Golf N' Stuff Ventura

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For hours of amusement check out Golf N' Stuff off the 101 freeway in eastern Ventura, just 20 miles west of Newbury Park. Golf N' Stuff features two 18-hole miniature golf courses, Indy style race cars (go-karts), bumper boats, bumper cars and laser tag (offered at designated time frames) and a large arcade. You must be 4' 8" tall to drive the go-karts and at least 4' tall to drive the bumper boats/cars, so make sure to wear heels if you're really short.

The famous Golf N' Stuff castle seen from Highway 101 in Ventura.

The famous Golf N' Stuff castle seen from Highway 101 in Ventura.

Each activity is priced separately. Mini golf as of March 2019 costs $11.00. You can also purchase a 2 hour unlimited use wristband on weekends for $30.00 (as of March 2019) and try everything. I highly recommend registering in the Golf N Stuff Email Club as they email periodic 2 for 1 mini golf coupons that come in handy. There are also printable coupons on the Golf N Stuff site at golfnstuff.com/ventura/coupons.html.

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Wow, talk about a fun venue for a kid's birthday party! Prices range from $15 to $38 per person (as of March 2019) for Ameci's pizza, cake, access to the rides, etc.

Golf N' Stuff is open 365 days per year (366 on leap years)! Yes, it is even open Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day!

There is also a snack bar that serves an assortment of items, like mini pizzas, hot dogs and pretzels. Enough to provide plenty of carbs for your activities.

Golf N' Stuff is located at 5555 Walker Street, Ventura. More info at www.golfnstuff.com or call 805.644.7131. Also check out THIS LINK on CVG for more pics.

Exit the 101 off Victoria, head North to Moon Drive, which turns into Walker, and turn left to the park.

Big Z Family Fun Center in Simi Valley

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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 can 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.

Big Z is 20 to 25 miles from the Conejo Valley as it is located in the eastern-most part of Simi Valley.

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LazerTag Extreme in Simi Valley

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LazerTag Extreme at 591-A Country Club Drive, Simi Valley in the Wood Ranch Shopping Center opened in July 2013. This new facility has a customized 5,000+ sq ft multi-level interactive arena, a laser maze, arcade with ticket redemption games and great food.  No reservations required to play but for groups of 8 or more are recommended.

More information at www.lazertagextreme.com or call 805.577.8400.

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For local history buffs, the Camarillo LazerTag Extreme location (formerly known as LazerStar), closed 3/18/12).

AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14 Movie Theater Arcade

Well I decided to list this here because you never know when you might want to play some arcade games while shopping at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks.  The AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14 (previously Carmike and Muvico) among other things has a nice little arcade with about a dozen or so games, including some hoop shooting, pinball machine, air hockey and other games. More on this theater at www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/los-angeles/amc-dine-in-thousand-oaks-14.

Kids in disguise playing air hockey in the arcade at AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14.

Kids in disguise playing air hockey in the arcade at AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14.

Ventura Harbor Village Carousel and Arcade

Retro look and feel at the Ventura Village Carousel

Retro look and feel at the Ventura Village Carousel

The Ventura Village Carousel and Arcade at Ventura Harbor Village makes 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 animal* carousel and arcade access. Learn more at venturaharbor.com/directory/village-carousel.

* An interesting carousel indeed. Not just horses. I see a pig, dog, camels, horses, rabbit, red-nosed reindeer, etc.

Or just stop by Ventura Harbor Village with the kids, try The Parlor (805.658.2837) for burgers, hot dogs and delicious onion rings, grab an ice cream at Coastal Cone, check out the boats, go kayaking or pedal-boating, try a whale watching expedition, etc.

Ventura Harbor Village is at 1567 Spinaker Drive, Ventura.  Call 805.644.3234 for the Carousel/Arcade.  Visit www.venturaharborvillage.com for more information