Surge through the misty haze, bumping bass lines, and fast flashing lights at Lazer Kraze, where Deerfield Township's three levels or Erlanger's multi-level arena of advanced flashlight tag await. Make it rain raygun ammo from an upper tier, earn a few power-ups, then storm your opponent’s base to deal them a game-changing strike. With as many as 40 taggers traversing either arena, you'll have no shortage of ducks on the darkened pond. After each game's dramatic conclusion, you and your fellow taggers can scope out the real-time scoreboard for accuracy rankings and more. Both the Deerfield Township and Erlanger locations host additional fun factory attractions (not included in this Groupon) such as arcade games, video-game tournaments, inflatable playgrounds, and laser-baked pizzas sliced generously by laser-wielding laser surgeons.
A black-and-red color scheme isn't the only thing Buckeye Bounce Club borrows from the Ohio State University. OSU cheerleaders and the university's mascot, Brutus, attended the trampoline club's grand opening to test the springiness of surfaces throughout the studio. The cavernous trampoline room features two distinct areas to practice tumbling techniques or just jump around. Kids can literally bounce off the walls that surround a court made up of 20 trampolines, and gymnasts can practice flips while leaping into the club's pit of soft foam cubes. Patrons bound to their heart's content during open-jump sessions and face off in organized games of dodge ball that add a nostalgic touch to elementary school reunions. Instructors help jumpers burn calories and increase coordination during classes, such as the boot-camp-style Fit Jump class for adults and Jump & Tumble classes for kids six and under. Between jumps, guests catch their breath in the lounge, where they can exercise their fingers with arcade games.
From his home base at Scioto Reserve Country Club, The Powell Golf Academy's director of instruction, Brent Kalb, helps students of all ages and skill levels improve their golf skills. Each of Brent's private lessons, youth camps, and group clinics takes a step-by-step approach to instruction, allowing for the development of a dependable swing. On-course instruction helps players formulate sound mental strategy, which can include decisions on club selection and whether to attack the pin head on or sneak up on it in a camouflage jacket.
Dress up as a princess, paint a picture of a sunset, or learn to play Bach's B Minor Mass on a ukelele. Whatever your creative passion, Studio J wants to help you explore it. This art studio runs lessons in visual art and music and hosts birthday parties and special occasions for customers of all ages. Kids can learn their scales on a piano or attends a pirate-themed party complete with costumes, crafts, and games. In addition to arts and crafts, the studio also hosts a number of horse-riding camps, in which kids and teens can craft, explore local mines, and groom horses before climbing aboard for a ride.
For Heather Whitt, life sometimes got in the way of art. And for others, the pressure of taking classes or buying art supplies seemed to be a persistent issue. When Whitt got the idea to open Stairway to Art, she managed to marry her love for creating things with the ability to share it and make it accessible. Providing all the materials and guidance, painting classes are held at different locations?often at wine bars, where students are encouraged to sip and paint?and all pupils will walk out with their finished piece after the class draws to a close.
Little Bear Golf Club challenges golfers to part with the traditional 9- or 18-hole course paradigm and try their hand at conquering a 10-hole, par 30 layout. With a front and back five that can each be completed in about 40 minutes, the course caters to those who would like to squeeze in a round during their lunch break or set the record for most rounds played during a solar eclipse. Though short in time commitment, the course doesn't scrimp on hazards, as it is strewn with 22 sand traps, more than 1,000 trees, three lakes, and a stone waterfall. Instead of natural turf, players take shots off hybrid grass, which looks and plays just like the real thing but needn't be watered, fertilized, or fine-tooth-combed like traditional grasses. As a bonus to the 10-hole loop, players may also take a shot at the island green of an 11th hole, an homage to the famous 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass course in Florida. Course at a Glance: