101 Family Day Trips from the Midcities | Kids Out and About Midcities

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101 Family Day Trips from the Midcities

 

 

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Midcities. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Bob Jones Nature Center
Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Ridge Preserve
Colleyville Nature Center

 

Time Travel Today

  A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Arlington Historical Society
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Holocaust Museum
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
   

 

Make Life a Beach

Joe Pool Lake
Pebble Beach Park
Burger's Lake
Meadowmere Park
Little Elm Park
Ray Roberts Lake State Park

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

Bahama Beach
Great Wolf Lodge-Grapevine
NRH20
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Hawaiian Falls
King Spa and Waterpark
Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex
Bedford Splash Aquatic Center
Water Works Park
Wet Zone
Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Arlington Museum of Art
Cattle Raisers Museum
Louis Tussaudas Palace of Wax
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
National Videogame Museum
Museum of Earth History

 

Explore These Cities

  Glen Rose
Salado
Dallas
Tyler
Forth Worth
Terrell
Palestine

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Vintage Flying Museum
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Interurban Railway Museum
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Forest Park Miniature Railroad
McKinney Avenue Trolley

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Hall's Pumpkin Farm
Kadee Farm
Preston Trail Farms
Henrietta Creek Orchard
Elves Farm
Blueberry Hill Farms
Mainstay Farm

 

Play Ball!

  Dallas Cowboys
Allen Americans
Dallas Mavericks
Texas Rangers
Dallas Stars
FC Dallas
Texas Air Hogs

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
Old Town Creamery
Paradise Bakery and Cafe

 

Connect with Nature

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Colleyville Nature Center
  Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Dallas Arboretum
Lake Texoma
Davy Crockett National Forest

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Sandy Lake Amusement Park
  Six Flags Over Texas
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
Dallas Zoo
RNR Stables
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch
The Dallas World Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoo

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  International Museum of Cultures
The Samurai Collection
Meadows Museum
African American Museum, Dallas
Crow Collection of Asian Art

 

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

  Turner Falls State Park
Wichita Falls at Lucy Park
Hamilton Pool Preserve

 

Get Active Indoors

  Altitude Trampoline Park
Pump it Up
Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
The REC of Grapevine
Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center

 

Challenge Yourself

  Zip Nac
Room Escape Adventures
Summit Rock Climbing Gym
Trinity Forest Adventure Park

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  The Shops at Willow Bend
Bricks & Minifigs
Half Price Books
 Galleria Dallas

 

 

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Midcities. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away