Waterparks in SOUTH BEND with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Hoosier State…we certainly are! If you’re in South Bend and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Indiana sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in South Bend, Indiana! You know you’re ready! 

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  • 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.

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  • Formula K Family Fun Park

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    (45 miles) 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!

  • Crown Point Family Fun Center

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    (60 miles) Crown Point

    Two mini golf courses, go karts, batting and soccer cages, and arcade games all offering a well rounded family day out in Indiana!

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Fort Wayne

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    (69 miles) Fort Wayne

    Bouncing fun in Fort Wayne with floor AND wall covered trampolines, plus sports and a foam pit!

  • Craigs Cruisers Holland

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    (78 miles) Holland

    So much family fun in Holland, Michigan, with bumper boats, batting cages, go-karts, mini golf and more!

  • The Lost City

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    (79 miles) Holland

    A fun indoor center filled with lasers, golf, and bowling!

  • Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

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    (80 miles) Burbank

    3.5 acres of family fun in Burbank, with go-karts, mini golf, lazers, mini coaster, batting cages, arcade, and so much more!

  • Sky High Sports Niles

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    (82 miles) Niles

    Great bouncing fun in Illinois, with trampolines galore! With foam pits, dodgeball, kids areas and more!

  • CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

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    (84 miles) Frankfort

    Step into a real life video game with combat style fun and infrared lazers in this great experience for active kids over 8 years!

  • Craigs Cruisers Wyoming

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    (87 miles) Wyoming

    Great fun in Michigan for active kids, with laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, high ropes course, and much more!

  • Audubon Skate Park

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    (92 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Audubon Skate Park is an 11,000 sq ft, indoor, unheated park featuring launch ramps, quarter pipes, mini pipes, all sorts of ledges, rails, and more.

  • Par-King Skill Golf

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    (93 miles) Lincolnshire

    Experience the world's most unusual golf course, with two 18 hole courses, 19 moving obstacles, and 7 water holes to challenge kids over 48" in Illinois!

  • K1 Speed

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    (93 miles) Buffalo Grove

    Feel that inner racer inside you come to life with indoor go-kart racing! They also offer birthday parties and safe, electric karts. Driving fun for the family in Illinois! Vrrom Vroom!

  • Jump America

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    (100 miles) Gurnee

    Dodgeball, foam pits, and over 16,000 feet of trampoline fun in Illinois! Bring the kids and walk in during open hours for jumping fun for everyone 3 and up!

  • 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!