Family Activities

Bruin Kids Club

UCLA is proud to announce the Bruin Kids Club presented by UCLA Health, a fan program for the younger generation of Bruin Fans.

The UCLA Bruin Kids Club is an exclusive membership club for kids ages 13 and younger. Members will have the opportunity to meet new friends, participate in exclusive Kids Club events (i.e. Joe Bruin’s Birthday Party), and attend sporting events to cheer on their favorite Bruins. This club will provide members with a chance to become part of the excitement of UCLA Athletics!

Bruin Kids Club Members receive a t-shirt and a membership card that grants free admission into the following regular season UCLA Athletics events:

  • Football: Regular Season General Admission
  • Men's Basketball: Free admission into one game (TBA)
  • Women's Basketball: Regular Season General Admission
  • Gymnastics: Regular Season General Admission
  • Men's and Women's Soccer: Regular Season General Admission
  • Men's and Women's Volleyball: Regular Season General Admission
  • Baseball: Regular Season General Admission
  • Softball: Regular Season General Admission
Additionally, each Olympic sport will host a Bruin Kids Club Night featuring special promotions, giveaways, and much more!

Bruin Kids Club T-Shirt Pick Up Dates: 
  • Men's Soccer: Sunday, October 7 vs. Oregon State | 12:00pm 
  • Women's Soccer: Sunday, October 21 vs.Oregon State | 12:00pm 
  • Women's Volleyball: Sunday, October 28 vs. Stanford | 4:00pm
  • Football: Saturday, November 24 vs. Stanford | Time TBD

REGISTER NOW

Membership Fee: Register for the 2018-2019 athletic year now! Memberships are only $69 per child.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

UCLA Bruin Kids Club
Phone: (310) 206-5990
Email: bruinkidsclub@athletics.ucla.edu

Junior Spirit Squad

Now in its eighth season, UCLA's Junior Spirit Squad is an opportunity for Bruins ages 3 to 18 to participate in cheering at UCLA games. With our team of student coaches, our youngest fans have the chance to get out on the field and court and feel what makes being a Bruin so special.

Junior Spirit Squad members will play a part in UCLA basketball, volleyball, football and gymnastics events during the 2018-2019 athletics season.

 

Current Calendar:
Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Football v. Utah | Rose Bowl
Sunday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.: Women's Volleyball v. Stanford | Pauley Pavilion
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m.: Men's Basketball v. Belmont | Pauley Pavilion
Sunday, Jan. 13: Women's Basketball v. Oregon | Pauley Pavilion
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.: Men's Basketball v. Utah | Pauley Pavilion
TBD: Gymnastics | Pauley Pavilion

The team is closed for the 2018-2019 season.
Online registration for the 2019-20 Junior Spirit Squad is Monday, May 13. Details regarding pricing and performance dates will be posted on our website soon.

For more information, please visit our Junior Spirit Squad Frequently Asked Questions page.

Visit the Jr. Spirit Squad on Facebook and like our page. Check out photos from previous seasons in the Legacy Gallery.

Questions? E-mail us.


 

Local Museums

Kid Friendly Beaches

Kid Friendly Beaches 

View this article for pictures and locations of some of LA's Best Family Beaches or check out some of the ones we've gathered here. 

Westward Beach, Malibu 
This lovely stretch of sand is private and picturesque. Often used for filming, the large cliffs provide a stunning backdrop for your family’s beach day. Just be advised, this north-facing beach’s surf breaks shallow and close to shore, and while the surf is generally not huge, smaller munchkins and beginning swimmers need to be watched closely, especially by the water’s edge. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may even catch a glimpse of some body surfing dolphins! There is a pay parking lot or free parking on the street, just be advised you will have to cart your stuff and your little ones if you park on the street. The restrooms are generally clean but the lifeguard tower is only manned in the peak summer season. 

Paradise Cove, Malibu 
Not an everyday trip to the beach, a trip to Paradise Cove will set you back a few bucks. But the $25.00 for parking or $5.00 per person walk-in buys you a day’s worth of access to one of the coast’s prettiest spots. This private beach is safe and kid-friendly and boasts a host of amenities. The food at the restaurant is pretty good too and diners can park for four hours for only three bucks. Check out the tide pools, let your young ones swim under the lifeguard’s watchful eyes, but be sure to get there early. The beach can be at capacity as early as 11:00am on busy summer weekends. 

Will Rodger’s State Beach, Pacific Palisades 
Just off Pacific Coast Highway, at Temescal Canyon, Will Rodger’s State Beach has it all: a huge sandy beach, volleyball courts, a playground, and convenient parking that stretches it’s length. Parking price varies by season so make sure you hit the ATM before you plan to hit the surf. Speaking of surf, this is a great spot to go practice those boogie boarding skills, with a long and low break perfect for beginners. 

Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica 
A visit to the Annenberg Community Beach House is so much more than just a trip to the beach. With a playground, splash pad, pool, restaurant and tons of fun activities planned all summer long, you might not even make it to the ocean. Parking rates and activities schedule change throughout the year, so be sure to check their website for updated information before planning your visit. The pool is $1 on Mondays but call ahead to reserve your tickets. 

Mother’s Beach Basin D, Marina Del Rey 
This fantastic little surf-free spot is just the ticket if you are planning a beach day with toddlers. On the bay, with a full-time lifeguard, and a roped-off swim area, this mommy paradise might be your best shot for perfecting your tan. It can get crowded on warm summer weekends. 

Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach 
A surf-free large salt-water lagoon, Seaside boasts lifeguard supervision, playground equipment, a snack bar hosted by Ruby’s, and a large grassy play area. It’s only open in the summer and there is a parking fee of $4.00 along with an entrance fee that varies depending on the season. If you have a wide age range of kids in your group this is a great option, with the surf-free lagoon and sand for the tiniest tots and the knock-your-socks-off water slides for your big kahunas. 

Mother’s Beach, Long Beach 
Another great option if you have small children. Mother’s Beach in Long Beach is on a bay, fully staffed with safety personnel and has a great playground. It can be empty on early summer mornings and a complete zoo on weekend afternoons, so be cautious when planning your visit. 

Bay Shore Beach, Long Beach 
Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Mother’s Beach is the Bay Shore Peninsula. Almost guaranteed to be less crowded, the Bay Shore Beach is clean, safe and fun. If you’re looking for some solitude, try heading farther south down the peninsula where you can probably score a stretch of sand all to yourselves. Just a reminder, there is no surf on the bayside beaches, so if you have a dude or dudette who wants to hang ten, these are not the spots for you. They are, however, perfect for toddlers, beginning swimmers, and mommies who are made nervous by big waves. 


Local Libraries

Local Libraries 

Our local libraries offer free programs for children and their caregivers: story-time for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and book-clubs for elementary school students, “tweens” and teenagers. Activities for younger kids include stories, rhymes, songs, music, dance, and puppet shows.  This is a great way to meet other mommies and daddies and find playmates for your children. To find out the Los Angeles County library and story-time programs in your neighborhood, check the following website.

Some local libraries near UCLA are:
• West Los Angeles Regional Library
• Westwood Branch Library
• Palms- Rancho Park
• Kaufman- Brentwood

Also, be sure to check out the programs at the Santa Monica Libraries; they are about 5 miles away from UCLA and offer an assortment of free activities from Baby, Toddler, and Preschool story times to more unique activities such as Cuentos para Pequenos (story time in Spanish), Crafty Kids, Youth and Family Chess and Games, Lots of Legos, Cooking Classes, Mother-Daughter Fairy Tale Tea, Books and Bites, etc.  

Additional Resources

Are you looking for information about the types of programs and resources available to UCLA students who have children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade? This website has information on several dozen organizations that work with youth www.k12outreach.ucla.edu

LEGOS
Does your son or daughter like building with LEGOS? You can sign them up to join the LEGO Club. They will receive a monthly LEGO Club Jr. Magazine delivered to your home free. It has fun activities, stories, and showcases the work of young builders all over the world. It’s full of great ideas for the budding architect in your family. Call 1-866-534-6258 or sign up at LEGOS.

Home Depot
Kids Workshop - Free the first Saturday of the month from 9-10 am. Come hammer, nail, build, and paint. Activities include building bird houses, cars, “house” banks, etc. The nearest Home Depot to campus is on 12975 Jefferson Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA 

Family Flicks
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world. Check out this months Flick here.

UCLA Fowler Museum 
Free Family Programs on Sunday. Check their website for new programs.  

Free Toys 
Does your child need toys? The Toy Loan Program is a free community toy lending library. They have a range of toys that are developmentally appropriate for your child, from infancy to adolescence. As an incentive for taking good care of the toys, your child will receive a toy to keep after returning 20 toys in the same condition as they were borrowed. Find the toy loan center nearest you here. The nearest Toy Loan Lending Service to UCLA is at the Upward Bound House, 1104 Washington Avenue, Santa Monica, 90403. (310) 458-7779. It is open on Tuesdays from 5:00- 7:00PM. 

Free Crafts for Kids at the Lakeshore Learning Store
Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pm at the Westside location; Saturdays 11am-3pm at other locations
Westside location nearest to UCLA, and accessible by public transportation:
2323 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 Website Here

Kid’s Activities 
Check out Macaroni Kid to find out kid-friendly activities in Southern California  

Savvy Cities
Looking for activities to do with the children? Savvy Cities gives you a hand-picked selection of fun and affordable things to do in the city. Their updates are full of ticket discounts to theater, concerts, and sports, along with daily deal travel and events, free activities, and more. 

Red Tricycle
Go to Red Tricycle for more information about kid-friendly events happening in and around Los Angeles. You can also look for activities in other cities. 

Westwood Recreation Center 
Offers summer activities next to Aiden’s Place Park on 1350 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles Ca, 90025 (behind the Federal Building off of Veteran and Sepulveda) (310) 473-3610 Pool: 310.478.7019.  
They offer classes in an array of fields for children: mommy and me, ballet, tap, painting, clay, swimming, etc. For adults, they have classes such as yoga, basketball, fitness and dance classes. The classes are reasonably priced.

Tutoring options:
For children in grades K-12, there is homework help as well as free online tutoring service available (including for AP and intro college-level courses).LA Public Library

Online Tutor