Fun Fridays: Fun places near South Bend

Fun FridaysWelcome to Fun Fridays!

This week I’ve been talking to potential summer nannies for when we move to South Bend. As part of the process, I ask candidates to give me a sample schedule of a week’s activities. One young woman gave me several ideas that sounded like fun. Have you tried any of these? Or do you know of others we should try?

zooThe Potawatomi Zoo (opens March 28) has 400 animals on 23 acres, and is Indiana’s oldest zoo. Has zoo train, petting zoo, butterfly garden, and birthday parties. Adults $8.50, kids $6.50. 500 S Greenlawn Avenue, South Bend.

Healthworks Kids Museum. Check out their First Fridays — pay $6 for the first kid, second admission is FREE. Monday-Saturday, 9 to 4. 111 W. Jefferson, Ste. 200, South Bend, IN 46601. Phone: 574-647-KIDS.

South Bend Chocolate Factory Tour. “Inside Scoop” tour is $4 for adults; $1 for kids. 3300 West Sample Street, South Bend. Mondays-Fridays, 9 to 4; Saturdays 9-2.

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