Kids Activities in Kirkwood

Up to 50% Off at Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

$53.90 $27

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Unlimited all-day access to professionally designed mini-golf courses, bumper boats, and go-karts, as well as sessions in the batting cages

Up to 55% Off at Shrewsbury Lanes

Shrewsbury

$32.50 $15

Pairs or groups of four knock down pins while enjoying cold soda or beer in a retro-style bowling alley

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

Overland

$30 $15

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating Packages

Hardees Iceplex

$14 $6

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

Up to 50% Off Indoor Mini Golf

Chesterfield

$40 $20

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Indoor entertainment facility welcomes adults and kids with indoor mini golf and video arcade

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 74% Off at Imperial Bowl

Imperial

$59 $20

Thirty lanes host group bowling outings that include free shoe rental and pizza

Up to 57% Off Kids' Dance Camp

St. Louis

$175 $79

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

Up to 55% Off Kids' Themed Birthday Party

Maplewood

$299 $139

With the package, partiers can receive invitations, decorations, setup, cleanup, a host, games and activities, and a take-home craft

Up to 50% Off Bowling with Shoe Rentals

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Up to Half Off Visit to Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$20 $10

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

Up to 55% Off at Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$37 $18

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Steer bumper cars, navigate a black-lit 3-D maze, and re-energize with pizza; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

World Aquarium – Up to 70% Off a Tour

Midtown

$130 $49

Aquarium docents introduce visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

Up to 53% Off Retro Arcade Gameplay

Mehlville

$33.96 $17

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter II, Galaga, and Frogger

48% Off Pottery Painting

Oakville

$25 $13

Choose from hundreds of food-safe, functional ceramic items before decorating with paints, brushes, and patterns in a new location

Up to 60% Off at Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

$24 $10

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Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

50% Off Pottery Painting at Pottery Hollow 

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Paint ceramic mugs, figurines, and platters with colorful pigments inside a studio with an enchanted-forest theme

Up to Half Off Reptile and Exotic-Pet Show

Moolah Shrine Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

Up to 51% Off Pizza and Bowling at St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$46 $23

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Collinsville

$26.90 $13

Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

Wristbands grant unlimited access to fun park rides, including bumper cars, go-karts, and mini golf for two hours

Up to 51% Off Party Package at Playtime Party Center

Wentzville

$64.73 $32

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Family fun center entertains guests with two indoor playgrounds, arcade with classic games, and concession area with snacks and pizza

Up to 55% Off Zipline Tour or Camping at Blue Springs Ranch

Bourbon

$80 $39

Visitors sail through the tree canopy for 3,000 feet over four ziplines or traverse the Meramac River in a canoe before pitching a tent

Up to 50% Off a Guided Educational Wildlife Tour

Stanton

$16 $8

Tour of US Department of Agriculture–licensed park showcases more than 400 animals; guests can hold baby alligators, snakes, and frogs

53% Off Visit to National Churchill Museum

Fulton

$15 $7

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

Up to 55% Off Camping with Rafting

Benton

$56 $25

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Half Off

Hannibal

$22 $11

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Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

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At Shrewsbury Lanes, 10 white appendages await punishment from careening spheres at the end of 24 polished alleys. Automatic scoring screens keep count at every lane so that rollers can concentrate on picking up seven-ten splits, savoring hot eats from the snack counter, and grabbing cold beers or daily happy hour cocktails from No Bul's Bar. During birthday packages, revelers can bounce between bowling alleys and party rooms, which are stocked with hot dogs, drinks, and chips. Shrewsbury Lanes also hosts leagues for bowlers who enjoy more serious competition or nostalgic adults who were raised inside trophy cases. The roar of ransacked pins echoes throughout the facility until 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

7202 Weil Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $7.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $3.69 value).

1254 Dougherty Ferry Rd
Valley Park,
MO
US

Towering alongside Clayton Road, the Tropicana Lanes sign has a vintage, weather-beaten look acquired after more than 50 years of welcoming visitors. Three generations of Richmond Heights bowlers have ventured into the facility during this time, scattering pins across the same 52 lanes that have hosted the nationally televised Professional Bowlers Tour. Owner and PBA Hall of Fame inductee Ray Bluth oversees the day-to-day operations of the alley—which, despite its retro disposition, sports modern extras such as automatic scoring and singing shoelaces. Between frames, bowlers can kick back inside the cocktail lounge, play pool in the game room, or munch on wings, nachos, and hot dogs from the snack bar.

7960 Clayton Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Since 1965, bowling buffs have decimated the pins at West County Lanes. Slip into a pair of piebald loafers ($2.75 for a rental) and practice perfect follow-throughs as you hurl sporty spheroids down any of the 24 lanes ($3.25 per person each game, $3.75 weekends and holidays; $15 per lane each hour, $18 weekends and holidays). Powered by a savvy system, hanging monitors display scores as well as embarrassing childhood photos of any player who rolls a gutter ball. On Fridays from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturdays after 10 p.m., the futuristic lights and glow-in-the-dark lanes of cosmic bowling ($19 per lane each hour) comfort homesick time-travelers trapped in the ancient present.

15727 Manchester Rd
Ellisville,
MO
US

Fred M. Kemp, Sr. fell in love with the first Mercedes-Benz he ever bought. So he bought 40 more. Over the course of 30 years, his obsession created a collection of some of the rarest and most groundbreaking cars ever made. Upon his passing in 2004, he deeded his cars to the public for exhibition and education, founding the Kemp Auto Museum born to house his extensive collection.

Kemp's legacy includes one of Karl Benz's patent Motorwagens, which captivated the public's imagination when Mrs. Benz drove the device 112 miles to visit her mother in 1888. At the other end of the spectrum sits the 1960 Mercedes 220SE Cabriolet, whose 134-horsepower fuel-injected engine could have ferried Mrs. Benz to her mother's house in about an hour. Visitors can take either docent-led or audio tours to see the standing exhibit, or catch one of the touring special exhibits, featuring classic cars such as department-store Crosleys and classic engines such as Fred Flintstone's feet.

16955 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield,
MO
US

Each expert equestrian at Pemberley schools riders ages 6 and up on the essentials of good horsemanship and welcomes them to pick his or her brain of its abounding horse knowledge. The first horseback-riding lesson will be a one-hour evaluation that surveys guests on their previous riding experiences to be paired with the appropriate horse and trainer ($60). The next two lessons are 30-minute, horse-handling sessions ($55 each), in which riders will learn how to entice graceful gallops out of their faithful steeds, properly tack their four-legged partners, and sleep standing up.

17899 Wild Horse Creek Rd
Chesterfield,
MO
US