Shop and plop yourself down while your kids get entertained or, better yet, entertain themselves. Here is a roundup of kids' activities and play areas at local shopping malls. In addition to these ongoing activities, seasonal/holiday events are posted regularly here on Conejo Valley Guide.
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks offers a kids club on selected Wednesday mornings. The Lakes has nicely appointed outdoor playground with swings, slide and sandbox, large grassy area, two lakes and waterfall.
Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks has Kids Fun Zone arts and crafts on the last Saturday of the month. There is a small outdoor kids play area for the little ones and an impressive outdoor water fountain, not to mention a NEOS interactive play wall. The DojoBoom Extreme Air Sports attraction opened in November 2017 and is a huge draw for kids of all ages, not to mention adults!
The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks offers an indoor kids play area for little ones, Build-a-Bear Workshop a Gymboree Play & Music and Young Art Lessons Children’s Art Store. The outdoor shops area often has large scale games out.
Camarillo Premium Outlets expanded by 220,000 sq ft in April 2009 with The Promenade, which has a Spanish style courtyard area. Separating the Outlet from The Promenade is the Edwards Theaters. Not much for young kids, however.
The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park has a small playground and grassy area with a pond and bridge.
Lakeshore Learning in Ventura is a great store to buy learning toys and products for kids. It offers free crafts every Saturday from 11am to 3pm.
Malibu Country Mart has a nice outdoor kids' playground area with cool ocean breezes.
The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard has the 16 screen Century Theatre, Color Me Mine ceramics studio and a nice outdoor playground/park area. The Seaside Steamer offers trackless train rides Fri through Sun. The Annex Food Hall at The Collection offers a Kids Club the last Wednesday of the month.