Things to Do in Woodland Hills:
“Crazy Fun” Entertainment for Kids…and Kids-at-Heart
Having fun in the L.A. area isn’t always as simple as many celebrity-esque types make it out to be when we see them in their barely-there string bikinis or on their multi-million-dollar yachts, as reported by the leading Yahoo!news story. For the average resident in communities such as Woodland Hills, defining “fun” first means finding a moment out of a ridiculously hectic work schedule, battling seemingly infinite bumper-to-bumper traffic, determining a place to leave a gaggle of screaming kids and more. However, it is indeed possible to incorporate the children into your fun foray, all while appealing to your young-at-heart persona that you yourself are trying to simultaneously satisfy…it’s all about finding the right things to do in Woodland Hills.
The following local venues represent a mere sample of what awaits when “crazy fun” for the kids – and the kids-at-heart types – is on the entertainment agenda. After all, most of us would love to relive our childhoods and go back to that carefree period of our lives…a time that was devoid of worrying about car insurance, house payments or maybe even alimony, and instead revolved around waiting for the next circus to come into town or anticipating the next trip to Disneyland.
These fun entertainment spots will help transport you back to the innocence of these days while also keeping the whole family occupied and wholeheartedly engaged.
Los Angeles’ Glow Zone, located at 6051 De Soto Avenue, is a unique, quasi-futuristic experience offeringUnderground Laser Tag, a Skyscraper Ropes Course with black-lit ropes suspended nine feet above the ground, aScale the City Rockwall with 10 individual rockwalls that each reach a staggering 20 feet tall, 405 Bumper Cars,Glow Mini Golf, City Vault Laser Maze and Atomic Rush, which is a four-person “Simon Says” race. Glow Zonealso features Soft City, with jungle gyms, a bicycle race track and an area that includes soft blocks, interactive walls and see-saws for the little ones. If neon happens to be your kids’ thing, there’s plenty of it at Glow Zone.
Sky High Sports, located in close proximity to Glow Zone at 6033 De Soto Avenue, is a unique trampoline fun center that has been designed and created so that patrons could free-bounce and do all kinds of tricks to their hearts’ desire. There are also organized activities including Trampoline Dodgeball, Wipeout and Ninja, and all the equipment at Sky High has been specially designed so that landing has more “give,” with all frames and springs protected by safety pads two inches thick. With court supervisors and 360-degrees of trampoline walls, there’s no chance of falling or being injured at Sky High Sports. The facility offers specials and discounts, and is the perfect place to host a birthday or other special event, what with a full snack bar, kosher menu and other draws making a compelling reason to play here.
When something more traditional is on the calendar, AMF Woodlake Lanes at 23130 Ventura Boulevard takes the classic bowling experience to a whole other level with a brand-new arcade featuring the latest in interactive gaming, 32 newly renovated lanes, a sprawling bar area and pool tables. Additionally, Woodlake Lanes offers thePLAY Pack – a perfect anytime value created specifically for groups of four and which includes two games of bowling, a large pizza, a pitcher of soda and shoe rental starting at just $17.30 per person. The facility is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon until midnight, Tuesday and Friday from noon until 1:30 am, Saturday from 11 am to 1:30 am and Sunday from 11 am to midnight.
Like legendary rocker Eddie Money once said in one of his hit singles, “I Wanna Go Back,” each of us indeed longs to hold on to those childhood memories because of their overwhelming sense of innocence and indifference. While we can’t go back in time – at least not yet – and relive these years, taking the family to one of these fun Woodland Hills entertainment venues may just bring a smile to your face in the way it awakens the kid within you.