When summer arrives you'll be looking for some fun things to do with the family. I've come up with a few ideas that will have you bonding with your kids and learing at the same time with a few of these activities!

  • The Water Park at The Villages

    18270 Singing Wood Lane
    Flint 75762

    This indoor water park features a lazy river, water slides, children's play area, wave pool, an outdoor pool along with a snack bar.

  • Splash Kingdom Water Park

    18814 Interstate 20
    Canton 75103

    This outdoor water park features 10 slides, a lazy river, wave pool, children's play area, an mini golf course and a snack bar.

  • Fire Mountain Amusements

    14722 State Highway 155 South
    Tyler 75703

    This outdoor amusement park offers patrons a place to ride go carts, bumper boats, mini golf, arcade and other activities.

  • Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari

    County Road 4405
    Jacksonville 75766

    This is a great place to bring the kids to see nature and its beautiful animals.  It is a drive thru safari where the animals are free to roam the expansive 300 acre facility.

  • Zip Line Adventure

    7290 County Road 4328
    LaRue 75770

    If you don't have a fear of heights, or if you do, conquer them by zipping between the tall pines of East Texas!

  • Six Flags Over Texas

    2201 Road To Six Flags
    Arlinton 76011

    A traditional theme park that has numerous roller coasters, water rides, shows and a ton of entertainment!

  • Other great ideas for summer fun include:

    Green Acres Bowling Center
    Putt-Putt Golf
    Caldwell Zoo
    Indoor bounce house - Jumpin' Jack's Party Shack
    Catching a summer blockbuster movie
    Enjoying your area parks
    Even First Monday Trade Day in Canton