Things to Do for Perfect Summer Memories With Your DFW Kids

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Need a few cool places to visit with the kids in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? These are just a few popular and exciting stops you’ll have to see! Read on to find out more about these unique things to do in DFW with kids to kickstart your summer planning.

5 Places The Whole Family Will Love Exploring With DFW Kids

The Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a world-class destination and one of the top botanical gardens in the world! Located at 8525 Garland Road, the Dallas Arboretum offers 66 acres of beautiful garden space, venues, waterscapes, and trial gardens specifically created to expand research by growing and evaluating many different species of plants. 

The Dallas Arboretum also features an 8-acre children’s adventure garden that hosts daily activities, events, and programs such as the Walne family discovery lab, the OmniGlobe, Little Adventurers Activities, STEM Stops, and many cool paths to explore. 

Also certified as a Monarch Waystation and Wildlife Habitat, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden has their 3.5-acre ornamental garden and pavilion, A Tasteful Place, The Trammell Crow Visitor Education Pavilion, the 6.5-acre Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden, A Woman’s Garden featuring fountains, the 2-acre Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill, the Boswell Family Garden, the Lyda Bunker Hunt Paseo de Flores, the McCasland Sunken Garden, the Eugenia Leftwich Palmer Fern Dell, the Nancy Clements Seay Magnolia Glade, Nancy’s Garden, Crape Myrtle Allee, the Chandler Lindsley Shadow Garden, Pecan Grove, the Martha Brooks Camellia Garden, the DeGolyer Gardens, 2.2 acre Lay Family Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Val Late Garden of Memories.

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Kids Adventure Playhouse

Located at 5950 Park Vista Circle, Kids Adventure Playhouse is an indoor open play center with a soft playground offering parties and events. With slides, climbing attractions, and many fun structures, Kids Adventure Playground has its full center for open play times. 

They also offer party packages that feature all-inclusive private use of the entire play center and add-ons like the Mega Party package, which gives you a popcorn machine, cotton candy machine, water bottles, and Capri-Suns for your party! This is an excellent option for your kiddos to release some energy for those rainy days!

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Coyote Drive-In

Wanting to take your DFW kids to see a movie but also want them to have a cool experience? The Coyote Drive-In is perfect for movie dates with your littles! Located at 223 NE 4th Street, the drive-in shows new movies and offers a full menu (including craft beers and wine for the parents), as well as events and experience kits. Coyote Drive-In has its own FM channel, so you will need a working radio within your vehicle to hear the movie. This drive-in also has plenty of space to pull in, open your hatch, and hang out for the movie.

So you don’t miss a single minute of your movie, the Coyote Canteen Restaurant offers delivery to your car! A few of their events and kits include the s’mores kit (marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate bars, and roasting sticks), so you can enjoy some yummy treats, free play retro games, private screen rentals, and party options with assistance from Coyote Drive-In’s events team.

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Hawaiian Falls Waterparks

With five Texas locations (290 Byron Nelson Blvd in Roanoke, 490 Heritage Pkwy S. in Mansfield, 900 Lake Shore Drive in Waco, 4550 N. Garland Ave. in Garland, and 4400 Paige Road in The Colony), Hawaiian Falls Waterparks is the perfect place to bring the kids for lots of sunny, waterpark fun! Hawaiian Falls Waterparks offer some of the best-rated parks in the state, with state-of-the-art water rides, innovative features, and interactive attractions. 

You’ll find exciting things like the Mega WaterWorld attraction, the largest aquatic play structure in the world, body slides, dump buckets, three-line racers, family raft rides, water basketball courts, in-water lounge seats, wave pools, twisting tunnel slides, 65-foot high free fall body slides, lazy rivers, the Tiki Man, laser light show slides with water misters, water walkways, kid-sized slides, and the world’s first multi-tube slide where you can race against others to the finish line.

The Hawaiian Falls Waterparks has dining options, rentable cabanas, and party planning services. Plus, you can get season passes that include extra amenities to enjoy all summer!

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Known as the first and only KidZania in the USA, the Dallas KidZania is located at 2601 Preston Road and features a huge 100,000 square foot indoor city just for kids with 50 individual buildings, paved streets, and moving vehicles where kids can roleplay over 100 professions, including access to a real airplane fuselage of a Boeing 737-500! KidZania is the perfect place to let your littles’ imagination run wild, with so much to do in such a large indoor area for your DFW kids! Each kid gets their own paZZport to keep with their name and picture, as well as their kidZo currency and debit card to earn a salary at each profession. 

A few of their city spaces include an animation studio, a creative design studio, a hospital and emergency room, a department store, a construction site, an organic farm, an open stage, an early stimulation center with soft play structures, a science lab, an aviation academy, a sports medicine center, a dental clinic, a crime scene investigation, a courier service, a styling salon and barbershop, a government office, a match factory, a podcast studio, a vault, a vet clinic, a fashion studio, a mini driving circuit, a theatre, a police department, and so much more! 

The KidZania city also has a 7-Eleven to grab slushies from, a Pie Five Pizza place, Mooyah Burgers Fries Shakes spot, and a Frostbyte ice cream shop. This is a fun and wonderful place where your child can spend the day exploring and learning while having a blast! 

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These awesome attractions are a must-see this summer and are wonderful options for the kids to have a blast and make the best memories! Be sure to check out these unique things to do in DFW with kids for exciting family outings and adventures.

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