Kids Activities in Spring Valley

Afterschool Fashion or Sewing Camp, or an Eight-Week Fashion Course at Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp (Up to 63% Off)

Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp

Norwood

$599 $250

Students learn about the fashion-design process and sewing, eventually producing their own creative garments or accessories

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

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

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

Rock Climbing, Laser Tag, and Arcade Play for Up to Three or Five at LIFE The Place to Be (Up to 51% Off)

LIFE The Place To Be

Ardsley

$51 $26

Aside from the event space, the facility houses a rock-climbing wall, four mini AMF bowling alleys, and arcade games

Three Open-Bounce Sessions or a Party Package for 10 or 20 at BounceU (Up to 64% Off)

BounceU

Paramus

$32.85 $16

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Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball game

Four Two-Hour Open-Play Bounce Visits with Option for Simulator Rides at Screamin' Parties (Up to 55% Off)

Screamin' Parties

Multiple Locations

$62 $29

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Inflatable playground includes 20 ft. shark slide, interactive games, and obstacle course; roller coaster simulator offers lifelike thrills

One-Year Individual, Dual, or Family Membership to Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Up to 60% Off)

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Peekskill

$40 $18

Museum membership includes free admission for one year and discounted access to special events and public programs

$216 for a Five-Day Skate Camp at 2nd Nature ($500 Value)

2nd Nature

Peekskill

$500 $216

Skateboarders zip up and down ramps and half-pipes, refine their skills during lessons, and free skate

Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six with Shoe Rentals at Paradise Lanes (Up to 64% Off)

Paradise Lanes

Lincoln Park

$32 $15

Open for more than 50 years, alley offers bowling till 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

Group Music Lessons, Private Music Lessons, or Both at Leading Kids Academy (Up to 75%% Off)

Leading Kids Academy

Montville

$120 $39

Kids learn new skills in cello, piano, flute, or violin classes; private sessions allow them to focus on areas they're most interested in

One or Two Private Drum Lessons at American One Productions (Up to 64% Off)

American One Productions

West Paterson

$70 $25

Instructors pound out the basics of rhythm and technique during one-on-one drumming lessons

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF White Plains Lanes

$54 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$65 for Membership with Three Kids’ Classes, Six Playspace Passes, and Registration Fee ($209.50 Value)

Kidville

Englewood

$209.50 $65

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Children’s center helps develop social and educational skills with art, music, gym, enrichment program classes, and a play space

Kids' Summer Discovery Camp, Academic-Enrichment Workshop, or Tutoring at A Love for Learning (Up to 79% Off)

A Love for Learning

Englewood

$225 $79

Kids' tutoring sessions and enrichment workshops or summer camp

$29 for Two Hours of Bowling Including Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Nationwide Bowling (Up to $80 Value)

Nationwide Bowling

Multiple Locations

$80 $29

Eleven locations with amenities such as automatic scoring, sports bars, grills, and arcade games

Bowling Packages with Pizza for Two, Four or Six at Lodi Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

Lodi Lanes

Lodi

$57 $29

Bowl through two-hours of lane time with package that includes shoe rental, soft drinks and pizza appetizers

2, 5, or 10 Open-Jump Visits with or without $50 Party Credit at JumpNasium (Up to 86% Off)

JUMPnasium

Fairfield

$69.90 $10

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Gigantic inflatables include a sports complex, soccer, trampoline-basketball, bounce houses; arcade with video games and air hockey

90-Minute Children's Birthday Party at Kid-den Around (Up to 58% Off)

Kid-den Around

Wayne

$375 $159

Parties for up to 12 children themed around dinosaurs, crafts, dancing, spa makeovers, or pirates

Pottery Painting or Potter-Wheel Lesson for One or Two or BYOB Package for Two at Pottery-Plus (Up to 51% Off)

Pottery-Plus

Tarrytown

$40 $20

Expert artist teaches students of all experience levels and ages how to paint premade pottery or throw their own custom creations

Four or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Fort Lee School of Music (Up to 63% Off)

Fort Lee School of Music

Fort Lee

$120 $49

Instructors educated at world-renowned music schools teach piano, violin, guitar, voice, cello, and flute

Two Hours of Bowling, Shoe Rental, and One Pitcher of Beer or Soda for Up to Six at Van Houten Lanes (Up to 70% Off)

Van Houten Lanes

Athenia

$82 $25

Sip soda or craft beer during friendly games at a bowling center with an on-site pizzeria

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Shobo Music Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Shobo Music Academy

Cliffside Park

$54 $27

Students hone their musical skills in one-on-one guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, flute, or voice lessons tailored to their needs

“Body Worlds: Pulse” Human-Anatomy Exhibit at Discovery Times Square (Up to 46% Off)

"Body Worlds"

Discovery Times Square

$23.41 $13

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Exquisitely preserved specimens show the inner workings of human anatomy, letting guests gaze at real muscles, nerves, and blood vessels

Visit or Membership to the Museum of Tolerance New York (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance New York

Mid Town

$30 $17

Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

BYOB Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

Visit for Two or Membership to Museum Of The Moving Image (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Museum Of The Moving Image

Astoria

$24 $14

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Newly renovated museum with more than 1,400 artifacts on display; events have featured Martin Scorsese, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rachel Weisz

$55 for $100 Groupon — Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

New York

$100 $55

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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of American Finance (Up to 58% Off)

Museum of American Finance

Financial District

$16 $8

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The story of American finance told through collections of historic documents and interactive exhibits

$83 for $150 Groupon — Bernardsville School of Music inc.

Bernardsville School Of Music

Bernardsville

$150 $83

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

Admission for Two or Four to Children's Museum of the Arts (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of the Arts

SoHo

$22 $11

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Considered among the city's best museums for kids, CMA features exhibits, hands-on art making workshops, a media lab, ball pond, and more

Museum of the City of New York Visit for Two or Four, or Annual Individual or Family Membership (Up to 55% Off)

Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

$20 $10

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

$200 for $400 Worth of Music Lessons — Violin lessons

Violin Lessons

On Location

$400 $200

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

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Two-Hour Survival School in Central Park for One, Two, or Four from Vertically Inclined (Up to 73% Off)

Vertically Inclined

Online Deal

$65 $22

Wilderness guides cover basic map and compass skills and what should be in your day pack, including gear with multiple uses

$149 for a Party Visit from a Superhero or Princess from NYC pARTy Kids ($300 Value)

NYC pARTy Kids

On Location

$300 $149

Entertainers dressed as Spiderman, Batman, or a Princess liven up children's birthday parties

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Two- or Four-Hour Video Game Tournament Party for 10 from Empire State Gaming (50% Off)

Empire State Gaming

Redeem from Home

$300 $149

Staffers bring a video game and monitor to the location of your choice and run tournament play for up to 10

One or Three 30-Minute Private Figure Skate Lessons at Edge Skate Shop (Up to 57% Off)

Edge Skate Shop

West Orange

$50 $25

Private 30-minute lessons teach students how to gracefully glide on the ice

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four or Rink Rental for 35 at Northford Ice Pavilion (Up to 57% Off)

Northford Ice Pavilion

North Branford

$24 $12

Pairs or groups of 4 or 35 enjoy hours of ice-skating, complete with skate rentals

Visits or Memberships at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem

$10 $7

Art gallery, cultural programs, and kids' events based around Eastern and Western traditions; Japanese garden meanders through the grounds

Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at City Ice Pavilion (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

City Ice Pavilion

Sunnyside

$26 $15

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Indoor NHL–size ice rink allows skaters to practice gliding, spinning, spraying quick-stop flurries

Museum Tour and Four-Course Cooking Class for One or Two at Heritage Museum of Epirus (Up to 56% Off)

Heritage Museum of Epirus

Astoria

$100 $49

Explore a museum full of Epirus culture; cooking classes are organized by ETHOS Performing Arts and are held Saturdays and Sundays

Party-Supply Rentals at Carnival Parties (Up to 60% Off). Five Options Available.

Carnival Parties

Maspeth

$200 $99

Party add-ons range from cotton candy to live magicians; rental packages include a bounce house or tables and chairs

5 or 10 Open Play Sessions at Bounce 'N Play (Up to 46% Off)

Bounce 'N Play

Astoria

$60 $35

Kids ages 1–13 frolic through an indoor recreation center filled with inflatable gyms, obstacle courses, and safe zones for little ones

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Imagine the excitement kids must feel when Rockin' Gamin' Parties' 30-foot trailer?a limo-style video-gaming experience with nine 50" televisions and 20 XRocker gaming chairs?pulls up to their house. Inside the trailer, each screen hooks up to a library of modern games, which become even more exhilarating when pumped through a high-quality sound system, enhanced by special effects lighting. The trailer can even transform to become a mini-stage for karaoke, with room for dancing. Rockin' Gamin' Parties caters to birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, and clients of all ages looking to cut loose on a special occasion.

Business Basics

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: Rockin' Gamin' Theatre

Pro Tip: The Rockin' Gamin' Theatre shows up at their front door.

Good for Kids: Yes

p.o. box 233
Montvale,
NJ
US

Opened in 1924, the Lafayette Theatre first ushered filmgoers into the swashbuckling world of the French Revolution with the silent classic Scaramouche. And the movie palace, which is appointed with a grandiose French and Italian Renaissance style, has remained a Suffern touchstone by introducing 3D technology, CinemaScope, and, in the late 1980s, the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. These days, jaunty organ tunes precede Friday- and Saturday-night features inside the renovated, single-screen theater, which specializes in first-run Hollywood flicks and classic cinema. One of the "great places to revel in cinematic grandeur," according to USA Today, the 942-seat theater surrounds visitors with ornate touches like a crystal chandelier, a red velvet curtain, and opera booths sans distracting Muppets.

97 Lafayette Ave
Suffern,
NY
US

In the middle of the floor, surrounded by 150 blinking and dinging arcade games, a 24-foot rock-climbing wall stretches to the ceiling. That's how jam-packed Sportime USA is with attractions. As if all those games weren't enough, there's the XD theater?a 4-D virtual ride that combines 3-D movies with specialized motion seats. Neon-lit laser tag continues the tech trend, and bumper cars and roller coasters provide old-fashioned fun. Batting cages, billiards, and a multilevel playground are only a few of the other attractions ready to entertain families and friends of all ages.

380 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford,
NY
US

The multitalented staff at Sweet & Sassy allow girls to walk in the slippers of their favorite fairytale princesses with an array of salon and spa services. Youngsters get gussied up for special occasions, such as tea parties with stuffed animals and UN delegates, with spa packages that include colorful manicures, soothing facials, and expert makeup applications. Sweet & Sassy’s birthday celebrations treat girls aged 4–13 to themed outings such as a Pop Star party, during which the birthday girl and her friends get dolled up to film a music video, which they can take home on a DVD.

216 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood,
NJ
US

Saddle Ridge Riding Center’s network of riding trails guides horseback riders over a sprawling 28-acre expanse full of mountains and rolling pastures. The center’s staff can help fellow equestrians with boarding, leasing, trail rides, and lessons in all disciplines, including Pegasus aeronautics. Children as young as 5 can explore their love of horseback riding by attending one of the kid-friendly camps scheduled between June and August. There, little ones get to participate in such activities as daily riding lessons, trail rides twice a week, and Friday carnivals.

900 Shadow Ridge Rd
Franklin Lakes,
NJ
US

LIFE The Place to Be is like a chameleon in the form of a giant 25,000-square-foot building. The space can serve many different purposes: a venue for weddings, the site of Sweet 16 parties, and a fun center with activities for all ages. Aside from the event space?which incorporates amenities such as projection screens and a sound system?the facility houses a rock-climbing wall, four mini AMF bowling alleys, and 3,000 square feet of arcade games.

2 Lawrence St
Ardsley,
NY
US