Before humankind settled on a definition for “games,” amusement parks featured activities such as cul-de-sac relay races and competitive shadow boxing. Indulge in quantifiable merriment with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one Triple the Fun activity pass consisting of one go-kart ride, 18 holes of miniature golf, and 50 balls in a batting cage at All Fun Recreation Park (a $20.16 value, including HST) on Millstream Road.
This comprehensive amusement concourse challenges game enthusiasts to try their dexterous digits at an eclectic roster of recreational activities, including miniature golf, batting cages, and go-kart racing. The around-the-world themed 18-hole miniature golf course escorts iron wielders on a condensed cosmopolitan tour from Vancouver Island to the Golden Gate Bridge, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower. After clogging astroturf pores, sluggers can launch their lumber at 50 balls in one of eight outdoor softball and baseball batting cages. All swingers are outfitted with a helmet and bat before choosing between pitching speeds of 40, 60, and 75 mph to accommodate both amateurs practicing for glory and bargain hunters looking for a close shave. The palatial playground also swaddles two go-kart tracks that visitors can ford for six minutes of aerodynamic exhilaration. Drivers test the treads of a sports kart as they careen on the larger 1,400-foot track through stone-wedged underpasses, or on the smaller oval track, leaving nothing behind but the smoke from their tires.
A 4,000 square-foot indoor family fun zone on the premises diverts households from the wrath of vegetables year-round with an army of arcade games, a prize centre, and a Mr. Tubbs Ice Cream Parlor. Though not included in this Groupon, All Fun Recreation Park also anchors a 95 spot RV park amid the Langford woodlands for gamers who take home-field advantage more seriously.
All Fun Recreation Park
After a trek down the Panama Canal, visitors stop for a brief sojourn under the Matterhorn before journeying on to the Eiffel Tower. This trip around the world comes courtesy of All Fun Recreation Park's miniature-golf course, whose 18 globally themed greens are littered with water traps and austerely dressed customs officials. Elsewhere, eight cages hurtle baseballs and softballs toward batters at 40–75 mph, and drivers accelerate across a 1,400-foot go-kart track's over and under bridge or hug the turns of a smaller oval track designed for parents and youngsters.
For more racing action, patrons can head over to Western Speedway each Saturday night in May–September for stock-car competitions on an oval track or drag strip. Westshore Motocross rents entry-level dirt bikes to riding and racing novices, and 75 RV and tenting sites give guests opportunities to yodel freely in nature. Guests can also explore the Swap & Shop each Sunday, where vendors dispense copious household goods and collectibles.