10 Things to Do with Teens in The QCA This Winter


The Quad Cities is full of fun for kids of all ages… and ALL types of interests! From art to sports; theater, winter activities, and everything in between – check out all the things to do for teens and tweens this winter!

1. Library Crafts & Programs (12+)

Check out our Guide to Quad Cities Area Libraries; they offer lots of fun crafting and gaming programs for tweens and teens!

2. Go to a Hockey Game

Support your local sports team and take your teen to a Quad City Storm Game!

3. Go on a Virtual Adventure

Virtual Ventures offers games such as VR Escape Rooms, VR Laser Tag, and VR Survival Games. Your teen will thank you, trust us!

4. Take a Dance Class at Davenport Junior Theatre

Davenport Junior Theatre offers dance classes for tweens and teens ranging from ballet, hip-hop, tap, and more! (Pre-registration is required)

5. Go Snowboarding or Skiing

Choose from 3 close to QC resorts to take your teen shredding down the mountain! Whether it’s a new challenge or something your family has done for years, it’s always an unforgettable memory.

6. Learn a New Winter Sport

Learn to play hockey at Davenports’ premier indoor ice rink! Choose from 4 levels on your journey to becoming a professional. It’s never too late to learn something new!

7. Go Bowling

With 15 places to go bowling throughout the Quad Cities Area, your teen will likely find their new favorite winter hang-out spot!

8. Get Creative

Many local businesses offer DIY classes and paint nights throughout the Quad Cities such as Board & Brush (16+) and Paint Nite with Create! Quad Cities (13+).

9. Join a Theatre Class

Davenport Junior Theatre offers theatre classes for tweens and teens ranging from improv, costume creation, magic, and more! (Pre-registration is required)

10. Go Ice Skating

There are 5 unique spots in and around the Quad Cities to go ice skating this winter. Take your teen for a fun family outing or drop them off with their friends for some much-needed alone time!

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