Kids Play and Explore for FREE this October

Oceanside, CA is the ultimate family-friendly destination in SoCal. With close proximity to so many attractions, it’s a great place to stay to make the most of everything San Diego County has to offer. This fall, everyone is invited to visit and take part in the annual Kids Free October celebration! All month long the little ones will get a chance to play and explore attractions, tours, museums and more for FREE. This special promotion is a unique chance for families to get out, enjoy local activities and experience what Oceanside and the rest of San Diego County has to offer, all at a discount! With promotions available in and around Oceanside there is sure to be something for everyone to get excited about. Start planning your own awesome family-friendly adventures now!

This year, all deals can be redeemed virtually HERE

Attractions & Tours

Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises​

Join Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises for a whale and dolphin watching trip during the month of October and they will waive the admission for ONE child, 12 and under, with the purchase of a TWO full priced adult ticket. All tours leave from the Oceanside Harbor. For tickets please call (888) 507-1130 and mention Kids Free October to receive this exclusive offer.*


Attention, adventure seekers! Get ready for an unbeatable offer that will take your LEGOLAND experience to new heights. For a limited time only, when you purchase an adult ticket to LEGOLAND California, they’re thrilled to offer you a FREE child’s ticket!

Old Town Trolley Tours​

Old Town Trolley Tours will be participating in the Kids Free promotions throughout October by offering a FREE ride for children 12 or under with the purchase of an adult ticket. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Tickets may be purchased by calling 619-298-8687 or from ticket booths.

San Diego Zoo​

Throughout the entire month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission. Kids Free month gives children an opportunity to visit the Zoo and learn about the Earth’s creatures and the conservation efforts underway to save them. During our October Kids Free event, each ticketed supervising adult may bring up to 5 youths (ages 11 and younger) free.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park entrance is free for kids ages11 and under with the purchase of an adult admission ticket. A maximum of 5 children enter free per ticketed adult. Kids can connect with their wild side by meeting wildlife, while discovering the wonders of nature through play and exploration. Valid active duty military also receive complimentary admission with valid active duty CAC card with you.

SeaWorld San Diego​

Get ready because kids go FREE (1 per paid adult) to SeaWorld San DIego through October 31, 2023! Kids FREE admission is valid for children ages 3-9 only. And don’t miss SeaWorld Spooktacular on Saturdays and Sundays, from September 15 – October 31, 2023. One free child admission per purchase of a full-paid adult ticket. Restrictions may apply. Children under 3 do not require a reservation or ticket for entry.  


MORE: Click for a full listing of the partners participating in Kids Free October!

The San Diego Museum Council  invites accompanied children to enjoy the thrill and wonder of visiting a museum! Oceanside has world-class museums like the Oceanside Museum of Art, showcasing unique art exhibitions with new and exciting work, and the California Surf Museum, providing an epic look at the history and culture surrounding the sport of surfing. In addition, families can visit the largest mission on the California Mission Trail when they bring their kids to Mission San Luis Rey. Beyond these cool O’side landmarks, explore the greater San Diego County area for more museum opportunities to enjoy.

California Surf Museum

Visit California’s Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA where the permanent collection chronicles the history of surfboards and wave-riding along with many revolving exhibits each year such as the Bethany Hamilton’s shark-bitten board and our newest Science of Surfing. The offer allows up to two children 12 & under to get in FREE with one full-price paid adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the visit. Please mention Kids Free when purchasing a ticket to redeem this offer. Offer valid October 1-31, 2023.

Mission San Luis Rey​

This offer allows up to two children 12 & under to get in FREE with one full-price paid adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the visit. The coupon cannot be used for specially-ticketed events, special exhibitions/exhibits, field trips or group visits. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer valid October 1-31, 2023.

USS Midway Museum​

The offer allows up to two children 12 & under to get in FREE with one full-price paid adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the visit. Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore a historic aircraft carrier. Activities for all ages including self-guided audio tours, theater, flight simulators, climb-in aircraft, ejection seats and cockpits, guided tours of the bridge and more.

With such a wide array of fun activities, tours and museums to enjoy this Kid’s Free October consider playing and staying in Oceanside so that you can take advantage of all of the incredible offers! Make sure to check out these kid-friendly properties when planning your perfect Kid’s Free October getaway. To see even more lodging options visit Where to Stay in Oceanside.

* All information derived from the San Diego Tourism Authority website. Offers and restrictions are subject to change.
**Limited availability. Some restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

MORE: Click for the full list of all participating Museums during Kids Free October!

Published: September 21, 2023

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