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Things To Do With Kids in Fort Worth

If you’re a parent in the Fort Worth area and your child is getting restless with boredom, don’t panic: just choose one of the many fun things to do in Fort Worth with kids. From expending their energy at a trampoline park to encouraging their creative side with music lessons, there are a wide variety of things to do in Fort Worth with kids that should keep them occupied until they’re mercifully ready to go back to school.

Fort Worth Kids ActivitiesView All

Fort Worth kids activities range from sporting activities like mini golf and ice skating, to more cultural pursuits like musical lessons or museum visits. Read on, and you’ll be sure to find plenty of great ideas for what to do in Fort Worth with kids.

Quick List: 7 Great Fort Worth Kids Activities for a Hot Day

The dog days of summer (with average temperatures in the mid-90s) can make planning for a day in Fort Worth difficult, especially when you’ve got a few kids in tow. These seven activities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will help you cool off on a hot day.

  1. Dive into the wave pool (or careen down water slides) at Splash Dayz Water Park in nearby White Settlement.
  2. Go see the big summer blockbuster and unwind in the relaxing air conditioning by watching a film at the Texas Movie Bistro in Lake Worth.
  3. Unleash the kids in the indoor trampoline world at House of Crowley, home to a 10,000-square-foot trampoline grid called “the Matrix.”
  4. Go hurl giant, heavy polyurethane balls at wooden pins. Cowtown Bowling Palace is one of Fort Worth’s premiere bowling spots.
  5. Teach your child how to code at The Secret Chambers code camp, the ideal summer activity to get your tech-loving kid to do something other than play video games all day.
  6. Skate on freshly Zamboniied ice and feel like it’s wintertime at ICE at The Parks’ indoor rink, located in nearby Arlington.
  7. Learn about history’s many contributors to shaping the present-day American West with admission to the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum.

Still need ideas for the summer? Try this list of summer camps.

Best Afterschool Activities for Kids in Fort WorthView All

Once school starts, you can breathe a little easier about keeping the kids busy. Until around 3 p.m., at least. To add a little extra free time to your day, schedule an afterschool activity for your child. Luckily, the Fort Worth area is chock full of opportunities.

Spotlight On: ASI Gymnastics

Children from 12 months old to 18 years old can benefit from an ASI Gymnastics class, located in both Arlington and Keller. Kids who take gymnastic classes tend show both health benefits, including increased strength and coordination, and a boost in self-confidence.

Take a peek at what parents and others say about ASI Gymnastic classes:

“Coach Cruz is great with communicating to the children what they need to do. He is patient and fun! Everyone I've dealt with is kind and helpful. My daughter loves this gym we have enrolled to continue classes.” – Melanie R.

“I bought this Groupon for my 2 year old and it has been such a fun thing for her to do once a week! We love the classes, gym, and staff!” – Hayden F.

“I LOVE this gym! The coaches are great. They learn your name within one class, [and] the kids stay active the entire hour and really get a great workout. Best part is they don't even know they're working out!“ – Lindsay A.

 

“The entire staff is friendly and welcoming. My daughter’s coach is Coach Cris and we have been so happy with him! He is very patient with all of the littles (3 year olds) in his class. My daughter has learned so much in just a month.” – Jessica A.

 

Best Kids Sports Deals in Fort WorthView All

With a team in each of the four major-league sports, plus MLS and WNBA clubs, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the country’s biggest sports towns. And that means your kid might want to try emulate some of their sports heroes. These deals can help your child live out their dreams...or simply give them something fun to do.

Quick List: Fort Worth Kids Activities, By Sport

Does your child love sports? No matter which sport they’re into, you should be able to find an activity in Fort Worth for them. Find your kid’s  favorite sport below for our best suggestion:

  • Bowling: Bowlero in nearby Euless offers sweet HD video screens and a state-of-the-art arcade if your kids, uh, decide they aren’t into bowling anymore.
  • Archery: Cinnamon Creek Ranch in Roanoke lets you wield a bow and fire arrows for four hours at a 21,000 square-foot archery training facility.
  • Baseball: Cover All Bases lets your kids practice their swing in preparation for their long career with the Texas Rangers.
  • Basketball: Lifted Sports offers a 45-minute session to hone in on your child’s basketball skills.
  • Soccer: Soccer Shots in Arlington is the ideal place to join a soccer camp or host a soccer-themed birthday party.
  • Kayaking: Discover Kayak’s guided tours along scenic Lake Grapevine is not only a great way to spend an afternoon with kids, it’s also a good workout.
  • Horseback riding: Rancho La Rosa in Alvarado makes for a lovely spot for a guided trail ride. If your child loves horses, it’s a no-brainer.
  • Paintball: Fun on the Run Paintball Park features not one, not two, but 10 different courses. There’s even a 3-acre training facility if your kid wants to really work on their game.

 

Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth with Kids

 

If you’d rather not spend a lot (and who does?), try one of these kids activities. They’re fun things to do that don’t cost too much, and your kid won’t know you decided to be frugal. You could even tell them it cost $1 million! Below, we put together five different kids activities (all great!) for different price ranges.

  • Under $10: Spend the day roller skating and listening to dance tunes at the Arlington Skatium. And you can get admission and skate rental for only $9.
  • $11–$20: Meet stingrays, Japanese spider crabs, and blacktip reef sharks at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium.
  • $21–$40: Get a little competitive with your children at Zone Action Park—this package includes unlimited access to both mini golf and go karting.
  • $41–$100: Learn how to play an instrument (including piano, guitar, violin, or drums) and how to be in a band at Creative Soul Music School.
  • Over $100: Prepare your child for a future class (or even career) with a spot in a one-week technology camp at The Joseph Ray Academy of Math & Science.

Find more cheap, fun things to do with kids this season.

Best Kids Classes in Fort Worth

If your child would rather spend time learning a new hobby than go run around aimlessly in the yard, we bet they’d like these deals. No matter your child’s interest, there are classes in Fort Worth that will appeal to them, from music lessons to karate classes to school tutors.

Best Fort Worth Kids Classes, By Topic


The first step: ask your child what kind of class they might be interested in taking. Once they offer an idea or two, use this list to find a great option for their hobby of choice:

  • Music (for youngsters): Gymboree in Southlake has a name that sounds fitness-focused (and indeed they do have a gym), but they specialize in music classes, especially toddlers as young as 6 months.
  • Music (for teenagers): Johnnie Red is one of Fort Worth’s best guitar teachers, offering acoustic and electric guitar classes tailored to your child’s interests.
  • Martial Arts: The Dojo School of Martial Arts in Keller will not only help your child develop physical defenses, they’ll also encourage self-confidence and higher self-esteem.
  • Cheerleading: Pro Elite Cheer & Tumbling in Keller will show any aspiring cheerleaders the ins and outs of an activity with surprising physical and health benefits.
  • Yoga: Yep, kids can enjoy yoga, too. At Yogi Kids & Fit Family in Flower Mound, even preschoolers can learn the art of a good stretch, plus how to be mindful and calm.