The older your kids get the harder it is to find things to do in Pittsburgh with them.  They’re less likely to want to the visit the museum or science center.  In fact, if your kid is anything like my 14-year-old son, it’s hard enough just keeping their attention.  But, if you’re a mom like me who still enjoys spending time with her big kid this list is for you .  It turns out there a ton of things to do in Pittsburgh no matter what their age is.  From biking at the Wheel Mill to experimenting at the Citizens Science Lab or learning to crochet at the Homewood Library, the list of things to do in Pittsburgh is vast.  Here’s a list of Pittsburgh activities for teens and older children.

Activities for Big Kids & Teens in Pittsburgh

Free Ride Pittsburgh

Free Ride is a bicycle recycling and education facility focused on teaching the do-it-yourself approach to bicycle repair and maintenance. There is that old saying “if you give a person a fish they will eat for one day but if you teach them how to fish they will eat for a lifetime.” That is our basic philosophy at Free Ride.

The Wheel Mill

Red Lantern Bike Shop

The Red Lantern Bike Shop is operated by Brian Sink and it receives donated broken and unused bikes.  The bikes are then refurbished and redistributed back into the community.  The Bike shop is open Saturday mornings from 11-12:30.

My Bike Program

Variety Children’s Charity host this program. The “My Bike” Program  provides adaptive bikes individually customized to eligible children with disabilities.

Bike Pittsburgh

Got your bike? Ready to ride? But, you need a map; don’t you?  Bike Pittsburgh has got your covered.  Go to their site and download their map of Pittsburgh Bike trails.  Click here.

Gaynor School of Cooking — Summer Camps, Mommy & Me Cooking Class, Birthday Parties

Crate Cooks

Chop, Wok & Talk 

Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Classes


Jo-Ann Fabrics — Sewing, Crochet, Cake Decorating and more


Crochet Corner — Weekly @ Homewood Library

Cut & Sew — Classes & Summer Camp

Sewing for Jesus — Every Tuesday @ Bidwell Church (FREE)



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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on

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