Tweens are at that awkward stage when they’re too old to be kids, and too young to be teens. Keeping them busy and engaged is important as they develop and refine their personality and social skills. Finding activities to educate them while they’re having fun is a challenge at times. But rather than allow them to spend hours on their computers or hand-held technology devices, keep them busy and active in other ways too.

Check out our list of ideas here – and let us know about others!

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And check out our Completely Kids Richmond Sports page where you’ll find lots of sports for all ages. There are also lots of classes for Tweens – like science, cheerleading, cooking, instrument lessons, theatre, and foreign language – visit our Classes Page to see more.

You’ll also find lots of camps for Tweens in our Camp Listings (updated seasonally).

Bogey’s Sports Park – Driving range, batting cage, miniature golf and more – just 10 minutes from Short Pump.

Busch Gardens has some pretty awesome rides, too. From repeatedly inverting spiral runs to a 200-foot, merciless drop, these thrillers aren’t for pansies.

G-Force Karts – G-Force Karts has state-of-the-art European racing machines allow drivers an incredible racing experience, with a design that puts passenger safety first. The professionally designed road courses in all of our facilities provide action packed speeds of 40mph and lateral G’s of 1.5 and above.  G-Force Karts has been offering high end indoor kart racing experiences to customers for more than 11 years.

Iron Bridge Sports Park – With a covered driving range, 9 batting cage stations, a one of a kind in Richmond 18-hole miniature golf course and a full kitchen, Ironbridge Sports Park is an extraordinary family experience open year round. Browse our website for pictures and information on all of our incredible activities

Kings Dominion‘s 16 thrill rides include the longest floorless coaster in the world and a 272-foot 72 mph drop ride! WaterWorks is a pretty fun time, too, with a 650,000 gallon wave pool and more!

Martial Arts – lots of different classes for every age from beginner to advanced.

Midlothian Athletic Club (MAC) – Basketball, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, racquetball, field hockey, tennis, swimming, etc. Midlothian Athletic Club has the resources you need to practice in the off season or to supplement your current exercise regime. They have camps for all sports during the summer, and several camps and clinics year round including swimming and tennis. MAC facilities are also available for private sessions for members.

Oasis Sports Park – Golf, batting cages, driving ranges, golf lessons, and more.

Peak Experiences – We offer year-round programs, all of which will contribute to your climbing skills and daily intake of fun! Participants will build leadership skills, develop teamwork and improve their self-esteem and confidence through a variety of activities.

Richmond Ice Zone – offers public skating, lessons and leagues.

Richmond Kickers – The TOPSoccer sessions are healthy, informative and most importantly, FUN!  Each athlete is assigned a Buddy to work with athletes one on one.  When appropriate, athletes will also play in groups and engage in real game situations.  Sessions are tailored to suit the individual needs of each athlete.

Riverside Outfitters – Our staff of recreational professionals is committed to delivering you a first class experience that is safe and well matched to your desired level of thrill and relaxation.

SkateNation Plus – offers public ice skating, laser tag and arcade games.

Sandy River Outdoor Adventure – is home to Central Virginia’s largest adventure park with over 60 obstacles and 20 ziplines. Children 7 and older are eligible to climb, and our friendly and safety conscious staff are there to help them the whole time. The courses are as follows: Yellow – Ages 7-9, 12 ft off ground; Green – Ages 10&Up, 20 ft off ground; Blue & Black Diamond – Ages 15&Up, 28-50 ft off ground.   Every climber gets 3 hours in the trees and can advance as they are able.  Parents to do have to climb.   The Adventure Park is all about self-improvement. They provide a positive environment to encourage growth, and have invested in state of the art safety equipment to allow our adventurers to try, fail, and try again, overcoming fears and building self confidence with no risk. Canoe and kayak rentals are also available. Relaxing floats on the Sandy River Reservoir are perfect for younger children, while older children may enjoy the more challenging Appomattox River journey. Sandy River Outdoor Adventure also offers bike rentals in the Downtown Farmville location, The Outdoor Adventure Store, to the scenic High Bridge. Team building camps, school group programs, and party packages are available at the Adventure Park.  Families can also make a getaway out of their trip to Farmville at one of our for log cabins, or new Luxury Tipis. The tipis sleep 4 to 6, have air conditioning, heated floors, a king size bed and queen pullout couch, a fully ADA accessible bathroom, a kitchenette, and more. All overnight guests receive a discount on activities.  Book online for a special coupon code to the adventure park.

Science Museum of Virginia – The Museum offers lots of engaging fun and educational resources for tweens (and kids/teens). Visit their website to see all they have to offer.

Virginia Historical Society – Although it might sound boring, it’s definitely not! Tweens will enjoy exploring the Museum and they’ll see lots of things they’re learning about in school – bringing their imaginations alive.

Virginia Motorsports Park – Motorcross open practice sessions and races.

Virginia State Parks – Parks offer lots of outdoor space and canoeing, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, and more.

Windy Hill – Windy Hill Golf and Sports Complex is in the village of Midlothian near Richmond Virginia. We feature a scenic 9 hole golf course over rolling terrain along with the only lighted par 3 course in central Virginia. With one of the largest driving ranges in Virginia you will be able to tune up your game on grass tees or use our covered tees and lights for additional practice time.

Also, look in your local neighborhood or area for:

Tennis Lessons

Soccer Clubs

Community Association Sports Programs