Things to do in South Bend with kids

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South Bend
HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from children�s museums and health education centers with our own creative spin.
South Bend
If you're looking for a magnificent historic site that showcases an elegant, 38-room Victorian mansion, a charming cottage reflecting the 1930s, a gallery that chronicles local history, a gallery of Notre Dame history, a children's museum plus compel...
South Bend
The Mission of the Studebaker National Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and preservation of Studebaker vehicles, archives and other ...
South Bend
Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, is home to over 400 species on 23 acres. The Zoo is a regional destination serving and educating all who visit. Our history is rich and we are pleased to be a special part of this community.
Mishawaka
There�s a place in Michiana made just for you! And this is it - the Hannah Lindahl Children�s Museum! Step inside and you�ll step back in time to a world your grandparents - even your great-grandparents - knew.
Elkhart
Indoor and outdoor laser tag in Elkhart not far from South Bend and Mishiwaka, Niles MI, and Goshen.
Elkhart
A TIMETABLE TO THE PAST At the center of it all was the New York Central Railroad. Elkhart's National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ambassadors of goodwill across the country.
Amish Acres
(20 Miles)
Nappanee
So come explore the historic eighty acre farm and heritage resort and experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours, farm animals, restaurants, musical theatre, craft demonstrations, and quaint shops. Come for the day or an overnight sta...
La Porte
History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.
Saint Joseph
Come to where Learning is Fun! Offering permanent and traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers to teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore six water exhibits, a climbing wall, virtual reality, pin wall and more!
Michigan
Clean, wide stretch of beach with safe swimming, playgrounds, volleyball, disc golf, fishing, biking, hiking and plenty more. If you've got a picnic and the right weather it's a full day's worth here.
Coloma
Jollay Orchards offers a unique entertainment experience -- blending a working Orchard with Family Activities. Jollay Orchards is a \"family friendly\" farm. Our helpful staff is glad to assist you and answer any questions you or your family might ...
Michigan City
Founded in 1928, encompassing 15 acres and is home to more than 200 animals.
Tippecanoe
The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several early indian trails crossed the river.
Watervliet
Super family water park with body, tube and extreme water slides, lagoon, river run and more! Life guards always on duty.
Coloma
Deer Forest is an animal petting zoo and fun park. You can feed the deer and other animals up close. It also offers kiddie amusement rides, storybook lane, miniature golf, large playground, inflatable jumper, food, picnic area with grills, and ple...
Rochester
Come & Enjoy! Beach * Paddle Boats Fishing Contests * Boat Parades Playground * Putt-Putt Golf Lawnmower Rodeos Potluck Dinners * Chili Cook-Off Kid's Games & Activities * Contests Local Festivals * & More!
Porter
Join Ranger Maria and become an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Web Ranger. Make discoveries and learn fascinating facts about Indiana Dunes, Lake Michigan, plants, animals, and people on your way to becoming a Web Ranger. Earn a certificate. Learn ...
Sturgis
Nottawa Fruit Farm is a family-owned business which specializes in home-grown produce and family experiences. We take great pride in providing the highest quality products possible in our farm market and wholesome activities which help your family c...
Zao Island
(45 Miles)
Valparaiso
Welcome to Zao Island, now celebrating our 25th year of providing good family fun for people of all ages. Please browse through our website, learn about the attractions and packages we offer, and plan to spend your day with us.
Mattawan
A fun day out for active kids 40” and taller! Crazy karts, an 18 hole mountain mini golf course and even a thrill ride!
Albion
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Portage
A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!
Air Zoo
(52 Miles)
Portage
A fun packed science and aeronautical day for the whole family to spend flying around this exciting flight based theme park!
Crown Point
In the 12 seasons Deep River waterpark has been operating we have bough SPLASHtacular Fun to millions!
Gary
Hike the Miller Woods Trail and through the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the summer; attend award-winning environmental education programs year round; and when you get wintery snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are a...
Crown Point
A self-directed play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact. Features include Dino Digg, Children's Cooking and Play Challenges!
Kalamazoo
Bohemian Adventure offers a unique camping and travel experience to kids ages 9 - 15 for less than 1/3 the price of private residential camps. Program areas include mountain biking, hiking, swimming, outdoor cooking, beach sports, arts & crafts, team...
Kalamazoo Township
The varying collection of fascinating museum exhibits is just the beginning, followed by the Planetarium, space themed learning centre, special events and Hands On Happenings!
Columbia City
Enjoy mini golf, go karting, batting cages, climbing wall, driving range, arcade and several fairground style rides.
Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo Nature Center features dozens of public programs each month for all ages, in addition to our 11 miles of hiking trails and indoor and outdoor exhibits. The whole family will enjoy our regular family program every Sunday at 2:00pm. There...
Crown Point
Two mini golf courses, one with alligator, go karts, batting and soccer cages, arcade games and more. A well rounded family day out! Features are pay and play.
Athens
A reptile and amphibian rescue zoo, homing and rehabilitating creatures in need in naturalistic habitats for you and your kids to visit in safety.
Jaks Warehouse
(64 Miles)
Schererville
Includes Ballocity climbing and play structure, Sky Trails, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars and 9 hole Urban Mini Golf course, plus Laser Tag and Laser Maze.
Indiana Beach
(67 Miles)
Monticello
Offering a huge outdoor water park with 6 slides, wet roller coaster and splash playground; high wires climbing challenge and camping options.
Java Mama
(69 Miles)
Fort Wayne
Indoor cafe with play area and relaxing cafe area for parents.
Binder Park Zoo
(1)
(69 Miles)
Battle Creek
Binder Park Zoo offers quality programming using exotic animals delivered by professional staff with a dedication to conserving wildlife. Online registration is currently available for our Camps, Overnight Safari, and Zoo Snooze Programs!
Chicago
One of the worlds largest science museums, home to more than 35,000 artifacts - nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Great family place to visit if looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids
Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne's newest Family Destination - a 'Paint & Take' Art Studio where people of all ages and interests can enjoy the simple pleasures of painting. For the price of a movie ticket you get to create and then take home a personalized work of art t...
Fort Wayne
As well as the main enclosures, included here is a Family Farm animal petting facility, Tree Top Trail, African Journey safari fun, plus Dr. Diversity’s Research Station with hands on researcher roleplay using microscopes and more.
Fort Wayne
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Peru
WELCOME . . . to the Grissom Air Museum, one of the nation�s fastest growing aviation museums. Here you can learn about our historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting exhibits, and enjoy a modern, hands-on facility.
Fair oaks
A family destination conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms is the perfect destination for any playful soul. Hang out with family chow down on the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the land, learn about sustainable dai...
Chicago
The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African Americ...
Full Blast
(70 Miles)
Battle Creek
Indoor and outdoor water park with 4 big slides, 2 leisure pools and interactive splash play area, plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play area with slide.
Chicago
For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when you look at all there is to do and experience it's...
Shedd Aquarium
(71 Miles)
Chicago
Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch)
Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Chicago
Your ticket to travel the world and back in time - spanning 4.6 billion years all under one roof. Come face to face with a T. rex. become bug sized in Underground Adventure or go down into an ancient Egyptian tomb - plus special exhibitions and a 3D ...
Chicago
Visit the Adler’s three theaters and numerous exhibitions for an unforgettable space science experience. Great family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near South Bend with kids

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Amish Acres

(20 Miles) Tours in Nappanee

2

Hannah Lindahl Childrens Museum

(4 Miles) Museums in Mishawaka

3

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

(46 Miles) Zoos in Albion

4

Elkhart Tactical

(14 Miles) Kids Fun in Elkhart

5

HealthWorks Kids Museum

(0 Miles) Museums in South Bend

6

The Washington Park Zoo

(34 Miles) Zoos in Michigan City

7

Zao Island

(45 Miles) Kids Fun in Valparaiso

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Potawatomi Zoo

(2 Miles) Zoos in South Bend

9

National New York Central Railroad Museum

(15 Miles) Museums in Elkhart

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Northern Indiana Center for History

(1 Miles) Historical Attractions in South Bend

Fun places to visit in South Bend with kids

Indiana is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Indiana's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Indiana with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Find other fun things to do with kids in nearby states

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Indiana - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in IN