Fun places for kids in Corpus Christi, come rain or shine, for all budgets

Don’t let the words “I’m booed” ruin your day with the kids. Check out our list of kid-friendly businesses and attractions in Corpus Christi and find something to keep them happy and entertained, indoors or out.

Opening hours and prices are subject to change, particularly during spring break and public holidays. So check the websites or call before you go.

Jayson Rodriguez, 4, plays in the game area of ​​the House of Burgers & Wings on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  The restaurant has a large children's play area, as well as outdoor seating so parents can keep an eye on their kids eating.

Do you know a great place to take the kids that isn’t on our list? Send us a message to [email protected]

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get some air

Indoor trampoline park

4701 S staples St.

Corpus Christi, TX 78412


jumping world

Indoor trampoline park and fun center

1601 Flour Bluff Dr.

Corpus Christi, TX 78418


Jumping World Corpus Christi

Xtreme Jump Corpus Christi

Indoor trampoline park and fun center

4981 Ayers Street

Corpus Christi, Texas 78415


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Indoor children’s bouncy castles and toddler playground and birthday party center

7426 S Staples St #212

Corpus Christi, TX 78413


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In the game Funtrackers Family Fun Center

Family amusement park with go-karts, arcade, miniature golf and more

9605 S Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78418


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Kidz ultimate party zone

Indoor bouncy castles and amusement center for children

1216 Waldron Road, No. 139

Corpus Christi, TX 78418


Sk8Land Family Fun Center

SK8LAND Family Fun Center

Indoor roller skating rink

10829 Leopardstr.

Corpus Christi, TX 78410



Bowling alley, arcade, laser tag and billiards

6116 Ayersstr.

Corpus Christi, TX 78415


Hurricane Alley water park

Open seasonally from April to August, check dates and opening times online

702 E Port Ave.

Corpus Christi, TX 78401


Dave & Busters

Although geared towards adults, this family-friendly sports bar & grill/arcade chain allows children with a legal guardian

5488 South Padre Island Drive Ste 1260

Corpus Christi, TX 78411


Treasure Island Mini Golf

Outdoor mini golf course

14041 S Padre Island Dr.

Corpus Christi, TX 78418



Paintball outdoors

4090 Farm to Market Road 1694

Robstown, TX 78380


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Play Extreme Sports & Store

Outdoor paintball/low-speed paintball and laser tag plus mobile laser tag (various indoor and outdoor locations)

2110 State Highway 286

Corpus Christi, TX 78415


11 hour escape

Escape room (ages 12+)

4455 S Padre Island Drive, Suite 105

Corpus Christi, TX 78411



The Riddle Room

escape room

4535 S Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78411


Pinball machines in Quasar's Arcade at 5301 Everhart Road in Corpus Christi.

Quasar arcade

Retro arcade for older kids and adults

5301 Everhart Road Suite H

Corpus Christi, TX 78411


Quasars – The coolest place in Corpus open 7 days a week including holidays. Our hours are M-Thurs 4pm – 1am Fri 4pm-2am Sat 11am – 2am Su 2pm – midnight phone: (361) 334-0340

Museums & Sights

Texas State Aquarium

2710 N Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi, TX 78402


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South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

8545 S staples St.

Corpus Christi, TX 78413


Diver Brianna Rock, 24, of Corpus Christi, makes eye contact with Elizabeth Rosales, 6, of Mission while cleaning the acrylic pages of the HEB Caribbean Sea exhibit with a sanding pad October 24, 2021 at the Texas State Aquarium.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

1900 N Chaparral Street

Corpus Christi, TX 78401



USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

2914 N Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi, Texas 78403



Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center

1809 N. Chaparral St.

Corpus Christi, TX 78401



Art Museum of South Texas

1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi, TX 78401



Corpus Christi parks, pools and paddling pools

Sometimes you just need to take the kids to a free place. In addition to operating municipal and wading pools, the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department oversees 190 parks, ranging from large flagship parks like Cole Park and the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center to smaller neighborhood parks. Not all have play equipment or other amenities, so check the link below before you go. Keep in mind that all parks operated by the city of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Click here for an interactive Google map listing all parks under the care of the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department.

Here are some highlights among the parks in Corpus Christi:

A seagull flies over Cole Park Pier on Friday, December 17, 2021 during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Corpus Christi.

Cole Park

2600 Ocean Drive

Cole Park is the ideal place for kids looking for an expansive playground for all ages, a strong breeze for kite flying, a brand new fishing dock, a skate park or just wide open spaces to run around, all with a view of Corpus Christi Bay.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center

2446 N. Oso Ave

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation operates this 450-acre conservation area along Oso Bay. Not only can you hike the trails and have fun in the playground, the park staff offers family science programs at the learning center (which is air-conditioned and has restrooms). Follow their Facebook page to see what kind of programs they offer.

Salinas Park

1354 Airport Street

Nestled within the athletic fields and pavilion at Salinas Park is one of the best playgrounds in Corpus Christi: the Play-For-All Playground. The fenced play area is designed for children of all physical and mental abilities and features zip lines, gliders and other play equipment suitable for children in wheelchairs and relaxation areas for children who need a sensory break. Be sure to check out the oversized musical instruments and play a tune.

Water’s Edge Park

600 block of Shoreline Blvd.

One of the city’s newest parks, Water’s Edge includes brand new play equipment and a fenced-in dog park so the little ones and dogs can play at the same time. The park is right next to McGee Beach on the bay, so it’s a short walk to dip your toes in the sand.

Hazel Bazemore Park

4343 District Road 69

Operated by Nueces County, this park may be more popular with bird watchers — the park hosts the annual HawkWatch in the fall — and has plenty of spots for kids, including playground equipment, hiking trails, and bird walks, or you might prefer a picnic on the banks of the river river Nueces. The opening hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Corpus Christi Parks and Rec Splash Pads

The city’s paddling pools are open seasonally from May to October. During these months, opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm. Splash Pads are closed for maintenance on Mondays unless it is a public holiday.

Lindale Park, 3133 Swantner Drive

Salinas Park, 1354 Airport Road

Bill Witt Park, 6869 Yorktown Blvd.

Westhaven Park, 1718 Cliff Mouse Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Rec Pools

The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation operates six swimming pools, and best of all, entry is free. Two pools, Collier Pool and the Corpus Christi Natatorium, operate year-round, while the remaining four are open from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August.

Nine year old Anastasia Olson, left, and her eight year old brother Mark Anthony Olson Jr. prepare to be splashed at Collier Pool on Saturday July 4, 2020.  Her family visited the pool during the bank holiday weekend.

Year-round pools

Check website for days and opening hours here

Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive

This heated outdoor pool has a few lanes for swimming laps and features a big bucket dunk, shallow entry and a fountain perfect for younger children.

Corpus Christi Swimming Pool, 3202 Cabaniss Pkwy.

An Olympic-style indoor pool with lanes and one-meter diving boards.

summer baths

Open Memorial Day through mid-August, check website for days and hours here

Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive

HEB Pool, 1520 Shely St.

Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive

West Guth Pool, 9704 Up River Road

Do you know a great place to take the kids that isn’t on our list? Send us a message to [email protected]

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