Some folks can’t get enough of the stomach-dropping sensation that comes from a roller coaster. But thrill rides aren’t for everyone. Others are happiest on solid ground. There are plenty of rides in between both extremes. Here are the best places to find them, courtesy of the Metro Moms.

Six Flags Over Texas

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Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, Texas 76010

Six Flags Over Texas is a theme park with attractions, rides, games and shows. The park includes Looney Tunes USA, a whole world of fun for all the little ones featuring exciting rides plus a new maze adventure for the tots.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

1800 East Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, Texas 76006
817- 265-3356

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a family water park. Hurricane Harbor offers fun for everyone including numerous slides, a large surf lagoon and a winding slow-pace river for relaxing and lounging.


9001 Grapevine Highway
North Richland Hills, Texas 76180

NRH20 is a family water park that features body slides, innertube slides, a ‘beachside bay’ with a sand volleyball court and a children’s area for the little ones. The park offers birthday party deals and movies on Friday nights.


Several Locations Including:
Arlington, Fort Worth, Hurst

Putt-Putt Entertainment and Putt Putt Fun Center are amusement centers that offer attractions such as go-karts, bumper boats, carnival rides, mini-bowling centers, batting cages and birthday parties.

Adventure Landing

17717 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

The Adventure Landing theme park in Dallas offers attractions year-round including a go-kart speedway, laser tag, mini-golf, bumper boats and more. Birthday party deals are available, and special online coupons can be found on the park’s website.