Within Leapin' Lizards' 20,000-square-foot funscape, kids release pent-up energy as they trample across three rooms of inflatable slides, houses, and a bungee trampoline. Rambunctious, sock-clad tykes crawl through tunnels in a four-story playscape, zip down a 20-foot Kraken (from Pirates of the Caribbean) slide, or conquer an obstacle course. In a girls-only room, the staff treat guests like princesses, beautifying hair, nails, and faces amidst dancing, singing, and modeling for photo ops. Elsewhere, younger kids play in a toddler room, and birthday kids call celebrations together in themed party rooms, bedecked with an enchanted landscape or castle imagery to make the guest of honor feel like a monarch, demanding that each partygoer surrender a portion of their crop yield to the royal family.
TCG Arena keeps all ages active with its indoor sports facility and a seasonal schedule of classes in flag football, soccer, and fitness boot camp. Kids ages three-and-up can finally circumvent mom's "no kicking balls indoors" directive by deliberately kicking, passing, dribbling, and slam-dunking balls with their feet during instructional soccer sessions. Youngsters leaning more toward football than futbol can partake in flag football instead, which teaches the fundamentals of the frequently commercial-breaked sport, through drills, games, and professional tips on how to dab super glue for extra flag snugness and player smugness.
Within a sprawling training studio, Thunder Dome Sports trainers conduct martial-arts classes for adults, teens, and youngsters alike. The seasoned martial-arts masters guide students through technique and form in brazilian jiujitsu, muay thai, and mixed-martial-arts sessions, and demonstrate self-defense skills in a bully prevention course for kids. The instructors also offer a variety of energetic fitness classes, including boot camp, cardio kickboxing, high-intensity interval training.
The instructors at Texas Gun Pros teach with a relaxed style that's absent of jargon and acronyms. This approach helps students to feel comfortable owning, carrying, and shooting firearms. During their classes, the duo emphasizes topics such as nonviolent dispute resolution, safe firearm storage, and the fundamentals of handgun shooting, which students further master with practice time on the range.
Back Forty Smokehouse is all about celebrating what's best about Texas. The aromas of smoked brisket, pork ribs, and country ham waft throughout the casual space, where locals gather to catch up over authentic barbecue and ice-cold beers. As guests dine, they can also watch football on one of seven flat-screen TVs or tap their boots along to some of the Lone Star state's best live music acts.
In 1997, the newly formed Fort Worth Bulls, due to a naming conflict, had to change their moniker. Although they settled on the Brahma—a type of beef cattle—as new inspiration, the one-time bulls never altered their tenacity. After the Central Hockey League's Fort Worth Fire folded in 1999, the Brahmas packed their players in bubble wrap and moved from the WPHL to the new league, where they have since made multiple playoff appearances and, in 2008–09, captured the organization's first Ray Miron President's Cup with a five-game series victory over the Colorado Eagles.