The Pacific View Mall in Ventura has a lot of low cost things for kids to do! There are the "grocery store" rides where you put a coin in and kids ride a little merry go round for a few minutes. There is a train you can ride for $4 with a conductor. There is also a play area for little kids called Tiempo Magico with a Mayan theme in the food court.
Cost: Free to $5
Hours: 10am to 9pm
Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Drive Time: 45 minutes from Goleta
More Information: http://cspdisplay.com/news/pacific-view-mall-unveils-new-soft-play-area-delivering-educational-cultural-experiences-for-children/
Directions: Take 101S to Telephone Rd (Exit 65) just past the exit for the 126. Turn right onto E Main St. Turn into the parking lot just past Macy's to park near the food court.