5 Awesome Things for Families to Do in Grapevine TX

Grapevine is a great place to travel to for families! To prove it, we're sharing 5 awesome things for families to do in Grapevine TX in this post. Click here.

The Lone Star state has many notable points of interest including the Alamo, Houston Zoo, and Dallas Aquarium. But in the heart of Texas lies the unknown gem of Grapevine.

This city, located less than 30-minutes from the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area is rich in history and home to numerous wineries. But Grapevine Texas also offers fun for those traveling with children.

Indoor water parks, interactive historical experiences, and shopping are just a few of the wonderful sites you can explore while visiting Grapevine Texas.

Here are 5 awesome things you can do in Grapevine with your family!

1. Grapevine Mills

If you love shopping, then this 1.6 million-square-foot mall with over 180 stores is a must see! With a Disney Outlet, Saks 5th Avenue and Bass Pro Shops, there's something for everyone. Restaurants like Applebee's and Chili's are complimented by kid favorites like The Rain Forest Café and Candy World!

But Grapevine Mills isn't just shopping. There are 2 awesome family attractions at the Mills.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

With an outdoor splash pad to help cool off and indoor building stations, this Lego discovery center is fun for all!

Pirate Beach is equipped with spray stations, a water slide, shipwreck and even a treasure chest! Bathing suits are required.

On the inside, there is endless fun including a 4D Cinema, Lego Racers Build and Test Station, Lego store and more! Kids will have hours of fun building and exploring. If you plan to move from the splash pad back indoors, be sure to bring a change of clothes.

Sea Life Aquarium

Located near LEGOLAND, this aquarium offers visitors an up-close look at over 5,000 creatures including sharks, jellyfish, octopi and sting rays! With 16 interactive exhibits, Sea Life Aquarium is an awesome place to bring the kids for some hands-on, animal fun.

2. Indoor Water Parks

If you're looking to stay overnight in Grapevine and want entertainment for the kids, check-in at one of these two awesome resorts that feature indoor water parks.

Great Wolf Lodge

If you like a rustic, cabin feel then you'll love Great Wolf Lodge's 600-suite resort! The kids will have endless fun in the lazy river, nine water slides and six pools. And that's only on the inside! Outside you'll find another water park full of fun!

Paradise Springs at the Gaylord Texan Resort

Another indoor water adventure within a resort, Paradise Springs is fun for everyone with a family-size lagoon, lazy river, 27,000-foot water slide and even a kiddie pool!

3. Lake Grapevine

If outdoor activities are more your speed, the recreational Lake Grapevine with its picturesque views, hiking and water sports rentals is the ideal family spot.

You can pack a lunch and picnic along the water with playgrounds nearby, take a family hike along one of the lake's many trails or rent boats, bikes and skis.

4. The Rich History of Grapevine Texas

Though Historic Grapevine is geared more towards an adult audience, there are a few attractions the children might enjoy. These include the Grapevine vintage railroad, offering train rides, and the Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower. Here, two animatronic robbers appear several times a day to entertain guests. 

5. Nash Farm

Nash Farm offers a mix of animal fun for the kids and fascinating history. This historical landmark has hands-on displays, exhibits, and interpretive programs. You will have the opportunity to feed baby sheep, ride ponies and interact with "live history" actors.

To see what events and activities are being offered at Nash Farm check out the farm's calendar of events.

With so many family-friendly attractions and historical significance, you should definitely make a stop in Grapevine Texas during your next road trip!


Raul Reyes