LEGOLAND Discover Center DFW in Grapevine is the place to be in the summer. Kids love LEGO and with both and indoor and outdoor play area, there’s plenty to keep them busy. Plus, they’ve added a special feature that every tired parent is going to love: Starbucks coffee.
My family and I were invited to attend a preview event at our local LEGOLAND Discovery Center. We got to check out the new cafe and see what they have going on this summer.
Here in Texas, summer heat can be brutal. It’s nice to know there are places to take the kids to play indoors. I’ve shared about our trips to LEGOLAND before, including a few things you might not know you could do there. Even though we’ve been a handful of times, the novelty hasn’t worn off. I’m pretty sure my kids would go every day if I took them.
Activities include three rides, a climbing obstacle course, and a build-your-own racecar area. There’s also a theater that screens short LEGO movies. In the past, the film has included a LEGO Movie spinoff and a Nexo Knights feature.
Of course, you can also see LEGO constructions throughout the building in Miniland, temporary exhibits, and life-sized LEGO builds.
While LEGOLAND Discovery Center is open year-round, in the summer they also have an outdoor splash park. Pirate Beach includes a small playground, sprayers, and a giant bucket that drops water regularly. There are also big rubber bricks for building and life-sized pirate minifigures.
The outdoor area has plenty of tables and seating, safely out of range of the splashing. There are changing rooms so that the kids can get out of wet swimsuits and into dry clothes before heading back inside.
Fun for parents
The newest addition at my local place is a Starbucks cafe. It’s got many of your favorite menu items, including coffee, tea, and frappuccinos. The cafe also has sandwiches and pastries from the local Main Street Bread Baking Company.
There’s plenty of seating to sit and take a break from play. The facade looks like it is built from bricks and features recognizable LEGO minifigures and brick details. The window box with flowers is too cute. Kids can build on them while they wait in line.
At the time of posting, admission is $21 per person age 3 and older. (Kids 2 and younger are free.) You can purchase tickets online in advance for a discount. There are LEGOLAND Discovery Center locations in several other cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Boston, but I’ve only been to the one here in DFW.
If you’ve been to any location, I’d love for you to leave a comment so readers can see what others think too.