In addition to providing recreational enjoyment, riding in bumper cars and playing miniature golf are excellent ways to prepare children for a future filled with commuter traffic and malevolent windmills. Prep for the future with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a $20 credit toward attractions at Adventure Village in Hamilton.
Adventure Village dispenses daily doses of family fun with varied attractions suitable for all ages. A multilevel 18-hole miniature-golf course settles land disputes with five waterfalls, vibrant vegetation, and shipwrecked vessels. Each hole dishes out tidbits of Southern Ontario history to both kids ($8) and adults ($10), and ponds filled with fish distract players with all-salmon productions of Shakespearean tragedies. Batting cages ($3) shoot 20 balls at varying speeds, and myriad lasers fly toward electronic headbands in an outdoor laser-tag course ($6). Towering 24-feet high and sporting an auto-belay system, the aptly named Rocky Mountain climbing wall ($6) challenges mountaineers to scale its peak, and a bungee trampoline ($7) sends riders four storeys high in a chord harness that safely facilitates flight without gluing feathers to bare arms. Though not included in today's Groupon, Adventure Village's restaurants and snack bars serve up edibles to sate rumbling tummies between attractions.
From bungee trampolines that launch people up to four stories in the air to fast-paced rounds of outdoor laser tag, kids get their first taste of adrenaline while exploring Adventure Village's three acres of family attractions. If the trampolines aren't enough, guests can slip into a harness and scale a 25-foot climbing wall. Kids can also have fun planted firmly on the ground. Baseballs buzz through the air in nine batting cages that serve up both softballs and baseballs at up to 90 miles per hour. Kids also carom off of one another in round bumper cars that give drivers the surreal thrill of piloting a giant hockey puck.
A more laid-back form of recreation awaits at the miniature golf course, where guests navigate through tricky corridors lined with five waterfalls and six ponds. Perched atop a swinging wooden bridge, players can study the wooden ruins of two partially sunken ships that rise above the glassy waters or the fish swimming around the murky derelicts. The course also features trivia about South Ontarian history and geography, giving guests all the information they need to finally impress the ghostly teacher that haunts their dreams.
580 Van Wagners Beach Rd.
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