7 Places to Take Your Kids in McKees Rocks to Find Your Family Fun

Find Your Family Fun in Pittsburgh West - Robinson

By Alexus Miller, Macaroni KID Assistant February 8, 2022

As a parent, it's easy to get swept into the cycle of going to the same familiar places in Pittsburgh to have fun or going to the same restaurants you always do when you want to spend time with your family. It all becomes easier, and we become busier. Luckily, we found 7 places for you to take your kids and family in McKees Rocks where you can find your family fun! Macaroni KID Pittsburgh West - Robinson is filled with places to go and things to do for all families in all towns. If you have any ideas on where kids would have fun, let us know, and we might add it! 

1. Gemini Theater Company

420 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

(412) 243-6464

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed weekends

If your little artist wants to be involved in something special, then you found the right place. Gemini Theater Company offers programs for acting, singing, puppetry, improvisation, story writing and more! Your kids will want to entertain you with sock puppet acts and mini-performances at home. Programs and workshops can range from ages 4 through 17, so they'll fit right in! Under the guidance of theater professionals, each group creates, writes, produces, and performs their show on the last day of every workshop. Who thought learning could be fun? That's the beauty of theater.

2. Peace, Love and Little Donuts

5994 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136


8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Feed your inner hippie and stop by Peace, Love and Little Donuts for a delicious journey. This groovy shop has multiple locations nationwide, and each shop holds an array of flavors. Some of these "funkadelic" flavors include banana crunch, Boston crème, blueberry pancake, Samoa, fruity pebbles and much more. There's a flavor to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.

3. Shell's Sweets N' Treats

 500 Pine Hollow Rd, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

(412) 331-9009

Hours vary

From funnel cakes to milkshakes to donuts, cupcakes and more, wash your sweet treat down with some coffee at Shell's Sweets & Treats. You're sure to enjoy the great flavors, the fun toppings and the cute decor of each special treat for you and your family. Bring some to a party for the whole gang to enjoy! They sure are sweet and there's no doubt you'll enjoy the treat.

4. Painting with a Twist

5994 Steubenville Pike, Ste G Robinson Township, PA 15136

(412) 787-7928

Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m., weekends differ

Planning an event and can't figure out how to entertain? Painting with a Twist will fill your night with color. Whether you need a virtual event or in-person event, they have you covered. You can even enjoy a take-home paint kit to DIY. If you're not sure how it works, or you just want to stop with your girlfriends, check out the website to find when all their in-studio events are.

5. Heroes Ink Comics

6080 Steubenville Pike Suite #703, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

(412) 489-6867

Monday - Friday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., weekends differ

Take your little superheroes to this comic book store to find their favorite story. Heroes Ink Comics is filled with all the comic books you can dream of, from Superman to Batman to Aquaman. This is the Barnes & Noble for superhero fanatics. If they've never read a comic, there's a first for everything. 

6. Kennedy Lanes

1625 Pine Hollow Rd, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

(412) 331-7700

Hours vary

If you're looking for some fun or a place for a rocking birthday party, Kennedy Lanes is the place. There's nothing like a good friendly competition and bowling has just that. Feel free to enjoy the "Back Alley Lounge," their newest addition and 20s style nonsmoking lounge, equip with a flat-screen TV and fireplace. Friday and Saturday night Cosmic Bowling Price includes bowling and shoes. Enjoy disco lights and great music from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

7. Rita's Italian Ice

6154 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

(412) 722-0287


Rita's Italian Ice is a nationwide favorite when it comes to frozen custard and Italian ice. They're a fun sweet treat business for the summer months. The Italian ice comes in every flavor you can imagine and can sit atop chocolate or vanilla gelato. Your kids won't be able to get enough of the delicious flavors when the sun's here to stay again.