Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Ft. Worth
2019 Best Places for Kids in the Ft. Worth region!
The best places to take kids in and around Fort Worth, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Ft. Worth, 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.
Fort Worth Zoo
Home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, the Zoo supports wildlife conservation projects in more than 30 countries around the world. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.
My Local Library
Of course, the libraries in the Ft. Worth area are not really ONE place, but MANY places... but it's important to emphasize how valuable libraries are for family learning and fun. The libraries in our area are wonderful about posting their events to the KidsOutAndAbout calendar so you always can get ideas for free things to do with your kids that celebrate education and imagination. KidsOutAndAbout.com takes this opportunity to salute the wonderful children's librarians who serve our community with such dedication.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Enjoy the captivating beauty of the oldest botanic garden in Texas. The whole family can learn how to grow healthy food in the Backyard Vegetable Garden, enjoy feeding koi fish in the tranquil Japanese Garden, or smell the roses in the Rose Garden recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Engage with birds, insects and other wildlife on the Texas Native Boardwalk. Be inspired by bluebonnets and over 100 other native wildflowers while learning about Native Americans at Rock Springs Woods. Or, just spend the day making memories in one of the most beautiful settings in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Dedicated to lifelong learning and anchored by rich collections, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages the community through creative, vibrant programs and interactive exhibits. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History houses a variety of traveling and permanent exhibitions. Permanent exhibits include DinoLabs & DinoDig, Energy Blast, the Fort Worth Children’s Museum and the Cattle Raisers Museum. Innovation Studios— a five glass-walled studio that houses Inventor, Doodler, Designer, Imaginer and Explorer—is where imagination, curiosity and creativity are encouraged and nurtured. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is also home to two theaters, the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome and the Noble Planetarium.
Altitude Trampoline Park Fort Worth
Altitude Trampoline Park is a 35,000 square foot, indoor trampoline park with jumping activities including sports and fitness programs, competitive jumping, and just plain, old-fashioned jumping fun. We're located in the North Ft Worth & Keller area and easily accessible to Southlake, Colleyville, Watauga, North Richland Hills, Saginaw and more!
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Burger's Lake offers summer fun for everyone. Burger's Lake is a 30-acre park featuring a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming.
Flight Deck Trampoline Park - Fort Worth
Flight Deck Trampoline Park is DFW’s hottest destination for family fun! Come take flight on our massive indoor court of connected trampolines for an unforgettable adventure. Duck and dive on dodgeball courts, soar onto our air bag or just coast at the FDTP Academy, our safe zone for junior flyers.
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
A natural area comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands allowing you to step back in time and experience what the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex was like in the early 20th century.
Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park
Urban Air Adventure Park is more than just a trampoline park- it's an adventure park with attractions for kids of all ages! We’re known for fantastic birthday parties, corporate outings and community fundraisers!
Bass Performance Hall
Bass Performance Hall offers a vast array of entertainment, from Broadway productions to live concerts. The Hall is also the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts. Whether you take a tour of the breathtaking building or come to see a performance, you are bound to enjoy your time at Bass Performance Hall.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation.
Putt-Putt Fun Center
Putt-Putt Fun Center is more than just mini golf! In addition to a classic 18-hole course to test your putting skills, they have a Bat Zone and a Game Zone. You can fine-tune your swing or just take a whack in the batting cages, or test out your gaming skills in the arcade and exchange your tickets for prizes! They are also a great option for birthday parties where the whole group can have fun.
Hawaiian Falls is built with the family in mind. We are passionate about serving our guests by creating a clean, safe and fun Hawaiian themed environment for the whole family. You can play with the kids in the Wave Pool, float down the Lazy River, or watch as they go down their favorite rides like the Hawaiian Halfpipe. Whether you're looking for a way to relax or looking to entertain the kids on a hot summer day, Hawaiian Falls has you covered!
Acton Nature Center
The Acton Nature Center of Hood County promotes a recreational and educational venue for nature enthusiasts of all ages. There are hiking and biking trails through natural settings and even a butterfly garden! Events like Reptile Day, Star Parties, and the Annual Acton Nature Run are held year round for kids and adults alike to learn about and celebrate the nature around us.
Pump It Up
Pump It Up strives to create a memorable party experience for every guest. We have exactly what all kids and parents love- fun in a safe and clean environment! Our huge inflatable indoor playgrounds make everyday feel like your birthday! We have events throughout the week where you can come play during our Open Jump periods, or have some glow in the dark fun at our Glow Jumps.
Our mission is to glorify God while providing a safe and fun recreation experience for families. Splash Kingdom Family Waterparks has multiple locations in Texas that are sure to help you and your family beat the heat! With a wave pool, lazy river, slide tower, and other attractions, there are options for the whole family to cool off and have fun!
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
The Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive by providing supportive and inclusive environments that nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Bedford Aquatics has multiple different pools, including a tot pool, leisure zero-grade entry pool, and a multi-purpose recreation pool. Each one has special features that make the pools fun for different ages! Bedford Aquatics also offers water slides & rides, plus lockers, snacks, and a party space.
Explorium - Denton Children's Museum
The Explorium is an interactive, hands-on, supplemental, informal learning venue for children 12 and under and their families. We believe that children should be able to explore their curiosities in a safe environment. We want to provide opportunities for children to experience the wonder and excitement of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through hands-on exhibits, multimedia, and content-rich programs that encourage exploration, engage the learner, and ultimately educate the child.
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 Arts EducationMusic Junkie Studios
Music Junkie Studios serves the community through Private Music Instruction for all ages, Summer Camps, and Live Band or DJ Event Music. We offer 1-on-1 lessons for voice, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, violin, viola, songwriting, and recording. Our degreed instructors believe in student-led lesson customization and work to help our students accomplish their specific goals. We also offer Live or DJ Event Music for birthday parties, graduation parties, school events, weddings, neighborhood events, street festivals, and more.
Favorite Sports EducationBenbrook Stables
Benbrook Stables is a family owned, full service, equestrian facility. They offer fun activities like trial rides, horseback riding lessons, summer camps, bonfires, hayrides, and even pony rides for the little ones! In addition to all of that, they host a variety of events such as weddings, parties, family reunions, anniversaries, and corporate retreats.