Bounce Town Southdale Discount Passes

Bounce Town Southdale

Need to plan some indoor fun for those too hot or too rainy days —- or just when you need to get a little shopping done at Southdale? Right now you can score Bounce Town Southdale discount passes for 50% off!

You can get FIVE Open Play Passes for only $21 via Groupon, but today the deal is even better because you get an extra $2 off, making your final price only $19 for 5 passes – Under $4 each! The discount passes are valid for 120 days after purchase and the original amount you pay never expires.

Bounce Town Edina

About Bounce Town Southdale:

To parents, Bounce Town Southdale is a year-round, indoor play center where kids 12 and younger expend energy—but to a child, Bounce Town is an inflatable municipality where imagination reigns. Obstacle courses, slides, and other bouncy thingamabobs comprise the adventurous landscape of Bounce Town, which offers private rentals and tables for parties and events in addition to daily Open Bounce. Owned and operated by a mother of five and former daycare provider, this play place prioritizes safety—Wee Town, a designated toddler area, encloses littler bouncers and a helpful staff assists parents with venue supervision.

Get your Bounce Town Southdale discount passes HERE! 

Big Thrill Factory Discount All-Day Play Passes

Enjoy a day of indoor fun at Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka or Oakdale and get a great deal on discount All-Day Play Passes with this offer from Groupon!

Options include:

  • All-Day Play Passes for Two: $47 ($23.50 each)
  • All-Day Play Passes for Four: $90 ($22.50 each)
  • All-Day Play Passes for Six: $130 ($21.67 each)

These All-Day Play Passes are normally $35.99 each, so this is a nice discount! Be sure to purchase the Groupon for the correct location as attractions are slightly different at each one. Passes are valid for all-day play on the following attractions:

  • Laser tag
  • Ropes course
  • Bump-n-spin cars (Minnetonka) or Drop tower (Oakdale)
  • Time challenge
  • Kids’ fun factory
  • X-rider motion simulator – one ride (Minnetonka) or Mini bowling (Oakdale)
  • 40 play points to use on the choice of arcade games and zombie blasters (Minnetonka) or arcade games, go karts, and axe throwing (Oakdale)

Your Groupon is good through 11/17/19, and there is a limit of 2 per person and you may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit.

Venture out for a day of fun at the #1 family entertainment center in North America. Make the most of state-of-the-art games and attractions including Laser Tag, Go Karts a Ropes Course and more! (vary by location). Sample stellar menu selections, wine, craft beer and enjoy great gathering spots for groups large or small. Big Thrill Factory is the ultimate place to eat, play and celebrate! Located in Oakdale or Minnetonka and online at

Get your Groupon for the Minnetonka location HERE or the Oakdale location HERE!

SandVenture Aquatic Park, Shakopee

Oertel Architects - SandVenture

With the school quickly approaching, here’s an idea for last minute fun.  The Sandventure Aquatic Park,located in Shakopee. Sandventure is a unique pool that was modeled after area lakes and offers a sand beach leading out to a sand-bottom, chlorinated pool. Our daughter was just here last week and loved it, plus hardly anyone there!

There is a daily admission and you can find that information here.  **Important to note that the website says through the 18th, so you just have a few days for fun here.


Thrill seekers will love the park’s 300-foot waterslide; two, 12-foot drop slides; and diving board. SandVenture offers a picnic area where you can enjoy a treat from our concession stand. (No outside food is allowed within the pool enclosure.) There also are men’s and women’s locker rooms and family changing rooms available for guest use.

SandVenture Aquatic Park logo

Safety is always our priority. SandVenture Aquatic Park is staffed by American Red Cross trained and certified lifeguards.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Discount Tickets

Minnesota renaissance festival tickets discount

You can tell we are nearing the end of summer because the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is here! Save by thinking ahead and buying your Minnesota Renaissance Festival tickets NOW!

*NEW* Get BOGO adult admission tickets HERE and pay $24.95 for two tickets! Offer good through 8/31/19.

For a limited time, you can get Minnesota Renaissance Festival discount tickets for up to 20% off when you buy through Groupon! Options include:

  • $21.95 for Single-Day Admission for One Adult (Ages 13+); Valid from August 17 to September 29
  • $13.50 for Single-Day Admission for One Child (Ages 5–12); Valid from August 17 to September 29
  • $64.50 for Single-Day Family Admission for Four People; Valid from August 17 to September 29

The Family Admission is the best deal and is good for two adults and two children or one adult and three children. Note that children 4 and under get free admission.

BUT WAIT! Before you buy your tickets through Groupon, know that you may find a better deal in our list of promotions below.

FREE Honor Roll Ticket

Celebrate your Honor Roll achievement with FREE admission! Just bring your report card to the box office to receive your complimentary honor roll ticket. (I do not know how they define “Honor Roll,” so you may want to call ahead and ask.)

Other Minnesota Renaissance Festival Discounts

This list is organized by weekend as each weekend has a different theme and different promotions. Let us know of any other Minnesota Renaissance Festival discounts you find!

Bold North Vikings Invasion (August 17th – 18th)

  • FREE Admission with Blood Donation – more information HERE.
  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • Spend $250 total at any of the artisan booths, get one free admission ticket to return any of the remaining 2019 weekends

Highland Fling (August 24th – 25th)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • BOGO Adult Admission when you bring 5 food donation items to the festival gates
  • $3 off admission for residents of these cities: Belle Plaine, Carver, Chaska, Chanhassen, Elko New Market, Jordan, New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee, Victoria
  • Spend $250 total at any of the artisan booths, get one free admission ticket to return any of the remaining 2019 weekends

Bellies & Beer Weekend (August 31st – September 2nd)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • BOGO Adult Admission for active military or veterans, plus discounted admission ($19.95) for other family members

Wine, Chocolate & Romance Weekend (September 7th – 8th)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • Half Price Admission for First Responders (law enforcement, firefighter, and EMS personnel)
  • $5 off admission for Sign Language Interpreters on September 7th

Pet Fest (September 14th – 15th)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • Discount admission for Boy or Girl Scouts in uniform: $9.95 for Scouts, $18.95 for Leaders
  • Half Price Pet Admission ($5) – yes, you can bring your dog to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!

Shamrocks & Shenanigans (September 21st – 22nd)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • $5 off admission with motorcycle license

Festival Friday (September 27th)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • Discount admission: $18.95 for Adults, $16.95 for Seniors, $9.95 for Children
  • Free Grain Belt Beer for patrons with a valid student ID that are of legal drinking age

Oktoberfest (September 28th – 29th)

  • FREE Honor Roll Ticket
  • $5 off admission for workers in the food and lodging service industry on September 29th

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Information

The Festival is only open Saturday and Sundays August 17th through September 29th with the exception of Labor Day (Monday) and Festival Friday, September 27th. Parking is free, otherwise you can also take a free shuttle from Mystic Lake in Prior Lake.

*IT’S BACK* Como Town Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

We grab this Como Town deal every year! It’s a great way to plan ahead for a fun summer day at both Como Zoo AND Como Town! Right now you can get 2 all-day wristbands and 2 temporary tattoos for $27.95 (a $55.90 value).

Located adjacent to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Como Town Amusement Park is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12.

Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the upper Midwest.

Our family always has SO MUCH fun at Como Town. It’s a small park, but they pack a lot of fun into that small space. My favorite ride is the scrambler, but we all like the bumper cars too.

Plus, once you’re done at Como Town (or before) you’re right next door to Como Zoo where you can spend a few hours exploring the animal exhibits.


Dave & Buster’s Discount All-Day Gaming Package for Two (Edina and Maple Grove)

Enjoy some fun and games at Dave & Buster’s in Edina or Maple Grove and get a great deal on an all-day gaming package for two with this offer from Groupon.

You’ll pay just $25 for an All-Day Gaming Package for Two ($70 value). Each person will receive one all-day Simulator Power Card for all games that do not issue tickets or prizes, plus 18 game chips. With the All-Day Simulator Power Card, you can choose from single and multi-player games, including 3-D, simulator, sports, and rides. Bonus: You won’t have to pay the activation fee with this deal, either!

Your Groupon will be good for 120 days after purchase, and there is a limit of 1 per visit. Not valid with any other offers or promotions, including Eat & Play Combos, Half Price Games Wednesdays or any Half Price Game promotion. It’s also not valid on November 28, December 25, or December 31, 2019.

Eat. Play. Drink. Watch. Dave & Buster’s ambition is to offer something for everyone. Regardless of which location you visit, you can count on being entertained. Each Dave & Buster’s location boasts a Million Dollar Midway––an enormous game room that consists of rows of arcade games and the latest video games. The sprawling entertainment complexes feature full bars with specialty cocktails and dining areas that serve a chef-crafted menu including burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and other American dishes. With dozens of HD TV’s, the Sports Bar allows the guests to enjoy their favorite sports action.

Get your Groupon for the Edina location HERE or the Maple Grove location HERE!

Free Family Day at Minneapolis Institute of Art: Love Our Lakes – Sunday, September 8th

Swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Art the second Sunday of every month for Family Day at Mia, a FREE day of fun at the museum designed for the young and the young-at-heart. This Sunday’s theme is Love Our Lakes with activities taking place from 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday, September 8th.

Rain or shine, we can enjoy our state’s 10,000 lakes through art! Dive in by crafting origami, hearing stories and seeing performances celebrating our many lakes.

Join us for our free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. On the second Sunday of every month, the museum is filled with hands-on art activities, live music, dance performances, artist demonstrations, family tours and more — all inspired by Mia’s incredible collection.

Free Child Admission to Family Fun Night at The Bakken Museum – Tuesday, August 20th

The Bakken Museum, in partnership with The Franklin Institute and GSK, is hosting a Family Fun Night: The Science of Me on Tuesday, August 20th from 6:30 – 9 pm. The cost is FREE for children under the age of 18!

Admission for adults 18+ is $10 and seniors 62+ is $8. Tickets are available at the door, no pre-registration required.

Hang out with a heart expert, buddy up with a blood scientist, or dive into digestion with leading scientists and engineers who know all about the science of YOU! Hear about what they do, try out activities, and ask questions.

The Bakken Museum is located at 3537 Zenith Avenue S in Minneapolis.

Free Admission to Crayola Experience with Hy-Vee Kids Meal Purchase (Twin Cities)

Update: We have confirmed that this promotion is offered at the Brooklyn Park, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Savage, and Shakopee locations. (Cottage Grove, Eagan, Lakeville, and Oakdale are most likely participating, as well, but you might want to call ahead to be sure.)

Crayola Experience has partnered with Hy-Vee to offer a fun package – order a kids meal in Hy-Vee’s Market Grille or Market Grille Express restaurant and your child will receive one FREE admission pass* to Crayola Experience at Mall of America! (This is a great deal as their kids meals are only $3.)

All ten Twin Cities Hy-Vee locations also have $5 off admission coupons at the register, but you can get a better deal through Groupon right now and pay just $13.99! Details HERE.

Another option for saving on admission: if you have a membership to another museum or attraction, just show your current annual or season pass/membership to receive 50% off general admission every Monday through Labor Day.

*Limit 1 coupon per child, per ordered kids meal, per order. Exclusions apply. Offer valid August 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019. While supplies last.

My kids just picked up their free tickets!

50% Off Passes to Pump It Up (Eden Prairie, Plymouth)

If you haven’t yet been to Pump It Up with your kids, it’s super fun!

Right now through Groupon you can buy half-price passes to Pump It Up in Eden Prairie or Plymouth. Pay only $13.50 for three Open Jump Passes ($24 value) or $20 for five Open Jump Passes ($40 value). You can use the passes all at once, or bring one kid multiple times. The choice is yours…just don’t forget to wear socks!

Ask kids to describe Pump It Up’s gigantic primary-colored inflatables, and you certainly won’t hear the word “inflatables.” Some kids might describe them as rainbows you can touch, others as extra-awesome trampolines.

To the teams at Pump It Up’s more than 140 clean, climate-controlled play centers, this is all a success. Their goal is to give kids space for imaginative play, whether they visit the premises for an open-jump session or Pump It Up’s specialty: a birthday party.

In fact, the birthday parties in particular were designed to spark kids’ imaginations and can be enhanced with a variety of creative themes. Go Glow parties feature glow sticks galore.

Get your Groupon HERE!