Simi Youth Baseball is a non-profit PONY (Protect Our Nation's Youth) organization, run by volunteers since 1962. Games are played at 789 Irvine Road, Simi Valley, near the Sinaloa Golf Course. Five age divisions include Pony 13-14, Bronco 11-12, Mustang 9-10, Pinto 7-8 and Shetland 6 and under. Spring season runs from March through mid-May. Signups in November-December and tryouts in early January. More information at www.simiyouth.com.
The Pacific View Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. The Mall has teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Kids Club takes place every third Saturday of the month from 3-4pm in the Center Court of Pacific View Mall, 3301 E Main Street, Ventura.
Upcoming Dates: 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21
Join us every Tuesday nights at 6pm at The Commons at Calabasas (4799 Commons Way) for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so much more! March through October.
Upcoming Kids Club Events
For more information, contact The Commons at Calabasas management office at 818-222-3444 or view our full Calendar of Events at www.shopcommons.com.
Sky High Sports - The Trampoline Place, opened at 166 Aviador Street, Camarillo in October 2010. Located in a huge, 42,000 sq ft facility, there are half a dozen areas that have trampolines on the floors and walls. This is a one of a kind place in Ventura County.
In addition jumping up, down and around, you can play dodgeball, there is an area geared towards kids under 10 with its own two trampoline courts and several bouncers, an arcade and more. There's also a laser tag area available for 30 minute sessions - reserve the room or book it as a walk-in.
Sky High Sports also has a separate "sanity" room for adults with a number of TVs, as well as a huge projection TV, as well as free WiFi. The Sky High Cafe offers up a variety of delicious pizzas, subs, paninis, wraps, salads and other goodies.
Sky High is open 7 days a week. Current hours (as of February 2017) are 11am to 9pm Sunday/Monday, 2pm to 9pm Tuesday through Thursday and 11am to 11pm Friday/Saturday.
Visit cam.jumpskyhigh.com or call 805.484.6300 for more information. Current pricing (updated February 2017) is $15 for 1 hour, $20 for 1 1/2 hours and $25 for 2 hours. Weekly specials are also offered.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park opened at 2825 Johnson Drive, Ventura in mid-January 2016. Sky Zone offers wall to wall trampolines with open jump sessions, "SkySlam" court, SkyRobics fitness classes, dodgeball, and more. Pricing as of February 2017 is $5 for 30 min, $10 for 60 min, $15 for 90 min and $20 for all day jumping!
Learn more at www.skyzone.com/ventura or call 805.804.9555.
The New West Symphony VIP Family Club is a special concert experience for children ages 7 to 13 and their families. The program is designed for children and their parents or guardian wishing to learn more about a symphonic orchestra and the joys of classical music.
Membership in the program offers tickets to Masterpiece Series concerts at substantial savings, special intermission programs including back-stage tours, an opportunity to meet guest artists, Symphony musicians and more and specially prepared materials to enhance your childrens' experience.
Tickets for each concert are $14/child and $29/adult (as of January 2017; subject to change) when accompanied by a child.
Two adults per family. Visit www.newwestsymphony.org/VIPClub.php or call 805.558.4412 for more information.
Located at 618 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park (at Kanan; and next to Kids World Indoor Playground), Blast City is a two-story high, state of the art, fully immersive, mission-based, role-playing laser tag experience for ages 5 years and up. It is located adjacent to Kids World with its own separate entrance.
Blast City Laser Tag game play consists of three different game "Chapters" that will move players from beginner-level recruit to high-tech warrior. Players begin by having fun while learning the arena layout and laser tag equipment, then advance along the way to become a laser tag Overlord- in complete and total command of the arena.
The game Chapters are segments of an evolving story based in the not-too-distant-future that combine 18 missions and game levels of exciting, mission-based role playing laser tag featuring multiple obstacles and types of targets.
Blast City also features a cool, modern arcade and party rooms. Blast City is a great place for birthday parties as well as team building, company events and groups of all ages.
Visit www.blastcityla.com for more information or call 818.338.8887.
Mon-Tue- Closed; Private Events Only
Price per game $10
Birthday Parties Starting at $399
Blast City and Kids World also offer two hour field trips with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) component. The STEM program at Blast City is designed around the science of light, optics, sound, lasers and mazes. The program focuses on light reflection, light refraction, light and sound interaction as well as characteristics and properties of lasers.
Located at 2001 Anchor Court, Unit A, Thousand Oaks, The Hit Factory is a 23,000 sq ft indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. The facility offers classes, clinics, group and individual training, birthday parties and more. Visit thfbaseball.com or call 805.375.1414 for more information.
The enhanced monthly Kids Fun Zone program in 2017 at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks will get youth moving and offer neweducational activities. The first Kids Fun Zone event of the year is Saturday, January 28 with craft and fitness activity. Other dates are Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 27, Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 26, Sep 30, Oct 38, Nov 25 and Dec 30.
The FREE Kids Fun Zone is held on the last Saturday of each month from 12 noon to 3 p.m. near the Toys R Us store at Janss Marketplace, located off the Moorpark exit on the 101 Freeway at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.
The Kids Fun Zone will continue the popular seasonal craft activity. NEW in 2017 are FREE Zumba classes for kids. The Zumba classes, held during the three-hour Kids Fun Zone, will be held at 1 p.m. near the interactive fountain. Kids who take part in the Zumba class will have a chance to win a free Janss gift card just for joining in the fun!
Janss will host Martial Arts Fitness classes, Computer, Robotics and “Fun with Food Healthy Meal Planning” activities at various Kids Fun Zones during the year. Each month children celebrating a birthday will receive a gift from Janss Marketplace. The Kids Fun Zone also features family interactive events and merchant discounts.
Scooter, the lovable Kids Fun Zone costume character Mascot will host Kids Fun Zone events, handing out prizes to kids during the “Spin to Win” wheel on March 25, July 25 and December 30.
Kids Fun Zone membership is FREE for children age 12 and younger. Families can register children at www.JanssMarkepplace.net or at any of the monthly Kids Fun Zone events.
Kidspace Children's Museum is an interactive, must see children's museum next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, located on four acres inside Brookside Park (480 N. Arroyo Boulevard).
Kidspace has over 25 interactive exhibits, in addition to gardens, arroyo streams, and frequent daily/weekly activities. Designed for kids between 12 months and 12 years old, Kidspace provides children the opportunity to explore the physical, natural and environmental sciences while having a lot of fun. While at Kidspace they can dig for fossils, climb 40 foot towers, see a real bee hive or even start an earthquake.
Visit www.kidspacemuseum.org or call 626.449.9144 for more information. During the months of September through May, the museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm and weekends 10 am to 5 pm. Open Mondays from mid-March to early September.
Admission is $13 per person (including kids) as of January 2017. Infants under age 1 are free. Family memberships are available.
Free Family Night is the first Tuesday of each month from 4 pm to 8 pm.
While making the trek to Pasadena with two young kids can be a haul, it is definitely worth it. There are so many things to see and do both inside the museum and in the large outdoor area, your kids will have fun for several hours...climbing, crawling, playing, feeling, discovering, tinkering, etc. The cafeteria has a decent selection of food too and the museum store has a large assortment of neat learning items. And on your way back home in Ventura County, stop by Griffith Park for some kiddie train rides!