The staff at VIPS - Very Important Party and Spa strives to build girls' self-esteem by enhancing spa treatments with helpful tips for at-home skincare. Their age-appropriate manicures, pedicures, and facials use organic products whenever possible, nourishing skin with essential oils and fruit extracts that have never, ever seen an R-rated movie. For the full spa experience, the staff invites guests to slip into robes, enjoy a beverage, and pose for a photo during spa-day packages and parties.
The rattle of scattered bowling pins echoes throughout the 7,000-square-foot ibowl Family Fun Center, a former shoe factory that has been repurposed for bowling, miniature golf, and other games. Inspired by an around-the-world theme, the nine-hole miniature-golf course takes putters globetrotting around igloos and pint-sized models of the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower populated with Lilliputian tourists complaining about jet lag. Bowling balls barrel toward sets of 5 or 10 pins at the centre's bowling lanes, which boast automatic scoring and optional bumpers. The mini-game emporium also features air hockey, foosball, and pool tables, allowing competitors to prove who has the superior hand-eye coordination without entering juggling competitions with a meat cleaver.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
Wedges 'N Woods Golf Academy helps players of all experience levels build their skills at its comprehensive practice facility, complete with driving, chipping, and putting greens. A fully irrigated tee deck allows guests to practice landing on the 10 target greens using every club, and practice bunkers challenge golfers to get out of the sand before the tide washes away their castle. A CPGA professional offers various levels of instruction, combining modern teaching techniques and video analysis to correct golfers' swings and mental approach to the game. The academy also maintains an 18-hole miniature course surrounded by natural landscaping and sand traps, providing mini golfers their first step toward their quest to attain the Mini Masters' coveted green sweater vest.
Junior's Sportsbar & Grill treats guests to a smorgasbord of hearty pub fare, including wings available in more than 50 different flavours, flatbread pizzas, and beefy hamburgers. Guests pair ice-cold beers with plates of fish and chips or philly steak sandwiches as they watch sports on TV.
The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.