At MetroFamily, we’re passionate about finding unique events and activities for family members of all ages. Tweens 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.
Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following venues may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine clinic locations, visit vaxokc.com.
2800 S Telephone Rd, Moore
Why We Love It: While this venue draws kids of all ages, no one has more fun at these trampoline and adventure parks than older kids and teens. The indoor go-karts are sure to be a hit as well as the ropes and warrior courses.
11 NW 11th St
Why We Love It: Oklahoma Contemporary’s Studio School offers special art instruction for ages 13 to 16. These courses offer a creative outlet as well as an opportunity to learn and expand skills, improve techniques and experiment with familiar and new media.
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.
104 S. Broadway, Edmond
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 also can join their Ascent program to build strength and confidence with weekly practice sessions.
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.