Keep Kids Busy at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort

Rough Creek Resort is known for being a relaxing haven for adults; from the award-winning food to the amazing views and luxurious accommodations, it’s impossible to NOT enjoy yourself. But did you know there’s also a ton of activities for kids to do as well? Rough Creek truly is the best family vacation spot; there’s something for everyone and it’s guaranteed you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored” from your kids’ mouths.

Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy at Rough Creek Lodge

Batting Cages

Rough Creek features a state of the art batting facility that’s perfect for everyone from kids learning to play to teenagers and adults who want to fine-tune their skills. You can choose between baseballs and softballs, and you’re able to customize both the speed and style of the pitch. There’s also a nice shady sitting area for anyone who would prefer watching over participating.


Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or a beginner, Rough Creek’s guided fishing tours are fun for all! Mallard Lake is full of bass and Rough Creek’s experiences guides will show you the best places to find them on your 2 hour excursion. Your kids will love cruising up and down the lake while also learning all about bass fishing!

Horseback Riding

If you prefer horses over fish, be sure to check out the stables at Rough Creek! They offer a huge variety of types of rides depending on your interests and skill levels, and pony rides are free for kids under 8! There are 60 or 90 minute trail rides for the more experienced horsemen, and they also offer corral rides which are perfect for younger children or beginner equestrians. Schedule a private lesson and instill a life-long love of horses in your kids!

Mule and Polaris Rentals

In addition to horseback riding, mule and polaris rentals are another great way to tour the beautiful grounds of Rough Creek (without having to worry about smelling like an animal when you’re finished.) Rent the Kawasaki Mule by the hour or for the day and you’ll have a blast cruising around the lake or up to Gunn Mountain! Rough Creek also offers a 6- seater Polaris for rent for $132 an hour (plus tax). Fun for the whole family, guaranteed.


Bringing teenagers with you on vacation? Be sure to introduce them to Rough Creek’s paintball range! The recreation field is full of fun obstacles to use as cover, and Rough Creek provides everything from the guns to the paintballs to the safety gear. They also have guides on hand to assist the paintballers with any issues and to ensure everyone stays safe.

Toptracer Golf

If golf is more your speed, you’ll LOVE the Toptracer Range! (And so will your kids.) Toptracer uses the same ball-tracking technology that the golf pros use on TV, and at Rough Creek you can use it to compete against your whole family! Choose from a variety of games like Longest Drive or Closest to the Pin, and have a blast watching your kids hit balls and learn to love the game of golf. It’s fun for everyone, regardless of your skill level.

Ziplining and Rock Climbing

Are your kids looking for adventure? Have them check out Rough Creek’s 40-foot rock climbing wall (all safety gear is provided) or their 675 foot-long zipline! Whether you see the resort from the top of the rock wall or while you’re racing through the sky, it’ll be a view and an experience you and your kids will never forget.

Shooting Sports

Children 11 and older are welcome to try any of Rough Creek’s shooting sports; they offer everything from sporting clays to five stands and wobble traps, and they welcome both older kids and adults with little to no shooting experience. There are experiences guides available to teach you everything you need to know, and to ensure everyone stays safe and enjoys their shooting experience. Rent a gun and ammo from Rough Creek, or feel free to bring your own!

In addition to these activities, Rough Creek offers a variety of other family-centered experiences including a family-size, resort style swimming pool, tennis lessons, trampolines, fire pits (perfect for making smores!) bounce castles and more!

Child-friendly activities near Rough Creek

The town of Glen Rose is FULL of attractions and activities for kids and families. Check out any of the following experiences or go to Rough Creek’s website to learn more about fun things to do close by the resort.

  • The Brazos Drive-In is one of the last drive-in movie theaters in all of Texas!
  • The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center features nature trails to explore and a petting pasture, and you can end the day with a meal in their cafe!
  • Loco Coyote Live Entertainment offers live music in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Dinosaur World and Dinosaur Valley are perfect for the prehistoric fans in your family! Check out REAL dinosaur tracks or view their exhibit of over 150 life-size dinosaurs.

With a lineup of activities like this, it’s impossible for your kids not to have fun at Rough Creek. And as all parents know, if the kids are happy then you are too. Book your stay at Rough Creek today and get started making family memories that will last a lifetime.