Family Fun Activities in Ventura

Looking for some family fun activities to do with the kids?
Ventura is a natural playground!

Harbor Village

Ventura Harbor Village Ventura Harbor Village is loaded with family fun activities to do with the kids... paddle boat rentals, whale watching, harbor cruises to name a few. There's even an arcade with and indoor carousel , and the Channel Islands Visitors Center with indoor tide pools! Read more

Farm Tours

Agritours for KidsAgritours are educational and fun for the whole family and a natural fit in Ventura County. Agritours are farm tours that help us learn where our food comes from and how it makes its way from the field, to the packing house, to our table. Visit these local Ventura farms.

Ventura Aquatics Center

Our daughter absolutely loves this park located at the corner of Kimball and Telegraph which opens every summer. The center has three pools: A recreation pool, competition pool and a water playground for the little ones and two water slides. It's great family fun. Here's more info.

Whale Watching

Whale watching in Southern California
The experience of sighting a humpback whale appearing suddenly full breach in front of you is a memory that you and your kids will share forever....Read more

Coastal Bike Ride

4 wheel BicycleCruising along on a 4-wheel bicycle along a coastal bike path on a beautiful day is one of our favorite things to do with the kids... Read more

Ventura Beaches

Best California BeachesVisiting Ventura without a stop at the beach is like going to Disneyland and skipping the Matterhorn ride. There are beaches here to suit all tastes, even beaches especially good for families with young children.
Here's our Beach by Beach Guide, with quick reference symbols of activities, amenities, and services ....browse Ventura Beaches.

Local businesses offering fun family activites...

Ventura Boat Rentals 

Ventura Boat Rentals
Ventura Boat Rentals offers a variety of boat excursions to fit any budget and to provide a fun time for everyone in your family...Read more

Golf 'N Stuff

Golf N StuffEven today, minature golf is still one of the best family fun activities, and this course is one of the better ones. When you've finished 18 holes, there's plenty more to do... bumber boats, go carts, lazer tag, and more. There's also an arcade and a reservable party area.
5555 Walker Street, Ventura
(805) 644-7131

Fillmore & Western Railway
Fillmore & Western RailwayOne of Ventura County's greatest treasures. Fillmore & Western Railway offers a wide variety of theme rides for all tastes and ages: Family Dinner Train, Murder Mystery Train, North Pole Express, Pumkin Liner... the list goes on! For more info call (805) 524-2546 or go to

The Clubhouse Fun Zone

Funhouuse Fun ZoneThe Clubhouse Fun Zone is a fun, clean, and safe indoor play center featuring a wide array of toys, free computer stations, comfortable seating and cafe area for both kids and adults to play, relax and socialize.  Also available for private party/event rental. For more info visit or call (805) 639-0414.

Firefly Ceramics
Firefly Ceramics

Painting your own pottery is definitely a fun activity to do for kids and adults. Choose an unfinished mug, platter or figurine, decorate it using brushes, stamps and design tools. Pick-up your fire-glazed work of art a week later. Fun without the fuss or mess!
1580 Saratoga Ave Ste C, Ventura  (805) 650-1468

The Busy Bee Café

One of Ventura’s oldies but goodies, this diner has been a fixture on Main Street since 1963. The kids (and the kid in you) will love the mini-juke boxes at every table and the menu has something for everybody... Read more

Gulls Wing Museum

Dedicated to providing a place for children and their families to explore and discover together the wonders of the world around us, Gull Wings features over 15 hands-on exhibits or, as they like to say, imagination stations.
418 W. 4th Street, Oxnard   (805) 483-3005

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