Family Fun for your DFW Spring Break Staycation
Staying in the DFW Metroplex this Spring Break? Here are 16 fun, family-friendly ideas for your DFW stay-cation.
Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Rd to Six Flags St E, Arlington, TX 76011
Open for Spring Break, experience uninterrupted thrills by conquering Titan or the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Or fly with superheroes while riding SUPERMAN Tower of Power and BATMAN The Ride. There’s even fun for younger riders with Shock Wave and the Mini Mine Train.
The park will be open from March 7-15 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
Mystery is at every turn at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes takes guests to 19th-century Vcitorian London a quest to solve a puzzling crime. In addition, the museum will have daily experiments, demos, readings, science trivia and 3D films including Tornado Alley 3D, Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland and DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D. Younger children will have fun in the interactive children’s museum.
The museum will be open for extended hours until 7 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website.
SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine & LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
Two great attractions in one great location! Go under the sea or jump into the world’s largest box of Lego bricks at SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Grapevine Mills in Grapevine. Both attractions have new exhibits just in time for Spring Break. See a giant pacific octopus or experience LEGO NINJAGO Training Camp. Beat the lines and purchase tickets online. Combo tickets are available. Visit their websites (SEA LIFE Aquarium & LEGOLAND Discovery Center) for more information and to purchase tickets.
10001 Benbrook Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76126
Experience a bit of the West at Benbrook Stables in Fort Worth. Benbrook Stables is a full-service, family-oriented equestrian center offering trail rides, arena rides, lessons and more.
For more information, visit their website.
Great Wolf Lodge & Gaylord Texan Hotel
100 Great Wolf Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051 (Great Wolf Lodge)
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051 (Gaylord Texan Hotel)
Experience a mini-getaway right in your backyard at Great Wolf Lodge or Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine. Both have family-friendly amenities while Great Wolf Lodge has an indoor waterpark and the Gaylord Texan has a full-service spa.
Great Wolf Lodge
Gaylord Texan Hotel
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 Co Rd 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043
Just an hour’s drive from Fort Worth, you can go on a safari in your own car or take a guided tour and see giraffes, zebras, rhinos, cheetahs, wolves and more at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose. They also have a Children’s Animal Center where you can pet goats, see exotic birds, tortoises and a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.
For more information and for hours, visit their website.
Urban Air Trampoline Park & Main Event Entertainment
325 Commerce St #110, Southlake, TX 76092 (Urban Air Trampoline Park)
407 West State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76092 (Main Event Entertainment)
Get out some energy at these two great venues.
Urban Air Trampoline Park in Southlake boasts more than 25,000 square feet of jumping fun with wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pit, slam dunk tracks, trampoline tracks and trampoline dodgeball.
Main Event Entertainment in Grapevine has something for everyone in the family with bowling, laser tag, billiards and arcade games.
Urban Air Trampoline Park
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Experience spring several weeks early with Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest at the Dallas Arboretum. More than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs along with life-size Texas-themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating the great state of Texas will be at the festival until April 12. Take the family on a floral-filled adventure through the Rory Meyers Children’s Gardens or on a picnic surrounded by flowers.
For hours, tickets and more information, visit the Dallas Arboretum’s website.
Fort Worth Zoo & Dallas Zoo
1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76109 (Fort Worth Zoo)
650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203 (Dallas Zoo)
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! The metroplex boasts two great zoos in Fort Worth and Dallas for the family to enjoy during your Spring Break Stay-cation.
Visit their websites (Fort Worth Zoo; Dallas Zoo) for more information, tickets and times.
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
With free general admission and the first-ever daytime block party in the Dallas Arts District, enjoy a color-filled fun time for the family at the Dallas Museum of Art. During Spring Break, the Museum is having story time, family gallery guides and art spots. Visit their website for activities, times and more information.
Klyde Warren Park and Sundance Square
Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at these two fun outdoor spaces in the heart of each city. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas and Sundance Square is located at 201 Main St., Fort Worth.
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