Most of the city’s pools, water parks, theaters, museums and play spaces are open for the season.
After months of closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many popular summer activities in Grapevine are resuming with new social distancing and health protocols in place. Here are a few family-friendly activities for kids and adults with cabin fever.
Enjoy the great outdoors
Walk through the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park and snap a few family photos.
Learn about Grapevine’s history and visit Nash Farm for a free, self-guided tour of the grounds. The farm also hosts special events on the first Friday of each month. On July 3 there will be a “Patriotic Picnic” with lawn games, speeches and refreshments. On Aug. 7 the event will center around making pickles. These events last from 10 a.m. to noon, and cost $3 per person. Children 3 and younger attend for free.
Hop into a 1920s Victorian coach and take a train ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. From historic downtown Grapevine, the train makes one-hour excursions through the city. For a longer five-hour trip, you can ride all the way to the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Legoland Discovery Center reopened June 19 with new safety measures in place. Visitors can reserve their spots online for two-hour windows of “playtime” with limited capacity. The attraction and bricks will be cleaned after each two-hour window, and families will be given their own set of bricks during their scheduled time.
The Escape Game at Grapevine Mills Mall is an hour-long escape game with different types of rooms and experiences available. All Escape Game sessions are private for the foreseeable future, meaning that you only play with the people you came with. Each room will be disinfected after every session and check-in is contact-free.
Sea Life Grapevine at Grapevine Mills Mall is an interactive aquarium. In order to maintain safe social-distancing, the aquarium will operate at 25 percent capacity and has added sanitizing stations and contact-free pay.
Keep your cool
At Meadowmere Park on Grapevine Lake, WoahZone has a floating obstacle course as well as games for landlubbers. Kids must be 7 years or older to use the obstacle course.
The Great Wolf Lodge is known for its massive, indoor water park. Staff members will wear masks, and social distancing measures are in place for the water park and for the resort’s other attractions.
The Gaylord Texan also has a 10-acre water park, Paradise Springs, that’s open in the summer.
Grapevine’s public water park, Dove Water Park, offers a pool, slides and a diving board.
By Mary Grace Granados
12:05 PM on Jun 23, 2020