5 children’s adventures in Dallas
Dallas has plenty of attractions for children, so it’s the perfect destination for a family trip. Discover five adventures where the kids will be the stars. You can travel to the capital of Texas from 42,500 Avios (return trip).
1 Six Flags Over Texas
Located 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, Six Flags Over Texas is the oldest amusement park in the Six Flags chain, the most famous in the United States. Founded in 1961, the name refers to the six flags that have flown in Texas throughout its history. It’s perfect for having fun with the family, since it has nearly 30 attractions designed specifically for kids, plus incredible themed areas such as Bugs Bunny Boomtown, a space filled with new attractions for children where they can play, climb, steer a rocket or play rodeo while their parents can relax or enjoy themselves with their young adventurers. In January and February, Six Flags Over Texas opens every weekend from 12 noon to 7pm.
2 Perot Museum of Nature and Science
If your family includes a little science lover, you can’t miss the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This museum – which can be proud of having brought the great mysteries of our planet and the universe close to millions of children – boasts 11 permanent exhibitions where kids can explore the Solar System, do experiments in the Bio Lab or take a look at some of the world’s most stunning minerals. However, the jewel in the crown of the Perot Museum is its Palaeontology section, where visitors can relate to dinosaurs using augmented reality, observe the work of the museum’s palaeontologists in real time or enjoy some of the planet’s most impressive dinosaur skeletons. In addition, the museum organises temporary exhibitions, 3D cinema sessions and events for the whole family throughout the year.
3 The Dallas World Aquarium
In Texas, you can enjoy a round-the-world adventure without ever having to leave the city’s most iconic neighbourhood. The West End Historic District is home to The Dallas World Aquarium. Inside, visitors can see all kinds of species from ocelots to flamingos, along with toucans, chameleons, sloths, primates, crocodiles... and, of course, a huge and colourful variety of marine species. The tour will spark the children’s imagination as they travel from the Orinoco to South Africa, passing through Borneo, Mundo Maya and the ocean deep.
4 The Legoland Discovery Center
If you want to have the most incredible fun playing, you have to visit the Legoland Discovery Center, a family entertainment hub located in the Grapevine Mills mall. It features more than 15 attractions, where kids can enjoy a wide variety of experiences inspired by the LEGO universe, including a 4D cinema, a training room, exhibitions, a small LEGO factory and themed attractions for the entire family. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.
To live the definitive experience of children being the top stars, you have to visit KidZania, a miniature city where children can role play more than 100 different jobs. At KidZania, children aged 14 and under can learn anatomy while operating on a mannequin, become archaeologists at the university or broadcast their thoughts to the world from the Spotify Podcast Studio. Even adults can take part in some activities. For instance, they can be in the audience of the Good Morning Texas set, where kids report the news from the WFAA TV Studio.