Kids Activities in Merced

$22 for Three Private Music Lessons at Barker's Music ($75 Value)

Barker's Music

Modesto

Talented instructors help students master the guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, or piano

$75 $22

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Four or Six Five-Hour Fun-Park Wristbands at Funworks Modesto (Up to 55% Off)

Funworks

Modesto

At an 8-acre fun park, visitors wander among a mini-golf course, bumper cars, a treehouse, and other attractions

$88 $44

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Three or Six Private-Music Lessons at Modesto Music Instruction (67% Off)

Modesto Music Instruction

Modesto

Instructors offer lessons in theory, reading, and performance technique in private classes that focus on each individual student

$75 $25

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$13 for Three Open-Play Passes for One Child at The Jungle Party House ($27 Value)

The Jungle Party House

Clovis

Youngsters scale jungle gym, croon favorite jams at karaoke, bound about in bounce house and concoct arts and crafts at indoor playground

$27 $13

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The Sweet Spot Fresno: Red Light Special at Fulton 55 on Friday, January 16, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

The Sweet Spot Fresno: Red Light Special

Fulton 55

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Save Mart Center on January 15, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Save Mart Center

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

$53.25 $29

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$15 for Mini Golf, Rides, and Games for Two at Blackbeard's Family Entertainment (Up to $49 Value)

Blackbeard's Family Entertainment

Freno Yosemite International Airport

Saloons and pirate ships flank the mini golf courses, and go-karts and laser tag provide active fun

$49 $15

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Two Hours of Trampoline Jumping for Two, Four, or Six at Aerosports Fresno (Up to 50% Off)

Aerosports Fresno

Hoover

Springy trampolines propel visitors of all ages through arenas and into foam pits during open-jump sessions

$36 $18

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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

Tracy

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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Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at West Valley Bowl in Tracy (Up to 74% Off)

West Valley Bowl

Tracy

Bowling center outfits feet with lane-approved kicks before challenging groups of two or four to trio of pin-punishing bouts

$29 $9

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$29.99 for Admission to Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights

Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy

Annual holiday celebration features live entertainment and visits with Santa, all illuminated by millions of lights

$39.99 $29.99

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$50 for Four Piano Lessons from Studio 3 Piano ($100 Value)

Studio 3 Piano

Lodi

Piano teacher with over 15 years experience helps students of all ages learn and master the piano

$100 $50

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Admission for Adults and Children, Students, or Seniors at The Serpentarium (50% Off)

The Serpentarium

Lodi

Explore 2 floors and 3,000 square feet of space filled with more than 50 different species of reptiles, as well as insects and pet supplies

$10 $5

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$49 for a Zoo Friends Membership to the Micke Grove Zoological Society ($ Value)

Micke Grove Zoological Society

Lodi

Two adults, three children, and up to two additional guests enjoy unlimited access to the Micke Grove Zoo

$100 $49

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Science-Museum Visit at World of Wonders (50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Wonders

Lodi

More than 50 hands-on experiments and exhibits teach kids and adults how light, sound, sight, and motion work

$20 $10

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Weekday Go-Kart Racing Packages for Kids or Adults at Umigo Indoor Go-Kart Racing (Up to 36% Off).

Umigo Indoor GoKart Racing

Livermore

During hot laps sessions, participants race in high performance go-karts against the clock

$55 $37

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5, 10, or 15 Kids' Drop-In Play Sessions at PartiPalooza (Up to 60% Off)

PartiPalooza

Livermore

Indoor play arena feeds all appetites for activity with a climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, bowling alley, and karaoke stage

$50 $25

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Visit for Two or Four to the San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Downtown San Jose

Surprising and playful contemporary art dating back to the mid-20th century, including LED light sculpture, photography, and new media

$16 $15

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$12 for 12 Arcade Visits and 300 Prize Tickets Per Visit at Nickel City ($28 Value)

Nickel City

Branham - Kirk

More than 100 video and redemption games cost a nickel; more than 30 free arcade classics

$28 $12

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One-Month After-School Program with Class Five, Four, or Three Days per Week at STEMpro Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Stempro Academy

San Jose

The after-school program focuses on STEM curriculum—or science, technology, engineering, and math—as well as homework help and play time

$499 $225

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Two Hours of Open Play or 90 Minutes of Inline Skating with Rentals at Silver Creek Sportsplex (Up to 54% Off)

Silver Creek Sportsplex

Edenvale

Kids aged 18 months–12 years cavort on the indoor play area’s inflatable obstacle courses; kids, teens, and adults enjoy open inline skating

$28 $13

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at Pacific Piano School (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Piano School

Pacific Piano School

30- to 60-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano or voice

$94 $39

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Two Hours of Trampoline Jump Time for Two or Four at Great Jump Sports (Up to 50% Off)

Great Jump Sports

Milpitas

Bouncing and dodge-ball courts housed inside air-conditioned arena with music, arcade, and pizzeria

$44 $24

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Five Drop-In Kids' Playdates or Special Events at Pump It Up (59% Off). Two Locations Available.

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

Drop-in jump sessions include weekday Play Dates, which feature ice cream, story telling, pizza, glow, art, and more

$70 $29

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

$170 $76

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$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

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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Two Hours of Sports Play for Up to Two or Four Children at MED-X Sports & Fitness Center (Up to 68% Off)

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

Children aged 5 to 12 increase activity levels as they choose from sports and wellness fun aimed at building balance and agility

$30 $12

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

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

$40 $18

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5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 55% Off)

Pump It Up

Oakley

Kids expend their energy of fun inflatable bounce houses, slides, and attractions; located indoors for all-weather play

$40 $19

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One-Hour Jump Pass for Two, Four, or Six People at Rockin Jump (Up to 50% Off)

Rockin Jump - Fremont

Fremont

An arena made of stretchy trampolines with basketball hoops, dodge ball, and other games that dare visitors to defy gravity

$24 $16

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One or Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Group Lesson for Two at Capitola Surf and Paddle (Up to 53% Off)

Capitola Surf and Paddle

Capitola

Group standup-paddleboard lessons focus on basic techniques in the calm waters along the coastline of Capitola Village

$40 $19

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$39 for 10 One-Hour Jungle-Gym Open-Play Sessions at Safari Run ($80 Value)

Safari Run

Multiple Locations

Animal-themed jungle gym packed with slides, bridges, tunnels, and ladders combines fitness and play for kids aged 3–10 on Monday–Friday

$80 $39

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$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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

$60 $34

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5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 60% Off)

Pump It Up

Union City

Kids’ imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

$45 $19

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Music Lessons for Kids Ages 2–5

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

$50 $5

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Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 59% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

$16 $8.50

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Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Mountain View

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$30 $15

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$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $55

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Punch Card for Five All-Day SUP Rentals or $30 for $60 Worth of Surf Gear at Covewater Paddle Surf

Covewater Paddle Surf

Santa Cruz

Choose from a wide selection of sturdy standup paddleboards to take to a beach of your choice on any car; SUP gear, sandals, and sunglasses

$175 $105

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$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

$30 $15

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Eastside

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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Passes that Provide Discounts on Local Activities for One or Two from Adventures Pass (Up to 97% Off)

Adventures Pass

Multiple Locations

Passes give holders discounts on activities such as fly fishing, clay shooting, paragliding, horseback riding, wakeboarding, and paintball

$1,500 $59

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$50 for Four Children's Motor-Skills Classes at Pediatric Motor Playground ($157 Value)

Pediatric Motor Playground

Multiple Locations

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

$157 $50

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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$25.99 for a Three-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise from Chris’ Whale Watching Tours (Up to $37 Value)

Chris' Whale Watching Tours

Monterey

During warmer months, Monterey Bay fills with several species of whale, along with dolphins, porpoises, and other wild creatures

$37 $25.99

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Castro Village Bowl in Castro Valley (Up to 56% Off)

Castro Village Bowl

Castro Valley

32-lane facility provides automatic scoring & bumpers for young bowlers

$26 $12

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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Bowling and Shoes for Two or Four at Manor Bowl (Up to 52% Off)

Manor Bowl

Washington Manor - Bonaire

Bowling center open since 1960 offers up 30 lanes for dates, groups of friends and families, and bowling leagues

$25 $13

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 68% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$130 $44

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5 or 10 Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 60% Off)

Pump It Up

Concord

Kids jump and play on inflatable attractions such as slides and obstacle courses

$45 $19

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$26 for 4 Adult or Teen Parkour Classes with 1 Month of Open-Gym at Apex Movement NorCal ($145 Value)

APEX Movement NorCal

Concord

Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

$145 $26

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It's quite possible that many of the parents who bring their kids to RollerLand Skate Center spent their own childhoods at the rink. The Trevena family has run RollerLand for more than 30 years, long before America elected its first roller-skating president. In that time, the entertainment center has hosted countless parties, charity fundraisers, and regular skate sessions.

Today, RollerLand carries its past into the present. DJs play Top 40 hits as skaters roll across the 12,000 sq. ft. skating floor during open skates or Teen Nights on Fridays. Away from the rink, guests can find staple amenities, such as a concession stand that serves nachos and corndogs, arcade games that spew out redemption tickets, and colorful tubes that snake throughout a three-story play structure. One thing stands out, however¬—a large vault door that looks like something out of a heist movie. Inside waits the Laser Maze, an ever-changing game that challenges its participants to stretch and bend around bright green beams of light.

324 South Link Lane
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Just 2 miles from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park sits a post that passed from homesteader to cowboy to Mike and Sherry Knapp, who dubbed it Yosemite Trails Pack Station 70 years ago. Since then, three generations of Knapps have run the station, but it remains as isolated and wildlife rich as it was in 1966. Today, Larry Knapp and his team still raise cattle as well as american quarter and american paint horses in the Sierra Nevada mountains, getting them acclimated to the rocky terrain so that they can safely carry patrons on trail rides. Trails wind through Big Creek, the Vista Pass, and even venture into Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove, thick with millennia-old redwood trees. Days on horseback often culminate in cowboy cookouts with hot dogs, s’mores, and photos of ex-boyfriends roasted over the campfire. When summer fades to winter, guests can still enjoy the mountain-lined horizon on sleighs drawn by belgian draft horses.

1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp,
CA
US

Start a Tradition at The Redwoods In Yosemite, year-round vacation home rentals! Stay in a romantic cabin for two or a spacious vacation home for the entire family. The Redwoods, located in Yosemite National Park, is the perfect choice for a family vacation, reunion, wedding, or business retreat!

8038 Chilnualna Falls Road
Yosemite National Park,
CA
US

In the two-hour Yosemite Valley Floor Tour, guests will be ferried through the majestically scenic Yosemite National Park, basking in its sights and sounds from the safety of a tour trolley. Park rangers provide commentary throughout the tour, discoursing on the history, geology, and wildlife of the area and pointing out both major and little-known attractions, including the Half Dome and El Capitan rock formations and Bridalveil Fall. Tours are available year round, with open-air trolleys in temperate times and heated coaches during colder months. The schedule varies and can be found by asking at any park information center, checking the Yosemite guide, or chatting with black bears wearing an “ask me for assistance” vest.

Badger Pass Rd.
Yosemite National Park,
California
US

The sprawling 8-acre family-friendly amusement park dubbed Funworks initially began as a miniature-golf course, Putt-Putt Golf, before expanding to include a coin-operated-game room in 1989, which first bore the Funworks moniker. Today, its current incarnation helmed by Freddy Foreman, the facility's foreman of fun, showcases multiple family-friendly attractions at two locations. The grounds house remote-controlled racing tracks, batting cages, and an expansive mini-golf course that weaves across 54 holes. Additionally, patrons will discover other curios of entertainment such as a teddy-bear factory where children can customize stuffed animals to fulfill carpool-lane requirements.

2353 West Main Street
Turlock,
CA
US

Gator Paintball’s 27-acre facility boasts 10 diverse courses full of stealthy hiding spots. Players can choose how to divide their days among any of the courses. Suit up in provided gear and head for the Graveyard speedball course, where dearly departed hamster ghosts have the advantage over speeding paintballs this time. The Western Ghost Town course features an underground mine tunnel, an array of spooky edifices, and vehicles sitting at a spine-tingling standstill. Finally vindicate your genie wish for the ability to see through wood inside a two-story log cabin, or navigate a tree-filled field that surrounds a three-story castle. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and the facility opens during the week for reservations of at least 10 people. Other on-site features include spectator viewing on five fields, cooling mist fans, and a community of budding paintball artists. Reservations are recommended.

7336 Dusty Ln.
Modesto,
CA
US