Before family-fun centers, kids were forced to spend the hot months reading Tolstoy and counting the number of times Nana said "scorcher." Raise the bar for summer fun with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, billiards, and more at Alley Cats Entertainment Center in Arlington.
Alley Cats' felicity-inducing facility boasts a plethora of family-friendly activities to banish boredom from corporal kingdoms. Families can practice their perfect orb-hurling form on Alley Cats' 24 bowling lanes ($28.99/hour Friday–Sunday plus $4.49/person for shoe rental) equipped with six giant-size TVs and furnished with padded couches and coffee tables that create the sense of bowling at home or in a furniture store. Patrons can rack up billiard balls and cool points at full-size pool tables surrounded by high-definition TVs ($2/rack or $5 for 30 minutes), or attempt their best Jack in the Beanstalk impression at the 26-foot-tall rock-climbing wall ($5.99/person for three climbs). Skee-ball, air hockey, racing games, and more virtual attractions pack the arcade, which houses more than 70 games and a token-redeeming store, while a two-story laser-tag arena proffers 5,000 square feet of photon-dodging fun ($8.99/person Friday–Sunday). Guests can also refresh their point-winning phalanges by filling them with burgers, pizza, or ice cream at the full-service snack bar.
Putt-Putt Fun Center
Landscaped holes sprawl across the grounds of Putt-Putt Fun Center's locations in Arlington, Hurst and Fort Worth, challenging visitors to take hold of putters and test their short game. Besides putt-putt golf, each center has batting cages that hurl baseballs and the occasional tomato at various speeds. Each location is home to a giant arcade featuring state-of-the-art games and redemption centers to cash in tickets for prizes.
Each location offers year-round specials and parties, as well as summer camps. At camps, kids ages 5 to 13 experience all of Putt-Putt Entertainment's offerings in addition to a fully licensed summer camp program with daily themes. Camps run from June 6 to August 19.
2008 W Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Arlington, Texas 76015Get Directions