Top 5 Family-Friendly Experiences in Lubbock

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

January 04, 2024

#Attractions #Family

1. Explore the Great Outdoors

From hikes through the red rocks to meeting Lubbock’s cutest furry friends, there’s plenty for your family to do under the West Texas sun. Gather everyone for a night of friendly competition full of yard games, golf swings and wood-fired pizza at The Range, or grab a bag of carrots and head over to Prairie Dog Town where you can easily spend (arguably) way too much time laughing at and feeding the city’s unofficial favorite animal. If you’re family is fit for adventures and loves a good road trip, pack the car and head to Caprock Canyon State Park where 90 miles of trails are waiting to be hiked, mountain biked and explored. You may even catch a glimpse of the Bison while you’re there!

2. Catch a Touring Performance at The Buddy Holly Hall

From Disney’s The Lion King to Blippi’s World Tour and every kid-approved show in between, chances are there’s a family-friendly show on the horizon in Lubbock. If your family enjoys a good show, check out the upcoming performances lined up for The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences.

3. Indulge in our Rich History

Are you a family of history buffs? If so, Lubbock is the ultimate destination for you. Ranching heritage, WW11 glider pilots, scientific discovery, and music influence, we’ve got it covered. To find the museum that best suits your needs, read The National Ranching Heritage Center, the Silent Wings Museum, Science Spectrum and The Buddy Holly Center.

4. Get Creative with an Arts Activity

For families with older kids, exploring Lubbock’s First Friday Arts Trail is a must. The streets of Downtown Lubbock come to life on the first Friday of every month. A melting pot of art galleries, musicians, vendors and food trucks line the streets of the Cultural Arts District for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

For families with younger kids, set aside time in your day to stop by Clay Cafe. This paint-your-own pottery studio is a great way to entertain the entire family while creating mementos to remember your trip by.

5. Enjoy a Seasonal Experience

Lubbock is home to unique activities that change with the leaves. Check out our favorite seasonal experiences:

Spring: In mid-March, wildflowers begin to bloom and take over the greenhouses at Sky Gardens. A family outing like no other, pick a fresh bouquet of your favorite varieties, meet the farm animals and even hire a photographer to swing by and get an update family photo in one of West Texas’ most beautiful fields.

Summer: As the heat rises, SUPLBK opens its doors for the season. A great way to get active, rent kayaks and paddleboards or sign up for a group experience on Dunbar Lake.

Fall: Corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin patches, farm animals and more, At’l Do Farms is the quintessential fall spectacle in Lubbock. With no shortage of things to explore and tasty treats offered under the pavilion, sunset at the farm is place to be.

Winter: Warm up inside one of Main Event or Dave & Buster’s. With a yummy meal and unmatched entertainment in one, you can easily spend the entire day bowling, competing in laser tag, playing arcade games and more. If you want to keep the party going, end the night bundled up inside your car at Stars & Stripes Drive-In movie theater! Double-features play every weekend, and snacks are served inside a 50s-style diner.


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