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This may be a little short notice, but Spring Break snuck up on me. So, if you are like me, you may need my help with 7 Quick Spring Break Outings in the DFW Area to take with your kids. I’m going to be honest with you, I have not done any of these activities with my son since his Spring Break was last week and he spent the entire week with my mom and my spring break is this week (he will be back at school). 🙂 My plan is to do a couple of things on my list and save the rest for the summer.
- 1 Dallas Arboretum and Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: This has been at the top of my list since finding out about the free tickets including free parking (the Children’s Adventure Garden will cost you $3.00). If you have forgotten how to get free tickets, check out Free Visit to the Dallas Arboretum and Visit to the Dallas Arboretum. It’s actually time for me to get some more tickets. 🙂 Cost without free tickets for non-members: Adults- $15, Children (3-12)- $10, Adventure Garden- $3 pp, Parking- $15
- 2 Klyde Warren Park: The park is free and they will have plenty of activities for the kids and tons of food trucks to satisfy the insatiable hunger and thirst you are sure to work up after being there for a while. Cost: Park- FREE, Food- $$ varies
- 3 Fort Worth Stockyards: We keep saying we are going to take the TRE to the Stockyards and we still haven’t been. They have cattle drives twice a day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm, a museum, stables, and the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. There is so much to do at the Stockyards, don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for a very long, hot, fun day. Cost: 30 min. trail ride $30 pp, arena ride $20 pp, other attraction prices vary
- 4 Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: I really planned to visit Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, Texas this coming weekend. It really isn’t that far from where we stay and should only take about an hour and a half. They also have cabins, but I don’t want to stay. I like outdoors, but… Cost during the weekday for a Scenic Drive: Adults- $21.95 pp, Children (3-11)- $15.95 plus a bag of animal feed $10.
- 5 George W. Bush Presidential Library: Yes, the George Bush Library! LOL It’s on the SMU campus and you have access to a presidential library in your very own backyard. And, President Obama’s Presidential Library won’t be built for a few years. 🙂 Cost: Adults- $17, Children (5-12)- $11, (13-17)- $15, Active Military- Free
- 6 UTA Planetarium: This will be a pretty cool place to visit especially after seeing Scott Kelly’s A Year in Space. It is not NASA, but you will be able to get an idea and see space from a different perspective. Cost: Adults- $6, Children/Students/Seniors- $4
- 7 Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary: We went to the Heard Museum when Emerson was much younger to see the dinosaurs. He was really into dinosaurs and he still likes them so this may be in our future. I am sure he doesn’t remember this visit. Costs thru May 31st: Adults-$10, Seniors 60+/Children 3-12: $7
I hope you enjoy my list of 7 Quick Spring Break Outings in the DFW Area to take with your kids. Please feel free to share more activities that you and your family like to do for spring break.
*Prices listed are current as of 3/14/2016