Kids Activities in Tampa

$13 for a Two-Hour Bounce Session for Two Kids at Bounce House ($24 Value)

Bounce House

Carrollwood

Indoor fun center with playground, ball pit, and inflatable slides and jump houses

$24 $13

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Batting Cage Sessions or Private Hitting Lessons at The Hitting Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

The Hitting Academy

Multiple Locations

The academy's pitching machines throw baseballs in range of speeds and pitch types in oversized batting cages that also host private lessons

$30 $15

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$35 for Four Drop-In Kids' Art Classes at KidzArt South Tampa ($68 Value)

KidzArt South Tampa

Prep of South Tampa

Knowledgeable instructors lead kids in drawing classes or during creation station time at open art

$68 $35

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Unlimited Trampoline Jumping for Two or Four at AirHeads Trampoline Arena (Up to 36% Off)

AirHeads Trampoline Arena

Multiple Locations

Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

$35.90 $23

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$125 for a Manchester United Birthday Package for Up to 12 Kids at Cinco Soccer ($195 Value)

Cinco Soccer

Tampa

Soccer counselors get kids running around the field during 1.5 hour birthday celebrations

$195 $125

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Trampolining and Video Gaming Session for One, Two, or Four at Boing! Jump Center (Up to 57% Off)

BOING! Jump Center

Tampa/Brandon

12,000 square feet of trampolines and a expansive arcade with prize center

$40 $20

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$35 for 10 Attractions at Grand Prix Tampa Family-Fun Center ($77.50 Value)

Grand Prix Tampa

University

Go-karts whisk riders around a speedway at a center that boasts trampoline bungee jumps and two mini golf courses

$77.50 $35

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Two or Four Unlimited Jump Passes at AirHeads (36% Off)

Airheads

Airheads USA

During open hours, visitors get some air by hopping along the floors and walls of an indoor arena filled with trampolines

$35.90 $23

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2014 Fun Card for Unlimited Admission Through December to SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa (26% Off)

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa

Multiple Locations

Unlimited admission to the park of your choice, with striking aquatic shows at SeaWorld or exotic animal exhibits and rides at Busch Gardens

$101.18 $75

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$45 for Admission to Howl-O-Scream 2014 at Busch Gardens Tampa on October 2, 3, 9 or 10 (Up to $95.23 Value)

Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa

Escape the curse of haunted houses and hundreds of creepy creatures as you zoom through Florida's top thrill rides in the dark

$95.23 $45

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Four Laser-Tag Sessions for Two or Four or Unlimited Sessions for Two at LaserStrike (Up to 55% Off)

LaserStrike

Tampa

Indoor laser tag arena spans 3,800 sq. ft. and features neon lights and various game formats

$39 $19

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Before coming to America in 1970, young Armando Gort would wander the countryside of Cuba to watch the horses and dream of the day when he would finally own his own horse ranch. After coming to the states and finding his footing, his dream became a reality in 1994. Today, at HorsePower for Kids, Armando lets children with similar dreams or a simple love for horses join him in his fascination for the majestic animal. He also organizes riding and educational programs specifically for inner-city kids and at-risk children. This all takes place on a farm surrounded by Old Tampa Bay wilderness, where children from all walks of life can ride ponies and horses during trail rides and lessons. Alpacas, hogs, lemurs, and baby deer, also call the ranch home, occasionally making themselves available for petting and or high-hooves.

8005 Race Track Rd
Tampa,
FL
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Since its construction in 1944, the 455-foot SS American Victory has weathered quite a few storms, including World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. From those storms, the steamship developed a rich history filled with stories that echo throughout its three-level cargo holds, hospital, flying bridge, mess halls, crew cabins, and lifeboats. Located in downtown Tampa, behind The Florida Aquarium, the cargo vessel now serves as a museum with exhibits showcasing rare artifacts including photographs, uniforms, medals, documents, and naval gear. Guests on the shipboard museum may take in the history at their own pace with self-guided tours, or book a guided tour led by knowledgeable docents able to walk backward as smoothly as Michael Jackson.

705 Channelside Dr
Tampa,
FL
US

Face off in rousing matches of beam-blasting and firm handshaking. With today's Groupon, $9 gets you three 15-minute light-slinging, laser-tag showdowns at Q-Zar, an $18 value. Serve and volley laser bolts across a darkened, fog-filled court in a tense match to see who is master of the laser and has the firmest handshake.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

7807 N Dl
Tampa,
FL
US

Lauded by Creative Loafing for its "multi-sensory approach to historical storytelling," the Tampa Bay History Center uses its 60,000-square-foot space to display immersive exhibits on 12,000 years of Tampa history. Historically-curious visitors can browse the center's interactive exhibits, including the story theater, which tells the dramatic story of Chief Coacoochee during the Second Seminole War. Browse through artifacts from Florida’s cigar trade, including a replica of a 1920s cigar store, an ideal exhibit to take any uncles that believe they've switched bodies with Groucho Marx. A new temporary exhibit, Blue and Gray in Tampa Bay: The Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast opens January 10, 2011, joining exhibits on cattle ranching, European exploration, and the civil rights movement.

801 Saint Pete Times Forum Dr
Tampa,
FL
US

The Florida Aquarium gives families a glimpse into the mysteries and magic of the undersea world and some of the land that surrounds it. The new Journey to Madagascar exhibit provides a look into the island's unique wildlife and diverse geography as well as the nearby Indian Ocean coral reef. The marine life exhibits spotlight the creatures that live in the bay or deeper underwater, even allowing kids to touch rays and sharks at Stingray Beach or lock eyes with sea turtles. Kids also see the sights of a 60-foot dive at the coral-reef exhibit's walk-through tunnel, whose underwater coral cave and brightly colored fish earned the aquarium a place in Parents magazine's top 10 aquariums for kids. A trip down the Wetlands Trail allows visitors to get face to face with playful otters and more circumspect Burmese pythons, while the Penguin Point opens a window into the lives of the best dressed of the flightless water birds.

701 Channelside Dr
Tampa,
FL
US

The nonprofit Lowry Park Zoo has more than 1,500 animals living on nearly 60 acres of land. One way the Zoo maintains its animal habitats and conservation programs is to hold the annual ZooBoo fundraiser each fall, welcoming families for a slew of Halloween-themed attractions. The event’s spooky theme is evident upon arrival, as the Zoo’s walkways are filled with costumed youngsters. Haunted houses await to elicit giggles, gasps, or shrieks, and parents can easily determine which haunts are appropriate for their brood by consulting the Zoo's skull rating, which designates the scary level of each event, ranging from "all ages" to "scary to the extreme". Admission also includes free unlimited spins on rides such as the Batty Bumper Boats or Scary-Go-Round Carousel. After visiting with some of the Zoo's creepiest residents at the Flying Fox Bat House and Creepy Crawlers Lane, kids and adults can take in the dazzling light displays at the Little Beasties Bungalow or take a break and fill up on seasonal snacks at one of several concessions areas.

1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa,
FL
US