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Family Fun in Orange County

For an enriching and extraordinary beach vacation that is catered to guests of all ages, Monarch Beach Resort offers a variety of experiences to create lasting memories for families to share. Our family-friendly resort has developed customized programs and special packages for kids that exceed expectations. Upon arrival, our youngest guests will receive a child size robe, child size slippers, a helpful sink-side stool, a Caterpillar Club Passport, and a special welcome amenity to keep as a memento.

Discover the endless possibilities for memorable family beach vacations at Southern California’s Monarch Beach Resort.

Kids at Monarch Beach Resort Eat Free! 
Stay at Monarch Beach Resort and your children ages 5 and under eat free when ordering from the children’s menu.  Children ages 6-12 receive a 50% discount when ordering off the regular menu. This offer is valid at all resort restaurants, with the exception of in-room dining and Part ‘N Parcel.

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Nestled hillside overlooking a private beach, discover an array of adventuresome experiences at our coveted Orange County resort. RESERVE ONLINE

Activities & Services

For those traveling with children of all ages.

Treasure Hunts

Search for the lost treasure of Captain Stonehill McGee every Saturday at Caterpillar’s Night Out. Please see a Resort Experience Planner for more details and to sign up. Ideal for ages 5-12 years, children younger than 5 years of age must be supervised by parent.

Grand Lawn Games

Our Coastal Caterpillar Club is outfitted with Giant Jenga, cornhole, limbo, giant chess and more
to keep our young guests busy, Please see a Resort Experience Planner for more details and to sign up for a full day of fun.

Arts and Crafts

Every Friday and Saturday from 3:00-3:30 PM, our Coastal Caterpillar Club team hosts a free arts and crafts project for our guests from age 5-12 years. No reservations are needed for this free event, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Tee Time

Spend quality family time at Monarch Beach Golf Links – a definite hole-in-one. Juniors (18 years and under) golf for free during the four hours prior to sunset when playing with a paid adult – valid on same day reservations only.

Babysitting Services

If your child is too young to participate in the Coastal Caterpillar Club, "Caterpillars Night Out,” or our other children’s activities, the Resort Experience Planners would be delighted to connect you with a trusted child care provider. Please contact a Resort Experience Planner at 949.234.3900 for additional details.

Children's Amenities

Complimentary child sized robes, slippers and a sink-side stool are available for our youngest guest’s convenience. Please inquire when making your reservation.

Water Sports

Enjoy a quintessential beach getaway with Surf, Body Board and Body Surf classes led by Southern California’s best instructors! Classes are held 7 days a week based on favorable weather conditions. Reservations are required, and classes are limited. Children must be in good health and have at least moderate swimming skills, no experience necessary.

Coastal Caterpillar Club

The adventuresome Coastal Caterpillar Club provides an exciting schedule of half or full day energetic and creative activities for children 5-12 years. From art projects and board games inside to treasure hunts, dodge ball, and beach exploration outside, children will revel in daily enriching playtime.

Ocean Institute

Learn about ocean facts, sea creatures, oceanography, science, and California history with hands-on programs at the Ocean Institute. In the summer months, enjoy an ocean education experience at 
Monarch Beach Resort’s Grand Lawn through the Ocean Institute Visiting Sea Camp.

Sweet Treats

Cool off with frozen treats on warm days or warm up on cool evenings on the beach with story time and s’mores by the fire

Family Classes

Join Miraval Life in Balance Spa on the Grand Lawn for Family Yoga Play, or work up a sweat, dancing and drumming on oversized exercise balls in Family Cardio Drumming.


Additional Questions

For insider tips and tricks when planning your next getaway, contact a Resort Experience Planner at 949-234-3900.
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