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Summer in DFW: Kid-Friendly Activities and Destinations

June 25th, 2013 | by The Update
Summer in DFW- Kid-Friendly Activities and Destinations

The kids are home for the summer, the sun is blazing, and Dallas-Fort Worth is buzzing with summer fun!

Check out this awesome list of cool and creative kid-friendly activities from ILiveInDallas.com that will give you plenty of things to do all summer long!

1. Klyde Warren Park – The new park that bridges uptown and downtown has all kinds of activities, including a children’s park, a dog park, ping pong, croquet, a reading and board games area, and guitar lessons with the School of Rock every Friday. Web | Facebook | Twitter

2. C3 exhibit at DMA – The Center for Creative Connections (C3) at the Dallas Museum of Art is an interactive art space for kids and families where kids and teens can learn, play and create. Check their current listings for this year’s summer programs. Entry to the DMA is always free. Web | Facebook | Twitter

3. Arboretum – The Dallas Arboretum is more than just a great outdoor space for kids to run around and play. They have a pioneer village, life-sized playhouses, a variety of summer camp programs and the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden opening in September of 2013. Web | Facebook | Twitter

4. Adventure Landing – Adventure Landing is go-to place for go karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and more. With three 18-hole miniature golf courses, and a monster video and redemption gaming arcade, there is something for all ages.Web | Facebook | Twitter

5. Dallas Summer Musicals – Every summer, a little bit of Broadway comes to Fair Park with a different lineup of some of the nation’s most popular musical productions. This summer watch Sister Act and gear up for the Lion King in the Fall. There is also performing arts training specifically for kids. Web | Facebook | Twitter

6. Perot Museum – Dallas’ newest science and natural history center is perfect for kids of all ages, including the kid at heart. With dinosaurs, an interactive space exploring the human mind and body, a sports hall and a special children’s area for the little ones, it has a little something for everyone. Web | Facebook | Twitter

7. Nickelmania – This place is a nickel arcade in Carrollton with over 125 of the latest arcade versions of classic and recent video games. For a $2.00 per person entry fee and a fist full of nickels, you and the family can play games all afternoon. They also have some good deals on exclusive parties. Web | Facebook | Twitter

8. Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park – With locations in Dallas, Plano, Cedar Park, Colleyville, and a new location in Allen. With over 20,000 square feet of wall-to wall-trampolines, trampoline dodge ball and other unique and fun activities, Jumpstreet is the perfect place to let your kids burn some energy by literally bouncing off the walls. Web | Facebook | Twitter

9. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor – Get your splashes in at DFW’s largest water park. If it has been awhile, you may remember it by its former name Wet N’ Wild. Six Flags bought the water park in 1995 and eventually renamed it. This water wonderland has had its classic attractions like the Lazy River, the Black Hole, Surf Lagoon, and Der Stuka (which can be seen from the highway), and adds new attractions almost yearly. Web | Facebook | Twitter

10. Fair Park – In addition to the year-round activities at Fair Park (like the swan paddle boats and Texas Discovery Gardens), Fair Park has started opening up the Midway over the summer with rides, games, and a variety of entertainment They are calling it Summer Adventures in Fair Park and it looks like a great deal with some new rides appropriate for summer. Web | Facebook | Twitter

Click here to keep reading and see all 51 of their summer ideas from ILiveInDallas.com.

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