Due to their lack of jobs and their access to abundant supplies of high-calorie play-doh, kids have a lot of energy to burn. Let mini engines rev up with today's Groupon: for $21, you get six open-play passes to Kids Party Central in Santa Rosa (a $42 value). Children aged 12 months or younger and parents are admitted free.
At Kids Party Central, gaggles of children bounce upon inflatable fortresses, glide down air-filled slides, and splash around colorful ball pits in a nearly 6,000-square-foot recreation center. Throughout the week, open-play sessions reserve for public use the facility's many attractions, including floatable forts embellished with soccer balls, pirates, and animated pals from movies such as Cars. Like particularly classy kennels, KPC requires all guests to wear socks. The center also suggests that kids don nylon pants for maximum speed on the slides and that they abstain from duds featuring zippers or hooks that may scratch play surfaces. Adults are welcome to play as well, although those found not keeping an eye on their miniature companions will be put in time out.