Studio 13 Dance in Simi Valley offers all levels of dance in: Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Boys only Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Mommy and Me (1 1/2 to 3 years), Tot Combo & Kidnastics and more! Locations at 2190 First Street and 3010 Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley. Visit www.studio13dance.com for more information.
Kids' Activities, Sports and Fun Things to Do in Ventura County!
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Big Z Family Fun Center and Restaurant at 2428 Stearns Street, Simi Valley has homemade pizzas, appetizers, salads, pasta and more! Big Z's is over 5,000 feet and has over 50+ arcade games, many of which you win tickets to cash in for prizes (a la Chuck E Cheese). Great place to throw birthday parties, team parties, etc. More information at www.bigzsimi.com or 805.526.3000.
We ordered pizza and spaghetti and meatballs and I'll have to say...the food was really good! I was pleasantly surprised at both the quality and portions of the food. I was expecting a Chuck E Cheese type pizza but this one really tasted good. The kids gobbled up pizza then ran off to play games. Big Z is 20 to 25 miles from the Conejo Valley as it is located in the eastern-most part of Simi Valley. It is next to the Brunswick Zone Bowling Alley.
Simi Dance Center, located at 1665 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, was established in 1963.
The center is focused on teaching strong fundamentals and techniques in the areas of Jazz, Tap, Popping N' Locking, Breakig, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Lyrical.
The studio is equipped with two state-of-the-art dance floors, a floating floor and a harlequin floor. Classes for ages 18 months to adult. Try a dance birthday party here!
For more information, visit www.simidancecenter.com or call 805.527.2147.
Simi Valley Little League has divisions available for all youths of all ages. There are no tryouts so boys and girls can sign up with friends and play on the same team! We welcome individual players and teams throughout Southern California. Registration fees are $75.00 per player for all divisions (ages 4-12). Spring season starts in March and fall season starts in mid-September!
Tee Ball Baseball is for boys and girls 4-6 years old. Coach Pitch is for boys and girls 6-7 years old (6 year olds permitted with one year of Tee ball). Farm (kid pitch) is for boys and girls 7-8 years old (7-9 allowed based on ability). Major is for boys and girls ages 9-12. The Junior League Baseball Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-15.
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.
For more information visit www.svlittleleague.com or call the SVLL league phone at (805) 520-0555.
To sign up, enroll online the month before the season starts (e.g. online registration is open in early/mid-August for the fall season starting in September). Or call to find out more about onsite registration!
I loved bowling as a kid but today bowling alleys are few and far between. The Ventura County Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, previously a Border's bookstore, prior to that was the 40-lane Conejo Valley Village Bowl in 1995 (can anyone tell me more about that alley?) but there are no bowling alleys in the Conejo Valley today.
The good news is that there are 2 alleys within 20 minutes of us. Harley's Bowling Centers (www.harleysbowl.com) operates alleys in Simi Valley and Camarillo. Simi has 24 lanes and Camarillo has 20 lanes. I have been to Harley's Simi and can say it is a very nice facility, clean, good amenities (food, bar, arcade) and well maintained.
There are leagues for kids ages 6 and up and for adults. There is the popular "Atomic Bowling" with loud music and black lights. These alleys also make great birthday venues too...try the bumper lane bowling for the little ones. You can rent a lane for open bowling by the hour or by the game
Harley's Simi Valley is at 480 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (exit Madera off the 118 freeway) (805.526.4212).
Harley's Camarillo is at 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo (Ponderosa Shopping Center, behind 99 Cents Store) (805.482.0747)
At Paint Pals Clubhouse, choose a plaster figurine or plaque, paint away and take your finished artwork home the same day. Or be a star while you sing karaoke on stage under the spotlights, surround yourself in a giant bubble, stick your shadow to the wall in a state of the art shadow room, explore the black light maze or stuff your own animal at the Paint Pals "Critter Corner." For more information, visit www.paintpalsclubhouse.com or call 805.581.4676. Located at 1655 E. Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley.
i9 Sports runs a recreational youth flag football league that covers Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Agoura and Woodland Hills. i9 is committed to safety, organization and sportsmanship with the highest degree of customer service and professionalism. Here is information from the i9 website at www.i9sports.com:
i9 Sports Flag Football is non-contact continuous action, using minimal equipment. The games emphasize basic football skills of passing, catching, defending, and running. In i9 Flag, participants also learn about formations, pass patterns, and different types of defense.
This five-on-five game is designed by the NFL for youth players. The offensive team plays for a first down at midfield and a touchdown in the end zone. Running and passing plays are allowed, although there are no-running zones at midfield and near each goal line. The defensive team covers receivers, rushes the passer, and grabs flags to make stops.
I9 SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL IS NON-CONTACT; BLOCKING AND TACKLING IS NOT ALLOWED. This league is great for beginners to experienced players! Signups for the spring season begin in January and the season starts in April. Format is 5 on 5 and everyone plays (generally 8 to 10 players per team). Ages range from 5-6 to 13-14. Players assigned to teams based on age, height and weight. No drafts/tryouts!
Visit the local i9Sports website by CLICKING HERE or call 805.732.2535 for more information.
Founded in March of 2004 by Dan Martin, PGA and Sally Quinlan, LPGA, the Junior Golf Academy of Ventura County has provided quality golf instruction, character development, and life skill education to over 2,000 youths in Ventura County!
Their program, currently offered at 4 locations in the county, delivers year round affordable and convenient golf programming for boys and girls ages 6 to 16.
The Junior Golf Academy is comprised of 3 basic age groups:
- Little Linkers - Ages 6 to 8
- Middle Linkers - Ages 9 to 11
- Teen Linkers - Ages 12 to 16
- Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks
- River Ridge in Oxnard
- Rustic Canyon in Moorpark
- Sinaloa in Simi Valley
More information at http://golfacademyvc.com/juniorgolf/main/Main.cfm or call 805.901.7829.
CheerForce is located at a 10,000 sq ft athletic training center located at 671 Cochran Street in Simi Valley and has another location at 5331 Derry Avenue in Agoura. CheerForce offers competitive cheer teams, tumbling classes, introductory cheer classes, cheer camps, birthday parties and private lessons to boys and girls. Other locations in Rancho, Orange County and San Diego.
For more information, visit www.cheerforce.com or call 805.582.2211.
Santa Susana Park is a quiet park adjacent to the Santa Susana Railroad Depot in Simi Valley. There is a large play area, grassy picnic areas as well as a covered picnic area, restrooms and more. But of particular interest to my kid are the large sandstone rock formations they climbed into and onto. The park is located at 6503 Katherine Road, off of Kuehner. More information at www.rsrpd.org/park/santasusanapark/santasusanapark.html.
Rancho Simi Community Park, located at 1765 Royal Avenue, is one of the largest parks in the area at over 33 acres. It has 2 playgrounds, 8 tennis courts, basketball, pool, horseshoe pits, a lagoon with ducks and plenty more. In recent years it has been home home of the annual Simi Valley Days event. Visit www.rsrpd.org/park/rscp/rscp.html or call 805.584.4400 for more information.
Skatelab has a large indoor skate park that your kids will love. It is located at 4226 Valley Fair Street, Simi Valley. Visit www.skatelab.com or call 805.578.0040 for more information. They offer skateboarding classes on Saturdays and Sundays for beginners and novices too!
Reef Volleyball Club is a member of the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) whose governing body is USA Volleyball. This program is for girls 18 years of age and younger. The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for athletes to receive high quality instruction in volleyball skill development and strategy at all ability levels. REEF VBC is proud to take on this challenge and commitment. REEF VBC has a group of outstanding coaches, many from top area schools, who are committed to the success of this program. More information at www.reefvbc.com.
The Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley was established in 1970 by the Jaycees as the Simi Valley Boys Club. It opened with 100 members. In 1974, the Club closed for 10 months due to lack of adequate financial resources. In 1977, the Club began to serve girls and in 1979, changed the organization's name to The Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley. In 1996 it moved into a new 25,565 sq. ft. facility (2850 Lemon Drive) that afforded us the opportunity to serve thousands of children. The organization continues to grow and now serves over 10,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18 per year. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley is to provide a positive, safe, healthy and fun environment that empowers youth to become responsible individuals and citizens of tomorrow. Learn more at www.bgcsimi.com or call 805.527.4437.
A Faery Hunt is an interactive show filled with uplifting life messages including kindness, forgiveness, respect, ecological responsibility and tolerance, in this entertaining and fun show for the whole family. A Faery Hunt is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation dedicated to providing uplifting, fun and age-appropriate entertainment for our children.
Please call the reservations lines for any questions regarding a birthday party, Faerygrams, school field trip or our new School Program, scout troop, to have the faeries come visit you in your location, or to inquire about our Magical Fairy Adventure Scouting Badge Program. Many children come in costume. It is not required, but faery fun!
Shows take place in various locations throughout the L.A. area. In Ventura County, shows take place (currently) at Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley. For details, dates, show times and tickets, visit www.afaeryhunt.com or all 818.324.6802.
From Conejo Joe: A friend said she took her daughter to this and thought it was wonderful.
Creative Acting Theatre School (C.A.T.S.) is an acting, comedy/improv and performing arts school for kids of all ages. Classes vary by location. Local locations include Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. Also offers summer camps! More information at www.youththeater.com or 661.718.3968.
Conejo Simi Aquatics (CSA) is dedicated to delivering premier, community-based aquatics programs and is proud to be a USA SwimmingSilver Medal Club. Serving the Conejo and Simi Valleys since 1973, CSA has a proud history of fostering the highest levels of individual and team achievement through excellence in coaching and the support of its member families. CSA’s student-athletes have competed in Olympic Trials, National and Junior National competitions and Sectional championships. CSA has developed swimmers who have held World and American Records. With a broad set of programs encompassing novices, age group swimmers, elite national and international competitors and masters swimmers, CSA offers an aquatics experience for everyone.
Conejo Simi Aquatics is a USA Swimming club for kids ages 5 and up and for adults through itsmasters' programs. CSA swims at 3 different pool locations; Cal Lutheran University, Rancho Simi Pool in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks High School. More information at www.csaswim.com or call 805.379.2378.