Kids Activities in Raleigh

Visit and Drinks for One, Two, or Four, or a Jumping Jubilee Party for Up to 24 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 58% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Northwest Raleigh

$11.99 $6

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Partygoers or playmates enjoy Indoor playground with slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and separate toddler play area playground

$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Open Bounce Session at Pump It Up ($14 Value)

Pump It Up

Raleigh

$7 $4

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and cyclone blasters; open play sessions held throughout the week

One Week of Football Camp for One or Two at Carolina Elite Football (Up to 53% Off)

Carolina Elite Football

New Life Camp

$195 $95

Football players learn fundamentals of position skills, running routes, and defensive moves; includes daily workout and leadership drills

One or Two 18-Hole Rounds of Miniature Golf for Four at Pelican’s SnoBalls (Up to 58% Off)

Pelican's SnoBalls

Cary

$20 $8.50

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The 18-hole miniature golf course winds around four small ponds and offers on-site shaved ice and ice cream with more than 100 flavors

$17 for One Hour of Trampolining for Two at Sky Zone ($28 Value)

Sky Zone

Northeast Raleigh

$28 $17

Visitors defy gravity as they bounce across trampoline-filled spaces, dive into pits of foam blocks, and make super-powered slam dunks

Ice-Skating Session for Two, Track-Out Camp, or Figure-Skating or Hockey Lessons at Raleigh Iceplex (Up to 40% Off)

Raleigh Iceplex

Northeast Raleigh

$20 $12

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Students learn the basics of figure-skating or ice hockey in a group setting; camp includes skating sessions and snacks

$35 for Four Private Music Lessons at Falls River Music ($104 Value)

Falls River Music

Raleigh

$104 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and proficiencies during 30-minute private guitar, bass, violin, trumpet, or drum lessons

$19 for 2 Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Four at The Alley (Up to $52 Value)

The Alley

University

$52 $19

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Classic paper cards keep score in retro alley updated with flat-screen TVs and thumping sound system

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!" at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m.

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!"

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

$24.89 $24.89

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Colorful and hip kids' show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

The Fresh Beat Band at Red Hat Amphitheater on August 24 (Up to 51% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Red Hat Amphitheater

$34.61 $17

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

"How I Became a Pirate" at Fletcher Opera Theater (Up to 43% Off). Three Showtimes Available, July 18-20.

"How I Became a Pirate"

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

$20.90 $12

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A little boy is recruited by foul-smelling but good-hearted pirates in a musical based on the popular kids' book

Family Membership Packages with Four Classes or a Birthday Party at The Little Gym (Up to 56% Off)

The Little Gym of North Raleigh/Wake Forest

North Raleigh

$114 $50

Children aged 4 months to 12 years participate in fun and creative classes or birthday parties with activities

$19.99 for Kids' Ice Skating Three Class Course with Skate Rental at Polar Ice House ($45 Value)

Polar Ice House

Multiple Locations

$45 $19.99

Ice skating course teaches kids the ins and outs of ice skating with three sessions that include skate rental

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Dead Broke Farm's name derives not only from the cost of owning horses, but also from the terminology for teaching a horse to wear a saddle—known in the industry as “breaking a horse to ride.” Trainers stable “dead broke,” or thoroughly saddle-trained, horses, alongside more spirited animals on the 110-acre farm. They also house steeds saved through their horse-rescue program, with more than 70 of their mounts avoiding fates in slaughterhouses and other undesirable ends since 2004.

Horses show off their trotting chops during farm trail rides, carrying riders on explorations of the rolling hills and whispering creeks scattered across more than 10 miles of bridle trails cut through woods populated by deer, cranes, and other wildlife. Private rides allow for more personalized routes and can incorporate stops at scenic ponds for proposals or more challenging terrain for advanced riders. Instructors also schedule horseback-riding lessons, teaching balance through rides over undulating terrain rather than through exercises such as riding a horse that is riding a seesaw.

6921 Wildlife Trl
Raleigh,
NC
US

The sound of rubber wheels rolling and clacking across a hardwood floor is a familiar one to generations of American families. At Jellybeans Super Skate Center, those wheels roll to the beat of both contemporary pop music and golden oldies in a winking nod to roller skating's timelessness. As the music mingles with the sound of laughter, colored lights trace patterns on the hardwood floor and the skaters gliding along on both quad and inline skates. During breaks, skaters can also refuel with pizza and snacks at the concession stand and give their upper extremities a workout in the arcade. In addition to open skates, the center hosts birthday parties and skating classes, which teach four-wheeled fundamentals to aspiring skaters.

1120 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

At Raleighwood Cinema Grill, mid- and second-run movies flicker across a full-size screen with HD Digital Projection, brought to life with enhanced Dolby Digital surround sound. Yet what sets the theater apart is the experience off the screen. Instead of stacking seats into rows or demanding patrons stack into human pyramids to cram as many bodies in as possible, Raleighwood cultivates a relaxed atmosphere. Patrons lounge on cushioned, swiveling chairs at cabaret-style tables with a beer or glass of wine while servers lay out a menu of burgers, pizzas, and appetizers. Comedies, dramas, and family films enhance the flavor of dishes and the calendar of special events and food specials.

6609 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Named the Best Place to go Bowling in Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle 2011 and 2012, The Alley exhibits a genuine retro charm with 24 original hardwood lanes and classic paper scorecards. They also seek to appeal to night owls with a 1 a.m. closing time Friday and Saturday. After spending hours toppling pins, bowlers can divert their attention with flat-screen TVs showing laneside sports and a state-of-the-art sound system blasting toe-tapping didgeridoo drones. They can also purchase lunch and dinner fare from the expanding menu at The Balcony, which replenishes famished bowlers with savory burgers and fries.

2512 Hillsborough St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Attractions such as miniature golf, batting cages, and laser tag make Adventure Landing an ideal location for getting in fun, interactive family time. Whether the kids opt for a heart-accelerating whip around the go-kart track or a few swings of the bat, the fun center gives families every excuse to band together or square off against one another in friendly competition. School, church, and corporate outings are available as well, giving groups of all ages a place to gather, nosh on pizza, and create complex victory dances.

3311 Capital Blvd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Buffaloe Lanes facilitates retro entertainment by offering open bowling, leagues for all ages, and arcade games. Each lane boasts bumper capabilities, which makes games easier for younger bowlers or those with oval-shaped bowling balls. Bowlers can also host parties at Buffaloe Lanes, during which groups gather in one of the private rooms to unwrap presents and sing to cakes before eating them. The smoke-free and alcohol-free facilities also host snack bars with soft drinks and concessions.

6701 Fayetteville Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US