Kids Activities in Bon Air

Four Admissions with Popcorn and Soda, or a Party with Pizza for Up to 20 at Kangaroo Jac's (Up to 50% Off)

Kangaroo Jac's

Multiple Locations

Indoor play center features inflatable slides, bounce houses, video arcade, and snack bar; birthday parties include pizza and drinks

$9.99 $5

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Four Admissions with Popcorn and Soda, or a Party with Pizza for Up to 20 at Kangaroo Jac's (Up to 50% Off)

Kangaroo Jac's

Multiple Locations

Indoor play center features inflatable slides, bounce houses, video arcade, and snack bar; birthday parties include pizza and drinks

$9.99 $5

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Three-Hour James River Paddleboarding Trip for One or Two from Riverside Outfitters (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Outfitters

Stratford Hills

Paddleboarding excursions sweep down the James River, with instructors helping groups navigate Class I and II whitewater rapids

$75 $38

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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

Valentine Richmond History Center

Capitol District

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

$16 $8

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One Month of Water Polo or Swimming Lessons at SwimRVA Swim School (50% Off)

SwimRVA Swim School

Richmond

All ages can learn the basics of water polo or how to swim in a safe, relaxing environment with experienced instructors

$70 $35

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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

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

$33 $20

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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

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

$22 $11

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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

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

$28 $14

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

Swaders Sports Park

Prince George

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

$50 $25

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

Battleship New Jersey

Waterfront South

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

$37 $18

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

The Watermen's Museum

Yorktown

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

$40 $20

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One Tactical-Laser-Tag Mission for Two or Four at Tactical Adventure Games (Up to 55% Off)

Tactical Adventure Games

Multiple Locations

Players tote laser rifles and search an urban arena, playing missions inspired by popular video games

$20 $10

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$45 for $100 Worth of Sports Camp — Funwith Coupons

Funwith Coupons

Fredericksburg

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

$100 $45

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

Stafford Regional Handbell Society

Fredericksburg

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

$85 $43

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Treetop Obstacle Course with Ziplining from Wilderness Presidential Resorts (47% Off)

Wilderness Presidential Resort

Chancellor

Soar through the trees in our high-flying, ziplining adventure course! Offer valid for two laps for one person.

$15 $8

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

Virginia Discovery Museum

Downtown

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

$6 $3

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

Ash Lawn-Highland

Charlottesville

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

$28 $16

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Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Private Violin or Viola Lessons at Softspoken Music Notes (Up to 76% Off)

Softspoken Music Notes

Locust Grove

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

$90 $28

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Two or Three Hours of Bowling for up to Five People at Sparetimes (Up to 69% Off)

Sparetimes

Hampton

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

$48 $16

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

Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center

Franklin

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

$24 $12

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

Virginia Canopy Tours

Shenandoah River State Park

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

$84 $48

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Berkeley Plantation Visit for Two or Four (50% Off)

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

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

$22 $11

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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

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

$40 $20

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Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to 56% Off)

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

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

$20 $9

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One-Year Family Membership or Admission for Two at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Portsmouth

Family membership and admission grants guests access to a museum dedicated to Virginia’s athletic icons with interactive exhibits

$100 $49

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

Victory Lanes

Portsmouth

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

$50 $25

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$20 for a Dickens' Christmas Towne Season Pass at Nauticus ($40 Value)

Dickens' Christmas Towne | Nauticus

Norfolk

Guests explore a winter wonderland of Christmas characters, carolers, sweet treats, children’s activities, crafts, and more

$40 $20

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Ted Constant Center on February 27 or 28, 2015 (Up to 45% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Ted Constant Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$49.75 $30

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Zoo Visit for Two or Four to the Virginia Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

Virginia Zoo

Norfolk

Inside a 53-acre zoo, more than 400 animals roam continent-themed habitats and 10 eco-friendly gardens bloom

$22 $11

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All Day Laser Tag Package for Two or Four at Laser Tag Manassas (51% Off)

Laser Tag Manassas

Manassas

Teams of two or four indulge in all day pass for games of laser tag in arena full of fog, obstacles, and cover

$49.90 $25

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$66 for $120 4 Piano Lessons— Manassas Joe's Piano

Manassas Joe's Piano

Bull Run

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

$120 $66

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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

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

$25 $12

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

Jessica's Studio

Chesapeake

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

$100 $49

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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass for One to GameWorks ($45 Value)

GameWorks

Greenbrier East

Full day of unlimited access to over 100 interactive games

$45 $20

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$5 for $10 Worth of Museum Visits — George C. Marshall Museum

George C. Marshall Museum

Lexington

Parents: children under twelve are always free, so bring the kids!

$10 $5

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2 Weeks in the K2 PowerHouse After-School Program for 1, 2, or 3 Kids at K2 Martial Arts Academy (Up to 52% Off)

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

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

$290 $139

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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

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

$43.80 $22

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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

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

$40 $15

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$70 for $140 Worth of Services at Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Old Town

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

$140 $70

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Preschool Music Program or Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons at CTM Studios (Up to 58% Off)

CTM Studios

Alexandria

During private lessons, expert instructors teach students the fundamentals of singing or instruments; preschoolers learn basics of music

$100 $50

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

Avoca Museum & Historical Society

Altavista

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

$10 $6

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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

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

$13 $6.50

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Day Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Heritage Museum (Up to 58% Off)

The Heritage Museum

Harrisonburg

Vast collection of artifacts illustrates the history of the Shenandoah Valley

$16 $8.50

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$35 for Two Petting Farm Fun Passes and Two Souvenir Feed Cups at Hunt Club Farm ($60 Value)

Hunt Club Farm

Virginia Beach

One-year access to a petting farm with llamas, donkeys, goats, sheep, and more, plus discounts on holiday festivities

$60 $35

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All-Day Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six or a Season Pass for Two at Jungle Golf (Up to 62% Off)

Jungle Golf

Northeast Virginia Beach

Oceanfront mini-golf course showcases challenging hole designs teeming with jungle-themed obstacles

$22 $11

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$41 for a Two-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson and Tour at Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle ($80 Value)

Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle

Virginia Beach

After learning to paddle, groups venture out into flat water to enjoy scenic floats and possible encounters with bald eagles

$80 $41

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$16 for One Month of Kids' Music and Education Classes at The Virginia Beach School of the Arts (Up to $62 Value)

The Virginia Beach School of the Arts

North Central

Music-based curriculum teaches concepts such as listening skills, sign language, and math to kids aged 3 months to 12 years

$62 $16

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

Ego Music

VA Beach - Red Mill Studio

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

$96 $49

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$81 for Ten Weeks of Youth Art Classes at Star Brite Performance Centre ($250 Value)

Star Brite Performance Centre

North Central

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

$250 $81

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

MorningStar Music Learning Center

Northwest Virginia Beach

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

$45 $22

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Public Ice-Skating or Learn to Skate Program at Iceland of Hampton Roads (Up to 54% Off). Five Options Available.

Iceland of Hampton Roads

Northwest Virginia Beach

Glide along the ice during public-skating sessions or learn to skate during an eight-week program

$18 $9

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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

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

$10 $5

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

Muzik-4-life

Virginia Beach

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

$100 $60

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One-Month Kids' Math and/or Reading-and-Writing Course at ALOHA Mind Math, Reading and Writing (Up to 53% Off)

ALOHA Mind Math, Reading and Writing

Virginia Beach

Kids ages 5–12 learn everything from addition to four-digit division, or master the language arts

$135 $65

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Select Local Merchants

Sinking into the luxury stadium seats, patrons at Muvico Rosemont 18 enjoy the latest blockbusters in crystal-clear Sony 4K digital projection. Huge armrests in the Premier section leave room for midmovie dining and pre-movie thumb wars. Muvico also shows golden oldies in addition to new releases, and hosts live events, such as live comedy, sporting events, and beer and wine tastings.

1100 Alverser Dr
Midlothian,
VA
US

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
US

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

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 South Wilton Road
Richmond,
VA
US