With the kids out of school for the summer you can take advantage of all that free time and spend it as a family. From museums to theme parks, kids will love these summer-friendly activities. Check out these fun things to do around Carrollton.

Have a Family-Fun Day at Sandy Lake Amusement Park

Where: 1800 Sandy Lake Rd

This Carrollton theme park features rides, mini golf, arcades, paddle boats, swimming and picnic areas and provides no shortage of family-fun for everyone. Take it to the mini green and putt your way to mini-golf glory or drive like a maniac in the bumper car arena. Admission to Sandy Lake Amusement Park is $2 per person and admission for kids three years and younger is always free. Ride tickets and mini golf will cost you but the pricing is affordable, especially when compared to some of the area’s big name theme parks.

Explore the A.W Perry Homestead

Where: 1509 N Perry Rd

Take the kids to see what life was like in Texas at the turn of the 20th century at the A.W Perry Homestead. The original homestead was built on 640 acres in 1857 and was later rebuilt by the original homesteader’s son in 1907. Today the homestead operates as an educational museum and has been a designated historic landmark since 1977.

Visit the Dallas World Aquarium

Where: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas  

Take your summer fun indoors with a visit to the Dallas World Aquarium. Just a short drive from The Place at Saddle Creek in Carrollton, this aquarium features sea life from across the globe. Kids can learn about new discoveries, conservation and visit exhibits that showcase marine life from various parts of the world.

Climb the Rock Wall at Summit Gym

Where: 2389 Midway Rd

Do you have a family of thrill seekers and adventure lovers? Those scared of heights need-not apply for this summertime activity. At Summit Gym, climbers of all ages can try their hand at scaling the rock walls. The gym offers classes for kids that teach gear usage, climbing technique, bouldering, route climbing, endurance and strength all while promoting teamwork, trust, problem solving, communication and concentration.

Spend the Day Outside at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Where: 6701 W Parker Rd, Plano  

This 200-acre park offers no shortage of scenic views and walking trails. Hit the trail system with your family on foot or by bike and explore the natural beauty of the park. Be sure to make a stop at the observation tower for a scenic view.

 

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