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
Simi Valley Town Center has a small outdoor kids play area, dragon structure and $2 mini train rides.
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.
Newer outdoor shopping center The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard has the 16 screen Century Theatre, Color Me Mine ceramics studio and a nice little outdoor playground/park area. The Seaside Steamer offers trackless train rides Fri through Sun.