Kids Activities in Castaic

Up to 67% Off at Valencia Lanes

Valencia

$58 $19

Players pummel pins across 24 automatic lanes inside an alley equipped with a video arcade, pro shop, and restaurant

60% Off at Gymboree Play & Music

Valencia

$124 $49

Memberships cover play sessions and classes on music, sports, and art, which develop creativity and physical skill in kids 5 and younger

Gibbon Conservation Center – Up to 50% Off

Canyon Country

$30 $15

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Educational center houses endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight

Up to Half Off Private Music or Voice Lessons

Simi Valley

$180 $90

In-studio or in-home lessons provide fun musical education for students after school

Up to 62% Off Private Ice-Skating Lessons

Simi Valley

$157.50 $65

Decorated figure skater with Olympic experience leads private lessons in ice-skating

Wildlife Learning Center – Up to $10 Off Visit

Sylmar

$14 $9

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Visitors learn about conservation and animal rehabilitation by strolling past landscaped habitats that contain more than 50 animal species

Up to Half Off Ice Skating

Panorama City

$22 $11

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Family ice-skating center with two rinks is run by a former Olympic medalist skater

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 58% Off Freerunning Classes

Chatsworth

$25 $12

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Classes designed for everyone from novices to more experienced students teach participants acrobatics of freerunning

Half Off Music Lessons

Woodland Hills

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

75% Off Music Lessons at Dave Curtis Music Academy

North Hills

$140 $35

Private one-on-one lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, or vocals

Up to 57% Off Indoor-Play Visits in Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills

$90 $39

During open play, kids barrel down slides, jump in bounce houses, and climb on plastic playhouses, with safe areas for babies and toddlers

Up to 52% Off Trapeze Class in Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills

$85 $42

Experienced instructor leads students through on-ground instruction before swinging them into knee-hang catches and other trapeze maneuvers

61% Off Recording Engineer or DJ Clinic

Winnetka

$100 $49

The recording studio customizes clinics for wannabe recording engineers and DJs

Up to 57% Off Kids’ Open Play at The Jump Around

Canoga Park

$35 $17

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5,000-square-foot playscape features four bounce houses, a padded castle, arcade games, and a separate room for toddlers

Up to 71% Off Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

$129 $39

Small groups of students meet for interactive piano lessons taught by seasoned instructors

Up to 63% Off Music Lessons or Clarinet Rental

Multiple Locations

$104 $39

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Practiced instructors teach adults and kids how to play a wide range of instruments; clarinet rentals last four months

Up to 75% Off California Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$5 $2

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 45% Off Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Thousand Oaks

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 56% Off Standup Paddleboarding Lessons

Malibu

$125 $55

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding while teachers capture the action on a GoPro camera; includes photos and videos

Up to 59% Off Private Lessons at Atlantis Guitar

Thousand Oaks

$60 $25

Learn theory and technique in one-on-one lessons for all ages and skill levels

Up to 55% Off Private Music Lessons at Center Stage Agoura

Old Agoura

$50 $25

Full-service music store's experienced instructors offer performance-based music lessons in an in-house theater

Up to 54% Off a Tour or Lesson at Hana Paddle Boards

Malibu Beach

$89.99 $45

Take a guided tour along the famed shores of Malibu, or master the workout that is standup paddleboarding at a lesson

Martial Arts History Museum – Up to 62% Off Visit

Burbank

$20 $9

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Exhibits explore martial arts' role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons for Adults or Toddlers

Burbank

$60 $29

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

Up to Half Off at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Burbank

$92 $46

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Electric Sodi go-karts zip around a 2.5-mile, 16-lap race

Up to 55% Off at Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

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Imagination and energy run wild as kids traipse through climbing structures and turbo slides surrounded by colorful ocean-themed murals

Half Off at Foothills Music Academy

Sunland

$120 $60

Music lessons available for variety of instruments, such as piano, guitar, violin, and harmonica

45% Off

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

61% Off a Two-Hour Recording-Studio Session

North Hollywood

$150 $59

A seasoned musical engineer conducts recording sessions in a comfortable studio outfitted with digital equipment

55% Off Music Lessons

North Hollywood

$80 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Toddler Music and Spanish Class

Santa Monica

$66 $33

Fun songs, dancing, and graphics introduce toddlers and parents to the Spanish language

Up to Half Off Visit to Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

Up to 60% Off Paddleboarding in Santa Monica

Ocean Park

$120 $49

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

Up to 58% Off at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

Up to 83% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

50% Off Admission to Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

Up to 52% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

50% Off Lessons and Cruises from Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

$70 $35

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Pros teach the basics of standup paddleboarding; sunset cruises allow paddlers to view wildlife in calm ocean waters

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Sky High Sports emancipates kids and adults from the laws of gravity with each jump, twist, or backflip their trampolines aid. The yellow-and-black play space features a spring-loaded frame that provides more give to jumpers, with all frames and springs covered by 2-inch-thick safety pads. To take full advantage of its unique space, Sky High hosts springy and elevated games of dodgeball as well as AIR-obics, a low-impact, fat-burning workout class that helps improve balance and coordination. Pintsize gymnasts can take refuge in a specially designed kid court and romp around in the foam pit while they brainstorm nicknames for their pro-wrestling career. The expansive 40,000-square-foot center also offers private rooms for birthday parties.

28656 The Old Rd
Valencia,
CA
US

Backed by a landscape of rolling green hills, paintballers navigate a maze of trenches, only peering above ground with their be-goggled eyes for a careful survey. With 14 battlefields to choose from, paintballing combatants test their mettle while fostering team-building and strategization skills. Players fire off rounds from Tippmann or Kingman air guns while ducking behind rusted, paint-splattered oil drums, stacks of large tires, or the big yellow dump truck left behind by Godzilla's toddler. Each battleground presents a different challenge—the turf airball course is populated by inflatable obstacles, and the woodsball field forces teams to traverse forested grounds made hazardous by wetlands and overgrowth. After a grueling match, players can take refuge in the shaded picnic areas to rest, refuel, or brush up on Sun Tzu's lesser-known text, The War of Art.

15112 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita,
CA
US

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum chronicles the life and career of President Reagan on a sprawling, 100-acre Simi Valley campus. The museum's more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits, including an Oval Office replica and President Reagan's gravesite, draws in history buffs and provides children with an often-interactive primer to America’s 40th president and the 1976 winner of the Iditarod. Visitors can use the museum’s GuideCam handheld device for a detailed audio tour. Headphones allow private immersion in the background of exhibits such as Reagan's actual Air Force One and a piece of the Berlin Wall. Examining all the exhibits usually takes about three hours, though visitors can rest and refuel at the Ronald Reagan Pub housed within the museum, which features sandwiches, beverages, and a vintage Walter Mondale dartboard.

40 Presidential Dr
Simi Valley,
CA
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.79 value).

5255 Cochran St
Simi Valley,
CA
US

Horse Healing Adventures's instructor, certified by the American Horse Association for more than 20 years, imparts the basics of equestrianism to riders of all ages and skill levels. Five miles of scenic paths unfurl before riders during one-hour trail rides. Beginners' lessons, meanwhile, focus on horseback fundamentals, including grooming, saddling, and catching the horse. Rather than having students and steeds get comfortable with each other by trading diaries, the instructor pairs novice riders with training horses, each of which has been thoroughly schooled to be at ease with new students.

1379 Nonchalant Drive
Simi Valley,
CA
US

All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.

480 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley,
CA
US