7 Fun Things To Do with Kids in July in Conejo Valley-Malibu-Calabasas

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By Brenna Gutell July 8, 2022

Happy, Happy July! We're in the middle of summer now here in Conejo Valley, Malibu and Calabasas. Hope you and your kids are enjoying a fantastic summer! Looking for ideas to get out and enjoy this July with your family? We've rounded up 7 Family Fun things to do with your kids, some at home and some around town in Oak Park, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas, Westlake Village and nearby to make the most of the month!

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1. Celebrate the Summer!

Kid are out of school and around the house a lot more this month - all month long. It's a great time to take advantage of all the family fun things there are to do in Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas and nearby. From trips to playgrounds near and far, family walks on local hiking trails, days at the beaches, cooling off at splash pads, visits to museums and outings to the movies you will not run out of family fun things to do with your children.

Bring your kids to ✨ Family Summer Game Night at The Lakes Under the Lights - July 16, 2022

Just a few ideas: 

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2. Take a favorite stuffed animal or two on a picnic

What do kids love more than picnics? A chance to invite their favorite stuffed friends! Teddy Bear Picnic Day is July 10 - yep, that's a thing! so make some sandwiches and other yummy eats plus lots of snack and plenty of water, don't forget a big blanket or chairs and load up the kids, have them bring a few stuffed animals and head to your favorite picnic spot at a local park or the beach for a fun afternoon out. Or just throw a blanket down in the yard - front or back. Either way the kids will be thrilled — and the teddy bears and friends will surely enjoy their afternoons out.

3. Eat allll the macaroni!

It's Mac and Cheese Day, a holiday we at Macaroni KID love, for obvious reasons! National Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 7, but if you kids are like mine any-day is can be Macaroni & Cheese Day! Make a special macaroni and cheese dinner at home, or head out to one of your favorite local restaurants in Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabasas, Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and nearby for some yummy mac & cheese. Tell me your family's favorite place to go for mac & cheese?

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4. Scream for ice cream

We'll be indulging all month long for National Ice Cream Month! We love our local ice cream shops and will be trying some new ones too! There are lots of local favorites in Oak Park, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and nearby. How many can you get to this month? Visit the link below to see all the special Ice Cream related days this month!

Family Fun ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July

5. It's all about YOU!

National Parents Day is July 24, it's the one day a year it's not about the kids, it's about YOU! If you're a parent or caregiver parenting a child, this is the day for you! Put your feet up, close your eyes and let the kids bring you snacks for a change.

6. Say goodbye to plastics! 

"Choose to Refuse" just one single-use plastic this Plastic Free July! The top four most prolific single-use plastics are: bags, water bottles, to-go coffee cups and straws. Let take this challenge to heart and think about all the ways we can reduce single-use plastic in our daily lives! If this idea is new to your family or you're not sure where to begin, pick one thing to start with . . . then another - before you know you will have successfully reduced your family's consumption of single-use plastic - just like that! Ask your kids - I bet they have some great ideas for ways to reduce plastic, kids are smart like that? 

Some things your family can do:

  • Bring your own bags, reuse bags you already have or get some more sturdy "reusable" bags," keep them in your car so they are ready to go
  • "Just say No" to all plastic bags, or ask for paper if you didn't bring your own - especially if you are just buying one or two items skip the bag, I either carry it or if it's small put it in my purse, larger items don't need a bag at all
  • When getting food items to-go if you plan to it home let them know you don't need utensils
  • Coffee or hot drinks on the go? Bring your own reusable insulated mug
  • Ditch those disposable plastic water bottles and swap for a reusable bottle instead - I prefer the insulated ones they keep drinks cold even when it's hot out
  • Get your kids in on the action too - send your kids to school and camp with reusable water bottles, you can even add ice for those extra hot days 
  • Get some reusable straws for home, I like the metal one with a slight bend - some even come with a cleaning brush
  • When out and about bring your own reusable utensils and straws with you
  • Pack snacks and lunch in reusable containers instead of plastic baggies - if you are sending them to school be sure and label them
  • At the store choose glass, metal or paper containers as alternatives to plastic when available
  • Beyond your home - ask your schools, workplace and businesses to reduce their use or find alternatives to single-use plastics

The video below inspired me to take a hard look at the choices I make every time I shop. One thing that really stuck with me is that "plastic is forever."   

Learn more:

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7. Be a friend

The International Day of Friendship on July 30 is a great excuse to get together with your besties! Or let your kids get a few friends together for a fun day at the park, beach or just in your backyard! Too hot out how about going to a movie? Looking for someplace cool where the kids can play inside while you relax and visit with your friends? 

Guide to Summertime Family Movies in Conejo Valley- Malibu-Calabasas

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