Family-friendly activities in North Dallas to check out

Dallas, TX is a great place to call ‘home’ for your family. Dallas has some fantastic activities for the entire family—here are some of our favorites.


Towne Lake Recreation Center

Pack up the car or head out with your family and friends for a fun and nature-filled day at Town Lake Recreation Center. The massive park is a great place to have a picnic, go fishing, rent a paddleboat, play disc golf, or a game of volleyball. Visitors will also find a short and easy, mile-long nature trail for a relaxed walk outside, as well as 9 horseshoe pits. Learn more about all the activities and amenities, rentable pavilions, and more on the Town Lake Recreation Center website.


Heard Natural Science Museum

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Not only will you immerse yourself in nature, but you get to learn about it as well. In the museum, visitors will find multiple exhibits and gardens like the ‘Animals of the World’ or ‘Native Texas Snakes’ exhibits—the Native Texas Butterfly Garden and House is an absolute must-visit. Or, if you’d prefer to step away from the crowd, you can head out to the sanctuary where you can bird watch or look out for wildlife among the 6.5 miles of nature trails. Visit the Heard Natural Science Museum’s website for hours and a full list of exhibits and events.


Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library

Open up your world of imagination and combine it with knowledge when you take a visit to the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library. You and the family can spend hours strolling the aisles of countless books with whimsical stories and fascinating facts. Offering something for everyone, this library has dedicated areas for children, teens, and adults. They also have fun events like Little Ones Lapsit, Wobblers and Walkers, Little Explorers, and lots more, where your children can learn, grow, and socialize. Head over to the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library’s website to learn about library cards, events, and more.


Cinemark Movies 14

Cinemark Movies 14. With giant screens, amazing sound, and super yummy treats like popcorn, burgers, and pizza, you and your family will love watching movies here. Plus? They even have beer and cocktails for the adults. Always showing the top blockbuster hits, you’ll never miss the next big film. Head over to the Cinemark Movies 14 website to see showtimes, purchase tickets, and more.



Known as McKinney’s original premium real-life escape game experience, Escapology is just over half a mile from Saxon Woods. Your family, up to 8 people, will work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks to free yourselves from the game room. Rooms range in difficulty level, so you can try different rooms each time you master new skills. View the different experiences, book tickets, and more on the Escapology website.


The fun is non-stop when you live in the Dallas area. You and your family will not only love living on our gorgeous property but there are so many exciting places to explore nearby.

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