Many businesses offer discounted homeschool days for homeschool families in Orange County. Check out our list to find fun activities for the kids to get out and explore, learn with new friends, and work up a sweat.
**Due to the current pandemic, many indoor facilities are closed or may require reservations. Call ahead to confirm.
Buena Park & Laguna Hills
Every day during regular operating hours
$10 for 1 hour
Big Air Buena Park and Laguna Hills offer discounted rates for homeschool families that can be used during regular business hours. Prices start at $10 per hour for one jumper, a discount of $9 off the regular admission price, and & 16 for a 2-hour jump pass. They also offer the Hoppin’ Homeschool Pass for $90 for 10 1-hour jump sessions. They are a vendor with several charters and will coordinate with you to accept funds. Big Air is an indoor trampoline park with a variety of elements including the X-Wall, mechanical bull, the Battlebeam, foam pits, Airstrike Arena and more.
Defy Orange County
Homeschool Membership $15/month for 9 Months
Defy Orange County located in Mission Viejo offers a homeschool membership that includes jump time every Monday through Friday from opening to 3:00 p.m. This is a local favorite and kids love exploring the many obstacles like the warp wall, Ninja Obstacle Course, aerial silks, foam pits, trampolines, and slack lines. A great option for fulfilling PE requirements and developing tumbling and coordination skills.
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, Ca 92705
The Discovery Cube Orange County occasionally offers special homeschool days where families are invited to explore the museum and take part in special programs and workshops to supplement what they are learning at home. The exciting hand-on activities and museum exhibits are a great way to get students engaged in science. The homeschool days are often discounted from the original admission price and are posted on the Discovery Cube website when they are offered.
Fountain Valley Skating Center
Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
$10 per person
Fountain Valley Skating Center no longer offers a homeschool skate session, but there is a kids skate session every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Coach Deborah will be on site during the roller skating session to help little ones learn to roller skate. Admission is $10 for kids and strollers and includes skate rentals and use of the skatemates. Adults skating with kids are free!
Get Air Surf City
Wednesday Student Day/Homeschool Day
Save 20% with a student ID
Get Air Surf City offers homeschool hour every Wednesday. The trampoline park offers a variety of jump areas plus a newly remodeled obstacle area, foam pits, a dodge ball area, a basketball area, and a toddler zone. There is no formal programming here, but kids love the free jump time and always leave sweaty.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Free Student voucher
Mission San Juan Capistrano is offering free student vouchers to encourage families to visit with their students. The vouchers are good through June 1, 2022. Those who visit on Saturday and Sunday can also get a free student map.
Currently On Hold
3rd Friday of every month
$9 per ticket, Adult or Child
Requires advanced registration
Pretend City offers special homeschool rates on the third Friday of every month. Adults and students are both $9 each. Pretend City offers a wealth of hands-on activities and exhibits to complement curriculum and engage active learners including smart art, music and movement, simple science, math matters, literacy lessons, nature tales, and more. In addition to the opportunity for students to learn through play, the Pretend City community classrooms are available for parent teacher conferences and co-op use. Advanced online registration is required to participate in Pretend City Homeschool Days.
Monday, Thursday & Friday
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$17 for 1st child, $10 for each additional child
Rockin’ Jump in Santa Ana is an indoor trampoline park that offers a dedicated jump time every Monday, Thursday, and Friday for the homeschool community. A valid homeschool identification card is required to receive the discounted rate. They are a vendor with several charter schools and will take charter funds as payment when you make arrangements with them. Rockin’ Jump offers a variety of obstacles and elements for kids to enjoy including trampolines, the X-beam, a rock climbing wall, laser maze, dodgeball area, basketball hoops, and more.
Lake Forest & Tustin
Wildfire Gymnastics in Lake Forest offers an open gym session every Tuesday (12-1) and Friday (9:15 – 10:15) for ages 4 and up. In Tustin, open gym is Monday (11-12), Wednesday (12-1), Friday (6:45-7:45) and Saturday (2:15-3:15). Get out on the floor and practice cartwheels and tricks or try out all of the exciting gymnastics equipment including vaults, beams, bars, tumbling tracks, and foam pits. Open gym at Wildfire is a great opportunity to explore at your own pace and have fun learning how to use the equipment while getting to know other homeschool families.
Educators will be facilitating ocean related activities and explorations throughout the morning to homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers. These engaging learning stations will allow students of all ages to experiment, investigate, and explore marine habitats and concepts.
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