Without miniature golf, children would never learn the value of geometry or the easiest way to attack a windmill. Give your kids vital life skills with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of family games at Planet Fun in Shallotte.
Planet Fun's 50,000-square-foot facility encloses a galaxy of black-lit, sound-blasting, light-flashing recreation to entertain family members of all ages. Embark on a mission of pin domination during a game of Constellation Alley bowling, with black-lit alleys equipped with comprehensive scoring systems and 32-inch flat-screen monitors ($1.25–$4/game, $2–$3/shoe rental) to methodically track every strike and cleverly camouflaged 11th pin. Space-themed, two-level laser tag ($6/game) arms imaginative combatants with a score-tracking laser vest and weapon and sets them loose in a double-decker arena of black-lit, futuristic obstacles. Guests fill fun receptors with nine holes of Ocean Quest Cosmic Mini-Golf ($3), amass a trove of tickets from more than 100 redemption and video games in the arcade, or relive their glory days as the school basketball in an inflatable bounce house with two slides.