Things to do in Gainesville with kids

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Gainesville
Plenty of contented animals to watch, animal exhibits, events and programs. The kids will love feeding the giraffes, you can do this daily at 10.30am so head out early!
Thackerville
Big, open skies. Warm, friendly people. Welcome to Red River Ranch.Enjoy the peace and quiet. Soak in the hot tub. Sip a cool one by the swimming pool. Less than five minutes from the Interstate, but it feels like another world.
Sherman
Offer an 1800s educational sailing experience where part of the fun is learning about traditional sailing methods and the history of the times.
Denton
Outdoor swimming facility with diving board and winding water slide. Adjacent to a park which offers it's own outdoor pool, swing sets and adventure playground.
S Waco
Campsite in the Waco are of Nebraska. Swimming poll and mini golf and more.
Frisco
High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.
Natural Bridge
Explore the 200 million year old natural sandstone bridge and local landscape. Features include picnic area, trail, artisian well and gift shop.
The Colony
Large waterpark for the whole family with rides for all, including the more adventurous.
Cosmic Jump
(43 Miles)
Lewisville
15,000 sq ft of trampolines, offering small kids' sessions, open bounce and nightclub style sessions with glow effects, plus sports features like dodgeball and basketball!
Going Bonkers
(44 Miles)
Lewisville
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort.
Cosmic Jump
(44 Miles)
Allen
Vast trampoline park in Allen with sports features offering small kids' sessions, open bounce and nightclub style sessions with glow effects.
CooCoos
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(45 Miles)
Plano
A place where kids can come have a CRAZY fun time! They are a unique bounce house facility that is designed for open play, as well as fabulous birthday parties.
Gene Autry
Ever wish they still made movies like the old "B" Westerns with their singing cowboys, beautiful women and trained horses? Although those films are now only a part of our history, there's a very special museum that is dedicated to the history and le...
Carrollton
Fill your day with excitement! Experience a kaleidoscope of over 20 colorful rides for adults and kids. Come discover the thrills that await.
Dallas
Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) Dallas Fort Worth.
Nickelmania
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(47 Miles)
Carrollton
Play games with real nickels! - Over 125 of the latest video games! - Large assortment of prizes! - Birthday party packages! - Special discounts for groups! - Daycare specials! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Jump Mania
(47 Miles)
Plano
They offer 10 large inflatables in an almost 10,000 square foot facility as well as a dedicated area for kids 3 and under and a parents' lounge.
Grapevine
From short jaunts out with Thomas The Tank Engine and the abbreviated Fun Trains trip, to full excursions and seasonal specials. Plus every weekend the train is robbed by bandits, who's kid doesn't want to see that?!
Plano
The premiere living history site interpreting the Texas black-land prairie region in north Texas. Entire preserved farmsteads including original outbuildings, gardens, barns, wells, and landscapes in their period context like this one are rare. They ...
Plano
Safe, fun, and welcoming horseback riding academy centrally located to Plano and the greater Dallas area. We offer private and group riding lessons to children and adults of all ages, six days a week! We also offer seasonal and summer horse camps. Co...
Dallas
Featuring Go-Karts, 3 Adventure Mini Golf courses, Themed Arena Laser Tag, Video and Redemption Gaming Arcade, and Bumper Boats!
Plano
Enjoy Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Miniature Golf, kiddie rides, climbing wall, Interactive Redemption and Video Games and much much more with an all you can eat family buffet!
Grapevine
Welcomes kids from 7 years to try their hand at bouldering and climbing via their kids' club, recreational team and private lessons.
Plano
This Side Up! Family Center is a brand new non-profit which provides a safe, family- friendly environment while giving parents all the tools, skills and quality activities they need to move from surviving to thriving!
Parker
Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, 'year round for guided tours of the ranch made famous by "Dallas". Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live exciting moments from the series in the "Dallas Legen...
Irving
The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.
SpeedZone
(53 Miles)
Dallas
Get behind the wheel on one of 4 Racing Tracks. Race into action at Electric Alley, our state-of-the-art game room, and don’t forget to refuel at the SpeedZone Café and Bar. Great idea for fun things to do in Dallas with kids
North Richland Hills
Entering its 19th year of operation, NRH2O has become a popular attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This 17-acre outdoor family water park includes attractions for all ages. NRH2O is known in the Metroplex for its safe, friendly and clean envir...
Garland
Large 16,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. Great fun for the whole family. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Garland for kids.
ITz Euless
(55 Miles)
Euless
Family fun centre featuring tenpin bowling, bumper cars, climbing wall, laser tag and heaps of games.
Wylie
Dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines, whom you may study. Join them on the weekends for a self-guided tour of their facility.
Laser Quest
(55 Miles)
North Richland Hills
offers live action laser tag, the bruise-less, mess-less combat game played with infra red equipment!
Bonham
A great experience for animal lovers out on the farm. Kids will love spending the day with the ponies and all the other cute animals! They are also great for birthday parties.
Dallas
Embark on a memorable aviation journey - a tour of the Frontiers of Flight Museum. During your experience, you will bridge several lifetimes starting with the pioneers who realized their earliest dreams of flying; identifying with the aviators of the...
Sulphur
Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters The Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, and wildlife. Here one's mind may wander back in ti...
Fort Worth
Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.
Arlington
Has approximately 24 rides consisting of varying levels of intensity, but many suitable for young children and families including an enormous wet play treehouse with net ladders, slides and blast water cannons. Soon to feature the world's first 4D wa...
Arlington
From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, you will find plenty of rides you can enjoy together. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Arlington for kids.
Dallas
Our mission is to build and maintain a public botanic garden which promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research.
Arlington
Get ready to bowl! Just across the street from Six Flags, explore early Egyptian bowling games, see what middle age lawn bowling was like and actually bowl on our 'Highway 66' mini lanes! You won’t forget your time at the bowling museum. It’s hou...
Davis
Turner Falls Park, the oldest park in Oklahoma, has received national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek which cascades down a seventy-seven (77) foot fa...
Dallas
5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.
Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is a one of a kind location with many unique attractions. It is the only place in the United States that has a daily cattle drive! Texas Longhorns are driven down East Exchange Avenue which is right in the heart of...
Dallas
Experience nature’s adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium. The facility is home to a unique display of flora and fauna.
Dallas
Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the worldpeople of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Dallas
The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the African American community.
Mesquite
An absolutely full day out is on offer here: they have paintball and laser tag, an amusement park, Go Karts, mini golf, bumper boats, rock wall, over a hundred video games and some batting cages. What are you waiting for?
Shenaniganz
(63 Miles)
Rockwall
Features include 24 lanes of state of the art tenpin bowling, inflatable play zone, 2 storey lazer tag arena, indoor electric go kart track, arcade, lazer maze game and 9 hole black light mini adventure golf with a Himilayan theme.
Dallas Zoo
(64 Miles)
Dallas
With 95 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a huge variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is enormously entertaining! Our goal is to make your visit an exciting adventure with opportunities to learn about interesting wildlife, ...
Fort Worth Zoo
(64 Miles)
Fort Worth
12 permanent exhibit areas offering a stunning array of happy wildlife, including a petting corral with creatures like corn snakes and armadillos. Plus a playbarn incase the weather turns!

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