Kids Activities in Bon Air

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

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

Two or Three Adult or Junior Go-Kart Races or Three Laser Tag or Paintball Games at G-Force Karts (Up to 59% Off)

G-Force Karts

Richmond

$44 $20

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Racers whip around a track full of twists, turns, and straightaways; players battle in the laser tag arena or the indoor paintball field

Historic-Site Visit for Two or Four from Preservation Virginia (Up to 50% Off)

Preservation Virginia

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 1609 to 1790

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Valentine Richmond History Center Outing for Two or Individual or Family Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Valentine Richmond History Center

Capitol District

$16 $8

More than 1.7 million objects & artifacts inspire guests to examine Richmond history & members enjoy discounts & special events

$41 for $70 Worth of Stuffed Toys — Jumpmasters Balloons N More

Jumpmasters Moonbounce Rentals

Redeem from Home

$70 $41

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$23 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for up to Six at King Pin Lanes (Up to $87 Value)

King Pin Lanes

Midlothian

$87 $23

Groups of six send pins clattering on 1 of 32 lanes outfitted with advanced scoring systems and, for children 10 and under, optional bumpers

Three Go-Kart Rides with Mini-Golf or Batting Cage Tokens for One or Two at Windy Hill Sports (39% Off)

Windy Hill Sports

Midlothian

$33 $20

Families and friends compete during three go-kart rides and then play one round of mini-golf or head to the batting cages with six tokens

Two Medium Buckets of Range Balls or a Round of Mini Golf for 2 or 4 at Hanover Sports Park (Up to 50% Off)

Hanover Sports Park

Glen Allen

$22 $11

18-hole miniature-golf course sits adjacent to a two-tiered driving range

Putt-Putt Golf, Bumper Boats, and Go-Karting for Two or Four at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to Half Off)

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Midlothian

$28 $14

Fun park with arcade entertains kids and adults with Putt-Putt golf, bumper-boat rides, and go-kart races

$25 for $50 Worth of Activities at Swaders Sports Park in Prince George

Swaders Sports Park

Prince George

$50 $25

Mini golf, batting cages, arcade games, laser tag, Kid Zone & go-karts

Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Waterfront South

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

$45 for Admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Including Howl-O-Scream Admission (Up to $75 Value)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

$75 $45

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Enjoy family-friendly adventures by day, then escape from haunted houses and creepy creatures as you zoom through thrill rides in the dark

Two-Night Stay in a Basic or Deluxe RV Site or a Camping Cabin at KOA Campground Williamsburg (Up to 51% Off)

KOA Campground Williamsburg

Williamsburg

$124 $69

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Settle into RV sites with water, electricity, and cable, or cozy cabins at this 180-acre wooded campground

Individual or Family Membership atThe Watermen's Museum in Yorktown (Up to 52% Off)

The Watermen's Museum

Yorktown

$40 $20

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Non-profit museum explores the rich history of the men and women who have made their living on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay

$43 for $85 Worth of Music Lessons — Stafford Regional Handbell Society

Stafford Regional Handbell Society

Fredericksburg

$85 $43

After-school music instruction through handbell techniques and rhythm in a fun, group environment; for kids in grades 2–8

4 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Admission for One to Virginia Discovery Museum (50% Off)

Virginia Discovery Museum

Downtown

$6 $3

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Interactive children's museum features such hands-on activities as a mini Panera Bread, a frontier cabin, a post office, and a bee hive

Visit to Home of President James Monroe for Two or Four at Ash Lawn-Highland (Up to 43% Off)

Ash Lawn-Highland

Charlottesville

$28 $16

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Residence of President James Monroe features tours of the home and estate that illuminate 18th- and 19th-century living

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Private Violin or Viola Lessons at Softspoken Music Notes (Up to 70% Off)

Softspoken Music Notes

Locust Grove

$90 $35

Instructor with a bachelor's degree in music and 12 years of experience with string instruments; lessons for all ages and ability levels

Four or Six Kids' Drop-In Play Sessions at Imagination Village (50% Off)

Imagination Village

Kiln Creek

$32 $16

Kids head to an indoor playroom where they can develop their social and imagination skills in a make-believe community setting

Two or Four One-Hour Jump Passes at Rebounderz Of Newport News (Up to 46% Off)

Rebounderz Of Newport News

Kiln Creek

$26 $14

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10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, arcade games, dodge ball and basketball station; safety ensured by referees

3 or 10 Games of Laser Tag at LazerRush (Up to 51% Off)

LazerRush

Kiln Creek

$24 $12

Games unfold inside a 5,800-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena modeled after cave mazes and jungles surrounding ancient Incan temple ruins

Two or Three Hours of Bowling for up to Five People at Sparetimes (Up to 53% Off)

Sparetimes

Hampton

$48 $24

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A smoke-free bowling alley with 32 lanes and automatic bumpers

Zoo Visit for Two or Four to Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center (50% Off)

Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center

Franklin

$24 $12

USDA-licensed, nonprofit exotic-animal sanctuary hosts a tiger, foxes, wolves, and a grizzly bear, among other animals

Open Play Sessions at Kids N Motion (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Kids N Motion

Potomac Mills

$18 $10.25

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Soft inflatables help kids propel themselves through the air; elsewhere they race through obstacle courses or conquer a play castle

$48 for Canopy Zip-Line Tour at Virginia Canopy Tours ($84 Value)

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

$84 $48

Canopy tours last around 2.5 hours and include 8 zip-lines, rappelling, a nature walk, and a picturesque education on the Shenandoah Valley

Berkeley Plantation Visit for Two or Four (Half Off)

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

$22 $11

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In period garb, guides lead tours of a Georgian mansion built in 1726 follow by self-guided tours of its garden, situated on the James River

Farm Tour for Two Adults or a Family of Four and $10 Voucher to the Farm Store at P. A. Bowen Farmstead (50% Off)

P. A. Bowen Farmstead

Brandywine

$40 $20

1.5-hour walking tours educate guests on the farm’s cheese-making process and methods of naturally raising animals and organic food

Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to Half Off)

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

Two or Three Adult or Junior Kart Races, or Three Paintball Games at G-Force Karts (Up to 59% Off)

G-Force Karts

Portsmouth

$44 $20

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Racers test their skills on the track in junior karts that reach up to 40 mph, or adult karts that reach 44 mph; rounds of indoor paintball

$25 for Eight Duckpin Bowling Games and Shoe Rental for Four People ($50 Value)

Victory Lanes

Portsmouth

$50 $25

Take a turn competing with friends and family to see whose duckpin bowling skills are tops

$66 for $120 Groupon — Manassas Joe's Piano

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

$120 $66

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$15 for Four Groupons, Each Good for Open Play with Popcorn and a Juice Box ($39 Value)

Orb Family Fun Center

Chesapeake

$9.75 $3.75

Popcorn and juice boxes provide energy for romps on moonwalk obstacle courses, inside bounce houses, and around the kiddy-car grand prix

1, 2, or 5 Hours of Batting-Cage Rental, Tokens, or Hit Trax Hitting League at Grand Slam 2 (Up to 52% Off)

Grand Slam 2

Chesapeake

$25 $12

Bats crack on contact with baseballs as players teach fundamentals during hitting leagues with swings evaluated by the Hit Trax system

One or Two Months of Piano Lessons at Jessica's Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Jessica's Studio

Chesapeake

$100 $49

An experienced piano instructor teach's piano lessons for kids and adults of beginner and intermediate experience levels

$52 for $100 Worth of Batting Practice — Koa Sports League

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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Visit for Two or Four to Natural Bridge of Virginia (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

Natural Bridge of Virginia

Natural Bridge

$52 $32

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The area brings together several exhibits and natural wonders, from the awe-inspiring bridge to historic displays of Native American life

2 Weeks in the K2 PowerHouse After-School Program for 1, 2, or 3 Kids at K2 Martial Arts Academy (Up to 61% Off)

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

$290 $112

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by black-belt instructors help kids improve their focus and discipline while staying strong and flexible

Laser Tag Games for Two, Four, or Six, or a Two-Hour Laser Tag Party at Wilson Ennis Clubhouse (Up to 67% Off)

Wilson Ennis Clubhouse

Huntingtown

$40 $15

Players wield laser guns to target and tag one another in an arena; a party includes unlimited games of laser tag and drinks

Two Games of Bowling for Up to Four or Six Including Shoe Rental at Lord Calvert Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Lord Calvert Lanes

2, Prince Frederick

$43.80 $22

Groups strap on a pair of slip-resistant heels for two games of bowling on automated lane

Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Avoca Museum & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Avoca Museum & Historical Society

Altavista

$10 $6

During 90-minute tours, explore a restored 1901 mansion whose grounds include six other historical buildings and a family cemetery

Two Groupons, Each Good for 18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putter-A-Round Mini Golf (Up to 54% Off)

Putter-A-Round Mini Golf

Harrisonburg

$13 $6.50

Indoor mini-golf course features cheerfully painted murals and obstacles, with glow-in-the-dark golf on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Bounce Visits at Bounceeez (Up to 69% Off). Three Options Available.

Bounceeez

North Central

$47.64 $15

A village of towering 26-ft. inflatables, new games, new rides, new carpet, and new menu

Adult or Junior Go-Kart Races at American Indoor Karting (Up to 59% Off). Six Options Available.

American Indoor Karting

Virginia Beach

$44 $20

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Indoor go-kart facility's European-style, custom racing machines—incuding new adult go-karts—zip through a quarter-mile track at 40 mph

2, 4, or 6 Groupons, Each Good for Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio Fees at Color Me Mine (Up to 50% Off)

Color Me Mine

Virginia Beach

$10 $5

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Ice-Skating and Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Iceland of Hampton Roads (Up to 54% Off)

Iceland of Hampton Roads

Northwest Virginia Beach

$18 $9

Glide along the ice during public-skating sessions held on afternoons and evenings throughout the week

Three 30-Minute In-Home or Online Kids' Music Lessons from Ego Music (49% Off)

Ego Music

VA Beach - Red Mill Studio

$96 $49

Students aged 5–15 learn to sing or play guitar, piano, or other instruments from instructors with at least 10 years of experience

$60 for $100 Toward 4 30-minute Music Lessons — Muzik-4-Life

Muzik-4-life

Virginia Beach

$100 $60

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$99 for Ten Weeks of Youth Art Classes at Star Brite Performance Centre ($250 Value)

Star Brite Performance Centre

North Central

$250 $99

Young painters create masterpieces in fun classes that incorporate painting, drawing and collage; finished work is featured in art showcase

Two, or Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at MorningStar Music Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

MorningStar Music Learning Center

Northwest Virginia Beach

$45 $22

Experienced musicians lead 30-minute lessons in guitar, ukulele, and piano

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The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

1201 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
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Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

1914 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
US

One of the Science Museum of Virginia’s current exhibits includes a few basketball players—just don’t expect LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. These basketball players are two rats, playing a live one-on-one game to demonstrate operant and classical conditioning. Throughout the three-story museum, more hands-on examples of science await at five permanent exhibits. Inspect a rock from the moon, explore a life-size space capsule, and generate energy by pedaling a stationary bike. Kids can even build their own playground with materials such as mats and foam blocks.

Inside the IMAX Dome, a screen 10 times the size of a typical 35 mm screen shows a wide range of educational films. Outside the museum, plants in the BayScapes Garden thrive without pesticide, fertilizer, or the encouragement of a motivational speaker, and an onsite greenhouse offers free planting areas for visitors to contribute greenery and learn about sustainable farming.

2500 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

As they speed by, the drivers racing across American Indoor Karting's track resemble professional racecar drivers. The souped-up European go-karts allow speedsters as young as 8 to swerve through turns at nearly 1.5 lateral G's. The milieu is carefully cultivated to create the feeling of actual competitive auto racing. Helmets and safety briefing sessions are mandatory before racers take to the winding, professionally designed track. After each race, competitors scrutinize comprehensive race reports of their lap times and other statistics. Two breeds of go-kart reside on the premises and are maintained by a full-time mechanic. While younger kids drive less ferocious Junior Karts, adults qualify to operate Super Karts. The Super Kart is loaded up with a 9 hp Honda engine and travels 40 m.p.h. To race a Super Kart, drivers must prove they can handle the powerful hot rod by putting up a qualifying lap time and convincing the vehicle to eat a carrot directly from their hands.

4245 Carolina Ave
Richmond,
VA
US

If they're in the right place at the right time, visitors to Monkey Joe's indoor playground might actually meet Monkey Joe—a monkey mascot in a yellow T-shirt whose fuzzy face flashes a constant smile. He and a team of expert staffers keep watch over children aged 12 and younger as they glide down wall-to-wall inflated slides, jump in bright-red and yellow bounce castles, and navigate inflated obstacle courses. Small explorers race through padded walls and swinging inflatable pillars, while toddlers 3 years old and younger frolic safely in a separate play area where they gather to devise new ways of pretending to eat all their vegetables, and adults recline in a separate lounge in front of flat-screen TVs and computer stations. At the end of each day, Monkey Joe's staffers sanitize all playground surfaces using Swisher hygiene products.

11304 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond,
VA
US

Having stood its ground against those who wanted to tear it down, Wilton House serves as a symbol of the Colonial American spirit in more ways than one. Built in 1753 as the main house on a 2,000-acre plantation, the structure serves as a steadfast example of Georgian architecture. It’s the home of more than 1,400 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century objects and artifacts, including documents signed by founding fathers and US presidents. Wilton even played host to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, and George Washington’s white-wig-wearing foxhound. In addition to daily tours, the museum staff hosts events, such as lecture series, concerts, and seasonal exhibits.

215 S Wilton Rd
Richmond,
VA
US