Playtime gives children a welcome respite from the daily grind of selling life insurance to their action figures. Help your little nine-to-fivers let their hair down with this Groupon.
$19 for Five Open-Play Sessions ($45 Value)
The safe indoor play and educational facility houses activities for kids aged 4–14, including various play zones that offer mental and physical exercise inside colorful playgrounds, a book cove, computer and video-game areas, and a build-your-own teddy-bear station. Open-play passes can be used across multiple visits by one or more children. Especially on Saturday and Sunday, calling ahead to check availability against the schedule of private parties is highly recommended.
Inspired by visits to museums and amusement parks with their own kids, Thrill-O-Rama's owners Buki and Bibie mustered together an array of activities that entertain youngsters without skimping on education. Each of the facility's nine play zones features its own creative pastime, such as science experiments, educational computer games, age-appropriate reading, and a video-game lounge stocked with a Wii and an Xbox 360. A semi-enclosed toy-filled play space boosts toddlers' motor skills, and a multilevel indoor playground lets older kids shed their wiggles in a bounce castle or on a 15-foot inflatable rock mountain, which formed when an air mattress was stored under tectonic plates. Staff members guide kids through exercise, cooking, and filmmaking classes and adhere to strict safety guidelines to yield a secure play setting. The on-site café fuels romps with a selection of finger foods, drinks, and desserts.
5711 Woodcliff Road
Bowie, MD 20720