50+ Free & Cheap Things to do With Kids in Temecula plus coupons for fun activities in the Temecula and Murrieta area to enjoy in the summer and year round! Dollar movie locations and schedule, parks, blueberry picking and lots more to choose from. Let us know which one is your favorite!
As a mother of 3 active girls I am always looking for FREE and cheap things to do in Temecula for kids. I came up with this list to inspire you to try something new. If you’ve never been to some of these places I suggest you do. (originally published 12/17, affiliate links may be present)
Things to do in Temecula
From Inland Empire to Orange County it covers all the things to do in Southern California. Many are available during the entire year. A few are only for the summertime like the $1 movies. It’s a great resource year round though. I hope you enjoy the summer with your kids!
It’s also great list of things to do in Temecula for teenagers when they’re looking for something to do but don’t have a lot of money to spend.
Free Activities in the Inland Empire
Bowling at Temecula Lanes – free bowling
Roller skating at Epic Rollertainment – free roller skating
Here is a list of local hiking trails in Temecula and surrounding cities.
Summer concerts/movies in the park in Murrieta
Awesome Otters swim lessons
Movies in the park in Temecula, the city offers many special events
Hot Summer Nights entertainment in Old Town Temecula
Indoor Activities Temecula
We have a lot of ideas, some are outside and others are for really hot days. Of course there are the movies and we have a few different theaters in town. You can find discount ones that are smaller or the Edwards at the mall. Speaking of that we love to window shop and just get an ice cream some days.
Is Temecula Good for Kids?
Yes! It is a very family friendly town with a TON of things to do with toddlers, elementary, middle school kids and High School children as well. A safe town with great schools and activities for kids too. Many are free of charge or inexpensive. Especially during the holidays the city of Temecula puts on lots of events.
Summer Sunset Concerts at Temecula Rec. Center
Summer concert series in Riverside
Sat. night concert series in Murrieta
Concerts in the park in San Jacinto
Harveston- Parks, Picnic areas, Walk / Bike / Skate around lake,Walking program (m/w/f 6-8p.m.)
Feed ducks & have a picnic at the Temecula Duck Pond
Music & Mommy get together at Ryan Bros. Coffee Temecula (1st & 3rd Tues. ea. month 9:30a.m.)
FREE Kids Activities at Promenade mall in Temecula
Lowe’s Kids Clinics
Citrus Splash pad in Corona
What is there to do in Temecula with toddlers?
First of all there are TONS of parks in just about every single neighborhood in this Inland Empire town. From splash pads that are gated off for kids safety, special needs parks, play groups for mommy and me time, city classes you can get involved in this city has it all.
What is there to do in Temecula for free?
Take a peek at our list here. I mention if there is a fee and if I have a link to a discount coupon I will include that too. I love free things for kids to do when you’re a parent. Especially if you have more than one child it can get expensive. The mall has a lot of free activities, parks are beautiful and farmers markets are fun to walk around too.
Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center
Home Depot Kids Clinics
Victoria Gardens outdoor shopping mall in Rancho Cucamonga
Walk around Ontario Mills outlet mall in Ontario
Temecula Public Library – Story time/ Interactive Programs
Things to do in Temecula with Kids
Hidden Valley Nature Center in Riverside
Walk around Riley’s Farm and the family friendly town of Julian
Ride the Temecula Trolley
Vacation Bible School during the summer (some are free)
McDonald’s / Burger King play lands
Swim at your community pool
Fun things to do in Temecula
Edwards Temecula – $1 Summer Series Info.
Digiplex Temecula Tower Cinema
Grab a smoothie at Maui Wowi
Reading Cinemas Murrieta – Summer $1 Movies
Temeku Discount Theatre in Temecula
26463 Ynez Rd
Temecula CA, 92591
Blueberry picking in Temecula
U Pick Strawberries Farm in Temecula
Take a cookie decorating class
AMF Bowling in Hemet & Riverside
Trevi Bowling Center in Lake Elsinore
Epic Rollertainment, roller skating in Murrieta
During the winter time take part in Temecula Christmas activities
Zebras R Us Safari Barn in Winchester
Pole Position Go Kart Racing in Murrieta & Riverside
Get Air Trampoline Park in Temecula
Aerosports Trampoline Park in Murrieta
Rock Fitness Indoor rock climbing in Wildomar
Pennypickle’s Workshop – Temecula Children’s Museum
Things to do in Temecula Today
Van Buren Drive In Movie Theatre in Riverside
DeJong’s Dairy in Wildomar
The Cove Waterpark – Riverside
Take the Temecula beach bus
Play with a water table outside – make a boat from a milk carton (free)
Pool time in a small pool in the backyard
Temecula Rec. Center pool & water slide
Pump It Up – Open Play in Murrieta
Temecula Valley Museum
Mulligans Family Fun Center in Murrieta has miniature golf, laser tag, a play area, video games and more – Coupon
Chuck E Cheese in Murrieta – Chuck e cheese coupons
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
Toms Farms in Corona
Amy’s Farm in Ontario
IceTown Ice Skating in Riverside
Child’s Play is an indoor playground
Summer concerts in Temecula
Visit the Orange Empire Railway Museum
Skate Park – Murrieta
Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga
FREE carousel inside Bass Pro Shop
Local Waterpark & Splash Pad Links – Southern California waterparks
Margarita Splash Pad & Park in Temecula
Splash Pad at Lake Skinner in Temecula
Citrus Park Splash Pad in Corona
DropZone Waterpark in Perris
The Cove Waterpark in Riverside
Splash Buccaneer Bay Waterpark in Buena Park
The Wave Waterpark in Vista
Splash Kingdom in Redlands
Buccaneer Cove inside Castle Park in Riverside – Coupon
Amusement Park Links
Adventure City in Anaheim
Free printable with summer activities so you can mark them off along the way
Here are other activities for kids
Kids Eat FREE in the area as well, I update it often! For more information on Fun places to take kids in Southern California. Check out my extensive list here! I hope you find somewhere new & fun!
Here are 2 other posts specific to Fun things to do in Orange County and things to do with kids in San Diego that you will enjoy too!
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Wednesday 20th of June 2018
Nice Information. Temecula is one of the best tourist spot in california.
Saturday 31st of January 2015
Majestic Miss Temecula Valley Scholarship Pageant 2015
The Majestic Miss Scholarship pageant is open to young girls and women of all ages. The only requirement for our pageants is that you be true to yourself and have a great time! We believe in all natural beauty, so only age appropriate outfits and make-up are allowed in our pageants.
Saturday 16th of August 2014
From May - October, the Temecula Valley Polo Club has polo games where families can tailgate and watch the match for free! You back your car right up to the field, pull out a blanket, a picnic dinner, a couple activities to keep the kids busy during slow periods (like hula hoops or kid's croquet), and watch the match. There is a tent with dining tables and vendors (but it's $20/person). There are also several amazing food vendors.
Tuesday 24th of March 2015
I just checked their website and unfortunately, the polo club now charges $15 pp for admission to tailgate. Ugh.