Things to do in GARLAND with kids

Texas - the state that embraces cowboys, dude ranches and all things BIG! But don’t be fooled, underneath, Texas is also a state of culture, history, and even beaches! (Who’da thought?!) Which means, you will never be short of fun and diverse places to go with kids!

A theme park haven, Texas has thrills to suit the whole family - from the yee haw Six Flags Fiesta, the family friendly Joyland Park, or the waterfront Kemah Boardwalk.

Zoos with a difference? You bet! Franklin Drive Thru Safari takes you to the plains of Africa, The Exotic Resort Zoo is dedicated to breeding endangered species, and Gator Country let’s you get snap happy with those gators!

You won’t be short of museums to take the kids to, with the futuristic Texas Air and Space Museum, roaring Dinosaur Park or the historic Heritage Farmstead Museum - just to name a few!

And of course, it’s Texas, so why not take the kids to experience the cowboy culture - with a dude ranch! Dixie or Silver Spur,  of The Mayan Dude Ranch are just some that offer great kids fun!

You may be a little kid, but you’re heart’s as big as Texas!

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  • Hawaiian Falls North Garland

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    (3 miles) Garland

    Texas water park fun with this Hawaiian Falls attraction in Garland. Rides, slides, and plenty of water fun for all ages!

  • Celebration Station

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    (6 miles) 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. ...

  • The Dallas Arboretum

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    (8 miles) 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.

  • Amazing Jakes Fun and Food

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    (8 miles) 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 in Plano!

  • The Heritage Farmstead Museum

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    (9 miles) Plano

    Step back in time at this fascinating and fun farmstead experience! What was it like to live in Texas in the 19th century? Just head to this museum to find out! An educational and brilliant family ...

  • Mill-Again Stables Riding Academy

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    (9 miles) Plano

    A fun, and welcoming horseback riding academy in Plano that offers private and group riding lessons to children and adults of all ages, six days a week!

  • Adventure Landing

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    (9 miles) Dallas

    A Texan-sized experience for active kids of all ages! Go-Karts, 3 Adventure mini golf courses, themed arena Laser Tag, redemption gaming arcade, and bumper boats!

  • Southfork Ranch

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    (10 miles) 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 ...

  • Jump Mania

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    (10 miles) Plano

    10,000 sq feet of large inflatables and indoor fun in Plano, with an area for kids under 3yrs too!

  • Main Event Entertainment Plano

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    (10 miles) Plano

    Amazing kid and family fun at the Main Event! With bowling, billiards, laser tag, and arcade, mini golf, rock climbing, and more!

  • Shenaniganz

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    (10 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 ...

  • The African American Museum

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    (12 miles) 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 ...

  • In Sync Exotics

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    (12 miles) Wylie

    Join the weekend self-guided tours of this amazing facility dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines. Texas animal fun!

  • Frontiers Of Flight Museum

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    (12 miles) Dallas

    Aviation history for the whole family at this fascinating museum that brings to life the stories from our aviation past - with real life aircraft on display.

  • MetroDemic Scavenger Hunts

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    (13 miles) Dallas

    A fun scavenger hunt that you download onto your smart phone, which takes you around the city of Dallas so you can save it from a horrible outbreak!

  • Nickelmania

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    (13 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 ...

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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    (13 miles) Dallas

    5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.

  • The Dallas World Aquarium

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    (13 miles) Dallas

    Explore under the oceans at Dallas World Aquarium, with creatures from all across the globe ready to be experienced by kids!

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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    (13 miles) Dallas

    A fascinating, moving and educational exhibition all on the life and assassination of that great man - John F. Kennedy - in the location where it supposedly happened.

  • CooCoos

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    (14 miles) Plano

    Kids can have a CRAZY fun time with this unique bounce house in Plano, with great open play and fabulous birthday parties!

  • Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park Plano

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    (14 miles) Plano

    Active, jumping and bouncing fun at this indoor trampoline park, with trampoline dodgeball, fun kids zone and an arcade. Bouncing family fun in Plano, Texas!

  • Cosmic Jump

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    (14 miles) Allen

    Bouncing fun for all at this indoor trampoline park, with basketball, dodgeball, and after dark fun with glow in the dark! Great Texas fun - with escape rooms!

  • SpeedZone

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    (15 miles) Dallas

    Get behind the wheel and perfect those karting driving skills at SpeedZone! With state of the art racing tracks, rides, mini golf and bowling!

  • Zero Gravity Thrill Park

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    (15 miles) Dallas

    EXTREME rides for EXTREME families at this Texas thrill park, with rides that will test your bravery to the limit!

  • Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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    (15 miles) Plano

    An amazing 200 acres park perfect for jogging, walking, orienteering, hiking and playgrounds....great for families!

  • Dallas Zoo

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    (16 miles) Dallas

    95 acres of amazing animal attractions for the family to enjoy in Dallas - with additional exhibits and animals encounters!

  • Great Play of Frisco

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    (17 miles) Frisco

    Award winning programs that make developing motor and sports skills FUN! A unique and interactive indoor play area for kids.

  • Sandy lake Amusement Park

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    (17 miles) Carrollton

    Over 20 fun packed rides for kids AND adults in this charming amusement park in Dallas.

  • Hawaiian Falls The Colony

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    (18 miles) The Colony

    An amazing water park experience for the whole family in The Colony, Texas! A splashing choice for your family day out!

  • National Scouting Museum

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    (19 miles) Irving

    The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.

  • The Coop

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    (20 miles) Frisco

    A cool and modern play space for kids AND parents in Frisco, with ball pits, slides, dress up, coloring books, and so much more!

  • Bahama Beach

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    (20 miles) Dallas

    Cool off in summer with this family water park, with slides, playground, fortresses and dumping buckets! It can only be Bahama Beach in Texas!

  • Going Bonkers

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    (20 miles) Lewisville

    Thousands of square feet of playground, with mesh tubing, zip lines, slides, and play for kids kids in Lewisville - and adults too if you like!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (21 miles) Frisco

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Natural Bridge Park

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    (21 miles) Natural Bridge

    A nature filled day where kids can explore a 200 million year old natural sandstone bridge and local surrounding nature.