At Clubhouse Fun Center, everything seems to be in motion. Go-karts zip and roar around an outdoor speedway, arcade games spit out streams of tickets, and dimpled balls roll over the greens of two 18-hole mini-golf courses. Visitors join in the commotion by hopping into single, double, or rookie go-karts to race each other or attempt to catch up with their own shadows on a track featuring a double-fly-over bridge. Nearby, the mini-golf courses lure putters with a sparkling cerulean waterfall, a giraffe stretching its neck high into the air, and the pink and purple towers of a lilliputian castle. Before hitting the arcade, guests can refuel with snacks or lunch at the Treehouse Cafe or the Sugar Shack, where they can plan out future birthday parties to take place in treasure-cove- or treehouse-themed rooms.
Balls hurtle down slick lanes toward clusters of pins at the family-owned Spencerport Bowl. Leagues duke it out at least once daily, and Friday and Saturday nights host the Famous Rockin' Bowl from 9 p.m. to midnight, when disco lights illumine an alley awash in fog. Revelry spills over to CJ's Pub & Grill, where frequent karaoke sessions supply a festive backbeat for burger-and-pizza feasts. Those who still have an appetite for entertainment after bowling can refuel at the on-site arcade.
At The Jump Club, children who weigh 100 lbs. and less bounce, bob, spring, and slide their way through a safe, inflatable fortress of a playground. Friendly, trained staff members supervise the open play areas as shoe-less, sock-clad-children expel energy scaling safe surfaces and mounting the cushioned castle walls like fairy-tale heroes attempting to swordfight a blimp. Little levitation experts can circumnavigate the curves, ladders, and pop up obstacles of the crossover course or scuttle through the sharp tunnels of the three-level play structure. A cordoned off toddler play area positions mini slides and arches for the younger set, and plush furniture and a large TV offer repose for parents. An in-house café dishes out delectable pizzas, PB&J sandwiches, and healthy snacks to famished scramblers looking to regale their bellies before their wild imaginations fall to the harsh realities of naptime.
Quarterback Jim Kelly captained his teammates to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances during his 11-year pigskin-tossing tenure, earning himself the distinction as the first and only Buffalo Bills player to have his number retired in the franchise's hall of fame. Since being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002, Jim has visited universities, Fortune 500 companies, and healthcare organizations to deliver speeches that impart his insights on teamwork, leadership, and how to milk a football for its gatorade. Through his website, Jim dispenses an array of authentic and signed mini and full-size helmets, jerseys, footballs, and new autographed memorabilia each month. Jim also remains committed to his charity and outreach programs, including Hunter's Hope, which Jim and his wife founded after their son was diagnosed with Krabbe Disease, the Kelly for Kids Foundation, which raises funds for disabled and disadvantaged youth, and Jim Kelly Football Camp, which teaches youngsters football fundamentals and ballet routines from The Nutcracker to incorporate into end-zone victory dances.
Perched at the bow of the pirate ship, the captain's parrot braces for stormy weather. But in the case of the pirate-ship inflatable at Pirates Plank, the feeling of choppy waves isn't generated by water below, but by the youngsters hopping on it. Kids can also jump around on a Pirates of the Caribbean–themed bounce house before navigating around the tranquil ponds decorating the 18-hole miniature-golf course.
Elsewhere, Pirates Plank hosts races on its go-kart track, gamers in its video arcade, and players in its batting cages aiming for homers or to hit balls back into the machine they came from. The snack bar keeps visitors reenergized with tasty treats, and birthday parties entice attendees with unlimited soda and popcorn, arcade tokens for each guest, and mini-golf passes for future visits.
Boasting 2,000 square feet of indoor space, Going Bananas enthralls youngsters with slides, play structures, and high-energy activities that promote healthy lifestyles. With two passes, a diversion-bound duo can toddle through the expansive jungle gym while tumbling along a large obstacle course decked out with climbing walls, slides, and courtesy elevators. Race cars, a rollycoaster, Thomas the Tank Engine, and a basketball hoop allay youthful adrenalin urges, and parents can relax inside a restful lounge equipped with WiFi. Today's deal also eases appetites and tenuous snack-time trade agreements with one snack (granola bars, crackers, and cookies are available) and one drink (juice and bottled water are available) for each child.