9 South Bay Kids’ Activities Where We’re Now Rolling

We’re celebrating all things South Bay this month as we’ve officially begun offering our ride services for kids to busy South Bay families. South Bay kids have it all going on – from art and soccer to the junior lifeguard program and so much more. Here are nine South Bay kids’ activities we’re swooning for:

Artist Within Studio
This little studio fosters creative expression while teaching art fundamentals in after-school classes for kids ages 5-18. The Artist Within Studio also offers summer workshops and a Wine & Cheese Painting Party for adults. 2020 Perry Ave., Redondo Beach

Photo courtesy of Artist Within Studio

Photo courtesy of Artist Within Studio

LA County Fire Department Junior Lifeguard Program
Every weekday morning in summer, South Bay beaches are teeming with kids in the junior lifeguard program. The program is offered throughout LA (for ages 9-17), teaching water safety, swimming, surfing, physical conditioning, first aid, CPR and rescue techniques. South Bay locations include: Cabrillo, Torrance, Redondo, Tim Kelly, Hermosa, Manhattan and El Segundo

Photo courtesy of LA County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division

Photo courtesy of LA County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division

LA Galaxy Soccer Center
With leagues for all ages up through adults, a juniors’ program for the littlest kickers, and lots of camps and clinics, the LA Galaxy Soccer Center is a unique spot for kicking the ball around. 540 Maple Ave., Torrance

Photo courtesy of LA Galaxy Soccer Center

Photo courtesy of LA Galaxy Soccer Center

Lauridsen Ballet Centre
Serious dance students study in a traditional ballet atmosphere with live piano accompaniment at the Lauridsen Ballet Centre, the official school of South Bay Ballet. The Centre's faculty is dedicated to nurturing, developing and guiding young dancers through the world of ballet in a professional, caring and healthy environment. 1261 Sartori Ave., Torrance 

Photo courtesy of Lauridsen Ballet Centre

Photo courtesy of Lauridsen Ballet Centre

Pages: A Bookstore
Started by three moms who wanted an alternative to the big box stores, Pages is a spot for book lovers of all ages — where reading, meeting and discussing books is a way of life. Children’s Story Time is on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach

Photo courtesy of Pages: A Bookstore

Photo courtesy of Pages: A Bookstore

Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center
The intimate, 450-seat Norris Theatre boasts a full season of professional shows, and will present the family-friendly, “It’s Magic! Holiday Edition” on Dec. 12. The adjacent Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory offers classes in every facet of theater education — from dance to vocal instruction and acting — as well as full-scale student productions and song and dance troupes. 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills Estates

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center/Jeff McBride

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center/Jeff McBride

RAMP Tennis
This junior development tennis program is located in the StubHub Center, home of USTA Player Development West and Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. The facility includes hard courts, clay courts, and the largest tennis-specific gym in the country. Tennis instruction at RAMP Tennis is available for every level, from beginner to advanced. 18400 South Avalon Blvd., Carson

Photo courtesy of RAMP Tennis

Photo courtesy of RAMP Tennis

The SEA Lab
Run by the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, The SEA Lab is a hands-on science center dedicated to marine conservation and education programs. This intimate, unassuming location is sometimes a fun alternative to bigger, splashier aquariums nearby. 1021 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach

Photo courtesy of The SEA Lab

Photo courtesy of The SEA Lab

Velocity Sports Performance
Athletes who want some off-the-field training hit Velocity Sports Performance, which offers small group training for youth, middle school, high school and elite athletes. Its coaches draw on years of experience coaching professional and Olympic athletes to teach athleticism, speed, strength and more. 2607 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach

Photo courtesy of Velocity Sports Performance

Photo courtesy of Velocity Sports Performance