Educational Partnerships Enhance Kids Fun Zone

April 23, 2014

SANTA ANA, CALIF (April 23, 2014) - Two area cause related organizations are joining Bristol Warner Village and Marketplace to enrich programs at the two shopping centers' popular Kids Fun Zone. Camp Fire Orange County and the Children's Nature Institute will offer crafts and other fun learning activities at monthly Kids Fun Zone events.

On Saturday, April 26, Bristol Warner Village and Marketplace invites children under 12 to visit the Camp Fire OC booth to learn how to create spark flowers. These unique creations are made from repurposed Camp Fire T-shirts, which are cut into strips of cloth and bound to resemble colorful floral bouquets or sparklers. Camp Fire OC, which provides after-school programming, camping and educational opportunities to economically challenged youths, will continue offering activities at many KFZ events throughout the year. Visit for more information.

On Saturday, July 26, the Children's Nature Institute will bring its innovative Wonder Mobile to Bristol Warner Village. Inside the Wonder Mobile, children and their families can interact with, and touch, live animals. Hosts will provide information about the animals and the artifacts and other natural wonders inside this one-of-kind rolling classroom. The Children's Nature Institute brings programs to schools and other locations throughout Los Angeles County. Visit for more information.

Camp Fire OC returns to Bristol Warner Village and Marketplace Kids Fun Zone on Saturday, August 30, with a special craft activity. Kids can also meet Scooter, Bristol Warner's skateboarding mutt mascot, and have an opportunity to win prizes

The Kids Fun Zone events are held from noon to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. The event location rotates between the Food 4 Less at Bristol Warner Marketplace and the 99¢ Only store at Bristol Warner Village. The Marketplace and Village centers are located across the street from each other at the corner of Bristol Street and Warner Avenue in Santa Ana. Kids Fun Zone membership is free and includes free craft activities, a birthday gift, VIP family events and exclusive store discounts. Visit or, or call 818-710-6100 for more information.

About NewMark Merrill Companies

Bristol Warner Village and Marketplace is part of a portfolio of over 67 shopping centers that NewMark Merrill Companies owns or manages. Since 1984, owner Sandy Sigal has led NewMark Merrill in the management, acquisition or development of over ten million square feet of shopping centers in more than 47 cities. NewMark Merrill Companies has consistently ranked among the top 25 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Los Angeles Business Journal since 2000. NewMark Merrill is also ranked as one of the top nine developers and top 10 property managers. For more information, visit