Build-a-Bear Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, offers your little ones the ability to customize their own stuffed critters in a very experiential setting.
We've been to several birthday parties at Build-a-Bear (including our own son's 5th birthday party) and the process they take the kids through is enjoyed by all.
Kids get to choose the bear or other furry creature, add a "sound" or "voice," stuff it, choose a heart, stitch, fluff, name it, receive a birth certificate, dress it and transport the newborn home in a cute cardboard condo. And of course accessorizing the new family member requires follow-up visits.
This is the only Build-a-Bear Workshop in Ventura County and it was completely remodeled in 2013.
For more information, visit www.buildabear.com or call 805.449.8704. The store is open 7 days per week; 10am to 9pm, Mon-Sat, 11am to 6pm Sun.