Pacific View Mall Kids Club in Ventura

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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: Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, Oct 20, 

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Scooter's Jungle Simi Valley

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Scooter’s Jungle Simi Valley is a 12,000 square foot facility located at 2250 Union Place, Unit B with huge, custom-made inflatable jumpers and permanent structures that include the tallest and longest indoor inflatable slide. The play equipment is right-sized for kids and parents to play. The facility opened its doors in December 2012.

Features both open play and private events, including birthday parties, fundraisers and team gatherings. Free table games and a DJ‑quality music system also in place.

"All ages" two-hour open play events are $10 per child, which includes on adult. Additional adults $5 each (as of February 2018).

Visit www.scootersjungle.com/location/simi-valley or call 805.203.9200 for more information, or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScootersJungleSimiValley.

We visited Scooter's Jungle for the first time in February 2013 during an "open play" session. There are 3 slides, one of which I tried, and it was quite fast! There are 4 different bounce houses, including 2 with mini-obstacles and a fun mini zip line, and a 4th, larger bouncer with basketball hoops in it. There is also an extra large climbing play area and two ping pong tables. 

One of 3 massive indoor slides at Scooter's Jungle Simi Valley

One of 3 massive indoor slides at Scooter's Jungle Simi Valley

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Fun on the zip line

Fun on the zip line

The massive climbing play area (this photo does not do it justice...it's huge).

The massive climbing play area (this photo does not do it justice...it's huge).

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Kids Fun Zone and Outdoor Play Area at Janss Marketplace

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The Kids Fun Zone program at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks in 2018 will get youth moving and offer new educational activities. Upcoming dates: Mar 31, Apr 28 (Magic Arts and Craft), May 26 (Juggling Arts and Craft), June 30 (Magic Arts and Craft), July 28 (Puppets Arts and Craft), August 25 (Disney Princess Belle and Arts and Craft), September 29 (Animals Arts and Craft), October 27 (Puppets Arts & Craft).

The FREE Kids Fun Zone is held on the last Saturday of each month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. near the Toys R Us store entrance. 

Kids Fun Zone includes music, games and arts and crafts. Scooter, the lovable mascot, will be on hand for pictures and prize giveaways on 3/11, 

Kids Fun Zone membership is FREE for children age 12 and younger.  Families can register children at janssmarketplace.net/kids-fun-zone or at any of the monthly Kids Fun Zone events.

Rocking K Horse Rentals in Newbury Park

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Looking to ride a horse on a guided tour? Rocking K Horse Rentals, located at 4790 West Lynn Road in Newbury Park, is open 7 days a week.  Horses are available for rent, guided tours, birthday parties, etc.  Visit www.rockingkhorserentals.com or call 805.499.9512 for more information.

Do note that Rocking K accepts cash only still as of January 2018. Children must be at least six years of age and 44 inches tall to ride. Maximum weight is 260 lbs. Pregnant women are not allowed to ride.

They recommend wearing jeans and close toed shoes. Open 8am to 6pm (e.g. last 1 hour ride leaves at 6pm) during spring/summer months and until 5pm on other months.

As of January 2018, prices are $40 for a 1 hour trail ride, $50 for a 1 1/2 hours and $60 for a 2 hour ride.

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The STEM Center at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme

The U. S. Navy Seabee Museum Seabee STEM Center is a well put together area of the museum geared towards exposing kids to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. More details and images by clicking the following image.

Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara

Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara is a huge park that sandwiches East Cabrillo Boulevard.  On the ocean side of Cabrillo the park consists of a palm-lined, narrow strip of park adjacent to East Beach with an oceanfront bike path and walkway from Stearns Wharf to East Beach.  This side of the park is host to Sunday/holiday arts and crafts shows.  The 14,600 square foot Skater's Point skate park is also located on this side of the park.

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Call 805.564.5418 for more information or visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/parks/features/playgrounds/chase.asp.

On the other side of Cabrillo is a huge 10 acre parcel that features fountains, creeks, a lagoon, carousel, snack bar and a shipwreck playground modeled after an ocean schooner from the turn of the century.

The park is walking distance to Stearns Wharf, the beach, bike rentals, State Street, etc.

From 1999 to 2017, the park was home to a vintage 1916 40 foot in diamater carousel, The carousel was relocated to Fort Hood, Oregon to a museum.

Reef Volleyball Club

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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. Locations in Newbury Park and Agoura Hills. More information at www.reefvbc.com.

Brandon's Buddies Free Kids Club in Calabasas

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Brandon's Buddies is a free kids club that meets every month at Brandon's Village at Gates Canyon Park located at 25801 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Calabasas. This playground is the first fully-accessible playground in the region. The day may include integrated play, face painting, arts and crafts, entertainment and treats.  Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

All children with and without disabilities and their families who want to spend a great day playing in the sunshine and making friends are invited to participate!

Brandon's Buddies gives children with disabilities the opportunity to play with their typically-able peers, while giving their parents a chance to share experiences and advice with other parents/caregivers.  It gives children without disabilities the chance to get to know their peers and gain greater awareness and compassion.

For more information, visit The K.E.N. Project website at www.kenproject.com or call 818.222.8118.  Or visit the KEN Project calendar at www.kenproject.com/calendar

Note from Conejo Joe: The group meets USUALLY (some exceptions noted) the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. But make sure to check in advance.  Or just show up.

Upcoming dates (as of 1/5/18):  1/6/18, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4, Sep 8, Tues, Oct 16, Nov 3, Dec 1

Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Ventura

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 November 2017 is $8 for 30 min, $12 for 60 min, $15 for 90 min, $20 for 120 minutes and $25 for all day jumping! Sky Socks required ($3).

Learn more at www.skyzone.com/ventura or call 805.804.9555.