Kids Activities in Downtown

Laser-Tag and Arcade Package for Two, Four, or Six at Colonial Bowling & Entertainment (Up to 56% Off)

Colonial Bowling & Entertainment

Lawrence

$52 $25

Renovated bowling alley features a high-tech laser-tag arena and arcade games including Hoop Fever, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution

5 or 10 Two-Hour Open-Play Sessions for Kids at Bouncing Off The Walls (Up to 51% Off)

Bouncing Off The Walls

Vermillion Hills

$50 $25

Children up to 8 years old crawl across an interactive play area filled with sensory toys, gym mats, and moon bounces

Two Games of Bowling for One or Two Hours of Bowling For Up to Five at Pin Street at Hamilton (Up to 64% Off) 

Pin Street at Hamilton

Hamilton

$14 $5

Synthetic bowling lanes with automatic scoring, a full bar, large-screen TVs, and an arcade room

Admission for Four or Family Membership at Roebling Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

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

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

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

Laser Tag Game and Batting-Cage Session for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Bonkerz Family Fun Center (Up to 53% Off)

Bonkerz Family Fun Center

Princeton

$26 $13

Swing away at batting cages and then play laser tag in a fog and lightshow filled interactive 5,300 square-foot arena

$15 for Five Games of Laser Tag at Ultrazone (Up to $32.50 Value)

Ultrazone

Bensalem

$32.50 $15

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Family entertainment center sports massive laser tag arena with multiple stories of obstacles and combat zones

Ice Skating for Two or Four at The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel (50% Off)

The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel

$20 $10

Skaters glide around an indoor ice rink complete with a snack bar and pro shop

Four 18-Hole Rounds of Miniature Golf or Chip-and-Putt at Spring Mill Country Club (47% Off)

Spring Mill Chip & Putt

Ivyland

$32 $17

Golfers practice short game skills on chip-and-putt course and work on putting strokes on mini golf course

30-, 60-, or 120-Minutes of Batting or Pitching Tunnels Use at Sluggersville (Up to Half Off)

Sluggersville

Northeast Philadelphia

$18 $10

Batting cages and pitching mounds help kids and adults hone the fundamentals of baseball

Paint-Your-Own Pottery for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Lahaska

$30 $15

Use your Groupon toward a ceramic bisque of your choice to dress up with colorful glazes and studio fees to fire and finish pieces

Public Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for 2 or 4, or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 Kids at (Up to 50% Off)

The Rink at Warwick

Warwick

$18 $9

Skaters can practice pirouettes in rented skates, or up to 10 kids can enjoy a birthday party on the ice at this fully-loaded rink

Hour of Batting-Cage Practice or Month of Unlimited Family Membership at StarSportsUS LLC (Up to 65% Off)

StarSportsUS LLC

Warwick

$55 $19

Membership lets family and friends hone hitting technique at batting cages and pitching machines

BYOB Pottery-Painting Session for Two or Four at Create Me Pottery Painting Studio (50% Off)

Create Me Pottery Painting Studio

Huntingdon Valley

$30 $15

Guests unleash their creativity on a choice of more than 500 pieces, including dishes, figurines, and cartoon characters

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

3 or 5 Indoor Playground Visits at Party Magic (Up to Half Off)

Party Magic

Warminster

$50 $25

Children explore more than 6,500 square feet of inflatable bounce houses, slides, mazes, and games

Mini-Golf for Four People or Four or Eight Large Buckets of Range Balls at Fox Meadow Golf Center (Up to 58% Off)

Fox Meadow Golf Center

Maple Shade

$36 $15

From 60 tees, players hit golf balls toward greens at distances between 50 and 205 yards; mini-golf games take place on 18 landscaped holes

Guided Tour of Fonthill Castle for Two or Four in Doylestown (Up to 50% Off)

Fonthill Castle

Doylestown

$24 $12

Guided tours open doors to national landmark as guests weave through history-packed home of architectural visionary, Henry Mercer

Two Hours of Bowling for 4 or 8 with Shoes at Pinsetter Bar & Bowl (Up to 57% Off)

Pinsetter Bar & Bowl

Merchantville

$69 $30

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Bowlers hurl globes down one of 34 lanes in a facility where music videos play on high-definition monitors

Bowling Outing for Two or Six at Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Center in Cherry Hill (Up to 63% Off)

Playdrome Family Entertainment - Cherry Hill

Ellisburg

$26.46 $12

Modern bowling alley stimulates every sense, from its music to its 36 lanes equipped with laser lights & glowing pins

Four or Eight Parent-Child Play Classes at Wee Play (Up to 64% Off)

Wee Play

Somerville

$48 $19

Play sessions with musical instruments, an obstacle course, and free play stimulate cognitive development in children up to 48 months

Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Tee-rrific Golf Center (Up to 53% Off)

Tee-rrific Golf Center

Somerville

$16 $8

Pair of 18-hole, recently upgraded mini-golf courses challenge players to show off their putting strokes

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Sessions or Birthday Party with Cake and Pizza for Up to 12 at BounceU (Up to 50% Off)

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball amuse kids during open bounce; party includes pizza and cake

Bowling Packages for Two or Six with Shoe Rentals and Drinks at Knob Hill Country Lanes (Up to 57% Off)

Knob Hill Country Lanes

Manalapan

$43.49 $19

Bowlers slip on their rental shoes and then down pitchers of soda between pin-seeking rolls

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at BounceU Bridgewater (Up to 53% Off) 

BounceU Bridgewater

Bridgewater

$40 $19

Bounce haven filled with inflated slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, football-toss game, T-ball game, and arcade

Laser Tag and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Bridgewater Sports Arena (Up to 55% Off)

Bridgewater Sports Arena

Martinsville

$22 $11

Teams battle one another in a futuristic laser tag arena complete with fog and black lights

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

$169 $119

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

Fun Center Package for Two or Four with Video-Game Play, Mini Golf, and Pizza at Tilt Studio Fun Center (55% Off)

Tilt Studio Fun Center

Echelon

$65 $29

Video games and rides on the Twirlin' Taxi offer a change of pace between rounds of bowling and mini golf at a 20,000-square-foot fun center

5 or 10 Stone-Sculpting Classes at Designs by Jacqui LLC. (Up to 62% Off)

Designs by Jacqui LLC.

Manalapan

$250 $109

Artist Jacqui Melman helps students chisel their own stone sculptures

Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Two 30-Minute Kids' Music Lessons at Chestnut Hill Music Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

$63 $29

One-on-one music lessons are customized to each student's talents and cover a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, piano, and voice

Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 46% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (Half Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

1, 3, 5, or 10 Accordion Lessons at Liberty Bellows (Up to 55% Off)

Liberty Bellows

Queen Village - Pennsport

$400 $179

Experienced accordion players teach students of all abilities to play their chosen style of accordion music

Clementon Park and Splash World Visit for One, Two, or Four People (Up to 50% Off)

Clementon Park and Splash World

Clementon

$39.99 $20

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Tons of land- and water-based fun, such as a 60-foot water slide, a lazy river, and a rollercoaster with a 110-foot drop

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 53% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

$30 $15

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Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America's history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

$36 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — ACE School of Music

Ace School Of Music

On Location

$65 $36

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

$25 for $50 Worth of Children's Classes, Play, Membership, and Boutique Items at Nest

Nest

Washington Square West

$50 $25

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Little ones from 6 weeks to 7 years take part in development and enrichment classes, enjoy play space, and get their hair trimmed

Month Membership to Kids' Gym for One or Two or Month of Enrichment at Kids Blvd (Up to 54% Off)

Kids Blvd

Warren

$75 $39

Children exercise their minds and bodies with toys, interactive games, a creative arts station, and a sensory gym

Milano II Piano in Rosewood Satin Polished Finish, or a Milano II Portable Piano at Worldwide Piano (57% Off)

Worldwide Piano

Edison

$5,995 $2,599

Enrico Aquino III has kept his family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Indoor-Play-Facility Admission, Tokens, and Meals at The Little Pod (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

The Little Pod

North Wales

$52.47 $25

Kids scamper across the multilevel playground, create arts and crafts, listen to stories during storytime, and jump in the two bounce houses

Trampoline Time or Air Dodgeball for Two or Four, or Party Package for 16 or 20 at Rebounderz (Up to 58% Off)

Rebounderz Edison

Edison

$58 $30

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Floor-to-wall trampolines cover 21,000 sq. ft. over 3 jumping arenas with foam pit and basketball runners at recently expanded indoor park

$49 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Music University ($105 Value)

Music University - Other Instructors

Freehold

$105 $49

Teachers with instruction from such schools as Juilliard and Boston Conservatory hold lessons in practice rooms with professional equipment

Two-Hour Party Package with Food for Up to 15, or 100 Game Tokens at University Family Fun Center (Up to 50% Off)

University Family Fun Center

University City

$20 $11

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Philadelphia's only traditional arcade hosts kids' parties complete with pizza; features pinball, skee-ball, air hockey, and video games

3, 5, or 10 Kids' Structured-Playtime Sessions at Clicks & Bricks Learning Center (Up to 59% Off)

Clicks & Bricks Learning Center

Metuchen

$36 $15

Classes can teach kids how to build robots and simple machines out of plastic blocks, improving problem-solving and communication skills

Gaming for One, Two, or Four at OMG DEFCON1 (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

OMG DEFCON1

Howell

$20 $11

Battle at Xbox 360 station with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Minecrafts, among others, or Alienware PC with Steam games

Group or Private Music Lessons at Resonance School of Music (Up to 62% Off)

Resonance School of Music

Washington

$120 $59

A range of classes, varying in concentration from music theory to piano and voice, welcome students of all ages and experience levels

$18 for $40 Worth of Music Lessons — The Lohse Studio of Music

The Lohse Studio Of Music

Towamencin

$40 $18

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

Two or Four Dance or Music Lessons at Napoli School of Music and Dance (Up to 62% Off)

Napoli School of Music and Dance

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Expert faculty teach aspiring dancers styles like tap and ballet; during private lessons, musicians teach instruments such as piano & guitar

$50 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden

$90 $50

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

$135 for $245 Groupon — Skippack School of Music

Skippack School Of Music

Skippack

$245 $135

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

Mini Golf for Two or Four, 200 Range Balls, or Private Golf Lesson at Hyatt Hills Golf Complex (Up to 63% Off)

Hyatt Hills Golf Complex

Clark

$16 $10

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Play a winding mini-golf course lined with streams and ponds, practice at a 50-station driving range, or get pointers from a PGA pro golfer

$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

Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 56%Off)

Glowgolf

Brick

$18 $9

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

Amusement Park Package for Two or Four at Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Waterpark (Up to 39% Off)

Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Waterpark

Keansburg

$105.80 $65

Beachside amusement park features more than 35 rides and go-karts; water park has slides, pools, and a lazy river

Tokens and Points at Bev & Wally's Family Fun Center and The Game Room (Up to 61% Off). 3 Options Available.

Bev & Wally's Family Fun Center

Monmouth County

$30 $15

Arcade filled with racing, shooting, sports, and dance games as well as skee-ball and video poker; prizes include stuffed animals and toys

Arcade Tokens and Ticket Points for Two, Four, or Six at The Game Room (Up to 58% Off)

The Game Room

Keansburg

$30 $15

Kids use tokens to challenge each other to arcade games, vying for the chance to win fun and fluffy prizes

Krazy Kars, Bumper Cars, Mini Golf, and Rock Wall for Two or Four at Arnold's Family Fun Center (Up to 53% Off)

Arnold's Family Fun Center

Oaks

$40 $19

Spinning Krazy Kars, Bumper Car bouts, Black Light Mini Golf, and a rock-climbing wall provide entertainment and challenges for all ages

Five Weeks of Swimming Lessons, or 10 or 20 Open Swim Sessions at Dosil's (Up to 51% Off)

Dosil's

Middletown

$9 $4.50

Kids aged 3 and up take part in 1 of 3 levels of group swim lessons; take a dip in the 30'x40' indoor heated pool during open swim

1 Hour of Open Gym for 2, or 4 Weekly Lessons at Elite Trampoline Academy (Up to 57% Off). 5 Options Available.

Elite Trampoline Academy

Middletown

$117 $50

During classes or open gym, students use trampolines to learn gymnastics skills while maintaining safety, building strength, and confidence

Kids' Birthday Party for Up to 12 or One-Month Fitness and Nutrition Program at XCEL Club (51% Off)

XCEL Club

Eatontown

$275 $135

Celebrate a child's birthday with 1.5 hours of activities; four 2-hour sessions with goal-setting detail methods for a healthy lifestyle

Non-Event Weekend Admission for Two or Four to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Up to 53% Off)

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

$16 $9

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

Bounce and Play or Carnival Package with Pizza, or Four Laser Tag Games at FunTime America (Up to 51% Off)

FunTime America

FunTime America

$45.35 $22

Pizza and soda fuel two hours of carnival play or four carnival rides; four games of laser tag provide friendly competition

One or Three Family Packages with Jungle-Gym & Balladium Admission & Mini Golf at Jungle Wonder (Up to 42% Off)

Jungle Wonder

Limerick

$40 $24

Families play rounds of mini golf on a jungle-themed course glowing under black lights as kids cavort on a playground covered in foliage

Round of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Hole in One Miniature Golf (Up to 61% Off)

Hole In One Miniature Golf

Leonardo

$17 $7

Whimsical course design incorporates waterfalls, streams, and contoured layouts

Four, Eight, or Ten Games of Mini Golf on a Weekday or Weekend at Markie's Mini-Golf (Up 54% to Off)

Markie's Mini-Golf

East Pikeland

$28 $14

Waterfall flows into streams winding through new greens that span 26,000 sq. ft. of hole designs near snack bar with hand-dipped ice cream

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Great Valley Nature Center (Up to 55% Off)

Great Valley Nature Center

Charlestown

$40 $20

Members enjoy access to 10 acres of verdant terrain, along with access to special events and more than 250 partner museums and gardens

Riding Camp or Trail Ride at Horses 4 Hope Equestrian Center (Up to 68% Off). Four Options Available.

Horses 4 Hope Equestrian Center

Mount Bethel

$350 $165

Kids learn to ride and care for horses during summer camps at a nonprofit riding center; guides lead trail rides along picturesque trails

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The New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium grants residents and visitors a lifelong education in science, history, and the arts through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and scholarship. Founded in 1895 and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the complex holds more than 2.6 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art in its collections. These pieces pique viewer curiosity in themed exhibits, exploring art periods, relationships between Native Americans and European settlers, natural history, and other topics.

The Archaeology & Ethnography Collection highlights textiles, beads, and hide works from Delaware Indians and other North American?natives. The Fine Art Collection assembles works by American modernists and abstract artists. Massive Trenton-made furnishings, Civil War?flags, and maritime artifacts are among the fascinating objects in the Cultural History exhibits, and the Natural History Collection houses prehistoric fossils?many from New Jersey?and insect, animal, and geological specimens. The museum is also home to the 150-seat Planetarium, which dazzles eyes with images of the solar system, faraway stars, and astronaut training during shows. Audiences witness traditional sky projections and laser-created programs comprised of 6,000 stars on the ceiling of the full 360-degree dome.

205 W State St
Trenton,
NJ
US

The Old Barracks was constructed in 1758 to house British soldiers during the French and Indian War. Since then, the barracks have seen many turbulent times, including serving as a military hospital during the American Revolution. Now converted into a museum, patrons can walk through the barracks, read about colonial and American history, and view 18th-century artifacts and weapons. 45-minute guided tours are also offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

101 Barrack St
Trenton,
NJ
US

Walking into Slocum's Bowling Center is like jumping backwards in time. All around you, bowlers lounge in orange vinyl chairs beneath paneled ceilings or head to the wood-paneled bar for a snack. The 80-year-old bowling alley's retro decor conceals welcome anachronisms, however, such as the Steltronic SuperElex auto scoring and automatic pinsetters that govern 12 gleaming lanes. During Saturday-night laser bowling, the sound system pumps out high-energy tunes as bowlers roll strikes and spares. At Sloc’s Grille, bowlers can lift a variety of handheld fare such as burgers and sandwiches, keeping fingers limber for their next attempt to steal the key to the city out of the mayor's pocket.

1675 Pennington Rd
Ewing,
NJ
US

Like leaves on a tree, Dragonfly Farms changes color with the seasons. Owners Patrick and Judy Lapide transform their show rooms to highlight new plants and flowers, home furnishings, and gardening supplies, applying vivid coats of paint and themed backdrops to complement their wares. In addition to greenery and home decor, they offer winemaking supplies and equipment—rendering fermented sips more easily than stomping on beaded fruit.

966 Kuser Rd
Trenton,
NJ
US

Bouncing Off The Walls is the perfect place for kids to do just that. The interactive entertainment center is home to several play areas where little ones can climb, tumble, slide, and bounce around during open-play sessions. Each child's admission also includes entry for two adults and unlimited imaginary friends, as well as access to Mommy & Me classes with story-time yoga or crafts. In addition to open play, parents can reserve private parties with optional add-ons such as balloon artists and cupcake decorating.

8919 New Falls Rd
Levittown,
PA
US

Rooted in New York and New Jersey, Pin Street Bowling Centers have provided family-friendly entertainment for more than 50 years. The spacious lanes are conditioned each day, guaranteeing pristine surfaces for open bowling sessions and leagues, which are divided by season, gender, and age. Competition continues in the snack bar and lounge, where pool tables, hearty burgers, salads, and creative cocktails match up with customers' cravings. Pin Street’s staffers can accommodate groups by opening early or staying late to, and they cater parties with customizable menus that address any dietary restrictions or phobias of flatware.

1200 Kuser Rd.
Hamilton,
NJ
US