9 Kid-Friendly Activities in Lubbock

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

June 22, 2023

By: Avery Frazier

When traveling to the Hub City, you’ll find that there are numerous exciting adventures awaiting you and your children. Navigating the city with little ones can sometimes be challenging, but fear not! There is a wide variety of activities and attractions for the whole family. Whether you need a sweet treat, a calm afternoon or to get all the energy out, there are many fabulous places to explore. 

Adventure Park | 5110 29th Dr. 

Adventure Park is Lubbock’s go-to place for adventure and fun. With 20 acres of fantastic attractions, there is so much to explore. There are many exciting ways to spend an afternoon, from the game room to Mini Golf, Go-Karts, a Zipline, and more. Before you go, make sure to take a look at the prices, or for an all-day adventure, check out the fun pass.

Mom Lounge | 4414 82nd St. 216

The Mom Lounge is the perfect place for moms to find community and watch their little ones play. Designed for children ages 0 to 5, this is the go-to safe spot for moms to relax when wanting a day outside of the house. From classes for moms to event hosting and baby showers to birthday parties, there are so many things to do at the lounge. Check the website for hours and more information about upcoming classes. 

Gonzales Snowcone & Mobile | 2801 Clovis Rd. 

Just north of the Texas Tech University campus, Gonzales Snowcone and Mobile continues serving tasty treats after over 50 years of business. They are open Monday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Make sure you get ice cream on top of your icy dessert. A local hidden gem, this is the perfect place to cool off with a yummy treat. 

Clay Cafe | 5102 60th St. H

Clay Cafe is Lubbock’s first paint-your-own pottery studio. If you want a creative afternoon indoors, pick a piece and get artsy. They offer summer kids camps for $35, so check their Facebook for more information about upcoming classes, and sign up over the phone or in person. The classes are offered to kids 5 to 10 years old and include many different pieces of pottery to choose from. 

Altitude Trampoline Park | 4525 Milwaukee Ave St. 1100

Fun for the whole family, Altitude offers high-energy excitement with foam pits, gymnastics tumble tracks, dodgeball, basketball dunking and more. Open Wednesday through Sunday, this is a safe and clean environment for a lively activity. 

Water Rampage | 6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy W. 

Open during the summer, Lubbock’s only water park hosts an array of adventures. Water slides, lazy rivers and wave pools, these wet and wild attractions are sure to bring joy to the whole family. A day pass costs around $32, or go for the afternoon for $20. Kids are sure to enjoy this thrilling outdoor water adventure. Water Rampage also hosts movie nights during the summer in the wave pool. You can check Facebook for more updates.

Moonlight Musicals | 413 E Broadway

This 930-seat amphitheater in Mackenzie Park hosts many moonlight theatrical productions. The 2023 season runs June through October, hosting shows such as Hello Dolly, Little Mermaid Jr., Oklahoma! and Matilda. Season tickets cost around $84 per person, or you can purchase them individually at the amphitheater before the show. The summer shows run Thursday through Saturday, starting at 8 p.m.

Science Spectrum | 2579 S Loop 289 St. 250

The Science Spectrum is an excellent kid-friendly destination for the summer. With its interactive exhibits and engaging hands-on activities, children can immerse themselves in the wonders of science while having a blast. Whether exploring the dinosaur exhibits, experimenting in the Discovery Lab or catching a show at the Omni Theater, the Science Spectrum offers kids a stimulating and educational experience. The Science Spectrum offers summer camps for kids ages 4 through 12 for educational and fun activities that run from June to August. Check their website to register before the camps fill up. 

SUPLBK | Canyon Lake Dr. East

Head over to SUPLBK for an outdoor water experience. For one hour of fun on the Dunbar Historic Lake, it costs $20. Choose from paddleboarding, kayaking and water adventures that everyone will enjoy.  Paddleboarding is a peaceful and tranquil activity for all ages to get outside and be active. SUPLBK is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, so check their calendar for upcoming night paddles and other classes including yoga and fitness.

With so many fun places for kids and families to explore, share your adventures with us using #LiveLoveLubbock. 


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