We’re not kiddin’ around. From major attractions like SeaQuest Fort Worth to hidden gems like the Play Street Museum, there’s something in Cowtown for children of all ages. You’ll have no trouble entertaining the youngsters with this list of 25 kid-friendly activities around the 817.
🎭 All about the arts
Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.
See Broadway and Children’s Theatre performances that are fun for the whole family. Kids can also get involved with classes, camps, and internships to feed their inner performer.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. | 🎟️ Family memberships available
Explore some of the biggest names in American art history and learn more through rotating exhibitions. Kids will love the ARTivity totes to get involved with the collection in hands-on activities or they can play the day away in the Family Pop-Up Space.
Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.
Enjoy an evening at the theater with upcoming family shows like “Disney’s The Lion King” and “Annie.” Kids can increase their arts education through a variety of opportunities in the free Children’s Education Program.
🧠 Educational activities
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. | 🎟️ Memberships available
Originally the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, the institution features geological, biological, astrological, and historical exhibits. Kids will love the Paluxysaurus jonesi skeleton and can take science into their own hands at the innovation studios.
Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Travel back in time and learn about Texas pioneer life. Kids will remember trying on period costumes and watching demonstrations like butter churning and blacksmithing.
🌳 Great outdoors
Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. | 🎟️ Family memberships available
Enjoy 2,500+ species of plants across 120 acres in the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Kids can unleash their inner botanist with classes, workshops, and camps.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | 🎟️ Family memberships available
Explore 3,600+ acres of this national natural landmark with interactive activities like trail rides and canoeing. Kids will love seeing the bison from the center’s new viewing platform.
🦁 Animal encounters
Benbrook Stables, 10001 Benbrook Blvd.
Go full Texan with trail-riding through 100 acres of this family-owned equestrian center. Kids can take horseback riding lessons or peak into ranch life with one of the camps.
Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy. | 🎟️ Family memberships available
See 500+ species in one of the world’s best zoo that has ~one million annual visitors. Kids will remember seeing the zoo’s baby animals like Brazos the elephant and Bruno the gorilla.
SeaQuest Fort Worth, 1974 Greens Oaks Rd. | 🎟️ Memberships available
Explore the world’s ocean with the 36,000-gallon exhibit of sharks, stingrays, and tropical fish or travel to the rainforest to see exotic birds and sloths. Kids will never forget feeding the sharks or seeing the mermaid swim with the fish.
Stockyards Barnyard Petting Corral, 157 E. Exchange Ave.
From goats to sheep, camels to kangaroos — there’s a pet for any type (or age) of rancher. Kids will remember the baby goats nuzzling their hands for a secret snack.
🎳 Indoor adventures
Cowtown Bowling Palace, 4333 River Oaks Blvd.
Trade scorching hot days for an afternoon on the lanes at this hometown spot. Kids will love the disco lights and bumpers to help them beat their parents.
Red Door Escape Room, 2600 W. 7th St., Ste. 114
Challenge your friends to solve the puzzle — before it’s too late. Teens will get a kick out of the escape rooms with wild west, circus, time machine, and casino themes.
Play Street Museum, 5925 Convair Dr., Ste. 533
Little ones can play pretend in the town square or explore interactive exhibitions. Kids will love having a space that’s just their size.
🎢 Thrill-seeking fun
Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 E. Road to Six Flags St., Arlington | 🎟️ Season passes available
Try all 13 roller coasters in the 212-acre amusement park. Teens will get the thrill of their lives on the Judge Roy Scream and the Mr. Freeze.
Altitude Trampoline Park, 5650 Kroger Dr. | 🎟️ Memberships available
Test out your best tricks at the 25,000+ sqft trampoline park. Kids will be bouncing off the walls while playing trampoline dodgeball, basketball, and wipeout.
🤝 Sensory-friendly playgrounds
Dream Park Playground, 2001 University Dr.
Little ones can enjoy 57,000 sqft of play space designed for all abilities. Kids can explore the fun house climbing gym, hot air balloon slides, and adaptive swings.
Galaxy Park Playground, 1600 Gendy St.
Imaginations can soar at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s new all-inclusive, space-themed playground. Kids will love the asteroid climbing gym and parents will love the new shade structure, currently being installed.
Patricia LeBlanc Park, 6300 Granbury Cut-Off St.
The universal playground was donated to the city by the nonprofit Playground Unlimited. Kids of all abilities can explore the wheel-chair accessible playset.
💧 Splash around
NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 26 Boulevard, North Richland Hills | 🎟️ Season passes available
Camp out in a beach chair by the tide pool or try out the water slides with your kiddos. Kids will love the 14 splash-tastic attractions.
Marine Park Pool & Aquatic Center, 303 NW 20th St.
The city’s newest public pool features a slide, wet-deck, and zero-depth beach entry. Kids will remember the interactive play structure with water cannons and tipping bucket.
🍽️ Foodie families
Young Chefs Academy, 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Anyone can cook — this culinary school offers weekly classes for all ages and skill levels. Kids will love diving into the world of cooking with camps and holiday events.
Central Market Cooking School, 4651 W. Fwy.
Team up with your junior chef with parent and child cooking classes. Kids will love learning to make their favorite meal, and then they can help you prepare it at home.
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