Without dedicated bonding time, family members grow resentful of one another's bad habits, such as cheating at Monopoly and warming socks in the toaster. Preserve familial unity with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of admission, games, and attractions at The Great Escape in Langley.
At The Great Escape's multilevel indoor playground, kids, families, friends, and parties of up to 400 people discover an oasis of amusement through a lava slide, toddler's area, obstacle courses, bowling, and arcade games. Admission ($8 for ages 3 and younger; $12 for ages 4 and older) garners kids free reign to explore the elaborate, 24-foot tall jungle adventure playground that harbours escapees from other play centres and more than 50 imaginative elements such as a lava drop slide and suspension bridges. 3-D golf lets putters experience the game under the fluorescent glow of black lights ($8 per 9-hole game; $12 per 18-hole game), and the two-storey laser-tag arena sharpens gamers' skills for the impending zombie apocalypse ($8 per person or $18 for three entries). Additional activities include the Air Trek obstacle adventure ($8 per person, $18 for three entries), a 22-foot climbing wall ($6 per person), arcade and redemption games, the aim-testing ballistics zone, and Highway 66 bowling with multiple game-play options. There is no admission fee for adults when a child accompanies each; a $6 admission fee applies per each extra grown-up, the value of which is put on a gift card to be spent at the centre or on bribing wee ones to relinquish use of the slide.