Kids Activities in Bala Cynwyd

Up to 50% Off a Party Package or Arcade Tokens

University Family Fun Center

University City

$20 $11

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Philadelphia's only traditional arcade hosts kids' parties complete with pizza; features pinball, skee-ball, air hockey, and video games

Up to 54% Off Kids' Music Lessons

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

$63 $29

One-on-one music lessons are customized to each student's talents and cover a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, piano, and voice

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

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

Up to 48% Off Children's Summer Camp

Metro Kids' Club

Philadelphia

$325 $169

Hip hop, gymnastics, yoga & other fitness classes join science activities, pool and park time, drama classes, and field trips during camp

45% Off Music Lessons

Ace School Of Music

On Location

$65 $36

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

50% Off Children's Classes, Play, Membership and Boutique Items

Nest

Washington Square West

$50 $25

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Little ones from 6 weeks to 7 years take part in development and enrichment classes, enjoy play space, and get their hair trimmed

African American Museum in Philadelphia – Half Off

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

Up to 45% Off at Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

Up to 45% Off Summer Camp at Champ Kidz

Champ Kidz

Plymouth Meeting

$150 $90

Campers ages 4–13 can play sports, swim, or engage in creative arts and crafts

Up to 43% Off Greenhill Day Camp at PMFS

Greenhill Day Camp at PMFS

Greenhill Day Camp at Plymouth Meeting Friends School

$325 $185

Kids ages 6–12 explore such weekly themes as cooking, science, and mindfulness in four- and five-day summer camps

Up to 46% Off Admission to National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

Up to 58% Off Magic Show at South Street Magic

South Street Magic

Center City East

$30 $15

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Magic shop and theater presents local illusionists and mentalists for child-friendly and adult-oriented performances multiple times a week

Up to 55% Off at Liberty Bellows Accordion Shop

Liberty Bellows

Queen Village - Pennsport

$400 $179

Experienced accordion players teach students of all abilities to play their chosen style of accordion music

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Up to 67% Off Bowling at Erie Lanes

Erie Lanes

Juniata Park- Philadelphia

$54.50 $18

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Customers spend two hours bowling in the sprawling, brightly colored facility, which features plenty of bumper-bowling lanes just for kids

44% Off Music Lessons

Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden

$90 $50

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

Up to 57% Off Bowling for Four or Eight

Pinsetter Bar & Bowl

Merchantville

$69 $30

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Bowlers hurl globes down one of 34 lanes in a facility where music videos play on high-definition monitors

Insectarium – Up to 47% Off Visit or Birthday

Insectarium

Holmesburg

$18 $11

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Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

Glencairn Museum – Up to 50% Off Tour

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

Up to Half Off Pitching and Batting at Sluggersville

Sluggersville

Northeast Philadelphia

$18 $10

Batting cages and pitching mounds help kids and adults hone the fundamentals of baseball

Up to 54% Off Kids' Indoor-Play Facility

The Little Pod

North Wales

$52.47 $25

Kids scamper across the multilevel playground, create arts and crafts, listen to stories during storytime, and jump in the two bounce houses

50% Off BYOB Pottery-Painting

Create Me Pottery Painting Studio

Huntingdon Valley

$30 $15

Guests unleash their creativity on a choice of more than 500 pieces, including dishes, figurines, and cartoon characters

Up to 50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions or Party

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball amuse kids during open bounce; party includes pizza and cake

Up to 53% Off Admission to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

$16 $9

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

Up to Half Off Indoor Playground Visits

Party Magic

Warminster

$50 $25

Children explore more than 6,500 square feet of inflatable bounce houses, slides, mazes, and games

Up to 63% Off Bowling in Cherry Hill

Playdrome Family Entertainment - Cherry Hill

Ellisburg

$26.46 $12

Modern bowling alley stimulates every sense, from its music to its 36 lanes equipped with laser lights & glowing pins

Up to 52% Off Kids' Bounce Outings

Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland

Hatfield

$27 $13

Giant inflated structures beckon kids 12 and under to zip down slides and explore an ocean-themed obstacle course; toddler and adult areas

Up to 53% Off at Arnold's Family Fun Center

Arnold's Family Fun Center

Oaks

$40 $19

Spinning Krazy Kars, Bumper Car bouts, Black Light Mini Golf, and a rock-climbing wall provide entertainment and challenges for all ages

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Skippack School Of Music

Skippack

$245 $135

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

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

Up to 62% Off Music Lessons

Resonance School of Music

Washington

$120 $59

A range of classes, varying in concentration from music theory to piano and voice, welcome students of all ages and experience levels

55% Off Music Lessons

The Lohse Studio Of Music

Towamencin

$40 $18

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

Up to 51% Off One-Week Tennis Camp

Team Shark Attack Tennis

Northampton Tennis and Fitness Center

$230 $115

The indoor Monday–Friday camp can improve clients' technical, strategic, physical, and emotional tennis skills

Great Valley Nature Center – Up to 55% Off Memberships

Great Valley Nature Center

Charlestown

$40 $20

Members enjoy access to 10 acres of verdant terrain, along with access to special events and more than 250 partner museums and gardens

Up to 53% Off Canopy Tour

Spring Mountain Adventures

Perkiomen

$95 $47

For 2–3 hours, groups soar on zip lines, rappel down trees, and navigate rope challenges and bridges high above the forest floor

46% Off Kids' Soccer Program

Kiddie Soccer

Multiple Locations

$130 $70

Wee ones learn soccer skills and play games during one-hour classes that focus on fun and fundamentals

50% Off Ice Skating for Two or Four

The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel

$20 $10

Skaters glide around an indoor ice rink complete with a snack bar and pro shop

BounceU – Up to 61% Off Play and Parties

BounceU

BounceU Exton

$49.75 $20

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce—and enlivens parties with glow-in-the-dark effects

Up to 52% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

Color Me Mine

Lahaska

$30 $15

Use your Groupon toward a ceramic bisque of your choice to dress up with colorful glazes and studio fees to fire and finish pieces

Up to 74% Off Bowling at First State Lanes

First State Lanes

First State Lanes

$55.90 $15

Two fun-filled hours of bowling for teams of up to four or eight with shoe rental and a pitcher of soda

Up to Half Off Admission to the Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington

$24 $12

Museum houses over 12,000 pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art, American art, and illustration, along with rotating special exhibitions

Up to 51% Off Open Play for Kids

Bouncing Off The Walls

Vermillion Hills

$50 $25

Children up to 8 years old crawl across an interactive play area filled with sensory toys, gym mats, and moon bounces

Up to 60% Off at Roebling Museum

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

Up to 52% Off Private In-Studio Bass or Guitar Lessons

Learning Allegro

Glenmoore

$110 $55

Professional musicians share their knowledge of bass and guitar-playing techniques with students of all ages

New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium – Up to 58% Off

New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium

Downtown

$14 $7

Planetarium's dome with 6,000 stars shows presentations about space and astronauts; museum houses collections on state history and art

Up to 65% Off at Slocum's Bowling Center

Slocum's Bowling Center

Ewing

$36.45 $15

Bowlers send pins clattering in 80-year-old bowling alley with 12 lanes and automatic scoring

Up to 54% Off Kids' Yoga Camp

Bliss Yoga Studio

Kennett Square

$260 $119

Kid-centric yoga camps combine yoga poses, meditation, and breath work with games and activities

Up to 55% Off Kindercamp or Farm Camp

Flint Hill Farm

Flint Hill Farm

$175 $79

The great outdoors set the stage for exploration at Kindercamp or learning about agriculture at farm camp

Up to 64% Off Bowling at Pin Street at Hamilton 

Pin Street at Hamilton

Hamilton

$14 $5

Synthetic bowling lanes with automatic scoring, a full bar, large-screen TVs, and an arcade room

Up to 53% Off Watershed Butterfly Festival

Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association

Hopewell

$20 $10

Kids learn about butterflies and other insects at interactive festival that also includes nature walks, live music, and local artists

Up to 53% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Princeton

$80 $39

Kids build physical, cognitive, and social skills through noncompetitive gymnastics and different activities, such as arts and crafts

Museum of Indian Culture — Up to 55% Off Admission 

Museum of Indian Culture

Allentown

$10 $5

Museum explores the life of the Lenape tribe through historic artifacts, cultural lessons, and hands-on activities

51% Off Colors Exhibit at Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

$40 $21

Visitors get to visit several Bethlehem sites as a part of the Colors exhibition, viewing artifacts that are known for their vivid colors

Up to 50% Off Go-Kart Racing

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, LLC

Southside

$35 $18

Sodi GT5 Proline karts capable of going 50 miles per hour whip around a quarter-mile racetrack with 11 turns

Up to 53% Off Bowling at Town & Country Lanes

Town and Country Lanes

Bethlehem

$42.50 $19.99

Groups of 6 or 12 battle it out on polished lanes for two hours in smoke-free bowling alley

Up to 50% Off Transportation-Museum Admission

America On Wheels

1st Ward

$16 $8

Sprawling transportation museum hosts exhibits of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles

Up to 63% Off Bounce and Birthday Packages at BounceU

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$268.50 $99

With provided party supplies and a souvenir for the birthday child, kids bounce on giant inflatables during private bounce sessions

Up to 66% Off Kids' Open Play or Music Classes

Tiger Hall: Play Zone and Activity Center

Clifftown Shopping Center

$8 $3

Open-play sessions with a mini stage, ball pit, trampoline, and motorized scooters; professional instructors lead interactive music classes

Up to 51% Off Go-Karting at New Jersey Motorsports Park

New Jersey Motorsports Park

Millville

$55 $28

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Riders reach speeds of up to 55 mph as they navigate the professional-style karting track

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Four or Six at Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama

Exeter

$46 $23

Bowling shoes and soda keep bowlers clad and hydrated as they bowl for two hours

Up to 53% Off Summer Camps at Valley Athletics

Valley Athletics

Easton

$125 $59

Themed summer camps improve fitness and coordination while kids run around and play fun games

Up to 49% Off Inflatable-Play Outings at Jump Zone

Jump!Zone

Hillsborough

$72 $37

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Indoor park for kids age 12 and younger; eight themed inflatables, toddler play area, arcade, and café

Up to Half Off Monster-Truck Show

KSR Motorsports' Monster Truck and Motorcycle Thrill Show

Maple Grove Raceway

$22 $12

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Drivers crush cars with monster trucks and perform stunts on motorcycles and bikes during show preceded by meet and greet with truck rides

50% Off Bowling and Soda at Heister Lanes

Hiester Lanes

Reading

$50.20 $25

Balls can roll down 32 lanes, crashing into pins with series of melodious cracks, as families show off their best victory dances

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing 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 64% Off Parent-Child Play Classes

Wee Play

Somerville

$48 $19

Play sessions with musical instruments, an obstacle course, and free play stimulate cognitive development in children up to 48 months

Up to 50% Off Baseball or Soccer Camp

Sports Zone

Monroe Township

$215 $119

Kids aged 6–12 benefit from group drills and personalized attention designed to help them build skills in advance of upcoming seasons

Up to 66% Off Bowling for Six in Sinking Spring

Berks Lanes

Sinking Spring

$74.25 $25

48 lanes welcome up to six bowlers as they roll with optional bumpers, shoes & soda for two hours

Up to 53% Off Open Bounce at BounceU Bridgewater 

BounceU Bridgewater

Bridgewater

$40 $19

Bounce haven filled with inflated slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, football-toss game, T-ball game, and arcade

Up to 55% Off Laser Tag at Bridgewater Sports Arena

Bridgewater Sports Arena

Martinsville

$22 $11

Teams battle one another in a futuristic laser tag arena complete with fog and black lights

Up to 53% Off Gymnastics Camp

Rising Stars Gymanastics Academy

Manalapan

$200 $99

Kids can practice on vaults, bars, and beams during Monday–Friday summer camps

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons at Prodigy Studios

Prodigy Studios

Palmerton

$140 $70

Students yearning to play an instrument such as the drums, trumpet, or piano meet one-on-one with instructors for one or three months

Up to 57% Off Bowling and Drinks

Knob Hill Country Lanes

Manalapan

$43.49 $19

Bowlers slip on their rental shoes and then down pitchers of soda between pin-seeking rolls

"The Lego Movie" or "Despicable Me 2" – Up to 60% Off

The Lego Movie or Despicable Me 2

State Theatre

$15 $6

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Ordinary Lego figurine Emmet has to save the world from an evil tyrant; former supervillain Gru searches for a criminal and falls in love

Up to 62% Off Kids' Summer Course or Camp

Eldridge Overton Educational Programs

Multiple Locations

$300 $129

Instructors target individual attention to each student in small classes with hands-on projects and coursework

Up to 68% Off Horse Camp or Trail Ride

Horses 4 Hope Equestrian Center

Mount Bethel

$350 $165

Kids learn to ride and care for horses during summer camps at a nonprofit riding center; guides lead trail rides along picturesque trails

Up to 54% Off Kids' Enrichment Programs

Kids Blvd

Warren

$75 $39

Children exercise their minds and bodies with toys, interactive games, a creative arts station, and a sensory gym

Up to 62% Off Stone-Sculpting Classes

Designs by Jacqui LLC.

Manalapan

$250 $109

Artist Jacqui Melman helps students chisel their own stone sculptures

53% Off Kids' Playtime

Plumkinville

Freehold

$29.99 $14

Kids cavort in an enchanted play room, play with Stuffkinz plush animals, and snack on cookies and juice

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Chamounix Equestrian Center teaches pony proficiency to eager horsefarers in the balanced seat riding style. Students will hop astride English saddles on one of the center's trained thoroughbreds or quarter horses. In small groups of no more than six, budding giddyuppers spend the first half of the lesson learning safety and basic horsemanship. The second half-hour fosters rider and horse bonding by trotting about the arena and discussing their favorite late-period Romantic poets.

98 Chamounix Dr
Philadelphia,
PA
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Established: 1958
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Be prepared to remove your shoes. Visitors should wear or bring socks to tour the Japanese House.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Feeding the koi fish in the pond.
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Andrews, Executive Director

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Visitors should be prepared to remove their shoes to enter the Japanese House. Bring or wear socks, or we can provide peds.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Shofuso is the embodiment of friendship between Japan and Philadelphia from 1876 to present day.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Maintaining the Japanese garden to the highest standards.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America, according to the Journal of Japanese Gardening.

Horticultural Dr and Lansdowne Dr
Philadelphia,
PA
US

During each of its many weekly classes, The Handwork Studio's staff of teachers and professional artists give creative kids a fun, hands-on introduction to expressing themselves through machine sewing, fashion, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and needle felting. Workshops such as A Snip-It of Sewing, A Touch of Handwork, A Feel for Fashion, or A Pinch of Knitting Needle Fencing combine a smaller class size with a curriculum that accommodates children of all ages, except Faulknerian man-children with nonlinear senses of time. Petite purlers can also get a head-start on the holidays with a themed Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day workshop, which supply all the tools, materials, and instruction necessary to create handmade decorations, meet new friends, and build foolproof Cupid traps. All classes must be used within four months of the Groupon.

35 N Narberth Ave
Penn Valley,
PA
US

An elegant fusion of Old-World, small-town charm and state-of-the-art technology, Reel Cinemas theaters allow moviegoers to see box-office hits from the comfort of renovated, stadium-style seats. Many of its screens live in updated and renovated old-school theaters, giving the viewing experience a dash of class. The digital projection and sound are decidedly modern, as is a 3D system that makes films more lifelike than the sweating statues of a balmy wax museum. Moviegoers can stop by locations in Narbeth, Bala Cynwyd, and Wayne.

129 N Narberth Ave
Narberth,
PA
US

It’s nighttime along the Schuylkill River. Philly’s skyline sparkles in the distance. You are but 1 of 400 canoeing spectators on stage for a guided history of the area. This is CONSTANTS: a performance journey in history along the Schuylkill River—just one of the many interactive theatrical events featuring song, dance, and vivid visualizations. The show comes to life thanks to the tireless work of Alie Vidich and her envelope-pushing dance company, The Brigade. Founded in 2009, The Brigade straddles the border between dance company, acting troupe, and interactive arts collective.

2200 Kelly Dr
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Children with parents in tow come in droves to squeal with delight at the amazingly expansive Please Touch Museum, housed in the soaring Memorial Hall that was built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition. The hands-on play areas are clever, cute and decidedly age-appropriate. On the main floor, kids can bang on musical instruments in a rainforest-themed space, race sailboats in rivers (splash aprons provided!), build and launch foam rockets or pretend to drive a bus. The lower floor features an Alice in Wonderland-themed area, complete with distortion mirrors and mazes, plus a foam-block construction zone, a tiny grocery store and a little hospital. A few areas are set aside for toddlers three and younger, and an extra three dollars at the entrance buys a ticket to ride the more than century-old restored carousel.

4231 Avenue Of The Republic Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US