Kids Activities in Pleasure Ridge Park


Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Louisville Zoo (Up to 49% Off)

Louisville Zoo

The Highlands

Visitors learn about more than 1,500 animals in exhibits such as the award-winning Glacier Run, Islands, and the four-acre Gorilla Forest

$31.90 $19

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two, Four, Six, or Ten at Iceland Sports Complex (51% Off)

Iceland Sports Complex

Lyndon

Two full-size rinks welcome guests during open-skate hours throughout the week

$16 $9

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Paint-Your-Own Pottery Outing for Two, Four, or Six with Factory Tour at Louisville Stoneware (Up to 56% Off)

Louisville Stoneware

Louisville

Paints and supplies provided; participant selects pottery piece to paint; tour showcases history and process of 200 year old art factory.

$60 $29

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One-Hour RC Rentals and Dirt-Track Practice at Adventure RC (Up to 72% Off). Four Options Available.

Adventure RC

Louisville

Rental RC cars spin, speed, and jump on a dirt track designed for diminutive derbies

$50 $16

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$16 for One-Year Family Membership to Louisville Nature Center ($45 Value)

Louisville Nature Center

Louisville Nature Center

One-year family membership to 41-acre nature preserve with more than 2 mi. of hiking trails and one of the city’s only bird blinds

$45 $16

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Birthday-Party Package, or Bowling for Up to Four or Six with Shoe Rental and Pizza at The Vernon Club (Up to 78% Off)

The Vernon Club

Butchertown

Historical bowling alley houses eight lanes with automatic scoring; birthday party treats up to 10 kids to games, pizza, and private party

$88 $19

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Fun Package for Two or Four Kids, Including Ziplining, Mini Golf, and Drink, at Puzzle's Fun Dome (Up to 53% Off)

Puzzle's Fun Dome

East Louisville

Family fun center packed with a variety of attractions, such as ziplining, mini golf, cosmic hoops and an arcade

$47.98 $25

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Sensory and Motor Skill Educational Assessment from Minds-in-Motion (Up to 76% Off). Two Options Available.

Minds-in-Motion

Multiple Locations

Specialists meet with children to evaluate how their brains and bodies interact, and how this interaction affects their learning

$250 $59

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The Sweet Spot Louisville at Headliners Music Hall on Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot

Headliners Music Hall

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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Zipline Adventure Package for Two or Four from Lark Valley Zip Lines (Up to 55% Off)

Lark Valley Zip Lines

French Lick

Two-hour zipline tours send riders gliding along a canopy track that stretches across more than a mile of verdant forest

$128 $59

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Two Groupons, Each Good for One Round of Mini Golf for Two or Four with Concession Credit at Golfland USA (Half Off)

Golfland USA

Utica-Stanley

18-hole mini-golf course let guests enjoy scaled-down sports at a family fun center before snacking on concessions

$13 $6.50

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Zipline Canopy Tour for Four or Six with Photos at eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat (58% Off)

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

Green Hills

Explore the beauty of Indiana woodlands via ziplines, sky bridges, and rappelling towers that take adventurers through the tree canopy

$340 $143

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Children’s Museum Visit for Two or Four at Explorium of Lexington (Up to 50% Off)

Explorium of Lexington

Explorium of Lexington

Kids can enclose themselves in giant bubbles, build an adobe wall, and watch wild birds from an observation window at the interactive museum

$16 $9

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Two Adult Passes or a Family Day Pass for Up to Four People to The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (56% Off)

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

20,000 sq. ft. facility traces the science and history of flight with restored aircraft, memorabilia, and interactive education stations

$16 $7

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Bowling Package for Up to 6 at Collins Bowling Centers (Up to 53% Off)

Collins Bowling Center

Southland Bowling Lanes

Spacious lanes and shoe rentals for up to six at centers in operation for more than 50 years

$53.50 $25

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4, 8, or 12 Games of Laser Tag at Lazer Lite (Up to 42% Off)

Lazer Lite

Lazerlite

Players strap on laser vests then head to the arena, where they can expect special effects, fog, laser beams, and pumping music

$28 $18

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Three Games of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six, or Mini Golf and Laser Maze for Two at Glowgolf (Up to 48% Off)

Glowgolf DAVENPORT

Circle Centre

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$18 $10

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Party or All-Day Activities at Ralphie's Fun Center (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Ralphie's Fun Center

Glasgow

All-day passes include activities such as bowling, mini golf, Time Freak, inflatables, and roller skating

$60 $29

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$75 for a 90-Minute Zipline Tour and Drop Tower for Two People at Mammoth Cave Adventures ($150 Value)

Mammoth Cave Adventures

Cave City

Ziplines whiz guests across leafy canopy outside of Mammoth Cave National Park before they free fall on a 70-foot drop

$150 $75

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Cave Tour for 2 or 4 with Rappelling, Zipline or Both at American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave (Up to 51% Off)

American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave

Horse Cave

Visitors descend more than 100 feet to explore subterranean rivers and caves, and rappel into the cave mouth or zipline over it

$70 $48

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Family Membership for Up to Eight or Admission for Two or Four to Historic Railpark & Train Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Bowling Green

Self-guided or guided tours take you through railroad history with stops at restored train cars, exhibits, and a model train set

$75 $35

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Individual or Family Membership to Boone County Arboretum (Up to 53% Off)

Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum

Guests can visit 121 acres of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals at this living museum while traversing one of Kentucky’s best trails

$15 $7

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One Family Visit or a Six-Visit Pass for One to KidZoo (67% Off)

KidZoo

Hebron

Modeled after classic outdoor playgrounds, the indoor play area entertains kids with swings, slides, and games led by the staff

$23.50 $8

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$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Hillforest

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

$75 $25

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Guided Zipline Tour for Two People on the Ultimate or Premier Course at Dagaz Acres (Up to 46% Off)

Dagaz Acres

Rising Sun

1-hour Premier and 2-hour Ultimate courses offer more than 23-acre-long ziplines over ravines, tree canopies, & bridges; speeds up to 30 mph

$90 $49

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Tree-Climbing Adventure for Two or Four from EarthJoy Tree Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

EarthJoy Tree Adventures

AJ Jolly Park

Master the skills of climbing, swinging, and rappelling as you navigate three different routes up a mighty old tree

$320 $159

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Two Games of Bowling for Two or Four at Super Bowl Family Fun Centers (Up to 47% Off)

Super Bowl Family Fun Centers

Multiple Locations

As each member of your party rolls their ball, the automatic scoring system keeps track of points

$21.50 $12

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Two Games of Bowling with Pizza and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Hi-Way Lanes (Up to 62% Off)

Hi-Way Lanes

Franklin

Bowlers take aim at pins on 1 of 28 lanes equipped with bumpers before noshing on pizza and drinks

$40.04 $17

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 43% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Evansville

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$24.38 $17

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Ice Skating for Two, Four, or Six at Swonder Ice Arena (Up to 54% Off)

Swonder Ice Arena (G1)

Evansville

Adults and children skate on an NHL-size rink seven days a week

$18 $10

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Laser Tag, Unlimited Mini Golf, and Soft Drinks for Up to 4 or 10 at Walther's Golf & Fun (Up to 53% Off)

Walther's Golf & Fun

Walther's Golf & Fun

Players battle their way through a neon jungle-themed laser-tag arena, avoid waterfalls while sinking mini-golf putts, and sip soft drinks

$59 $30

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$20 for Basketball Court Rental and 24 Arcade Tokens at Two Bit Bandit Family Fun Center ($40 Value)

Two Bit Bandit Family Fun Center

Two-Bit Bandit Family Fun Center

Square off in a heated game of indoor basketball, then head to the arcade to play pinball and video games

$40 $20

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Three 15-Minute Laser Tag Games for Two or Four at CJ's Xtreme Adventures (Up to 60% Off)

CJ's Xtreme Adventures

Olney

HD TVs broadcast live scoring during 15-minute rounds of laser tag that include team and solo playing options

$36 $15

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$22 for Six Children's Activity-Center Visits to Totter's Otterville ($45 Value)

Totters Otterville

Totter's Otterville

Kids’ activity village hosts educational entertainment with puppet shows, train rooms, and face painting as adults chaperone free of charge

$45 $22

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As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment?and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle. But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume." The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.
561 Blankenbaker Ln.
Louisville,
KY
US
In 1909, a group of local art enthusiasts banded together to foster a community appreciation for art and further the practice of creating art. More than three decades later, they moved from their home at the old Water Tower, and now fill their new space with workshops, classes, and exhibits. Louisville Visual Art Association remains dedicated to promoting local artists, artistic styles, and contemporary culture. A team of instructors instills painting and sculpting skills in children of all ages with the Children's Fine Art Classes program, which lets kids hone their understanding of color and technique during nearly 40 classes and camps. They also teach adult art classes, and help economically and socially disadvantaged students exhibit their artwork through Open Doors. Six to eight annual exhibitions often showcase work from these programs, but may also display fabric and knit pieces from local artists, or house events such as custom plates, cups, and utensils fashioned by 16 national ceramics artists to recreate Salvador Dali’s themed dinner parties. Each year, staff also fill two galleries with up to 800 works from its children’s programs, and celebrate local restaurants and music at the annual Bacon Ball.
609 W. Main St.\
Louisville,
KY
US
Amid the hustle and bustle of the city, Louisville Nature Center offers a tranquil escape from urban sprawl. At its 41-acre Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, more than 2 miles of hiking trails wind past a verdant forest populated by 180 species of tree, shrub, and wildflower. The latter blooms in a native pond and garden, and dragonflies and 30 butterfly species in other gardens pay homage to Lord of the Flies by trying to collectively lift a conch. More creatures soar skyward inside one of Louisville's only bird blinds, where visitors can watch 150 species of resident and migratory birds fluttering about. After exploring on their own, guests can relax on one the picnic tables or beneath the covered gazebo before joining in on special events such as owl hikes. Youngsters, meanwhile, can discover more nature factoids at summer camps, educational programs, or birthday parties, which include guided hikes and live animal presentations.
3745 Illinois Ave.
Louisville,
KY
US
Along 1,000 feet of an indoor raceway, up to eight Sodi competition karts snake around bends and blaze through straightaways at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Instead of creating a typical tiny, circular path, the designers of Bluegrass Indoor Karting are proud to present a track that celebrates speed and skill. Their karts protect drivers from bumps and rolls with a three-point safety harness, bumper system, and no diving policy. They also design karts specifically for kids, which share the same specs as the adult karts but only max out at a speed of 25 miles per hour. From the 2,000-square-foot viewing area, guests can watch their friends chase down checkered flags, and the facility's 5,000 square feet of conference rooms accommodate youth birthdays and corporate events.
2520 Ampere Dr
Louisville,
KY
US
On the First Friday of every month, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites the community to peruse its wares for free. The museum, along with many of its neighbors on Louisville's Museum Row, participates in the First Friday Trolley Hop, a tour of the vibrant local art scene. It's one of many ways the museum team opens their 27,000 square feet of rotating art exhibits, which highlight styles from American folk art to taxidermy. The displays emphasize the importance of materials and process, rather than focusing exclusively on the final product. This philosophy extends to the museum's art workshops, in which kids make finger puppets, bracelets, and even mini-greenhouses well suited for pet hamsters who've always dreamed of gardening.
715 W Main St.
Louisville,
KY
US
The Vernon Club, nestled in a historic building dating back to 1886, rolls out eight gleaming lanes with automatic scoring, a new Internet jukebox, and tasty comestibles for fueling competitive appetites. Players don borrowed footwear and the letterman jackets of league-player ghosts before hurling three-holed spheres toward pins poising themselves for the welcomed whack of a spare or strike. Bowlers can rest their pin-striking biceps of fury with a gooey 12-inch pizza or maintain concentration while grasping a bratwurst in non-bowling hands. On select nights, rock bands set up shop beside the lanes and churn out foot-tapping ditties until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.
1575 Story Ave.
Louisville,
KY
US
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