Family-Friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer


With the end of school around the corner, the pressure to keep the kids entertained over the summer is inevitable. As Frisco has grown, so too has the various family-friendly opportunities to have fun. Here are a few of my favorite fun, family-friendly ways to pass the time and avoid the Texas heat.

Feed Your Need for Speed at Pole Position Raceway
Electric powered go-karting for adults and children on a giant indoor track in addition to a small arcade and gift shop. Pole Position in Frisco is the perfect place for the family who likes to try new and exciting things together.

Stretch Your Mind at The Sci-Tech Discovery Center
The Sci-Tech Discovery Center is an interactive children’s museum focused on science, math and technology. Sure to spark interest among kids and adults alike, some of the permanent exhibits include Bodies in Balance, Nano, and Coordination Station. You can read more about their upcoming and permanent exhibits by visiting their website.

Eat, Play and Have Fun at Frisco’s Greatest Entertainment Centers!
Strikz and Main Event are renowned family-friendly entertainment centers that appeal to kids and adults of all ages. Attractions include bowling, laser tag, arcade games, two full service bars and billiard tables. In addition to the latest music hits playing in the background and black lights over every bowling lane, these bowling alleys are a great way to spend time together as a family.

A town over, just a few miles south of 121 is PIN STACK, the first venue of its kind to enter the West Plano entertainment scene. PINSTACK serves a chef-inspired menu including classic dishes as well as innovative eats. The full bar features custom craft cocktails and an extensive beer and wine selection.

Make a Splash at Frisco Athletic Center Water Park
What is summer without going to the pool? At Frisco Athletic Center, families can enjoy two water slides, a 600 linear foot lazy river, a lagoon pool, and a large interactive play structure designed for young children. There’s also another water area indoors along with snacks and refreshments and a cutting edge fitness center.

Catch Some Serious Air at Urban Air Trampoline Park
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Urban Air in Frisco offers guests a wide variety of physical activities across its wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, trampoline runway, foam pit, slam dunk track, and trampoline dodgeball arena. Urban Air Trampoline Parks are the perfect venue for some good old family fun, kids birthday parties, church events, corporate events, or any other event you can dream up.

Reach The Summit at Canyons Rock Climbing
This cutting edge climbing facility is great for all ages and abilities, this facility includes over 30 climbing stations with 4 auto belay areas, top roping, lead climbing, bouldering, rappelling, birthday parties, scout programs and corporate team building activities. Visit the Canyons website for upcoming summer camps for kids!

Go Ice Skating at Dr. Pepper Arena
This premier venue hosts countless events including concerts, family shows, basketball games, hockey and gymnastics. It is also the practice arena of the Dallas stars and home to the Texas Legends and Texas Tornadoes and a perfect place to catch a game or going ice-skating. Click on schedules for Frisco for drop in times.

Catch an FC Dallas Game
A great thing about Frisco is all the sports right in our backyard! Founded on June 6, 1995 FC Dallas is one of the ten charter clubs of Major League Soccer. Check the schedule and grab tickets to their next home game.

Catch a Frisco Rough Riders Game
No summer is complete without taking part in America’s greatest summer pastime. Add the ability to enjoy that activity in the comfort of our community’s own backyard and that makes for a pretty fun evening. The Frisco RoughRiders are currently the Class AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers major league baseball club. Bring the kiddos and catch an upcoming home game. Don’t skimp on the nacho bar!

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