We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym in Agoura Hills

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We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym at 30315 Canwood Street, Agoura Hills opened to the public in November 2013. Open 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm for open play, birthday parties, break time, Summer/Winter/Spring Camp, and more. 

The gym provides children from infant to age 13 with a fun and motivational environment to help them with strength, movement, vestibular development, sensory processing, communication and social interactions.

Activities at the gym include: zip line, full sized trampoline, rope wall, slide, monkey bars, swings, tunnels, sensory-based toys, motor play toys and equipment, arts and crafts area and more.

Open play is $14 for one child, $12 for additional siblings (as of October 2018).

Learn more at werockthespectrumagourahills.com or call 818.991.KIDS (5437). Also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WRTSAgouraHills.

The Clubhouse Fun Zone in Ventura

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The Clubhouse Fun Zone is located at 4535 McGrath Street, Unit B in Ventura. This indoor play facility appeals to both adults and children in that in addition to all of the play equipment, it offers three computer stations with free internet access, free WiFi, satellite radio, couches, chairs and a variety of reading material.

For the kids, there is a tri-level clubhouse themed modular climbing structure featuring two large slides, a zig-zag step climb, teeter tunnel, snake pit and ball pit, a large collection of Children’s Factory soft play activity components, an inflatable bouncer, Little Tikes play structures that create an imaginary town (including a café and gas station, school bus, fire truck, etc.), ride-on vehicles, train table, air hockey table and popular ride-on roller coasters. Recommended for kids 6 and under but all ages welcome.

The Clubhouse also offers a range of drinks and snacks that includes self-service gourmet coffee and tea as well as birthday party packages. The facility is open to the public Monday through Friday and weekends for private parties.

Admission $9 per child as of September 2018. Sibling and military discounts available. Open 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri (available for private parties on weekends). For more information, visit www.theclubhousefunzone.com or call 805.639.0414.

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Kids World Indoor Playground in Oak Park

Kids World Indoor Playground is an indoor playground that has a large "Ballocity" play structure, featuring a series of climbing tubes, slides, foam ball launchers, a separate toddler structure for ages 0 to 3, indoor basketball room, arcade and more, along with a restaurant serving salads, pasta, sandwiches/wraps, pizzas and burgers.

General admission (as of September 2018) is $11.99 for ages 2 to 15 for the first child and $10.99 for siblings (weekdays only; holidays excluded). Toddlers 13-23 months are $5.99; 12 months and under are free. No charge for adults. Discount passes for multiple visits and membership packages for unlimited play are available. 

Socks required for kids and adults. No outside food and drink.

Kids World is located at 618 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park (southeast corner of Lindero and Kanan). Call 818.338.8888 or visit kidsworldla.com for more information.  Also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidsworldla for updates.

Kids World also offers two hour field trips with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) component. The STEM program focuses on properties of gas, Newtonian physics and simple machines.

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Kids World used to be called Bright Child, which closed its doors on 1/20/14

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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Gymboree Play & Music in Thousand Oaks

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Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 30 years. Today there are over 550 locations in 30 countries, making Gymboree the global leader in early childhood development programs.

Designed by experts, Gymboree's age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Our programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement—which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development. Visit www.gymboreeclasses.com for more information.

The sole Ventura County area Gymboree Play & Music location as of summer 2018 is at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, on the lower level of the outdoor shops.. CLICK HERE for their site. (805.357.3711)

Gymboree Play & Music in the outdoor shops section of The Oaks mall

Gymboree Play & Music in the outdoor shops section of The Oaks mall

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).

Skating Plus - Ventura

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Skating Plus is an indoor skating rink that has been around since 1984, offering public roller skating, food, lessons, clinics, birthday parties, etc.  Check their website for discount coupons. Since the Roller Dome in Thousand Oaks closed in October 2010, this has been the only indoor roller skating rink in Ventura County.

Open skate time frames vary and are posted at www.skatingplus.com/?page_id=16.

Skating Plus is off of the 101 Freeway near Victoria at 1720 Mesa Verde Avenue, Ventura, in close proximity to Golf N' Stuff and Buena Lanes (sits to the left of Buena Lanes).

Visit www.skatingplus.com or call 805.644.5515 for more information.

Harley's Bowling Centers - Simi and Camarillo

I loved bowling as a kid but today bowling alleys are few and far between. The Ventura County Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, previously a Border's bookstore, prior to that was the 40-lane Conejo Valley Village Bowl in 1995 (can anyone tell me more about that alley?) but there are no bowling alleys in the Conejo Valley today.

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The good news is that there are two alleys within 20 minutes of us. Harley's Bowling Centers (www.harleysbowl.com) operates alleys in Simi Valley and Camarillo. Simi has 24 lanes and Camarillo has 20 lanes.

There is another Harley's now called Harley's Valley Bowl on the east end of Simi Valley that was formerly Brunswick Zone.

There are leagues for kids ages 6 and up and for adults. There is the popular "Atomic Bowling" with loud music and black lights. These alleys also make great birthday venues too...try the bumper lane bowling for the little ones. You can rent a lane for open bowling by the hour or by the game

Harley's Simi Valley is at 480 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley (exit Madera off the 118 freeway) (805.526.4212).

Harley's Camarillo is at 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo (Ponderosa Shopping Center, behind 99 Cents Store) (805.482.0747)

Pump It Up (Inflatable Party Zone) - Ventura

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Pump It Up is a large indoor play facility located at 5120 Ralston Street, Ventura (one mile west of Victoria, just around the corner from Golf N' Stuff and Buena Lanes).  Get ready for some wild, fun and crazy birthday parties at Pump It Up, chock full of oversized inflatables.

In addition to parties, there are Pop-In Playtime for ages six and under (currently Monday and Thursday mornings) and Family Jump Time for older kids on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. More information at www.pumpitupparty.com/ventura-ca or call 805.339.9669. Open only for private parties on weekends.

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.