Spring Family Fun Directory 2017

Spring is just around the corner. So shed your winter coats, grab the kids and check out all the season has to offer. Plan a splendid spring with these family friendly events and activities.  This is a special advertising section. 



Actors Conservatory Theatre
972/436-8228

Live musical theatre performances by children and for children and families!  Peter Pan Jr Feb. 24 - March 5. Jungle Book Kids March 11-12.  Dear Edwina Jr April 21-23. Tickets $9-14. 

Alley Cats Entertainment
817/784-2695

24-Bowling Lanes, Giant Arcade, 5,000sf two-story Laser Tag Arena, Indoor Rock Vlimbing and more. We also have plenty of group packages, daily specials, and a full service snackbar. 

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
817/738-1933

Fun Week is a free program for children and their families held Tuesday, March 14–Friday, March 17, from 1–3 p.m. geared toward middle-school and early high-school students with gallery games, printmaking and an art project. 

Arts in the Square at Frisco Square
469/633-1721

Arts in the Square at Frisco Square is April 1 and 2, 2017 and will feature over 120 of some of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations. Event Details: friscosquare.com/AITS

Bowl & Barrel
214/363-2695

Strike Up the Fun! With party packages, ramps and bumpers for kids 6+ and kid-friendly house-made specialties, Bowl & Barrel is family fun at its finest. Conveniently located by Dallas’ Northpark Center.

British Swim School
469/648-0187

We offer learn to swim lessons for kids and adults of all ages! Bring the whole family and jump on in with the best instructors in DFW!

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
866/865-1194

See billions of dollars on your free self-guided tour of BEP, only one of two places in the country where U.S. paper currency is printed, and learn about the history and artistry of your dollars! 

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro
817/831-2111

You deserve “us” time. Enjoy a weekend of family bonding and memory making; equal parts boisterous adventure and reflective exploration. Home-style meals, modern cabin accommodations and activities from the traditional to the unique. Details online!

City of Lewisville
972/219-5061

30th Annual Funny Bunny Festival Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park Baseball Complex 1301 S. Railroad Street Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FREE!

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
214/515-6570

Mommy and Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays  February 27-April 4, 10am-2pm  Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, located in the Pecan Grove,Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo, story time and Kindermusik 

Dallas Holocaust Museum
214/741-7500

The Holocaust Museum is for adults & children 10+. It exposes the horror of discrimination & hatred leading to the murder of Jews & others. Learn the importance of human & civil rights.

Dallas Opera,The
214/443-1000

Each year, The Dallas Opera's Family Season presents two  fully-staged, family-friendly operas and a composer-focused concert at The Winspear Opera House. Performances begin at 2 pm and are approximately one hour. Tickets are only $5.

Denton Community Market
940/268-4326

April 1st is the 2017 Opening Day of the Denton Community Market--Great local farm products, art, music, 9AM-1PM! Family/pet-friendly.  Also Denton County's 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. Cowboy songs 10AM-11AM, roping displays. Jazz 12PM.  

Denton Parks and Rec
940/349-7275

FREE Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 15 at Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center  9:30-11:30 a.m., bounce house fun, arts and crafts, and 10:45 a.m. magic show. The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. 

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival
972/878-4748

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival, held in downtown Ennis on April 7-9, 2017,  offers arts & crafts, food, children's activities, bluebonnet maps, live music with headliner, the Quebe Sisters on Saturday, and more! Free admission!

Explorium Denton Children's Museum
940/595-4001

It's back - the 3rd annual Touch a Truck fundraiser for Explorium Denton! All your favorites plus a few new treasures will have you climbing in, honking horns, and pretending to drive all day long!   

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
817/255-9300

Experience our new exhibits: Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites and Dora & Diego: Let's Explore, and catch Dream Big: Engineering Our World at the Omni Theater.

Frank Buck Zoo
940/668-4533

Public giraffe feeding 10:30am daily, weather permitting. In celebration of Frank Buck's birthday, admission is just $2 for everyone March 14th only. Join at 1pm that day for free birthday cake while it lasts!

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
855/789-7437

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.  

GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower
214/712-7040

Enjoy free activities, entertainment and more with your general admission ticket purchase. Keep the fun going with our high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes and photo ops at our indoor/outdoor observation deck.

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
800/457-6338

When it comes to things to see and do in Grapevine, the list is Texas-sized. Shopping, dining, wineries, museums, nightlife, sports, spas and outdoor adventures await! Enjoy world-class festivals: Main Street Fest, Grapefest and more!    

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
972/562-5566

Visit the Heard and enjoy the beauty of our 289-acre nature preserve, exhibits and more. Every day spent on the trails provides new experiences. Sign up for a fun program or explore on your own.

Irving Arts Center
972/252-2787

Spring into Family Fun at Irving Arts Center: March 2: JumpstArt Stories & Art (10a.m.) March 12: Second Sunday Funday (arts/activities) (1-4pm) March 15: Summer Camp Registration Opens March 23-24: The Little Mermaid (three performances)

Jungle Joe's
469/731-5100

The fun continues to blooms at Jungle Joe’s Frisco - Indoor Playground/Coconut Café. With fabulous parties, daily crafts, weekly events & classes.  The Coconut Café offers fresh, healthy made-to-order food. Like us on Facebook.

Keep Denton Beautiful
940/349-8737

Keep Denton Beautiful hosts the 24th Annual Denton Redbud Festival Saturday, April 22 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This event features fun for all ages!

Kemah Boardwalk
281/535-8100

Kemah Boardwalk entices you with amusements, shopping, live entertainment, weekend festivals and incredible waterfront restaurants. Stay overnight at our waterfront hotel, the Boardwalk Inn or take a dinner cruise on our yacht the Boardwalk FantaSea.

Kimbell Art Museum
817/332-8451

Stop by any of our free spring activities: Spring Break Art Extravaganza (March 14–17), Family Festival (April 2), Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio (select Saturdays), or visit our Studio A space anytime (ages 5 and younger).  

Legoland Discovery Center
877/818-1677

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground full of amazing play, creativity and building fun designed for families with kids ages 3-10 years. Come and explore!

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
972/219-3550

Spring is a great time to visit LLELA! We offer Eco-Adventure Camp (March 14-16), as well as nature hikes, bird walks, Saturdays at the cabin, night hikes, family campfires, kayak tours and starwatching. 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
817/738-9215

Spring Break Wonders includes a tour and project focusing on selected works in the Modern's collection. March 13-16; Two sessions each day; 11-11:45 am and 2-2:45 pm

Museum of the American Railroad
866/468-7630

Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into Grapevine March 31-April 2 & April 7-9!  Enjoy family fun, activities, a train ride, and more!  Meet Sir Topham Hatt too! For tickets: 866-468-7630, HistoricTrains.org #dayoutwiththomas2017

NRH Centre
817/427-6600

Join us at the NRH Centre for a fun-filled Saturday, April 1.  Three Events - One Day!  NRH Mayors 5K, April Pools Day and Summer Youth Activities Fair...all at the  NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave.

Putt-Putt Entertainment
Putt-Putt Entertainment offers something for everyone. Beautifully landscaped 18-hole Putt-Putt Golf Courses. Giant Arcades, Batting Cages, Snack bars and more. Go-Carts and Carnival Rides are available at our Hurst location only.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
214/712-7040

Spring into fun at Reunion Tower! Enjoy free activities and entertainment, including Bingo, Tall Tales story time and make new furry friends by some of the Dallas Zoo’s residents.   

Ridgmar Mall
817/731-6591

Make sure to join us on the second Thursday of every month at Ridgmar Mall for our FREE Kids Club events. We will have face painting, balloons, activities, giveaways and more.

River Legacy Living Science Center
817/860-6752

Spring Break family activities at River Legacy Living Science Center include hikes, reptile and mammal animal explorations and bug seeking adventures. Cost is $2 per person per activity. See schedule of daily activities on Website. 

Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium
877/819-7677

Dive into an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium! Take a journey from the coast to the ocean depths through 16 themed zones and don’t miss the 360° view from our Ocean Tunnel. 

Stockyards Stables
817/575-9506

Stockyards Stables proudly offers Trail and Arena Horseback Riding, Stagecoach and Carriage Rides, Longhorn Steer Photos and Petting Zoo. Fun for the whole family. Come visit us in the Historical Fort Worth Stockyards. 

Stockyards Station
817/710-7355

Spend your Spring Break with us! Spring Break kicks off at the Fort Worth Stockyards March 11th, with activities going on until Cowtown Goes Green on the 18th, our annual St. Patrick's Day Event. 

Sunshine Glaze Creative Studio
817/424-1417

Spring Break Art camp - explore pottery painting, glass fusion, pottery wheel & canvas painting. Classes daily Mommy Daughter tea, Kids night out, Me and My American girl doll class and adult classes too!

Texas Discovery Gardens
214/428-7476

Join us as we celebrate Spring Break in garden style March 13-17! Enjoy free daily activities with paid garden admission -- geared toward all ages. Every Tuesday is Pay-What-You-Wish admission! 

Town of Flower Mound Parks & Recreation
972/874-7275

Bounce House, Inflatable Slide, Games, Candy, Vendor Booths and a special appearance with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. 

Town of Little Elm
972/731-3296

The Lakefront district in Little Elm is the place for families to come and play! We have award-winning playgrounds, unique restaurants, family-friendly events, and more importantly- the beach. Visit this amazing paradise in North Texas!

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
214/880-9622

From gym memberships to camp, youth sports, personal training and after school care, there is something for everyone at the YMCA.  Become a part of the Y and get your family active, healthy, and involved!

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