Beverly Hills, perhaps the most exclusive and lavish city in the U.S., has it all — glitz, glamour, sunshine, iconic sights, swimming pools and movie stars. When you move to Beverly Hills you will have everything that you need for an especially, exciting family life. There are so many fun things to do in Beverly Hills with kids.
Warm, sunny days make Beverly Hills an idyllic outdoor playground, with endless opportunities for kids to explore and have fun. When you are done with moving, finding apartment, and unpacking there are so many family things to do in Beverly Hills. Head to the beach for surf lessons, hop on a ride at one of the city’s many theme parks or let imaginations run wild at the science centre.
Beverly Hills Kids Activities:
Beverly Hills sign and Lilly pond
One of the city’s first landmarks, the iconic, 40-foot Beverly Hills sign makes for a great photo opp. Kids can unleash their energy in this bright green space while also exploring the lily pond and the surprising sculptures that dot the surrounding Beverly Gardens Park.
You’ll expect to see a fairytale witch peep out the window of the Spadena House – the Witch’s House, located on the corner of Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue. It is built in 1921 as an office/dressing room for a silent film studio. This charming little house, with it’s Hansel and Gretel like exterior, is sure to spark your child’s imagination.
While your kids select from the handcrafted candies and Edelweiss chocolates, ask to see the conveyor belt in the rear, where you’ll also find a large poster of the shop’s most famous customer.
What to do in Beverly Hills? – Cook with your kids
If your child is a culinary master in the making or just loves to help out in the kitchen, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is the place to be. Youngsters are welcome to enjoy Cookin’ Kids the 2nd Sunday of each month as part of Kid Zone. Children will be introduced to fresh fruits and vegetables based on what’s in season.
You’ll find the biggest names in fashion on Rodeo Drive, the most expensive shopping district in the United States. All the big names are here: Prada, Chanel, Fendi. And though many of the items might be out of your kid’s penny-wise budget, window shopping here is a blast.
We can thank Sprinkle Cupcakes for sparking the sweet craze when it opened its doors in Beverly Hills in 2005. Handcrafted from only the finest ingredients and topped with colorful, trademarked dots, the cupcakes here are quite simply the best. A devoted celebrity following makes the wait in line a good place to spot a star.
If you prefer a more streamlined experience, or find yourselves craving cupcakes in the middle of the night, head to the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM at 9635 South Santa Monica boulevard. The world’s first cupcake ATM, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, is restocked day and night with a variety of freshly baked cupcakes. It takes your ATM card just like the ATM at your bank, but instead of boring cash, it dispenses fresh-baked cupcakes. It’s worth every dollar to try Sprinkles’ signature red velvet treats.
ROYAL TEA AT THE MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS
The luxe Montage Beverly Hills offers a sublime afternoon royal tea, where little princes and princesses can indulge in the sweetest of treats served with artisanal teas in a gorgeous parkside setting. Available daily from 12 pm to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday, afternoon tea at the Montage is a beloved Beverly Hills’ tradition.
AQUA STAR AT THE BEVERLY HILTON
Dive into one of the most famous swimming pools in the world, the Aqua Star at the The Beverly Hilton, where stars have been cooling off since 1955, when film star Esther Williams took the inaugural dip. Moms and dads can enjoy swanky cocktails under a sun umbrella while the kids go for a swim. On Thursday evenings, from 5 to 10 pm, order from the onsite restaurant Circa55 and toast your marshmallows poolside.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
One of the best children activities in Beverly Hills is to visit Zimmer children’s museum. It offers 10,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits and more than 20 classes and public programs each week in art, music & movement, cross-cultural exchange, school readiness, early childhood education and five foreign languages. The Zimmer has two main program initiatives: a children’s museum for 0-8 year olds and youTHink, a creative youth development program for middle and high school students.
Take a Beverly Hills Trolley tour
Take a ride through Beverly Hills on a 40-minute narrated tour of art, architecture, historical and renowned areas of the City, including Rodeo Drive.
Coldwater Canyon Park
Coldwater Canyon Park has two small picnic areas with two tables each. The Park also has two play areas, a water feature, and shaded arbor.
Summary: Fun things to do in Beverly Hills with kids
The Beverly Hilton pool is a cool place to take a dip on a hot day, or enjoy some nighttime fun with movie nights.
Browse the library of old TV shows, commercials, and Olympic broadcasts at the Paley Center for Media.
Make a withdrawal at the 24-hour cupcake ATM.
Go to a story time at Beverly Hills Public Library.
See a family show at The Wallis Annenberg Center, and while you’re there let kids send someone an actual postcard from the old Post Office.
Take little ones to the Beverly Hills adjacent Zimmer Children’s Museum.
Indulge in afternoon tea at the Montage Hotel.
Dine among Reuben-loving celebrities at Beverly Hills’ favorite old fashioned deli, Nate ‘n’ Al’s.
Catch a bargain matinee at the converted Laemmle Music Hall cinema.
Wander the Beverly Hills Famers Market.
Take a Beverly Hills Trolley tour; at Christmastime ride with Mrs. Claus.
Drive by the Spadena House (aka Witch’s House), especially around Halloween!
Splash around at Coldwater Canyon Park.
Roam the grounds or check out the activities at Greystone Mansion.
Catch a show at the historic Saban Theatre.
Stop for yummy Edelweiss Chocolates; use the back entrance to see Lucille Ball’s beloved conveyer belt in action!
Take older kids to visit the Beverly Hills adjacent Museum of Tolerance.
Pick up a map to the stars’ homes; even movie stars need to do it once.
Have a romp in Roxbury Park.
Stop by the Electric Fountain after dark. As a bonus, this park also houses the iconic Beverly Hills sign for photo ops.
Have a scoop of LA’s best gelato at Al Gelato.
Introduce young film buffs to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and check out the rotating free exhibit in the lobby.
Sample some ridiculously decadent candy at Sugarfina.
Hike in Franklin Canyon Park or participate in one of the programs at its nature center.
Sample new flavors (and bring some home) at the old world Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.
Enjoy the glamor of the Beverly Hilton kid style, on $5 S’mores Night, on the patio of restaurant Circa 55.