Denton, Texas, is a great destination for families looking for summer fun.

From outdoor adventures to indoor activities, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city. Here are 10 family-friendly activities to enjoy this summer, all located within Denton:

1. Explorium Denton Children's Museum

Explore and learn at the Explorium Denton Children's Museum, which offers hands-on exhibits and educational activities for children of all ages. It's a great way to inspire curiosity and creativity in your children.

2. Quandary Escape Adventures

Escape, if you can, from Quandary Escape Adventures! This fun indoor activity is a physical adventure games set in a variety of locations in which players must solve puzzles, find clues, and interpret hints in order to accomplish an objective. Players have one hour to solve the mystery, and exit the room. Games are for age 5+ and minors are required to be accompanied by an adult. 

3. Free Play Arcade

Take a step back in time and enjoy unlimited arcade games at Free Play! Stop by and experience fun for the whole family (before 9PM) at this unique spot on the Downtown Denton Square. Free Play is dedicated to preserving the arcade experience for its customers and offers a variety of craft brews for those over 21. 

(1) All children under 13 in Free Play Arcade must be directly supervised by a guardian at all times; (2) anyone under 18 must vacate the arcade by 9:00 PM Sunday through Wednesday; and (3) anyone under 21 must vacate the arcade by 9:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

4. Flower Power Cooking Studios

Have a little aspiring chef in your life? Flower Power adds the ingredients of fun, energetic adults and the love for home cooked food, to create the perfect opportunity for the whole family to enjoy time in the kitchen. From preschool to adults, they sizzle up amazing programs such as Birthday Parties, Weekly Classes, Camps, Adult Classes, Corporate Events, Kids Night Out Events and Etiquette Classes!

5. The Battlefield Nerf War Arena

Whether you're a kid, an adult, or somewhere in between, The Battlefield Nerf War Arena has everything you need for a day of action-packed fun. The battlefield atmosphere is thrilling and energetic, with a sense of friendly competition and excitement. With fog machines, upbeat music, and glow-in-the-dark effects, the atmosphere is otherworldly and completely immersive. With a variety of game modes and top-of-the-line nerf blasters, you will have an action-packed and memorable experience for the whole family

6. Movie Tavern Denton

Catch the latest blockbusters and enjoy a meal at Movie Tavern Denton. This family-friendly movie theater offers comfortable seating and a full menu of delicious food and drinks.

7. Water Works Park

Cool off on a hot day at Water Works Park, a family-friendly water park that features a wave pool, water slides, and a lazy river.

8. North Lakes Park

Enjoy a family picnic or a game of frisbee at North Lakes Park. This beautiful park offers hiking and biking trails, fishing ponds, and playgrounds for kids of all ages.

9. Denton Community Market

Shop local at the Denton Community Market, which offers a variety of handmade crafts, fresh produce, and live music every Saturday.

10. Ray Roberts Lake State Park

Spend a day at Ray Roberts Lake State Park, which offers swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating. You can also camp overnight in one of the park's many campsites.


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