Kids Activities in Stockyards

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

$24 $12

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

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

The Pour House

$90 $45

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

$60 for $120 Groupon — Robyn Meahl Piano Studio

Robyn Meahl Piano Studio

Chamberlin Arlington Heights

$120 $60

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Four or Twelve Mommy-and-Baby Music Classes at Tunes 4 Tots DFW (Up to 54% Off)

Tunes 4 Tots DFW

Fort Worth

$100 $49

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

$3 for $5 Worth of Arcade Visits — Gamerz

Gamerz

Ridgmar

$5 $3

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$20 for $40 of Arcade-Games & Batting Cages at Putt-Putt Fun Center/Alley Cats Entertainment Center

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

$16 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Hidden Valley Miniature Golf (Up to $28 Value)

Hidden Valley Miniature Golf

Lakeside

$28 $16

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

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

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

Kids' Playtime at Celebration Party & Event Center (66% Off)

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

10 Bounce-House Visits at United Bounce (Up to 50%Off)

United Bounce

Keller

$50 $25

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

One Hour of Jump Time for Two or Four at Rebounderz (Up to 46% Off)

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

Mini Golf, Go-Karting, and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Mountasia Family Fun Park (51% Off)

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

Friday-Night Ice Skating for Two or Four or Birthday Party at NYTEX Sports Centre (Up to 50% Off)

NYTEX Sports Centre

North Richland Hills

$20 $10

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

Four-Hour Pontoon Boat Rental for Up to 10 on Lake Arlington from Arlington Parks and Recreation (Up to 50% Off)

Arlington Parks and Recreation

Lake Arlington

$500 $250

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

45-Minute Princess Dress-Up Tea Party for Two or Three at Chelsea's Tea Room & Boutique (52% Off)

Chelsea's Tea Room & Boutique

Southwest Arlington

$49.98 $24

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Ice Skating for 2 or 4 or 8 Weeks of Once- or Twice-Weekly Skate School at Dr Pepper StarCenters (Up to 68% Off)

Dr Pepper StarCenters

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for 2, 4, or 10 at ICE at The Parks in Arlington (Up to 59% Off)

ICE at The Parks

The Parks At Arlington

$22 $10

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Public-skate sessions take place on NHL-size ice rink inside The Parks at Arlington

$39 for a Princess Play Date for Three at A Moment in Time ($83.97 Value)

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

Planetarium Show Admission for Four or Six at The Planetarium at UT Arlington (Up to 50% Off)

The Planetarium at UT Arlington

Arlington

$24 $12

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

Batting Cage Visit with 40 or 80 Tokens at Cover All Bases (50% Off)

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

Zipline Tour or Entry to the Great Obstacle Race with 1 Zipline Cable for 2 at DFW Adventure Park (45% Off)

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

Four In-Studio or In-Home Guitar Lessons from Kyle Mathis Guitar Lessons (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available

Kyle Mathis Guitar Lessons

The Gardens

$160 $80

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

200 or 500 Batting Cage Balls, or One-Hour Private Hitting Lesson at RIP Empire (Up to 60% Off)

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

Two Hours of Jumping for One, Two, or Four at Urban Air Trampoline Park

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

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

Two Games of Bowling for Two or Two Hours of Bowling for Six at Forum Bowling Lanes (Up to 46% Off)

Forum Bowling Lanes

Grand Prairie

$23 $13

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

Tea Party for One, Two, or Three Mother-Daughter Duos at Let's Pretend Tea Parties (Up to 62% Off) 

Let's Pretend Tea Parties

Grapevine

$51.80 $20

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

Three or Five Standup Paddleboard-Fitness Classes at LakeSet Fitness (50% Off)

LakeSet Fitness

Grapevine

$90 $45

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

One Adult or Child Visit to the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium (Up to 47% Off)

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Grand Prairie

$18.99 $10

Take in 11 galleries of unusual and bizarre artifacts from across the world

Go-Karting and Mini Golf for 2, 4, or 6 or Birthday Bash for Up to 12 at Zone Action Park (Up to 55% Off)

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

$30 for Four Hours of Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six at Pin Center Bowl ($60 Value)

Pin Center Bowl

Cleburne

$60 $30

Groups of up to 6 bowlers play for four hours; shoe rentals included

Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at SpeedZone (Up to 45% Off)

Palace Entertainment

Dallas

$39.99 $22.99

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

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Knights of Columbus Center on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Knights of Columbus Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Visit for Two or Four or Family Membership to International Museum of Cultures (Up to Half Off)

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

Six Months of Group Music Classes or 10 Private Music Lessons at Stage Volume LLC (Up to 53% Off)

Stage Volume LLC

Midlothian

$200 $99

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

Admission to Adventure Sundays for Two, Four, or Six at Group Dynamix (Up to 57% Off)

Group Dynamix

Southwest Carrollton

$50 $24

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

Museum Outing for Two or Four to the Frontiers of Flight Museum (Half Off)

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Northwest Dallas

$16 $8

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

Le Theatre de Marionette Presents "The Little Mermaid" on July 26–September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

"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

One Month of Private or Group Piano Lessons at Mark Ripley Piano By Request (Half Off)

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

Two or Four Beginners’ Circus Classes at Lone Star Circus School (Up to 51% Off)

Lone Star Circus School

Farmer's Branch

$40 $20

Introductory classes help budding performers master tricks on silks, the trapeze, and aerial hoop; this type of workout yields quick results

Dallas Holocaust Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Downtown Dallas

$16 $8

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

$25 for Entry to Dallas Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, September 7 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Iron Cactus

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

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

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

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

$54 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Drum Lessons with Paul

Drum Lessons With Paul

On Location

$120 $54

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Ziplining for One, Two, or Six at Beaumont Ranch (Up to 64% Off)

Beaumont Ranch

Grandview

$60 $29

The course includes a training run and five ziplines, including one measuring more than 1,500 feet long

$138 for $250 Worth of Music Lessons — The Sound Foundation.

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

Marvel at an Intimate Magic Show Inside a Magician's Studio

Magic Show and Gallery Tour

Exposition Park

$20 $20

Edward Ruiz takes you on a tour of his personal studio before treating you to a masterful show of mind-bending illusions

Four or Six Weeks of Private Music Lessons at Matt Burk Music Studio (Up to 53% Off)

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

One or Three 30-Minute Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at Just Rock Enterprises (Up to 54% Off)

Just Rock Enterprises

Lancaster

$40 $20

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

$139 for 6-Week Technology Spring Class or 5-Day Summer Camp at Kids Robotech Club ($288 Value)

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

Two Private Piano or Violin Lessons at 7 Notes (Up to 52% Off)

7 Notes

Frisco

$70 $29

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

One or Two 30-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at Extra Innings (Up to 56% Off)

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

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoes for 5 or 10 at Strikz Entertainment (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Strikz Entertainment

Frisco

$72.75 $29

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Open until at least midnight every night, Strikz boasts 32 bowling lanes with computerized scoring and automatic bumpers

$11 for $20 Toward Pottery Painting or Throwing at Paint 'n Party Family Art Studio

Paint N' Party

Plano

$20 $11

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

Guided Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Heritage Farmstead Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Heritage Farmstead Museum

Plano

$10 $5

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

One Month of Unlimited Aquatic Fitness Classes Plus Open Swim for an Individual or Family at Aqua~Fit (Up to 65% Off)

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

One or Two Hours of Bowling for 5 or 10 with Shoe Rentals at Plano Super Bowl (Up to 52% Off)

Plano Super Bowl

Plano

$47.70 $29

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

Safari Adventure for Two or Four at Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

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

5 or 15 Open-Bounce Visits at BounceU (Up to 59% Off) 

BounceU

Plano

$40 $19

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

$77 for $140 Worth of Music Lessons — SGM Lessons

Sgm Lessons Music Studio

Plano

$140 $77

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Bowling Night for Two or Six with Popcorn and Soda at Allen Bowl (Up to 48% Off)

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.

Entry for Two, Four, or Six to the Celina Balloon Festival (50% Off)

Celina Balloon Festival

Celina

$10 $5

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

Open Skate for Two or Four or Skating School with 16 or 32 Passes at Allen Community Ice Rink (Up to 80% Off)

Allen Community Ice Rink - City of Allen

Allen

$16 $8

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

Two for Four Two-Hour Jump Sessions at Elevate Trampoline Park (38% Off)

Elevate Trampoline Park

McKinney

$32 $20

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

Soda-Bottling Plant Tour with Floats for Two, Four, or Six at Dublin Bottling Works (Up to 53% Off)

Dublin Bottling Works

Dublin

$19 $10

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Tours explore the inner workings of the 120-year-old bottling plant that first sealed the caps of the original Dr. Pepper

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Dr Pepper Museum (50% Off)

Dr Pepper Museum

Brazos

$16 $8

Museum in former Dr Pepper HQ houses 3 floors of exhibits dedicated to Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Texas Sports Hall of Fame (Up to 50% Off)

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

$14 $7

Museum space holds more than 35,000 square feet of legendary sports memorabilia from Texas' best athletes and sports moments

Guided Tour and Playtime with a Baby Tiger at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park (50% Off)

The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park

Pauls Valley

$30 $15

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Exotic animals include lions, chimps, zebras, camels, and a baby tiger available for play sessions

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Just off a straight stretch of the Trinity River, the sounds of laughter and victorious whooping grow louder. A curious look toward the hubbub yields a vision rarely seen in the city—helmet-clad athletes of all ages splash along the water's surface, launching their bodies in what looks like the offspring of water-skiing and snowboarding onto ramps, jumps, and railings that protrude from the water's surface like geometric islands. It's all part of a regular afternoon at Cowtown Wakepark, the watery brainchild of 20-year wakeboarding enthusiast Tommy Fambrough. During the course of three years, Tommy slowly formed the labyrinth of water-bound obstacles that visitors enjoy today, earning acclaim from the Trinity River Vision Authority's revitalization project for his riverside paradise's part in keeping the area an accessible and productive part of the community.

Each wakeboarding run begins when visitors strapped into their Liquid Force boards grab a cable and are pulled from the shore-side wooden platform across the water, cutting through the river's calm surface and pausing only to heckle passing fish. Spectators stick to the shore under covered tents and at picnic tables, or recline on the water's surface inside tented rafts. Onsite instructors can show first-timers the ropes, and also lead summer day camps to instill children aged 7–16 with wakeboarding, kneedboarding, and wakeskating basics.

1301 East Northside Drive
Fort Worth,
TX
US

At Rockwood Gokart Track, drivers 4'8" and taller buckle up and burn rubber around the outdoor course's tight twists and serpentine turns. There's 12 colorful, single-seat go-karts to choose from, and parents can ferry their little ones (3'4" or taller) alongside them in one of four double-seat mini speed machines. Serious go-karters can also purchase parts or whole new go-karts at Rockwood Gokart Track, or get their current one running again with repairs and promises of oil sandwiches.

700 N University Dr
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Cowtown Bowling Palace's newly remodeled facility bestows families and friends with kid-friendly recreation amid bright green walls and neon-printed carpets. After strapping on pairs of rental shoes, bowlers launch orbs down any of 32 slick lanes, many of which can be equipped with bumpers for children or balls preparing to hatch ostriches. In between frames, famished opponents or teammates can scarf down abundant treats at Cowtown Bowling Palace's snack bar. The alley's schedule permits smoke-free entertainment for families, and on select days 24-hour accessibility indulges night owls and Santas finishing their shifts early.

4333 River Oaks Blvd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Can plants help save the planet? That's a question the researchers at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas ask themselves every day. The institute has been around since 1987, and since that time it has become a center that uses conservation ideas and plant research for the greater good. Whether researchers are discovering new plant species or coming up with solutions to pollution using botanics, they stay curious about the plant world and then share their findings with the public. Visitors to the campus can also tour the super-efficient facility—built in 2011—and explore its herbarium, libraries, and expansive grounds.

500 E 4th St
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

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Since opening in 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art has built up a world-class collection of more than 200,000 pieces, including 19th- and 20th-century canvases from Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Those masterworks share space with works by artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, among others, a collection of American photographs, and one of the country's earliest daguerreotypes. Special exhibitions delve more deeply into such styles as American modernism, abstract art, and landscape photography. The museum also strives to educate visitors through children's programs, book clubs, and lectures by artists and scholars on topics such as why it is unsafe to eat the fruit painted in still lifes.

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth,
TX
US