Places to Visit and Things to Do

Sometimes indoor play areas, story times and other children's activities just aren't enough.  Here are a few more things to do:

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What Where Day(s) Time Info
WOW Bus 1455 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth, TX 76104 Every Day Morning-Nite Words on Wheels- Come and read the books in a converted school bus!! And then take the books with you!!!
Train Display Lobby of Children's Medical Center of Dallas Every Day Morning-Nite An 8 train display – a nice stop when taking transit, to visit requires small fee for parking
Mrs. Baird's Bakery Tour Fort Worth Wednesday & Thursday 9am,11am,1pm A 10 day notice is required – ages 6 and up
Fire Safety Town Frisco M-F 2:00pm. Safe and Sound Walk Around- and other events
Klyde Warren Park Downtown Dallas Every Day All Day The children's area is great and this park has a number of events for kids and families
Sundance Square Downtown Fort Worth Every Day All Day Fountains, music, events, see link for more info.
Founder's Plaza DFW Airport Every Day 7am-7pm Watch Planes take off and land. Picnic tables, telescopes, and listen to the air traffic control communication
Northeast Arts Council Masterworks Concert Series Northeast Tarrant County Varies Evening Many different bands to enjoy. Live music + Family friendly atmosphere
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Fort Worth Every Day Dawn-Dusk General Admission is Free. Rose Garden, Boardwalk, etc.
Fort Worth Water Gardens Fort Worth Every Day Dawn-Dusk Not a splash park. In fact, you cannot enter the water at all. Just nice and relaxing to look at.
Fire Station #1 Fort Worth Every Day 9am-8pm Small, but nice escape from the heat with a little history lesson. Saddle and hat for photo op.
Fountain Place Dallas Every Day All Day Like the Water Gardens, you may not get in the fountains.
McKinney Avenue Trolley Dallas Every Day See Site for schedule Free to Ride, Goes from Cityplace to Arts District.
Grapevine Botanical Gardens Grapevine Every Day All Day Serene setting, feed the koi fish, walk through the garden, park nearby
Main Street Garden Dallas Every Day All Day Fountains, Wi-Fi, Dog Run, Toddler Park

For those of you with spending money...



What Where Info
Sandy Lake Amusement Park Lewisville Inexpensive theme park
Sci-Tech Discovery Center Frisco Science!
Dollar Movies All Over Find a dollar movie in your area
Forest Park Miniature Train Fort Worth Choo Choo
Fort Worth Zoo Fort Worth Half price on Wednesday
Fort Worth Food Truck Park and Clearfork Fort Worth Fort Worth Food Truck Park and Clearfork Food Truck Park. Delicious food and check the schedule for live music also!
The TRE, Dart Light Rail Dallas/Fort Worth Ride the train and go somewhere fun!
Artie's Playhouse Hurst Plays geared towards children
Skateland Hurst Hurst Skating Rink
Leaping Lizards NRH Trampoline Park
Bake and Play Cafe Dallas Make Cupcakes and enjoy the play area
Dallas Zoo Discounts Dallas Dollar Days and other discounted zoo days
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Fort Worth $$
Perot Museum Dallas $$$
Texas Discovery Gardens Fair Park See the butterfly release
Log Cabin Village Fort Worth Historic site – great for families
The Village at Heritage Park Dallas Historic site – great for families


And if you want to make an entire day of it...

Fort. Worth. Stockyards. You can come and spend no money while you watch the Daily Cattle Drive and the Cowtown Opry, or if you want to spend some cash you can go to the Petting Zoo ($2per person), Rodeo Zone ($varies), Cattlepen Maze ($5per person), or Ride a Horse or Take a Carriage Ride. You can also find the StockyardsRodeo every Friday and Saturday Night at 8pm ($22-$30per person) and Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show (For Kids) at 2:30 and 4:30 at the Cowtown Colliseum. You can find some coupons HERE as well as coupons for other places around the Metroplex.