Great Family Activities Close to Terrace Restaurant in Encino


Encino Commons

Los Angeles is a BIG city, and it often makes more sense to drive and hour or more across town if you plan on spending the entire day in a specific neighborhood. At Terrace Restaurant, our customers — especially those with young children — are always asking: “So what else is there to do in Encino?” As it turns out, plenty! Read on to learn about all the great family-friendly attractions located minutes away from Terrace, then come visit us for authentic, Middle Eastern food, music, and entertainment!

#1: Shoot a Hole in One at Sherman Oaks Castle Park

Castle Park in Sherman Oaks

Featuring three unique mini golf courses, batting cages, and an arcade, this family-friendly amusement center is a one-stop-shop for hours of inexpensive fun! Located three miles from Terrace Restaurant, Castle Park is the perfect before-dinner or after-lunch destination!

#2: Blast Your Kids to Bits at Ultrazone Laser Tag

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Billed as “the ultimate laser adventure,” this Sherman Oaks establishment is one of the most highly-rated laser tag centers in Los Angeles. For parents who’ve never had a chance to hunt your kids in a dark, futuristic environment, this is the place to be!

#3: Go Back In Time at Los Encinos State Park

Take a free guided tour of the newly-refurbished De la Ossa Adobe, one of the original buildings from this 19th century Spanish grazing concession, then burn off some energy in this beautiful 5-acre state park. A must-see for history buffs and rambunctious children alike!

#4: Take in the Natural Beauty at the Japanese Garden

Suiho En Japanese Garden

A serene place to relax with the family, the Van Nuys-based Suiho En (literally, “Garden of Water and Fragrance”) Japanese Garden is a blissful escape from the frenetic pace of the city. Stroll through the Garden’s six acres of abundant greenery, the feed the Coy fish that swim beneath the traditional Japanese bridges.

#5: Have a Frightfully Good Time Boney Island

Boney Island

Located at 4602 Morse Avenue in Van Nuys, this residence-turned-theme park offers Halloween fun for all ages, including amazing decorations, a magic show, a water fountain show, and a “haunted” treehouse. Best of all, it’s free!

#6: Bounce Your Heart Out at SkyZone Trampoline Park

SkyZone Trampoline Park

At Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Van Nuys, kids of all ages can run and jump for hours in the park’s fully-padded, climate-controlled indoor play area. There’s no better way to tire out energetic youngsters before a big dinner at Terrace Restaurant and Lounge!