It’s heating up, Texas. Beat the heat this summer around Carrollton at these cool summertime hideouts, hotspots and waterparks. From daytime activities to family-friendly fun, here’s how you can keep cool this season.

Go for a swim at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex

Where: 1334 E Rosemeade Parkway
This public swimming spot in Carrollton features waterslides, pools a lazy river and other attractions like a 600-gallon dump bucket that can keep the entire family cool this summer.
Admission for residents from Monday through Friday is just $5, and $6 on the weekends. Children age two and under are free with adult admission. Pack up your swim trunks and get the kids in the car, this water park is just over a 15 minute drive from The Place at Saddle Creek.

Tour Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Where: 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison
Let your imagination take flight at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison. This special museum houses aircraft from a variety of different eras, including World War I and World War II aircrafts, civilian aircraft as well as aircraft and flight technology used in both the Korean War and Vietnam War.  Although school may be out, a trip to the museum can provide a fun and educational opportunity for kids. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Adult admission is $12, seniors and military admission is $8. Admission for children 12 and under is $6 and admission for kids under 3 is free.

Catch a Movie on the Square

Where: 1106 S Broadway Street
This summer, on each second Saturday, the city of Carrollton is hosting Movie on the Square. This nighttime event is free and movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, bug spray and coolers to the community event. All movies begin at sunset. “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be showing on July 8 and “Beauty and the Beast” will be shown on August 12.

Climb the Rock Wall at Summit Gym

Where: 2389 Midway Road
Those scared of heights need-not apply for this cool summertime activity. At Summit Gym, climbers can try their hand at scaling towering rock walls, yoga and other athletic endeavors. The gym offers classes that teach gear usage, climbing technique, bouldering, route climbing, endurance and strength all while promoting teamwork, trust, problem solving, communication and concentration. The indoor climbing studio also regularly hosts events, be sure to check the calendar to see what’s coming up. Day passes, which include gear rental, are just $20.

Paddle around at Sandy Lake Amusement Park

Where: 1800 Sandy Lake Road
Head to Sandy Lake Amusement Park for a day of fun. Pack your sunglasses and SPF and get ready to paddle your way across Sandy Lake on a paddle boat built for two. After a healthy session of paddling take a dip in the swimming pool. Admission to the park’s pool is $5 for the entire day. General admission to the park is $2 and tickets are only 50 cents each (paddle boating requires six tickets from each rider).

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