Plano, Texas is an exciting town and a great place for a family getaway.
Whether you are in town for a day or long weekend, Plano was plenty of kid friendly activities to keep your family busy.
Top 7 things to do in Plano with kids
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Have a kid with endless amount of energy? Then lace up your sneakers and go explore this 200 acre park.
The trails are a mix of 3 mile concrete trails and over 4 miles of nature trails. You can also bring bikes and ride along the almost 3 miles of off road trails.
Be sure to take a break at the observation tower. You’ll enjoy sweeping views of the gorgeous nature preserve.
Oak Point Nature Preserve
This is Plano’s largest park that spans over 800 acres. Being such a large park, I highly recommend exploring on bicycles.
Want to take a break from walking trails and biking? Then grab your fishing pole, case a line and try to snag a fish at the large pond.
This is also a great location to launch your own kayak, canoe or SUP.
Go Ape Adventures
If you have a kid 10 and over, you can have a treetop adventures while at Oak Point Nature Preserve.
Go Ape features a zip line, ropes course, obstacles and Tarzan swing. Reservations are required and adventures last about 2 hours.
Southfork Ranch Trail Rides
For us, no vacation is complete until we go on a trail ride. It’s our favorite activity and is so much fun.
The one hour trail rides at Southfork Ranch takes you through the fields of the 300 acre ranch and ends with a gorgeous view of the famous Ewing mansion. You know, from the 80’s TV series Dallas.
Before the ride, you will be given instruction and a horse suited for your riding level.
This is a unique, hands-on experience that kids of all ages will enjoy. Start off with a 10 minutes crayon factory show.
The live theatre show shows guest how crayons are made.
From their guests can create custom crayon labels, colorful crafts, drip art, crayon molds, personalized coloring pages and so much more!
They also have additional activities that cost extra. These include gold mining, arcade games and wax mold of hands.
Heritage Farmstead Museum
Step back in time to 1891. Guests can relive what farm life looked like at this living history site. The farm features outbuildings and school house. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the 5 acre farm.
The park has a beautiful gazebo, playground and Interurban Railway Museum. It’s located in downtown Plano and is the perfect place to let the kids burn off energy before going to dinner.
The railway museum is free to visit and will learn the history of the railway and get a fun photo with the Car 360.
Plano has so many great activities to enjoy with the family. Be sure to pin this post for later!
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