Family Fun Activities in Woodland Hills
Because Your Kids Want Some Playtime with You, Too
In keeping with our “sticking to new year’s resolutions” series of articles for 2016, our next entry will focus on spending more time with our loved ones and family; indeed, all too often in this incredibly hectic system we call a daily life, our spouse, children and other family members are neglected – though, of course, not intentionally – due to sheer lack of time. With the holidays finally over and the mad rush to navigate all the Christmas parties, buy all those gifts and simply stay awake behind us, now is the time to spend some valuable family time…and in Woodland Hills, there is no shortage of fun places to do just that.
Behold, our selections for fun family activities in Woodland Hills!
Sky High Sports, situated at 6033 De Soto Avenue in Los Angeles, is often called the “ultimate rainy day place to bounce off the walls” – and for good reason: This 35,000 square-foot trampoline “arena” offers a wide variety of family activities in Woodland Hills for all ages, including airobics, dodgeball, ninja obstacle course, wipeout, Sky High Dunk, rope swinging with foam pit and freestyle court. The airobics program, in particular, has been very popular with families as of late, offering the chance to burn up to 1000 calories per hour in a class that promotes full-body core-burning workouts.
For more playtime family activities in Woodland Hills, the Glow Zone Family Challenge Arena at 6051 De Soto Avenue boasts such attractions as LA Underground Laser Tag, Skyscraper Ropes Course, Scale the City Rockwall, 405 Bumper Cars, Glow Mini Golf, Atomic Rush Simon-says-type race and more. LA Underground Laser Tag, one of Glow Zone’s most popular features, boasts an exciting 2400 square-foot arena with everything needed to beat your competitor, including laser tag vests. For families with members seven years old and under, Glow Zone also offers Soft City, consisting of such exciting attractions as Soft City Jungle Gym, Soft City Cars and Soft City Crawlers.
Is there any better bonding moment than at one’s favorite cinema watching the latest blockbuster in full high-definition video and high-resolution sound? When it’s time for a family film night, look no further than Woodland Hills’ AMC Fallbrook 7, which goes above and beyond standard local cineplexes by offering reclining chairs for maximum relaxation and enjoyment. From its humble beginnings more than 90 years ago to its future today as part of one of the world’s premiere entertainment companies, AMC provides one consistent given: Innovation. As such, you can’t go wrong for a fun night out at the flicks by visiting AMC Fallbrook 7, centrally located at 6731 Fallbrook Avenue in West Hills.
The Original Pizza Cookery, located at 6209 Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street, provides what patrons call “a welcome haven of uniqueness and community spirt,” serving not only delicious pizzas but offering unique arcade games of which the whole family can get involved. Here, charming sawdust-covered floors lead to an exposed kitchen, where you can watch the cooks throw the dough in the air while you’re waiting for a custom-prepared pizza extravaganza – but the best part is the way The Original Pizza Cookery just draws families together like moths to the proverbial flame.
Something’s Fishy, a Teppan/Sushi establishment located at 21812 Ventura Boulevard, originated in Malibu on the legendary Pacific Coast Highway right across from Topanga State Beach. The owners have been proud to be the first to introduce Teppanyaki in its respective area, and the restaurant remains one of the few Japanese types to combine a Sushi bar, Teppan grills, Tempura, Teriyaki regular dining and a full cocktail bar under one roof. Serving Sushi, Hibachi, Tempura and Teriyaki selections seven days a week, Something’s Fishy has become a family favorite gathering place because of its awesome flaming volcano.
Carving out a little time to be with the family doesn’t have to be stressful – in fact, take them to any of the venues in our roundup here, and you will instantly be rewarded with “Dad” and “Husband of the Year” status.