Kids Activities in Amherst Center

Birthday Party Package for Up to 12 Children at Rolling Acres (Up to 47% Off)

Rolling Acres

Southampton

$195 $109

Parties celebrate birthdays with seasonal activities, including water tag during summer months and a corn maze during autumn months

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Chicopee Lanes

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Forest Park

$42 $19

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

One or Two Races for Two or Four at Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting (Up to 51% Off)

Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting

Hatfield

$50 $30

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Drivers zip around the 1,000-foot-long track in Sodi GT5 karts

Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

$50 $20

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More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

60- or 90-Minute On-Location Bubble-and-Music Party for Kids from Worcester Bubble Parties (Up to 60% Off)

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

Bubbles billow around while kids do the limbo, hula hoop, and enjoy interactive games

$15 for $25 Worth of Rides and Games at Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

South Windsor

$25 $15

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50+ arcade games, black-light mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, spinning teacups, and basketball at family-fun center

Three Games of Bowling with Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Revolutions Bowling & Lounge (Up to 54% Off)

Revolutions Bowling & Lounge

South Windsor

$42 $21

This lounge-like bowling alley features club-like seating, live DJs, a lounge, and TVs broadcasting sporting events and music videos

$25 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Five at Putnam Street Lanes (Up to $55.50 Value)

Putnam Street Lanes

Fitchburg

$55.50 $25

Softball-sized red balls rocket toward narrow pins at 10-lane alley with computerized scoreboards and optional bumpers

$20 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Mohegan Bowl ($39.95 Value)

Mohegan Bowl

Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome

$39.95 $20

Two hours of group play atop one of 20 automatically scored candlepin lanes

Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Gaming Tokens for Four or Six at Roll On America (Up to 79% Off)

Roll On America

Fun America at Roll On America

$70.25 $15

Roller-skating facility features snack bar, more than 25 arcade games, and glow-in-the-dark laser tag

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 43% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

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Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

Pokemon Party for Up to 10, or $11 for $20 Worth of Games at Friendly Fire Game Center

Friendly Fire Game Center

Storrs

$20 $11

Gamers meet to play video or board games, and special events such as Magic: The Gathering; parties include Pokemon starter packs

Black-Light Mini Golf for 2, 4, or Up to 12 at Canton Indoor Golf Center (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Indoor Golf Center

Canton

$15.90 $8

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The colorful, pirate-themed corridors of Glow Cove challenge golfers with 18 glow-in-the-dark holes

Open Play for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Jump In With Us (Up to 60% Off)

Jump In With Us

Marlborough

$20 $9.50

6,000-square-foot indoor playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides, obstacle course, and rock-climbing wall

$25 for $50 Toward Kids' Birthday Party at Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complexes

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Kids as young as three can choose one of four different themes—sports themed, inflatables, Lil Kicker, and laser tag for ages nine and up

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

$55 for $100 Worth of Ice Skating — United We Sk8

United We Sk8

Hopedale

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$41 for $75 Worth of Ice Skating — Blackstone Valley Ice Arena

Blackstone Valley Ice Arena

Hopedale

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Connecticut Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Jam Time in Maynard and Natick (Half Off)

Jam Time

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Bounce house, pretend grocery market, climbing structures, ball pit & full-size playhouse with kitchen enthrall kids at indoor playground.

$24.99 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six at Harvard Bowling Lanes (Up to $56 Value)

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

$56 $24.99

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Candlepin-bowling alley provides patrons with retro entertainment throughout the week, adding futuristic accents during cosmic weekend hours

$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

$37 $20

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

3, 5, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Jump Session at Jump Around Parties & Playdates (Up to 62% Off)

Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Framingham

$10.50 $4

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Kids use up energy stores jumping on inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, and basketball courts

Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (42% Off)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

$24 $14

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Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from the vibrant plants growing throughout the indoor atrium

Oktoberfest Package with Rides, Dinner, and Beer for 1, 2, or 4 at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark (Up to 40% Off)

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Middlebury

$35.50 $25

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After spending the day on thrilling rides and coasters, enjoy a German dinner and some beer or soda amidst live music and dancing

Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six with Hot Dogs and Ice Cream or Slushies at Putts & More (Up to 46% Off)

Putts and More

Holliston

$28 $17

Groups of two, four, or six enjoy 18-holes of outdoor mini golf as well as treats from the snack bar

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 6 or 12 at Old Mountain Lanes & Walnut Hill Bowl (Up to 56% Off)

Old Mountain Lanes/Walnut Hill Bowl

Multiple Locations

$79.90 $35

Bowlers vie for strikes on brand-new synthetic lanes, taking breaks to sip from pitchers of beer or soda

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

Black-Light Mini Golf and Ten Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Funtagious Fun Center (Up to 56% Off)

Funtagious Fun Center

Tyngsborough

$24 $12

Underwater- & pirate-themed sights glow at indoor, black-light mini golf course; skee-ball, air hockey & racing games anchor buzzing arcade

$248 for $450 Worth of Art Camp — The Giving Tree Counseling Center

The Giving Tree Counseling Center

Franklin

$450 $248

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$19 for a Fall Farm Outing for Up to Six at Adam's Farm (Up to $31.50 Value). Three Weekends Available.

Adam's Farm

Cumberland

$31.50 $19

After taking a hayride, visitors devour popcorn and pick out sugar pumpkins; festival includes free corn and hay maze

$38 for Two Summer All-Day Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort ($68 Value)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Waterbury

$68 $38

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Passes grant all-day access to attractions such as water slides, water basketball, and an arcade

Admission for Four to Timexpo: The Timex Museum (Up to $24 Value)

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

$24 $14

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Explore all the ways Timex revolutionized timekeeping and the local area by participating in interactive and educational exhibits

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The Amherst College?owned Emily Dickinson Museum preserves the memory and work of the poet and hyphen master by maintaining the estate where she lived and composed many of her nearly 1,800 poems. The museum includes The Homestead, her birthplace and longtime residence, which stands near The Evergreens, where her brother, Austin, lived with his family. Emily and her siblings were all avid gardeners, cultivating flowers and hedges throughout their 3-acre estate. Emily herself maintained a conservatory for her collection of exotic plants, and she drew endless inspiration from her natural surroundings for her work.

The Emily Dickinson Museum welcomes field trips for groups of students and schedules events throughout the year to celebrate her poetry and role in American literary history. Interactive poetry discussion groups meet at various Amherst locations, keeping Dickinson's style relevant by communicating only in rhyming quatrains.

280 Main St
Amherst,
MA
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Six Yelpers give The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art an average of four stars. Four Insider Pagers give it a three-star average.

125 W Bay Rd
Amherst,
MA
US

Spanning more than 30 acres of scenic pasture on conservation land, Sycamore Stables offers horseback riding lessons for students of all skill levels. The highly trained and friendly staff of Sycamore Stables teaches hunter, jumper, and equitation riding and training. Equestrian novice and bronco-busting veterans alike can enjoy some horsetime with private lessons—each one-hour private lesson is packed with personalized, hands-on instruction for improving human-horse relations. Riding lessons allow people to connect with a majestic, intelligent animal, take part in three millennia of equestrianism, and appear much, much taller on a first date. Equine tutelage is offered in Sycamore Stable’s state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor riding arenas, allowing for year-round horseback access.

50 Station Rd
Amherst,
MA
US

At each bowling center, balls hurtle down smooth, polished lanes as LCD screens keep track of scores and shimmering party lights illuminate the faces of determined bowlers. After lacing up some slide-enabling shoes and clearing the gutters of deciduous pins, bowlers set their sights on toppling 10-pin clusters. Carpets bedecked with psychedelic swirls lead to shelves stocked with neon-colored balls, which proffer their pin-busting talents to bowlers of various sizes. Fingers can warm up by mashing buttons in an arcade full of entrancing video games or bench-pressing french fries at the onsite grill and pub.

525 Pleasant St
Northampton,
MA
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Clink. It's the sound you hear when you drop a quarter into an arcade game, just before the computerized music starts up and you grip the joystick with anxious excitement. That sound can be heard throughout The Quarters, a barcade where gamers revisit old friends such as Paperboy, Ms. Pac-Man, and the X-Men. Most of the two-dozen cabinets predate 1990, which informs decor touches such as mason jars printed with "The Quarters" in 8-bit-style font. These jars can be filled with anything from homemade lemonade to specialty cocktails (displayed on a TV, of course), all of which pairs nicely with nostalgic snacks such as mini hot dogs and ice-cream sandwiches that, thankfully, aren't actually from the '80s.

8 Railroad Street
Hadley,
MA
US

The two screens of Tower Theaters host an eclectic cast of characters, from the flying superheroes of summer blockbusters to elaborately costumed opera singers. And 3D technology propels many of them toward the audience with the vivid clarity of digital projection. The dancers and singers appear as part of an opera-and-ballet series, which showcases stage productions such as Caravaggio or Die Fledermaus in digital high definition. But on the first Saturday of every month, film and live performance combine with midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, during which a shadow cast poses in front of the screen to mirror the cult classic's plot and catch Tim Curry when he falls out.

19 College St
South Hadley,
MA
US