Scientists agree that the only reason adults have children is so they have a socially acceptable reason to visit amusement parks, novelty pizza arcades, and movies with Shreks in them. Put some fun in the oven with today's kid-friendly Groupon: for $49, you get a three-class sampler (a $75 value), 10 playspace passes (a $100 value), and class registration (a $50 value) at Kidville, located in Carlsbad (a $225 total value). This deal includes a 30% discount at the Kidville boutique, which may be used toward multiple purchases and is valid until the Groupon expires. Some classes require adult accompaniment, and children younger than 3 must be accompanied by an adult.
A colorful, fun, and educational stomping ground, Kidville encourages children to expand their minds, get out their wiggles, and make new, nonimaginary friends. Babies, toddlers, and children age 6 and younger can choose any three of Kidville's 45- to 60-minute class sessions—including new or repeat classes—which have been carefully designed by early-childhood-development specialists. Four attentive live musicians lead Little Maestros music courses, and three spacey dimensions allow children to build art projects in themselves in energetic Construction Junction courses. My Big Messy Art Class lets children scrawl masterpieces with paints, chalks, and crayons, meaning they won't have to spread their art over freshly painted hallways, furniture, or dad's forehead. Classes vary at each location, so check the schedule beforehand.
This deal also includes 10 passes to Kidville's state-of-the-art indoor playspace, where rugrats can expend energy by running and climbing. Kidville’s annual registration fee is included in the price of this Groupon, and registration remains active for a full year; Groupon buyers also receive a 30% discount at the Kidville toy-and-fashion boutique.
If Kidville were a real city, it would be pretty fun place to live—it's outfitted with a rock-climbing wall, a theater, a hardwood-floored dance studio, and a tumbling gym. Notably, each fixture is slightly shrunken to suit the city's denizens: kids ages six and younger. Tots roam freely through the play complex during open play time, and learn in a more structured way during enrichment classes on topics from art to athletics. Meanwhile, the center hosts birthday parties with themes from dinosaurs to treasure hunting, a more fun party activity than waiting for treasure to hunt you.