Kids Activities in Saint Andrews

$36 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals, Popcorn, and Soda for 4 at Anchor Lanes (Up to $73 Value)

Anchor Lanes

Northwest Columbia

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts traditional and bumper lanes and keeps bowlers fueled with popcorn and soda

$73 $36

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Colonial Life Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$79.35 $48

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$45 for a One-Month Unlimited Membership and Waived Initiation Fee at Gymboree Play & Music ($140 Value)

Gymboree Play & Music

Southeastern Columbia

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

$140 $45

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24-Hour Bounce-House Rental, or Weekday Water Bounce-House Rental from Supreme Bouncers (Up to 66% Off)

Supreme Bouncers

Columbia

Inflatables sporting details such as castle turrets are reinforced for safety before supporting children indoors or outdoors

$175 $60

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Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at JC's Lexington Bowl (Up to 50% Off)

JC's Lexington Bowl

Lexington

The bowling alley, a 20-year institution complete with a restaurant, hosts games on its many shining lanes

$20 $10

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Parents' Night Out Childcare for One, Two, or Three Kids at Palmetto Athletic Center (Up to 53% Off)

Palmetto Athletic Center

Lexington

Kids entertain themselves with inflatable obstacle courses and games under adult supervision as parents enjoy evenings out

$17 $8

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$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

$25 $12

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Bowling with Shoe Rental and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at StrikeHouse Bowl (Up to 54% Off)

StrikeHouse Bowl

Aiken

Roll strikes and spares on refurbished lanes at the former Aiken bowl; snack bar provides cold, refreshing drinks

$36 $18

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Daytime Pumpkin Patch or Nighttime Haunted Hayride at Graystone Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Graystone Ranch

South Augusta

Enjoy the fall scenery during family-friendly daytime hayrides through the woods, or meet zombies during the spooky nighttime hayride

$120 $55

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

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Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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Bounce-House Play for One or Four Kids, or Weekday or Weekend Party at Monkey Joe's (Up to 52% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

Sock-clad kids aged 2–12 burn off energy playing on slides, scaling climbable obstacles, and springing across bouncy surfaces

$9.99 $5

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Tour for Up to Five or or $19 for $100 Toward Outreach Programs or Birthdays at Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Monroe

More than 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and small mammals thrive in multi-species habitats with other science exhibits

$89 $44

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Fun in the Fall for Two or Four at Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo (50% Off)

Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo

Monroe

Stroll through the park and petting zoo with fall-themed decor

$30 $15

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2, 5, or 10 Indoor Play Sessions at Xtreme Play (Up to 48% Off)

Xtreme Play

Monroe

Kids frolic through inflatables and play Wii games while adults relax in lounge with television, free wifi, and refreshments

$17 $9

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Hayride, Petting Zoo, and Pumpkin Picking for Four, Six, or Eight at The Hunter Farm (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Farm

Weddington

Seasonal farm activities include bouncing along in a hay wagon, petting and feeding farm animals, and picking ripe pumpkins

$38 $20

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Playdate Passes, Parents Night Out Playdate, or Admission to Special Event at Glendi Glam (Up to 59% Off)

Glendi Glam

Matthews

Kids can let their imaginations run amok during themed playdates or fun events, which are packed with fun activities and diversions

$60 $25

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Survival-Skills Class for One, Two, Four, or Six from Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy

Multiple Locations

Survivalists teach students how to thrive in the wilderness during this outdoor course, which covers fire, shelter building, and foraging

$199 $59

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Two-Game Adult or Family Bowling Packages at Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment Center

Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment

Spartanburg

Friends & families heave spheres down 32 sleek, smoke-free regular or black-lit cosmic-bowling lanes while munching on popcorn & soda

$30 $15

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Corn Maze and Wagon Ride for Two or Four at Stewart Farms (Up to 48% Off)

Stewart Farms

Laurens

Pick pumpkins, navigate a corn maze, explore the green house, visit the farmyard, or observe bees

$20 $11

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

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Haunted House and Black-Light Mini Golf for Two at Haunted Mill (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Haunted Mill and 3D Blacklight Mini-Golf

Belmont

Haunted house with live actors; two rounds on a 3D black-light mini-golf course

$40 $19

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Open Bounce, Pre-K Drop-Off Program, One-Day Camp, Summer Passport, or Bounce Party at BounceU (Up to 51% Off) 

BounceU

Charlotte

Kids bounce in inflatable houses, slip down slides, and traverse obstacle courses

$8.99 $4.50

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The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special at The Chop Shop NoDa on Friday, November 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special

The Chop Shop NoDa

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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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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Carolinas Aviation Museum (Up to42% Off)

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Charlotte

See historic war, commercial, and private planes, including the salvaged aircraft from the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson

$12 $7

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$75 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Spencer Wallace Music

Spencer Wallace Music

Redeem from Home

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

$150 $75

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Visit for Two or Four to The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture (Up to 50% Off)

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

Second Ward

Paintings, sculptures, films, music, and performance art pay tribute to the Africans and African Americans who impacted American culture

$18 $9

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Round of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Leatherman Golf Learning Center (Up to 50% Off)

Leatherman Golf Learning Center

Charlotte

Mini golf course enchants putters with fountains, waterfalls, rock formations, and distinct hole layouts

$14 $7

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six with Arcade Tokens at Adventure Landing (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Landing

Gastonia

The facility has three 18-hole courses with tunnels and waterfalls and 33 arcade games

$18.50 $8

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Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$22 $11

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$50 $25

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One Day at Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Greenville Shrine Club on October 11 or 12 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Greenville Shrine Club

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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$39 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Distinctive Music Studios

Distinctive Music Studios

Wade Hampton

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

$80 $39

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$56 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Moonlight Piano Studios

Moonlight Piano Studios

Berea

Children aged 0-9 years sing, dance, and play instruments in fun-filled educational classes

$100 $56

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$56 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — BACH Greenville

Bach Greenville

Greenville

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

$100 $56

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Time Attack Race for One or Two with Optional Annual License at LeMans Karting (Up to 40% Off)

LeMan's Karting

Greenville

Spend 10 minutes racing wheel-to-wheel during Time Attack races that include a printout of lap times and finishing position

$40 $29

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Crystal-Digging Adventure for Four or Eight at Diamond Hill Mine (Up to 55% Off)

Diamond Hill Mine

Lake Secession

Explore 5-plus acres of dumps and spoil piles while unearthing quartz crystals and pieces of amethyst

$50 $24

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One-Year Couples or Individual Membership to Rural Hill (Up to 49% Off)

Rural Hill

Huntersville

Membership to historical site, working farm, and nature preserve; includes admission to one event, such as the NC Brewers & Music Festival

$65 $35

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$149 for a Two-Hour Princess Tea Party at Olivia's Doll House Tea Room - South Carolina ($330 Value)

Olivia's Doll House Tea Room - South Carolina

Travelers Rest

Two-hour tea party treats birthday child to a light meal with dessert, nail and make-up treatments, dress-up, and fashion show

$330 $149

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Three Games of Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four at Royal Lanes (Up to 57% Off)

Royal Lanes

Goose Creek

36-lane bowling alley with automatic scoring, more than 20 TVs, a sports bar, an arcade, and billiards

$58 $25

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Gamer's Pass for 2 or 4, or Two-Hour Video-Game Party for Up to 5 or 10 Players at Gamer's Room (Up to 50% Off)

Gamer's Room

Concord

Partying gamers lounge in plush leather recliners as they play such favorite games as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Madden

$20 $10

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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10 Open-Play Visits or 10 Friday-Night Drop-Off Hours at Kidz Play Here (Half Off)

Kidz Play Here

Concord Mills

Children's activity center hosts parent-supervised open-play sessions and Friday-night drop-offs

$90 $45

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At its two Columbia locations, Plex Indoor Sports aims to provide complete indoor recreation with a full-size ice rink, full-size roller-skating rink, and two turf fields. Both facilities offer after-school programs providing access to soccer, football, and lacrosse programs, ensuring that children learn the proper techniques required to work toward goals and play safely. Total-fitness classes are also available throughout the week, highlighting invigorating of aerobic exercises. The Sandhills location hosts a roller-skating rink, and the Irmo location houses an NHL regulation-sized ice rink with public skate times throughout the week. Meanwhile, in Jumpin Jacks Park visitors bound on 11 extreme inflatables, scale basketball court, or enjoy tasty treats at a full-service cafe. The complex also hosts birthday parties and fuel the fun with HiWire, a 19,000 square-foot trampoline park with a dodgeball stadium and foam pits.

1019 Broad Stone Rd.
Irmo,
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When visitors step into one of the South's largest children's museums, there's one thought that commonly crosses their minds: That's a big kid. Waiting to greet them is a 40-foot-tall statue of EDDIE, a reinforced, molded-plastic boy who weighs 17.6 tons and—like almost everything at EdVenture Children's Museum—is ready for kids to explore. After they've climbed inside his heart, up to his brain, and slid down his intestines—all while learning about their own bodies—kids race to explore the rest of the museum's more than 350 hands-on activities contained within nine exhibit galleries. As a testament to its attractions, EdVenture Children's Museum received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, an honor given to only 10 libraries and museums in the nation.

Past Eddie, EdVenture’s permanent exhibits include the World of Work, where kids climb aboard a John Deere tractor, take the helm of a 24-foot fire truck, and learn the value of money by spending Eddie Bucks on groceries or flooding the market to undermine the local economy. At the Aha Factory, wee ones recycle everyday items into paper snowflakes, pipe-cleaner butterflies, and glitter-encrusted egg cartons. Children 3 and younger, meanwhile, can explore the My Backyard exhibit, an age-appropriate haven of soft surfaces.

211 Gervais St
Columbia,
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Certified professional photographer Gene Taylor has fine-tuned his artistic vision while working in photojournalism and portrait photography for more than 30 years. During classes at Your Photo Safari, Gene introduces students to the photographic arts and the workings of DSLR cameras. Sessions begin in classroom settings, allowing students to get acquainted with camera basics as well as advanced features such as setting white balance and reducing blur. After learning how to navigate the multiple settings and buttons on their digital cameras, students traipse to area gardens to explore the natural world through their lenses. The hands-on experience allows students to take home artfully composed shots of plants bathed in natural light or trees planking over riverbanks in a bid for Internet fame.

5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia,
SC
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After stepping off from the Blue Marlin parking lot at Lincoln & Gervais streets, the professional carriage drivers at Columbia Carriage Works woo South Carolina residents and romantically inclined tourists on a memorable prance through the historic city streets. A gentle, yet robust steed from the Long Creek Equestrian Center leads each luxurious white carriage tour—a tour that provides ample opportunities for city gazing, photo snapping, and mutual eye-melding with all accompanying passengers. Columbia Carriage Works offers carriages lined with 12 cozy seats, the ergonomically correct arrangement for lonely stags looking to stretch out their legs or yee-hawing groups seeking an elegant, equine-powered party.

1200 Lincoln Street
Columbia,
SC
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• For $17, you get a one-year individual student membership (a $35 value). • For $25, you get a one-year individual membership (a $50 value). • For $50, you get a one-year family membership good for up to four people (a $100 value).

722 King St
Columbia,
SC
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Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills? storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts; not including blockbuster exhibits.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits and have previously featured artifacts from such entities as the Titanic, Civil War?era Charleston, or the 300 years of American-made telescopes, with each carefully monitored to ensure they contained just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

301 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
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