School’s out! Here’s a list of some fun spring break activities, from free to mid-priced, to keep the kiddos occupied:
Kimbell Art Museum Spring Break Art Extravaganza: Tuesday through Friday, March 12-15; free kids’ films, kids can create art with clay and watercolors; free.
Free Trolley Tours: On Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14, tour the 100-year-old Interurban Trolley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will be able to climb aboard, ring the bell and view first-hand the original Interurban Trolley that ran the rails between Fort Worth and Dallas from 1913 to 1934. At the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center.
Pump It Up Fort Worth Open Jump: Spring Break open jump Monday-Tuesday (3/11-3/12) and Thursday-Friday (3/14-15). Ages 2-8 from 10 a.m. to noon, 9 and older from 12:30 p..m to 2:30 p.m.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Attend their Spring Break Employee Craft Demonstrations Tuesday-Friday, March 12-15. Educational activities for kids, demonstrations and more. See this flyer for more info.
Pi Fest: At Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Thursday, March 14. On 3/14, gather for some fun pi-themed activities and enjoy a slice of pizza “pi” at 1:59 p.m. Cost is regular museum admission.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame: Open during Spring Break; stop by Tuesday-Thursday (March 12-14) for special educational crafts and activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum will also host a variety of other events during the week; see details here.
Fort Worth Zoo: Come on Wednesdays and get half-price admission. (Beware, it’s a zoo just trying to get into the parking lot – take a shuttle for easier access.)
Log Cabin Village: On Saturday, March 16, the village will hold an “It’s All Fun and Games” day from 1-4 p.m. Cap off your spring break by playing with old-time toys and games, listening to Celtic tunes from Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band, plowing the field, scattering wildflower seed balls, and learning from the Lone Star Leather Crafters. You can even make your own frontier toy to take home! Cost is regular Village admission plus $2 craft fee to make the toy.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center: Will hold a “Spring Brick” event from March 11-15 with building competitions 4 times a day. Cost is regular admission.
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium: Will hold a “Scuba Bunny” event on March 13, 16, 20 and 23; divers will hunt Easter eggs, and kids can color a picture of an Easter egg in the Touch Pool area. Cost is regular admission.
Fort Worth Stockyards: Plenty of family-friendly activities are available every day in the Stockyards, including the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum, Cowtown Cattlepen Maze and more. See here for details.
ICE At the Parks: In Arlington. On Sunday, March 10, from 10 p.m. to midnight, attend their Spring Break Neon Skate Night for just $5 per person, including skate rental. Free glow items for the first 100 skaters. Or attend during their open skate hours; use this deal from Groupon to get in for half price.
Half Off Area Museums: Get discounts on admission to the C.R. Smith Museum, UT Arlington Planetarium and more; see this post for details.
Nash Farm: Attend their “Tales at Twilight” event from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Representatives from the Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers will weave fascinating tales. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and food/drink if you wish. Free.
Irving St. Patrick’s Day Party - on Friday, March 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center. Children ages 3–6 will celebrate the Irish legend with refreshments and crafts. Register by March 13. Cost is $5.
Kids’ Camp: at Central Market Fort Worth, March 12-15, 2-4 p.m. Travel across America with the Central Market Cooking School! Each day kids will enjoy food, fun and facts from a different state. Cost is $45 per child per class; buy 3 and get one free (use code KIDS2013). For kids 5-17. Register here.
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