We all know how hot the Texas summer can be (last year, the high was 106 degrees in August). With that in mind, you probably want to have a few indoor spots you can take the kids to play. Below are 19 playspaces you can do just that!
PLAY PLACES AND INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS
Any of these indoor playgrounds and play spaces will entertain your kids for an entire day or just for the afternoon.
1. Cheeky Monkeys: Fort Worth; 214/407-7007; Plano; 214/407-7007; Fairview; 972/363-0069
2. The Kids Play Co.: Richardson; 469/778-0300
3. EQ Kids Club: Frisco; 469/579-4926
4. KidMania: Fort Worth; 682/703-8440; Plano; 972/517-7800
5. Luv2Play: Grapevine; 817/508-0211
6. Play Studio: Fort Worth; 817/936-2865
7. Kids Adventure Playhouse & Parties: Fort Worth; 817/697-4899
8. Jungle Castle: Flower Mound; 469/968-8009
9. Prosper Playhouse: Prosper; 972/292-8474
For indoor play that’s different from the typical playground, check out these spots where kids can get some energy out, while still avoiding the blazing Texas heat.
10. Peppa Pig World of Play: How can you not make a stop here if you have a Peppa fan in the house? Best for preschool-aged children. Grapevine Mills; 214/285-9110
11. LEGOLAND Discovery Center: Play with millions of Lego bricks, see the interactive Dallas-Fort Worth cityscape made of Legos and so much more. Grapevine; 469/444-3050
12. Crayola Experience: At Crayola, kids can create and play in a world totally made up of Crayola crayons and crafts. They’ll be able to make their own crafts, solve puzzles in the Adventure Lab, name and wrap their own Crayon, learn about the Crayola factory in the theater show and more. Plano; 469/642-2901
13. KidZania: Try out this “city built for kids” where kids take on various roles and responsibilities throughout the city such as being a news anchor, a nurse, a construction worker or a fireman. There are over 100 roles kids can try out. Frisco; 214/618-0248
14. Play Street Museum: Get your children’s imagination working as they also build social skills through creative play at one of their six themed locations (Allen, Fort Worth, Lake Highlands in Dallas, McKinney, Murphy and Plano) across the area. Multiple locations
Did you know some of the museums around Dallas-Fort Worth have solid kid’s play areas? For example, kids can have some play time while they learn and explore at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Moody Family Children’s Museum (Dallas; 214/428-5555), the Children’s Museum at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Explorium Denton, the Dallas Museum of Art and the soon-to-be-reopened Studio A at The Kimbell (Fort Worth, 817/332-8451).
Photo courtesy of The Kids Play Co.