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Things to do Around Town for Spring Break

Spring break is just a week away, March 11th through the 17th. And if you feel like it crept up on you without warning, you are not alone! Also, when trying to decide what to do with the fam, keep in mind all the districts in our area are also on break. Plan accordingly!

Districts on Break March 11-17, 2019

Allen, Argyle, Arlington, Birdville, Burleson, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Colleyville-Grapevine, Coppell, Corsicana, Dallas, Denton, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland,
Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Irving, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lancaster, Lewisville, Little Elm, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Northwest, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall and Southlake-Carroll. Highland Park

Okay, now that you know who is also out, here are some fun ways you can spend the much-needed break.

Mad Science camps The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine

Mad Science camps use technology to engage campers and help them learn to build robots and write code. Ages 6-9, 8-12. March 11-15. $180 (REC members), $190 (nonmembers)

Plant to Plate Camp  Taste Buds Kitchen, 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake 

Students will experience the process of growing and making food. Ages 4-16. March 11-15. $245 (ages 4-8), $275 (ages 9-16)

Play-Well Super Hero camps Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville

These Lego camps teach basic engineering with projects that show the mechanics of gears and connected systems.  Ages 5-7, 8-12. March 11-15. $165

The REC’s Spring Break Camp The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine

Activities at this camp include swimming in the indoor aquatic center, games in the gym and use of the turf field. Ages 7-12. March 11-15. $115 (REC members), $120 (nonmembers)

For more spring break camps, check out the full listing here.

Here are some more ideas for the whole family to explore!

Amon Carter Museum

Spring Break at the Amon Center features conversations about American art and artists. Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way.

Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817-989-5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org for helpful information and parking tips or to learn more about the Family Loyalty Program.

Parking Tip: The museum has a free parking lot located on Camp Bowie Blvd. If it’s full, there is a paid-to-park lot located at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Spring Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum

There’s no need to break the bank on your Spring Break activities. Admission to the Dallas Arboretum is only $10 for children ages 3-12 and free for kids under 3. Pack a picnic lunch (bringing your own food will save a ton of money). The kids can play on the Texas-themed playground in teepees and mud huts down by the lake. Bring the camera for photos among half a million blooming tulips, daffodils, pansies, and azaleas during Dallas Blooms. The bridge in front of one of the cottages is the perfect place for your official Easter photo.

Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium is an incredible attraction and the perfect adventure for kids of any age. The indoor adventure begins at the top of the Orinoco, Secrets of the River rainforest exhibit. The upper levels showcase birds and mammals, ranging in size from small Vampire bats to large Antillean manatees, that share the rainforest with amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and fish.

Waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge

It doesn’t matter what the temperature or weather is in the Metroplex, this resort’s gigantic indoor waterpark is always 84 degrees. Everything you need for the perfect Spring Break is here. You will find themed restaurants, interactive arcades, ​full-service spas (and even a version for kids), fitness centers, and special spring break activities for the kids. Spend all day relaxing as the current sweeps you along the endless, winding lazy river. The kids will enjoy the four-story interactive treehouse with spray stations and soaker buckets.

Fort Worth Zoo

Spring Break Camp is a day camp for first through sixth-grade students that include crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip to the Zoo. Campers must pack a lunch each day and snacks will be provided. The Fort Worth Zoo is open 365 days a year. During Spring Break, the camp typically runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring Break Parking Tip: You can take the Safari Shuttle, provided by The T. The Safari Shuttle bus will run from Bus Bay A adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at The T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo during spring break.

For more spring break fun in DFW, click here. 

Not a fan of crowds? No worries, here are some great activities to enjoy at home. Invite a friend or two and you have an instant boredom buster!

  • Camp in the backyard
  • Eat watermelon in big wedges
  • Look for 4-leaf clovers
  • Splash in puddles
  • Obstacle Course
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Water Balloons
  • Wash the car
  • Paint outdoors
  • Stargazing
  • Plant a garden
  • Collect bugs
  • Examine a spider web
  • 3-legged races
  • Wash the dog