big Bear Valley has plenty to keep the younger set occupied.  Check out the list below for ideas, and then create your own adventures.

Places to Go

–       Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

          800 Wildroses Lane

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 866-4626

          Website:  www.baldwinlakestables.com

Features tubing in the winter months, water slides in the summer and Alpine slides, go-carts and miniature golf year-round.

–       Big Bear Discovery Center

                    40971 N. Shore Drive

                    (909) 382-2790

                    Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

Nature walks, story time and crafting year-round, snowshoeing in the winter and lake activities.

          In the spring, summer and fall as well as classes including fold panning, map and compass instruction, highflying rocket building, geocaching, and birdhouse building. Educational displays and knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions about the San Bernardino National Forest bookstore and gift shop.

–       Big Bear Historical Museum

          800-B Greenway Drive @ Tom Core Drive

          Big Bear City, Ca

          (909) 585-8100

          Website:  www.bigbearhistory.org

Open from Memorial Day weekend through the second week in September.

–       Big Bear Recreation & Park District

          41220 Park Avenue

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 866-9700

          Website: www.bigbearparks.com

Along with parks, offers a plethora of youth activities including art lessons, dance classes, gymnastics, sports, snowboarding and skiing lessons, and summer movies at the beach.  Swim Beach has a lifeguard.    

–       Bowling Barn

          40625 Big Bear Boulevard

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 878-2695

          Website: www.bowlingbarn.com

Along with bowling, it also has an arcade.

–       Moonridge Animal Park

          43285 Goldmine Drive

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 584-1299

          Website: www.BigBearZoo.org

Opened year-round for visiting the animals.  Special events that are held between May and October include photography contests, the Old Time Bear County Fair, Ice Cream Safari, Flashlight Safari and Boo in the Zoo.

–       Pine Summit Christian Camp Swimming Pool

          700 Wren Drive

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 866-5801

          Website:  www.PineSummit.com

–       Snow Play

          42825 Big Bear Boulevard

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 585-0075    

          Website:  www.bigbearsnowplay.com

Features snow tubing during winter months.

–       Village Theater

          40789 Village Drive

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

          (909) 866-5115

          Website:  www.villagetheaters.com

Park It

–       Bear City Park

          800 Greenway Drive

          Big Bear City, Ca

–       Dana Point Park

          39369 North Shore Drive

          Fawnskin, Ca

–       Erwin Lake Park

          1140 Hatchery Drive

          Big Bear City, Ca

–       Meadow Park

          41220 Park Avenue

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

–       The Ranch

          2050 Erwin Ranch Roadway

          Big Bear City, Ca

–      Ski Beach Park

          41216 Park Avenue

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

–       Swim Beach

          41220 Park Avenue

          Big Bear Lake, Ca

–       Sugarloaf Park

          44828 Baldwin Lane

          Sugarloaf, Ca

–       Alpine Petal Path

          740 Stanfield Cutoff

          Big Bear, Ca

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