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Treat the kids to a royal adventure at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA! A premier family theme park since 1963, Dutch Wonderland is a must-do for families in the Mid-Atlantic region. Chances are, you went as a child and are excited to share this experience with your own children. Now's the time to do it - with this very special deal from CertifiKID! For $12 Off the Regular Price of Royalty Single Day Admission, you can take your whole family on a journey full of magical moments any day during the 2019 summer season. Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to introduce young children to amusement park FUN and has plenty for kids in a wide range of ages. With over 35 fun-filled rides, attractions and shows, Dutch Wonderland is truly “A Kingdom for Kids!”  Bright, clean, and well maintained, Dutch Wonderland offers kid-centric rides like: Panda Party The Wonder Whip Choo Choo Charlie Skyfighter Dutch Wonderland also has tons of rides the whole family can enjoy together. Family rides like: Double Splash Flume Turtle Whirl Bumper Cars Bon Voyage Balloon Chase And JUST OPENED LAST YEAR! Merlin’s Mayhem - Dutch Wonderland's first suspended family roller coaster! Check it out here: Be sure to pack your swimsuits and beat the summer heat by cooling off in Duke’s Lagoon water play area (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day). It’s an oasis of summer fun for kids of all ages! Duke’s Lagoon is a fun tropical island themed water play area featuring kid-sized slides, tipping buckets, bubblers and more. Plus, there are plenty of shaded areas and seating. Round out your family adventure with a trek to Exploration Island where dinosaurs come to life or enjoy live entertainment and shows including: High diving stunts with A Dragon’s Tale and Adventures of the Frog Prince Theatrical productions like A Royal Fiasco!, Kingdom Celebration, and Beyond the Castle Walls  Storytime with Princess Brooke Meet and Greets with Dutch Wonderland's Royal Friends To map out a plan for the best possible experience for your family, click HERE. All that play works up an appetite, and Dutch Wonderland has something for every craving. Dutch Wonderland features an array of quick-service restaurants, snack stops (including Auntie Anne's and Dole Whips!), and also has a sit-down restaurant called Merlin's where they host character breakfasts on select days! Make more than a day out of it with a stay at Old Mill Stream Campground at Dutch Wonderland or one of the many Lancaster area, family-friendly hotels. You’ll leave wondering why you hadn't been before and when you’ll have time to go back! 
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I SCREAM, You SCREAM, We All SCREAM for ICE CREAM!  Welcome to the Turkey Hill Experience! Located between York and Lancaster, PA - a great day trip for all of us in the DC Metro and Baltimore areas - the 26,000 square foot Turkey Hill Experience is a true shrine to ice cream.  Brought to you by Turkey Hill (the same folks who churn ice cream and brew iced tea), the Turkey Hill Experience gives visitors a peek at the 80-year-old Lancaster County ice cream maker and the unique heritage and culture of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Immerse yourself in Turkey Hill as you walk through the super fun, child-friendly, interactive exhibits that bring Turkey Hill’s story to life. Become a Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream maker. Milk a mechanical cow. "Drive" a milk truck. Create your own virtual ice cream flavor and packaging and then record your own Turkey Hill commercial... and even take a “tea personality” test.  Oh - did we forget to mention that all Turkey Hill Experience visitors receive UNLIMITED FREE ICE CREAM SAMPLES?! You’ll be having ice cream dreams…more reason to stay overnight and visit again the next day! Check out these OVERNIGHT deals at nearby Eden Resort or Fulton Steamboat Inn.
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At Adventure Aquarium, patrons can not only look at sharks in a tank, but be surrounded by them. The Shark Realm exhibit allows visitors access to a 40-foot shark tunnel that houses over 25 sharks, such as sand tiger sharks and sandbar sharks all within a 550,000-gallon tank. Guests can also visit the Ocean Realm exhibit to watch as the featured 7-foot great hammerhead shark swims through a 760,000-gallon tank. Of course, Adventure Aquarium also houses a wide variety of marine animals. Penguins swim and waddle around Little Blue Beach, and the Nile Hippos can be seen at the aquarium's Hippo Haven, where visitors marvel as they plunge into the water and swim right up to the glass. What membership includes: Discounted parking every visit Invitations to exclusive members-only events 10% discount at The Gift Shop, H2O Photo, and Marketplace Caf\u00E9 10% discount on encounters per membership Adult tickets valid for customers ages 13+; child tickets valid for customers ages 2–12 Free admission for children under 2 Click here to view the calendar for upcoming events
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See the Nation's Capital in a whole new way! Experience The Observation Deck - a 360° panoramic view of the city’s most majestic monuments, famous landmarks and natural beauty. The Observation Deck, located across the Potomac in Arlington, is the only place where you can take in the full grandeur of the D.C. metropolis....from the 32nd story! Wander through their sleek 12,000-square-foot space, gaze out their floor-to-ceiling windows and get a new perspective on the nation’s capital - from the old-world charm of Georgetown to the soaring Washington Monument to the emerald green banks of the Potomac itself. Go even higher and venture out onto the open-air terrace for a stellar views of the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery.  Interactive touch-screen displays throughout the gallery allow you to tap and scroll your way to a deeper understanding of buildings and monuments you’re observing. Gain new perspectives with state-of-the-art, multi-sided holographic displays and watch as historical figures come to life to tell their personal stories. You’ll walk away with a whole new awareness of the history and culture that surround you. Don't miss the thrill of HoverDC, an immersive, airborne adventure that will have you soaring 10,000 feet above some of the most breathtaking sites in DC. Feel the wind in your face and the engines revving in this top-down experience, taking you on a journey through restricted airspace over one extraordinary landmark to the next.   Grab this special CertifiKID offer for up to 46% off tickets - valid any day of the week! Perfect for a family day trip to DC or as a way to wow your out-of-town guests. While there, take advantage of The Ultimate Photo Op with their special BriziCam technology. Use your smartphone to access a perfectly-positioned camera vantage point as you stand by one of the nation's most recognizable monuments and trigger a free professional-quality photo to share. Order a bite from the on-site Cafe that celebrates the vibrant and multicultural food scene of DC and its surrounding area. Or take in the view while enjoying some bubbly at The View, the Deck's BRAND NEW Champagne Bar.
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Have fun with a friend or family member while supporting a great cause and get some exercise while you're at it! Join ​The Great Amazing Race, America's Most Exciting Family-Friendly Adventure Race at one of their many upcoming events this spring! More fun than a 5K, you and your teammate will exercise your brain AND your body! Inspired by THE AMAZING RACE television show, 2-person teams race around a 1.5 mile cross country course completing a string of fun-filled physical and mental challenges. Instruction cards provided at each station describes a task that each team must complete before proceeding to the next challenge station. Teams compete against similar aged teams and strive to arrive at the finish line with fastest overall time to be declared the winners.  Choose your partner wisely because this race is all about the TEAMWORK. Be prepared to get a little dirty and wet - it's all part of the fun! Walk, jog, run - this challenge is open to participants ages 4+ at any skill level. Any team combo is allowed - adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid (1st grade and older). Teams will be sent out in timed waves every 10 minutes with kid-only teams going first, adult/kid teams second and adult/adult teams third. There are two courses to choose from: Recreation Course: for those who prefer to go at a leisurely pace. Competitive Course: for those who prefer a challenge and are physically active. Bonus: Up your chances of winning by donating two used pairs of sneakers for pediatric cancer and receive a free 2 minute time-saver token. (Max of 1 token per team.) This event partners with Max Cure Foundation, an organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the youngest cancer patients and their families. For specific locations and event information, click HERE.
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There’s a reason Old MacDonald is one of the most beloved song of the toddler years: little kids love animals. At Paws Discovery Farm, you will cross paths with over 80 different kinds of animals. From feathers to scales, they have it all! For hands-on animal education, bring your family to Paws Discovery Farm! \u200B Established in 1979 during the renovation of the Darnell Family Farmstead, Paws Discovery Farm provides a unique learning experience for adults and children. Visitors can explore nature trails, enjoy award winning gardens, and learn about live animals. Paws Discovery Farm features indoor and outdoor adventure opportunities. Visitors can hike the nature trail, visit the barnyard animals, explore the play structures and test imaginations in our hands-on, minds-on Discovery Barn. There are spacious picnic areas, play structures, indoor exhibits, and even an enchanting butterfly garden! The farm is home to pigs, tortoises, hedgehogs, and other small woodland and farm animals that can be seen up close. Paws Discovery Farm also provides a loving home to many animal exhibits, outdoor play areas and a petting zoo. Families are encouraged to interact with live animal shows and encounters with our very own Discovery Farm Theatre Players.
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Smile. Snap. Magic. Every milestone and event in our lives is only here for a small time, so let's make sure we can stop time and remember every smile, laugh, tears and more with beautiful, captivating photos from All Dolled Up Photography. All Dolled Up Photography specializes in natural light, emphasizing clean and bright photography while enhancing photographs with a pop of color. This offer is for a super unique and memorable portrait session at Bethany Beach in Delaware! This exclusive beach petite portrait session for up to five people ($10 per additional person) will take place on the Boardwalk, pier or beach and will last approximately 30 minutes. Capture the beauty of your family against the calming backdrop of the sea. Your portrait session will be a one of a kind experience that will gladden your heart and warm your soul with memories to last a lifetime. Each portrait package includes 7 high resolution digital files, all hand-edited, making sure you receive the very best. Your portraits arrive via an online gallery, which can be downloaded and shared with family and friends.
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At any given moment, 150,000 gallons of water are churning through CoCo Key Water Resort, fueling the nearly 1,000 feet of water slides weaving through the 55,000-square-foot indoor water park attached to the Hotel ML. On the slide Shark Slam, patrons plummet four stories, and on the Dip-In Theater little ones gently glide into a one-foot wading pool. Kids of all ages scale Parrot's Perch, firing water cannons across the colorful jungle gym and drenching playmates with buckets of water. Adults can take a relaxing approach to their day at the park and drift down the 300-foot lazy river or soak in the kid-free indoor and outdoor whirlpools. Out of the water, the play-till-you-win Key Quest Arcade guarantees each gamer a victory on high-profile games, such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. The water park also houses three on-site eateries and a full-service bar.
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SplashLab Arts seems to be the perfect place for a budding artist. Its instructors give students a great amount of freedom to explore... but are ready to step in when help is needed. What's more, the place is not restrained to just one age group - both babies, kids, and adults get the chance to awaken their inner Picasso. For those who seek something different than standard classes, the place offers birthday parties, paint nights, summer camps, and after-school sessions.
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Bowlero and Brunswick Zone provide visitors a striking spin on bowling, laser tag, and epic eats. Each location features bowling lanes decked out with black lights, plush lounge seats, and HD video walls that help take one’s game to a whole new level. They also sport a state-of-the-art arcade along with multi-player laser tag challenges at select locations. The nationally-recognized menu, meanwhile, comes stuffed with everything from oversized shareables to classic burgers and sandwiches each with their own Bowlero and Brunswick Zone spin. $25 Arcade Game Card (50-Credits) More Points | Bonus Levels | Extra Lives Roll into the arcade for stunning HD graphics, interactive dreamscapes, and good old-fashioned carnival-inspired fun. Charge up an arcade card, press start, and let the exciting entertainment come to life amid domed screens and intense 4-D adventures. Some of the favorites include: World’s Largest Pac-Man The Walking Dead Mario Kart DX Giant Connect Four NBA Hoops Basketball Variety of games will vary based on the location.
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Visitors can enjoy Philly’s ultimate winter wonderland with an Olympic sized ice skating rink on the Waterfront Outdoor skating Valid Monday–Thursday any session, Friday 1–4:30 p.m. and Saturday or Sunday from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or from 1–2:30 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase
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Philadelphia Rock Gyms has been challenging climbers of all skill levels since 1994, with 2,000 square feet of climbing terrain, 1,500 square feet of bouldering plains, and more than 30 top ropes. Initiates to the vertical sport can get the hang of climbing basics during the gym’s variety of lessons, which impart skills such as proper technique and the ability to tell which rocks open a supervillain's secret lair. First-time participants receive a free two-week membership trial to practice the climbing skills they learned and try new climbs. The gym also features a variety of team-building opportunities and private room rentals, as well as a pro shop that outfits patrons with the proper climbing equipment available for rent or purchase. Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this voucher. First-time climbers learn basic climbing movements as well as how to operate safety ropes and bouldering safety techniques in a one-hour class. Then, climbers practice skills on their own with the included equipment rental and day pass. First-time buyers will also receive a free two-week membership trial after their first lesson. Parents will learn how to use the safety ropes during a safety lesson so the whole family can enjoy all-day access to the gym’s climbing terrain, with rental equipment included. A two week free membership trial is included for first-time buyers, giving participants access to the gym where they can practice the climbing skills taught in the introduction. Children aged 16 or 17 can participate in a safety lesson as adults with a waiver signed by their legal guardian.
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Solve riddles and clues in order to escape from the Case Closed room, the 1970s-themed Mojo Room, or an art gallery—all within an hour.
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It's no secret that kids possess boundless amounts of energy. Fortunately, Deptford Skating and Fun Center exists to keep even the most rambunctious little ones occupied. Start at the indoor roller-skating rink, where you can skate to the latest tunes. From there, refuel at the Roll-In Café with pizza and loaded french fries. Next up is the Funzone, a 16-foot-high indoor jungle gym and play structure that pairs nicely with the giant inflatable slides and bounce houses. Then you can round out your day with a spin around the arcade.
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Philadelphia’s largest arthropod collection offers interactive exhibits and tours. What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are proud to be Philadelphia’s newest science museum and to showcase one of the most diverse living arthropod collections in the United States. With two floors of new museum exhibits, a 7,000 square foot tropical butterfly pavilion, and educational programming, we offer a unique and interactive experience for all to enjoy. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? This museum was started to teach people about fascinating creatures they might otherwise overlook. We are fully committed to educating the public about the environmental importance of arthropods. Our community events, classes, and free programs help us to teach individuals about the ecology of the most important group of animals in the world: insects! What do you love most about your job? It’s nice to work in a place where people come in happy and leave happier. Often visitors are taking a family trip, a school trip, or a break from work. People here are in a good mood and excited to see things they have never seen before. It’s the next best thing to sitting in the international arrivals gate at the airport and watching people’s reactions to being reunited with loved ones. What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? People say “thank you” a lot as they leave. It makes all of us here very happy to know that the hard work we put in does not go unnoticed. We also get a fair number of kids who start crying when it’s time to leave the butterfly pavilion. I don’t like seeing kids cry but it’s nice to know they liked it that much.
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Tufas Boulder Lounge provides the Philadelphia area with an indoor rock climbing gym with over 5,500 sq/ft of climbing terrain. This climbing experience was designed with both beginner and advanced climbers in mind, and has an additional 1,500 sq/ft of climbing-specific training and general fitness areas available. There are also introductory to climbing and yoga courses available with Junior, Teen, and Recreational Climbing Clubs for young, aspiring climbers. Indoor climbing What’s included in the Intro to Bouldering Package: One hour of instruction Shoe and climbing equipment rental Full access to the facility for the remainder of the day Appropriate for skill levels: beginner to intermediate Length of lesson: one hour
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After twenty years as a Master of Bubbles, in 2007 Fan Yang brought his unique brand of bubble artistry to the Big Apple and has since wowed bubble lovers of all ages. The Gazillion Bubble Show  is truly is a family affair for Fan: his wife Ana, son Deni, daughter Melody, and brother Jano all can be found on stage in New York and around the world performing their bubble magic. Audiences are delighted with an unbubblievable experience, awashed with a bubble tide, and some even find themselves INSIDE a bubble. Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again.    BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND PLAN AN UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY WEEKEND IN NEW YORK CITY!  The Gazillion Bubble show's  appeal extends well beyond the stage, including appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Dave Letterman Show", "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly", The Ellen Degeneres Show", "Fox and Friends", "The View", "CBS Sunday Morning", "The Today Show", FOX, NBC, ABC, CW11 as well as television stations all around the world. "It is simply UNBUBBLIEVABLE!" The Gazillion Bubble Show...."It will BLOW your mind!!!"  
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Beginning March 30, 2019... If you have a train lover in your house, we have the PERFECT day trip for you! Tucked away in the countryside in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is a hidden gem dedicated to the world of TOY TRAINS... Located just a little over an hour outside Philadelphia, less than 2 hours from Baltimore, and less than 3 hours from the Washington, DC area, National Toy Train Museum is a mecca for toy train lovers of ALL ages! Dedicated to the history and preservation of toy trains, the Museum is designed to satisfy the serious collector, as well as the young enthusiast. Designed like an old-time train station, the Museum features the latest in exhibits and LED lighting and features: A massive toy train collection featuring models from the 1800's to the present. Seven operating, interactive train layouts in G, Standard, O, S, HO Gauges, a LEGO™ layout and a replica of a department store layout dating back to 1959. All of the layouts are designed to be kid friendly with the main features at eye level.  Visitors of all ages will be captivated by the expansive layouts and wide variety of interactive accessories and controls. With literally thousands of toy train cars to pick from, old or new, steam or diesel or electric, large or small scale, metal or plastic, you simply have to see them in person to appreciate the magnitude of the collection. Strasburg is known as "Train City" because it is also the home to the historic Strasburg Rail Road, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Choo Choo Barn. You can spend an entire day here enjoying trains of all kinds! Quaint downtown Strasburg, historic Lancaster City, Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch attractions, and nearby shopping outlets make this a great trip for the whole family! Check out this video to see the fun that awaits your train lover at National Toy Train Museum! <br />
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Oil stains, acrid gasoline smells, billowing clouds of exhaust—visitors won't find any of these at Speed Raceway. An indoor go-kart facility that employs as much eco-friendly technology as possible, the center's Italian-made OTL Storm Karts run entirely on electricity. But that doesn't mean they're lacking in horsepower. Each reaches speeds of up to 45 miles-per-hour, according to Philadelphia Magazine, which included Speed Raceway in its 2013 Best of Philly feature. With two European-style tracks, drivers can hit top speeds on straightaways before sliding around hairpin turns over 12 laps for kids or 14 laps for adults. Despite the velocities reached, safety remains of paramount importance. Race officials use colored flags to communicate with the drivers: green means "race away," yellow means "ease up while a situation is being resolved," and teal means "hey, look at this teal flag I found in the closet." At the end of each race, every participant receives a printed results sheet complete with lap times and statistics. After completing a safety-training course and receiving an annual racing license (a $6 value/person), each racer dons a helmet and tests their skills over 14 adrenaline-pumping laps (a $20 value/person). Must be 12 or older and at least 56” tall for adult karts; must be 6 or older and at least 48” tall for junior karts.

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