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15 Apr, 2013

A birthday party for a new 12-year old and a giveaway from Funhaven Ottawa!)

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

A significant part of Sarah’s Birthday Weekend 2013 went down at Funhaven (a Fishbowl patron FYI) on Saturday. This made me very happy because (a) I knew everyone would have a great time and (b) it’s been a busy week around here and I knew I wouldn’t have to do anything other than show up.

Party planning started in March with these easy birthday party invitations. We planned the party for Saturday night over dinner hour. I knew that the girls could handle it and I thought an evening party would have a certain about of caché for tweens.

And then, wouldn’t you know it, the big day was finally here! So there we were, with nine girls, all rarin’ to go. They could hardly contain themselves, but it was the kind of chaos that was somewhat contained well-controlled… if you know what I mean. ;)

Our party package (you can read about the different ones here) included a bunch of different activities as well as some money for the arcade. We started out in Ballocity… which I had mistakenly referred to The Ball Room but was immediately corrected. :)

Ballocity at Funhaven

Clearly they have not outgrown this area yet, and I don’t know if they ever will.

The girls tore around the climbers and pummelled each other with soft balls, and then they pummelled their mother at the first opportunity.

After that it’s a blur. There is so much to do here. They had two turns in Laser Tag before dinner. The first time they played against a group of older girls and the second time they played a group of boys who appeared to be 7 or 8-years old. They beat both teams (HIGH FIVES), and I got to watch from the observation deck. It was hilarious to see them skulking around and sneaking up on one another:

Laser tag!

They were huffing and puffing by the time they were done (bwa ha ha! my plan worked!) and feeling rather victorious as they swaggered out to dinner. We had our own little room to enjoy our thin-crust pizza and raw veggies, which was followed by a very memorable opportunity to make-your-own-sundae. (There was cake included in the package but I opted out.) I took a photo of each guest with their sundae for us to keep as a memento and to email to each family as a thank-you afterwards.

Then we opened gifts, and THEN, went out on the floor to do more stuff… like conquer the climbing wall, and take a spin (or two) on the bumper cars:

Bumper cars at Funhaven

As I mentioned, each guest received a card with some cash on it to spend in the Funhaven arcade. The kids went wild and I lost them all in the blink of an eye. But I wasn’t worried. They grouped up and did their thing… they are TWELVE after all. Practically grown up! Some flocked to Dance Dance Revolution while others tried their hand at THE CLAAAAAW:

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They really enjoyed the different arcade games and it was hard to tear them away. There’s one that simulates a roller coaster, one that has you driving a car, and another that simulates a motorcycle race. (I just hope none of the children were inspired to take this up as a career. Eep.)

Motorbike racer!

The kids had a great time. Really great. The staff was organized. The attractions were fun. The pizza was good. And it was just go-go-go the whole time. Perfect.

Not that it was ever really busy or crowded, but by 8:00 p.m. the place was nearly cleaned out of people. (Mental note!) At the end of the evening they discovered the photo booth (where we took the photo that’s pictured in this post) and they went to town. Hilarity ensued – with fantastic and memorable results:

Photobooth fun, at Funhaven

Sarah declared it to be The Best Birthday Party Ever… and this mom (and dad!) were very happy.

Here’s the giveaway part… Funhaven wants YOU to come and experience all of this for yourself. That’s why they are giving me THREE annual passes to give away to three lucky kids out there. You can read more about the annual pass on their website but I will say this: it’s pretty sweet and your kid will love it.

Interested?

  • This giveaway is for THREE (3) annual passes to Funhaven. Each has a cash value of $99. Please have a quick look at the Funhaven website so you’re clear as to what this includes. Please note that the annual pass is good for one child only.
  • This giveaway is open to anyone residing in the Ottawa area but is void where prohibited by law.
  • In order for your entry to qualify you must answer the following question in the comments below: what part of Funhaven does your child enjoy the most? (If you’ve never been, have a look at the list of attractions and take an educated guess!)
  • One entry per child please! If you have two kids, leave a separate comment for each. So for example, your first entry might look like this: “My son Parker (11), loves to practice Mission Impossible-style maneuvers in Laser Frenzy!” Your second entry (second comment) would refer to your other child.
  • Winners must pick up their membership at Funhaven within 30 days. Another name will be drawn if it’s not picked up before then.
  • If you can’t post your comment here for whatever reason, you can email it to me for posting. Send it to andrea at quietfish dot com … however I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • Good karma goes to those who tweet or share this giveaway on Facebook. Do you know someone who would appreciate the chance to win? I bet you do. Forward this info to them!

I will choose three winners using Random.org at noon EST on Tuesday April 23, 2013.

That’s it! Over to you. And good luck!


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166 Responses to "A birthday party for a new 12-year old and a giveaway from Funhaven Ottawa!)"

1 | Kaitlin

April 15th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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My niece would love the arcade most of all. But, my husband would insist that he go with her to try out the bumper cars!

2 | Stephanie

April 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

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My daughter Allie loves climbing in the Ballocity.

3 | Stephanie

April 15th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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My three year old loves to slide down the slides on the climber.

4 | meg

April 15th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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As a parent I love FunHaven! I can take my kid solo and within minutes he will be playing with a group of kids and I can sit back and enjoy a coffee ;)

I would say the best spot is Ballocity since he can spend the most time & energy there. He would say his favourite spot is the bumper cars.

5 | Lynn

April 15th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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My 10 year old loves the laser tag. He can’t get enough of shooting people, SIGH.

6 | Lynn

April 15th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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My 8 year old, on the other hand, is all about the games. If she doesn’t leave Funhaven without a big bag full of gizmos and gadgets, she isn’t happy.

7 | Lynn

April 15th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

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My five year old has only ever been there for birthday parties, so if you ask her, I’m sure she’d say she loves the ice cream :). But we haven’t been there since they opened their new toddler area – she’s getting big for it but I suspect it will be a hit with her, as she likes more quiet spaces.

8 | Mimi

April 15th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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My soon-to-be nine year old would love the lazer tag option. She’s been bugging us to go since forever.

9 | Mimi

April 15th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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My six year old would want to live there if he knew about it. I think he’d go into complete melt-down of excitement. As is, he’d like to go to their neighbor to the west (for which he is almost just too tall to go.)

10 | Krista R

April 15th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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My 10 year old LOVES laser tag!

11 | Krista R

April 15th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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My 8 year old daughter also like laser tag the best.

12 | Krista R

April 15th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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My 6 year old son’s fave is laser tag as well, but the bumper cars are a close second.

13 | Mel

April 15th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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We’ve never been but I’m pretty sure my youngest would get a kick out of being allowed to throw balls at her sister :)

14 | Mel

April 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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. . . and my oldest would love laser tag! thanks for the chance

15 | Lindsay

April 15th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

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My 6 year old is all about the lazer quest. Apparently there are some awesome ambush spots in there

16 | Chantal

April 15th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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My Boys love the arcade the most but my 3yo likes to ride the motorcycle. I don’t even put any money in, just sit him on and away we go.

When we were there last week my 8yo took great delight in hitting me in the balocity and whooping my butt in lazer tag. It is a great place!

17 | Chantal

April 15th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

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OOps I guess I should have split up my entries. First entry was for my 11yo. This one is for my 8yo.

18 | Chantal

April 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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and my 3yo who gets quite competitive in the balocity! Lookout!

19 | Cari

April 15th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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My eight year old loves the laser tag.

20 | Cari

April 15th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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My 6 year old loves the arcade and would love a chance to see if the rock climbing harness will fit her yet. She was too small last time. :-(

21 | Christine

April 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

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My daughter Elsa loves the jungle gym!

22 | Carolyn

April 15th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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My oldest daughter Lydia loves the old school games like skeeball etc…

23 | Carolyn

April 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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My second oldest daughter Claire loves the rock climbing wall

24 | Carolyn

April 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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My third daughter Amelia loves Ball-o-city.

25 | Carolyn

April 15th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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My son Callum loves the Toddler area and following his sisters through Ball-o-city

26 | Fern

April 15th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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4yr/o boy loves the motorcycle simulator. They haven’t tried the bumper cars yet … maybe once he tries them he’ll change his mind …

27 | Fern

April 15th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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For my 4 yr/old daughter (I have twins) I think it is a tie between the climbing wall and the Dance Dance Revolution game in the arcade. We’ll see what she thinks of Laser Tag once she’s old enough to play …

28 | Brenda A

April 15th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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Wicked giveaway!! Woo hoo!
Ava (8) “I love bumper cars and games”

29 | Brenda A

April 15th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

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Wicked giveaway!! Woo hoo!
Evelyn (6) “I like to climb up the wall but the ice cream is good, too”

30 | Lida

April 15th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

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My 9 year old grandson would love the arcade the most I’m sure

31 | Lida

April 15th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

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While my 7 year old grandson would love the arcade I think the bumper cars would be his favorite

32 | Lida

April 15th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

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I think my 6 year old grandson would love the bumper cars as well

33 | Lida

April 15th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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Then there’s my 5 year old grandson who would probably follow the others in loving the bumper cars with the arcade a close second. If the whole group of them went together really they’d have a blast as a team playing lazer tag. :)

34 | Lida

April 15th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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(almost done) My almost 4 year old grandson would love Ballocity !

35 | Lida

April 15th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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Last but not least is my sweet little almost 4year old granddaughter who would do anything her older brothers and cousins would do and do it with great enthusiasm but she’d love Ballocity. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I’ve wanted to bring some or all of them to Funhaven for a long time and was thinking this summer would be the time to start going.

36 | Nick

April 15th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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My youngest loves the jungle gym

37 | Nick

April 15th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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My 5 year old son loves the bumper cars:)

38 | Shannon

April 15th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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Definitely the laser tag. Fun for all ages!

39 | Shannon

April 15th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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Last comment as for my boy (7) but my girl (9) loves the fun haven arcade!

40 | Angela Richards

April 16th, 2013 at 6:51 am

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Wow sounds like your little party had a blast. My 3 year old Mason absolutely loves ballocity ( although the sound of the machine that throws the balls in the air made him squeamish at first). My 11 year old Mateo and my 13 year old Cameron both go crazy for lazer frenzy ( what 2 boys don’t like the opportunity to run around and shoot each other ) kinda like being in a video game. Funhaven makes this mom of 4 boys happy because after about 2-3 hours of running around like crazy little men it is usually lights out and blissful quiet before we even hit the queensway.

41 | Holly

April 16th, 2013 at 8:20 am

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My daughter Lily(8) is nutty about the bumper cars.

42 | Holly

April 16th, 2013 at 8:24 am

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My son Sid (11) would stay in the laser tag all day if I let him!

43 | Lisa

April 16th, 2013 at 11:39 am

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My son Jon (9) loves to play bumper cars and lazer tag!

44 | Lisa

April 16th, 2013 at 11:41 am

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And my daughter Alexis (3) loves that there are bags to help carry the balls up to the ‘guns’ she loves shooting the balls and the bags help her carry more than one at a time up. We always end out trips there with frozen yogurt! :)

45 | Kelly

April 16th, 2013 at 11:54 am

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My son and daughter love the bumper cars.

46 | Megan

April 16th, 2013 at 11:57 am

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My oldest who is 8 absolutely loves fun haven! I wish I could take them more often but having three kids runs expensive at these kind of places! But he loves the laser tag as well as the rock climbing area!

47 | Megan

April 16th, 2013 at 11:59 am

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My daughter Madison loves playing in the ball city! Fun haven is the place to be!

48 | Megan

April 16th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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My youngest Hayden loves playing the video games as well as playing in ball city! Having a membership would be amazing!

49 | happee

April 16th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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My daughters would love this place. The bumper cars and laser tag thing would be their top picks (and mine).

50 | Kim Dougherty

April 16th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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My Daughter Sydney LOVES Ballocity!!

51 | Kim Dougherty

April 16th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

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My daughter Samantha’s fav spot is Laser Tag :)

52 | Tamara Jones

April 16th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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My five year old son love Ballocity!

53 | Patrick

April 16th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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My seven year old son LOVES the arcade and Lazer tag, and the sundae bar.

54 | Patrick

April 16th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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My 11 year old son Loves Lazer tag

55 | Patrick

April 16th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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Lazer tag is my 11 year old sons fav activity

56 | Trina

April 16th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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Max, 6 yo, loves laser tag.

57 | Trina

April 16th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

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Jack, 8 yo, loves the arcade the best (esp getting prizes).

58 | Carey

April 16th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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My 8 year old loved the rock climbing when we went last summer!

59 | Carey

April 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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My 8 year old daughter loves the arcade games!

60 | Debra K

April 16th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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My 2 year old loves, loves, loves the Jungle Theme jungle gym with all the foam balls that she can stuff into those huge guns! And what kid doesn’t love the slide?! Would love to win the annual pass for her. Thanks!

61 | Debra K

April 16th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

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I know my 6M old son is probably too small to really understand what Funhaven is…but he absolutely adores his older sister when she’s screaming and having a “ball” inside ballocity shooting the big guns! It’s never too early to start, right? LOL

62 | Melissa schaettgen

April 16th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

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My son, Warner loves to hammer daddy in ballocity!

63 | Melissa schaettgen

April 16th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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My son, emery’s favorite is the treats in the restaurant lol oh and the bumper cars

64 | Melissa schaettgen

April 16th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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My son rj still loves laser rag at 13 years old

65 | Melissa schaettgen

April 16th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

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My son bradly loves the arcade( I’ve got 4 sons:)

66 | Jackie

April 16th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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My kids love the bumper cars, and the games, just about everything!!

67 | Lara

April 16th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

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We haven’t been yet but I know bumper cars and well, just about everything would be a hit. :)

68 | Shawna

April 16th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

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My daughter Sage love to try scaling the climbing wall.

69 | Shawna

April 16th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

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And my son Harris would be thrilled if he could do laser tag, but at his age and size it’s the play structure for now.

70 | Jen

April 16th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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My son Alec 10 loves laser frenzy.

71 | Jen

April 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

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My 7yr old daughter Dylan loves the bumper cars.

72 | Jen

April 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

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Cadence is 4 and loved the slides.

73 | Jen_nifer

April 16th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

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My 7 1/2 year old son LOVES ballocity.

74 | Trina Lepine

April 17th, 2013 at 8:14 am

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10 yr old boy plus FunHaven laser tag equals heaven. Love that smile on my boys face.

75 | Ange

April 17th, 2013 at 8:29 am

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My sons’s favourite part of Funhaven is the Laser Tag – he has been there twice, and both times has raved about how much he has enjoyed it!

76 | Rosanna

April 17th, 2013 at 8:36 am

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My daughter Eva loves the slides…and staring at all the sundae candy!!!

77 | Colleen

April 17th, 2013 at 8:39 am

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My four year old loves Ballocity, bowling and skee-ball.

78 | Colleen

April 17th, 2013 at 8:41 am

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But my two year old is terrified of the loud noises from inside Ballocity, and won’t even go inside. She likes hanging out in the new toddler area, ComfyLand.

79 | Trina Lepine

April 17th, 2013 at 8:45 am

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My 12 yr old girl LOVES tagging her little brother off in the lazer tag! Oh yah! Girls love lazer tag too!

80 | Christy Z

April 17th, 2013 at 8:56 am

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My 6 year old loves Rock Climbing

81 | Christy Z

April 17th, 2013 at 8:56 am

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My 7 year old loves Laser Tag

82 | Christy Z

April 17th, 2013 at 8:57 am

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My 2 1/2 year old loves everything about Funhaven – he loves that he can go in there and go “kindof” wild :) He loves the balls the most of all!

83 | Christy Z

April 17th, 2013 at 8:59 am

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My 15 year old is almost too old for Funhaven (or so she says), but she does enjoy it once we get her there. She enjoys playing the arcade with me!

84 | Sarahla

April 17th, 2013 at 9:10 am

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My six year old daughter, Trinity, love, love, LOVES the mini bowling with the bumper cars coming in a close second.

85 | Rema

April 17th, 2013 at 10:10 am

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My 9 year old loves the bumper cars.

86 | Rema

April 17th, 2013 at 10:10 am

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My 6 year old loves laser tag.

87 | Rema

April 17th, 2013 at 10:12 am

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…and my 3 year old loves Ballocity. (mostly so he can target his older sisters, lol)

88 | Cheryl

April 17th, 2013 at 10:34 am

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My 6 year old son loves Laser Frenzy & Laser Tag…

89 | Cheryl

April 17th, 2013 at 10:35 am

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and his twin sister loves the Climbing wall!

Thanks for the giveway – great idea!

90 | Sabrina

April 17th, 2013 at 11:18 am

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Me nephews very favorite part of Funhaven in laser tag! Thank you for this great giveaway!

91 | kristy

April 17th, 2013 at 11:57 am

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My 7 year old daughter loves the make your own ice cream sundaes the best;)…as for a play area, she really likes all the interactive games where you can win tickets. Fankly, she’s obsessed with winning as much as she can at whatever game she can so she can get a cool prize. That daughter of mine is very competitive…with herself that is;). Thanks for having the giveaway!

92 | kristy

April 17th, 2013 at 11:58 am

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My almost 4 year old, like her sister LOVES the make your own sundae bar;)…as for games, she loves the ballocity area, and the bowling!

93 | Natalie

April 17th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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My 10 year old daughter loves the Climbing Wall. Her twin brother loves the Bumper Cars & her older brother {11 yrs old} loves Laser Tag!
Fantastic post & amazing giveaway! Happy belated to your DD, Andrea!

94 | kristy

April 17th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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My 12 year old nephew loves the climbing wall and the lazer tag. I would be the coolest Aunt if I was able to win this for him:).

95 | Lissa

April 17th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

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My almost 6 year old son would love the Laser Frenzy, he has been asking to go to months now!

96 | Lissa

April 17th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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My 3 year old loves to play and climb, so I know she would love the Jungle Gym!

97 | Holly Stardom

April 17th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

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Leo (3) loves, loves, loves Fun Haven. He loves the Jungle Gym.

98 | Holly Stardom

April 17th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

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Max, our five-year old is also a HUGE fan. He loves all the food treats, the mini-bowling and blasting unsuspecting strangers with foamy bits.

99 | Life of K

April 18th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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Awesome giveaway!

My kids are young so for my daughter I’d have to say the toddler area.

100 | Life of K

April 18th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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And for my son, I’m sure he would love the jungle gym!

101 | Amy

April 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am

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I’m going to take a wild guess and say my daughter would enjoy the jungle gym area, giving that hanging upside down is her new favourite thing.

102 | Blanca

April 19th, 2013 at 11:38 am

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My daughter Cassidy 9 years old loves the bumper cars with the laser frenzy a close 2nd.

103 | Jennifer Muckler

April 19th, 2013 at 11:43 am

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My son, Luca, LOVES bowling!!! He calls Fun Haven “Happy Face”.

104 | Rebecca

April 19th, 2013 at 11:47 am

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My 6 year old would love bumper cars!

105 | Rebecca

April 19th, 2013 at 11:50 am

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My 4 year old would love the jungle gym (among other things!)

106 | Sandra

April 19th, 2013 at 11:53 am

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My 7 and 9 year old boys love everything, but Laser tag the most! It’s a great place to go. We have been there several times and always make sure we bring friends!

107 | Sandra

April 19th, 2013 at 11:55 am

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My youngest son Loves the climbing wall.

108 | Crystal Dubeau

April 19th, 2013 at 11:55 am

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My son Austin absolutely loves the laser tag… :D

109 | Crystal Dubeau

April 19th, 2013 at 11:55 am

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My son Joel loves the arcades and the food! :D

110 | Crystal Dubeau

April 19th, 2013 at 11:57 am

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My son Tyler loves Laser Tag and Bumper Cars… :D

111 | Crystal Dubeau

April 19th, 2013 at 11:59 am

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My daughter Erica loves Ballocity… and all the kids She`s 3! It`s her new favorite place to go!

112 | Angela

April 19th, 2013 at 11:59 am

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My son Brayden (7) LOVED the Laser Tag Frenzy at his last Birthday party – his friends said it was the best Birthday Party ever!

113 | Angela

April 19th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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My daughter Brooke (5) LOVES Ballacity BUT cannot wait until she is big enough for the bumper cars and the climbing wall!

114 | Crystal Dubeau

April 19th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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My daughter Erica loves Ballocity… and all the kids She`s 3! It`s her new favorite place to go! :D

115 | Tasha L

April 19th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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My 4yr old son loves Ballocity!

116 | kim d'angelo

April 19th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

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Keatyns (4) absolutely favorite is the laser frenzee.

117 | kim d'angelo

April 19th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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Izabella (11) would happily spend a whole weekend climbing the rock wall, and playing laser tag!

118 | kim d'angelo

April 19th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

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Evie (2) loves crawling around in ballocity. And the new comfy area is fabulous!

119 | caroline Zipfel

April 19th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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my daughter (9)loves the Laser Frenzy, we hear all about her adventures at the end :-)

120 | Chantal Coutu

April 19th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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My son (5) absolutely LOVES the Jungle Gym!! He can spend hours in there, and work up a real sweat!! :D He finally tried Laser Frenzy at a recent birthday party there, and really liked it. I’m thinking that might become his new favourite after another visit or two. :)

121 | Jamie-Lynn Raine

April 19th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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My son Owen (5) loves the bumper cars! Loves the fact that he can ‘drive’ and be in the front seat! LOL. Anywhere you can go where the kids can be active and have fun but also be safe is amazing!

122 | Paul Raine

April 19th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

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My son Noah (3) loves the Jungle Gym!! He is a climber, but not so swift on his feet! Loves that that he can go up and always find away down!

123 | Alanna

April 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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My son Avery (7) would go crazy at the climbing wall. He has been dying to go.

124 | Alanna

April 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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My Daughter Nora (6) would love the bumper cars. They are her favourite no matter where we are.

125 | Marci

April 19th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

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My son (4) LOVES the bumper cars and why not? It is the only place he gets to drive.

126 | Isabella McLean

April 19th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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I would love a membership I am 14 and just love the laser tag at funhaven I’ve only been once and even though I’m a teenager I still absolutely love it!!!!

127 | Kim

April 19th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

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My seven-year-old daughter is a dyed-in-the-wool Klingon. Laser tag is as close as she can get to using disruptors without me freaking out :) She’s keen to try the bumper cars, too.

128 | Lisa Leonard

April 19th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

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Our godson who is 6 yr old just loves going to funhaven to play.I must say that really he loves meeting new kids there everytime we go more then anything.And that is priceless but when he ends up taking friends with us there he loves running around showing them all the great things you have for kids to play with so thx you so much for always having a clean fun and friendly place for kids.

129 | Tammy

April 19th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

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My 7 year old loves Laser Tag the most!

130 | Tammy

April 19th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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My 5 year old daughter thinks the bumper cars are so much fun!

131 | Tammy

April 19th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

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My 3 year old daughter Carleigh loves Ballocity!

132 | Denise

April 19th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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My 7 year old son loves the laser tag and the laser frenzy.

133 | Denise

April 19th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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My 10 year old daughter loves the rock climbing, laser tag and laser frenzy.

134 | Carole MacLennan

April 19th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

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My 4 year old grandson loves the bumper cars and playing video games with his uncle!

135 | Ashley Davidson

April 20th, 2013 at 8:17 am

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Daymein age (8) loves the bumper cars
Devin age (5) loves the hole place when I took him he said it was the best day ever lol

136 | Jamie-Lynn

April 20th, 2013 at 11:35 am

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My daughter who is two, LOVES the new toddler area!!!!

137 | Sherri

April 20th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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My 2 yr old daughter loves Ball City!

138 | Sherri

April 20th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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My 8 yr old son loves the arcade and motorcycle games!

139 | Sarah

April 20th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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Hello bumper cars! My eldest is already a backseat driver so it would be a pleasure!

140 | olivia hazim

April 20th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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my son loves the bumper cars! he totally loves it!

141 | lynn clayton

April 20th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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my son loves the jungle gym

142 | Kelly Terpstra

April 20th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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My Son LOves the Lazer Tag!!

143 | Kelly Terpstra

April 20th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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My 10 year old LOVEs the lazer Tag!

144 | Tracey Cantwell

April 21st, 2013 at 12:51 am

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My daughter loves the bumper cars

145 | Tracey Cantwell

April 21st, 2013 at 12:52 am

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My son loves the jungle gym

146 | Tracey Cantwell

April 21st, 2013 at 12:54 am

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My daughter loves ballocity

147 | Barbara

April 21st, 2013 at 6:23 am

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I love buper cars and Reid loves me, so that means she loves buoer cars right?

148 | Shannon

April 21st, 2013 at 10:45 am

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My 7 year old son loves the bumper cars!

149 | Casandra La Neve

April 21st, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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I don’t have any children, but I’m 19 and still love going to Funhaven, my favorite part is the laser tag for sure!

150 | ali

April 21st, 2013 at 7:13 pm

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My son loves ballocity!

151 | Amy irwin

April 21st, 2013 at 8:10 pm

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My kids LOVE the bumper cars!!

152 | Brenda

April 21st, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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My 5 year old loves the lazer tag and the bumper cars!! Ballocity also a hit! Ok so the whole place is amazing lol

153 | Brenda

April 21st, 2013 at 9:53 pm

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My 2 soon to be 3 year old daughter (Alyssa) loves ballocity! For the time being that’s the main attraction she can enjoy until she gets bigger!

154 | cleo

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:14 am

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My son, Brody, (7 next month) LOVES the bumper cars!

155 | cleo

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:15 am

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My daughter, Ty, loves the rock climbing wall most of all. She wants to have her birthday party there next month!

156 | Kimberly

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:37 am

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My 9 year old son loves the lazer tag!!

157 | Kimberly

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:38 am

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My 8 year old daughter loves the arcade games and bumper cars!

158 | Kimberly

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:40 am

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My 3 year old loves shooting the balls in the jungle gym, especially getting mommy! HA!

159 | Taylor

April 22nd, 2013 at 11:23 am

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My little sister Jayde (7) loves bumper cars! Can’t wait ’til she gets her license lol

160 | Allison Klus-Palermo

April 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 pm

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My Xavier (3.5) would *love* the jungle gym & ballocity for sure! Have yet to visit Funhaven but this pass would help fix that :-)

161 | Allison Klus-Palermo

April 22nd, 2013 at 8:24 pm

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Myer (1 soon :-) would love the toddler area, and chasing around his older brother I’m sure

162 | Linda

April 22nd, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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My son 6.5 would love the jungle gym.

163 | Linda

April 22nd, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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My daughter (4yrs) would love the jungle gym.

164 | sarah

April 23rd, 2013 at 10:47 am

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My youngest would live to try the climbing wall!

165 | andrea

April 23rd, 2013 at 12:28 pm

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Comments are officially closed! Thanks for your entries everyone. I’ll be doing the draw ASAP. Stay tuned!

166 | andrea tomkins

April 23rd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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We have winnerrrrrs! Congratulations commenters:

#97 – Holly Stardom
#146 – Tracey Cantwell
#65 – Melissa schaettgen

Yay! You have each won one annual pass for one of your kids. I’ll be emailing each of you ASAP with further details.

Thanks for all of your entries and thank you as well to Funhaven for hosting this fantastic giveaway!

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