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Guide to Indoor Activities

Indoor Activity Guide

If you live in Texas, you know that the weather can literally drop 40 degrees in a matter of hours! In the summer, temperatures can also climb well into the 100s — and not see the 80s or below — for DAYS. If you don’t live in Texas, or if you are new to the Fort Worth area, you’ll benefit from this handy resource. The Fort Worth Moms Blog and our partners SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium and Pump it Up are proud to bring you the “Guide to Indoor Activities.” This guide features options all across Tarrant County to get your family active and having fun indoors no matter how frightful the weather outside may get.

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

Located at Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth, this Texas-sized SeaQuest takes you on an adventure through rainforests, deserts, and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to get wet with the stingrays, feed the toucans, encounter the caimans, marvel at the sharks, take selfies with the snakes, and more.

*Please check business website for rates and hours unless otherwise noted.*

All Star Ninjas (Mansfield) – Are your kids crazy about the hit TV show American Ninja Warriors? Then head out to Mansfield to test their skills (and yours). Ages two – 102 welcome. 

Celebrations (Fort Worth) – Children’s indoor play and party facility. Enjoy the small city, bounce house, and race track with your littles. Age range: one – six.

Cowtown Bowling Palace (Fort Worth) – Revisit your own childhood at the bowling alley. This is a great place for family bowling, parties, or gatherings for all ages. 

Emler Swim School (Fort Worth, Southlake, Flower Mound) – No better way to beat the summer heat than to take swimming lessons in an indoor pool. Also, this is a great party option for a summer get-together. Lessons available for all ages.

Gymboree (Southlake) – Designed for birth – five, Gymboree offers a variety of classes for you and your little to enjoy.  

Jump For Fun (Southlake) – Jump, slide, climb, run, bounce, laugh, and play at this state of the art indoor playground filled with fun, inflatable rides. Available for birthday parties and open jumps. Age range: two – eight. 

Kid Mania (Lewisville) – Founded by a family, for families of all ages, every open hour is filled with good, clean fun, healthy food, sweet treats, and always something new to offer from a playground to arcade games. 

Luv 2 Play (Grapevine) – Indoor playground, baby area, toddler area, and more for ages birth – 12. 

Main Event (Fort Worth, Grapevine, Lewisville) – With state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, over 100 games topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof, Main Event is THE destination for FUN of all ages. 

Pump It Up (Fort Worth) – Offering toddler and open jump times, this place is sure to wear out even the most active kiddos. Bonus: Babies and parents are free! Age range: one – eight. 

Trampoline Parks – Tarrant County is full of indoor trampoline parks. They all offer playtimes and events for all ages, and are great for a party! Find the one closest to you and start jumping. Altitude Trampoline Park (Fort Worth and Grapevine), Flight Deck Trampoline Park (locations in Fort Worth and Arlington), Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park (Colleyville), Rebounderz (Hurst), and Urban Air Trampoline Park (Southlake and Mansfield).

Rollerland West (Fort Worth) – Need a blast from the past? Check out Fort Worth’s rollerskating rink for open skate or your next birthday party designed for all ages. 

The Little Gym (Burleson, Fort Worth, Arlington, Southlake) – Sign up your kiddos for unique classes or take advantage of the Parent Survival night. Classes for children ages four months – 12 years. 

*Please check business website for rates and hours unless otherwise noted.*

Paradise Pond at First Baptist (Grapevine) — Paradise Pond is an indoor play place designed for children two years old to 6th grade and includes 10 different stations where the children can play. Babies and one year olds are welcome, but parents must supervise closely. 

Playscape at The Hills Church of Christ (North Richland Hills) — This indoor, multi-level playground offers two areas of play for preschool and elementary-aged children. FREE.

Playzone at Milestone Church (Keller) — Designed for kids 10 and younger, Milestone provides a fun, safe place for kids to play indoors. FREE.

Whites Chapel UMC Wesley Playground (Southlake) — This indoor playground is for kiddos 11 and younger and offers lots of times throughout the week to play. FREE.

*Please check business website for rates and hours unless otherwise noted.*

Botanical Research Institute of Texas | BRIT (Fort Worth) – An international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. The BRIT offers a variety of family friendly events throughout the week for all ages. 

Fort Worth Public Libraries — With locations all across Tarrant County, you are sure to find one close to you. Most locations offer Story Times and Teen Scenes that accommodate kids of all ages. 

Monkey and Dog Books (Fort Worth) – This super cute local bookstore offers free story times on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. They will read as long as the crowd allows.

Museums – Tarrant County is not lacking in the museum department. Check out the following for some cool indoor fun:

River Legacy Discovery Center (Arlington) – Newly transformed, the Discovery Center features two large aquariums, all new engaging exhibits, and a 30-foot interactive screen where guests can virtually immerse themselves in woodland habitats and seasons, learn fun facts about wildlife and play a variety of games. All ages welcome. 

SeaLife Aquarium (Grapevine) – With 16 interactive zones, turtle talks, and stingray feeds, your kids are sure to fall in love with animals of the sea! All ages welcome. 

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium (Fort Worth) – This Texas-sized SeaQuest takes you on an adventure through rainforests, deserts, and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to get wet with the stingrays, feed the toucans, encounter the caimans, marvel at the sharks, take selfies with the snakes, and more.

TCU Early Childhood Music Class (Fort Worth) – This class is designed for parents/caregivers and their children. A child can attend from birth through age five developing musically as they experience nine different song collections with their families. 

*Please check business website for rates and hours unless otherwise noted.*

Artisan Center Theater (Hurst) – As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) – Enjoy Broadway, the Fort Worth Symphony, the ballet, and much more talent right in downtown. 

Casa Mañana Theater (Fort Worth) – As Casa heads into the next 60 years, the commitment has never been stronger to present the highest quality live theatre to and live up to its namesake, “The House of Tomorrow.”

Theatre Arlington (Arlington) – Theatre Arlington enhances the quality of life in north Texas by presenting superior, diverse artistic experiences through performance, production, and education.

*Please check business website for rates and hours unless otherwise noted.*

Celebration Event and Party Center (Keller) – The possibilities are endless at Celebration in Keller. Open play is held on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for your littles to enjoy eight kid-size playhouses, bounce house, a mini train, and more for all ages. 

Ephemera (Fort Worth) – Want to build a terrarium? Then visit this cute shop on W. Magnolia for all ages. 

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center (Grapevine) – Take your LEGO® lover to explore this theme park with rides, building stations, and more for all ages. 

Rogue Brick Builders’ Lounge (Fort Worth) –  This is a space for ANYONE who loves legos. One part retail, one part buildspace for all ages! 

The Happy Lark (Fort Worth) – Enjoy a modern children’s shop and indoor playspace all while sipping on your complimentary coffee designed for ages birth – six. 

The PlaySpace (Fort Worth) – Have a doctor appointment? Want a solo trip to the grocery store? The PlaySpace is an hourly, drop-in play care center your kids are sure to love. Designed for ages six weeks – 12 years. 

Van Grow Art Studio (Fort Worth) – Van Grow offers fine art classes for students aged four years to adult teaching drawing, art history, and introducing students to all artistic mediums.

Young Chef’s Academy (Fort Worth) – Do you have a kid who loves to cook? Sign up for a camp, a class, host a birthday party, or check out one of its special events. Ages five – 18 welcome. 

*Please check business website for rates and hours unless otherwise noted.*

Grapevine Mills Mall (Grapevine) – Rainforest Cafe, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, and Bass Pro Shop are just a few of the great places that you can find here.

Hulen Mall (Fort Worth) – With a newly renovated kids play area and events happening weekly, the Hulen Mall is a perfect place to burn energy indoors. 

La Gran Plaza (Fort Worth) – Family-friendly events occur weekly and this convenient location. 

Northeast Mall (Hurst) – Shop. Play. Eat. All fun at Northeast Mall. 

Ridgmar Mall (Fort Worth) – Kids Club, free and sponsored by SeaQuest and Chick-fil-A, are events held once a month on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for all ages. 

The Parks Mall (Arlington) – Watch a movie at AMC, go ice skating, wander around Barnes & Noble Bookstore, or enjoy a yummy treat from The Cheesecake Factory. You and your family are sure to find something to enjoy! 

 

Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Make any day fun at Pump It Up of Fort Worth! Open jumps and toddler jumps available throughout the week. See bounce schedule for details.

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