Kids are like records—they're fragile, they're long playing, and once they start repeating it's hard to get them to stop. Let a kid in your life make beautiful music with today's Groupon: for $14, you get one Kids Night Out package (a $28.24 value) at In Play Inc. in Newmarket. Kids Night Out is held every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At In Play Inc.'s weekly Kids Night Out, parents drop off kids ages 4–12 for four hours' worth of food and fun supervised by a staff of watchful grownups at an expansive indoor activity centre. Amateur earthlings flourish in the facility's gargantuan indoor playground, a multihued, multilevelled jungle gym equipped with a zip line, moving tunnels, a punching-bag forest, and beach-ball savannah. Younger children can play in a toddler area tucked away from the main flow of playground traffic, in which pretend toys such as a kitchenette and beauty salon are available for imaginative imaginations.
Junior rock climbers can test their mettle on the centre's rock-climbing wall, a 40-foot long, wide-rather-than-high bank of toeholds perpetually monitored by adult staff members. It rises above a layer of soft mats waiting to cushion any falls. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, bingo, and glow-in-the-dark mini golf on a newly renovated course designed for short-range putting and testing the authenticity of glow-in-the-dark stickers. A movie screening and pizza party round out the action-packed itinerary.