Get your autumn season off to a great start with these ideas for the most photo-worthy spots that Dallas has to offer for fall. Hot summer temperatures have dipped and families are gearing up for their favorite autumn festivals. With November on the horizon and Halloween around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan all your fall family activities in Dallas. The city offers so many fun things to do, not the least including an eye-popping autumn display at the Dallas Arboretum. From corn mazes to stargazing, there are tons of ideas here to get your family out and exploring this fall.
Are you looking for a little mom inspiration? We love these how these Dallas-area moms share their craft ideas, hiking and travel suggestions on their Instagram accounts, along with the honest ups and downs of motherhood. Parenting might not always look as pretty as a picture, but these inspiring moms give us hope that we can all catch a great shot or two.
Desperate for a change of scene and want to beat the heat and the local splash parks and indoor play spaces aren’t cutting it anymore? We’ve rounded up cool-as-a-cucumber cabin-chic spots for you. But these Airbnb cabin rentals near Dallas aren’t just extra cozy, they’ve got family-friendly amenities upon family-friendly amenities—picture pools, lakes, swim docks, AC and more. Warning: You may never want to leave.
One good thing about hot summer days is warm summer nights. And, in DFW, that means perfect weather for outdoor live music! And there’s nothing we like more than a family-friendly spot to listen to some tunes. From Concert by the Lake in Rockwall to Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum, we’ve gathered our favorite summer concert series that offers some of the best live music in Dallas. See them all below.
If there’s anything we North Texans know, it’s that in the summer, finding ways to beat the heat is a must. Lucky for us, there are ample ways to do it, and our favorite might just be heading for the water park. With six-story high slides for the thrill-seekers and lazy rivers for those who just want to chill, a good water park will keep you and your crew happy and cool for days on end. From Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to Epic Waters and some hidden gems thrown in too, we’ve rounded up our favorite water parks in Dallas, Texas (and other spots in the metroplex). Keep reading to see them all.
If you’re looking for a perfect Texas road trip for families, we’ve got a solution. Head to Hill Country, where you’ll find plenty of family-friendly fun. From hiking to local history and even a kid-friendly winery or two, this popular destination has activities to keep everyone busy almost all year long. Keep reading to get the scoop on what to do with kids in Fredericksburg, TX.
With April right around the corner, we’ll be seeing warmer temps soon. And with warmer weather comes wildflowers! From the beloved Bluebonnet to the Indian Paintbrush and the Texas Lantana, there are dozens of wildflowers that bring color to our prairies and open spaces. We made a list of where you can find and enjoy wildflowers this year, and all these spots are within a two-hour drive, so keep reading and go!
Do you know what’s great about supporting a local business instead of a big box store? You’ll get to feel like you are contributing to your community in a meaningful way. This Black History Month, we’re sharing a bunch of Black-owned Dallas-Fort Worth businesses that families love, from cheesecakes to bookstores to dance lessons. Scroll through the list and find your next favorite local business to support all year long.
It’s that sweet time of year when giving kids sugar isn’t just okay, it’s encouraged. Yup, Valentine’s Day is under a month away, and what better way to say “I Love You” than with a trip to a classic candy shop? The metroplex is filled with spots that would even make Willy Wonka’s eyes pop, and we’ve listed our very favorites here. From gourmet chocolate to old-school goodies you’ll want to snack on yourself, see the top candy stores in Dallas-Fort Worth below.
Itching to get out of dodge and see what’s outside Dallas during Winter Break? We get it. We gathered up a few of our favorite spots that are four hours or less from DFW and have loads of fun things for kids to do like charming downtown squares, junk artwork and museums. Check out our list and get planning your next family road trip!
Bring the scent of the season into your home with a live Christmas tree. There are tons of Christmas tree farms near Dallas that offer pre-cut and u-cut opportunities as well as Santa visits, hot apple cider and family fun. Scroll through and start your family tradition!. Yesterland Farm. Come...
Although sweater season might not be here quite yet, there are tons of fun holiday activities to look forward to in 2021. We gathered up all of our favorite things to do this holiday season like train rides to the North Pole, Christmas light displays, and holiday theater performances. Mark your calendars and be sure to check back as more events are added below!
They’re your go-to for stamps, and but when’s the last time you bought birthday presents for your children from the United States Postal Service? Turns out, not only can you buy shipping supplies and stamps online, the USPS has an extensive online shop full of toy trucks, cool t-shirts, toddler costumes, and more. We scoured through the site to bring you our top favorites here.
If you don’t feel like cooking this year, don’t worry! The metroplex is filled with awesome restaurants and stores that love food as much as you do, and since they went ahead and perfected Thanksgiving dinner, you won’t have to stress on whether or not your turkey is overcooked or if nana forgets the stuffing. From Whole Foods to unique spots like Bacchus Kitchen + Bar, here are our top picks for where to pick up your holiday dinner this year.
The brand-new Nickelodeon Resorts & Hotels Riviera Maya has been open for just over three months, and the resort is already making a huge splash! From the character meet & greet with your kids’ favorite Nick characters (Sponge Bob, of course, Paw Patrol, Dora and Boots, Shimmer and Shine and many more) to Aqua Nick, the six-acre waterpark with every thrill you can envision and the excellent food found throughout the resort, there’s plenty of fun for families to be had. We had a chance to explore the resort, so keep scrolling to get the details.
It’s time to get the kids into their Halloween costumes and head out as this month is full of Halloween events for kids all over Dallas. We found Halloween craft opportunities, pumpkin carving festivals and even train rides with a Halloween theme. Get ready for the sugar rush and read on for the best Halloween events for kids in and near Dallas.
Halloween is back full force this year around Dallas, and what better time to show off our favorite city? These Halloween costumes for Dallas kids will show your DFW pride, we guarantee it. Scroll through to pick your fave!. Erykah Badu. The queen of NEO soul is known for her...
The best part of fall is heading to the local pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin with your kids. These Dallas pumpkin patches are just a short drive from the city center, but you’ll feel far away in farmland with corn mazes, hayrides and apple cider donuts. Get your fill of fall and Halloween at one of the best pumpkin patches for kids near Dallas.
Whether you’re a Latinx parent looking for representative board books for baby, cool chapter books for your kids, or an ally seeking more diverse kids’ books, we have you covered. These stories are kid-tested and summer-approved. Chapter Books. Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez.
We North Texans take our food and entertainment seriously, so what better way to enjoy the cooler(ish) months than with an awesome meal in a great outdoor space? DFW has more than enough COVID- and kid-friendly outdoor dining options for families, and we picked a few of our favorite. Scroll down to see them all and make those reservations!