When the kids can’t play outside, board games, books, and TV can only entertain them for so long. If the weather is gray and miserable and you’ve gone through all your regular arsenal of kid-friendly activities at home, it might be time to get out and explore what the city of Frisco, Texas, has to offer. Whatever your kids are into, you’ll find something to keep them busy on a cold or a wet day. Check out our list of places in Frisco where you and the kids can get out and explore, no matter the weather. 

Crayola Experience

A child holding a colorful array of crayola crayons.

You and the kids can have a full day of fun at Crayola Experience in Plano. There’s so much to do, and there’s even a cafe and a snack shack if the kids get hungry while exploring. Try the Activity Studio, where crafty kids will feel right at home. Projects change regularly, so even if you’ve visited before you’ll find something new to create. The Adventure Lab lets your kids use a tablet to solve riddles and puzzles. And the Be a Star studio lets kids create coloring pages with their own faces on them. 

There’s also a crayon-themed playground where your kids can burn some energy. They’ll love climbing the wax tower and sliding out of the crayon box. There are many more activities for kids to enjoy, too, such as painting, drawing with chalk, modeling dough, splatter painting, a show about how Crayola makes its crayons, and much more. This place is a creative kid’s dream come true, and it’ll be your dream come true as well when you discover this awesome location on a gray day. 

Location: The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Suite A100, Plano.

Contact: 469-642-2901.

Altitude Trampoline Park 

If your kids have a lot of energy they need to burn, check out Altitude Trampoline Park on a gray day in Frisco. Inside, they can challenge one another on the Battle Beam, a gladiator-style challenge where each kid tries to knock the other off the beam into a pit of foam blocks. They can also take part in a game of extreme dodgeball, trampoline style. Your kids can also shoot hoops or tumble down the trampoline tumble track. 

In addition to the thousands of square feet of trampolines you can enjoy here, they also sell snacks and drinks to keep your little ones happily bouncing. Your kids can hop, flip, jump, and soar at Altitude Trampoline Park.

Location: 110 W. Campbell Road, Suite 400, Richardson.

Contact: 469-941-4350.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center

If you have a budding scientist, check out the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. This science museum is geared toward helping children have fun while learning and exploring science. The museum features exhibits such as Air Pressure Zone, where your kids can build a vehicle and then launch it, Bubble Tables, where kids can explore giant bubbles, and Bodies in Balance, where kids can learn about the human body in a truly unique way.

The Sci-Tech Discovery Center also has live science demonstrations throughout the day where your kids can see science at work. Why not make a gray day an educational day at the science museum? Parents, please note that the museum closes on Mondays and is reserved for home school groups on Tuesdays. 

Location: 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Frisco. 

Contact: 469-896-2188.

Pump It Up

If you can’t make it out to the playground because of the weather, try taking the kids to Pump It Up, an indoor playground with inflatables for kids to bounce and play on. Your kids will love climbing and sliding on the giant bouncy houses at Pump It Up. They have open play times most weekdays, and you can check the calendar on the website for times, as it changes based on holidays and school schedules. 

Kids can run and play as they tackle the obstacle courses, soar down the inflatable slides, and bounce their way through the playground. They also have fun holiday-themed jump sessions throughout the year. You’ll want to bring the kids back often to experience the magic of these special play times. 

Location: 7164 Technology Drive, Suite 200, Frisco.

Contact: 214-387-9663.

Play Street Museum

Play Street Museum is an awesome children’s museum geared toward children up to age 8. Here, little ones can play and use their imagination in the interactive exhibits throughout the museum. The Farm provides children with a chance to pretend they’re real farmers with a barn, a farmhouse, a feed store, and a life-size cow that they can pretend to milk. There’s also an ice cream parlor where kids can scoop ice cream and pretend to be shop keepers. 

Older kids might enjoy the giant Light Brite or playing in the wind tubes. There’s also a Discovery Rug with rotating activities, including art projects and sensory crafts. There’s something for all your little ones at Play Street Museum. 

Location: 3851 S. Stonebridge Drive, Suite 400, McKinney.

Contact: 469-362-8624.


KidZania is a unique location where kids can blend learning about careers with playing and having fun. Geared toward ages 4 to 14, KidZania is a mock town, set up so kids can run the show. Does your kid want to be a doctor? At KidZania, they can experience what it would be like to be a doctor in the town’s hospital. There are all sorts of professions for your child to choose from, including news reporter, pilot, veterinarian, firefighter, farmer, and so many more. 

Kids even learn economic lessons at KidZania. Each child earns a paycheck for their work, and they get to spend it around the town. They’ll have to make important decisions, as the money they earn won’t be enough to cover all they may want. Safety is a priority at KidZania, and each child gets a radio-frequency identification chip bracelet when they enter. The parent gets a matching bracelet, so you always know where your kids are. 

Location: 2601 Preston Road, Suite 3011, Frisco.

Contact: 214-618-0248.

Fun in Frisco, Even on a Gray Day

We’re confident that you and your kids can find fun things to do in Frisco, even when the sun isn’t shining. At Crème de la Crème of Frisco, families are our business. We love helping your family find new and exciting things to do in our area. We hope this list has helped you find something new to try next time you’re stuck indoors on a gray day. 

toddler holding assorted-color Crayola lot by Kristin Brown is licensed with Unsplash License