Families Love McKinney in the Spring
March 06, 2019
From outdoor activities to impossible adventures, McKinney has it all and some of the fun even takes place at Trinity Falls — all good news for families looking for spring break activities.
Take a look and plan your family fling:
B. Owen Park
Our beautiful B. B. Owen Park is open to the public, so why not pack a picnic lunch and head over to explore our tree-lined hike-and-bike paths? Bring a disc and challenge each other on the disc golf course.
Heard Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
It’s Spring Breaktacular at this 289-acre wildlife sanctuary. Prowl with owls, traverse the zip line and take a three-hour canoe trip the wetlands.
Located about 1.2 miles from Historic Downtown McKinney, this park offers a splash pad, two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts and a sand volleyball court.
The Wilson Creek Hike and Bike Trails
Traverse this 5-mile system of connected paved trails that runs through along the waterway and connects several parks, including Bonnie Wenk Park where you will find paved loops and a dog park.
Downtown McKinney Frogs
Looking for a "ribbiting" scavenger hunt to amuse the kids? Look no further than Downtown McKinney where you’ll find them hopping in front of stores and restaurants.
McKinney St. Patrick's Day Festival & Shamrock Run 5k
The race starts at 9 a.m., but the party starts at 10! Bring the family out for food, Irish music, dancing, costume contests, kid’s activities and vendors.
Geocaching in McKinney
Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers — called geocaches — using a smartphone or GPS. McKinney's Stormwater Environmental Management department’s Finding Geo program offers six geocaches in Historic Downtown.
North Texas Escape Rooms
Immerse the family in this one-of-a-kind interactive experience. Solve the puzzles and escape from the Principal’s Office, Aunt Carol’s Closet or any other of the seven games available.
Carpe Diem Comic Book Shop
Spring is a great time to catch up on your comic books and Carpe Diem has them all — not to mention role-playing games and materials, board games and special events.
Obstacle Warriors Kids
Your little Ninjas-in-training are going to love this place. Kids can challenge themselves on some pretty awesome obstacles or play dodgeball using soft foam balls.
The Farm – Playstreet Museum
An interactive farm-themed museum for young children to explore. Special spring break events including yoga, a petting zoo and more will be available for an additional fee.