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Kemah
A magnificent 60-acre waterfront entertainment complex home to 10 outstanding themed restaurants, 13 rides, a hotel, a 424-slip marina, and games on the Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is the premier dining and entertainment destination in the Houston...
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.
Spring
More than a half-million gallons of water surge through the huge pool offering plenty of wave-floating fun for the whole family.
Baytown
Thrilling, pirate themed water park with slide towers, water guns, lazy river, Flowrider and more. The park also features a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small rectangular pool for lap swimming.
Galveston
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a family-owned, family-friendly park offering FREE parking, FREE tubes, FREE lifejackets, and allows guests to bring their own picnic lunches.
Spar Water Park
(122 Miles)
Sulphur
Municipal water park with lots of rides for kids of all ages.
Belton
The park features two 300 foot body slides and a 300 foot tube slide, plus lazy river, wave machine, little kids' pool, plus volley ball and basketball courts.
Volente Beach
(160 Miles)
Leander
This waterpark has it's own sandy beachfront and has attractions that include water slides, tube slides, and a kids activity pool for the younger members of the family.
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!
Waco Water Park
(166 Miles)
Waco
Lookin' for a splashin' good time? Look no further! Just in time for the sizzlin' summer, the coolest spot in town is the Waco Water Park. Right in the heart of Waco Riverbend Park, this new state-of-the-art water park is a complete water adventur...
Flint
The second largest indoor water park in Texas with fun for visitors of all ages! Masses of exciting state of the art features for the family to enjoy together.
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.
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
Splash Kingdom
(197 Miles)
Canton
Splash Kingdom is a family friendly park. Lots of fun for the whole family.
Shreveport
Splash Kingdom is a family friendly park. We ask our guests to keep this foremost in their mind when they visit Splash Kingdom. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Shreveport for kids.
Moody Gardens
(46 Miles)
Galveston
Looking for island fun? Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Delve into the oceans depths at the Aquarium Pyramid. Explore the Discovery Museum or experience the action of the IMAX 3D, 4D or Ridefilm theater...
Gator Country
(68 Miles)
Beaumont
The home of all things reptilian. Activities include: Feed the Alligators; Take Pictures with Reptiles; Touch and Hold Small Reptiles; Educational Show; and if you're brave enough: Swimming With Gators!
Franklin
Great place to learn new information on all types of animals. Kids will interact with the animals. We have a play area and picnic areas also.
The Texas Zoo
(119 Miles)
Victoria
offers a terrific range of creatures both indiginous and exotic species, plus keeper talks, lion training, animal shows and zoo camps.
Austin Zoo
(158 Miles)
Austin
With more than 300 animals across more than 100 different species, Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo rescuing animals and serving the Central Texas community. Situated in the beautiful Hill Country just outside of town, Aus...
Cameron Park Zoo
(164 Miles)
Waco
Unplug, drop the digital, and connect your kids to a real-life adventure at Waco's 52-acre Natural Habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!
Caldwell Zoo
(180 Miles)
Tyler
The zoo's philosophies are the preservation of our world's wildlife and the enrichment of the lives of zoo visitors, especially children. The mission of the Caldwell Zoo is to "provide positive educational and entertaining experiences that will st...
Johnson City
A one of a kind preserve where several endangered species of animals have a chance to increase their numbers and at the same time allowing people to enjoy their beauty and company. The commitment of the Zoo is not only to maintain a healthy atmospher...
Copperas Cove
See over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!
San Antonio Zoo
(188 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...
Alligator Park
(194 Miles)
Natchitoches
Come explore the unique, mysterious, and exciting world of the American Alligator -- at the Bayou Pierre Alligator Park, located just outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana. This 5 acre park is an authentic Cajun countryside, complete with Cajun music, g...
Frierson
Yogie and Friends is the only sanctuary for large, exotic cats in the State of Louisiana.
Gators & Friends
(203 Miles)
Greenwood
In addition to the huge reptiles, Gators and Friends has a fully stocked petting zoo where you and the kids can walk among tame and cuddly miniature horses, kangaroos, ring-tailed lemurs, deer, coatimundis, goats, llamas, a camel, a capybara (the lar...
Brenham
Treat the kids to a tour of the ice cream production plant and see the processes and equipment behind the finished favourites. Tours last 45 minutes and include a serving of ice cream.
Orange
Environmentally friendly 22 passenger air boats enable close up encounters with the indiginous wildlife and informed commentary from your captain and guide. Keep an eye out for alligators, turtles and the mullet fish who leap out of the water!
Wonderwild
(3 Miles)
Houston
Well-rounded kids need areas devoted to quiet play, like building with legos, reading books, or playing with dolls.
Houston
We provide parent child classes for babies from birth up to five years of age. Designed by experts, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play
Happy Playland
(11 Miles)
Houston
Kids' Party and Playcenter A new and different children's indoor playground with a comfortable area for parents. On weekdays open play! Ideal for playdates! Weekends Private parties! Specials for groups.
Monkey Bizness
(15 Miles)
Houston
Monkey Bizness is an exciting concept in children's amusement where kids truly can "monkey around"! One of the many family places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in Houston with kids
Houston
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 30 years.
Sugar Land
Play date, meet coffee break. Finally, there’s one clear destination where you can kick back and let your kids run wild, knowing they'll have a great time!
Kingwood
Play areas for big and small, plus a great range of classes from karate to ballet.
Round Rock
Come play in their 12,000 square foot center with whole area designated for toddlers with huge foot ball pond, tunnels and a soft playscape with toys.
Oaks
Why settle for less when you can enjoy it ALL at Arnold's! Arnold's is one of the largest indoor Fun Centers in the U.S. with Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Black Light Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Krazy Kars, Bounce, Frog Hopper, Train, Carousel, Bowling, and t...
New Braunfels
Spring Loaded Indoor Trampoline Park is ocated between Austin and San Antonio, Texas at the Texas Ski Ranch!
The Big Bounce
(157 Miles)
Cedar Park
The Big Bounce is an inflatable playground that provides a unique, safe, and fun environment for all kids. The 12,000 square foot facility also contains a playscape, theater, snack bar, and several party rooms.
Seguin
Indoor and outdoor play with 11 attractions including Bungee Trampoline, MaxFlight Simulator, Parachute Drop, Dizzy Toucan, Go-Karts and more.
Zoomerang
(166 Miles)
Killeen
Come play in our 12,000 sq ft play facility with 9 huge inflatable attractions including a 24 foot tall dual lane slide, an obstacle course, bounce houses, moonwalks, themed jumpers, and 4 large party rooms.
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.
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!
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...
In The Zone
(205 Miles)
Shreveport
Come enjoy our inflatable obstacle courses, slides, combo units, interactive games, toddler activities, and more.
Houston
The first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country, offering incomparable collections of multi-type resources, exhibits and innovative programs. Plus special exhibits, including lectures, films and w...
Houston
The Museum of Printing History displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment. Our Museum is more, though, than its permanent collection. It is alive with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and...
Houston
America's “No. 1 Children's Museum" by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes' "Best Children's Museums in the U.S.", and voted Houston A-List “Best Museum 2012,” the Children’s Museum of Houston is a Playground for Your Mind™. Anchor the ...

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