Kids Activities in Franklin

Up to 71% Off at Wright's FUNdamentals

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Kids up to 9 years old tackle an indoor playground full of gymnastics equipment, zip lines, slides, ball pits, trampolines, & tumbling mats

Up to 58% Off 25th Annual Orchard in Bloom Garden Show

Holliday Park

$30 $15

The 25th annual three-day garden show showcases micro- and macro-gardening landscapes with vendors, exhibitions, and symposiums

Up to 50% Off Video-Gaming Packages

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Numerous PC and video game consoles such as arcade style and Xbox set up in a family-friendly environment that encourages socializing

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Front Page Sports Bar and Grill

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 56% Off Kids' Sports Day Camp

Midwest Basketball

$225 $109

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Day sports camps treat youngsters to fun and exercise through sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball, and kickball plus field trips

Up to 67% Off Bowling for Up to 6 or 12

Indianapolis

$112 $37

Two hours of unlimited bowling for groups of up to 6 or 12 in family-owned facility open since 1957

Indiana Historical Society – Up to 57% Off Visit

Downtown Indianapolis

$14 $8

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State history explored through 3-D re-creations of photos and events with historical actors, interactive experiences, and a conservation lab

NCAA Hall of Champions – Up to Half Off Outing

Downtown Indianapolis

$10 $5

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Kiosks for all 23 NCAA sports; video clips and interactive sport simulators immerse visitors in the history of college athletics

Up to 61% Off Arcade-Game Packages at Tilt Studio

Downtown Indianapolis

$68 $29

Arcade games that include Formula One racing simulators plus two laser-tag games per person; party with pizza, cookie cake, and arcade play

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

45% Off Arcade Games at Woodland Bowl

Woodland

$20 $11

Players train their reflexes by slamming buttons and scoring points in the arcade

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library – Up to 71% Off Membership

Downtown Indianapolis

$30 $12

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Membership to a nonprofit, library/museum memorializing the Slaughterhouse-Five author includes gift-shop discounts

Up to 60% Off The Dallara IndyCar Factory

Dallara IndyCar Factory

$60 $29

Pairs or groups see IndyCar manufacturing, drive simulators, and learn about history; includes souvenir photo

40% Off Music Lessons

Brownsburg

$90 $54

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Pinheads – Up to 69% Off Bowling

Fishers

$59 $25

Modern bowling alley welcomes groups to bowl for two hours on a shared lane or inside a suite with four private lanes

Half Off Piano Lessons

Fishers

$80 $40

Instructor with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in music as well as more than 29 years of teaching experience

Up to Half Off Art Classes for Kids or Adults

Carmel

$80 $39.99

Current & retired teachers with over 125 years of combined experience lead art classes for kids & adults; class themes vary based on season

50% Off

Adams

$20 $10

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

Up to 59% Off Bounce-House Play Sessions

Cicero

$42.50 $23

Open floor plan filled with inflatable slides, bounce houses, arcade games, pool table, and air hockey enchants tykes

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BounceSpot's pint-sized citizens romp through a colorful panorama of inflatable entertainment. With feet clad in socks or stuffed into willing sock puppets, kids can frolic through a labyrinth of inflatable moonwalks, slides, and obstacle courses. At the end of each day, the BounceSpot staff sanitizes every inch of the inflatable obstacle courses and ticket-arcade machines that span the 11,000-square-foot play space. These meticulous scrub-downs are part of BounceSpot’s policy to foster a safe, cheerful environment. Staffers also supervise bounce houses to ensure kids play gently and haven’t smuggled in performance-enhancing pogo sticks.

As kids clamber across colorful inflatables, parents can lounge at nearby tables and cruise complimentary WiFi or stop by the concession stand for pizza and ice cream.

707 N Madison Ave, Ste I
Greenwood,
IN
US

1213 N Franklin Rd
Greenwood,
IN
US

The game of bowling hasn't changed much since Blue River Bowl opened in 1959, but the building's 16-lane alley certainly has. Rather than manually computing scores, for instance, players can sit back while an automatic system tallies each roll and flashes entertaining animations across its screens. The latest sports flicker to highlight-filled life on 16 televisions and one giant projector screen, while the lanes themselves glows during periodic neon-tinted rounds of cosmic bowling. The smoke-free alley hosts open bowling sessions every day, as well as several leagues for youths, adults, and colonies of ants that want to see if they can collectively lift the ball.

No matter their skill or competition level, bowlers can grab new gear at Blue River's pro shop, which houses shiny new balls and bags ready to report for pinbusting duty. They can also unwind at one of three on-site eateries, where cooks satiate post-game cravings for pizza, subs, and frosty drinks.

1601 S Miller St
Shelbyville,
IN
US

Beech Grove Bowl keeps white-bodied pins on edge with bowling lanes and a kitchen open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Available on every lane, bumpers provide pendulum-armed patrons and their orb-shaped counterparts a surefire way to knock down pins and evade gutters as effectively as arcade frogs dodge heavy highway traffic. Alley allies can also use this game pass for Beech Grove Bowl's weekly Rock 'n' Roll Bowl event, which showcases customer-controlled music, eye-enticing special lighting, and festive balls that launch commemorative T-shirts and glitter from their holes.

95 N 2nd Ave
Beech Grove,
IN
US

Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum showcases the state’s art, science and cultural history from the prehistoric era to now. The museum’s permanent collection tells Indiana’s story, from glaciers to the first settlers, with a Native American exhibit that highlights the various cultures of local and regional tribes. The first floor showcases the state’s natural history while the second floor has its cultural history, with exhibits like The Ancient Seas, Birth of the Earth, Crossroads of America and Global Indiana. Each year, several traveling exhibits pass through the museum, allowing visitors to see something new with each trip. During Christmastime every year, part of the museum’s third floor transforms into Santa’s home, and children can ride the Santa Claus Express train. The museum also contains an IMAX theater, showing documentaries and family-friendly movies.

650 West Washington Street
Indianapolis,
IN
US

In this day of DVDs and in-home, on-demand options, drive-in theatres are a rarity. But Tibbs Drive-In Theatre continues to provide what’s generally considered to be an old but cherished way to watch movies, particularly around Indianapolis. From early spring through mid-fall each year, Tibbs visitors can enjoy large-screen movies from the comfort of their own vehicles, or pull together an array of lawn chairs and other foldable furniture for strategically-positioned seats inside the facility’s parking lot. A variety of movies run across the four screens, usually as double-headers, making Tibbs an all-night destination. Concession stand options are plentiful and varied, and a large, grass-covered area is available near the main screen, where younger moviegoers often gather and play.

480 S Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US