Kids Activities in Mount Holly

$22 for Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at George Pappas' Liberty Lanes ($40 Value)

George Pappas' Liberty Lanes

Gastonia

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts 32 lanes, optional bumpers, and a fully-stocked snack bar

$40 $22

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Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$22 $11

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Carolinas Aviation Museum (Up to42% Off)

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Charlotte

See historic war, commercial, and private planes, including the salvaged aircraft from the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson

$12 $7

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Open Bounce, Parents' Night Out, One-Day Camp, Pre-K Drop-Off, or Bounce Party at BounceU (Up to 50% Off) 

BounceU

Charlotte

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

$8.99 $4.50

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Visit for Two or Four to The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture (Up to 50% Off)

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

Second Ward

Paintings, sculptures, films, music, and performance art pay tribute to the Africans and African Americans who impacted American culture

$18 $9

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Guitar, Piano, Violin, or Banjo Lessons at Musicians in Motion (Up to 61% Off)

Musicians in Motion

Carmel

Musicians aged 5–18, of all skill levels, receive one-on-one attention as they learn to play the guitar, piano, violin, or banjo

$96 $39

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Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 25 Kids at Pools & Play (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Pools & Play

Charlotte

During birthday parties, kids romp on wooden play sets in a 5,000-square-foot indoor playground

$175 $85

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$16 for Two 60-Minute Jump Sessions at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park ($26 Value)

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Pineville

Jump on massive trampolines, dive into the Foam Zone pit filled with soft foam cubes, and dunk basketballs

$26 $16

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Playdate Passes, Parents Night Out Playdate, or Admission to Special Event at Glendi Glam (Up to 59% Off)

Glendi Glam

Matthews

Kids can let their imaginations run amok during themed playdates or fun events, which are packed with fun activities and diversions

$60 $25

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Survival-Skills Class for One, Two, Four, or Six from Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy

Multiple Locations

Survivalists teach students how to thrive in the wilderness during this outdoor course, which covers fire, shelter building, and foraging

$199 $59

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

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$17 for One Go-Kart Race and a One-Year Membership at The Pit ($35 Value)

The Pit

Mooresville

Drivers commandeer Biz Evo2 LeMans and Sodi RX7 go-karts that speed around a 1/3-mile track at speeds up to 40 mph

$35 $17

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Batting Cage Session, 1- or 3-Month Membership, or Party for 12 at Benchwarmers Sports Complex (Up to 50% Off)

Benchwarmers Sports Complex

Lakeside Park

Batting cages help players improve their swing; memberships and parties grant access to a basketball court, indoor fields, and more

$50 $25

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$44 for Up to 3.5-Hour Zipline Tour ($89 Value)

Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour

Rock Hill, SC

Ziplines zigzag over the Catawba River and through the canopies of ancient oaks at heights of up to 70 feet

$89 $44

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$77 for $150 Groupon — Bounce Planet USA

Bounce Planet Usa

Rock Hill

From the merchant: Includes party table for two hours, two pizza slices and a drink for each child, and party supplies for up to eight kids

$150 $77

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Repticon Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center on February 28 or March 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

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

$30 $15

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

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

$169 $119

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10 Open-Play Visits or 10 Friday-Night Drop-Off Hours at Kidz Play Here (Half Off)

Kidz Play Here

Concord Mills

Children's activity center hosts parent-supervised open-play sessions and Friday-night drop-offs

$90 $45

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60-Minute Batting-Cage Rental at Triple Crown Cages (55% Off)

Triple Crown Cages

Concord

From the merchant: Hit fastballs, curveballs or sliders between 40-90mph against our baseball simulator! You choose the pitch!

$75 $34

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Tour for Up to Five or or $19 for $100 Toward Outreach Programs or Birthdays at Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Monroe

More than 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and small mammals thrive in multi-species habitats with other science exhibits

$89 $39

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30- or 60-Minute Private Reptile Encounter for Up to Five People at North Carolina Reptile Center (Up to 54% Off)

North Carolina Reptile Center

Troutman

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

$250 $125

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Admission for Two or Four at North Carolina Transportation Museum (Up to 46% Off)

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Downtown Spencer

An antique diesel engine pulls guests around the 57-acre museum grounds, which hold historical rail equipment, cars, and planes

$24 $13

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5 or 10 Open Play Passes at Bounce City Salisbury (Up to 52% Off)

Bounce City Salisbury

Salisbury

This 8,000-square-foot indoor playground boasts bounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses, slides, and a separate play area for toddlers

$8.50 $4.20

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$33 for $60 Worth of Pets — Peaceful Paca Plantation, LLC

Peaceful Paca Plantation, Llc

Locust

Therapeutic alpaca farm geared to help individuals with disabilities and emotional issues

$60 $33

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Holiday Lights or Regular Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey (Up to 50% Off)

The Beanstalk Journey

Beanstalk Journey

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges and tunnels, 32-foot climbing tower, and 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $79

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One Month of Piano Classes at Keyboard Kidz (51% Off). Two Options Available.

Keyboard Kidz

Clemmons

Combining traditional music concepts with technology, instructors help kids master the piano

$120 $59

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Mini Golf and Driving Range Packages for Two, Four, or Six at Smiley's Golf and Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Smiley's Golf and Learning Center

South Fork

Enjoy golf on two scales with buckets of driving range balls and unlimited mini golf

$23 $11

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$49 for a Zipline Tour for One at Kersey Valley Zip Line (a $89 Value)

Kersey Valley Zipline

Archdale

Aviation-themed zipline offers heights of up to 100 ft. and lengths between 200 and 600 feet

$89 $49

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Mini-Golf Package for Two or Four with Arcade Tokens at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Putt Putt Fun Center

High Point

Groups of two or four play 18-hole games on Putt-Putt’s signature mini-golf course and aim for high scores and prizes in the arcade

$24 $12

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Science-Center Outing for Two or Four at Mystery Hill (Up to 47% Off)

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Puzzles, games & illusions abound in amusement center centered around house atop slope whose odd gravitational pull makes water flow uphill

$18 $11

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$50 $25

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$39 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Distinctive Music Studios

Distinctive Music Studios

Wade Hampton

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

$80 $39

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$56 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — BACH Greenville

Bach Greenville

Greenville

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

$100 $56

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$56 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Moonlight Piano Studios

Moonlight Piano Studios

Berea

Children aged 0-9 years sing, dance, and play instruments in fun-filled educational classes

$100 $56

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$49 for a Two-Hour Daytime or Twilight Tour at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour (Up to $100 Value)

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

Experienced guides send whole families zipping through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

$100 $49

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The Sweet Spot Greensboro: Valentine's Edition at Boston's House Of Jazz on February 12 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Greensboro: Valentine's Edition

Boston's House of Jazz

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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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$11 for 15 Batting Cage Tokens at Greensboro Batting Center ($21 Value)

Greensboro Batting Center

Greensboro

Baseball and softball players work on their swing inside six batting cages at a 30,000 square-foot facility

$21 $11

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Three Open-Jump Sessions or a One-Month Membership for One at Jump-N-Fun (Up to 48% Off)

Jump-N-Fun

Multiple Locations

Kids get exercise and let out energy in a colorful space filled with bounce houses, slides, and other diversions

$21 $11

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Open-Play for One, Two, or Four, or Birthday Party for 10 to Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground (Up to 53% Off)

Bumper Jumpers

Greensboro

A 14,000-square-foot facility with big baller wipe-out game, air-filled dinosaurs, and an alligator bounce house

$10 $5

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6 or 12 Martial Arts Classes with a Uniform, or a Birthday Party at Lee Brothers Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Lee Brothers Academy

Multiple Locations

Classes outfit students in a uniform and teach the art of tae kwon do; a birthday party includes martial arts instruction and demonstrations

$169.99 $49

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$69 for $125 Worth of Sports Camp — Elite Athlete Sports

Elite Athlete Sports

Greensboro

Academic and athletic summer camp that begins June 16th, lasts for six weeks, and takes place on the campus of Bennett College

$125 $69

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Go-Kart, Laser-Tag, and Activity Packages at Asheville's Fun Depot (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Asheville's Fun Depot

Asheville

Go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, and more at this family-friendly activity center

$60 $34

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$45 for a One-Month Unlimited Membership and Waived Initiation Fee at Gymboree Play & Music ($140 Value)

Gymboree Play & Music

Southeastern Columbia

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

$140 $45

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Three or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons or an In-Studio Music-Producing Session at Gene Anthony Music (50% Off)

Gene Anthony Music

Druid Hills

Learn to play and read music during lessons for guitar or keyboard, or get your demo off the ground with a music-producing session

$135 $67

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Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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Parents' Night Out Childcare for One, Two, or Three Kids at Palmetto Athletic Center (Up to 53% Off)

Palmetto Athletic Center

Lexington

Kids entertain themselves with inflatable obstacle courses and games under adult supervision as parents enjoy evenings out

$17 $8

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$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

$25 $12

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Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at JC's Lexington Bowl (Up to 50% Off)

JC's Lexington Bowl

Lexington

The bowling alley, a 20-year institution complete with a restaurant, hosts games on its many shining lanes

$20 $10

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An abundant number of recreational activities fill the space at Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf. With black lights illuminating patches of neon paints, the indoor and always air-conditioned cooled mini-golf course bends the mind with challenging greens and mind-bending visuals such as aliens and floating satellites. As they navigate the course?s vortex tunnel and fog-filled corridors, golfers wear 3-D glasses, making obstacles appear to pop out and transforming every hole into an even deeper hole. Purple Planet visitors can also hone their billiards skills with games of pool or try their hand at the games at an on-site arcade.

6325 W Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont,
NC
US

Some artists spend months working on huge canvases, but the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden one-ups them all?its canvas is the earth itself, and it hopes to paint approximately 380 acres of it. In fact, the organization has a 50-year blueprint for cultivating gardens, streams, forests, meadows and other grounds along the banks of Lake Wylie.

The mission is already well underway: more than 110 acres are open for visitor exploration. During fall, hundreds of plants bloom and cover the Encore Azalea Garden in a vibrant display. The white petals of the West Gardens make for an idyllic summer wedding locale, whereas the tunnel fountain in the Allee Garden delights younger visitors with its whimsical, overhead streams. The Orchid Conservatory, meanwhile, defies seasons and geography. Inside the glass house's 8,000 square feet, orchids grow alongside an ever-changing collection of tropical plants.

These are but a small sampling of the flowers, trees, and other wonders on living display at the garden. Visiting groups of 15 or more can sign-up for a guided tour in advance, or visitors are free to search the garden on their own, which affords behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming trails and interviews with butterflies in their dressing rooms.

6500 S New Hope Rd.
Belmont,
NC
US

Adventure Landing sports ample free parking and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, when it keeps the courses open until midnight for party-animal clubbers. There are three different courses; each of them features well-manicured Astroturf, luscious landscapes, and challenges around every bend. Master a single green or experience all three shades without leaving the grounds or hailing a golf cart. In between rounds, explore all that this fun, pay-as-you-play factory has to offer, including arcade games, batting cages, and more. When your group's perfectionist is spending way too much time reading the wind, slip off to the nearby snack bar for a quick bite or sip while you wait.

2600 E Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia,
NC
US

At all of Monkey Joe’s colorfully decorated locations, youngsters aged 2–12 can literally bounce off the walls in a well-lit indoor playground that abides by a Safety Access Child Control System. Exercise disguises itself as fun as sock-clad kids rocket down slides, scale climbable obstacles, and jump across springy surfaces surrounded by safety mats. Toddlers aged 3 or younger tucker themselves out in their own play area with smaller obstacles, thoroughly sanitized inflatable surfaces, toys, and games. Parties, which can include pizza and ice cream, reach a fever pitch with visits from Monkey Joe himself. While kids vent all their excess energy on the playground, parents can watch flat-screen televisions, drink refreshments, and use the WiFi to surf the Internet in the adult area.

3924 E Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia,
NC
US

The first time Jon Walker climbed into a saddle, he was a mere 5 years old. More than 35 years later, he and his wife, Carolyn?also an avid equestrian from a young age?share their passion for riding with students at Jon Walker Stables & Riding Academy Inc. Largely focused on English riding, the trainers lead private and group lessons for eager equestrians aged 3 and up. Across their more than 15-acre parcel, two barns, indoor and outdoor arenas, and trails welcome horses and their riders to trot, canter, and gallop year-round.

4933 Granny Trl
Gastonia,
NC
US

In the 1960s, husband and wife John and Kate Grice strolled around Rankin Lake, wondering what they could do to help the kids in their neighborhood find gainful entertainment. John whimsically suggested roller-skating, and his idea took root. The pair soon opened the doors to the brand new Kate's Skating Rink. Their creation became the family business, and is now run from two locations by their grandchildren. The rink entertains fun-lovers of all ages with an arcade, multi-level indoor playground, and, of course, the vast and well-maintained skating rink.

4114 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia,
NC
US