Before indoor playgrounds, rambunctious youngsters engaged in extreme outdoor activities such as sliding down canyon walls and frolicking in gravel pits. Set children free in more comfortable confines with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two kids passes, a large one-topping pizza, toasted ravioli, and four fountain drinks at Planet Fun in St. Peters (up to a $43.34 value).
The tubular labyrinth at Planet Fun will thrill two children (up to a $6.50 value each) with two stories of sinuous slides and tunnels. Kids slither, tumble, crawl, and wiggle through a colorful indoor jungle gym, peering through plastic bubbles as they imitate the molecular makeup of polymers. Adults are admitted for free to supervise their offspring or small clones as they play in the frequently cleaned funhouse. Batteries for sliding, tunneling, and tolerating younger siblings get a reboot with a large pizza sprinkled with a meat or vegetable (a $13.98 value), toasted ravioli (a $4.99 value), and four thirst-thwarting soft drinks (a $1.99 value each).
Tucked within Planet Fun's indoor play facility, two stories of colorful, interweaving tubes, tunnels, and slides coax sock-clad youngsters into its labyrinthine space for crawling and climbing exploration. After emerging from the tubed tangle, guests can try their hand at more than 30 redemption games in the arcade, such as air hockey and skee-ball. A plenitude of pizza and snacks nourishes exhausted kids, while a toddler arena engages newborns with age-appropriate versions of the older children's tube and slide attractions. Along with tots and tykes dropping by during open play, Planet Fun accommodates birthday kids with party packages and numerous group events, including lock-ins and field trips.