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Kids can bounce, jump and play all day at these indoor fun centers. Several feature activities for parents, too, such as relaxing lounges and free wi-fi Internet access. From swimming at indoor waterparks to a round of skee-ball in the arcade, there's plenty the whole family can enjoy together!

Things to remember:

• Call ahead to confirm the open play hours. Many of these attractions also book birthday parties and may not be open to the public during those times.

• Know the rules for bringing outside food (many places don't allow it).

• Socks are required for most jungle gyms, so make sure kids wear them when you visit.

• Pack hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes to keep kids germ-free.

• Don't forget to check the centers' websites for deals & discounts

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Pennsylvania

Arnold’s Family Fun Center
2200 West Dr., Oaks, PA 19456 | Arnoldsffc.com
Cost: $0-$100, points system.
Features: Play center with go-karts, bounce zones, laser tag, duck-pin and wheelchair bowling and amusement rides.

Bette’s Family Fun Center
2971 W. Dutton Mill Rd., Aston, PA 19014 | Bettesfuncenter.com
Cost: $7-$9; two adults per child are FREE.
Features: Kid wonderland with moon bounces, a toddler zone and an arcade with XBOX 360.
Good to Know: You can stay entertained with free Wi-Fi while the kids play.

Boomers Family Fun
1056 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale | Boomersfamilyfun.com
Features: Includes a Bounce zone, sport court, jungle gym and laser tag arena.

Bouncetown
550 Foundry Rd., Suite 104, E. Norriton, PA 19403 | Bouncetowninc.com
Cost: $9.50, open play.
Features: Fun center with giant inflatables and climbing structures.

BounceU
882 Springdale Dr., Exton, PA 19341; 420 Babylon Rd., Horsham, PA 19044; 2221 Cabot Blvd., Suite C, Langhorne, PA 19047; 2395 West Dr., Phoenixville, PA 19460 | Bounceu.com
Cost: $9.95, open play.
Features: Bounce stadium with multiple inflatables​
New in 2014/2015: Mark your calendars for Parents’ Night Out: The first Sat. and third Fri. of each month, drop the kids off for bouncing, a movie, pizza & drinks. While there, they can check out seven new inflatables (think stadiums, slides and a boxing ring), plus the glow-in-the-dark carpets & lighting that enhance the weekly Cosmic Open Bounce.

Bouncing Off The Walls
8919 New Falls Rd., Ste. 8C, Levittown, PA 19054 | Bouncingoffthewalls.com
Cost: $10, 3 & older; $7, 1-2 year olds; $3.50, crawlers; open play admission includes two adult admissions per child.
Features: Play center equipped with mats, balls, toys, moon bounces and adult exercise opportunites.
Good to Know: Frequently holds themed bounces and Special Needs Nights
New in 2014/2015: Under new ownership, this jump zone offers theme nights (like this month’s Superhero Night) and has lowered its prices from $10 to $7.

BucksMont Indoor Sports Center
2278 N. Penn Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440 | Bucksmontisc.com
Features: Indoor sports center offering sport programs for everything from baseball to football and boxing to bubble soccer.
Good to Know: It’s also home to WayCoolYo, the on-site laser maze challenge center and Nerf battle zone.

Chuck E. Cheese
270 W. Swedesford Rd., Berwyn; 911 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown; 1283 E. Lincoln Hwy., Levittown; 1210 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales; 9175 Roosevelt #2, Phila.; 9 Snyder Ave., Phila.; 371 Baltimore Pike, Springfield; 1661 Easton Rd. B-2, Warrington | Chuckecheese.com
Cost: Pay per activity
Features: Arcade games, stage shows and café
Good to know: Download the rewards calendars on the website, complete for good behavior like completing chores and redeem for tokens

Dave & Busters
325 N. Columbus Blvd., Phila.; 1995 Franklin Mills Circle, Phila.; 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting | Daveandbusters.com
Cost: Pricing by point system.
Features: Arcade and prizes, full-service restaurant & bar

Doylestown Rock Gym
3853 Old Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902 | Doylestownrockgym.com
Cost: $12, adults; $10, kids under 12.
Features: Family and youth climbing adventure center with Kid’s Night Out program.

Facenda-Whitaker Lanes
2912 Swede Rd., E. Norriton, PA 19401 | Facendawhitaker.com

Giggleberry Fair
5750 Upper York Rd., Lahaska, PA | Peddlersvillage.com/kids/
Cost: $19.99, All-in-1 Pass
Features: Houses an indoor obstacle course, carousel, arcade and special playzone for kids under 6.
Good to Know: The connected Painted Pony Café serves light meals for the whole family; lockers are available.
New in 2014/2015: This kid-favorite locale has introduced the Giggleberry Gang, a group of cartoon friends who play together. There’s also a brand-new game room with self-serve kiosks and more than 40 games rated “E” for everyone.

Grand Slam USA
11 E. Lancaster Ave., Malvern, PA 19355 | Grandslammalvern.com
Cost: Pay per activity
Features: Sports center with indoor batting cages, a moon bounce, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, arcade and laser tag.
New in 2014/2105: Round up your team and check out the upgraded laser tag and arena at this sports center.

Hands-on House
721 Landis Valley Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 | Handsonhouse.org
Cost: $8.50
Ages: Kids 2-10
Features: Kids’ museum with a play garden and interactive exhibits.

Happy Tymes Family Bowling Center
2071 County Line Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 | Happytymesfun.com
Cost: Pay per activity.
Features: Indoor-outdoor fun center with bowling, a soft play area and an arcade inside.
New in 2014/2015: At this indoor-outdoor venue, you’ll find new arcade games and menu items added to the usual mix.

Jumpers Family Fun Center
5117 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA | Funatjumpers.com
Cost: $8-$9.
Features: A jungle-themed play center with a three-tier soft playground, slides, obstacles, bounces and Little Cub area.

Jumpin Jack’s
777 Schwab Rd., Suite G, Hatfield, PA 19440 | Jumpinjackspa.com
Cost: $10.
Features: Inflatable playground with games, obstacles and slides, with separate Jumpin’ Joey Zone for preschoolers under 4
Good to Know: Once a month, the venue holds Jack’s Sensory Bounce, an event for kids with sensory needs and their family and friends

Jungle Wonder
200-238 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468 | Junglewonder.com
Cost: Pay per activity.
Features: Entertainment center with a soft playground, ball blasts and laser tag.

Just Kidding Play Center
420 Mill St., Suite 206, Bristol, PA 19007 | Justkiddingplaycenter.com
Cost: $8, open play; $6, siblings.
Features: Play center with open play, storytelling and crafts.

Kehler’s Gymnastics & Kids Fun Factory
680 Parkway Dr., Broomall, PA 19008 | Kidsfun.org
Ages: 1-11 years old
Features: Gym with soft playground, rope challenges, rock climbing and gymnastics

Kix & Giggles
9356 Old Bustleton Ave., Phila., PA 19115 | Kixandgiggles.com
Ages: 10 & younger
Features: Play center with jungle gym, rock wall, Foam Forest, climbing net, slides and toddler area
Good to Know: Kids with special needs play for FREE every Wed.

The Little Old House of Make Believe
140 E. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047 | Believeinmakebelieve.com
Cost: $12, open play; $6, siblings.
Features: Costumes, crafts, pirate ships, a room of mirrors and a stage with instruments encourage imaginative play.
New in 2014/2015: With a host of new costumes, including popular Frozen-inspired dress-up, and themed Open Plays with corresponding crafts, activities and props, it’s a new adventure every time kids walk through the doors.

The Little Treehouse
10 W. Gravers Lane, Chestnut Hill, PA 19118 | Treehouseplaycafe.com
Cost: $8.50; ½ price, siblings.
Features: An indoor playground and early learning center equipped with a children’s gym.
Good to Know: You can watch your kids from the café.

Lulu’s Casita
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003 | Luluscasita.com
Cost: $8, first child; $4, additional siblings.
Features: A play area complete with toys, slides, reading nooks and a giant chalkboard
Good to Know: The attached café caters to parents
New in 2014/2015: After recent renovations, this indoor playground and café has a new layout and plenty of extra space. In addition to fresh features like an interactive world map, a touchable construction wall and a train table designed for easy track access, new programs include Pizza Night & BYOB Fridays and the family “El Bruncho” with meet-and-greets with characters from Elmo to Elsa every second Sunday of the month. 

MacDade Bowl
2105 MacDade Blvd., Holmes | Macdadebowl.com
New in 2014/2015: Installing new flat-screen monitors and TVs, this alley also offers the Kids Bowl Free summer program and 8x8 Spring/Summer Program.

Marple Sports Arena
611 S. Park Way, Broomall, PA | Marplesportsarena.com
Features: Sports center with rock wall, moon bounce, jungle gym and open skate.
New in 2014/2015: Adding to the fun, this sports-loving kid’s staple now hosts Friday Night Skate and Family Laser Tag, Wednesday Kidz Bounce, school fundraisers and the official NFL Flag Football program. Other updates include a new catering company at the RinkSide Café (with kids’ meal specials) and Fun Fridays & good grade incentives during the afterschool care program. 

Monkey Joe’s
84 Glocker Way, Pottstown, PA | Monkeyjoes.com/pottstown
Cost: $9.99
Ages: 12 & younger
Features: Play center with inflatable courses and a mini monkey toddler zone.
Good to Know: Kick back in the parents’ lounge.

Monster Mini Golf
1045 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA 19053 | Monsterminigolf.com/fran-pa-feasterville/
Cost: $9, adults; $8, kids.
Features: Creature-themed glow-in-the-dark course with special effects and arcade games

Mr. B's Coffehouse
Calvary Church, 820 Rte. 113, Souderton | Mrbscoffeehouse.com
Ages: Parents and kids 10 & younger
Features: Coffee shop & café with free PlayZone for kids with purchase

Nest
1301 Locust St., Phila., PA 19107 | Nestphilly.com
Cost: $15, family day pass; memberships available
Ages: 6 weeks-6 years old
Features: Three level indoor playground with workshops, classes, open play and family time; child-sized birdhouse with slide; miniature farmers market
New in 2014/2015: Try Little Nest Chefs cooking classes, Cheer Squad movement classes and a Toddler Art sensory class.

North Bowl Lounge 'N Lanes
909 N. 2nd St., Phila. | Northbowlphilly.com
New in 2014/2015: With arcade games, air hockey and menus geared toward kids, this family favorite is set to open a second venue, South Bowl, in South Philly early this year.

Oasis Family Fun Center
35 LaCrue Ave., Glen Mills, PA 19342 | Oasisfamilyfun.com
Cost: Pay per activity; $25, day pass for all attractions.
Features: Fun center with a laser maze, soft playground, foam ball arena, a rock wall and trampoline basketball.

Ozzy’s Family Fun Center
5411 Pottsville Pike, Leesport, PA 19533 | Ozzysffc.com
Cost: Pay per activity.
Features: Indoor-outdoor fun center with indoor entertainment including rock walls, jungle gyms, moon bounces, a sports arena and batting cages.
New in 2014/2015: New Video Batting Cages keep future baseball stars happy year-round. Kids can train indoors with the ProBatter system, where simulated pitchers deliver each strike, with balls coming through holes in the screen. While there, keep an eye out for an updated arcade, coming soon.

Palace Bowling & Entertainment Center
977 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335 | Palacebowling.com
New in 2014/2015: This bowling go-to adds the Junior Bowling Program, a league open to all school ages, into rotation Jan. 2015.

Party Magic
355 Patricia Dr., Warminster, PA 18974 | Partymagic.com
Cost: $10, open bounce.
Features: Play center with inflatable courses, air hockey, foosball and toddler play.
Good to Know: There’s a parent lounge when you need a break.

The Party Train at Joe’s Train Station
21 East St., Feasterville, PA 19053 | Joestrainstation.com
Ages: Kids 2-8.
Features: Hands-on learning and interactive play with trains – electric model train layout, wooden train tables, train dress-up and activities.

The Play Café
934 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 | Theplaycafe.com
Cost: $10, first child; $5, siblings.
Ages: 0-5 years old
Good to Know: There is a separate playzone for pre- and new walkers.
New in 2014/2015: This indoor playground has added a series of new weekly programs, including Open Art Wednesdays, Story Time Thursdays and Friday Sensory Plays, featuring natural materials, feathers, sand and safe water play. 

Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Center
300 Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA 19333 | Playdromebowl.com/devon/index.cfm

Please Touch Museum
4321 Ave. of the Republic, Phila., PA 19131 | Pleasetouchmuseum.org
Cost: $17
Ages: Kids 7 & younger
Features: Two floors of imaginative and role-playing exhibits like City Capers, Flight Fantasy, Roadside Attractions, River Adventures, Wonderland, Centennial Exploration, Liberty Arm & Torch and Dentzel Carousel.
Good to Know: This year, the PTM celebrates its fifth birthday with special events on the 5th of each month.

PNP Family Play Center
53 S. Union Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050 | Pnpfamilyplaycenter.net
Cost: $10, kids 3 & older; $5, adults and kids 1-2.
Features: Inflatable courses and video games.
Good to Know: Free play and walk-ins on Fridays and Saturdays only.

Pump It Up
94 County Line Rd., Suite A, Colmar, PA; 540 E. Union St., West Chester, PA |  Pumpitupparty.com
Features: Inflatable slides, bounces and obstacles for all ages
New in 2014/2015: Adding to the slate of inflatable bounces and rides in Colmar/Chalfont, the Cyclone Blast lets kids go for a spin in a hurricane simulator with wind speeds of up to 78mph. On the programming side, families also enjoy the new Glow Experience, complete with special F/X, laser and glow lights, as well as new and expanded birthday party packages for all days of the week.

Romp N’ Roll
2856 W. Moreland Rd., Willow Grove, PA | Rompnroll.com/willowgrove
Cost: $10, open play; $8, siblings.
Ages: Kids 6 & younger
Features: A movement, art and music enrichment center with an indoor playground
New in 2014/2015: Under new management, this indoor playground has eschewed member contracts. Now with no long-term commitment, families can enroll kids or the whole clan for classes and unlimited access to the Open Gym. Non-members can partake in the Open Gym sessions with multi-visit punch cards.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Parks
10 Conchester Rd., Glen Mills, PA 19342; 45 Runway Rd., Levittown, PA; 122 Mill Rd. B-250, Oaks, PA 19456 | Skyzone.com
Cost: $12-$24, depending on length of open jump.
Features: An indoor trampoline park with all-trampoline, walled playing courts, a Foam Zone, 3D dodgeball, SkySlam basketball and fitness classes.
New in 2014/2015: Opened in August 2014, the Levittown location of this wall-to-wall trampoline park offers programming for all ages, including Open Jump, Foam Zone, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkyRobics, SkySlam basketball, Toddler Time and weekly age-divided nights (Jumpalooza, Sky Jam and SkyMania) to sample all the entertainment. The Glen Mills venue now offers all the same programming as the new location.

Smith Memorial Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Dr., Phila., PA 19121 | Smithkidsplayplace.org
Cost: FREE
Ages: 10 & younger
Features: A multi-story mansion with toys, nooks and a life-size dollhouse.
Good to Know: There is an attached six-acre outdoor playground open April through Oct.

Split Rock Resort & H20000hh! Indoor Waterpark
100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony, PA 18624 | Splitrockresort.com
Cost: $16-$26.
Features: An indoor waterpark with attractions for all ages, including designated play areas for smaller swimmers.

Sports Zone
1065 Industrial Blvd., Southampton, PA 18966 | Thesportszone.info
Cost: Pay per activity
Features: Indoor batting cages, rock walls, virtual reality games and little-kid centric play spots. 
New in 2014/2015: The sport activity-training program Sportacular builds skills in a noncompetitive environment through one-hour training sessions.

Ultrazone
4201 Neshaminy Blvd, Suite 130, Bensalem, PA 19020 | Myultrazone.net
Features: Entertainment center with an extensive video arcade, a kid zone and one of the largest laser tag arenas on the east coast.

Vertical Extreme
462 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335 | Verticalextreme.com
Cost: $12, day pass.
Features: Rock climbing center for all ages with walls as high as 45 feet.
New in 2014/2015: While parents used to have to hold the ropes for their kids’ climbing adventures, this indoor rock climbing center now uses auto belay systems for the climbing walls and challenge courses, letting parents step back from the action. If your kids can’t get enough climbing, try the new competitive climbing team or after-school climbing club.

Wynnewood Lanes
2228 Haverford Rd., Ste. 1, Ardmore, PA 19003 | Wynnewoodlanes.com

 

South Jersey

30 Strikes
501 S. White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084 | 30strikes.com

Bounce Party Play
120 E. Kings Hwy., Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052
Cost: $8.95, open bounce.
Features: Inflatable playground with 24-foot-high slide, 70-foot obstacle course and assorted bounce houses.

Coco Key Water Resort
915 Rte. 73, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 | Mtlaurelcocokey.com
Cost: $32.99, at the door; $27.99, in advance online.
Features: The largest indoor water resort in Jersey includes rafts, body slides, lazy rivers and a dip-in section for guppy-sized swimmers.
Good to Know: The resort is attached to The Hotel ML.

Deptford Skating & Family Fun Center
510 Deptford Ave., Westville | Intsports.com/deptford/default.asp
New in 2014/2015: With a new initiative to become a stronger, more active presence in the community, the venue has begun to work with local Girl Scout troops. On the heels of the recent Skate and Donate event that benefitted a local food kitchen, upcoming Scout-adjacent events include Feb.’s Sleepover Camp-In, complete with social activities including s’mores making and a pajama runway.

Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Hwy., Maple Shade, NJ 08052 | Eliteclimbing.com
Cost: $9-$15, day pass.
Features: Rock gym with dedicated bouldering and top roping equipment for all levels of expertise.
Good to Know: Introduce kids to the sport with the weekly Friday Night Kids Club or join them on the wall with a Family Rock Climbing Package.

The Funplex
3320 Rte. 38, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 | Thefunplex.com
Cost: Wristband pricing or pay per activity.
Features: With a seasonal outdoor component to the amusement center, indoor features include bowling, bumper cars, go-karts, motion simulators, a 4D ride, laser runner and Foam Frenzy.

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 | Discoverymuseum.com
Cost: $12.95.
Features: Imaginative play is on display with interactive exhibits like a Flyers Mini-Rink, 6ABC Action News Center, Down the Shore experience, climbing wall, Dinosaurium and Farmers Market.
New in 2014/2015: The museum ushered in the reopening of the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper Exhibit. Helping to relieve anxiety kids may have about medical care and hospital visits, the remodeled display includes an ambulance, X-ray body puzzle, stitching station and newborn nursery.

International Sports, Skating & Fun Centre
600 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; 510 Deptford Ave., Westville, NJ 08093; 1 Hovtech Blvd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 | Intsports.com
Features: Entertainment area with a FunZone jungle, roller rink and sports center.
Good to Know: Some features vary from location to location.

Jellybean Jungle 
230 N. Maple Ave., Marlton, NJ 08053 | Jellybean-jungle.com
Cost: $9, kids 1-5; $4.25, kids under 1.
Ages: 5 & younger.
Features: Imaginative play is at work with climbing mazes, a jungle theater, pirate ship and carnival center.
New in 2014/2015: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this indoor playground in Jan. 2015 with $2 off admission price, free coffee and bagels on Funday Mondays and mismatched socks & crazy hairdos on Wacky Wednesdays. Year-round, enjoy the updated Magic Carpet Room, an interactive digital room with floor activities designed to get kids moving. All facilities are certified germ-free by EVO8, a product that eliminates germs and bacteria on contact.

Laurel Lanes
2825 Rte. 73 S., Maple Shade, NJ 08052 | Laurellanesnj.com

Little Sport
121 E. Kings Hwy., Unit 204, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 | Littlesport.net
Cost: $9.95, kids; $4.95, crawlers; FREE, adults and babies not yet crawling.
Ages: 6 & younger.
Features: Play arena with horse swings, ball drop room, soft block area, climbing wall, basketball hoops, multi-sport net cages and tiny tot’s cove.

My Little Adventures
3163 Marne Hwy., Mount Laurel | Mylittleadventures.com
Ages: Young children
Cost: $7.50 per child, $4 sibling
Features: Climbing structures, slides, soft toys, Lilypad Café & classes
Good to know: Check website calendar for discount days & specials

Pinsetter Bowl
7111 Maple Ave., Merchantville, NJ 08110 | Pinsetterbowl.com
Good to Know: Families with kids welcome to bowl until 8pm.

Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Center
1536 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 | Playdromebowl.com

Pump It Up
8 E. Stow Rd., Suite 160, Marlton, NJ 08053 | Pumpitupparty.com
Features: Inflatable slides, bounces and obstacles for all ages

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park
535 N. Rte. 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 | Saharasams.com
Cost: $34.95; $29.95, in advance online.
Features: This indoor-outdoor venue houses a surfing simulator, warming tub, lazy river, obstacle course, water basketball and body, tube and family slides.
New in 2014/2015: In the 3,000-sq.-foot, fully remodeled lobby arcade, families can take advantage of new games, redemption prizes and specials for a full day of fun (with no admission fee). New birthday party options include specialty themes like a Foam party, cook-your-own pizza party and “Waffles and Waves” party.

Sports & More
1855 Hurffville Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080 | Sportsandmorefun.com
Features: Sports center with basketball courts, tumble tracks, an obstacle course and children’s gym.

Stratosphere
5 Mary Way, Hainesport, NJ 08036 | Hainesporttrampolinepark.com
Cost: $10-$22, depending on length of jump.
Features: Wall-to-wall trampolines with a foam pit, dodge ball arena and a separate area for little ones to jump safely.

Tilt Studio
1580 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ 08043 | Tiltstudio.com/voorhees-nj/
Cost: Pay per activity; play card passes.
Features: Fun center with a ball pit, soft play center, black light mini-golf, mini bowling, rides and arcade games.
New in 2014/2015: This family zone added more entertainment to the mix with Swarm, an alien game using theater-quality 3D glasses; Let’s Go Jungle, a two-player sit-down game; and Laser Frenzy, a Mission Impossible-like indoor laser maze where you’ll have to go over, under and around the beams.

Westbrook Family Bowling Center
1 Creek Rd., Brooklawn, NJ 08030 | Westbrooklanes.com

 

Delaware

Bowlerama
3031 New Castle Ave., New Castle, DE 19720 | Bowlerama.us

Chuck E. Cheese
1275 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover; 3601 Silverside Rd., Wilmington | Chuckecheese.com
Cost: Pay per activity
Features: Arcade games, stage shows and café
Good to know: Download the rewards calendars on the website, complete for good behavior like completing chores and redeem for tokens

Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison St., Wilmington, DE 19801 | Delawarechildrensmuseum.org
Cost: $12.
Features: With a focus on science, math and technology, museum exhibits include the Stratosphere structure, kid-operated ATM and constant studio and family programs.
New in 2014/2015: With reduced admission prices (from $12 to $8.75) and extended hours on Fri. & Sat. (10am-8pm), there are plenty of opportunities to explore the museum’s new additions, including a permanent Touch Tank Aquarium with sharks and rays and, through March 29 2015, a Sensory Play Area and Block Party. Arrrgh you ready for more? Fri. & Sat. nights come for themed activities and treasure hunts during “Pirates Ahoy!”

Dover Skating Center
2201 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover | Doverskatecenter.com
New in 2014/2015: With weekly Family Nights, Tot Skates and Teen Nights, this roller skating rink is a kid-favorite. This popular party place now has a new birthday party area, plus a video game arcade to keep all ages busy when they need a break from their wheels.

First State Lanes
25 Kiwanis Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802 | Firststatelanes.com

Hullabaloo Amusement Center
44 Foxhunt Drive, Bear, DE 19701 | Hullabalooac.com
Cost: $8-$10; FREE, adults and infants 9 months and younger.
Features: Fun center with ball guns, climbing walls, a soft-play toddler area, an art room with chalkboard & dry erase walls and the opportunity to build your own stuffed animal.
New in 2014/2015: This soft-play center continues to add new aspects of entertainment to its roster of family fun. In the past year, it has introduced a quick-favorite moon bounce, expanded the arcade’s game selection and redemption options and reduced its birthday-package pricing.  

Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix
4060 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720 | Midatlanticgrandprix.com
Ages: 8 & older.
Cost: $20, arrive & drive.
Features: Go-kart racetrack for kids and adults.
Good to know: Junior and adult drivers don’t drive at the same time; all safety equipment provided; all first-time drivers must sit through a short safety briefing.

Mid-County Bowling & Entertainment Center
875 N. Broad St., Middletown, DE 19709 | Midcountylanes.com

Pleasant Hill Lanes
1001 W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804 | Pleasanthilllanes.com

Port Discovery
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 | Portdiscovery.org
Cost: $14.50; FREE, kids under 2.
Ages: 10 & younger.
Features: Interactive kids’ museum with exhibits where they must decipher hieroglyphics to find the pharaoh’s tomb, climb through a three-story urban treehouse, use clues to solve cases and cross a rope bridge.
New in 2014/2015: Families have through Feb. 1 to swing with Curious George in the Let’s Get Curious exhibit, where themed activities teach science, math and engineering concepts. Come back Feb. 14 through Sept. 20 for the Lego Castle Adventure, where kids explore the castle, launch a catapult and build with the classic bricks.

Pump It Up
103 S. James St., Newport, DE 19804 | Pumpitupparty.com
Features: Inflatable slides, bounces and obstacles for all ages

Seaford Bowling Lanes
1023 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 | Seafordbowlinglanes.weebly.com/

Sky Zone
211 Executive Dr., Newark | Skyzone.com/newark

Stratosphere
510 Justison St., Wilmington | Wilmingtontrampolinepark.com
New in 2014/2015: Opened in May 2014, this wall-to-wall trampoline playground gets kids jumping for joy in the all-ages main arena (complete with trampoline grid and tumble tracks), dodgeball arena, Hubble Bubble stunt deck platform, a Velcro Wall and Aeroball, where jumpers try to get a ball in the goal. Non-jumping fun includes a laser maze obstacle course, climbing speed wall, mechanical bull, hurricane simulator and arcade.

Vince’s Sports Center
14 Gender Rd., Newark, DE 19713 | Vincessports.com
Cost: Pay per activity.
Features: Fun center with play park, tubes, slides, ball pits, batting cages and arcade games.
Good to Know: In the warmer months, there’s an outdoor golf house.

Xbos Family Fun Center
456-D W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, DE 19977 | Xbos.com
Cost: Pay per activity.
Features: Entertainment center with moon bounces, obstacle courses, jungle gyms and family bowling.

 

Dec 17, 2010 02:13 pm
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A kids' Halloween playlist, plus kindie from Little Miss Ann, the Billy Jonas Band and more

Birthday Parties for Every Budget

Birthday Parties for Every Budget

Philadelphia-area kids birthday party ideas for budgets ranging from under $50 to over $200. Plus: Budget ideas for food, favors, invitations and decorations.

The Birthday Trip

The Birthday Trip

The birthday trip is a festive alternative to a kids birthday party

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More on this topic »Meet a MetroKids Mom

MK Mom Mindy DeLisi

MK Mom Mindy DeLisi

An MK reader and mom of three fills us in on her family faves.

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More on this topic »Goods

Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping

A strategy to score the best Black Friday deals, both online and in the stores. Plus, shopping apps

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More on this topic »MomSpeak

A Shelter Cat Finds a Forever Home

A Shelter Cat Finds a Forever Home

Mommy blogger EJ Curran adopts a rescue cat.

Alphabet exercises as easy as ABC!

Alphabet exercises as easy as ABC!

Most kids need repeated exposure to learn the alphabet. Here are ways parents can reinforce ABC learning.

Meds That Mom Gives You… Worth It At All?

Meds That Mom Gives You… Worth It At All?

Blogger M.B. Sanok describes the difficult tradeoff parents face in medicating a child with special needs.

The 7 Wonders of Parenthood

The 7 Wonders of Parenthood

The pyramids have nothing on mom blogger Stephanie Glover's amazing (but recognizable) mom moments.

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More on this topic »Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: December 23, 2014

Weekend Planner: December 23, 2014

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Dec. 23-Dec. 28, 2014.