Activities in Fort Worth

$17 for a 90-Minute Kids' Cooking Class at Young Chefs Academy ($35 Value)

Young Chefs Academy

Fort Worth

Hands-on classes impart cooking skills, kitchen safety and table etiquette to growing brains and set foundation for culinary passions

$35 $17

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2 or 4 Private or Group Music Lessons or 2-Hour Birthday Party at Creative Soul School of Music (Up to 77% Off)

Creative Soul School of Music

Multiple Locations

Kids and teens learn to jam on instruments under guidance of skilled instructors; 2-hour parties with instructor-led music session and games

$62.50 $23

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10 or 5 Open-Jump Sessions or Party for Up to 15 Children at Pump It Up (Up to 61% Off)

Pump It Up

Ridgmar

Tykes enjoy pop-in play sessions in indoor inflatable playgrounds in a clean, climate-controlled environment; private party for up to 15

$80 $31

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Holiday-Lights Flight Tour in a Douglas C-47 for One or Two from Greatest Generation Aircraft (Up to 73% Off)

Southern Cross C-47

Meacham Airport - American Aero

Flight in a historic WWII vintage C-47 aircraft takes passengers above the DFW area to view Christmas Lights in a way never seen before.

$350 $99

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$15 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Rockwood Gokart Track (Up to $28 Value)

Rockwood Gokart Track

North Fort Worth

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

$28 $15

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Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Shoot Smart (Up to 62% Off)

Shoot Smart

Multiple Locations

Following a safety briefing, students undergo live-fire exercises and attend onsite classes to help them qualify for a CHL application

$99 $50

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$3 for $5 Worth of Arcade Visits — Gamerz

Gamerz

Ridgmar

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

$5 $3

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Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Brandt Fitness and Self Defense (Up to 50% Off)

Brandt Fitness and Self Defense

Downtown Fort Worth

Instructors focus on teaching kids self-control and confidence, using exciting martial arts techniques as a medium

$100 $50

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90-Minute Guided Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Segway Fort Worth (Up to 56% Off)

Segway Fort Worth

Multiple Locations

One-on-one instruction sets riders at ease before groups roll through the Botanical Gardens, Off Road Ranch Experience, or Trinity Trails

$65 $35

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Cowtown Bowling Palace (Up to 60% Off)

Cowtown Bowling Palace

Fort Worth

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

$24 $12

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One- or Two-Hour Shooting-Range Package with Gun Rental at Elk Castle Shooting Sports (Up to 50% Off)

Elk Castle Shooting Sports

White Settlement

Up to three people hone their skills at a shooting range with an automated-targeting system, more than 70 rental handguns, and wide lanes

$30 $15

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Fort Worth Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from Ghosts of DFW (Up to 55% Off)

Ghosts of DFW

Fort Worth

Guides lead guests on a spine-tingling tour of Fort Worth and the cowtown stockyards that includes photos and chilling EVP recordings

$35 $17

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Mini Golf for Two or Four at Lunar Mini Golf (Up to 65% Off)

Lunar Mini Golf New

Ridgmar Mall

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

$20 $8

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$6 for Family Admission to Fort Worth Aviation Museum ($10 Value)

Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Fort Worth

The complex is home to three museums, each curating specific aspects of aviation history

$10 $6

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Johnnie Red Music (Up to 56% Off)

Johnnie Red Music

Fort Worth

Blues guitarist Johnnie Latham teaches students how to play guitar in a variety of styles including classic rock, country, and blues

$125 $59

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Trinity Trails Tour for One, Two, or Four, or Segway Rental for Two from Cowtown Segway Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Cowtown Segway Tours

Fort Worth

Take a guided ride down the Trinity Trails to see such sights as the Phyllis Tilley Bridge, Panther Pavilion, and the Van Zandt Cottage

$59.99 $29

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Four Weeks of Tumbling Classes for One or Two Kids at United Cheer (Up to 65% Off)

United Cheer

Keller

Tumbling classes teach basic skills such as forward rolls, building skill sets for more advanced maneuvers

$110 $39

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Cutting Edge Haunted House for Two or Four (33% Off)

Cutting Edge Haunted House

Near East Side

Guinness World Record holder for longest haunted house; top-ranked haunted house in America according to HauntedHouseRatings.com

$59.90 $40

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"The Nutcracker" at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium on December 5 (Up to 45% Off)

North Central Ballet: "The Nutcracker"

Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium

Live_logo

Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$33 $18

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Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the wall by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

1500 Mall Circle
Fort Worth,
TX
US

It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.

As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.

4920 S Hulen St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

As legend has it, an 1875 article in the Dallas Herald claimed that a live panther was spotted walking the streets of Fort Worth. The city soon became known as the "The Panther City," so when Fort Worth's first minor-league baseball team was founded, in 1888, calling it the "Panthers"—rather than, say, the "Fighting Dandelions"—just made sense. Over the years, journalists shortened the club's nickname to the "Cats," and the team dominated the Texas League through the first part of the 20th Century, at one point winning six consecutive league titles in the 1920s.

After bouncing between affiliations with several MLB teams, the Cats disbanded in 1964. However, the Cats returned in 2002, almost immediately reliving the success of the previous century and capturing three straight titles from 2005–07. Despite never adopting the Panther name, the modern-day Cats have never lost sight of their history, as evidenced by mascot "Dodger" and LaGrave Field's classic design.

301 Northeast 6th Street
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Owners Maarten and Hanna Vanderstoel created Van Grow Studio of the Arts to promote creative thinking and problem solving in children through artistic crafts. Boasting degrees in fine arts and studio arts, respectively, Maarten and Hanna teach most of the classes and prepare the curricula for all of the studio's camps. TCU graduate Alma Worrell manages the open studio and paint-your-own-pottery rooms, which are also accessible to adults. Van Grow's upbeat instructors nurture creativity and confidence across three age groups, offering classes, parties, and workshops to pique a wide range of interests. Courses foster each student's individual vision, rather than a mastery of technique, and help to develop motor skills, self-esteem, and the ability to sculpt gummy-bear replicas of Rodin's The Thinker.

3434 W 7th St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Since age 3, Dana Bailey has been twirling to her own beat, progressing from childhood cha-chas to appearances in promotions for Pepsi and JC Penney. After studying under instructors in California and New York City, Dana now offers pintsize patrons the same opportunity to get a head start in the performing arts with child and teen dance classes. She enlists working industry pros to wrangle kids as young as 2.5 in tap, ballet, and tumbling classes atop pliable wood and marley floors.

The boys' tap, jazz, and hip-hop classes accommodate a demographic often overlooked by the dance industry and prepare a studio team for local and national performances. Instructors regularly glean pointers from top national choreographers to craft classes such as Teen Hip Hop, which equips students with basic moves and combos that, much like the prom held outside the Grammys, are set to a soundtrack of current hits.

4240 Heritage Trace Pkwy
Fort Worth,
TX
US

When Ed Norice left the United States Navy in search of a new career, he found fresh enemies to battle domestically: obesity and heart disease. He started Impressive Fitness The Jungle to combat these illnesses and give his fellow citizens a path towards healthy lifestyles.

Norice and his two instructors, Aubree and Rodney, draw from a vast repertoire of exercise styles to wage their war. TRX resistance bands force the muscles of the body to work in concert and strengthen the body from head to toe. Martial-arts skills lend a practical edge to every workout, increasing endurance and arming students with basic self-defense techniques. Outside of group classes, the trio offers personal training and nutritional consultation to help prevent clients from making unhealthy choices in their diet, such as eating a whole birthday cake and then eating the cake’s candles.

207 E. Broadway
Fort Worth,
TX
US