The kids won’t even know what to do with all this excitement!


Arcades, rides and every game you can imagine! Send the kids into overdrive at these over-the-top fun zones!

1. Billy Bob’s Wonderland


This indoor fun land is a one-stop play shop. Challenge the little one to skeeball, or clamber around the ball pit. The arcade has tons of car race games! There’s even a full 18-hole putt putt course and laser tag field!

2. Kids Dominion Family Fun Center


Kids Dominion’s prides itself on above-the-cut arcade prizes, but earning them is still even more exciting! And place changes up its arcade games, so there’s always something new. One of the most popular attractions is the Build-a-Friend workshop, where you can create cute, custom stuffed animals.

You may just meet the Kids Dominion’s mascot, Marty the Bear, and a few of his friends, like SpongeBob or Mike from “Monsters Inc”!

3. Gino’s Pizza Pub


Fuel the kids up with pizza, gelato and an old-time DJ in the 50s-style diner, then let ‘em loose in the arcade! They can rack up tickets at skee ball and other games while you try your luck at trivia night!

4. Valley Worlds of Fun


7 full acres of family entertainment! Valley Worlds of Fun has lots of variety: bowling, archery tag, laser tag and an arcade. They also have rides galore. Join your kiddo on the teacup ride or go on a gentle bumper boat. See who can get highest on the climbing wall!

5. Pump up the Fun


Pump up the Fun is an indoor and outdoor inflatable fun park, full of bounce houses and obstacle courses with giant slides, tunnels and more to leap through. The variety is mind boggling! Water slides and sprayers add to the thrill.

6. JayDee’s Family Fun Center


JayDee’s Family Fun Center squeezes games all over the place— inside and out! Start off with a treasure hunt. The arcade rewards you with prizes, but so does JayDee’s “mine.” Pan for crystals, amethysts and more!

Then, hit the great outdoors. Kids can scramble up the jungle gym or try their luck at the batting cages. For more adventurous sorts, take a spin around the go-kart track. You can also take it easy with mini golf, bumper boats and the gentle water spray park. There’s even a nature zone, which covers topics like rocks, animals, plants, gravity and planets.

7. Southridge Grand Prix & Family Fun Center


Games are just the beginning at this enormous entertainment venue. Southridge’s famous Spinnaker Roller Rink gives your kid 9,500 square feet to burn off energy. They also have extreme laser tag and go-karts for younger and older “drivers.” Or stick to arcade games like car races, air hockey tables, claw machines and even billiards!

8. Par Four Family Entertainment Center


At this attraction, you’ll get plenty of exercise— Par Four’s has a sports theme. The 18-hole mini golf course is long and a little more involved than most putt putt courses, but If your kid has a good time with that, take him to the golf range next.

Swing away stress at the batting cage. Par Four’s machines go all the way up to 85 mph! Want some pointers? Mike Sedberry, a coach renowned for his 5-step hitting system, will get you swinging (both bats and clubs) like a pro.

When the sports wear you out, hit the arcade for racing games, Ms. Pac-Man, pinball and table soccer.

9. Camden Park


Camden Park is a full-on amusement park! Sure, there’s an arcade and a putt putt course— but we bet adventurous little ones will beeline for the rides!

The Rattler drop is a big thrill ride, while the swan paddleboats are more easy-going. The Big and Lil’ Dipper are classic roller coasters— and a little secret: so’s the haunted house! You’ll roll through the spooky scenes on a cart. Even little tots can enjoy the rides. Kiddie Land has lovable classics like merry-go-round horses, hand cars, boats and a “pony cart” ride.

10. Outside-In Climbing Gym and Mountain State Miniature Golf


This little place is a one-stop shop! Start with the Outside-In Climbing Gym’s 35-foot climbing wall, which is designed for newbies and mountain goats alike. The staff can help you with proper technique and bouldering (or just to get off the ground!)

While you’re there, play a round at Mountain State Miniature Golf, which USA Today dubbed one of America’s “Most Unique Miniature Golf Courses.” Why? All 18 holes feature Mountain State characters, attractions and lore.

When you’re through, step on over to the ice-cream bar!

Which attraction is your family going to try?

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This post was last updated on July 28, 2020