Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of Highlights magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 one-hour open-play sessions at Safari Run in San Mateo. Safari Run provides fun, healthy, and safe entertainment at its multilevel play place, recommended for children ages 4–10. With giant slides and plenty of obstacles to climb on, kids learn to slide, run, and crawl without being chased by a tiger. Check the calendar for open sessions.
With the help of her kids, certified personal trainer Jodi Hamilton-Eichensehr designed a family-friendly playspace celebrating the fun of fitness with games and obstacle courses centered on a giant animal-themed jungle gym. Guarded by a toucan and gorilla, the gym's labyrinthine interior conceals bridges, tunnels, ladders and slides, as well as a trapdoor to the Fountain of Youth. As kids traverse the gym, their bodies covertly enjoy a full cardio workout while building balance, hand-eye coordination, and confidence. Small-group fitness classes teach children about nutrition before building up their appetites with activities such as dashes through the jungle gym or sprints across a running track peppered with hurdles. Jodi also hosts adult classes, which emphasize fun, varied fitness, from cardio to strength training, to build parents' stamina during capture-the-flag tournaments at the office. Staffers also host unforgettable soirees for birthdays, which split guests' time between the jungle gym, party room, and video arcade.
341 N Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, California 94401Get Directions