Things To Do With Kids In and Around Dallas

Looking for family-friendly activities in the great state of Texas, the Dallas area in particular? Well, we’ve rounded up our kids’ favorites giving you some fantastic options for a fun-filled day with your kids. From a thrilling theme park to an awesome state-of-the-art aquarium, get ready to spend an amazing day with the family.

Sea Life Dallas

Located in the Grapevine Mills Mall

Sea Life Dallas is the perfect place for the kids to spend hours on end and it’s not only fun but also educational! The aquarium has an amazing 360-degree ocean tunnel and sea creatures ranging from Black Tip Reef sharks, Green Sea Turtles to Cownose Stingrays. Be sure not to miss holding a crab or touching a starfish in the Interactive Rockpool. It’s also definitely worth taking the “Behind the Scenes Tour” as the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, sharing remarkable stories of their sea creatures.

Dallas city views downtown
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A Dallas kid-trip must!

Six Flags

Located in Arlington

Whether the kids are rollercoaster junkies or waterpark fiends – they always enjoy a day at Six Flags Over Texas or Hurricane Harbor.

For the older kids, The Six Flags Over Texas theme park is fantastic with over 35 thrilling rides and attractions such as the popular “Texas SkyScreamer”, a 402-foot swing carousel.

If you’re looking for a great spot to cool down and escape the Texas summer heat, take the kids to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. This water park is fun for the entire family with larger thrills for the parents to enjoy, as well as smaller rides for the younger ones. There’s something in the park for everyone! Enjoy the rides, the slides or just relax while floating down their Lazy River.

The Fort Worth Stockyards

Located in Fort Worth 

The kids absolutely love a visit to The Fort Worth Stockyards where they can meet cowboys and enjoy western-style activities. As soon as you enter the area, you feel as if you’re transported to an old western town with real cowboys on horseback, rodeos, live music, shows and a petting zoo among countless other activities. For parents, there is great shopping and restaurants while the kids enjoy the ultimate cowboy and cowgirl experience.

The Dallas Zoo

Located in Dallas

With activities for both older and younger children, The Dallas Zoo is a great way to spend the day exploring 106 acres with thousands of animals from elephants to zebras and koalas. The kids love to feed the giraffes and have lunch next to the lions! The Children’s Zoo is extra special for the young ones with animals to pet in their “Farm” area and unique birds to feed in the “Birds Landing”. It’s an interactive and fun day for everyone!

Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Located in Frisco 

The little ones have a wonderful time at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center with their variety of hand-on activities like a hurricane simulator, science lab, mad scientist chemistry demonstration, Lego stations and more. The younger ones are entertained here for hours and it’s a great alternative to staying home, especially during the summer heat! Be sure not to miss the butterfly exhibit.


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