A quick list of places you can go to do something active. Check the Indoor Active Fun for Kids post for a list of kids-only places to take your wild thing.

Outdoor Fun

City Pools and Spray Parks
• Water Parks: Hawaiian Falls Water Park (The Colony) Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Arlington) | Frisco Athletic Center  
• Skate Parks: Allen Station Park | The Edge Skate Park (Allen) | Gabe Nesbitt Park (McKinney) | The Colony Skatepark
Zero Gravity Amusement Park bunge jumping and more (Dallas)
TopGolf (The Colony, Allen)
Skyline Trapeze (Addison)
DFW Surf Adventures (Frisco) wake surfing, paddleboarding, biking
Hydrous Wake Parks (Allen & Little Elm) cable wakeboarding
NTX Flyboard (Rockwall)
 Go Ape Treetop Adventures (Plano)
 Trinity Forest Arial Adventure Park (Dallas)
Sandbar Cantina & Grill (Dallas) aka Beach Ellum – beach volleyball
• The Sports Garden (Coppell) beach volleyball
Zone Action Park (Lewisville) mini golf, go-carts, batting cages, arcade games
Adventure Landing (North Dallas) mini golf, batting cages, laser tag, arcade, go-karts, bumper boats

Lakes, Nature & Animals

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve (Plano) 800-acre park with 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft surface trails.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (Plano) 200-acre park with 3 miles of concrete trails, 3 miles of pedestrian-only unpaved trails, a 2.8 mile off-road cycling trail and an observation tower.
 Heard Natural Science Museum (McKinney) a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature (but they have programs for adults, too, including kayaking)
Aquariums: Dallas World Aquarium | Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park (Dallas)
Dallas Arboretum
Animals: Dallas Zoo | Fort Worth Zoo | In-Synch Exotics (Wylie) wildlife rescue and education center | Blackland Prarie Raptor Center (Lucas) | Texas Discovery Gardens (Fair Park)
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area hike, fish, canoe/kayak and more.
McKinney Kayak Adventures on Lake Lavon
White Rock Paddle Company (Dallas)
Other spots to go boating

Laser Tag, Bowling & More

Main Event Entertainment laser tag, bowling, arcade, mini golf… (Plano, Frisco, Lewisville)
Amazing Jake’s (Plano) go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, climbing wall, bumper cars, arcade games
Pinstack Bowl (Plano) laser tag, bowling, climbing wall, games
 
Bowlmor (Addison) arcade, bowling, bocce, billiards 
• Pole Position Raceway (Frisco) go-carts
Just Bowling: Plano Super Bowl | AMF Richarson Lanes
Strikz (Frisco) bowling, laser tag, arcade, billiards 
Hard Knocks (Plano) laser tag

Other Indoor Sports

• Rock climbing: Canyons Rock Climbing (Frisco) | Summit (Carrolton, Dallas, Grapevine)
iFly indoor skydiving (Frisco)
Whirly Ball (Plano) 
• Trampolines: Jumpstreet (Plano) Urban Air Trampoline Park (Frisco) | Cosmic Jump (Allen) | Altitute Trampoline Park (Richardson)
Aqua Shop FlowRider indoor surfing (Plano)
Thunderbird Roller Rink (Plano)
• Ice Skating: STAR Centers (Plano, Richardson, Frisco, McKinney and more) | Allen Community Ice Rink | Galleria Dallas
GatSplat indoor paintball (Lewisville)
Pole Position Raceway (Frisco) indoor go karting
• City of Plano Recreation Centers

 

Sports to Watch

Texas Revolution indoor football (Allen Event Center)
• Soccer: FC Dallas (professional soccer) (Frisco) | Dallas Sidekicks (indoor soccer at Allen Event Center)
• Baseball: Frisco RoughRiders (MiLB) | Texas Rangers (MLB, Arlington) | Texas Marshalls (Plano) college players trying to make the professional baseball ranks
Ice Hockey: Allen Americans (Dallas Stars’ CHL affiliate) | Dallas Stars (NHL, Dallas)
 Basketball: Dallas Mavericks (NBA, Dallas), Texas Legends (NBA D-League, Frisco)
Dallas Cowboys (NFL, Arlington)
Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)
Lone Star Park horse racing (Grand Prairie)
Roller Derby (Plano)
 Mesquite Rodeo (Mesquite)