Kids Activities in Little Elm

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 68% Off Ice Skating or Skate School

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

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

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

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

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

Pump It Up

Frisco

$70 $35

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

51% Off Summer Camp at Rosewood Academy

Rosewood Academy

Multiple Locations

$180 $89

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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 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 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 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

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

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

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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

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 58% Off Adventure Activities

Group Dynamix

Southwest Carrollton

$44 $20

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

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

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.

Up to 56% Off Robotics and 3D-Printing Camp

Robots-4-U

Bridge Builder in Plano

$449.95 $199

5-day camp lets children build robots from a kit, then design and 3D-print plastic pieces to enhance them

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

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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

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

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

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 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

"Hansel and Gretel" – Up to 50% Off Marionette Show

Le Theatre de Marionette Presents "Hansel and Gretel"

The Palace Arts Center

$10 $5

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Puppeteers bring Hansel and Gretel to life with hand-crafted marionettes, and introduce new characters such as Willy the pet goat

Up to 62% Off a Mother-Daughter Tea Party 

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

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

38% Off at Elevate Trampoline Park 

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

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

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

52% Off Drama Camps

Drama Kids International

Multiple Locations

$155 $75

Drama camps for ages 5-14 impart creativity and confidence

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

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 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

UniverSoul Circus – Up to 44% Off

UniverSoul Circus

Southwest Center Mall

$33.88 $19.25

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Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

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

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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

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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

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

Trinity Forest Adventure Park – Up to 50% Off

Trinity Forest Adventure Park

Southeast Dallas

$64.95 $39

Fly down ziplines, jump on a super trampoline, climb on rock walls, meet animals in a petting zoo, and pedal a boat across a pond

African American Museum – Up to 45% Off Rodeo Admission

African American Museum

Fair Park

$20 $12

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

Up to 52% Off at SpeedZone

Palace Entertainment

Dallas

$24.99 $12

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

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at NYTEX Sports Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

31% Off a Seven-Day Sleepaway Camp

Camp Kiowa

Gainesville Southeast

$795 $549

Campers wile away a week at a sleepaway camp full of activities such as horseback riding, cooking, swimming, yoga, and self-defense

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 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

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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

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

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 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

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

Splash Kingdom Waterparks ­– Up to 35% Off

Splash Kingdom Waterparks

Multiple Locations

$59.80 $39

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

50% Off Zoo Tour and Playtime with Baby Tiger

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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Strikz Entertainment features everything groups need to fill their evenings, keeping the party alive until midnight or later with bowling, arcade games, and a full bar. The center boasts 20 standard bowling lanes with computerized scoring and automatic bumpers. Twelve more lanes wait in the Rose Room, a boutique bowling lounge with a 23-foot projection screen, high-definition televisions, and cozy couches for people to sit in between frames. Upbeat music in the laser-tag arena gets pulses racing while casual gladiators prowl throughout the area's fog-filled corridors and blacklit wine cellars. A hundred games fill the arcade area, inviting guests to rest for a bit and test their reflexes with a round of skee-ball or Pac-Man.

In between matches, Strikz Entertainment refuels patrons with hearty servings of hamburgers, finger foods, and cocktails. Servers also drift throughout the space, providing lane-side service to guests and encouraging them to purchase United States savings bonds.

8789 Lebanon Rd
Frisco,
TX
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When a building starts to sway, it's generally a sign of stiff winds or poorly maintained architecture. At Pump It Up, however, it's merely an indication that another energetic child has occupied one of the bouncy fortresses. The facility boasts a climate-controlled indoor playground, complete with inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and, of course, houses that beg kids to safely bounce off the walls. The staff invite parents and kids for open playtime and also help host private birthday parties and camps that combine playtime with arts, crafts, and pizza.

7164 Technology Dr.
Frisco,
TX
US

Kids often drive their parents up the wall, but at Urban Air Trampoline Park, they can just climb up the walls alone. At four locations throughout Texas including Mansfield, Frisco, Southlake, and their newest location opening in Rockwall in May 2014, trampolines line the floors and walls of enormous open spaces, providing several zones for visitors to jump, flip, and fall softly into hunks of foam. Activity areas may vary at each location, but they range from the Apex—a wide, sprawling space for freeform leaping—to the Bowl—a narrow pit designed for plenty of off-the-walls mayhem. Many parks also have spaces for toddlers to venture out safely as well as slam-dunk arenas and dodgeball courts, where both kids and adults can compete in familiar games without being weighed down by gravity's boring rules. This rich variety of activities has earned Urban Air Trampoline Park a bevy of attention and awards, including back-to-back "Best Trampoline Park" wins from Fort Worth Child magazine and a mention as one of Shape magazine's "Coolest Clubs in America."

Beyond the everyday action, some nights see the trampolines glow with neon lights as DJs spin, while toddlers take over the entire park on certain mornings for pre-school jump sessions. Groups can also reserve the trampolines for special events and parties, whether they're celebrating a kid's birthday or commemorating a coworker's retirement by bouncing him into orbit.

10570 John W Elliott Dr, Suite 900
Frisco,
TX
US

At RNR Stables, staffers employ the sport or horseback riding to foster riders' confidence and encourage them to build relationships with horses. Under staff-member leadership, riders can learn about tack, stride, and rein control with private lessons or seek minimal instruction before taking to the sand-laden arena for a serene trot or to build a sand barn with new four-legged friends. If the verdant foliage of a trail ride leaves patrons wanting more, they can rally a group together for a birthday horseback-riding package or a summer-camp session.

3114 Parkridge Dr
Corinth,
TX
US

Rave Motion Pictures screens the summer blockbusters in 20 auditoriums outfitted with stadium seating. The theaters' digital projectors allow projectionists to easily play such gripping tales as Scream 4, a documentary about Sidney Prescott's return to Woodsboro, where Ghostface threatens the townspeople's safety (movies playing subject to change). Stretch out while watching as rows are spaced 48 inches apart from one another, one for each of the states recognized by most public-school systems. Check showtimes online for all the movies screening throughout the summer.

8380 S Stemmons Fwy
Hickory Creek,
TX
US

Zone Action Park thrills family members young and old with themed fun zones that quench thirsts for go-karting, bouncing, mini golf on two brand new 18-hole courses, and batting practice. The Speed Zone pits kids as young as 3 years old against each other for zipping go-kart action, whereas a bounce area lets them hop safely on inflatable jumps or slides. Batters practice against slow- or fast-pitch machines in the Strike Zone. Inside, the Game Zone fosters friendly competition with family-friendly games such as Big Bass Wheel and Treasure Quest fueled by hot fresh pizza from their cafe that happily serves large parties and birthdays.

1951 Summit Ave
Lewisville,
TX
US