1. Forth Worth Zoo is a must visit attraction for families. It is one of the most well done zoos our family has visited. Although this isn’t the sprawling type of zoo found on the west coast, it is a pretty decent size and they got an excellent variety of animals. They’ve even added a fun little water park near the front of the zoo making it an even more fun place to visit.
2. Fort Worth Water Gardens found next to the Fort Worth Convention Center is definitely worth visiting. Kids will like walking around and walking down into one of the pools on stepping stones. When we were visiting people were sitting in the water that ran along the steps. I am not sure what the “rule” on this is. I know that people are not supposed to go down into the main pool area at the bottom.
- Longhorn Cattle Drive: Be sure to be at the Stockyards be either 11:30 AM or 4:00 Pm on the day you visit because this is when they do the longhorn cattle drive. It only lasts a few minutes, but where else are you gonna see something like this.
- Also fun here is the Cowtown Cattle-pen Maze. Our kids got so turned around in the maze it took over 30 minutes for them to get out. We were able to watch them run around it from a viewing station.
- Billy Bob’s is one of the most famous bars in the United States and kids are allowed in with their parents. I recommend enjoying the free line dances on Thursday evening and then getting your kids out of there before it gets too crowded.
4. Stockyards Championship Rodeo is awesome. Now keep in mind, I’m a Texas girl and I love a good rodeo, but I really think it is a well done rodeo. It’s not that long, so kids don’t get restless. They always seem to have bull riding, which I guarantee you will hold any kids attention, whether they are 7, 11, or 15.
5. Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility – This US mint offers a free 45 minute tour. This is one of just two places in the entire nation printed money. Over half of the US’s currency is produced in Fort Worth. If you are traveling with grandparents be sure to visit, they really seem to enjoy the tour.
6. Sundance Square Plaza is a fun place for kids to get wet on a hot day by playing in the free splash pad here. The splash pad is open 2 – 6 PM every day. For parents there is plenty of covered seating. This is also where you will find the historic Chisholm Trail Mural and plenty of places to eat.
7. Altitude Trampoline Park – This trampoline park is massive and they are not as strict as the trampoline park near where we live, so needless to say all the kids thought this place rocked. My kids declare Altitude the best trampoline park they’ve been to and they’ve been to a bunch of them, even in Canada. 5650 Kroger Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76244 Phone – (817) 741-5867
If this is not enough family activities, then you can always drop down to nearby Arlington and hit Six Flags or catch the train over to Dallas for a Stars game. There’s an incredible science center for kids in Dallas, the Perot Museum that is definitely worth driving over for.