For more than 130 years, families have gravitated to historic Royse City, Texas, home to one of Northeast Texas’ newest master-planned communities, Creekshaw. Since it is located halfway between Garland and Dallas in Rockwall County, it is close to employment, entertainment, and professional sports in Dallas, but far enough away to have that small-town feel. With I-30 and State Highway 67 running adjacent to the community, Dallas and all of East Texas are easily accessible.

For families with kids or grandkids who love to visit, Creekshaw is just minutes away from more fun things to do than they have time to do them! While there’s not enough space here to list all of the cool places to take kids for a “rambunctious rally,” here are 10 places to get your fun-o-meter cranked up to 11!

10 Ways to Have an Epic Day With Your Little Ones

1. Shenaniganz

Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Creekshaw, in Rockwall this place will help your kids or grandkids blow off some steam and go to bed exhausted. It’s all indoors, so the weather is not a problem. Bowling, laser tag, go-karts, jump zones, and a ton of fun are all under one roof.

2. Hawaiian Falls 

This water park is minutes from Royse City in North Garland with rides, slides, and LOTS and LOTS of water. Cool off with kids of all ages at this Texas-sized water-themed park.

3. Gentle Zoo

If your little ones love sweet animals, this is a great choice. Located in Forney, the Gentle Zoo is home to some of the cutest animals on the planet and they are just waiting for a nice child to come along and pet them. The park also has a playground, train, and maze.

4. Celebration Station

Just 20-minutes from Creekshaw, in Mesquite, Celebration Station is a non-stop bop for kids of all ages. Paintball, laser tag, go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, rock wall, video games and (don’t forget) batting cages for the future major leaguers are all here.

5. Cosmic Jump

In the words of rock band Van Halen, “Go ahead and JUMP!” This indoor trampoline park in Allen also has dodgeball, basketball, and very cool, after-dark fun. Bounce on by with the kids or grandkids and touch the Texas sky.

6. KidZania

Edutainment on the highest level, KidZania in Frisco is a 100,000 square foot city with more than 100 immersive “occupations” that kids can assume. It’s fascinating, fun, and definitely worth the trip. If your little one wants to be a firefighter, here ya go!

7. Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Downtown Dallas is just down the road from Royse City and Creekshaw and one of the premier museums in the country is found downtown. The Perot Museum has five floors of interactive exhibits and a special section for kids younger than 5 years, 3D animation, and interactive games. Yes, it will be fun for you too.

8. Zero Gravity Thrill Park

So, you thought “the thrill is gone?” Nope. It’s right here. Extreme rides for EXTREME families, this place will test your mettle. It’s in Dallas and only the brave should enter!

9. Going Bonkers

If your little ones are driving you bonkers, it’s time to reverse the roles. Located in Lewisville, this large playground has mesh tubing, zip lines, and crazy things to do for kids of all ages. 

10. Splash Kingdom

If you’ve not had the chance to experience “First Monday Trade Days” in Canton, this massive flea market is a must-see. You can even take the kids or grands and let them cool off at the Splash Kingdom. It has slides, volcanoes, rivers, castles, and all things wet.

Creekshaw Living is Special

With its charming, historic downtown, its lush landscaping and convenient location for shopping and entertainment, Creekshaw is a perfect choice for young families or empty-nesters. This impeccably designed master-planned community allows you to exhale and relax when you come home.

If you’re thinking about building your “forever” home, put this community on your shortlist. Click here to set up a visit.