Your tweens and teens will love these things to do in Burlington and Hamilton so much they may even invite you to join them! Big kids are always looking for things to do that are cool (do the kids still say cool?) and that are a little bit more mature. Some have outgrown playgrounds and afternoons at indoor play centres, but there is still a ton of things to do locally to keep them entertained.
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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We’re classifying tweens in that 11-13 age where they don’t need you to take part in their fun, but they do need you to drive them and stay in the vicinity while they enjoy themselves. Teens are those kids who you can drop off and know they’ll be responsible for themselves. My kids are on the cusp of both age groups, so if you want to see what we get up to, follow us on Instagram.
Museums of Burlington is pleased to offer day camp programs throughout the year on P.A. days and school holidays. Kids Camps are for ages 5-12 years. Masks are mandatory and physical distancing protocols are in effect. We will follow all provincial regulations and update parents if program cancellations become necessary. We provide full refunds should any camp programs be cancelled as a result of COVID-19 closures. Please see below for upcoming dates and details.
2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8
High-energy, massive indoor gaming experience. Read about our visit here.
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 delivers axe throwing to visitors and residents of Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown and Dundas.
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.
Bowling, billiards and arcade.
460 Brant St #3, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4B6
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.
Drop in pottery, fused glass, paint classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring a multi-level, state of the art laser tag arena, and the latest selection of arcade and redemption games
171 Speers Road, Unit 25, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3W8
We're Burlington's home to endless fun and entertainment for people of all ages! Power up your wristband and let the fun begin.
Welcome to Hamilton Indoor Go Karts, providing the Golden Horseshoe Area with a safe and fun Go-Karting experience for close to 2 decades!
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.
Inflow Bike and Skatepark LTD. is a 12,000 sq/ft indoor facility dedicated to the progression of alternative action sports in southern Ontario.
Check out a video of our visit here
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!
16 Lanes of Five Pin Bowling, Glow In The Dark lanes, Licensed under the L.L.B.O., Computerized Scoring, Snack Bar.
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 with Clay is an interactive drop-in pottery studio where guests of all ages can indulge in pottery painting, clay hand-building & wheel throwing.
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.
Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf. Read about our visit here.
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.
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.
24 lanes, luxury VIP lanes, Glow in the Dark Bowling, 2-level laser tag arena, state-of-the-art arcade, large redemption prize store.
Canada's largest indoor rock climbing facility. Read about our visit here.
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.
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!
Once they’ve exhausted this list, here are some more ideas to get tweens and teens together.
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.
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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