Woodland Hills is a neighborhood within the San Fernando Valley. You’ll find lots of family-friendly things to do here, some are seasonal, but many are year-round!
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Candy Cane Lane
intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets, Woodland Hills, CA
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the lights on Candy Cane Lane. Candy Cane Lane is located in Woodland Hills near Pierce College. Their lights begin each year on the second Saturday of each December and will continue through to the end of the year.
Bowlero Woodland Hills
23130 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
You can do much more than bowl at Bowlero Woodland Hills. Families will also enjoy the arcade games, lounge area, billiards, and free Wi-Fi. And when you’re ready to bowl, take advantage of the 32 bowling lanes featuring blacklight and floor-to-ceiling video screens at the end of each lane. Bowlero Woodland Hills also makes a unique party venue.
19932 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Art Departure is the place for families who enjoy creating art. They offer classes and workshops and also serve as a venue for parties (for kids and/or adults). Check the website for a list of classes and their schedules; most classes are for children four and older.
Warner Center Park (Warner Ranch Park)
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Pack a picnic and have some fun at Warner Center Park (also known as Warner Ranch Park). You’ll find picnic tables here as well as a children’s play structure. And in the summer months, the park features “Free Concerts on the Green.” On most Sunday evenings, families are in for a treat with live musical performances here. Saturday evenings during the summer, the park hosts “Free Movies on the Green.”
Sky High Sports
6063 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Sky High Sports isn’t just for kids. In fact, parents may have a difficult time not joining in on the fun, and as long as kids can walk on their own, they’re old enough to participate. Activities include Dodgeball, a “Ninja course,” playing “wipeout,” slam dunking (after bouncing on a trampoline first), and more. Check the website for fees and specials. (Note — Sky High rubber grip socks are required for all jumpers. They’re sold on site and cost $2 a pair).
Woodland Hills Branch Library
22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
In addition to a designated children’s section, the Woodland Hills Branch Library offers a variety of special events for library patrons of all ages. Story times for little ones, Teen Council Meetings (for those 11 and up), and more. (Note — the library is closed on Sundays).
The Original Pizza Cookery
6209 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA
When you enter a restaurant with sawdust on the floor, you know it’ll be kid-friendly. They’ve been in business since 1975 and have a loyal following of regular customers. The menu includes pizza, pasta, salads, and their famous homemade garlic cheese bread. And for those with dietary restrictions, you’ll be happy to know they offer a gluten-free menu as well as a vegan menu. Kids will also enjoy the view of watching the chefs throw the pizza dough up into the air.
20726 Wells Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
At Serrania Park, families will find many ways to stay busy and active. The park offers a children’s play area, a hiking trail, walking paths, and picnic tables. It’s a great spot to go and practice your locomotor movements (getting from one place to the other such as walking, running, skipping, hopping, jumping, leaping, and galloping).
6051 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
If you need an indoor spot for some family fun, then try Glowzone LA. You’ll find laser tag, glow mini golf, bumper cars, rock walls, and more. Be sure to check the website before visiting; some of the attractions have weight and/or height restrictions. But if your family consists of little ones (7 and under) then you can take part of Soft City including the “Soft City Cars,” “Soft City Crawlers,” and “Soft City Jungle Gym.” You can also check out Glowzone as the location for your child’s next birthday party. Every Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm is “Family Fun Night;” a fun option during the kids’ winter break from school.
LA Kings Holiday Ice
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Ice skating is a fun way for families to get some exercise (and laughs). This winter you can visit the LA Kings outdoor ice skating at Westfield Topanga. Tickets include skate rentals. Check the website for hours and fees.
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