The family is the basic unit of society—yet, statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal the extra Arch Deluxe you’ve been saving for all these years. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get an unlimited-ride outing for four at Kiddie Park (up to a $55 total value). Each outing includes the following:
- Four bands for unlimited rides (up to a $12 value each)
- One large popcorn (a $5 value)
- One cotton candy (a $2 value)
You may redeem your bands during multiple visits. Kiddie Park is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voted Best Kid-friendly Park (& Comeback Story) by Current, Kiddie Park—open since 1925—retains the classic rides of days gone by, but has also added new amenities and fresh paint under the park’s new management. Built in 1918, the carousel still spins its equine poles in perfect circular splendor, and the wee ferris wheel rotates children like hot dogs in a warming roller. Most rides are vehicle-based, be they pastel-colored planes swung slowly through the air or silver train cars chugging on their tracks. A popcorn and cotton-candy snack is included, and Kiddie Park also sports a snack bar stocked with other kid-approved edibles.
Though Kiddie Park sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Kiddie Park - San Antonio
In 1925, Kiddie Park first opened its doors, and since then, generations of kids have flocked to the park, and its classic rides. After a renovation in 2009, the grounds were augmented with modern facilities such as a new entrance. The revamping efforts proved fruitful, and the San Antonio Current lauded the facility as the Best Kid-friendly Park (& Comeback Story) in 2010.
Now more than 85 years after its opening, Kiddie Park welcomes visitors for days of fun and nostalgia. A train winds through turns, while a ferris wheel proffers elevated views of the historic grounds and lollipops stuck in visitors' hair. Hand-carved in 1918, the park's flagship Herschell Spillman carousel still beckons visitors aboard its decades-old horses. Elsewhere, a snack bar tempts taste buds with classic treats such as funnel cakes and cotton candy.