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Things to do in Arlington with kids

If we suggested taking a fun day out to a family friendly Texan city, would Arlington come to mind? If not, it really should!

This often overlooked gem has all the kids fun of other big Texan cities, with a few surprises thrown in!

Love thrills and spills? They have that completely covered! You want thrills? None other than Six Flags will be waiting for you!  Prefer spills? Then head on over to Hurricane Harbor - perfect for those hot Texan summer days!

Does your mind wander to the stars? Then let your eyes wander there too at the fascinating Arlington Planetarium where kids can check out what planets and constellations can be see in the bright Texan sky!

Think Arlington is all city? Nope! River Legacy Living Nature Center has miles of hiking and biking trails for those nature loving families.

We told you Arlington had some surprises! Don’t forget to say a big “Howdy!” when you get to this big city with it’s small town feel, because we know it will be saying “Howdy!” right back at ya!

Enjoy live stargazing and fascinating programs at this state of the art planetarium, located at the University of Texas!

Ocean sized thrills perfect for the whole family on that hot summers day, with over 24 rides of varying intensity, and a great way for an active family to stay cool!

Big thrills and more gentle adventures at this iconic theme park in Texas. Great family fun for all ages!

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 hours o....

A 12,000 square foot nature center with interactive exhibits, nature trails and aquariums, which leads into the 1,300 acre River Legacy Parks.

Great fun for the whole family in Arlington, Texas, with ten pin bowling, rock climbing, laser tags, putt putt golf, and a fun arcade!

Experience the weird and the wonderful at Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Grand Prairie, Texas! You won't believe some of what you will see!

Family fun centre featuring tenpin bowling, bumper cars, climbing wall, laser tag and heaps of games!

Friendly petting farm in Texas with fun activities including pig racing, hay rides, cow milking & an interactive animal show.

17 amazing acres of water fun in this Dallas / Fort Worth water park for those water lovers of ALL ages! Lagoons, rivers, slides and a children's area await you!

Outdoor adventure in Texas with this fun state park, with a swimming beach, kayaking and fishing, trails, 3 playgrounds and camping!

Nature tours, hiking trails, play areas, the great outdoors, and a chance to join the Citizen Science Program! Y'all have outdoor fun in Texas now!

A fun Hawaiian themed water park for the whole family to enjoy on those hot Texas days! Rides, wave pools, and lots of family fun to be had!

Welcomes kids from 7 years to try their hand at bouldering and climbing via their kids' club, recreational team and private lessons.

Save the city of Fort Worth from a horrible outbreak with this fun online scavenger hunt that takes you around some iconic sites!

From short jaunts out with Thomas The Tank Engine, Fun Trains trip, full excursions and weekend bandit robberies! Who's kid doesn't want to see that?!

Beautiful park space, trails and 36 holes of disc golf! Great for outdoor loving families!

Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.

One of the top day trips in Forth Worth for families, Stockyards is yee haw fun with attractions like rodeos, mazes, gunfights, museums, and cattle herds.

A great Texas style family fun center with something for everyone! Batting cages, mini golf, paintball, go-karts...enjoy!

Visit the oldest zoo in the state, One of the top things to do in Texas with toddlers with 16 permanent exhibits, animals from all around the world, a water park and great learning opportunities for kids!

Step back in time into this 19th century living history museum, one of the great family activities in Fort Worth that preserves the heritage of Texas.

Enjoy a day out in nature with the oldest botanic garden in the whole of Texas, with 110 acres of gardens, plants, and activities just for families and kids!

Enjoy a celebration of the women who have shaped the American West in this National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in that yee haw town of Fort Worth!

With fascinating exhibits, a planetarium, and a Children's Museum, this hands-on museum in Fort Worth makes science and history FUN!

Cool off in summer with this family water park, with slides, playground, fortresses and dumping buckets! ne of the top things to do in Dallas with toddlers.It can only be Bahama Beach in Texas!

EXTREME rides for EXTREME families at this Texas thrill park, with rides that will test your bravery to the limit! fun family things to do in Dallas with older kids.

Get behind the wheel and perfect those karting driving skills at SpeedZone! One of the really fun activities for kids in Dallas with state of the art racing tracks, rides, mini golf and bowling!

Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas Fort Worth.

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.

A great idea for things to do with toddlers in Dallas, 95 acres of amazing animal attractions for the family to enjoy - with additional exhibits and animals encounters!

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.

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

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

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!

Arrr…..it be a fantastic pirate themed outdoor water park for kids! Set sail for Pirates Cove Fun Zone and pirate Texas-style!

5400 sq.ft of fun indoor play. A great idea for things to do with toddlers in Fort Worth, where kids can climb, dress up, play and use their imaginations! Birthday parties only.

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!

The African American Museum is a museum showcasting visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the African American community.

Play games with real nickels, where kids can enjoy over 125 of the latest video games and try and win those great prizes! Classic arcade fun in Texas!

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.

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!

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

One of the really fun activities for kids in Plano is Crayola Experience, with 22 hands-on activities where color, chemistry, and technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure! Big family fun in Texas!

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

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!

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

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, video games and batting cages!

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

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 day out option with fun events too!

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!

Texas water park fun with this Hawaiian Falls attraction in Garland. Rides, slides, and plenty of water fun for all ages! A great idea for things to do with toddlers near Dallas.

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

Indoor roller skating fun at this Plano roller rink, with public skate session times and birthday parties!

An all year round water park with water play, slides, and great water fun for the whole family!

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

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

The atmosphere at Beaumont Ranch is upscale, but very relaxed. The old Chisholm Trail ran through the middle of Beaumont Ranch. Even today real cowboys on horseback can be seen herding longhorn cattle outside the ranch’s 1880’s Western Town, Chisholm....

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!

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.

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

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....

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!

Classic family fun at Shenaniganz with bowling, escape rooms, lazer tag, go-karts, jump zone, lazer maze and more great kids fun in Rockwall!

An adorable zoo in Texas with rescue animals where kids can have hands on experiences, with a playground, train, maze and seasonal events too!

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

The past comes to life with over 150 life size dinosaurs to experience in this outdoor museum, with a fossil dig, museum and dinosaur walk!

A beautiful state park in Texas with amazing outdoor fun! Rock climbing, history, trails, lakes, and more!

1800 acres of wildlife in this self drive-through safari experience, with animals from all over the world, including that special white rhino.

Whatz-Up is loaded with attractions to keep your family entertained! Batting Cages, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Kiddie Cars, Lazer Tag, Miniature Golf, Paintball, Rockwall, and a large Arcade. Check-out our Birthdays Packages, Special Events, and Group Ra....

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!

Texas style water fun with slides, volcanos, rivers, castles, water features, and plenty of COOL fun for the whole family!

Caney Cove Resort is is a place where your family can just relax, and enjoy each others company in this family friendly Texas campground!

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.

A fun children's museum in Texas that excites kids aged 2 to 10 yrs about knowledge through hands on exhibits, workshops, & classes!

Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!

A terrific collection of fascinating Texan exhibits, as well as cultural, historic and hands-on experiences.

Get ready to splash about at the second largest water park in Texas! Water slides, wave pools, and family fun!

On 85 beautiful acres in Tyler, Texas, Caldwell Zoo has more than 3,400 animals to amaze and educate your whole family! The mission of the Caldwell Zoo is to "provide positive educational and entertaining experiences that will stimulate the visito....

A not for profit foundation which provides sanctuary and care for rescued Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and more in Texas!

Jellystone Park™ at Whispering Pines is a family-owned RV and cabin resort, on 47 acres of rolling hills in Tyler, Texas. We excel at family camping, corporate conferences, church retreats, and special events. Stay with us for holidays, birthdays, w....

A dynamic public science facility, offering educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in science education. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits and large-screen movies in the 40ft domed theater.

Indoor trampoline fun in Tyler with Urban Air, as well as obstacle courses, climbing wall, playground, & more! Great for active kids in Texas!

Castaway Cove is a fifteen acre water playground in the mighty Texas, with plenty of family rides along with some for the more adventurous!

Indoor roller skating fun for the whole family in Texas, with public skating sessions, classes and birthday parties!

Super fun bounce houses, birthday parties and an ice cream parlor! A family friendly indoor play center for kids of all ages - good old fashioned Texas style!

Families can enjoy over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!

A cool, fun water park in Belton, Texas featuring a host of activities and slides that kids and their families will love over summer!

Toddler fun at this Texas indoor amusement area for those funsters aged 1 to 4 year olds. A safe, friendly, and FUN environment for those little ones to play and develop.

Animal lovers of the family can spend the day seeing and learning about new animals, and even getting to interact with some on the very WILD Franklin Drive Thru Safari in Texas - just like being on the plains in Africa!

Challenge awaits in the treetops with climbing, repelling, rope bridges and zip lines at this Texas canopy course!

We offer 40 bowling lanes for family fun entertainment, arcade, full service sports bar & grill that include 12 lanes of luxury bowling & more! We offer a free summer of bowling for kids 13 & younger with Mel’s Kid’s Club and year round kid friendly....

Visit the historic Fort Crogham fort & museum with log cabins, schoolhouse, & blacksmith shop! Check out life on the Texas frontier in the 1800's.

THE GRACE MUSEUM houses three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children's Museum.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature features exhibitions of artwork that might just inspire those creative kids!

A fun indoor playscape where kids can be dropped off, or spend family time together, among the slides, tunnels, tubes, ropes and play areas.

Explore this Texas natural wonder located underground - perfect for families to enjoy through tours! An amazing and unique experience for all ages

Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!

Digital slot car racing for ages 6 and up. Super fast, and super fun. Race realistic scale models of NASCAR, Formula 1, or even off-road vehicles on our giant tracks. Easy enough for a child to participate, but challenging enough to keep even an a....

A fun, colorful bounce-filled day perfect for active kids under 10 who love to bounce!

Experience and interact with thousands of species from all over the world, AND under our waters at Austin Aquarium, with animal talks, daily shows and so much for, for that Texas family day out!

Experience the thrill of sky diving without ever having to get in a plane. One of the great family activities in Austin.

Get playing in the LARGEST indoor playground in Central Texas, with and 18ft tall playscape, arcade, and toddler area!

Waterpark fun with pirates ship, lagoons, gators, slides, thrills, spills, waterfalls - it's all here on Shore Beach with an exclusive beach with volleyball too!

Experience the longest and fastest zipline in Texas at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, offering outdoor adventure for all ages, and FIVE zipline tours in total!

Five historic farm themed areas for the kids to learn from at Pioneer Farms, which will take them back to the Blackland Prairies of the 1800s! Set on over 90 acres of beautiful Texan woodland, it also includes a barn where kids can get close to thei....

Indoor rollerskating and rollerblading with a light show, fog machine and music! Austin family fun! Things for families to do in Austin.

Ice skating for the whole family in Austin, with daily public sessions, as well as birthday parties and skate lessons!

Thinkery is the evolution of the new Austin Children's Museum - but still a place where families, fun and science all play together! One of the great family activities in Austin.

Great idea for things for families to do in Austin is the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where you not only explore the rich history of this great state, but you can see amazing IMAX films too!

Summer fun in Austin with the Children's Day Art Park - part of the summer events of Austin Symphony. A fun and magical day out for the whole family!

A charming family friendly produce farm where kids can learn about foods and where it all comes from!

Be inspired at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, dedicated to cultural enrichment & education through the collection & preservation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture

Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world, and one of the best places to visit in Austin with kids!

One of the great family activities in Austin is The Escape Game Austin, where you can choose from 5 different escape rooms, & try and complete your mission in 60 minutes to unlock the door!

Enjoy family friendly tours of Austin on land AND the water with Austin Duck Adventures, where your bus takes you around all the top sights, THEN turns into a boat!

351 acres of Austin fun with jogging, kayaking, gardens, springs, swimming, and heaps more for kids and the whole family in this beautiful park.

Mini golf fun for all ages in Austin, where kids can play on the 18 hole golf courses, and adults can get young at heart!

One of the top things to do in Austin with toddlers. Over 350 animals are waiting to make friends with families at the sweet Austin Zoo, with keeper talks and story time!

If you're 7 to 97, Laser Tag is a hide-and-go-seek game for everyone! The ultimate adrenaline rush in a fun combat environment. Also the glow in the dark SkyTrail ropes course, and arcade!

A wacky and fun collection of junk! Built in a small house in suburban Austin, one man has created a playground haven for kids!

It's dinosaur time! Kids will love this unique outdoor museum featuring life-size dinosaur replicas all in a natural environment.

A unique wildlife preserve where there are several endangered species of beautiful animals for kids to encounter, and learn about. Not only that - kids can pat them too! A very eye opening family day out in Texas for the family.

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.

Go Karts, mini golf, a climbing wall - for those active kids in Texarkana, Texas, you might just LOVE this country park!

The Science Mill is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages, with cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, & programs - all STEM based!

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in central Texas protects the birthplace, home and ranch (and final resting place) of Lyndon B Johnson, and offers a day of outdoor adventure for the family

Ranch fun in Texas with a petting zoo and animal barn, outdoor pool, fishing lake, maze, adventure playground, mini golf and pony and train rides and more!

A colorful and fun place for those active kids to jump, imagine and play.

The Vereins Kirche Museum was built soon after the arrival of the first German settlers, and stands as a tribute to the courage and vision of Fredericksburg’s founders - today on the original site of the Pioneer Museum

At the Pioneer Museum Complex in Fredericksburg, tour historic buildings across 3 acres and learn the history behind the German pioneers of the Texas Hill Country!

The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II.

Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley with these fun zipline adventures!

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