Arts and Crafts in SOUTH BEND with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in South Bend, Indiana there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Hoosier State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape….South Bend is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let South Bend inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • Nelis Dutch Village

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    (79 miles) Holland

    Step back in time over 100 years ago to the beautiful Netherlands with this unique theme park...

  • Six Flags Great America

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    (99 miles) Gurnee

    Those infamous thrill rides and family fun is waiting at this iconic Illinois theme park - Six Flags! From wet rides to dry and the gentle to the terrifying, they're bigger and better than ever with ...

  • Surfari Joes Water Park

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    (35 miles) Watervliet

    Come splash the day away in 18,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun in SW Michigan!

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    (52 miles) Crown Point

    Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.

  • Flash Flood Water Park

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    (70 miles) Battle Creek

    Indoor / outdoor water park in Battle Creek with big slides, leisure pools & interactive splash play area! Plus trampolines, basketball courts, water wars cannon game and an inflatable jungle play ...

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (81 miles) Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

  • Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

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    (83 miles) Kokomo

    Waterpark for the whole family.

  • Splash House

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    (85 miles) Marion

    Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (93 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    (95 miles) Waukegan

    105 acre parkland with plenty of sporting opportunities and play areas. Within it is a small waterpark, including fun features, toddlers' wading pool and multi level diving boards.

  • Potawatomi Zoo

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    (2 miles) South Bend

    Explore over 160 species of animals over 23 acres in this very special zoo in South Bend, with a rich history and great learning fun for kids!

  • The Washington Park Zoo

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    (34 miles) Michigan City

    Founded in 1928, this great Indiana zoo encompasses 15 acres ,and is home to more than 200 animals from all over the world!

  • Deer Forest Petting Zoo

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    (37 miles) 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, ...

  • Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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    (46 miles) Albion

    Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.

  • Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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    (60 miles) Athens

    Visit hundreds of rescued reptiles, where kids can get up close to alligators, tortoises, bearded dragons and more!

  • Binder Park Zoo

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    (69 miles) Battle Creek

    Seasonal zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan where kids can spend the day with animals from all over the world, with conservation education too!

  • Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo

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    (69 miles) Fort Wayne

    Animals from all around the world, plus train rides, rainforests, hands-on fun and an African Safari - all at this great Fort Wayne zoo perfect for kids!

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    (71 miles) Chicago

    Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    (73 miles) Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!

  • Brookfield Zoo

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    (82 miles) Brookfield

    216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!

  • Wolf Park

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    (84 miles) Battle Ground

    Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!

  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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    (92 miles) Alto

    Exotic varities of animals and reptiles from all over the world including many rare and endangered varieties with whom they are working on conservation.

  • Columbian Park Zoo

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    (93 miles) Lafayette

    Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's ...

  • John Ball Zoo

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    (93 miles) Grand Rapids

    Seasonal animal fun in Grand Rapids filled with exhibits that feature animals from all over the world! ROAR!

  • Amish Acres

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    (20 miles) Nappanee

    80 acres of fascinating historic farm and heritage resort that lets families experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours. With farm animals, musical theatre, food, crafts, and shops. A ...

  • 360 Chicago

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    (72 miles) Chicago

    360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!

  • Jungle Joes Family Fun Center

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    (52 miles) Portage

    A fun, colorful and bounce filled family fun center with inflatables, climbers and slides!

  • Bellaboos Childrens Play and Discovery Center

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    (55 miles) Lake Station

    A fun indoor children's play center with both indoor AND outdoor play! Great for those kids under 9 years who can enjoy unstructured and imaginative play!

  • The Fun Centre at Paiges Crossing

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    (56 miles) Columbia City

    Enjoy mini golf, go karting, batting cages, climbing wall, driving range, arcade and several fairground style rides.

  • Jaks Warehouse

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    (64 miles) Schererville

    Indoor fun for active kids in Indiana, with bumper cars, mini golf, climbing structures and more!

  • Java Mama

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    (69 miles) Fort Wayne

    Indoor cafe for parents with a great play area and classes for those active and curious kids under 6 years! Great indoor play in Fort Wayne.

  • Little Beans Cafe

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    (75 miles) Chicago

    A fun, creative and imaginative indoor play space for those Chicago kids ages up to 6 years! Open play, camps, birthday parties, and a whole lot of fun!

  • Purple Monkey Playroom

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    (76 miles) Chicago

    Purple Monkey Playroom is a bright, fun, and nurturing play destination for infants to preschoolers, and their parents.

  • Jump Zone

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    (79 miles) Chicago Ridge

    11,000 square feet of all bouncing fun! With 10 super fun inflatables for kids aged 2 - 12.

  • Exploritorium

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    (80 miles) Skokie

    The Exploritorium is a incredible place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play!