6 Places to Take Your Family in Crafton, PA

Find Your Family Fun and Things to Do with Kids in the Pittsburgh West - Robinson Area

By Alexus Miller Macaroni Kid Assistant January 23, 2022

As a parent living in Pittsburgh, it's easy to get swept into the cycle of going to the same places looking to find your family fun; or eating at the same kid-friendly restaurants you always do, because it's simple. It all becomes easier, and we become busier. Macaroni KID Robinson is determined to push you out of your comfort zone by helping you find fun things to do with kids and new places to explore with your family in the Pittsburgh area. Our mission is to help you break free of boredom, by scouting places right in your neighborhood, where you can find your family fun. This week, we are stepping into the 15205, also known as Crafton, PA, where we have 6 out-of-the-box places for you to visit and do fun things with kids. 

Macaroni KID Robinson is your go-to source to find your family fun and things to do with kids in the Pittsburgh - West area. 
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1. Pittsburgh Paintball Park

1403 Idlewood Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 

(412) 419-5770

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Pittsburgh paintball Park is Pittsburgh's newest mega paintball theme park. Influenced by video games like Call of Duty, Pittsburgh Paintball offers movie quality maps such as military compound, Vietnam B-52 crash site, Mayan Temple ruins, a regulation turfed NXL field and more! Book Private Games & Play Public Play Games Year Round. Great for birthday parties and and fun events, your kiddos, teens and friends will love this battlefield. Choose your inner player and see if you have what it takes.

2. Kolor-N-Kiln

1230 Robinson Centre Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 

(412) 787-5790

10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday's 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kolor-N-Kiln is a friendly DIY ceramics, mosaics, and painting shop open to anyone willing to have some fun and try new things! You can walk in and go through the process without an appointment, or you can set up a specific time to get creative. Kolor-N-Kiln, also, hosts events open to the public as long as you reserve your spot. This is a fun way to let loose and express yourself, especially, for the extra creative kiddos who tend to forget that walls aren't canvases. Making memories that last forever, literally, is what Kolor-N-Kiln is all about. The friendly staff will assist you with anything you need, so don't be nervous if you've never played with glass wood mosaics before. 

3. Hobby Lobby 

6511 Steubenville Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 

(412) 787-5860

9 a.m. - 8 p.m., closed Sunday's

This craft store is filled with anything your child can dream of creating, or you can dream of decorating your house with. Hobby Lobby has crafts, DIY items and decorations galore, so you can get lost in the ideas pretty easily. Next thing you know, your husband/wife is sitting in the car for 3 hours, and you walk out with five more bags than planned. This would be a great place to search for fun puzzles or projects for you and your kids to have some fun at home. You can also come up with a fun game to play in the store, like see who can find the first dinosaur object, or see who can find the puzzle with the most pieces. This store is filled with fun things to do and create and ways to keep your kids occupied, while you look for the perfect centerpiece. The next time your little monkeys get too wild with the floor is lava game, out of boredom, bring them here.

4. The Mall at Robinson - KidZone

100 Robinson Centre Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205 

(412) 788-0836

10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday's 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kids 2-12 are invited to jump in and experience quality programming with The Mall at Robinson all year long! They want to engage young children and their family’s in fresh new activities and events, including cultural and educational programs, as well as character meet & greets, story-telling and craft nights. Register online to be a part of the KidZone at the mall and have access to all these cool activities. While you're shopping, your kids can have fun too. We all know how boring shopping is to our little rascals.

5. Crafton Ingram Shopping Center

Lincoln Highway at Foster Avenue, Crafton, PA 15205 

6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Bring your kiddos on your shopping trip to the Crafton Ingram Shopping Center to simultaneously entertain and finish your errands. This place is filled with all the stores you need for groceries, fun activities and more. Cross off your grocery list at Giant Eagle, get your hair done at The Curls Next Door, and play a mean game of bowling, all in one trip. Don't forget your daily Dunkin' run either. Crafton Ingram Lanes offers daily deals and weekly specials for family-fun, affordable game nights. They even offer party packages for exclusive fun. Don't miss out on a night full of bowl. When it's time for fun in the sun and ice cream runs again, check out Crafton Mini Golf just for $2 a person. This summer-fun course will bring out the competition in everyone. Stop at Crafton Ice Cream Delite for a cool treat on the way home, and visit the Crafton Swimming Pool across the street. There is so much to do here in Crafton, and we could all use some time out and about. Just when you think you've run out of ideas, we've got you covered.

6. BoxLunch

1390 Robinson Centre Dr, Space #1770, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205

(412) 788-4198

Hours vary

BoxLunch is a cool and trendy place to shop, with a cause. BoxLunch helps provide a meal for a person in need for every $10 spent on our pop-culture-themed clothing and accessories. From weird science to the magical world of Disney to Funko Pop! collectibles and much more, you're bound to "get outta your mind," and have a good time here. 

Do you have fun ideas on things to do with kids in Ambridge, Bulger, Eldersville, Clinton, Cuddy, Joffree, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, Midway, Noblestown, Collier, Slovan, Sturgeon, Heidelberg, Carnegie, Moon, Imperial, McKees Rocks, Presto, Sewickley, Ingram, Crafton, Greentree, Southview, Pittsburgh and the cities in between? We'd love to hear from you! Please e-mail Alexus at, and we might add it to our next list!