25 Things To Do around Thousand Oaks with Kids

9/19/17 - By Martha Hall

Thousand Oaks, named (and incorporated) in the 1960s to honor the many majestic oaks in the area, may be the perfect SoCal suburb; it can feel as far from city or as close to city as you like. If you have little ones and live in Thousand Oaks, you probably know some of the must-see spots on our list below—but have you visited them all? So much to do! And when you've exhausted your options and are ready to travel elsewhere in the Southland or beyond, take a peek at one of our many city lists. From Culver City to Pasadena, Redondo Beach to Hollywood, Marina Del Rey to Burbank our lists have got you covered. We'll even guide you through Anaheim on your way in and out of Disneyland. But today, the rolling hills and cultural allure of Thousand Oaks.


Thousand Oaks has a presidential library and museum right around the corner.

  1. Hit up Hideout Playground for some indoor fun.
  2. Explore the great outdoors at Wildwood Park.
  3. Take an enlightening stroll through Gardens of the World.
  4. Take in a bit of modern history at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
  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. Go to a show or concert at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
  8. Pick your own produce, pet some animals, or throw a party at Underwood Family Farms.
  9. Catch storytime at the Thousand Oaks Library.
  10. Cool off at Oak Park Splash Pad.
  11. Give your kids a workout at My Gym Children's Fitness Center.
  12. Race a go-kart at MB2 Raceway.

    Who doesn't love go-karts?
  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. Painting ceramics at Color Me Mine never gets old.
  16. Take in even more local history at the Stagecoach Inn Museum.
  17. Play at the 15,000-square-foot Kids World indoor playground.
  18. Visit Conejo Creek North Park and explore ponds, creeks, and streams.
  19. Head to Boost Your Average and practice your batting swing.
  20. Saddle up and go for a horseback ride at Rocking K Horse Rentals.

    Fridays are particularly great at Art Trek.
  21. Stop by $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. Reach great heights at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing.

No one is too old or too young to enjoy climbing the walls at Boulderdash.

Top photo courtesy of the Chumash Indian Museum. All others courtesy of venue

Originally published May 2, 2014