Like suntans and long-distance relationships, athletic abilities disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's deal: for $4, you can choose one of four activities—a medium bucket of balls at the driving range (an $8 value), a round of mini golf (up to an $8 value), four batting-cage tokens (an $8 value), or one rookie (child) or adult go-kart race (up to an $8 value)—at Ironbridge Sports Park in Chester.
Ironbridge Sports Park provides a family-friendly cavalcade of spherical pastimes for all ages. Step up to one of the 60 hitting stations at Ironbridge's covered driving range and use it as a springboard to launch a bucketful of 70 dimpled cosmonauts into space (grass tees are also available). Or choose a single colorful ball to guide through the rainbow-kissed miniature-golf course, an 18-hole excursion through perilous obstacles such as water hazards, rocks, and cookie-flinging grandmothers. Aspiring bat-wielders can opt for four tokens (80 pitches total) of baseballs or softballs at the batting cages, with speeds ranging from 35 mph to 80 mph. Bats and helmets are available at no additional charge.
Adrenaline junkies who prefer their spheres flattened can opt for the wheeltastic joy of a go-kart race, either on the adult track ($8) or the junior-sized rookie track ($7). The facility is open year-round, which means swingers, swatters, and speeders can stop by any time their moms say it's okay, providing that they're home for dinner.
Adult-track riders must be 54" and taller to drive; rookie-track riders must be at least 43" tall.
Ironbridge Sports Park
Most miniature golf courses have greens that are actually green, but not Ironbridge Sports Park—the Park's 18-hole course trades the faux-grass for pastel purple, yellow, red, and blue, adding some color to the already whimsical game. The course's vibrant personality extends throughout the park, where guests crack baseballs and softballs in batting cages, dodge phosphorescent bullets in the outdoor laser tag field, and practice parallel parking in go-karts. A two-tiered driving range hosts swing practice across 60 hitting stations, which are covered and heated for year-round use.