Kids Activities in Springfield

Up to 53% Off Art or Music Lessons

Springfield

$57 $27

Kids learn drawing, painting, and mixed-media art techniques; private lessons for voice, guitar, drums, piano, violin, and other instruments

Up to 50% Off at Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

$20 $10

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Hall of fame honors athletes from sports across the board, including baseball player Yogi Berra and former Dallas Cowboy Jackie Smith

51% Off Music, Art, or Drama Lessons

The Conservatory of the Ozarks

$100 $49

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Experienced instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels during private lessons at this fine-arts academy

76% Off Private Lessons at Palen Music Center

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Pick up the fundamentals of guitar, piano, violin, or other instruments taught by talented instructors

Up to 48% Off Water-Park Visits

Branson

$45.94 $24

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Groups of two or four play with water blaster and beach ball during water-park visit; family of four is granted unlimited water-park visits

Up to 68% Off Admission for 1, 2, or 5 to World's Largest Toy Museum

Branson

$17.90 $8

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More than one million toys including antique tin fire trucks and retro lunchboxes; museum honors author of The Shepherd of the Hills

Up to 51% Off AdrenaLINE Zipline Tour

Indian Point

$36 $18

Ziplining individuals are thoroughly harnessed before traveling 2,700 ft. over trees and foliage on 60-minute tours

Up to 73% Off Keyboard Lessons

College Skyline

$149 $40

Students learn and improve their keyboard prowess during hands-on lessons, and receive a DVD recording of each class

Up to 54% Off Zipline Adventure

Eminence

$75 $37.50

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Six ziplines send guests soaring over trees and fountains, past 60 ft. waterfalls, and along the Jacks Fork River

Up to 56% Off Admission to the Clinton House Museum

Fayetteville

$16 $8

Visit the home where Bill and Hillary's relationship and political careers first blossomed

Up to 55% Off Camping with Rafting

Benton

$56 $25

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

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Inside the more than 8,700 square feet of space, Jump Mania offers dual slides, obstacle courses, and a 31-foot tall basketball bounce house. Elsewhere, a toddler area enthralls little kids with age-appropriate attractions such as a farm-themed inflatable play area. Apart from inflatables, the facility houses a concession stand replete with snacks, beverages, National Geographic back issues, and free WiFi for parents. The staff also hosts birthday parties alongside open-jump sessions. Its soirees even earned Jump Mania a runner-up spot on 417 Magazine's 2011 list of Best Place for a Kid's Birthday Party.

2745 S Kansas Expy
Springfield,
MO
US

At Battlefield Lanes, parties of up to four can pulverize pins with mighty balls while enjoying nibbles from the full-service snack bar. Bowling buddies can stroll into the alley wearing nothing but a pair of clean socks or invisible clogs, as they are each equipped with their own pair of bowling shoes during their visit. Vie for glory by toppling the most pins at a TV-equipped lane before flexing hand muscles around cups of soda and clumps of fresh popcorn. Ball bombardiers may also congregate at select times for glow bowling, where blacklights bring lanes to fluorescent fruition, making it an excellent occasion for donning white jumpsuits or old wedding dresses.

1127 E Battlefield St
Springfield,
MO
US

MoMak's, voted 19th best burger in Texas in 2009 by Texas Monthly magazine, quells carnivorous cravings with its bucket of mini burgers and other selections from its extensive menu. The Mo mushroom swiss burger nestles under a blanket of ranch, melty swiss cheese, and sautéed mushrooms ($6.99), and Mo's ground turkey burger, dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and creamy cranberry mayo dressing, delivers a taste of Thanksgiving in burger format ($6.49). Pay homage to the eponymous earl with the philly steak sub ($8.99), or buffalo chicken kaiser sandwich ($7.99), or douse hunger fires with bucketfuls of fries and onion rings ($3.99–$8.99).

2305 E Kearney St
Springfield,
MO
US

Sixteen glossy lanes outfitted with hydraulic bumpers and automatic scoring machines await pin crushers of all stripes at Lighthouse Lanes, a Christian-owned bowling center that racks up spares and strikes for wholesome entertainment. Grab a pair of fashionable tri-tone kicks (a $2 value) and bowl to the pulsating rhythms of music under the stars during cosmic bowling hours, held every night of the week and throughout the day on weekends (up to a $4 value/game). A gentle learning curve for beginners and an exciting environment free of smoke and alcohol makes bowling at Lighthouse Lanes the most family-friendly sport not named Finnish wife-carrying. Bowlers tired of basting turkeys on the lanes can socialize with their pin-pummeling peers in several party and meeting rooms, check out the custom ball work in the pro shop, or challenge each other to billiard grudge matches in the arcade.

350 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield,
MO
US

A tiger sits beneath the setting sun, her tail beating the ground as her gaze locks onto a man passing by. Luckily, the two aren’t deep in the jungle, but at Wild Animal Safari outside Atlanta, where guests view these majestic animals from the safety of slow-moving vehicles. During tours, personal cars and guided buses wind through 3.5 miles of the park’s territory, passing the habitats of 650 animals such as camels, zebras, and american bison. After the driving tour, safari groups set out on foot to spy smaller animals, including lemurs and peacocks, with opportunities to feed and pet some species. Afterward, pizza and burgers await the hungry at the safari café, and the Wild Animal gift shop offers mementos such as T-shirts and stuffed safari guides.

124 Jungle Dr
Strafford,
MO
US

Shires For Hire lead passengers on rolling, relaxing, and intimate horse-drawn carriage rides. Passengers nestle up close as their antique-style carriage trundles along a downtown street, elegantly pulls passengers away from a wedding, or schleps holiday wagons through the snow. Drivers delicately lead the ride, sporting cowboy hats, top hats for a black-tie affair, or hard hats when riding through a car wash.

100 Park Central Sq.
Springfield,
MO
US