Kids Activities in Shelbyville

$79 for One Unlimited Winter Pass at Renaissance Fun Park ($175 Value)

Renaissance Fun Park

East Louisville

4-acre fun park with go-kart track, two 18-hole miniature-golf courses, and a multilevel indoor laser-tag arena

$175 $79

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental and Soda or Hot Chocolate for Two, Four, or Six at Alpine Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Alpine Ice Arena

Gardiner Lane

Lace up rental boots and skate in ovals at an indoor rink; visit the concession booth for a cup of soda or hot cocoa

$20 $12

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Sensory and Motor Skill Educational Assessment from Minds-in-Motion (Up to 84% 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 $41

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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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Paint-Your-Own Pottery Outing for Two or Four with Factory Tour at Louisville Stoneware (Up to 54% 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 $30

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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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Two-Hour Bowling Outing for Two, Four, or Six with Appetizer at J.D. Legends (Up to 65% Off)

JD Legends

Nicholasville

Guests topple pins on 16 lanes as they snack on appetizers such as fried green tomatoes or loaded potato skins

$63.49 $22

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

Collins Bowling Center

Multiple Locations

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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Two Adult Passes or a Family Day Pass for Up to Four People to The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (50% Off)

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette

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

$16 $8

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Guided Tour for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at McDowell House Museum (Up to Half Off)

McDowell House Museum

Danville

19th-century home & apothecary contains furnishings & replicas of medical equipment used by doctor who pioneered surgery on ovarian tumors

$14 $7

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44% Off Holiday-Themed Model-Train Outing for Two or Four at EnterTrainment Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction

West Chester

25,000-square-foot indoor model-train display transforms for the holidays with festive displays and visits with Santa

$33.90 $19

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Two or Four Nights of Camping for One or Two Families at Twin Island Park (Up to 75% Off)

Twin Island Park

Monroe

Camp along the Ohio River in shaded sites, each with water, electricity, and access to the docks and launch ramp

$40 $13

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Open Skate with Rentals for Up to 2 or 5 or Birthday-Party Package for 10 at SkateTown USA (Up to 60% Off)

SkateTown USA

Beckett Ridge

Skaters circle the smooth maple-wood rink atop rental skates; birthdays include tasty pizza and soda as well as tokens for the arcade

$50 $20

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$44 for a Full Summer Membership with Outdoor Pool Access at Court Yard Sportsplex ($120 Value)

Court Yard Sportsplex

West Chester

In addition to lounging at the outdoor pool or hitting the tennis courts, members can attend group fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga

$120 $44

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Three- or Five-Day Recreational Pass or Party Package at Pump It Up (Up to 50% Off)

Pump it Up - Cincinnati

West Chester

Day passes can be used to explore obstacle course or play arcade games; parties include pizza, ice cream, access to play areas, and tokens

$24 $12

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1 or 2 Hours of Bowling for 6 with Shoe Rental and Soda) at Galaxy Bowling & Entertainment (Up to 65% Off)

Galaxy Bowling & Entertainment

Richmond

Groups of six engage in bowling matches fueled by a pitcher or two of soda

$36.95 $13

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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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Individual or Family Membership to Boone County Arboretum (Up to 70% Off)

Boone County Arboretum

Florence

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

$15 $4.50

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$22 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Aurora

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

$75 $22

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One Family Visit or a Six-Visit Pass for One to KidZoo (49% 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 $12

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Two Games of Bowling for Two or Four at Super Bowl Family Fun Centers (Up to 56% 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 $10

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$14 for Four Children's Activity-Center Visits to Totter's Otterville (Up to $31.80 Value)

Totter's Otterville

Covington

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

$31.80 $14

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Bowling Package for Two or Four at Southern Lanes Sports Center (Up to 63% Off)

Southern Lanes Sports Center

Alexandria

Several games of bowling with shoe rental at an all-encompassing facility with sand volleyball courts, an arcade, and a covered outdoor bar

$55 $22

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Two Go-Kart Races or Go-Kart Driving School with Rental Gear at Whiteland Raceway Park (Up to 50% Off)

Whiteland Raceway Park

Whiteland

Birel N 35-X karts whip riders around the track; the driving school offers basic training and track time

$24 $13

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at U.S. Bank Arena on December 30, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

U.S. Bank Arena

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

$71.30 $44

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Full-Day Visit for One, Two, or Four at CoCo Key Water Resort (Up to 59% Off) 

CoCo Key Water Resort

Sharonville

Indoor water park maintained at 84 degrees with four 40-foot slides, an adventure river, water basketball and an arcade

$30 $15

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Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Family or Patron Membership at Taft Museum of Art (Up to 65% Off)

Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

$20 $9

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Public Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Northland Ice Center (Up to 50% Off)

Northland Ice Center

Evendale

During public-skate hours, skaters of all ages slice across the same NHL-size rink where ECHL hockey team Cincinnati Cyclones practice

$16 $8

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Fairfield Music Academy (Up to 62% Off)

Fairfield Music Academy

Fairfield Music Academy

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

$25 $9.50

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Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 63% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

West End

Historical firehouse-turned-museum hosts array of 19th-century firefighting artifacts & exhibits on fire safety

$16 $6.50

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American Sign Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

American Sign Museum

Camp Washington

Nearly 4,000 signs, photos, and books celebrate roadside Americana and neon art

$30 $15

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Three Games of Bowling for Two or Two-Hour Lane Rental Package for Up to Six at Game of Garfield (Up to 76% Off)

Game of Fairfield

Fairfield

Multi-faceted facility hosts bowling parties with packages that include shoe rentals

$31 $12

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

335-acre park and outdoor museum invites guests to wander among 64 sculptures tucked into gardens and meadows and alongside lakes

$16 $8

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Six Playground Visits or a Two-Hour Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Recreations Outlet (Up to 54% Off)

Recreations Outlet

Recreations Outlet

Playground-equipment show room allows little ones to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

$48 $24.99

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One Adult or Child Ticket or Family Pack of Four Tickets to Dinosaur World (Up to 51% Off)

Dinosaur World

Cave City

Guests uncover fossils and gems in interactive exhibits or wander amidst 150 life-size dinosaurs in a sprawling park

$12.75 $7.50

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2, 4, or 10 All-Day Pass, or a Two-Hour Ultimate Party Package at Ralphie's Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

Ralphie's Fun Center

Glasgow

Ralphie's All Day Passes include Activities such as bowling, mini golf, Atomic Blaster, Time Freak, inflatables, and roller skating.

$30 $12

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Cave Tour for 2 or 4 with Rappelling, Zipline or Both at American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave (Up to 59% 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 $40

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Zipline and Rock Wall Adventure for Two or Four from Lark Valley Zip Lines (Up to 51% Off)

Lark Valley Zip Lines

Halbert

Zipline tours send riders gliding along a canopy track that stretches across verdant forest, then takes them climbing up a rock wall

$118 $59

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$59 for a Water-Park Outing w/ 60 Arcade Tokens & Drinks for 4 at Big Splash Adventure (Up to $109.80 Value)

Big Splash Adventure

Columbia

A retractable roof overhangs a 40,000-square-foot water park with an onsite arcade

$109.80 $59

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Two Games of Bowling with Pizza and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Hi-Way Lanes (Up to 70% 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 $14

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As RHC Riding Academy’s head trainer, Erin Reid shares a passion for horses that began when her family founded RHC in 1985. A devotee to all things equine since age 5, Erin quickly caught onto the finer points of riding and has instructed students for the past 19 years. Barn manager Debra Reid, who discovered her life’s passion while growing up in Kentucky, managed 70 horses at a breeding facility in Southern California and unites her experience with Erin's. Together they oversee nine horses, several of which are Arabians—prized for their distinctive beauty and superior intellects.

Students come to the facility from all backgrounds to learn proper saddling and riding techniques. Erin supplements her technical training with lessons in horse psychology, helping students bond with steeds or to get them to open up about complex relationships with their mothers. Horses in need of discipline or a hay-filled couch on which to crash can be boarded and trained at the facility, which boasts box stalls, an indoor riding arena, and a large outdoor arena.

7885 Cropper Rd
Pleasureville,
KY
US

Hoofbeats resound across cropped-turf grounds at Shelby Trails Park Equine Education Center. Here, 25-year equestrian Corinne Bradley teaches dressage and jumping techniques to riders of every stripe, from beginner to advanced to honorary centaur. She works with all ages but especially enjoys teaching young people, perhaps because she was only a child herself when she mounted her first horse. By the time she got to high school, she was steering her steeds through full-on equestrian events. Today, Bradley manages an equine paradise. Indoor riding areas introduce barn stormers to their mounts in a controlled environment, and winding trails encourage human and beast to bond while taking in the scenic countryside.

A student of the Parelli way of riding, Bradley’s style emphasizes the horse-rider relationship. Through the Parelli philosophy, students learn to communicate effectively with equines, earning the horses’ trust by eating salt licks and respecting how they react to their natural environment.

5063 Aiken Rd.
Simpsonville,
Kentucky
US

Shelby County Parks and Recreation's Family Activity Center chauffeurs clients toward good health with a cohesive, family-friendly exercise facility, classes, a 25-yard swimming pool, basketball court, and wellness seminars. After an included fitness-equipment orientation, solo, familial, and cloned cardholders can get to work whittling ideal physiques atop resistance-training machinery or the gym's indoor track. Structured sweat sessions take place in more than 20 fitness classes, including Zumba toning, step, and seven yoga styles, held six days a week. The eight-lane pool also hosts a handful of fitness classes, including Willing Wonders, which works with water's natural resistance and Marco Polo's light ankle-pulling to imbue exercisers with newfound strength and flexibility. Fitness cardholders also receive free childcare for kiddies aged 7 and younger at the Family Activity Center's on-site nursery; check the group fitness schedule for the nursery's hours.

717 Burks Branch Rd
Shelbyville,
KY
US

When it comes to champion show horses, Lindsay Lavery has a lot of experience to call on. Lindsay's family has been training show horses for more than 90 years, and as a fifth-generation trainer, Lindsay has trained or showed more than 70 world champions.

But she's equally experienced with teaching humans. Alongside veteran trainer Renee Lavery, Lindsay instructs both amateur and competitive exhibitors in the family business. Instructor Elise Hagenow is the director of the riding school, where beginner through advanced students can take lessons that instill horsemanship skills as well as grooming techniques that are sure to win Best Equine French Braid at competitions.

5915 Aiken Road
Shelbyville,
KY
US

Occupying the former gardens of late nursery and landscape leader Theodore Klein, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens displays graceful garden arrangements and lush foliage while striving to improve the botanical world through research and community-education programs. The Silver Cloud family membership gives you—and family members residing at the same address—free year-long access to the sprawling grounds and their leafy residents that welcome visitors with the friendly stoicism of a granite butler. Espy new varietals of ornamental plants, the hortichildren of Yew Dell's plant development program, wander through the alternately arborial and floral gardens, and practice your standup comedy on the dogwoods, sugar maples, and other plants that flourish throughout the property.

5800 N Camden Ln
Crestwood,
KY
US

The Game Room’s 5,000-square-foot facility boasts 30 50-inch TVs, body-enveloping furniture, and enough pixilated thumb-candy to keep fingers on their toes. An all-day pass grants button-massagers access to Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Atari, and Nintendo systems—as well as chips and a drink to generate the brain power needed to wage computerized warfare. Stealthily stalk a buddy through the streets of Renaissance Italy in Assassin’s Creed II on the Xbox 360 or pit Peach against Donkey Kong against Teddy Roosevelt during Super Smash Bros. on the Wii. If none of The Game Room’s hundreds of games dragon-punch your fancy, bring along a game of your own, such as Capcom’s violent shoot ’em up adaptation of The Sound of Music. You can also pre-order the latest releases for 10% off. Though not included with today's Groupon, $1 pool games and 25¢ stand-up arcade games are also available; alternately, the Gamebulance will bring the fun right to your party.

6241 Crestwood Station
Crestwood,
KY
US