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Fun things to do in VENTURA

If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • Gardens of the World

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    (23 miles) Thousand Oaks

    Fascinating but definitely for the less boisterous child, this set of themed landscaped gardens representing six areas of the world is an easy half day of wonderment for most children, whether just ...

  • Santa Monica State Beach

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    (46 miles) Santa Monica

    Beach fun blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, with swimming, volleyball, surfing and more!

  • Eaton Canyon

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    (65 miles) Pasadena

    This 184-acre natural park is located at the base of Mt. Wilson. There are five miles of nature trails and also an equestrian trail. The canyon is very lush and has beautiful displays of local flora ...

  • The Arboretum

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    (68 miles) Arcadia

    A unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site, they are home to impressive plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species, and their own waterfall!

  • Zamora Park

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    (71 miles) El Monte

    Five acre park area with adventure playground and a great wading pool to cool off in. There are scattered picnic tables and plenty of room for traditional outdoor games like frisbee, ball and tag. ...

  • El Dorado Regional Park

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    (73 miles) Long Beach

    Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!

  • Shipley Nature Center

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    (80 miles) Huntington Beach

    Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, ...

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

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    (38 miles) Valencia

    Have that Six Flags magic experience with thrill rides, family rides, and kids rides - so it's great for the entire family! Theme Park family fun!

  • Universal Studios Hollywood

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    (51 miles) Universal City

    The chance of a lifetime to be immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood! Visited, recommended and LOVED by FamilyDaysOut!

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbour

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    (38 miles) Valencia

    Cool off in Los Angeles with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, with water slides and thrilling attractions!

  • Mustang Water Park

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    (95 miles) Arroyo Grande

    Cool family fun for all ages at this Californian waterpark, with pools and slides to entertain and make a splash in!

  • Underwood Family Farm Somis

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    (14 miles) Somis

    Bring the family out for a picnic and to visit the Donkeys, Alpacas, Rabbits, and the numerous Pygmy Goats who have their own custom mountain walk for climbing. Small kids will love the sandbox and ...

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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    (27 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (43 miles) Sylmar

    The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (48 miles) Santa Clarita

    A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.

  • Wildlife Waystation

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    (51 miles) Angeles National Forest

    The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic ...

  • Eco Station

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    (51 miles) Culver City

    Features incredible hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism whilst encountering tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. Guided tour only.

  • Roundhouse Aquarium

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    (54 miles) Manhattan Beach

    The Roundhouse Aquarium is open to the public free of charge, with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family. We are open Monday-Friday from 3pm-sunset, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-sunset. ...

  • Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (55 miles) Los Angeles

    Home to more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species.

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (67 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages ...

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (67 miles) Montebello

    Provides pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties.

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (69 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • Feline Conservation Center

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    (70 miles) Rosamond

    Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.

  • California Living Museum

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    (82 miles) Bakersfield

    A great day out for the whole family, California’s premier native zoo and garden showcases native California animals and plants to teach kids respect for all living things through education ...

  • Insect Lore Bugseum

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    (84 miles) Shafter

    The live exhibits range from the backyard variety to a few things more intriguing and are enhanced by educational activity stations. Guided tour available.

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