If Winter isn’t your favorite season, there’s still plenty of entertainment for families with kids in the Dallas area!
Opportunities for a fun afternoon are endless in a city that is home to numerous kid-friendly, indoor destinations. We’ve gathered our top picks for places you must visit in Dallas if you have little kids and want to forget the cold season. Take a look:

Where: 8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX, USA 

The National Videogame Museum in Dallas is a great spot to spend the day, get inspired, and go back home to enjoy some games while winter passes by outside! 

Exhibits at the museum feature lots of interactivity in order to parallel the videogame industry! You will get to see plenty of game systems to play from Pong to the present, including a reproduction of an ´80s arcade! 

Where: 3200 Thunderbird Lane, Plano, Texas 75075, USA
Hours: Friday 6-10 PM Open Skate | Saturday 10 – 11 AM Skate Lessons |Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM Open Skate | Sunday 1 – 6 PM Open Skate

The entire family will have a great time at a fun, safe, and friendly place for people of all ages to enjoy great recreation!

If you love spending time enjoying roller skating, or just want to get some exercise with the whole family, this is the right place to visit! 

If you’re feeling more adventurous and would like to skate outdoors, there are many options for outdoor ice skating in Dallas during Winter as well!

Where: 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093, USA
Hours: Daily 10 AM- 4 PM

Kids can have an amazing time indoors drawing, coloring, and more at Crayola Experience!

They will enjoy 60,000 square feet of attractions at Texas’s most colorful family destination for creative and interactive play away from the external cold!

Where: 110 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, USA
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM | Friday: 10 AM – 10 PM | Saturday: 9 AM – 10 PM | Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM

Nothing better to escape the cold than with some active fun in an amazing facility!

Altitude Trampoline Park offers high-energy equipment including trampolines, a foam pit, a battle beam, gymnastics tumble tracks, a kid zone, basketball dunking lanes, and dodgeball!

Do you just love trampoline parks? Make sure to check out our list of all the Great Trampoline Parks you can find in Dallas!

Where: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas, USA
Hours: 10 AM- 5 PM Daily

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas-Fort Worth is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground where your child can build, create, and play in 10 themed areas with millions of LEGO Bricks!

This is a super fun option for indoor places to escape the winter cold with kids!

Where: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 AM–5 PM | Sunday 11 AM–5 PM | Last exhibit entry: 4 PM

Learning and fun go hand in hand at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science!

You will find plenty of exhibits for all ages and of all kinds, making you forget about time and spend the whole day engaging in this awesome educational center.

Where: 2601 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034, USA
Hours: Friday 2- 8 PM | Saturday, Sunday 12 PM- 7 PM | Summer Hours: Monday- Sunday 12 PM- 7 PM

Children will totally forget about winter in this 100,000-square feet indoor city that has paved streets, moving vehicles & storefronts, where kids can role-play 100+ professions in ultra-realistic settings.

Professions include ​Actor, Chef, Doctor, Fire Fighter, News Anchor, Optometrist, Pilot, Podcaster, Police Officer, and Veterinarian.

Where: 11722 Marsh Lane #336, Dallas, Texas, USA

We Rock the Spectrum Dallas is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration, and safe sensory experiences.

It provides social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum. They can either enjoy an open play or join a class!

Where: 100 Dallas Pkwy, Far North Dallas, Frisco, TX, USA

Sci-Tech Discovery Center engages and inspires learners of all ages and backgrounds to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Where: 100 Maple St, Commerce, TX 75428, USA
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Closed Sunday and Monday

The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum offers many opportunities for a playful and creative learning experience with many amazing hands-on exhibits and programs ideal for children ages 2 to 10.

This is a great spot for kids to spend a winter day in!

Where: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051, USA
Hours: 10 AM- 7 PM

Peppa Pig World of Play is an indoor play center specifically designed for preschool children.

Kids will find over 14 themed areas of free-roaming play that bring the world of Peppa Pig to life and will spark kids’ imagination!

Where: 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75209, USA
Hours: Monday- Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM | Sunday 1 PM- 5 PM

Older kids will probably enjoy this awesome museum more, however, the Frontiers of Flight Museum has something for adults and kids of all ages!

You will find many interesting exhibits, educational programs, and awesome things to see!

Where: 7252 Chase Oaks Blvd, Plano, TX, USA
Hours: Monday- Thursday 10 AM- 9 PM | Friday 10 AM- 10 AM | Saturday 9 AM- 10 PM | Sunday 11 AM- 8 PM

The KidMania “ManiaMaze” has over 5 levels of entertainment with the largest and most modern playground which is over 25 feet high, 280 feet long, and more than 143,000 cubic feet of thrills, screams, and laughter!

Want more Indoor Play Centers in Dallas for your little one to run around and play? Make sure to check out our top picks!

Where: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX, USA
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 5 PM

The Dallas World Aquarium is a place you will never forget!

Families will have an amazing time during a winter day seeing and learning about marine creatures and the sea world through unique exhibits.