In addition to providing recreational enjoyment, riding in go-karts and playing miniature golf are excellent ways to prepare children for a future filled with high-speed car chases and malevolent windmills. Ready children for the whimsical challenges of the real world with this Groupon.
$13 for a 110-Point Value Card for Rides and Attractions ($25.99 value)
Families share value packages to gain access to indoor activities such as classic bumper cars (22 points) or a Max Flight roller-coaster simulator (28 points) that re-creates the thrills of a fast-moving ride. The Tukwila location boasts safe, outdoor kiddie cars for ages 3 and younger (12 points) and the outdoor Screamin' Swing (22 points) sends riders flying through the sky at 60 miles per hour or launches water balloons at rival block parties.
Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle's Restaurant
From three locations, Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle's Restaurant foster lifelong memories for kids and their caretakers as they bond over bouts of miniature golf, laser-tag shootouts, and bumper-car derbies. Visitors taller than 58 inches challenge each other to go-kart races, while smaller thrill seekers practice Napoleonic siege techniques at the indoor fun fortress. Outside, human slingshots hurl visitors safely through the air in harnessed flights, and indoor rollercoaster simulators re-create the twists and turns of amusement-park rides or malfunctioning monorails. After perfecting swings at 18 holes of mini golf or 25-pitch batting cages, visitors chow down at the Bullwinkle-themed restaurant, feasting on crowd-pleasing park fare such as pizza, burgers, salads, wraps, and corn dogs. Attractions vary by location. Valid only at the Tukwila and Edmonds locations.
"Write your parking spot on your kid's forehead," and other (actual) amusement park tips from those with the most experience: theme park workers.