Things to do in Harlingen with kids

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Donna
Two family sized and family owned recreational paintball fields, great for beginners.
Brownsville
With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is an excellent family day out, also known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife and their special events days and kids' summer school.
Alamo
Excellent for exploring with binoculars and camera, a haven for wildlife and mini beasts. Learn about bird adaptations, endangered species, wetlands, snakes, lizards and more. Ride the tram or walk through the tree canopy on a rope bridge!
San Juan
Family friendly roller skating rink, multi level adventure play zone and arcade.
Edinburg
Prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native people and European colonization exhibits, and a steamboat replica are but a few of the fascinating displays on offer.
Edinburg
We have summer camps, Pony Rentals for parties, we also have riding lessons, and FUN DAYS for everyone.
McAllen
Get your slide on! Facilities for speed, inline and standard skating, sections suitable for all levels of ability. Lessons available.
Bounce RGV
(33 Miles)
McAllen
Sticky walls, obstacles, tunnels, and a funhouse - all inflatable? Why not spend the day bouncing!
McAllen
A Mansion with a Mission! Inspiring families to enjoy nature in their own backyards and around the world. Explore their birding trails, 10,000 square foot historic adobe home, art gallery, nature exhibits and some really great outdoor play.
McAllen
Quieter kids will enjoy the art walks, the excellent gallery pieces and the amazing collection of colonial and old west antiques and artworks.
Cascade Park
(33 Miles)
McAllen
A simple park and playground with sports fields and sand volleyball, plus a pool nearby. Plenty of picnic space great for family games.
McAllen
The IMAS galleries host a number a revolving art and science exhibits each year, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in hands-on science exhibits as well as creative artwork.
South Padre Island
All cruises include a crew of professional pirates who entertain with pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunts, water pistol battles, sword fighting, music, and loads of family fun for all ages. Don’t miss the dolphin watching on almost every ...
Flamingo Bowl
(34 Miles)
McAllen
40 modern tenpin bowling lanes, 14 full sized pool tables, and a well stocked family arcade.
South Padre Island
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on beautiful South Padre Island is the tropical destination for family fun! With interconnecting water rides and slides, a huge 5-story tall Sandcastle, thrilling uphill water coasters, a man-made surfing wave, and direc...
Mission
A guaranteed success with young kids: you will see incredible numbers of kaleidoscopically-colored wild butterflies on your visit!
Mission
MHM strives to engage and inform their visitors about local history through innovative exhibits and programs.
McAllen
Mini golf, go karting, bumper boats, softball, plus regular events, enormous arcade and birthday parties available! Height restrictions apply.
Corpus Christi
Featuring 3 major water slides, wave pool, lazy river, replica air craft carrier water play structure with cannons and more slides, plus unique splash pad area.
Texas State Aquarium
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(114 Miles)
Corpus Christi
Travel an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species are found within 700,000 gallons of fun and fascination. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for...
Rockport
Bahia Vista is on the site of one of Aransas Bay's earliest settlements. First a Spanish Fort, and then a thriving community of early Texas settlers, the bluffs above the bay are now home to a unique R.V. Park and camping area. A modern park with s...
Refugio
Step back in the time to the days of the old American West... a time when the lure of the wide open spaces drew men to create a new American way of life - the life of the cowboy. Now, you can live that life, as you experience the flavor of the old We...
The Texas Zoo
(185 Miles)
Victoria
offers a terrific range of creatures both indiginous and exotic species, plus keeper talks, lion training, animal shows and zoo camps.
Devine
An old fashioned farm experience for families while developing an appreciation for Texas agriculture
San Antonio
Kiddie Park PicaPica is a great place for kids and adults alike! Located in San Antonio, Texas, Kiddie Park PicaPica is an indoor amusement park for children. Our location is full of exciting rides, including a carousel, whip ride, and train ride. We...
China grove
Whether you are looking for a plae to allow your kids to jump and have fun or a place to have a private party, please give us a call or stop by our location and we would be more than happy to help you.
Sunset Station
(228 Miles)
San Antonio
Explore Historic Sunset Station on your own with a guided tour that brings the complex and St. Paul Square to life. Discover the history beyond the walls of each one of a kind venue and surrounding areas.
The Alamo
(229 Miles)
San Antonio
More than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2 acre complex known worldwide as "The Alamo." Most come to see the old mission where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against the Centralist army of General Antonio L
San Antonio
The San Antonio Children's Museum was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers who were committed to building a community space dedicated to early childhood development.
San Antonio
Splashtown San Antonio is 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement! This family Waterpark has something fun for everyone!!! Over 50 Rides & Attractions
Witte Museum
(231 Miles)
San Antonio
Indoor and outdoor features just for kids, including investigation station, interactive zone, big and little treehouses, waterworks, computer station, live animal exhibits, Dino Hall and further galleries plus some live performances.
San Antonio Zoo
(231 Miles)
San Antonio
The San Antonio Zoo is open all year round from 9 to 5 daily. It's home to over 8,500 animals representing 779 species of animals on 56 acres. Several interactive exhibits include Tiny Tots, butterflies, Lory Landing, and Africa Live! Don't forget to...
McNay Art Museum
(232 Miles)
San Antonio
Since opening five decades ago, the McNay Art Museum continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture by significant artists ranging from Paul C
San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio, the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages. It's a...
San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio, the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages.
Seguin
Indoor and outdoor play with 11 attractions including Bungee Trampoline, MaxFlight Simulator, Parachute Drop, Dizzy Toucan, Go-Karts and more.
San Antonio
The world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities for everyone, and all are welcome! They cater for almost every kind of disability, so this is really a wonderful treat.
PeeWeeBees
(236 Miles)
San Antonio
Suitable for ages 3 months to 6 or 7 years old, this is a pleasingly challenging and supportive play facility with an emphasis on the kids' healthy fun. Extremely well equipped for babies.
San Antonio
Indoor Playground and Party Center for children ages 1 to 10. From JAC in the Beanstalk to super size insects, they all come to life in this welcoming kid friendly environment.
Clay Casa
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(238 Miles)
San Antonio
Fun, friendly and well equipped, your family can work together on some master pieces in pottery, mosaic or even glass fusing. Also do parties.
San Antonio
Dynamoze is a 10,000 sq. foot childrens' indoor play center designed for children birth through elementary age. We offer a safe and family-friendly play environment in which both children and parents can have fun! We design all our activities to be...
San Antonio
Family fun is what we're all about at Six Flags. So get ready to let loose and laugh. From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, we've got plenty of rides you can enjoy together. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for...
San Antonio
Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area are jewels of nature in the midst of rapidly developing northwest Bexar County. They provide a refuge for native species and an opportunity for visitors to experience the ...
San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are ...
New Braunfels
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels has over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children's water playgrounds,17 water slides, the world's first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters spread over 65 acres of fun!
Angleton
Fearshire Paintball is Brazoria County's newest paintball field. Located in Angleton, Texas at Fearshire Farms. Fearshire Paintball is a great place to play recreational paintball games, have your birthday party, group outings or participate in team-...
Needville
Needville Horseback Riding is a great place to start your equestrian journey. We offers lessons focusing on hunter, jumper, and dressage.
The Farmyard
(250 Miles)
Bulverde
The Farmyard is a great place to spend some quality time with yer family and friends. No "hustle and bustle" goin' on here! So, come on out, relax and enjoy some Ol' Fashion Fun!
Spring Branch
With 20,000 square feet of activities and fun, Emerald Rainbow Family Fun Center means a great time for the whole family every time you visit. Best of all, parents never pay admission!
Cascade Caverns
(254 Miles)
Boerne
The cavern is a cool, living cavern with millions of glistening drops of pure water reluctantly falling on spectacular rock formations, a comfortable 68 degrees year round. Texas’ only cavern with a 100 foot waterfall! Wear comfortable walking s...

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Bounce RGV

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Gladys Porter Zoo

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Cascade Park

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The Rink Family Fun Center

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

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Quinta Mazatlan

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Valley Paintball Field

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