Fun Stuff to Do for Kids' Birthdays in the Dallas Area

by Candice Coleman

Dallas houses several kid-friendly attractions for birthday parties. Kids can partake in activities from feeding exotic animals to getting a make-over and playing games of laser tag or miniature golf. Contact party locations ahead of time to get information on rules about bringing outside drink or food, such as a birthday cake.

Active Party Ideas

Kids visiting Adventure Landing ( in Dallas can participate in go-kart or bumper boat rides, laser tag or miniature golf, depending on the birthday party package purchased. Parents can also take the party half an hour away from Dallas to the city of Lewisville at Interskate Roller Rink (, where up to 12 party-goers receive admission and roller skate rental. The birthday child receives an Interskate t-shirt for his birthday.

Girls' Party Ideas

Little girls ages 4 and older looking for a make-over can find a fun afternoon at Ten Monkeys ( in Dallas. The birthday girl and up to 10 other children each receive a new hairstyle and nail polish before putting on a fashion show for their parents. American Girl Dallas ( provides each party-goer a tiara and a favor bag during birthday parties. Girls also receive dinner, cake and ice cream at the American Girl Bistro.

Outdoor Trips

Kids can get close and personal with animals during a birthday party at the Dallas Zoo ( A zookeeper makes an appearance in the birthday party room to give kids a close-up of various animals from the zoo. Sandy Lake Amusement Park ( also offers party-goers the opportunity to get on rides, then enjoy barbecue or food from a refreshment stand. Parents can reserve birthday parties at Park Lane Ranch ( for children to play miniature golf or visit with animals at the petting zoo.


Kids who are searching for a more laid back birthday party experience can look to Dallas' many museums for birthday party opportunities. The Museum of the American Railroad ( offers admission for up to 20 people with a reserved birthday party. Party-goers also receive a gift bag with train-related toys. The Museum of Nature and Science ( offers kids a private party room, day-long museum admission and a party host with party reservations. Parents can bring outside food and drink to the Museum of Nature and Science.

About the Author

Candice Coleman worked in the public school system as a middle school and high school substitute teacher. In addition to teaching, she is also a tutor for high school and college students.