Activities For Teens – Local Things Teens Will Want To Do

Did you google “Activities For Teens Near Me” to get here? If you did – welcome! We have pulled together a long list of fun activities for teens and tweens to do with their friends. And maybe if you’re lucky, with you too!

In this list, you will find ideas for fun and engaging activities that you can do with your teen, as well as activities that they can do on their own or with their friends. From outdoor adventures to creative pursuits, there is something for everyone. So let’s get started and discover some exciting activities for teens!

things to do with teens and tweens

From timeless activities like going to the movies, to the super-special-experience outing like an escape room or axe throwing, we have lots of ideas for your kids to do with their friends or with you.

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Being a teenager can be a challenging time, but it can also be a time of exploration and growth. As a parent or guardian, it can be challenging to find activities that your teen will enjoy and that will also help them develop important life skills. My kids fill into both tween and teen age groups, so if you want to see what we get up to, follow us on Instagram.

FUNZILLA provides a fantastic way to give your children physical activity and best of all, it's "Exercise in Disguise" as the kids are just having great fun...Running, Climbing, Crawling and Sliding... Play is what kids do best! Our facility is clean, safe, bright, comfortable and most of all fun! Our playground structure is designed so parents can play with their kids or sit down with a cup of coffee/tea. Parents will be able to safely watch their children from almost every point.
360 Lewis Road Unit 201, Hamilton, ON, Hamilton, L8E5Y7
Activate Indoor Gaming Experience
High-energy, massive indoor gaming experience. Read about our visit here.
We recommend that children are 8 years of age or older to play without adults in the escape room, however younger children may play with their families. Party room is available - bring your own food and drink (excluding alcohol).
283 Duke St. W, Kitchener
Bad Axe Throwing
We're the world's biggest urban axe throwing club. Our mission is to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities.
BATL Axe Throwing
BATL delivers axe throwing to visitors and residents of Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown and Dundas.
BreakOut Escapes
Be sure to check for special seasonal escape room offerings at this location! 
114 Main Street, Cambridge
BreakOut Escapes Cambridge (Preston)
Located at Lumberjacks Axe Throwing with two escape offerings!
1453 King St E, Cambridge
Buncrana Golf Course
We are a family-run golf course which is super kid friendly (free under 6yo). We have a coach that is excellent with kids and children LOVE him. We also host footgolf.
Cameron Speedway and Amusements
A public mile-long go-kart track with two overpasses and underpasses, five paintball fields, a four-sided rock wall, laser tag arena and target range.
Champs Family Entertainment Centre
Bowling, billiards and arcade.
Climber's Rock Indoor Rock Climbing
We are a large indoor climbing gym in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Here you will find expansive bouldering, top rope and lead climbing for all ages and abilities.
Complex Rooms
Looking for an at-home alternative to escape rooms? Complex offers both virtual and 'take-out' games - real boxes with props and puzzles, delivered to your location so you can host your own 'room'! 
Creative Insight Pottery
Drop in pottery, fused glass, paint classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Crock A Doodle St. Catharines
Our studio welcomes people of every age and ability, all day long. We also offer kids' birthday parties, ladies' nights, team building and corporate events. Reservations are recommended, but drop-ins are always welcome! 
St. Catharines
Crock-a-Doodle Pottery Painting Studio
Enjoy the fun of pottery painting in our bright and cheerful studio. Our studio welcomes people of every age and ability, all day long. We also offer birthday parties, ladies' nights, team building and corporate events.
Stoney Creek
Ctl V
Looking for a new kind of escape room? Try Virtual Reality! Ctl V offers single and multi-plyer VR games, and now escape rooms too!
212 Victoria Rd South, Unit #(Unit A?), Guelph
Ctl V Waterloo
Looking for a new kind of escape room? Try Virtual Reality! Ctl V offers single and multi-plyer VR games, and now escape rooms too!
170 Columbia Street West, Unit #5, Waterloo
Dave and Busters
Bring your friends and enjoy local and weekly specials. A fun experience for any occasion. Eat, drink, play and watch sports - all under one roof.
Dicey Business
We are a cozy board game café with over 400 board games to play while enjoying a good selection of food and drinks. Our Dicey Community loves Board Games, Trading Card Games, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, Art Nights, and anything else nerdy you can think of
Milton’s largest active play zone for kids and adults alike. Great for the whole family. Epic Play Zone offers Laser Tag, Indoor Playground, Arcade, Birthday Parties.
EscapeworX - Bingeman's
Players need to work as a team, communicating and making fast decisions to complete the enigmatic mysteries of the room. This makes EscapeworX a perfect team-building exercise, whether it's a bunch of friends, family, or a corporate group. With an on-site party room or nearby Boston pizza it's a great place for parties.
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, N2B 3X7
Exitus Escape Rooms
You can come to our facility or do an escape room in the comfort of your own home with our virtual offerings! Party room available.
340 Woodlawn Rd. W., Guelph, N1H 3N4
Family Fun Centre Laser Tag
Featuring a multi-level, state of the art laser tag arena, and the latest selection of arcade and redemption games
Fantescapes Escape Rooms
Three magical rooms to choose from - all rooms require at least one person 16+ to be present. 
121 Wyndham St. N., Guelph Movie Theatre
171 Speers Road, Unit 25, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3W8
GameTime Social Restaurant and Arcade
We're Burlington's home to endless fun and entertainment for people of all ages! Power up your wristband and let the fun begin.
Go Bananas!
Our facility is designed with kids in mind - with colourful and creative things to climb everyone from 25-300lbs is welcome! 
50 Borden Ave S, Unit 3, Kitchener, N2G 3R5
Grand River Rocks Waterloo
We are an indoor climbing gym in Waterloo, Ontario. We have bouldering problems of various difficulty from beginner to seasoned climbers. We also have a moon board, campus boards, and a training/workout area. Any age can climb, under 13s need to be accompanied by someone 13 or older.
80 Lodge St Unit 1, Waterloo, N2J 2V6
Guelph Grotto Climbing Co
With both bouldering and climbing walls, Guelph Grotto offers a variety of programs and classes for climbers of all ages to explore climbing, develop their strength and technique, and set and achieve personal goals. 
199 Victoria Rd S, Guelph
GYGO - Get Your Game On
A 26,000-square foot active play experience with a wide range of indoor and outdoor games and activations, like NERF Challenge, mini golf, laser tag, go-karts and more.
Hamilton Indoor Go Carts
Welcome to Hamilton Indoor Go Karts, providing the Golden Horseshoe Area with a safe and fun Go-Karting experience for close to 2 decades!
Hopedale Bowl
We offer Bumpers for Young Children, Coaching Tips, as well as the Children’s Learn to Bowl Program and League Bowling for all ages – Novice or Pro.
Joe Dog's Gas Bar
Check out a video of our visit here
KW Escape Room
With several different experiences, and a free party room KW Escape Rooms is the perfect place for a family outing or a larger get-together!
505 Conestogo Road Unit 12, Waterloo, N2L 4C9
Leisure Cafe
A board game cafe with a comfortable retro feel designed as a community gathering place.
Niagara Region
Ludology Board Game Cafe
Play one of your Favorites, or play something New. Our staff will help you get gaming! Enjoy our fantastic selection of Food and Drink, while you game or dine! $5 per person, 2-5 hour time limit may apply. 
St. Catharines
LVW Creative Barracks
Creative Barracks is an art studio and party service provider that brings the fun to you! Whether you want an in-home art party to paint/sculpt, face painting or balloons!
Niagara Region
Mountain Lanes Bowling
16 Lanes of Five Pin Bowling, Glow In The Dark lanes, Licensed under the L.L.B.O., Computerized Scoring, Snack Bar.
Parkway Social
Parkway Social has been an icon of St Catharines since 1958 as an entertainment destination that has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for family fun, a quirky date night idea or to get competitive with friends or colleagues, our venue is the perfect location. 
St. Catharines
Planet Laser Tag
The fun doesn’t end with just Laser Tag…enjoy other activities too, including arcade games & much more! There is no need to make a reservation to just drop in and have some fun.
Play Project Parkour
Open gym program is a supervised non-instructional drop-in program.  Participants are encouraged to train on our parkour equipment and use the spring floor to work on their acrobatic skills.
Play With Clay
Play with Clay is an interactive drop-in pottery studio where guests of all ages can indulge in pottery painting, clay hand-building & wheel throwing.
Pottery N Paint Cafe
Create lasting memories while you Paint Pottery, Canvas or Play with Clay! Join us for birthday parties, drop-in pottery painting, special events and camps.
Putting Edge Glow In The Dark Mini Golf
Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf. Read about our visit here.
Soccer World Indoor Golf Driving Range
Hamilton's only indoor practice range offers a 65-yard long driving distance with 10 tee boxes. The climate-controlled indoor golf range is in the Soccer World dome.
Splitsville Bowling and Arcade - Hamilton
34 lanes, Glow in the Dark Bowling, Angry Birds bowling, interactive screens/games on lanes, state-of-the-art arcade, and a large redemption prize store.
Splitsville Bowling, Laser Tag and Arcade - Burlington
24 lanes, luxury VIP lanes, Glow in the Dark Bowling, 2-level laser tag arena, state-of-the-art arcade, large redemption prize store.
The Core Climbing Gym
Our enthusiastic instructors will get your kids climbing the walls, literally! Take lessons, climb by the hour, come for camp, or even a birthday party - we can cater to every need.
The Hub Climbing
Canada's largest indoor rock climbing facility. Read about our visit here.
The Painted Turtle
Paint and pottery studio offering drop-ins, classes and workshops, and birthday parties. Also offering a monthly class called "Abilities in Art". 
Niagara Region
The Round Table - Guelph
Board games, axe throwing, archery, escape rooms and more!
The Round Table - Kitchener
Board games, special events, trivia nights and more.
Waterdown Lanes
We offer 12 lanes of 5-pin bowling, as well as regular special events and parties, complete with glow-in-the-dark bowling! Looking for a fun way to keep active? We also have bowling leagues for all ages and skill levels.
Zorbit Sports
Burlington’s only purpose-built indoor Zorb Battle, Archery Battle and Nerf(™) Battle facility. We aim to provide the ultimate events for any occasion - Birthdays, Team Celebrations, Camps and more!

More Activities For Teens and Tweens

Play Great Board Games At Home – here is the list of our favourite family board games. We break it out by age and tell you which ones are well worth purchasing for your collection.

Head to the Skate Park – We have a list of great skate parks in Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton. Bring your board, your bike or your scooter and meet your friends.

Ride The Dirt Track – Speaking of parks, Nelson Park in Burlington has an awesome dirt jump track!

Have a Social Distanced Game Night – If the friend group is a little spread out, move the fun online. There’s nothing like a pandemic to perfect the best ways to play games together virtually.

Volunteer As A Group – There’s no better way to feel good than volunteering, and with a group of friends to keep you motivated and accountable, there is no limit to how much impact your teens can have!

Get Outside – No matter the weather, some time in fresh air is good for everyone. Skate in the winter and hike in the summer. Nature provides some free and fabulous activities for teens and tweens.

Have You Tried Geocaching? It’s an outdoor scavenger-type hunt where you use your GPS and a free app to find caches hidden in the wild. Once you find one, you record it in your app ad sign the logbook.

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