Studies show that a healthy emotional development for children necessitates interacting with other children, knowing the names of the crayons they're eating, and knowing what prime numbers taste like. Help a child with part one of his path to psychologically soundness with today's Groupon: for $24, you get all-day admissions for four children to Fort Ballocity play arena at TreePaad Fun Center in Malta (a $48 value).
TreePaad Fun Center, which garnered the Saratogian Readers’ Choice Award for Best Kids’ Fun Center in 2010, is a sprawling indoor play zone where children tackle inflatable play equipment. Up to four future adults can frolic in TreePaad's Fort Ballocity, a three-story play emporium stocked with thousands of foam balls and friendly dinosaurs who survived extinction. Children can glide down more than 30 feet of waterless water slides and learn the virtues of cooperation by helping one another transport armfuls of spongy spheres through Fort Ballocity's network of tubes, nets, mats, and slides—a team-building activity often required in group job interviews. Kids can organize foamy ambushes to topple unsuspecting adult chaperones, who may enter Fort Ballocity free of charge. To prevent toes from making off with balls, patrons are required to wear socks.
TreePaad Fun Center
At Fort Ballocity, TreePaad Fun Center's centerpiece adventure, kids and adults fire soft balls at targets, load them into buckets, and disappear beneath a foam-ball shower. Within the same three-story structure, 30 feet of waterless slides send visitors racing through more colorful twists and turns than an Alfred Hitchcock comic strip. However, Fort Ballocity is only one of TreePaad's indoor attractions. Neon lights paint a laser-tag arena, rock-climbing walls stretch to the ceiling, and a video arcade creates an orchestra of electronic beeps. Kids younger than 4 can join the fun in the toddler play area, filled with soft surfaces on which to climb and slide.
This sprawling fun haven can set the stage for parties, office outings, or simply spontaneous visits. For kids' birthdays, an on-staff party coach organizes each moment of the festivities, from serving food to helping kids create stuffed animals at the Stuff-n-Fluff area.