Spring Break is just around the corner. Here’s your guide to DFW Spring Break Fun at any age.
Starting next week many North Texas schools will celebrate the spring break. For them, that means a break. For parents that means you are on the hunt for events and activities to keep them busy and hopefully for you to enjoy with them. But kids aren’t the only one who could benefit from spring break. March is full of fun events at any age.
Six Flags Over Texas
Opened now for Spring Break!
Total disclosure: Every day my kids are tormented by the sight of Six Flags as we live near the beloved amusement park. “Mom why can’t we go to Six Flags?” Well now you can because it’s OPEN for the 2017 season. Whether you’re there to watch the fun (I have motion sickness so I’m on the sidelines) or you’re that person that hits up every roller coaster, don’t fight the fun that happens from Six Flags Over Texas. And now with new rides and special spring break schedule of activities from 10 am – 10 pm, everyone can be a kid for the day at Six Flags! (Just make sure to check out the height requirements BEFORE you get there. (Nothing ever goes well when you get stoked to ride and your kiddo lacks an inch – believe me!)
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth at Grapevine Mills
Today / $21 for ages 3 and up
Get ready to add colorful creations to LEGO® Friends Heartlake City and put your ninja skills to the ultimate test in the all-new LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure opening this March at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. Located in the former LEGO® City Fire Academy play area, the $850,000, 1,782-square- foot interactive play area is the first of its kind in the world, and the center’s third interactive experience to open within the last two years.
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios at Lone Star Park
Now – March 26 / Tickets start at $35
A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, just to be expected from Cirque du Soleil’s new Kurios. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.
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North Texas Irish Festival at Dallas Fair Park March 3-5 / Tickets vary from $10 – $30 with some free and half price opportunities Thirty-five years of a passion for the great traditions of Irish culture has made the North Texas Irish Festival one of the largest Celtic cultural celebrations in the country. The North Texas Irish Festival is known for bringing in hundreds of performers from Ireland and all over the world to entertain festival-goers here in North Texas wand lights up Fair Park with dining, dancing, music and revelry unlike anything you have yet seen. Go before 7 pm on Friday and you can get in free or find one of their hidden coupons on the website and you get half off admission.
Spring Break Camps
Ninja Camp at Chamberlain Studios
Spring Break (March 13-17) / Cost $ 80 per day/ $300 for week
This 35-year old martial arts school is led by a 10th degree black belt hosts the Spring Break Ninja Camp for boys AND girls. Camp is an all day option with karate, games, movies and their applauded ‘3 Steps to a Great Kid’ character building program.
Discovery Camp and Spring Break Activities at the Perot Museum
Extended Hours and times for Spring Break (March 13-17) / Cost vary per activity
There is so much to see and do at the Perot Museum like the new amazing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed exhibit, but for spring break there is so much to do including a sleepover at the Perot with around the clock activities,
SLEEPOVER. Ready, set, snooze! Spring is hopping with sleepovers at the Perot Museum. These overnight adventures, designed for children ages 6-14, come chock-full of round-the-clock fun, including behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s 11 exhibit halls, exclusive demonstrations, hands-on discovery plus a late-night snack, 3D film and light breakfast to round out the experience. Spring dates are March 11 (Spring Break), April 21, May 5 (Boy Scouts NOVA Award), May 13 (all-girls sleepover) and May 26. Sleepovers are open to groups of all sizes – from a parent and child to entire organizations. Cost is $45 per child and $30 per adult chaperone.
SPRING BREAK. During Spring Break March 11-19, the Museum rolls out its popular daily activities plus Discovery Camps March 13-17 to keep pre-K through elementary kids content and constructive.
At select times during Spring Break March 11-19, visitors can enjoy daily live “science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, science trivia and drop-in activities involving making clouds, rainbows, egg dyeing, pinwheels/wind energy and marshmallows, to name a few. Plus, little ones ages 5 and under can enjoy exploration crafts in the Moody Family Children’s Museum daily until 3 p.m. Check the website for detailed schedules. Activities are free to members and included with general admission for non-members. Note: See Spring Break hours below.
Plus Discovery Camp from March 13-17 will have pre-K through 4th graders unlocking secrets and uncovering a world buried over time and forgotten by many. Along with special access to Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, little explorers can soak up Maya culture through hands-on interactives such as building arches, deciphering hieroglyphs, translating the Maya calendar and more. For more info and to register, visit perotmuseum.org/camps.
STEM Camps at National Videogame Museum March 7 -10 / $35 per child The National Videogame Museum in Frisco will have two camps going on next week. The first one is sponsored by Coding Fun 4 STEM and children will learn how to code video games and how to program robots. You can also register your kids for the second camp hosted by Play-Well Teknologies, and they’re hosting a Minecraft Engineering workshop. These camps provide hands-on STEM learning and perfect for kids who love playing videogames.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco March 6-10 / camps vary by price The Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco is hosting several camps next week about science and math. The variety of camps includes making your own toys, Maker workshops making engineering projects with LEGOS and learning about human anatomy with one-day classes like Grossology and Junior Mythbusters. Visit the website to get the details on all the camps and get registered!
Safari Week at Texas Discovery Gardens
March 13 – 17 / $8 adults, $4 kids
The Texas Discovery Garden & Butterfly House is open year round, but March 13-17 they are hosting a full week of spring break fun. Entitled “Safari Week,” each day features a cool craft and discovery themed activities such as Seeing and touching palm sized Madagascar hissing cockroaches on Monday, a butterfly hunt and release on Wed, live snake Thursday, foot long Malaysian Stick Friday and more. AND good to know- every Tuesday, including spring break, is ‘Pay as you wish’ so you can pay with a dollar, a dime or a smile.
Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell Art Museum
March 14 – 17 / Free, but you must register
Celebrate vacation time at the Museum with ongoing art activities, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and children’s films. There is no charge for this program or to visit the permanent collection. No reservations required.
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Then check out our Visit Fort Worth picks for March!
Main Event / various locations
Now – April 9 opening at 9 am / prices vary
Main Event Entertainment rolled out its all-new “Spring FUNpass,” featuring all-you-can-play activities* – bowling, billiards, laser tag and more. (This is one of our favorites – with or without the kids. Especially on days you had planned to be outdoors and Mother Nature changes the plan.)
Guests may choose from the following Pass options:
9 – 10:30 a.m.: Purchase the Spring FUNpass for just $12.95; pass is valid until 5 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Spring FUNpass is $18.95; wristband is valid until 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – close: Spring FUNpass is $18.95; wristband is valid until close
WIN $100 gift card to Main Event below.
“Let it Be” Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park
March 7-19 / $24.50
The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. Enter a time capsule and turn back in time to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing other hits like Back in the USSR, Live and Let Die, Got to Get you into My Life, My Sweet Lord, Hey Jude, Woman, Helter Skelter, Paperback Writer & many more hits you never got to see performed live, on top of many other classics.
Texas Storytelling Festival at Denton Civic Center
March 9 – 12 / $10 at the door daypass
Turn off the TV, put down your devices the Texas Storytelling Festival celebrates the longest method of entertainment – storytelling. With concerts, workshops, activities and more, you’ll enjoy so much at this unique festival in Denton. AND Saturday March 11 is Kids’ Day! Admission to all Kids’ Day Activities is free for children and an accompanying adult. Lunch will be provided free for the children. Adults may wish to order a box lunch.
Want more ideas?
Liz N says
If it’s not great weather, I’d say trampoline park, National Videogame Museum, or Main Event! If the weather’s nice, maybe a hike at a local park, segway tour, or Six Flags!
Our SB is opposite most schools, but maybe Ripleys or Medieval Times. Bowling for sure!
Mendie White says
Love the Lego options!