The Ventura Village Carousel and Arcade at Ventura Harbor Village make for quite an entertaining time and a great place for celebrating a birthday - a 2 hour private party room rental with hot dogs, soda, 36 horse carousel and arcade access and prizes is $10.50 per person (minimum 6 people) or $11.50 for pizza (prices current as of Feb 2012).
Or just stop by with the kids on a day at Ventura Harbor Village, stopping by The Parlor (805.658.2837) for burgers, hot dogs and delicious onion rings (our experience today!), grab an ice cream, check out the boats, try a whale watching expedition, etc etc. We love this place and it never seems too crowded. Learn more at venturavillagecarousel.com.