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Things To Do With Kids in Mansfield

In Mansfield, experiences rich in history and adored local restaurants are easy to come by. The city is home to gorgeous outdoor havens like Joe Pool Lake and the Oliver Nature Park. With so many cool things to do with kids, it’s no surprise the population has doubled here in the last 15 years. Now home to more than 65,000 people, this quickly growing city is the perfect destination for kids of all ages. Check out educational entertainment, outdoor adventure, and other fun kid-approved activities in Mansfield.

With Arlington less than 30 minutes away, exciting day trip options are endless but some of the best things to do in the Fort Worth Metro area are right here in Mansfield. Browse a collection of the top activities to do with kids:

  • Save on waterpark tickets to Hawaiian Falls
  • Walk around, shop, and eat in historic downtown Mansfield
  • See an intimate show at the historic Farr Best Theater
  • Marvel at the 30 in 30 murals scattered downtown by local artists Mary and Eddie who were given 30 days to paint the pieces
  • Save on group admission to Six Flags in Arlington

Mansfield is known for its multitude of warm season festivals like the Pickle Parade & Palooza in March and the fall Music Alley Festival. Find more family-friendly fun in Mansfield in the category below:

  • Walk or ride bikes along the trail at Walnut Creek Linear Park
  • Sit down for a family dinner at local favorite La Gondola Italian Restaurant
  • Play disc golf, fish, have a BBQ or enjoy the splash pad and playground at Sonora Park
  • Check out the volleyball, basketball, and other team courts at the Town Park just north of downtown
  • Take a 20-minute drive to the Fort Worth Water Gardens and stop at the Cutting Edge Haunted House across the street on your way home

Mansfield is home to popular landmarks and a few iconic tourist hot spots too. Catch a special performance downtown or see local art exhibits at Richard Greene Linear Park. For other cheap activities in Mansfield, try the following:

  • Visit the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Take a trip to one of Mansfield’s public local farms like Green Meadows, Mainstay Farm, or the Country Critters petting zoo
  • Learn about Mansfield history at the local heritage center
  • Stop for a sweet treat at the Hypnotic Emporium Ice Cream & Candy Shop
  • See a see at the local performing arts theater, The LOT Downtown
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Plan an afternoon of kid-centric entertainment like a few hours in one of the city’s top play centers or Mansfield’s amusement park. See our collection of kid-friendly attractions in Mansfield:

  • Let the kiddos burn off some steam in the Kids Zone at the Mansfield Activity Center
  • Spend an afternoon at Pirates Cove Fun Zone or book an event here
  • Unleash their inner ninja sides at All-Star Ninjas fitness and play center
  • Enjoy the playground and picnic spaces at Dos Misenhimer Park
  • Book a party or save on bundle tickets at Ellen’s Amusement Center

Choose from a plethora of exciting kids activities in Mansfield. Sign up for dance lessons at the Family D.R.E.A.M. Center or try one of the city’s escape rooms. Explore other kid-friendly group activities in Mansfield below:

  • Book a tour at the Munster Mansion, a crafty recreation of the house from the 60’s sitcom The Munsters
  • Enjoy laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and more at Alley Cats Family Entertainment Center
  • See city landmarks and other exciting on a guided walking tour through downtown Mansfield
  • Test out up-and-coming escape rooms like Mind Maze
  • Make ghost tour reservations with Mansfield Commision for the Arts

Mansfield is home to state-of-the-art science and history centers. Consider these deals on educational experiences for kids in Mansfield:

  • Learn about Texas ecosystems at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
  • Visit the new discover room at the River Legacy Living Science Center
  • See rotating exhibits at the UTA Planetarium in Arlington
  • Sign the kids up for an educational camp with Kid Nation
  • See local art exhibits at The Upstairs Gallery

Mansfield is a hub for the arts, too. Historic downtown is decorated with local paintings, sculptures, and the infamous 88 Painted Pianos — an ongoing display of interactive art. Browse creative things to do with the kids below:

  • Provide a fun place for your kids to create art at the Kidcreate Studio
  • Sign up for acting and dance classes at Mainstage Classic Theatre
  • Save on piano lessons with Kevin Bigham
  • Take painting classes at the Art Barn Studio
  • Register for one of the music programs at School of Rock Mansfield

Mansfield offers a whole lot more than just exciting outdoor fun for kids. From popular indoor amusement centers to sports camps and top-rated gymnastics facilities, indoor activities in Mansfield are endless. Check out other things to do inside with kids below:

  • Blow off some steam at the Urban Air Trampoline Park
  • Sign up for sports camp at Fieldhouse USA or N Zone Sports
  • Practice your skating or play some hockey at StarCenter Mansfield
  • Ignite your competitive sides for a game of soccer or another indoor sport at the Apex Sports Center
  • Register for gymnastics classes at Spirals Gymnastics