Corinth, Texas, is a great place for families to live and visit thanks to its many nearby options for fun activities. As a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Corinth is just a short drive from many interesting attractions, but you don’t have to head into the city for all of your fun. Here are five family-friendly activities to try right in and around Corinth.
Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium
Located at the Grapevine Mills Mall, just 20 miles south of Corinth, the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium is a local spot that every family should visit at least once. This place features the only 360-degree sea tunnel with colorful coral and creatures on all sides. You’ll feel like you’re swimming in the ocean alongside rescued sea turtles, sting rays, and sharks. Other exciting displays include the sea turtle rescue center, the rainforest adventure exhibit, and the interactive rock pools.
Behind-the-scenes tours are available upon request at the admission desk. You and your family can get a closer look at how the aquarium takes care of its hundreds of species of sea creatures. Purchase tickets online as you plan your visit to make sure the whole family can enjoy a trip to Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Day passes start at $17.99 per person. Children under 3 years old enjoy free admission.
If your family enjoys their time at the aquarium and you think you’ll be back a few times over the year, consider annual memberships for just $74.99 per person. Even if one person in the family has an annual pass, the rest of the visiting family members will get a 40-percent discount on their tickets. Visit any day of the week from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with extended weekend hours.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Available for combination tickets with the aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is right next door. Save travel time and gas and plan a whole day of family fun exploring the aquarium and LEGOLAND. Catch a movie at the LEGO 4D Cinema, catch some thrills on the Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, and battle trolls and creepy skeletons to save the princess during the Kingdom Quest attraction. Little ones will enjoy playing and creating in Duplo Village and the whole family will marvel at the recreation of Downtown Dallas in MINILAND.
Buy online to save on tickets for the family. Admission starts at $19.99 per person for a day pass and $74.99 for an annual pass. Combine your ticket with admission to the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium and pay only $35.99 per person for all-day access to both places. LEGOLAND is open Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Old Alton Bridge Trail
Get outside for some free family fun and hike the Old Alton Bridge Trail. Less than 4 miles from Corinth, this is a great local spot to visit anytime. The Old Alton Bridge is a historic landmark built in 1884. This iron truss bridge is an interesting sight for history buffs and exciting for anyone who enjoys a good ghost story. According to local legend, the bridge and surrounding woods are haunted.
Old Alton Bridge connects the Elm Fork and Pilot Knoll trails, so you can head out with the family for a short or long hike depending on the stamina of your crew. Follow the Elm Fork trail southeast for a 3.5-mile out-and-back hike or head south on the Pilot Knoll trail for a relatively flat 8-mile out-and-back hike. Both hikes are kid-friendly with lots of areas to explore and easy terrain. The trails are open daily from dawn until dusk and are free to hike.
Eureka 2 Playground and South Lakes Park
In South Lakes Park, less than 5 miles northwest of Corinth, the Eureka 2 Playground is an outdoor spot that the whole family will enjoy. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill playground. This place has a climbing wall, merry-go-round, and a zip-line. Pack a picnic lunch and hang out at the park for the day. Older kids can enjoy some time on the basketball or tennis courts. There’s also a natural surface trail that runs just under a mile long and a paved 2-mile trail that’s great for running, biking, skating, or strollers.
Grab a picnic table and grill for a hot lunch or dinner during your visit. Challenge your family to a match on the sand volleyball court or relax on the fishing pier at one of the two small lakes in the park. South Lakes Park is open all year, every day, from dawn until dark.
Altitude Trampoline Park
Head to Altitude Trampoline Park in Denton, just 4 miles from Corinth, for some indoor excitement on a rainy day. The main court area of the indoor park is covered in trampolines from wall to wall. Jump, flip, bounce, and get a serious workout. Dive into the foam pit filled with thousands of foam cubes, play a game of trampoline basketball, or challenge your kids to some extreme dodgeball. Trampolines are fun for all ages, but there are designated times for little ones during Toddler Time to help avoid any accidents.
Tickets are sold per jumper for $10.95 for one hour, $16.95 for two hours, and $20.95 for three hours. Come by for Friday Night Friendzy and jump from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. for just $17 per person and enjoy a slice of pizza. Discounted passes are available for jumpers 6 years old and younger as well as large families. Don’t forget to stop by the Reis and Irvy’s frozen yogurt kiosk after you’ve worked up an appetite. Altitude Trampoline Park is open Wednesday through Sunday morning and evening with longer hours on the weekends.
Next time you’re looking for an idea for some local family fun, check out one of these options recommended by Huffines Kia Corinth. Did we miss a family favorite? Don’t be shy! Let us know which local spots you and your family enjoy and maybe we will update our list.