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You’ll find plenty of family-friendly things to do in the suburban city of Agoura Hills, a community that was at one time known as “Picture City.”

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Parmount ranch

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Reyes Adobe Historical Site
30400 Rainbow Crest Dr., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

The Reyes Adobe was built in approximately 1850 and is considered to be Agoura Hills’s first home. At this historic site, families will view different rooms of the home and get a sense of the way families used to live. You’ll see artifacts, furnishings, documents, photos, and more on your docent-led tour. The site is open on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Suggested donations are $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger. Bonus — on the second Saturday of each month, the Reyes Adobe offers free arts and crafts for children ages 3-8.

Malibu Riders
2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

To explore the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains in Agoura Hills, let Malibu Riders take you on a horseback ride. Two different rides are offered. Each ride is about 1 hour in duration and is a 3-mile loop. Riders must be at least 6 years old. Check the website for fees and scheduling information and to make a reservation.

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

In the 1920s, Paramount Pictures purchased 2700 acres of the Rancho Las Virgenes to be used as a “movie ranch.” In 1980, the National Park Service revitalized a portion of the movie ranch. Today families can go exploring and hiking (and horseback riding with Malibu Riders) on the same land that has been used as the setting in many film and television shows, including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Kids will enjoy seeing what looks like an authentic Western Town, and families will appreciate that there are places to enjoy a nice relaxing picnic.

Lindero Country Club
5719 Lake Lindero Dr., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Don’t be put off by the name. You don’t need to be a member to take advantage of the facilities at the Lindero Country Club. Golfing families can take advantage of the 200-yard, 9-hole course or practice some swings at the range. Or, you can try “FootGolf” — a combination of soccer and golf. And when hunger strikes, you’ll find the Osteria Orto Restaurant on site. (The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday).

Troutdale
2468 Troutdale Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

If you want the family to share in a family fishing adventure, head to Troutdale. Everything is provided for you, including pole and bait and for an extra charge Troutdale will even clean the fish you catch. (And you’re pretty much guaranteed to catch a fish here in their pond). There is a basic admission fee and then extra fees depending on the fish you catch. They are open seven days a week.

Chumash Park
5550 Medea Valley Dr., Agoura Hills, CA

This popular park has plenty to keep a family entertained.  You’ll find a baseball field, playground, lots of open space, and picnic tables here. In addition, Chumash Park hosts free musical concerts throughout the summer.

Camp Keystone
2854 Triunfo Canyon Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Camp Keystone is much more than a popular summer day camp. They also offer swimming lessons, horseback riding lessons, and they host birthday parties with a variety of packages and options to choose from! Check their website for more information.

The Play Destination
28501 Canwood St., Ste 3E, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

The Play Destination is an indoor playground as well as a venue for birthday parties and the site of special weekly events. The facility is designed for children 7 and younger. Kids will enjoy the bounce house, make-believe area, air hockey table, and more. Parents will appreciate the free Wi-Fi as well as on-site snack bar. Open Play is available Monday through Friday.

Art in Public Places
various locations in Agoura Hills

Download the map, and go on an art scavenger hunt. There are 18 pieces in the collection, including sculptures, murals, and paintings. Taking a drive and looking for these artistic treasures is another great way of exploring Agoura Hills and discovering some treasures of your own.

Agoura Hills Library
29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

The Agoura Hills Library is a part of the County of Los Angeles Library system. You’ll find a special children’s section here in this 17,500-square foot library. In addition, the library hosts a variety of special activities and events including story times, movie screenings, book clubs, and more. (They are closed on Sundays, and open each day at 10:00, except on Thursdays when it opens at 11).

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