Places to Visit with Family in Bedford

We are in the full swing of summer fun! That means hitting all the family attractions Bedford, Texas has to offer. There are summer attractions in Bedford for a wide variety of interests. Places to take the family in Bedford range from water fun, movies, and museums to nature and farming.

Here are some suggestions for places to visit with family in Bedford and the surrounding areas:

Bedford Splash Aquatic Center

During the day, the Bedford Splash Aquatic Center is known for fun in the sun with three pools and water slides. At night, on the second Friday of each month, it’s time to cool off during the sizzling summer nights with Flick N’ Float.

Flick N’ Float is a family event that combines the relaxation of floating in the pool with watching a newly released movie on a 16’ x 21' screen above the pool. Bring your life jackets or pool noodles. Keep your wristband from your same day admission or pay $5 to join the Flick N' Float fun from 7 pm to 9 pm. The concession stand will be open for refreshments.

Upcoming showing is Friday, August 11: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

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Bedford Public Library

Every Thursday evening, from 6:30 to 8:30, the Bedford Public Library hosts a Family Game Night in the children’s area. This is a free event and is an opportunity for some good, old-fashioned board game fun!

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Not far from Bedford, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science offers Discovery Days on the second Saturday of each month. From 10 am to 4 pm, the whole family can try real science experiments to discover just how fun science can be.

August 12 features the adventure of “Maya: Hidden World Revealed.” Participants will enjoy a scavenger hunt throughout the museum collecting ancient artifacts. To reserve tickets early, go to

Mama Ida Garden

Join Farmer Kim for free family gardening activities from 10 am to 12 pm August 19 at the Dallas Farmers’ Market. Bring the kids for some fun in the dirt as they learn the fundamental of growing food. Plants and dirt will be supplied.

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Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo offers a Family Safari Night Hike August 11 from 7 pm to 10 pm. This zoo tour after dark is an opportunity for families to experience the world of animals in a new and fascinating way. You’ll even get a chance to see some animals up close, along with other fun activities during the evening.

The cost is $20 per person with a minimum age of 5 years old. To register online, go to

Get out and explore all the family fun the Bedford area has to offer this summer!

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