The Ultimate Guide To Things Tweens and Teens Want To Do In Burlington & Hamilton

Your tweens and teens will love these things to do in Burlington and Hamilton so much that they may even invite you to join them! Big kids are always looking for things to do that are cool and 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.

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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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.

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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Hamilton 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.
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
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 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
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!

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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