42 Things To Do with Kids in Fort Worth

42 things to do with kids in fort worth texas

 

Amusement Parks in Fort Worth

Sylvania Park
Visit this breathtaking view from Sylvania Park.
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Burger’s Lake
30 acre park with a clear spring fed lake, swimming, picinic tables, sandy beaches.
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Tandy Hills Natural Area

The coolest green space in the inner city, and enjoy the great out-of-doors.
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Trinity Park
A great place to take your bike and head down the Trinity Trails.
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Animals and Nature in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Zoo
Home to 5000 native and exotic animals.
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Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
The oldest botanic garden in Texas.
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 Attractions and Landmarks in Fort Worth

Pump It Up
Book your party for your children here.
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Cow Kid Roundup
Check out one of Texas finest.
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Fincher’s White Front
Located in the heart of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
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Stockyards National Historic District
A historic district that is located in Fort Worth.
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Cowtown Cattlepen Maze
Human-sized wooden maze in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Classes and Programs in Fort Worth

Watauga Community Center
Classes focus on a broad range of proven self-defense.
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All Stars Early Learning Center
Beautiful building and innovative programs.
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Fort Worth Public Library: Central
The Central Library is located in downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of 3rd and Lamar, 2 blocks west and 2 blocks south of the Tarrant County Courthouse.
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Camp Fire USA First Texas Council
Includes council programs, contact information, and childcare resource and referral center.
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Van Grow: Art Studio for Kids
Offers Fine Art classes for students aged 2-adult.
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Live Performancesin Fort Worth

Stude Concert Hall
A comfortably intimate atmosphere with aesthetics comparable to the finest concert halls.
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Hip Pocket Theatre
An experimental theatre ensemble rooted deep in the heart of Texas.
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Cowtown Coliseum
A 3,418-seat multi-purpose arena in Fort Worth.
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Bass Performance Hall
Located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block.
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Fort Worth Herd
Experience Fort Worth’s twice-daily cattle drive as the Fort Worth Herd of Texas Longhorns go through the Stockyards.
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Billy Bob’s Texas
A popular country & western nightclub in the Fort Worth.
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Museums, Exhibits and Art Galleries in Fort Worth

Rose Marine Theater
A unique and recently restored theater built as a 500 seat movie theater in the 1920’s.
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Capp Smith Park and Outdoor Ampitheater
Features an outdoor amphitheater, on-site restrooms, a playground, covered pavilions, a baseball field, and a stocked lake.
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The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House
A historic residence built in 1899 in the Quality Hill section of Fort Worth
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Log Cabin Village
Living history museum featuring seven cabins.
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Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, Texas museum of international art with collections ranging from antiquities to 20th century contemporary art.
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Veterans Memorial Air Park
Aviation museum in Fort Worth.
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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Collects and presents post-World War II art in all media.
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Department of the Treasury
Works to protect insurance consumers.
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National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Honors and documents the lives of southwestern women who have distinguished themselves as exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West.
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American Airlines CR Smith Museum
A great interactive experience for families as well as a great venue for your private party, wedding and team building
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Noble Planetarium
The 90-seat Noble Planetarium brings the first Zeiss-manufactured hybrid planetarium system.
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Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Established by Amon G. Carter to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M.
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Sports in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Ice
Panther Island Ice is Fort Worth’s first outdoor ice skating rink.
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Main Event
Number one family entertainment destination for bowling, billiards, laser tag and more.
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Putt-Putt
One of the best amusement centers in the metroplex.
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Sokol Fort Worth Gymnastics
Female & Male Gymnastics Club Team, Recreation Team based in Fort Worth.
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Fun on the Run Paintball Park
Paintball park made of 10 Paintball fields are perfect for birthday parties, corporate team building events, bachelor parties or just a Paintball group outing.
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Fort Worth Flyers
The name of a now defunct team of the NBA Development League minor league basketball expansion team based in Fort Worth
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Texas Motor Speedway
A speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth
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Fort Worth Cats
A professional baseball team based in Fort Worth.
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Quillian Center

Swimming at Quillian

Quillian Center is the sports and rec center at First Methodist Houston. The facilities are open to members of the church and the general public. The center offers afterschool programs, summer camps, and sports and enrichment classes.

Contact number: (713) 458-4700

Location: 10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042

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Tom Bass Regional Park

Tom Bass Regional Park is so big that it has three vast sections, with just about every type of park amenity imaginable. Section I has an amphitheater, playing fields including five cricket fields, room for kite-flying, two 18-hole “frisbee golf” courses, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, a pond stocked with bass and catfish, restrooms, and fully equipped pavilions with barbecue pits, hot and cold running water, electrical outlets, and stainless steel countertops.

Contact number: (713) 440-1587

Location: 3452 Fellows Road, Houston, TX 77047

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El Franco Lee Park

Newly re-designed El Franco Lee Park has at least a half-dozen different playgrounds, many of them shaded by canopies, all of them interconnected by paved pathways which are easy on the strollers. Oversized bench-swings at each playground provide a comfortable resting spot for parents keeping an eye on the kids.

Contact number: (713) 440-1587

Location: 9400 Hall Road, Houston, TX 77089

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Bay Area Park

Set back in the woods on the shores of Armand Bayou, Bay Area Park sits in a beautiful setting. A few different playground structures provide a nice variety of activities, and several dozen picnic tables and barbecue pits, under the shade of towering oak trees, make the park a good place for free birthday parties or family gatherings.

Location: 7500 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058

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Hermann Park

The winner of our 2008 Parents’ Picks quest to find the best playground/park in Houston, Hermann Park is a vast urban green space, home to the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the first desegregated public golf course in the United States.

Contact number: (713) 524-5876

Location: 6001 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030

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Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a vast urban green space in the heart of downtown Houston. The two-acre lawn is perfect for lounging around, having a picnic, and enjoying a great view of the skyline. Discovery Green also features gardens, a playground, a party pavilion, a model boat pond, a one-acre lake, a fenced-in dog park, strolling paths, splash fountains, an amphitheater and outdoor stage, and much more.

Contact number: (713) 400-7336

Location: 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

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