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Summer of Fun 2021

Sweet summertime is finally here! We've got 20 destinations around North Texas that are perfect for keeping the whole family entertained all summer long. The best part? We’re giving away a two-night stay at the Gaylord Texan through our Summer of Fun Photo Contest.

Win a family vacation!

Join in on the Summer of Fun Photo Contest and play with DFWChild on Instagram. With every shared photo, you will be automatically entered to win our prize:

A two-night stay for four at The Gaylord Texan!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @DFWChildMag on Instagram.
  2. Visit any of the 20 Summer of Fun locations.
  3. Snap a picture and post it to Instagram.
  4. Use hashtag #DFWChildSummerFun and be sure to tag us @DFWChildMag.

Contest closes July 31, 2021, at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on August 3, 2021. Winner selected at random. Must be 21 years or older to enter.


20 PLACES TO VISIT

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Join us from home Wednesday mornings in July for weekly storytime and a fun art project using art materials you already have at home.

Denton County Office of History and Culture
Learn like a local at the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and the Denton County Historical Park! Explore Denton County’s past. Free admission. Group tours available by request.

Fort Worth Zoo
Experience the Asian elephant herd and greater one-horned rhino splashing, rumbling and roaming around at Elephant Springs. Stand on the edge of adventure today!

Galaxy Theatres
Galaxy Theatres brings a first-class entertainment experience to Grandscape. Every auditorium features exceptional picture and immersive audio with luxury stadium seating and full power recliners.

Grandscape
Explore, experience and enjoy Grandscape all summer long. From concerts and festivals to fitness classes and games we have something fun for every age.

Hydrous Wake Parks
What could be better than spending time on the water learning how to wakeboard? Sign up now. Hydrous Wake Parks camps, parties and lessons.

Irving Archives and Museum
At Spark!Lab, everyone is inventive. Spark!Lab offers kids opportunities to create, innovate and problem solve, and empowers them to develop skills they need for success.

Kimbell Art Museum
Tune in for creative explorations inspired by cultural traditions from across Asia! These virtual offerings will feature art-making guides, live family programming, and videos from artists.

Lakefront Little Elm
Best beach in North Texas! Sand volleyball, swimming, kayaks/SUPs, unique restaurants, cable wakeboarding, hike and trails. There’s something for everyone in Little Elm!

Maniacs Mansion
$8 a day for 50 + classic arcade games set to free play. Come-and-go bands allow you to enjoy all of what Wichita Falls has to offer.

Mayborn Museum Complex, Baylor University
The Mayborn Museum Complex sparkles with numerous vibrant exhibits and compelling hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy over and over again.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Where art, architecture, and ideas meet. Named one of the world’s beautiful museums. Showcasing our evolving collection featuring work of historically significant, mid-career,  emerging international artists.

Panther Island Pavilion
The Panther Island Pavilion Beach is open daily June 27 through Labor Day. Enjoy tubing, watersports rentals, concessions, music and more along the Trinity River.

Pump It Up
Our indoor arenas offer gigantic inflatables ideal for your child’s 100% private birthday party or check our online calendar for our public play times.

Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower is the top spot for family fun! See Dallas from a whole new perspective with breathtaking 360-degree views. Visit reuniontower.com for tickets.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Have an unbelievable summer at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Discover the odd and bizarre in our 5 different attractions!

River Bend Nature Center
Plenty to see and observe! The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure, home to many live exhibits.

Twin Coves Park & Campground
Located on Lake Grapevine, Twin Coves Park & Campground is the perfect and convenient escape into nature for those living in the DFW area.

Water Works Park | Denton Parks and Rec
Open daily Memorial Day–Labor Day. Enjoy a wave pool, giant outdoor slides, toddler slides, a children’s play pool, a lazy river, concessions, and more.

Wichita Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fall in love with the Falls! Home to fascinating playtime options, from water parks, gaming centers, live theatres and unique artistic and educational programs.