2018 Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Mid-Cities
Best Places for Kids in the Mid-Cities region!
The best places to take kids in Mid-Cities, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Mid-Cities, TX! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Irving Arts Center
Performances, musical theater, theater, symphony concerts, cultural events, dance, youth and family programs, national - regional - local exhibitions and more!
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Head to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Historic Downtown Grapevine and climb aboard an authentic 1920's Victorian coach for a train trip along the historic Cotton Belt Route that travels from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards most weekends throughout the year.
Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
There is lots to do at Bob Jones Nature Center - some of it just for fun, but all of it educational. Explore the Bluebird Trail, a 3/4 mile loop trail around our preserve with access to Walnut Grove Trail to Lake Grapevine.
Ripley's Believe It or Not - Grand Prairie
Experience our unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a state-of-the-art 7D Moving Theater, our mind-bending Mirror Maze, our challenging LaseRace, our sweet Candy Factory, and meet the stars at Louis Tussauds Palace of Wax
Artisan Center Theater
Artisan Center Theater produces Broadway style musicals in our 195-seat theater-in-the-round on Main Stage and additional plays, musical reviews and special events in the new 150-seat thrust stage theater located across the main lobby. This theater is called Second Stage and is also the home of Artisan Children's Theater, producing high quality children's shows where children perform for children.
Historic Heritage Park is the focal point for history preservation in the City of Euless. Buildings of historical significance have been relocated to its grounds. These include the Fuller House (the first brick house in Euless), the Himes Log Cabin (one of the oldest structures in the Dallas/Fort Worth area) and the McCormick Barn (made of lumber from Camp Bowie).
NRH2O opened in 1995 and is known in the Metroplex as the place for family fun!
Mountasia Family Fun Center
A GREAT place for your child's birthday party, school group outings, family time!
Indoor Sky Diving, Wind Tunnel, Classes, Camps, Summer Camps, Kids, Families, Adults, Group Events
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas - Fort Worth
Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth and it's like you've jumped into the world's biggest box of LEGO bricks! With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, what will you discover?
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks.
Jungle Joe's Frisco
Jungle Joe's is a fun and inviting place for kids and their parents. The concept for Jungle Joe's is simple: create an environment that is super fun for kids but still comfortable and practical for parents with AMAZING food.
Six Flags Over Texas
From thrilling coasters to rides for the kids, we’ve got them all!
Welcome to the largest zoological experience in Texas! Thousands of animals and an unwavering commitment to conservation, education and research.
Cedar Ridge Dallas
Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, limited picnic areas and wild mammals, birds, insects and reptiles.
With five locations, season passes, and multiple ticket options, Hawaiian Falls is the perfect place to bring the family for a Summer of Awesome!
Altitude Trampoline Park
Altitude Trampoline Park Cedar Hill is the fourteenth location of the Altitude family is approximately 30,000 square feet in size with 20,000 square feet of interconnected, wall-to-wall trampoline attractions! The park includes high-energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, tumble tracks, and much more entertainment for families, groups, and individuals!
Pump It Up of Arlington
Who wants to wait for the next birthday party? Check out our Event Calendar to put some jump into your normal routine.
River Legacy Living Science Center
River Legacy Parks is a 1,300-acre urban oasis following the curves of the Trinity River. The Parksâ€™ ecological diversity of bottomland forest, wetlands and prairies provides abundant habitat for countless birds, fish, mammals and native plants. River Legacy Foundation continues to work hand-in-hand with the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department to provide funding for the preservation and expansion of River Legacy Parks.
Urban Air Indoor Trampoline Park
Urban Air Trampoline Parks are the perfect venue in Dallas Fort Worth for some good old family fun, kids birthday parties, church events, corporate events, or any other event you can dream up.
Winners in Special CategoriesIn the second part of our survey, we asked readers to select their favorites in six categories. Here were their choices.
Favorite Place to Have Fun INSIDEAltitude Trampoline Park
Favorite Place to Have Fun OUTSIDEHawaiian Falls
Favorite Kid-Friendly MuseumThe Perot Museum
Favorite Performing ArtsArt Centre Theatre
Favorite Farm (agri-entertainment)Hall's Pumpkin Farm
Favorite Nature CenterBob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
Favorite Professional Sports TeamAllen Americans
Favorite Family-Friendly FestivalThe Plano Balloon Festival