Time is ticking away before your teen heads back to school.  If your teen is chomping at the bit to get out and do something spectacular before summer ends with his or her friends (or maybe even you), fun is right around the corner.

Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend

Who doesn’t love the zoo? Founded in 1921, Potawatomi Zoo is Indiana’s second oldest zoo. Your teen is sure to enjoy the 400+ animals – it’s one place that monkeying around is acceptable!

Sky Zone in Mishawaka

Has your teen tried the Ninja Warrior course, complete with the Battle Beam, Warped Wall, Zip Line, Sky Ladder, and Parkour Blox? It’s amazing! Sky Zone’s summer discounts make this the ideal boredom buster.

Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites in Granger

A little birdie told us that Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites in Granger’s Toscana Park is the place to go for a round of fun and games. If your teen isn’t into golf, no worries. Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suites has simulators with zombie dodgeball, baseball, football, carnival games, and hockey.

Interactive simulators are rented by the hour for your entire group. Enjoy food and drinks from the full menu, served by a member of their wait staff. Because simulators book up quickly, be sure to reserve your fun in advance.

Four Winds Field & the South Bend Cubs

Even if you’re not a baseball fan, the family-friendly environment at a South Bend Cubs game will make an affordable, fun day for your teen and his or her friends. There are even a couple Firework Fridays coming up. Who doesn’t love fireworks?!

Yoga for Everybody in South Bend

Grab your teen and his or her friends for free yoga every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga for Everybody takes place in the gardens behind the Oliver Mansion on Washington Street in South Bend. Don’t forget to bring your mats!

Board & Brush in Mishawaka

You and your teen can get your creative juices flowing with a DIY workshop at Board & Brush Creative Studios in Granger/Mishawaka. The workshop prices include all supplies. Not only will you have a great time, but you’ll also each leave with a unique wooden masterpiece.

Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard on the St. Joseph River in South Bend

Connecting with nature will be great for the soul for you and your teen. Packages include shuttle service, canoes, paddles, and required life jackets. Parental signature is required for renters under the age of 18. Plan an end of summer trip to St. Patrick’s County Park. You’ll be happy you did.

Wine (Cookies) and Canvas in Granger

You’ve heard of Wine and Canvas, but Cookies and Canvas is ideal for younger audiences, and who doesn’t like cookies? Many dates and times are available, with each session focused on a different painting. At $25 per seat, this is the perfect outing for your teen and their friends or a great bonding moment for you and your teen.

Bring your report card to Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suite and get a discount off of your swing suite rental during the month of August.  If you have an A on your report card you’ll receive 50% off of the rental, a B earns you a 25% discount and a C will get you 10% off the rental.

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