There is so much more to do in Camarillo then just shop at the outlet stores. You’ll find lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages whether you’re looking to stay active indoors or out, or both!

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McGrath Family Farm
1012 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

The McGrath Family has been farming for five generations now. Their organic farm features a roadside market that is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. In addition, families can pick their own strawberries each weekend from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Community Center Park
1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA 93010

Community Center Park is a 12.85 acre park that is also home to several community events throughout the year (including Easter and Halloween festivities). You’ll find a large children’s playground here featuring climbing structures you may not see anywhere else. There are also large grassy areas, outdoor fitness equipment, a horseshoe pit, and more.

Pleasant Valley Historical Museum and Botanical Garden
720 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, CA 93010

For families interested in learning about the history of Camarillo and the surrounding area, the Pleasant Valley Historical Museum is the place to go. On display are a variety of early artifacts, newspapers, journals, clothing, photographs, and more. Kids might be intrigued to see early 20th century telephones.  The Gazebo and Gardens feature native plants and trees which serve as “an important local refuge for native bees and butterflies.” Keep in mind that the Museum and Garden are both on the “small” side so you won’t be spending hours here. The facility is open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Zander’s Game House
2270 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

Zander’s Game House was established by a long-time Camarillo resident who wanted to create a “community gathering place where we can come together to play and socialize.” You’ll find more than 850 board and card games for all ages (starting at pre-k). There are no video games here, but you will find a large variety of classic, strategy, adventure, and party games. Visitors pay $5 per person for unlimited game play, meaning you can play “as many games as you want for as long as you want.” Special events are also held here; check the website for a calendar of events.

Freedom Park
275 E. Pleasant Valley Rd., Camarillo, CA 93010

You’ll find a little bit of everything at Freedom Park. The Park is located close to the Camarillo Airport and features baseball fields, a BMX Raceway (a dirt track for BMX racing and practicing), a R/C Track (dirt and asphalt tracks for racing remote control cars), and an In-Line Hockey Rink (for roller hockey). You’ll also find picnic tables, a children’s playground, and horseshoe pits.

Harley’s Camarillo Bowl
305 Arneill Rd., Camarillo, CA 93010

If your family enjoys bowling, then spend some time at Harley’s Bowl. You’ll find automated score keeping, bumpers for kids, food options, TVs, and more. A variety of specials are offered as well including Early Bird on Sunday, Dollar Tuesday, Family Night on Friday, and Cosmic Bowling for Kids on Saturdays. Harley’s recommends calling ahead to check availability since the site is also used for league play.

Nancy Bush Park
1150 Bradford Ave., Camarillo, CA

You’ll find a relaxing, family-friendly spot at the Nancy Bush Park. Amenities at this park include picnic tables, barbecue pit, a children’s play area, restrooms, and a dirt walking path.

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park
166 N. Aviador St., Camarillo, CA 93010

Sky HIgh Sports isn’t just for kids. In fact, parents may have a difficult time not joining in on the fun. The youngest family members will have fun on the Kids Court which is designed for children with a maximum height of 53 inches. Other activities include laser tag, dodgeball, slam dunking (after bouncing on a trampoline first), and the Freestyle court where you can get creative with your moves! A cafe is on-site as well. (Note — Sky High rubber grip socks are required for all jumpers. They’re sold on site and cost $2 a pair). Sky High Sports also offers specials including a Wednesday Family Night and Early Bird Special; check the website before visiting for details.

Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum
Camarillo Airport
455 Aviation Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is a volunteer organization that is “dedicated to preserving the history of combat aircraft which where flown by all military services of the United States.” The Museum is open every day (except Monday) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays you’ll find volunteers working on the aircraft. Kids will also have the chance to get into the cockpit of some of the planes! You’ll also find WWII aviation artifacts and displays as well as a small gift shop on site.

Camarillo Grove Park
6968 E. Camarillo Springs Rd., Camarillo, CA

A visit to the Camarillo Grove Park provides your family with a bit of history. The Park was a former stage coach stop and is also the site of the oldest trees in the area. In addition, you’ll find hiking trails, a dog park, an interactive outdoor nature center, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and a children’s play area. Parking is not free, though.

The City of Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, CA 93010

If you’re looking for a quiet, indoor spot for the kids then head to the Library. Check the website before visiting and you may be able to plan your visit so it coincides with one of the Library’s many events including preschool storytime, toddler time, PAWS for Reading (when children read to one of the PAWs for Reading dogs), and more. The LIbrary also has a cafe on site as well. Frequent visitors speak highly of the friendly staff and spacious building.

Pleasant Valley Fields
152 Westpark Court, Camarillo, CA

Families will find lots to do at Pleasant Valley Fields. Amenities include a children’s playground, picnic area, softball fields, soccer fields, a half-mile walking path, lots of green open spaces perfect for games of tag and Frisbee. Keep in mind that many sporting events are often taking place here so fields may be occupied when you visit.

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