Kids Activities in West End

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes

$32 $17

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

Classic or Galactic Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Pines Plaza Lanes (Up to 62% Off)

Pines Plaza Lanes

Ross

$20 $10

Bowlers enjoy three hours of Friday-night galactic bowling or three games of classic bowling the rest of the week

Two Rounds of Laser Tag for Four with Optional 100 Arcade Tokens at Laser Storm Pittsburgh (Up to 48% Off)

Laser Storm Pittsburgh

Ross

$44 $23

Two teams battle for control in fog-filled arena, breaking from light-based combat to compete in new and classic arcade favorites

$69 for a Kids' Summer Camp at Mad Science of Pittsburgh ($150 Value). Four Options Available.

Mad Science of Pittsburgh

Etna

$150 $69

Young scientists and engineers can bend light, spark chemical reactions, alter voices, or create a small-scale storm

Two Games and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four Plus Sodas at Forward Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Forward Lanes

Squirrel Hill

$20 $10

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'60s-era bowling center with modern updates, such as automatic scoring, synthetic lanes, and comfy seating

Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55%Off)

Glowgolf

McCandless

$20 $10

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

Outdoor Mini Golf at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert Morris University Island Sports Center

Neville Island

$24 $12

Putt-putt posses roll spheres across an 18-hole mini-golf course packed with waterfalls, streams, and slopes on shores of Ohio River

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion at Frank Sarris Public Library or On-Location Birthday Magic Show (Up to 50% Off)

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike will be amazed by sleight-of-hand and illusions at the library or their own home

$20 for Two Hours of Bowling Including Shoe Rental for Up to Five (Up to $48.50 Value)

Fun Fest Entertainment Center

Fox Chapel

$48.50 $20

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Balls careen down lanes as groups of up to five enjoy two hours of bowling at facility with billiards, laser tag, karaoke, and air hockey

One- or Three-Month Membership for One or Two to Olympic Swim and Health (Up to 59% Off)

Olympic Swim and Health

Penn Hills

$55 $27

Health club boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, cardio and weight-training equipment, and saunas and a whirlpool

Bowling and Pizza with Shoe Rental for Up to Two, Four, or Six at Deer Lakes Bowl and Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Deer Lakes Bowl and Lounge

Deer Lakes

$27.30 $14

A night of bowling for up to six includes two games and a cheesy pizza to share

Four or Eight Rounds of Mini Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to Half Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Monroeville

$72 $36

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Ice Connection of Pittsburgh (Up to 53% Off)

Ice Connection of Pittsburgh

Valencia

$20 $10

Customers lace up their skates and hit the ice during public skate sessions at an indoor rink

Spooky Mini-Golf Outing for Two or Four at Red Carpet Golf and Recreation Center (Up to 56% Off)

Red Carpet Golf & Recreation Center

Washington

$45.50 $20

On weekend evenings, mini-golf course changes into a spooky, shadow land with hayrides, snacks, haunted trail, & monsters

Mini-Golf, Batting Cage Play, and Other Sports Games at Stop N Sock (Up to 50% Off)

Stop N Sock

Daugherty

$20 $10

The golf park's family-friendly activities include mini-golf on an 18-hole course, pitch and putt, and swing practice on a driving range

Public Ice-Skating Sessions or Beginner Lessons at Center Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Center Ice Arena

Salem

$20 $9

Three NHL regulation-size arenas host beginner skating lessons as well as daily public skates

Two Games of Bowling with Shoes and Pizza for Two, Four, or Six at Sim's Bowling Lanes (Up to 54% Off)

Sim's Bowling Lanes

Beaver Falls

$23.50 $12

This all-ages bowling alley boasts 40 lanes, a full bar, and frequent visits from live bands and local Djs

Stage Right!'s "Sleeping Beauty" at The Palace Theater on September 26–28 (Up to 40% Off)

"Sleeping Beauty"

The Palace Theater

$25 $15

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The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale about a princess under a sleeping enchantment gets a new musical adaptation

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The Unofficial LEGO Museum (50% Off)

The Unofficial LEGO Museum

Bellaire

$16 $8

Pose with intricate LEGO sculptures of Darth Vader, Spiderman, and Bart Simpson

Unlimited Mini-Golf for 2, 4, or 6, or Two-Hour Party for 30 at Parto's Golf Learning Center (Up to 54% Off)

Parto's Golf Learning Center

Coitsville

$14 $7

Unlimited rounds of mini-golf on a nine-hole course plus a snack or drink

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Admission for Two, Four, or Six or Family Membership at Arms Family Museum of Local History (Up to 50% Off)

Arms Family Museum of Local History

the Arms Family Museum of Local History

$12 $6

This historical home-turned-museum documents the history of the Mahoning Valley through various galleries and exhibits

Mechanical-Music-Machine Museum Visits at Debence Antique Music World (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Debence Antique Music World

Franklin

$16 $8

Explore the world of antique auto music players at a museum stocked with nickelodeons, music boxes, and phonographs

Visit for Two or Four or a Family Membership at Venango Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Venango Museum

Oil City

$18 $9

Museum showcases the art, science, and industry of Oil City with exhibits focused on the discovery of oil and the oil industry

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Up to 20 to the National Packard Museum in Warren (Up to 54% Off)

National Packard Museum

Warren

$32 $15

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The Packard Company's classic vehicles, catalogues, and photographs let visitors relive the company's heydey

Canton Classic Car Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Classic Car Museum

Canton

$15 $7.50

Inside decade-themed rooms, vintage treasures from Canton’s yesteryear complement old-school BMWs, Studebakers, and Cadillacs

Three or Five Open-Jump Visits or Deluxe Party Package for Up to 15 Kids at Pump It Up of Hartville (50% Off)

Pump It Up of Hartville

Hartville

$24 $12

Kids careen down a giant 20-foot slide, soar inside bounce houses, and tumble around obstacle courses during open-play sessions

$25 for Two Hours of Bowling and Pizza for Up to Six at Eastgate Lanes (Up to $75.25 Value)

Eastgate Lanes

Ellet

$75.25 $25

Groups bowl for two hours and share pizza at storied alley with full bar and dance floor

Five Visits for One or Two Kids Under or Over 36" at The Jump Palace (Up to 56% Off)

The Jump Palace

Streetsboro

$30 $15

Inflatable bounce houses, chalkboard rooms, and arcade games comprise The Jump Palace's indoor playground for kids

Carriage Ride for Two or Four from Ladybug Ranch LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Ladybug Ranch LLC

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Pristine white carriage is pulled by Ribbon, an ivory-colored steed with a silver mane

Ice Skating with Rentals and Hot Chocolate for Two or Four at The Pond Family Friendly Ice Rink (Half Off)

The Pond Family Friendly Ice Rink

Auburn

$24 $12

Steaming cups of hot chocolate provide warm refreshment after guests glide across smooth ice during public-skating sessions

Mini Golf and Bumper Cars for Two or Four at Sluggers & Putters (Up to 50% Off)

Sluggers & Putters

Canal Fulton

$22 $12

Play on the old-fashioned 18-hole mini-golf course before crashing into friends in bumper cars

One- or Three-Month Auto-Storage Membership with Washing and Detailing at Imperial Auto Castle (58% Off)

Imperial Auto Castle

Cuyahoga Falls

$359 $150

The climate-controlled garage houses vehicles; techs detail cars, wash them monthly, and ply them with discounted maintenance and repairs

$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Falls Rock Shop

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

$80 $45

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

$35 for Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Stonehedge Family Fun Center (Up to $76 Value)

Stonehedge Family Fun Center

North Hill

$76 $35

Share games of bowling among friends fueled by a large one-topping pizza

24 Batting-Cage Tokens or Four Rounds of Mini Golf at The Golf Dome (50% Off)

The Golf Dome

Bainbridge

$24 $12

Perfect your home-run hitting in one of six cages for both base- and softball; 18 holes of mini golf with fountains and waterfalls

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A team of PADI (Professional Association of Diving instructors) -certified diving instructors makes up Splash Water Sports, where they help customers learn and discover the arts of scuba diving. They offer a variety of different courses, ranging from pool-based introductory classes to certifications, emergency training, and extreme training for areas such as caves. Additionally, Splash Water Sports has the only instructor-development course in the Pittsburgh to be rated 5-stars by PADI.

2905 Banksville Rd
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

More than 50 years ago, Mr. John E. Connelly set his sights on cleaning up Pittsburgh's polluted three rivers and returning them to their former glory as the Steel City's heart and soul. As then-treasurer of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, John was in a prime position to complete his ambition. With the belief that he could get the public engaged and committed to a cleanup, he decided to give the local people access to the rivers via boat tours, knowing the city's characteristic architecture as viewed from the rivers would engender a genuine appreciation for the region's waterways and environment.

After getting his nephew, Captain Jack Goessling, on board, John purchased a 100-passenger fishing boat they would christen the Gateway Clipper, which would later launch from Monongahela Wharf for the first of its many pleasure cruises. Today, with Gateway Clipper Fleet, his dream of engaging locals and visitors in the city's history and waterways thrives with a fleet that has grown to five boats capable of accommodating 2,500 guests. Through the years, the fleet has ferried more than 25 million passengers, treating them to dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, and entertainment jaunts along the clean, blue waters of Pittsburgh's three rivers.

350 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Museums typically showcase art in carefully curated rooms. At Mattress Factory, however, the room itself is the art. Since 1977, the museum's two buildings have housed a permanent collection of contemporary installation art—room-sized works that engulf the entire space. In Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Dots Mirrored Room, mirrored ceilings and walls infinitely reflect a trio of fluorescent dots painted on a white formica floor. In Greer Lankton's It's all about ME, Not You, astroturf lines a floor covered in artful arrangements of grotesque dolls that form shrines to artists such as Patti Smith and Candy Darling.

To further immerse guests, Mattress Factory's exhibitions are paired with educational programs that range from lectures to hands-on art projects. Along with stimulating the public, the museum stimulates the growth of artists through its residency program, which invites participants to create installations while living near the museum, a much more practical alternative to hiding a secret cot in the coatroom.

500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh delights children with hands-on learning and interactive exhibits that allow kids to interact with real stuff and do things they wouldn't normally do, such as hammer a nail, build a circuit, and ink a silkscreen. The museum welcomes nearly 250,000 visitors annually, encouraging them to explore its interactive permanent-exhibit areas, which include The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Nursery, Backyard, and MAKESHOP.

MAKESHOP invites young minds and hands to tinker with sewing machines, woodworking, and electronics. Kids craft boats and build fountains in the nearby Waterplay exhibit, and in the Studio they form clay, paint portraits, and create paper from recycled-newspaper pulp. Infants, toddlers, and their families can play in the Nursery, where they build wooden train systems and then roll their trains around, comb colored sand with hand tools atop lighted tables, and ride a seesaw whose motion generates water bubbles.

The museum’s award-winning, three-story center building is screened by a shimmering wind sculpture and connects two historic structures—the Allegheny post office building and the Buhl Building. In 2006, it became a certified green building and was honored by the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2011, the museum was named one of the 10 Best Children’s Museums in the nation by Parents magazine.

10 Childrens Way
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, the organization still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim—perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."

The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.

600 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Taking control of a pirate ship can make you work up a mighty appetite. Luckily, there's a wooden kitchen. At E2 Toys2Try, LLC there are plenty of eco-friendly, lead-free toys and play stations to gallop to and from. The space abounds with baubles that run only on imaginations instead of batteries or vengeful, displaced souls. Along with the pirate ship there's a pedal truck, wooden kitchen, and indoor castle clubhouse. The playground's team stretches kids' imaginations further by engaging them in arts activities, which parents can watch from the cozy confines of a lounge replete with complimentary coffee and free WiFi. Upstairs, staffers stock a boutique toy shop's shelves with wooden and nonmechanized playthings from brands such as Bruder, Haba Toys, and PlanToys.

2101 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh,
PA
US