School, work, sports, chores, community/club/church responsibilities; they add up, and before you know it, managing your family’s calendar is a full-time job all on its own! The hectic hustle-bustle of it all can stress out kids and parents alike, not to mention the toll it takes on family relationships. Families these days are busier than ever, so it’s even more important to make time for FUN.
If you feel like your kids are just ships passing in the night, reserve a day on your family’s calendar for the coming week and plan a family outing. You all need the chance to blow off some steam, relax, and just enjoy each others’ company! Family outings are great opportunities to make the memories and traditions that last a lifetime. Here at Zone Action Park, we are all about family-friendly fun in DFW, so check out these tips for planning a family outing your whole gang will love.
Tips for Planning a Family Outing
Play to your audience.
Step one in planning a family outing that your family will actually enjoy: Take everyone’s likes and dislikes into consideration. If you have young kids, make sure whatever activity you choose is something they can participate in, or at least has some way for them to stay entertained. If you have tweens or teens, remember that they’re not going to be thrilled to visit somewhere designed for little kids.
That’s the beauty of ZAP—we have action zones to appeal to any interest. If you have a speed demon or two in the family, head over to our Speed Zone for go-kart racing. We have both single- and double-seated go-karts, so your littles can come along for the ride even if they’re not ready to drive! (Double go-kart passengers must be at least 42” to ride.) We even have junior go-karts for kids 3 years and up and over 36” tall.
We also have two eighteen-hole mini golf courses, batting cages, an arcade, and even an inflatable bounce zone for kids ages 3 through 12. Let each family member take turns choosing what to do, or work your way through them all.
Maximize your family fun budget.
Family activities in DFW can get expensive quickly, especially if you have multiple kids. Make the most of your family’s entertainment budget by looking for deals! Following local businesses and blogs on social media is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest promotions, sales, and special events that can help you get more “bang for your buck.”
You can also look for package deals, like our go-kart and mini golf passes, or our Family Fun Pack.
Don’t forget food.
We all get a little “hangry” (hungry + angry = hangry) sometimes, and with kids it’s especially important to keep them fed. Make sure you factor in snacks or meal times to your family outings. At ZAP, we have a full menu of snacks, entrees, desserts ,and drinks, from hot, fresh pizzas to wings and much more.
Ready to have some fun with your fam? Come visit us at our Lewisville fun center and let the good times roll!