Kids Club at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

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The Kids Club at The Lakes meets every Wednesday of the month from 11am to noon on the lawn during the months of April through October. Geared towards kids 10 and under.

Call 805.497.9861 for more information. Events are outdoors; rain generally cancels events but call first.

Events vary from puppet shows to storytellers to musicians, petting zoos, arts and crafts, etc. for preschoolers and their parents. These are outdoor events and are weather permitting. Contact The Lakes for more information at 805.497.9861 or www.shoplakes.com.

In addition to the kids club, The Lakes has a small playground area that is geared toward the younger kids, an expanse of grass and 2 beautiful lakes, waterfall, fountain, etc. This is a nice park-like setting that makes you forget the fact that you are looking straight out at Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Upcoming Events:

September 11, 2019 | Bob Baker Marionettes

From the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theatre comes their traveling company of marionettes for the whole family to enjoy! Bob Baker’s enchanted puppets have pulled the strings of family fun since 1963.

September 18, 2019 | Music With Nathalia

Interactive and bilingual music delivers an educational performance that is fun for all ages. Nathalia and Brian present both classic and original, award-winning songs.

September 25, 2019 | Noteworthy Puppets: Jack & The Beanstalk

Sit back and smile as Noteworthy Puppets brings the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk to life. The cast of colorful characters and original music playfully capture the magic of friendship, forgiveness and dream-seeking.

Kids Club at The Commons at Calabasas

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Stop by The Commons at Calabasas (4799 Commons Way) every Tuesday night at 6pm for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so on.

September 10, 2019 | Bob Baker Marionettes

The historic Bob Baker Marionette Theatre delivers a traveling company of marionettes for the whole family to enjoy! Watch as the fanciful, handcrafted characters take the stage and spark imaginations.

September 17, 2019 | Snooknuk and the Robot Puppet Show

Filled with music, dance, lights, bubbles and more, this interactive show is a hit with children of all ages. Watch as Cheri Moon and E-Bot, the robot puppet, perform on an astounding LED rocket ship puppet stage!

September 24, 2019 | The Amazing Dave

The Amazing Dave puts on a wow-factor magic and juggling variety show. Don’t be surprised if you and the kids laugh, ooh and ahh the whole way through as the “fun expert” goes to work.

For more information, visit www.shopcommons.com.

123 Rock School of Music in Westlake Village

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Located at 31368 Via Colinas, Suite 102 in Westlake Village, 123 Rock offers fun and enriching music lessons for kids and adults at its studio or at your home, in private or group sessions as well as ensembles and music workshops.

123 Rock offers instruction in piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, songwriting, arranging and more with professionally trained musicians having years of experience in the music field. Their teaching plan combines reading music, playing both original and existing songs, improvisation, ear training and composing music/writing songs.

Visit www.123rock.net or call 818.386.8850 for more information.

Rock City Studios in Camarillo

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Located at 2258 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo, Rock City Studios is a facility that offers private lessons, rehearsal studio, recording studio, drum lab and a stage for performances.  Rock City is managed by music professionals who have spent their careers in the recording industry.  For more information, visit www.rockcitystudios.org or call 805.383.3555.

Marina Park in Ventura

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Marina Park is located at the south end of Pierpont Boulevard in Ventura (near the intersection of Pierpont and Coral Street). It is a 15 acre park that has over a third of a mile of oceanfront adjacent to Ventura Harbor, giving it plenty of beachfront, flat sand to play in.

There is also a kids play area (geared toward younger kids), plenty of grass, restrooms and more. There is also a water taxi and a fishing dock. Fun destination park in the Ventura Keys. We never go wrong bringing the kids here. More info at www.cityofventura.net/parks.

The zip line attached to the "San Salvador" ship was taken down in 2016. The city indicates there is a possibility it will be replaced if a safe alternative can be identified.

Newer pirate-themed play area at Marina Park (re-done in 2012).

Newer pirate-themed play area at Marina Park (re-done in 2012).

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Nice, protected beachfront area at Marina Park

Nice, protected beachfront area at Marina Park

The popular San Salvador at Marina Park.

The popular San Salvador at Marina Park.

This popular zip line was taken down in 2016; the city indicates the possibility of identifying a new, safe zip line possibility but as of September 2019 no specific timing available.

This popular zip line was taken down in 2016; the city indicates the possibility of identifying a new, safe zip line possibility but as of September 2019 no specific timing available.

Borchard Skate Park in Newbury Park

Borchard Skate Park is located at 190 North Reino Road (corner of Reino and Borchard) in Newbury Park at the southwest corner of the parking lot at Borchard Community Park. This outdoor facility opened in 2002 and is free of charge.  It opens at 8 a.m. until dusk.  The Conejo Recreation & Park District offers classes and there are designated times for 12 and under, scooters and bikes.  Call the Borchard Community Center at 805.381.2791 for more information. More info at www.crpd.org/park/borchard-community-park.

Blank Canvas Art School in Thousand Oaks

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Blank Canvas opened its doors in November 2011. Located at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, #113, Thousand Oaks, Blank Canvas provides after school art classes, canvas get-together events, custom birthday parties for ages 4 and up, summer enrichment camps and more. For more information, visit www.paintblankcanvas.com or call 805.497.1600.

The Play Destination in Agoura Hills

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The Play Destination is 5,000 sq ft indoor playground and birthday party center for children, with comfortable seating and modern decor for parents. The space offers children a clean, safe environment to play and is equipped with an indoor play structure, bounce house, interactive floor games, and other mentally and physically stimulating activities. Geared towards kids up to 7 years of age.

Located at 28501 Canwood Street, Suite 3E in Agoura Hills. Visit theplaydestination.com or call 818.292.8644 for more information.

Open for private parties on weekends with some open play times posted weekly.