The batting cages at Coney Island are decent, but I prefer the ones at Chelsea piers. Even though they are more pricey, I like them better because they are indoors (which means air conditioning). Coney Island also has a mini-golf course, but again this pales in comparison to some of the ones you'll see in the suburban areas with the big windmills and other decorations. Still, it's decent for a city mini-golf course. The rides are okay for family, but if you want really chilling rides, you'd have to go to a more bigger theme park, like Six Flags or Disney World. But, if you're looking for some time away from the city, definitely come to Coney Island. It's reachable by public train.