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10+ of the Most Fun Things to Do in Dallas with Kids

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.

More: 29 Free Things to Do with Kids near me around Plano

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Things to do in Dallas with Kids: Theme Parks and Events

15 Six Flags Over Texas Rides & Our Top Tips to enjoy them!

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.

Visit State Fair of Texas With Kids & Save Money too!

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.

Things to do in Dallas with kids

Adventures around Dallas

Our very own Treetop Adventure in Plano – Go Ape!

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.

16 Places to Visit with Animals

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.

15 of the most fun things to do in Dallas, Texas

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.

Which is better: the Dallas Zoo or the Fort Worth Zoo?

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!

The Top 10 Family Memberships we love in Dallas Fort Worth

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.

30 Indoor Playgrounds around Plano for Kids to Play

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.

Things to do in Dallas with kids: Glen Rose

Just outside Dallas

How to Spend a Fun Family-Day in Ft. Worth

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.

5 Unique Spots You Must Visit in Mesquite, Texas

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.

10 Day Trips within a 2 hour drive from Dallas

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.

Grandscape The Colony: 41 Adventurous Family Fun ideas to eat, shop & play

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.

Pogo Pass

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 27 destinations around Dallas/Fort Worth for only $49.99 per person.

Give the gift of experiences all over DFW! Use code PLANOMOMS or just use our link below to buy.

Buy the Pogo Pass

If you have Questions, we’ve written a huge guide to the Pogo Pass to help you!


  • Abbie

    Hi, I’m Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn’t know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. When I’m not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time!)

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