Mud Play area and more at Huntington Beach Adventure Playground. Cheap things to do in Orange County with kids at Adventure Playground.
I had heard about the Huntington Beach Adventure Playground for a few years now, but we hadn’t made it over there until this Summer….and the kids had a BLAST!!! I couldn’t even remember the name of it other than it was the mud play place in Huntington Beach. 😉 I knew it was full of old school fun, like we had “back in the day”, but it was more fun than I had imagined it to be.
It is right by the Huntington Beach library, who knew??!! A path right across from the entrance of the library led by a long fountain brings you to the entrance with an arrow and the name on a fence so you don’t get lost. 😉
Why you should visit Huntington Beach Adventure Playground
It is just $3 per child paid inside their “office”, and adults are free! I laughed when we walked in but thought….genius…..when I saw the huge pile of dirty shoes just inside the entrance.
We had worn our “dirty shoes” so I didn’t care whether they got ruined, but for those who didn’t have any you could borrow a pair to use for the day and return them here before you left….so cool!!
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As we headed inside there were a few fun things to choose from, my kids chose to hop on a raft first! We went on a Saturday, mid day, and it wasn’t busy at all. Several families but less than 5 minutes to wait for a turn on anything there.
Everyone gets 3-5 minutes out there on a raft, can go with a partner or alone, and then it is someone else’s turn to try. Just pick up a stick, find a raft and go!!
Next to that is a mud slide area where kids can slide down a sort of trash bag lined hill of sorts with a pool of well…..muddy water at the bottom. A gal was at the top squirting the hill with a hose to make it slipperier…..love it and remember this “slip n slide” well from my childhood.
The third area at Huntington Beach Adventure Playground is for building!! Kids choose a saw or a hammer and nails, choose a makeshift treehouse to work on and start working.
They provide a glove for those using a saw (they are a bit duller than normal), and 2 nails for each child to experiment with building.
We brought a lunch, there are a few picnic benches and benches to sit down, but many people brought lawn chairs (we will next time) and spent the day there. I would suggest bringing chairs, a cooler with lunch/drinks, and a change of clothes (even a change of shoes and underwear).
There are changing areas and a place to rinse off a bit to help when you’re done. Adventure Playground is located at 7111 Talbert Ave. in Huntington Beach and you will want to park in front of the front entrance to the library there.
Here’s a peek at all the activities there
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