Kids Activities in Dallas

Up to 45% Off Go-Karting and Games at SpeedZone

Palace Entertainment

Dallas

$39.99 $22.99

(61)

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

"The Little Mermaid" – Up to 50% Off Marionette Show

"The Little Mermaid"

Geppettos Theater & Workshop

$16 $8

Renowned puppeteers magically bring The Little Mermaid to life onstage using more than 60 hand-crafted marionettes

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

45% Off Music Lessons

The Sound Foundation

Dallas

$250 $138

Four 30-minute music lessons; Owner Norman Matthew is an RIAA award winner who has been featured in several music magazines

Half Off at Frontiers of Flight Museum for 2 or 4

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Northwest Dallas

$16 $8

(137)

Collection of aeronautic artifacts houses the Apollo 7 command module, Hindenburg salvage, and more than 30 vintage aircraft

Half Off Piano Lessons at Metroplex Piano

Metroplex Piano

Dallas

$39.95 $19.99

Students learn piano basics during fun, stress-free group sessions; piano ownership is not required

Half Off Piano Lessons

Mark Ripley Piano By Request

Farmers Branch

$150 $75

Instructor with more than 30 years of piano-playing experience teaches students to play in styles including jazz, country, and classical

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Downtown Dallas

$16 $8

(116)

As part of a mission to combat indifference, audio guides narrate three pivotal stories from April 19, 1943 amid historic artifacts

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

55% Off Music Lessons

Drum Lessons With Paul

On Location

$120 $54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

African American Museum – Up to 45% Off Rodeo Admission

African American Museum

Fair Park

$20 $12

(7)

A rodeo that helps celebrate the history of African American cowboys features bull riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing

International Museum of Cultures – Up to Half Off a Visit

International Museum of Cultures

Duncanville

$10 $5

More than 10 exhibits celebrate contemporary indigenous cultures while educating visitors about their history and challenges they face

Up to 68% Off Ice Skating or Skate School

Dr Pepper StarCenters

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(14)

Regulation-size rinks at ice centers endorsed by the Dallas Stars host eight-week learn-to-skate school or public-skate admission available

Forum Bowling Lanes – Up to 46% Off

Forum Bowling Lanes

Grand Prairie

$23 $13

(6)

Recently remodeled 60-lane alley lets players bowl in a vintage, 1970s-style atmosphere

52% Off Drama Camps

Drama Kids International

Multiple Locations

$155 $75

Drama camps for ages 5-14 impart creativity and confidence

Up to 53% Off Music Lessons or Day Camp

Promethean Studios

Multiple Locations

$94 $44

Music day camps and private lessons immerse students of all ages in topics like jazz performance, songwriting, and guitar playing

Up to 57% Off Adventure Activities

Group Dynamix

Southwest Carrollton

$50 $24

(5)

Participants play black-light sports as well as archery tag; scale indoor high-ropes courses and inflatables

51% Off Summer Camp at Rosewood Academy

Rosewood Academy

Multiple Locations

$180 $89

(17)

Children aged 1–4 and 5–12 years old participate in activities surrounding themes such as Under the Big Top, Water World, and Fairy Tales

Up to 54% Off Music Lessons

Just Rock Enterprises

Lancaster

$40 $20

Lessons introduce students to techniques for playing the piano or guitar, or help develop singing skills

Up to 50% Entry to Heritage Farmstead Museum

Heritage Farmstead Museum

Plano

$10 $5

Docent leads groups through Victorian-era grounds that re-create turn-of-the-century Texas Blackland Prairie culture

45% Off Pottery-Making and Painting

Paint N' Party

Plano

$20 $11

Guests can rent a pottery wheel to throw their own pieces, or paint existing mugs and figurines

Up to 52% Off at Plano Super Bowl

Plano Super Bowl

Plano

$47.70 $29

(38)

Lively bowling alley stays open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year

BounceU – Up to 59% Off Bounce Visits 

BounceU

Plano

$40 $19

Kids frolic on giant inflatable structures, such as bounce castles, tunnels, slides, and boxing rings

Up to 56% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

Extra Innings

Plano

$25 $12

Iron Mike pitching machines help batters improve swing technique in 70 ft. long, 15 ft. wide and 20 ft. high batting tunnels

45% Off Music Lessons

Sgm Lessons Music Studio

Plano

$140 $77

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Aquatic Fitness

Aqua~Fit

Plano

$185 $65

Warm salt-water pool hosts aquatic fitness classes for all skill levels; families can splash together during open swim hours

Up to 50% Off Kids' Summer Drama Camp

Drama Kids International

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

Summer camp for ages 5–12 helps kids gain confidence with drama exercises that develop speech, movement, language, and improv skills

Up to 50% Off Summer Camp at Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

Multiple Locations

$175 $89

Summer camps allow kids to play and learn using Lego Bricks through themes ranging from filmmaking and comics to building animals

Up to 51% Off Summer Baseball Camp

Premier Baseball Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

Expert coaches and instructors instill baseball's fundamentals in fielding, hitting, base running, and game management

Up to 50% Off Boat Rental on Lake Arlington

Arlington Parks and Recreation

Lake Arlington

$500 $250

Pontoon boat holds up to 10 passengers and includes captain, chips, water, and life vests

50% Off Batting Cage Play and Arcade Games

Putt-Putt Fun Center and Alley Cats Entertainment Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Fun center offers 50–110 arcade games and batting cages are available at each Putt-Putt location

Up to 92% Off Ice-Skating Group Lessons

ICE at The Parks

The Parks At Arlington

$295 $25

Ice-skating group lessons for children and adults take place on NHL-size ice rink inside The Parks at Arlington

Up to 50% Off Planetarium Admission & Show

The Planetarium at UT Arlington

Arlington

$24 $12

(8)

Audiences experience unforgettable stargazing & watch 360 degrees video on one of the largest dome screens in Texas.

50% Off Batting Cage Visit

Cover All Bases

Heart Of Arlington

$20 $10

23,000 square foot facility houses six cages with fast- and slow-pitch machines for softball and baseball

52% Off a Princess Dress-Up Tea Party

Chelsea's Tea Room & Boutique

Southwest Arlington

$49.98 $24

(15)

Each dress-up session culminates in party replete with giggle tea, treats, and mingling with other princesses in attendance

54% Off Princess Play Date

A Moment in Time

Arlington

$83.97 $39

Partygoers play dress up, drink tea at tea party, and learn princess etiquette as parents snap precious photos

Six Flags Over Texas – 40% Off

Six Flags Over Texas

Arlington

$99.99 $59.99

(1209)

100+ kid-friendly attractions, live shows, and thrill rides—including the towering Titan roller coaster

Up to 62% Off a Mother-Daughter Tea Party 

Let's Pretend Tea Parties

Grapevine

$51.80 $20

(7)

China teacups brimming with tea are served with other treats to mother-daughter pairs

50% Off Standup Paddleboard-Fitness Classes at LakeSet Fitness

LakeSet Fitness

Grapevine

$90 $45

Instructors lead dynamic routines of calisthenics, CrossFit, and yoga exercises atop standup paddleboards on scenic Lake Grapevine

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf and Go-Karts

Zone Action Park

Lewisville

$43.98 $23

Go-kart tracks accommodate drivers as young as 3, and two themed 18-hole courses host mini-golf competition

53% Off Baseball or Softball Training

D-BAT Lewisville

Lewisville

$95 $45

Young sluggers work on their baseball and softball skills in day camps for all skill levels

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 41% Off Kids' Clinic

Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinic

24 Hour Fitness- Lewisville

$111 $66

(8896)
Live_logo

Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 46% Off Jump Time at Rebounderz

Rebounderz

Hurst Plaza

$26 $15

24,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, café with Wi-Fi, 50 arcade games, dodgeball and basketball station; safety ensured by referees

45% Off Zipline Adventures at DFW Adventure Park

DFW Adventure Park

Justin-Roanoke

$55 $30

Cruise down four 230- to 400-foot ziplines hanging 30–40 feet above the ground or compete against teams in a 1.5-mile obstacle race

Urban Air Trampoline Park – Top Rated in Dallas-Fort Worth

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

(87)

Kids and adults bound across enormous wall-to-wall trampolines, play dodgeball, fly into a foam pit, and slam-dunk basketballs

41% Off Christian Summer Camp

Sabine Creek Ranch

East Rockwall

$220 $129

Kids head to a 330-acre working ranch for a fun Christian day camp where they can scale the climbing wall, practice archery, or swim

Win Kids – 48% Off Summer Camp

Win Kids Sports and Learning Center

Flower Mound

$92 $48

Kids burn energy in choice of themed half-day summer camps involving obstacle courses, gymnastics, playful pets, and water games

Up to 53% Off Group or Private Music Class

Stage Volume LLC

Midlothian

$200 $99

Group music lessons cover anything from playing instruments to audio engineering basics; private lessons cover drums or piano

52% Off Kids' Technology Classes

Kids Robotech Club

Multiple Locations

$288 $139

Kids get an introduction to advanced technology in fun classes that teach them the fundamentals of programming, robotics, and engineering

Up to 80% Off at Allen Community Ice Rink

Allen Community Ice Rink

Allen

$16 $8

Skaters enjoy open-skate with family and friends; beginners learn how to skate with lessons

Up to 48% Off a Bowling Night at Allen Bowl

Allen Bowl

Allen

$30.45 $16

Bowl two games with a friend or rent a lane with a group for a couple of hours; either way the snacks are covered.

50% Off at Country Critters Farm

Country Critters Farm

Alvarado

$16 $8

Kids can take a pony ride or hop on the mule-cart train, then meet the animals and other cuddly creatures up close at the petting zoo

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at NYTEX Sports Centre

NYTEX Sports Centre

North Richland Hills

$20 $10

(14)

Ice-skating outings let guests glide over NYTEX’s vast indoor ice rink on included rental skates

51% Off Mini Golf and Go-Karting

Mountasia Family Fun Park (DFW)

Walker Branch

$35 $17

Family fun park boasts two 18-hole mini-golf courses with real water hazards and a go-kart course with tandem karts for younger riders

50% Off at Celina Balloon Festival

Celina Balloon Festival

Celina

$10 $5

Colorful balloons fly above fairgrounds while guests enjoy live music, helicopter rides, and carnival rides

50% Off Open-Play Sessions or Birthday Party at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Preston Lebanon Crossing

$60 $30

11,000 square-foot, indoor playground with eight distinct bounce houses, including a Batman-themed obstacle course

Up to 52% Off Kids' Music Lessons at 7 Notes

7 Notes

Frisco

$70 $29

Suzuki violin and piano lessons teach students to play their instrument of choice

Up to 53% Off Private Music Lessons

Matt Burk Music Studio

Frisco

$185 $89

Teachers customize classes in voice, guitar, piano, drums, bass, and songwriting to each student’s skill level and goals

Up to 50% Off Jump Passes, Party, or Camp

Pump It Up

Frisco

$70 $35

(6)

Inflatable slides, houses, and obstacle courses cushion kids as they safely leap and tumble through an indoor playground

66% Off Kids' Playtime

Celebration Party & Event Center

Fort Worth

$45 $22

Kids use their imaginations in play houses, bounce and slide on inflatables, and race around a mini track during play sessions

Up to 53% Off Standup-Paddleboarding Package

Lakeside Paddle

Lake Worth | Marina Park

$50 $25

Paddleboarders meet up with professional instructor to learn stance, stroke, and maneuvering

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

The Pour House

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 46% Off Miniature Golf

Rockwood Gokart Track

North Fort Worth

$28 $15

Designed by Harris Mini Golf, the 18-hole course challenges putters to sink holes-in-one across undulating greens and past sand traps

Up to 54% Off Mommy-and-Baby Music Classes

Tunes 4 Tots DFW

Fort Worth

$100 $49

45-minute mommy-and-baby classes combine singing, dancing, and playing

Up to 60% Off at Cowtown Bowling Palace

Cowtown Bowling Palace

Fort Worth

$24 $12

(11)

Orbs pummel pins on 32 slick lanes at newly remodeled facility replete with snack-bar treats, bumper lanes for tykes & rental shoes

40% Off Arcade Visits

Gamerz

Ridgmar

$5 $3

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Bounce-House Visits

United Bounce

Keller

$50 $25

Kids bounce in 12,000-square-foot facility with 13 inflatables

50% Off Musical Instrument Course

Robyn Meahl Piano Studio

Chamberlin Arlington Heights

$120 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

38% Off at Elevate Trampoline Park 

Elevate Trampoline Park

McKinney

$32 $20

(6)

Guests safely somersault on padded trampolines that stretch from wall to wall at an indoor jump center

50% Off Summer Classes at Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

Craig Ranch

$175 $87.50

Educational summer classes teach subjects such as robotics and animal biology with engaging lessons and Lego-building activities

Splash Kingdom Waterparks ­– Up to 35% Off

Splash Kingdom Waterparks

Multiple Locations

$59.80 $39

(54)

Family-oriented water parks keep things cool with lazy rivers, wave pools, and water slides unique to each location

East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park – Up to Half Off Admission

East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park

Grand Saline

$12 $6

Park in which guests can safely view alligators and variety of other wildlife; hands-on experience for people of all ages

Up to 63% Off Guitar Lessons

Kyle Mathis Guitar Lessons

burleson

$40 $15

Rock guitarist with national touring experience teaches basic guitar skills during private or semi-private lessons

Up to 60% Off Batting Cage Balls or Private Hitting Lesson

RIP Empire

Burleson

$20 $10

In batting cages with pitching machines, sluggers swing hard at 200 or 500 balls; trainers help batters perfect their stance and swing

50% Off Visits to Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

Pilot Point

$20 $10

Safari trams ferry guests across 126-acre park to see and interact with exotic and endangered animals, such as kangaroos, bears, and lemurs

2014 Denton Air Show – Up to 50% Off

2014 Denton Air Show

Denton Enterprise Airport

$10 $6

Live_logo

Air show features demonstrations by professional pilots and ground displays of planes

50% Off a Football Specialty Clinic with Football

Sports International Football Camps

University of North Texas

$199.97 $99

Kids receive intensive position-specific training at a specialty clinic run by hand-selected football coaches

Up to 43% Off Four Rounds at Hidden Valley Miniature Golf

Hidden Valley Miniature Golf

Lakeside

$28 $16

Multitiered greens pass through rocky outcrops, windmills, burbling fountains, and waterfalls on tricky, 18-hole course

Select Local Merchants

On a single day in the middle of World War II, actions in three isolated incidents represent an ethical lesson taught to this day at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. On that day—April 19, 1943—three Belgian men attacked a train destined for Auschwitz, freeing its passengers; the occupants of the Warsaw Ghetto united in revolt; and at the Bermuda Conference, officials from the British and American governments declined to take action against ongoing atrocities in Europe. The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s main exhibit locates a crucial distinction in presenting these three events: the difference between "bystanders" and what the museum calls "Upstanders." The exhibit was created in the hopes that every visitor would become an "Upstander," moved not only to remember a horrific past but also to take action when faced with modern threats to human rights.

A self-guided audio tour relates the heroism of those who stood up on that date in 1943 as museum guests explore artifacts, photographs, and a full-size boxcar. Special exhibits that often focus on photography supplement the permanent installation, and testimonies from volunteer survivors and liberators provide a firsthand perspective on the historical tragedy and its lessons. Along with exposing more than 30,000 students and 22,000 walk-in visitors to its messages annually, the museum advocates engagement with the world through educational programs designed for everyone from educators to law-enforcement officials.

211 N Record Street
Dallas,
TX
US

There was a time when looking down the barrel of Clyde Barrow's gun wouldn't have seemed too appealing. But now people visit the second floor galleries of the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture just to get a glimpse of the infamous weapon, which shares space with more than 1,000 other artifacts, including the first traffic light in Dallas County and handcuffs worn by Lee Harvey Oswald. Taken together, these artifacts trace Dallas County's past from prehistory to the present day, a timeline visitors also explore via the museum's 41 touchscreen computers, four mini theatres screening specially commissioned films, and hands-on activities on topics such as architecture and pioneer life. More hands-on activities await in the education center, where youngsters learn about their local heritage thanks to exhibits on Dallas County children.

Housed in the Old Red Courthouse, a restored Romanesque building from 1892, the museum is practically a large-scale exhibit unto itself. Its many architectural flourishes include a four-story grand staircase, a restored clock tower, and two original stained-glass windows from the courthouse's original collection of more than 100. Tours of all four floors grant visitors access to areas not otherwise open to the general public, including the courtroom and the judge's tightly guarded gavel shed. The historic building makes a fitting setting for the special exhibits that grace the first floor gallery several times a year.

100 S Houston St
Dallas,
TX
US

While strolling the halls of Madrid's famous Prado Museum in the 1950s, Texas oilman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows fell in love with the rich tradition of Spanish art. Gradually building a collection of Iberian masterworks from throughout the centuries, Meadows helped found his eponymous museum to house and display the art. Now among the largest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, the Meadows Museum surrounds visitors with masterpieces from the 10th century through the 21st. The collection's highlights include Goya's darkly evocative Yard with Madmen, Picasso's patchwork Still Life in a Landscape, and Míró's colorfully surreal Queen Louise of Prussia.

Outside the museum's elegant colonnade, an encircling garden recalls Renaissance palaces with manicured bushes, stately gravel paths, and feral court jesters. Beautiful sculptures by modern greats fleck the garden, with such pieces as the 13-foot, wireframe head Sho, by modern Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Below the plaza, Santiago Calatrava's monumental Wave dominates the approach to the museum, with gently undulating iron beams, suspended over a serene reflecting pool that will itself never know the joy of forming a wave.

5900 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas,
TX
US

For the past 20 years, Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park has been one of Dallas’ primary sources of satisfied screams, launching Texans into lower orbit with palpitating rides that test the confines of physics. Thrill-seekers can exhaust adrenaline reserves on hair-raising attractions, including the seven-story bungee jump, the Skycoaster, and the Texas Blastoff, which acts like a giant slingshot that rockets riders 70 miles per hour toward the sky. Nothin’ but Net sends amusement park goers plummeting on a 130-foot freefall, and the Skyscraper's enormous propellers whip guests around with 4 gees of force before serving up views of the city’s stunning skyline. Thanks to precautions designed specifically for each ride, Zero Gravity boasts a flawless safety record, whereas the park’s flexible schedule jump-starts hearts seven days per week, making it the perfect place for family, weekend, nighttime, and group activities.

11131 Malibu Dr
Dallas,
TX
US

The frosty rink at Americas Ice Garden is always abuzz with wintry activity, hosting skaters ready to carve out figure eight8s during public hours or rehearse for impending competitions at freestyle skates. Athletes just breaking into the sport can attend skating and hockey classes, or commit to two weeks of drama and vocal exercises of saying "triple lutz" 10 times fast at ice-theater camps. The fun but demanding camps culminate in a production staged on the ice for a crowd of spectators. When thespians clear out, the rink is free to once again host parties or broomball matches.

Sunlight streams through 12 stories' worth of glass prisms, exploding into rainbows that dance on the trees, plants, and spouting fountains that fringe the well-chilled oval at its home in the heart of the Plaza of the as. The prisms are suspended in a next-door atrium, home to many shops and cultural attractions near the ice garden, including the Dallas Museum of Art.

700 N Pearl St
Dallas,
TX
US

A fleet of nine carriages bearing the NorthStar insignia clips and clops through the city streets of Dallas and Fort Worth, ferrying riders through historical tours and evenings filled with romance. Passengers watch the city skyline pan past their open-top carriage or opt for shelter beneath a cloth canopy as they visit historic locales. Ahead of them, a professional driver sports a white tuxedo shirt, boots, and Western hat, and his noble steed, trained at the company farm to be gentle and politely decline drag-race challenges, maintains a natural grace. Since its establishment in 1990, the company has had the honor of participating in a number of special local events, including football-victory parades and the Adolphus Children’s Christmas Parade.

1800 North Market Street
Dallas,
TX
US