Family Getaways: Teen Fun and Activities

Traveling to Fort Wayne, Indiana with older kids and teenagers? Check out these fun activities for older kids to enjoy during your stay.

The Ball Hive

4629 Lima Road
(260) 220-0210
Thursday — Sunday, 12–8pm
Party reservations available

Indoor zorbing — Who doesn’t love getting into a giant plastic ball and crashing around the room? Zorbing is an indoor recreational activity that includes getting into a large plastic (but sturdy and safe) ball. Once in the ball, guests can run, bounce, bonk and crash into other zorbers inside the safe facility. The Ball Hive also hosts simple games including bubble soccer, King of the Ring, Flip Ball and more. The friendly staff at The Ball Hive will explain the games and how to go Zorbing in the safest, most fun way possible. After you’re done, fuel up at The Ball Hive’s healthy snack bar.


1130 North Coliseum Blvd
(260) 203-2103
Sunday – Thursday, 11am–10pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am–11pm
Party reservations available

Forget the old go-karts of the past, Vortex’s top-of-the-line kart racing will put you in the driver seat of the most realistic racing experience short of the Indy 500. The karts, a SODI “RTX,” has superior handling and acceleration topping out at 48 MPH, with disc braking system and LED brake lights, pedal and steering wheel adjustments, zero emissions, plus a timing system to record accurate lap times and customize the racing experience to you.

After racing, gear up for laser tag. A 4,000 square feet of laser tag battlefield with customizable weapon settings, interacting wall targets and special energy power-ups is awaiting you. Follow the story line for an afternoon full of intergalactic fun.

Not done yet? Over 30 arcade games await visitors in Vortex, stocked with classics like air hockey and ski ball, as well as new favorites.

Fast Track

605 West Coliseum Blvd
(260) 483-9968
Tuesday – Thursday, 2–10pm
Friday 2pm–12am
Saturday 12pm–12am
Sunday 12pm–10pm
Party reservations available

A completely indoor go-kart racing track is fun for all ages. Choose between regular, double seated, and pro-karts depending on your age and experience.

Putt-Putt Fun Center

4530 Speedway Drive
(260) 483-7618
Golf and Arcade: Monday – Saturday, 9am–1am;
Sunday 12pm–10pm
Go-Karts: Monday – Saturday, 10am–12am;
Sunday 12pm–10pm

Practice your putting skills at Putt-Putt mini-golf center. After hitting the green, explore the game in the arcade, grab some snacks, or drive the outdoor go-karts.

Crazy Pinz Entertainment Center

1414 Northland Blvd
(260) 490-2695
Monday – Wednesday, 10am–11pm
Thursday 10am–12am
Friday and Saturday, 10am–1am
Sunday 12pm–10pm
Party reservations available

A total entertainment center that offer 20 lanes of bowling, a 4,300 square foot laser tag facility, spin zone bumper cars, indoor mini golf, an adult lounge, and a full service restaurant, Coconutz. Plus, Ballocity, a three-story “waterpark” of foam balls.

Pirates Cove is the themed laser tag arena that is two-stories complete with a pirate ship and sound effects. Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-close; Saturday 10 am – close; Sunday 12 pm - close.


1104 West Coliseum Blvd
(260) 471-6719
Sunday – Monday, 12–8pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 12–10pm
Friday – Saturday 12pm–1am
Party reservations available

Ultrazone is the place to play laser tag for all ages. Check the website often for summer hours and weekly specials.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

401 Fernhill Avenue
(260) 483-5867
Monday – Thursday, 12–8pm
Friday 12pm–11pm
Saturday 10am–11pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm
Party reservations available

A lot more than just trampolines, Sky Zone offers a way to have fun and get fit. Sky Zone offers fitness classes, open jumps, SkySlam court and sometimes Ultimate Dodgeball! For the fitness, fun and thrill seekers, Sky Zone is the place to jump around. Special programs are always going on at Skyzone, dodgeball, volleyball and “Homeschool Hop,” a time reserved for homeschool kids to meet other homeschool kids, is available throughout the month. Check the website for current programing.

Escape Fort Wayne

927 S. Harrison Street, 3rd floor
(260) 206-6985

Escape The Lake or The Office at Escape Fort Wayne. Solve clues to get out of the puzzle room before time runs out – can you escape?

Certain restrictions apply, be sure to check the website before reserving tickets.

Fort Wayne Escape Room

327 E. Wayne St, Suite 200
(260) 423-1444
Wednesday – Thursday, 5–9:30pm
Friday 5–11:30pm
Saturday 12–11:30pm

Choose from three different scenarios and see if you can solve the clues before time runs out. Choose your potential escape from Black Beard’s Revenge (a pirate-themed jailbreak), Patient Zero (a zombie apocalypse), and Uncharted (a jungle-themed escape within the ruins of an ancient civilization).

Certain restrictions apply, check the website before you purchase tickets.

Room to Escape

3734 Allen Avenue
(800) 454-3927

Solve puzzles indoors….and outdoors! Room to Escape offers players the ability to escape the Lab Disaster, Nightmare at the Museum, the Dining Room Caper, and coming soon outdoor puzzles around the city of Fort Wayne.

Certain restrictions apply, be sure to check the website before reserving tickets.

Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot

1004 Cass Street
(260) 420-3962

Fort Wayne Bike Hub

838 S. Harrison Street
(260) 206-6906

Monday – Friday, 7am–6pm
Saturday 8am–2pm

For a great day of fitness and outdoor recreation, visit the Fort Wayne Outfitters. Rent bikes, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards at the shop on Cass Street. Or ride around downtown by stopping by the downtown Harrison Street Bike Hub.

Notice: Valid ID/Credit Card is required to rent, so bring along the whole family for a day of fun.

Sweet Treats

The Stand
5200 Bluffton Road
(260) 7474-7300

Everyone screams for...frozen yogurt! The perfect treat all summer, stop by the stand for Coney dog creations and delicious frozen yogurt.

Multiple locations

A Fort Wayne area favorite for 50 years, cool down with a sundae from Zesto. The perfect treat after a long day in the sun.


Whether it's date night, Christmas shopping, or girls’ night out, if you like to shop, Fort Wayne has the place for you. Glenbrook Square is the indoor shopping haven, with over 100 stores to choose from; Jefferson Pointe is the place to go for outdoor shopping; and boutiques like The Find, Lace and Arrow, Emily’s Haute Cottage can provide a unique gift for your closet.

Minor League Sports

Take in a game, whether that is baseball, hockey or basketball, Fort Wayne’s minor league teams will you give a fun night out. Worried about price? Don’t be. Tincaps baseball has tickets for as low as $5, Komets hockey games have tickets for as low as $11 (for ages 12-18), and Mad Ants basketball has tickets for around $11 as well.

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