Things To Do With Kids in Dallas/Fort Worth

Guide to affordable family fun in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area

Get FREE admission to each of the following venues with the Dallas/Ft Worth Pogo Pass. Learn more about Pogo Pass in a short video HERE. Get a 60% discount on Pogo Pass with promo code: SAVE. Pogo Pass is an affordable way for families and individuals to get out and enjoy local venues.

 

ZOO:

Visit the Fort Worth Zoos gorillas, orangutans, cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, lions, tigers, Komodo dragons, kangaroos, tortoises, alligator, black bears, jaguar, and more! One FREE admission is included on the Dallas/Ft. Worth Pogo Pass.

 

WATER PARK:

This summer cool off at the water park! Pogo Pass includes one free admission to one of the Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Parks in Texas. Waterparks include multiple water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and other attractions for all ages! Water park is open from May through September. Check website for specific days/times.

 

 

MUSEUMS:

All ages will love the Sci-Tech Discovery Center!

Hands-on discovery experiences in science, math, and technology are the focus of the exhibits. Bodies in Balance has 24 interactive stations on how the body works, the Nano station is hands-on fun of the basics of nanoscience and engineering, the Coordination Station explores physics and machines in action.

The Sci-Tech Discovery  also includes a Widget Wall, Weather Station, Preschool Zone, Bubble Tables, Lego Tracks, and more!

 

 

Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5 acre organic botanic garden that features native and adapted plants. Inside is the two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium that transports you to a tropical rainforest, complete with hundreds of free-flying butterflies. You will also find a Snakes of Texas Exhibit and the Honeybee Tree with a working honeybee hive. Pogo Pass includes one FREE admission to explore the Texas Discvoery Gardens.

 


 

One free visit to the National Video Game Museum is included with the Dallas/Ft. Worth Pogo Pass. Learn about the history of video games and play games old and new!

 

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park includes a Freshwater Zone, Intertidal Zone, Shore Zone, Near Shore Zone, Offshore Zone, and Stingray Bay where you can catch glimpses of electric eel, turtles, seahorse, lobster, rhino iguana, starfish, jellyfish, nurse shark, sting rays, and a variety of fish.

(During the Texas State Fair September 30th thru October 23rd, you cannot visit the Aquarium without paying admission to the State Fair.  The Fair Park will not allow entry to any venue within the grounds without fair admission.)

 

MINIATURE GOLF & GAME CENTERS:

 

Get one free 18 hold round of mini gold PER month at one of the three Putt-Putt Fun Center locations with a Pogo Pass!

 

 

Pogo Pass members have three free visits to Mountasia Family Fun Park. On each visit, passholders may choose from one of the following: mini-golf (there are two 18-hold miniature gold courses to choose from), go-karts and rookie go-carts with plenty of turns and thrills, bumper boat, or a 30-foot rock wall.

 

TRAMPOLINES, BOUNCE HOUSES, SLIDES and MAZES:

Two free admissions to one of the six Urban Air Trampoline Park locations in the DFW area Sunday through Thursday. Urban Air has over 25,000 square feet of indoor trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball areas, slam-dunk track, and other physical activities fun for all ages! A waiver can be completed in advance for faster check-in here: http://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/#

 

Kid Mania has more than 16,000 square feet of fun! A two-story playground maze, five slides, bungee wall, cave, tunnels, zip-lines, and climbing nets.  Pogo Pass holders get two free visits to Kid Mania!

Pogo Pass holders get two free visits to Pump It Up and $50.00 off any birthday party booking Monday through Thursday! Pump It Up has giant inflatables and fun play areas at all three participating Texas locations (Frisco, Fort Worth, North Dallas/West Plano). Two free visits may be used at any of these locations; be sure to check open jump times on their individual websites.

 

 

Pogo Pass holders also get two free visits to Going Bokers Family Fun Center. Free admission gets you A-MAZE-ING fun for everyone! There are five levels and miles of adventure with zip lines, climbing, jumping, bouncing, and weaving your way through the play center. A toddler area is also available for children three and under.

 

SPORTS:

Pogo Pass includes two free games (see list below for eligible games in 2017 season) during the Texas Revolution’s regular season. Texas Revolution is an American professional indoor football team and plays its home games at the Allen Event Center. Games are fast paced and exciting to watch.

*You must register your Pogo Pass by clicking the “Register For Upcoming Events” button that will appear on the Pogo Pass webapge 2 weeks prior to game and close 48 hours before event to allow for tickets to be generated.  Registering your pass gets you on the will call list.  Simply show your pass at will call on game day for your ticket.

Friday, February 24 vs. Texas Stealth 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 23 vs. Dallas Marshals 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 13 vs. Amarillo Venom 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 vs. Amarillo Venom 3:00 PM
Friday, May 19 vs. Duke City Gladiators 7:00 PM
Friday, June 2 vs. Wichita Force 7:00 PM

 

 

The Frisco RoughRiders AA Baseball team (an affiliate of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club) plays at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Pogo Pass members can choose to attend two available games for free. Available games will be posted in April.

*The registration button for tickets will appear on this page (2) weeks prior to game day, and close 48 hours prior to the event to allow for tickets to be generated. You must register your Pogo Pass to receive a ticket. Tickets for the Frisco RoughRiders games are picked up at will call on game day.

 

Pogo Pass holders can attend three available Texas Legends home games at the Dr Pepper Arena for free. Available games for the 2017 season include:

Tuesday, Feb 7th vs. Santa Cruz Warriors 7:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 11th vs. Iowa Energy 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb 22nd vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders 7:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 25th vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 7th vs. Northern Arizona Suns 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 25th vs. Austin Spurs 7:30 PM

The registration button for tickets will appear on this page (2) weeks prior to game day, and close 48 hours prior to the event to allow for tickets to be generated. You must register your Pogo Pass to reserve your tickets at will call.

 

Attend three Professional Women’s Basketball Dallas Wing’s home games for free with Pogo Pass. Games are played at College Park Center.

Available games for the 2017 season will be posted in May.

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New Year’s Eve Family Party Ideas

 

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Ringing in New Year’s with the kids….

We have compiled a list of decorations, activities, and snacks for a fun-filled and memorable night!

 

Fun and Festive Decorations:

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Happy New Year Printables from Simple Made Pretty– bunting, cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, paper lanterns.

 

Kid Approved New Year’s Snacks:

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Use crescent rolls spell out the new year! Check out the directions for Pillsbury New Year’s Crescent Dippers.

 

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How cute are these Individual Seven-Layer Dips from The Girl Who Ate Everything! Our kids LOVE Seven-Layer Dip and having a personal sized helping is a favorite!

 

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What says Happy New Year’s more than these festive Ball Drop Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. She provides step by step directions on her website for these adorable cupcakes.

 

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New Year’s Eve just isn’t a party without Puppy Chow. Show Me the Yummy has a great recipe to please your crowd!

 

New Year’s Activities:

 

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There are several really fun versions of ways to countdown the hours leading up to New Year’s with activities each hour. Check out the New Year’s Eve Balloon Clock Countdown by The Suburban Mom.

 

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Activity Balloons for each hour with Ellie Bean Design.

 

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Goodie Bags by Hoosier Home Made.

 

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And, The Dating Divas Countdown Bags include a completely planned evening with games and printables!

 

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Photo Booths are popular with all ages! We love the Resolution Photo Booth and Smore’s Bar ideas from One Little Minute Blog.

 

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Blooming Home Stead’s New Year’s Eve Bingo Printables can be played over and over! Throw is some small dollar store prizes and the kids will be extra happy!

 

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We love this tradition! New Years Time Capsule from Tips from a Typical Mom. Put your New Year’s time capsule away with your Christmas decorations and pull them out next year to read together.

 

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New Year’s Eve Connect the Dots Coloring Page from Kristen Duke Photography

 

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Little girls will love making a New Year’s Wishing Wand by One Artsy Mama. Set up a little craft table and let them create!

 

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New Year’s Noisemakers by Alpha Mom are another fun and easy craft. And, they will get good use at midnight!

 

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Kids can also make their own Confetti Poppers to use at midnight following the step-by-step directions at Honestly Yum.

 

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This is probably our favorite 2016 Year in Review Printable and it’s from Skip To My Lou. Love that kids can add a little bit of their own personality!

 

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Every year our kids look forward to our Balloon Drop like photographed and explained on A Bird and a Bean. It’s super easy to set up and worth the little extra effort. Be ready to take pictures as the balloons drop – you are sure to get some excited little faces!

 

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Sparklers are pretty much a must for a New Year’s Party. They are always a hit with the kids…with proper adult supervision, of course!

 

Whatever your New Year’s plans, we hope your evening is wonderful!

Wishing you a fabulous 2017!

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Last Chance Sale

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Pogo Pass Blog Sale

Now through December 24th, 2016

Buy 4 or more Pogo Passes using promo code: SAVE and get a *$10 Amazon e-gift card!

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Pogo Pass Blog Christmas Sale

Pogo Pass Blog Christmas Sale you can only get HERE for a limited time!

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Buy 4 or more Pogo Passes using 60% off code: SAVE and a $10 Amazon e-gift card will be emailed to you!

Sale ends December 24, 2016 at 11:59pm MST. 

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Winter Wonderland This Weekend

enchanted-island-winterwonderland-and-expressVisit Enchanted Island Amusement Park this weekend!

Pogo Pass holders can use one of their FREE Enchanted Island admissions for the event on Sunday, December 18th.

If you visit on Saturday, December 17th you will need to pay regular admission price.

The Water Light Show and Dancing Tree Lights are FREE both nights from 5pm-7pm!

Happy Holidays!

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SNOW in PHX!

Enjoy snow this weekend at the Annual Winter Wonderland Express

 

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  • Ride the Holiday Train ride to a SNOW filled Enchanted Island (5 tickets or unlimited ride wristbands apply)
  • Play in tons of fresh SNOW and SLED riding! (Option to exit Holiday Train ride for FREE to play in SNOW, SLEDDING!)
  • Enjoy Christmas Decorations!
  • Take pictures in a human size snow globe!
  • Visit with Santa Claus for FREE at the North Pole and enjoy a FREE cup of hot cocoa and FREE candy canes. 11:00am – 5:00pm each day!
  • Santa’s Secret: In order to enjoy the light show and snow it’s highly recommended visiting from 4:30pm-7pm.
  • Free Water Light Show and Dancing Tree Lights. The Enchanted Musical Light Show can be viewed from 5:15pm-7:00pm.
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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

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There is something for EVERYONE on this

~ Easy Last Minute Stocking Gift Idea List ~

  • POGO PASS (Available 60% off in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin/Waco, and Tucson with promo code: SAVE)         Buy online and use immediately! Gift card option available. Free admission to local venues on year long pass (zoo, water parks, museums, sporting events, bowling, etc) Gift that can be used all year long! Learn more about how passes work HERE.
  • gift cards (restaurant, pedicure, coffee, soda shop, itunes, Amazon, hobby shop, craft store, RedBox, shirts from Flybird Apparel and Rosie Luv )
  • magazine subscription
  • tickets to an upcoming concert or play
  • gift certificate for cooking class, baking class, cake decorating classes, painting class, photography class
  • gift certificate for golf course/driving range, batting cage, tennis lessons, gym membership, personal training sessions
  • movie tickets (CostCo members can get discounted tickets online and print them from home HERE)
  • baseball cards / football cards
  • gum
  • chap stick
  • lip gloss
  • make up
  • nail polish, nail file, nail clippers
  • bath bomb
  • gel pens, markers, or pencils
  • coloring book/activity book
  • silly string
  • silly putty
  • whoopie cushion
  • head massager (HERE)
  • back scratcher ( HERE)
  • fun socks – check out the cute socks at Woven Pear ,  Bath and Body Works, and Socks by Stance
  • Lego mystery figure (like Lego pack HERE)
  • PEZ dispenser and other candy
  • favorite snacks and treats (beef jerky, peanuts, toffee, turtles, popcorn, salsa,
  • $1 bills taped together in a roll (find simple directions HERE)
  • hair accessories / headbands
  • travel size games (Travel Spirograph, Pass the Pigs, Mad Libs, Tic-Tac-Toe by Vinyl Designs by Darcy)
  • baby organic teething ring or tag rattle toy by Prickly Pear Lane
  • lotion
  • blank cards
  • stickers
  • key chain
  • phone charger (HERE)
  • journal
  • play dough (Make your own with the recipe found at Modern Parents Messy Kids)
  • earbuds
  • mini flashlight
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • stopwatch
  • yo-yo
  • selfie-stick
  • card game
  • Washi tape
  • fruit

Happiest Holiday Wishes from Pogo Pass!

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Free admission to local venues such as the zoo, water park, bowling, museums, rock climbing, sporting events, and more!

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Las Vegas Pogo Pass

Las Vegas Things To Do with Kids

Las Vegas Things To Do with Kids

 

Pogo Pass Las Vegas is an incredible deal for all ages! Not sure what Pogo Pass is? Read more about Pogo Pass HERE and watch HERE. With the Las Vegas Pogo Pass you get FREE (yes, free!) admission to all of the following activities….

BOWLING:

Las Vegas Pogo Pass offers two FREE bowling games at four different Station Casino locations EVERY month! *Shoe rental not included.

 

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Bowling at Sunset Station with Las Vegas Pogo Pass

Sunset Station: Open Daily for bowling 8am – 2am at 1301 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV

Texas Station: Open for bowling Sunday-Thursday 7am-1am & Friday-Saturday from 7am-2am at 2101 Texas Start Lane, North Las Vegas, NV

Santa Fe Station: Open for bowling Sunday -Thursday 8am-12am & Friday-Saturday 8am-1am at 4949 N. Ranch Drive, Las Vegas, NV

Red Rock Casino: Open Daily for bowling 8am-2am at 11011 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

 

ROCK CLIMBING:

Nevada Climbing Center

Get one free day pass (saving you $14 for adults/$10 children) to Nevada Climbing Center (3065 E. Patrick Lane, Suite 4, Las Vegas, NV). Nevada Climbing Center has climbing walls for all ages and levels! Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult and a waiver of liability must be signed for each climber.

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Nevada Climbing Center

Nevada Climbing Center is open Monday-Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 11am-9pm. Gear rental is $8. Kids and adults of all ages LOVE the challenge of rock climbing!

GAMING:

Pogo Pass Las Vegas includes a one hour visit, every month to PowerUp Gaming at 9890 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 22, Las Vegas, NV (savings of $6 a month).

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PowerUp Gaming Las Vegas

Gamers can choose from a huge selection of games on Playstation 4, XBox One, PC, and Wii U. PowerUp is open to Pogo Pass holders Monday-Friday from 2pm-1am.

LASER TAG:

Battle Blast Laser Tag

Battle Blast Laser Tag offers all Pogo Pass Las Vegas holders one free game (savings of $8.50). Pass holders can add on an additional game of laser tag for just $5 on the same day!

PLUS, pass holders can save $20 on birthday or group pizza parties which are sure to be a hit!
Battle Blast Laser Tag Parties

Battle Blast Laser Tag (8125 W. Sahara Ave, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV) is available to Pogo Pass holders during regular business hours Monday-Sunday. Players must be at least 42″ tall.

TRAMPOLINES:

Rockin Jump at 7200 Montessouri Street, Suite 160, Las Vegas, NV is the ultimate trampoline park! Rockin Jump offers all Pogo Pass Las Vegas holders a FREE one hour jump session! (Savings of $14)

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Slam Dunk Zone

Jump on trampolines, play dodge ball, dunk basketballs in the ‘Slam Dunk Zone’, test your skills on the Climbing Tower and X Beam.

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X-Beam

 

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Dodgeball Trampolines

 

WATER PARK

Cowabunga Bay

Free admission to Cowabunga Bay, located at 900 Galleria Drive, Henderson, NV, and you can spend a fun-filled day enjoying the water slides, beaches, bays, pools, and rivers during the warm Las Vegas summer.

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Without Pogo Pass, general admission (48″ and above) is $39.99 and (under 48″) is $29.99. (Free admission for children under 2 years of age.) FREE admission to Cowabunga Bay with your Pogo Pass is a huge savings! This one venue almost pays for the cost of the entire pass!

OUTDOOR PRESERVE

Springs Perserve Origen Museum

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve  is the premier place to explore the valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, a botanical garden, hiking, trails for hiking and biking, and live animal shows.

Springs Preserve Desert Tortoise Habitat

Currently, the season exhibit, Butterfly Habitat is currently open for the fall season through Nov. 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. (Admission to the Butterfly Habitat is $3.)

Springs Preserve Butterfly Habitat

Pogo Pass holders can visit Springs Preserve Sunday-Friday from 10am – 6pm. Free admission with Pogo Pass saves adult visitors $18.95, children $10.95 and Nevada resident adults $9.95 and children $4.95.

Triple-A Baseball

Las Vegas 51

Pogo Pass holders can attend two Las Vegas 51s home games at Cashman Field for free. Available home games are posted on the Pogo Pass site under available hours.

Las Vegas 51s Cashman Field

The registration button for tickets will appear on this page (2) weeks prior to game day, and close 48 hoursprior to the event to allow for tickets to be generated. You must register your Pogo Pass to receive a ticket. Tickets for the Las Vegas 51s games are picked up at will call on game day.

Children’s Museum

Discovery Children's Museum

One free admission to Las Vegas’ Children’s Discovery Museum is a savings of $14.50 for each pass holder. This interactive museum is sure to be a favorite with activities for children of all ages and interests!

Children's Discovery Museum

The museum includes:

  • a three story science exhibit with sliding and climbing structures;
  • a life size ship, castle, and stage for medieval era dramatic exploration;
  • Eco-City kids explore how people live and work together;
  • stations such as a Drop Zone, Air Tower, and Quake Proof to create and test new inventions;
  • desert themed exhibit for toddlers to play and explore;
  • Water World exhibit to play, work with, and discover the power of water;
  • Solve It! exhibit allows children to problem solve;
  • a hands-on art exhibit includes creative stations to put to use the elements of art;
  • an exploration of nutrition, physical activity, and healthy habits;
  • and more season exhibits!

The Children’s Discovery Museum is closed Mondays except during select holidays.

Bounce House

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Bouncy World activity

Pogo Pass holders get free open bounce privileges for the day to  Bouncy World  in Henderson, NV. Each Pogo Pass holder also receives $25 OFF a Private Party Booking Monday – Thursday!

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9/11 We Remember

Never Forget

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