At MetroFamily, we’re passionate about finding unique events and activities for family members of all ages. Older kids and teens are sometimes the hardest to keep entertained but we’ve rounded up some offbeat events and hangouts that are sure to keep them satisfied. From amusement park rides to get the adrenaline pumping to unique classes that teach new skills, check out these unconventional alternatives to hanging out at the mall or seeing a movie.
Also be sure to check out this list of the top events for teens and tweens happening in OKC this month.
14402 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Edmond
1431 N. Moore Ave. in Moore
Why We Love It: While this venue draws kids of all ages, no one has more fun at these trampoline parks than older kids and teens. The trampoline floors and walls offer non-stop thrills and teens especially love to challenge their friends on the trampoline basketball and volleyball courts. The trampoline parks are open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Open jump costs $11 per person the first hour and $6 for each additional hour.
3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Why We Love It: TAG offers special art instruction for ages 13 to 16. Projects like smartphone photography and 3D printing shed new light on art. Students learn to develop arts skills from qualified instructors who aim to give a broad cultural view of contemporary art and insight on a variety of techniques. Teens in this group develop confidence through self-expression and creative thought.
11501 N. I-35 Service Rd.
Why We Love It: This Oklahoma amusement park is perfect for teens and tweens. Frontier City stays open until 8 p.m. every Saturday in September. In October, they feature special fall activities and stay open until 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night. Frontier City was even voted by our readers as the Family Favorites winner for best place to have fun with teens and tweens! Take it from our other readers, this place is a win for older kids.
200 S.E. 4th St.
Why We Love It: This one-of-a-kind climbing gym is known for accommodating families and teens are no exception. Teens and tweens can not only climb, but kids 14 or older can belay (control the rope on the ground for other climbers). First-time climbers will be welcomed with an orientation class, a day climbing pass, shoe and harness rental for $29. Indoor and outdoor climbing opportunities are available on the unique grain silo structure. As long as kids have the liability waiver signed by an adult, there’s plenty of independent fun to be had. Find the waiver on the gym’s website.
705 W. Sheridan Ave.
Why We Love It: Whether you send your teens here with friends or tag along to spend a little quality time with them, this shop guarantees a good time. The one-of-a-kind business invites shoppers to select a plant and a container and then provides the supplies and space to sit down and create your own potted masterpiece. Regular special events bring live music and food trucks to the shop to provide even more opportunities for fun.