Whatever the age of the kids you have, we are excited to offer 9 of the most fun things to do in Dallas with kids. With everything from Theme Parks in the Dallas area, Outdoor adventure with Go Ape Plano, Our tips to save money and enjoy the State Fair of Texas and so many ideas you can use.
So if you’re looking to plan some days out and find new and novel things to do with kids in Dallas, look no further to find things that kids will love.
Things to do in Dallas with Kids: Theme Parks and Events
If your kids are adrenalin junkies like mine, they’ll love a visit to Six Flags over Texas, in Arlington. Usually we visit once during the Summer break and again during the Halloween season when it’s fully decorated for the holiday.
These are our favorite rides at Six Flags and all of our top tips to help you get ready before you go. Older kids and younger kids alike will love it.
For 3 weeks every September and October, Fair Park Dallas converts into a playground for adults and kids of all ages, with shows, animals, cars, rides, and fair food that you can only eat at the State Fair. Not just your typical corn dogs, y’all!
A day visit south of Downtown Dallas can add up quickly though, with admission, ride tickets, and all the extras. We have all the tricks and secrets to help you save money.
Adventures around Dallas
You don’t need to venture far from home to get your adrenalin flowing and enjoy ropes courses, ziplines, and adventure above the treetops at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano.
Let us take you there and show you what you can expect on your visit.
From Petting Zoos to Big Zoos, and little farms in between, you can see and mingle with animals of all types around the Dallas area. Choose from one of 16 great spots to enjoy a day with furry friends.
We know there are far more than 15 really fun things to do in Dallas, but we don’t want to overwhelm you with choices. Start with these great options including the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, especially if you’re new to the area.
The age-old question as to which is better? You’ll likely visit both and make your own personal choice as to the one you prefer. We give you an outline of both and compare them so you can pick. But in reality, we hope you visit both!
One of the best things to do is choose one or two season passes or family memberships to purchase and use for a whole year. When it comes to fun things to do in Dallas with kids, these offer the best value for money and a choice of fun places to go, whether you choose a Pogo Pass or a single membership to one of our favorites.
If the weather is too hot, too wet or too cold, check out our favorite 30 indoor places for you to take the kids to blow off some steam! Try a great Indoor Laser Tag place too.
Just outside Dallas
From the unique style of the Stockyards which takes you back in time to the ranch and rodeo days, to the architecture and slower-paced city of Fort Worth there is so much to see and do. We put our ideas together, so that if you’re looking for things to do with kids, we have you covered.
Just head east to find some great fun ideas of things to do with kids in the City of Mesquite – most notably the Rodeo, which is famous in the State of Texas. But add to that 4 other ideas, and you have some fun adventures ahead of you.
You can easily fill a Summer break from School with 10 great ideas for day trips and things to do in Dallas with kids, whether it’s Glen Rose, Fort Worth, Lake Texoma, or Turner Falls just over the border in Oklahoma.
WOW… Grandscape is a truly GRAND addition to the Dallas Fort Worth area! Have you been? If not, then start your plan to visit them soon. We tell you everything you need to know to help you plan to visit.
Save 50% on the Annual Pogo Pass Membership
This is one steal of a deal for families!
Each pass includes free admission to kids’ activities at over 20 destinations around Dallas/Fort Worth for only $49.99 per person.
Give the gift of experiences all over DFW!
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If you have Questions, we’ve written a huge guide to the Pogo Pass to help you!