Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's deal: for $10, you get two Value-Pak admissions (a $21.50 value) to The Fun Factory on Quebec Avenue.
The Fun Factory encourages kids 10 and younger to caper within the spacious confines of an amusement acropolis: a two-storey, 1,600-square-foot play unit with tunnels, slides, ball pits, and more. For free spirits younger than 3, The Fun Factory features a separate toddler play area studded with a ball pit, slides, and other age-appropriate activities. Today’s Groupon nets buyers two admissions and includes the choice between a game of laser tag in the Lazer Factory or nine tokens for gaming in the arcade. Crafty hiding spots inspire opponents to pounce, like fighters of the hiccups, in the futuristic laser-tag arena, and upbeat music, glow-in-the-dark wall graphics, and a rotating disco ball foster fun in the form of poetic Saturday Night Fever performances. To refuel after a galvanizing afternoon, kids can chow down at the Snack Factory, which doles out homemade and healthy edibles.
As each child enters The Fun Factory, he or she is registered in a tot tracker system and equipped with a bar-coded wristband that corresponds to the wristband of his or her caregiver. Once banded, children cannot leave the premises without matching up with the appropriate adult wristband/bar code and reciting the Code of Hammurabi. See the holiday hours schedule for current playtimes.
The Fun Factory
Beneath a rotating disco ball, marksmen snake through a maze of glowing graphics, blasting opponents with infrared laser beams. After finishing up their five-minute games inside the 1,200-square-foot laser tag arena, sock-clad youngsters between the ages of 3 and 10 can dive into the ball pits, crawl through the tunnels, and glide down the slides of the two-storey play unit. Meanwhile, a separate toddler area accommodates tots with age appropriate ball pits, slides, and picture book adaptations of Sartre’s Being and Nothingness. Elsewhere, visitors can compete in rounds of air hockey and tic-tac-toe in the arcade or reenergize with whole-wheat sandwiches and house-made soups from the snack bar.