I have to admit, I thought summer break had completely wore me out as far as finding fun things to do with kids. Just when I thought I’d completely run out of fun things to do with kids, I was invited to visit my local Main Event Entertainment and had a chance to take my family there for an afternoon of fun. It’s always a challenge to find fun things to do the whole family – meaning, things that grown-ups can also enjoy, but I think it’s safe to say that we achieved this yesterday during our visit.
There’s a Main Event location pretty close to my house and I’ve been there quite a few times – for date night, kids’ birthday party, girls’ night out, etc. – each time being a different and equally fun experience. There are tons of activities to take part in and honestly, I still have yet to try them all! On my last trip, I was joined by my hubby and kids, along with some other friends and discovered the absolute perfect ways to keep everyone happy. Here are just 5 fun things we found to do with the kids at Main Event on just about any occasion:
Yes, bowling is always a hit for my family. My husband and my oldest daughter are the super competitive ones. Like, really competitive! My youngest and I are truly in for the fun of it. Partly because we suck at it, but whatever. We had a game going right along with the kids and they gave us a pretty good challenge. Though, in all fairness, they had gutter guards up and Samara got to use that little bowling ball slider thing. One thing I really appreciated, which I don’t see at many bowling centers, was the fact that you can preset which players get the gutter guards and which do not. Unfortunately for me, I was shamed out of using them myself.
While I may not be the best bowler in my family, I must say that I’ve got this laser tag thing down! For me, it’s like this sort of adrenaline rush and even a little bit of a stress reliever for me. Main Event offers a multi-level laser tag facility, complete with glow in the dark pillars in black light, fog, and music – all of which take the game to another level of fun.
If you have older kids, everyone can enjoy the gravity ropes course at Main Event. It comes complete with sky treks and rope bridges to cross, all while suspended high above the game room. It’s great for people with all different athletic abilities, but you must be 48″ or taller to complete it.
I say pizza night just because it’s always the favorite in my family, but Main Event offers dining options for all tastes, including chef-inspired casual dining featuring American classics, a stand-alone pizza café and a full bar. The full-service menu includes appetizers, classic and specialty pizzas, salads, burgers, ribs, steaks and more. Handcrafted pizzas and gelato are served in the pizza café, La Bella’s Pizza. They also offer a full -service bar, including innovative cocktails, a variety of wines, along with local and craft beers.
Last, but definitely not least, Main Event offers an amazing games gallery with over 100 virtual and interactive games for players of all ages and skill levels. This was where my entire family turned into 7 year olds! From skee ball, to basketball, to that time I shamelessly beat my daughter at air hockey, we all had an absolute blast. My highlight this trip was hitting the “jackpot” in the Monopoly arcade game and scoring a record-high 3200 tickets total! Yes, it felt like I was in Vegas! Needless to say, we had quite the time in the prize area.
It’s always a challenge to find fun things to do with the kids, particularly things that grown-ups can also enjoy, but Main Event is the perfect one-stop shop for family fun, lasting memories, and countless hi-five moments.
If you’re looking for some fun things to do with your family, be sure to go to MainEvent.com to find a Main Event Entertainment Center near you!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Main Event. The opinions and text are all mine.