The kids absolutely love it at Chuck E. Cheese's, there's plenty of things to do, and I am a fan of the grilled chicken sandwich, fries and, yes, a nice cold beer to wash them down. And the kids ALWAYS wolf down the pizza there. Chuck E. Cheese's is geared towards kids ages 2 to 12.
Make sure to check the Sunday newspaper coupons before you go because they have coupons in there all the time. Or if you don't get the paper, just visit their website at www.chuckecheese.com, click "Coupons" and "Get a Coupon" to find discount coupons for the location of your choosing.
How about a quick walkthrough of the Thousand Oaks Chuck E. Cheese's. Admittedly the video is lousy but gives you a feel for what the place is like...when not PACKED with kids!
Chuck E. Cheese's is at 130 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks (805.497.2522) www.chuckecheese.com/storedetails/ca/thousand-oaks/320 and 4714 Telephone Road in Ventura (805.644.9777) www.chuckecheese.com/storedetails/ca/ventura/453.
Some footage at the Ventura Chuck E. Cheese's in November 2010.