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Stuck in a rut when it comes to family fun?  We’ve got some ideas that will have you (and your kids!) enjoying some good old-fashioned bonding time.

Jump For Joy

Think trampoline parks are just for little kids?  Think again! It’s also a great family fun adventure. With activities like ultimate dodgeball, basketball, and even fitness classes, Altitude has something fun for the entire family.   The Richardson location offers a plethora of unique trampoline games like Battle Beam and basketball, gymnastic tumble tracks, and even a trapeze swing (don’t worry, mom, it’s over a foam pit).

If you’re looking for a family fun day, check out “Sunday Funday” which offers 3 hours of jumping fun for just $17.95 per person, noon to 8 p.m.  They offer “Friday Night Friendzy” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $17.25 (including pizza), and jump on in for “Teen Night” every Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Altitude also offers fitness classes (1 for $9.95 or 12 for $69.95). Check with management for details and a class schedule.  Located at 110 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080.  For more information call 469.941.4350 or visit altituderichardson.com.

What are you waiting for?  Get jumping!

The Coolest Place Around

Looking for a great day trip or weekend getaway with teens and tweens? Check out The District, the entertainment complex located at the Choctaw Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property in Durant, OK.  That’s right–a casino. While Choctaw has historically appealed to vacationing adults and business travelers (thanks to its popular casino, conference center, and enticing amenities such as spas, pools, and concerts), that adults-only image is changing.

“Choctaw started out primarily attracting adults,” says Christina Black, Manager at The District. “But we’re drawing in the entire family now with the addition of our entertainment complex featuring movie theaters, a bowling alley, laser tag, and an arcade.”  There is even a separate entrance into The District, so visitors don’t have to go through the casino.

Cultural Experiences and Entertainment


WaterTower Theatre 

15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001

972-450-6230 | watertowertheatre.org


Dallas Children’s Theater

5938 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75231

214-978-0110 | dct.org

Plano Children’s Theater

1301 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75075

972-422-2575 | planochildrenstheatre.org



Dallas Heritage Village

Now in its 50th year celebration, the Dallas Heritage Village is an immersive historical landscape that features a wide variety of authentic 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.  The Village is set on 20 acres with over 25 historic structures depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910.

1515 South Harwood, Dallas

(Closed in January and August) 

For group rates or more information call 214-421-5141 or visit DallasHeritageVillage.org



Dallas Farmers Market

Seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., local farmers display and sell a mouth-watering selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, locally purveyed honey and nuts, and plants at the Dallas Farmers Market. It’s the perfect place for a leisurely stroll.  Check out Shed 2, where specialty products are offered or watch a cooking demonstration. 1010 S. Pearl Expy.




M-Line Trolley

To get around Uptown and the Arts District for free and in style, hop on the M-Line Trolley—restored, vintage trolleys that run the length of McKinney Avenue between Blackburn and St. Paul streets.


Another free transportation service provided by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the D-Link is a shuttle that runs throughout downtown and into the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. The buses run every 15 minutes, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Stops include The West End, The Sixth-Floor Museum, Arts District, Victory Park, and the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. Visit DART.org/DARTable to learn about life-enriching destinations and special events across North Texas, visit DART.org/specialevents.



Arts District

Spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks, the Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the country. The area showcases more than a dozen different attractions and world-renowned venues, such as the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Museum of Art (free admission), Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art (free admission), Klyde Warren Park, and much more.

For more information call 214-744-6642.

2301 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX

Texas Sculpture Garden at HALL Park

The Texas Sculpture Garden is the largest private collection of contemporary Texas sculpture ever assembled. This significant and unique outdoor art gallery sits on four prime acres at HALL Park and comes from the private collection of Craig and Kathryn Hall. It features the work of many prominent Texas sculptors and brings the joy of art into the everyday lives of the park’s tenants and visitors. Contact Barbara Milo, Director of Park Experience at bmilo@hall.park.com or 972-337-1151.

3001 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX

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