25 Things to Do With Kids In and Near Thousand Oaks

Ventura County Family Activities - Fun for Thousand Oaks Kids

Thousand Oaks, a city named (and incorporated) in the 1960s to honor the many majestic oaks in the area, still thrives today. If you have little ones and live in Thousand Oaks, or will be visiting the area soon, have a look at our list below. So much to do! And when you've exhausted your options and are ready to travel elsewhere, take a peek at one of our other lists. Whether visiting  Culver City, Redondo Beach, Marina Del Rey, Burbank, Pasadena or Hollywood, our lists have got you covered. But first, we present Thousand Oaks.


  1. Hit up Hideout Playground for some indoor fun.
  2. Explore the great outdoors at Wildwood Regional Park.
  3. Catch storytime at the Thousand Oaks Library.
  4. Enjoy a frozen yogurt treat at Tizzy Yogurt Cafe (they may just have the best stuff around).
  5. Learn to swim (or improve your strokes) at Daland Swim School.
  6. If you'd rather be fishing, head to Troutdale and cast your line.
  7. Race a go kart at MB2 Raceway.
  8. Pick your own produce, pet some animals, or throw a party at Underwood Family Farms.
  9. Take in a bit of history at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
  10. Cool off at Oak Canyon Splash Pad.
  11. Give your kids a workout at My Gym Children's Fitness Center.
  12. Go to a show or concert at Thousand Oaks Civic Plaza.
  13. Load up on local fruits and veggies at the Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers Market.
  14. Learn all about local history at the Chumash Indian Museum.
  15. Take in even more local history at the Stagecoach Inn Museum.
  16. Reach great heights at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing.
  17. Visit Conejo Creek North Park and explore ponds, creeks, and streams.
  18. Head to Boost Your Average and practice your batting swing.
  19. Be dazzled by a magic show at Dan Ray Magic.
  20. Saddle up and go for a horseback ride at Rocking K Horse Rentals.
  21. Check out $5 Fridays at Art Trek, a local arts program bringing arts awareness to the community.
  22. Check out the Kids Club events at the Lakes at Thousand Oaks.
  23. Head to the annual Conejo Valley Days; it's a carnival, and so much more!
  24. Picnic the past to life at Reyes Adobe
  25. Visit Gull Wings Children's Museum. (Ok, Oxnard is further than a stone's throw from Thousand Oaks. But it's still in the realm of close. We just couldn't make an area list without including Gull Wings.)