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Free & Cheap Weekend Activities in DFWFree & Cheap Weekend Activities in DFW In addition to our big list of Halloween-themed events around Fort Worth this weekend, here's a listing of some other fun, FREE and inexpensive activities: Canal Fest - Saturday, Oct. 25 at Las Colinas...

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Halloween Events in and Around Fort WorthHalloween Events in and Around Fort Worth It's here! Here is the  comprehensive list of Halloween and fall-themed events for 2014, in and around Fort Worth. Unless otherwise listed, these activities are all FREE. Have fun! Did I miss an event?...

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Kids Eat Free at Dickey'sKids Eat Free at Dickey's Print a coupon to receive a free kids' meal at Dickey's Barbecue with purchase of an adult meal. This discount is good through Oct. 31. Find your local Dickey's here.

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Party on the Plaza at Montgomery PlazaParty on the Plaza at Montgomery Plaza Come to Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth this Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m. for Party on the Plaza, a fundraiser for Streams and Valleys (an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Trinity River)....

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Free Steak Taco from Del TacoFree Steak Taco from Del Taco Print a coupon to receive a free steak asada taco or grilled chicken taco from Del Taco with any purchase. This coupon is good through Oct. 26. Pair it with a drink and you've got lunch! Find your local...

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“Brick Or Treat” at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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 photo legolandhalloween_zps1d239453.pngEach weekend in October, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine will host Brick or Treat, a special schedule of Halloween-themed LEGO activities. They are included with regular LEGOLAND admission. Kids are welcome to come in costume and participate in the activities, which include:

  • Haunted Town Big Build: Help build a haunted house town with the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Master Model Builder (Every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. throughout October)
  • Pumpkin Trail: Count all the pumpkins in the attraction and enter for a chance to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth (Every Saturday and Sunday throughout October)
  • SCARE-venger hunt in MINILAND: Dare to enter this spooky scavenger hunt for a chance to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth (Every Saturday and Sunday throughout October)
  • Costume contests for kids: Show off your BOO-tiful costume and enter to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth (Entries every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. throughout October. Vote for your favorite on Facebook @ldcdfw starting Monday, October 27. Winner announced on Friday, October 31 at noon. One winner per age group: 2 years and under, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12.)

In addition, LEGOLAND Discovery Center annual pass holders can bring a friend for FREE on Friday, October 31 as well as enjoy special entry into a Monster Mash on Thursday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Festivities include haunted house builds with the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Master Model Builder, costume contest and snacks.

LEGOLAND is inside Grapevine Mills Mall.

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Things To Do In & Near Fort Worth This Weekend

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 photo septiembreparade_zps997c2bbe.png(To my email subscribers: This roundup came out late and I apologize. Please follow us on Facebook to see updates as they come out!) No weekend plans? You’ve got ‘em now! Check out these events:

16 de Septiembre Parade - at 11:30 a.m. in Sundance Square on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Participants will parade up Main Street from the convention center to 4th Street,  then south on Houston. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the show, which kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Grapefest - family-friendly fun in Grapevine through Sept. 14. Wine sampling, live entertainment, carnival/midway, LEGO kids events, and more. Kids admission $5, adult admission $8. Wine tasting and other attractions carry additional cost. See complete ticket details here.

$2 Kids Movies at Studio Movie Grill – Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. $2 per person admission. Featured film is “Caillou” in Colleyville and Arlington. Find tickets here.

Animals Alive in the Stockyards – from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Stockyards Station. Enjoy Armadillo races, Cowcamp, a petting zoo, pony rides, exotic animal presentations and more! Free.

Second Saturday at Sid Richardson Museum – on Saturday, Sept 13. At 2 p.m., participate in a guided tour of an extraordinary group of paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and other late 19th century artists who shaped the public’s perception of the American West. At 3 p.m., a live performance by Roberta Atkins highlights the career of cowboy artist, Charles Russell, told from the perspective of his wife, Nancy Cooper Russell.

Independent Film at The Modern - various showtimes Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14. Featured film is “Love is Strange” with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. Tickets are $9; Sunday 12 p.m. show is half price. Details here.

Tours of Newly Renovated Broadway Baptist Church – on Sunday, Sept. 14. Ribbon cutting with Mayor Betsy Price at 10 a.m. From 1-3 p.m., free guided tours of renovated sanctuary, its stained glass windows and the 10,000-pipe organ.

Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - From Sept. 13-14. Travel to a galaxy far, far away with the LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Episode I: The Phantom Menace interactive model display; visit with your favorite Star Wars 501st Legion costumed characters; test your Jedi™ knowledge in the Star Wars trivia contest; enter to win an autographed Yoda photograph; and more. Regular admission applies. Find tickets here.

Free Classes at The Trailhead – Celebrate the re-opening of The Trailhead at Clearfork this Saturday, Sept. 13 with free fitness classes. Yoga, boot camp, Stroller Strides and more. See schedule here. Like The Trailhead on Facebook and get a free juice from The Juice Caboose this Saturday!

Julius Jr. at North East Mall – on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 1-3 p.m. in the mall’s center court. Meet Julius Jr. from the Nick TV show, enjoy DIY activities, an all-new episode screening, prizes and more.

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Fall Activities at LEGOLAND

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 photo legolandhappyfall_zps9025ad69.pngEvery Friday from 2-4 p.m. in November, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine holds special fall-themed events for visitors. For a $1 donation to Merlin’s Magic Wand, visitors can build turkey, horse and cactus minifigures, plus they’ll get a special sheriff’s badge upon admission. Plus, there’s a costume contest: every Friday, the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl will each receive a free fall-themed cookie cake.

Regular admission still applies for this special event. You can buy your tickets online to guarantee admission, or you can pay at LEGOLAND. If you go this route, you can bring 5 canned goods and get $5 off an individual admission. (This offer is only good in November.)

LEGOLAND is at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, inside Grapevine Mills Mall.

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Family Saver Package at LEGOLAND

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From now through May 24, you can buy a discount family package at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine. For just $48 plus tax, you’ll get two adult and two children’s admissions, plus 4 activity packs and priority entry to the attraction. This would normally be about $73. To buy your package, visit their site. This is only good for admission through May 24.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is inside Grapevine Mills Mall.

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Tuesday Discounts at LEGOLAND

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Beginning tomorrow, Feb. 19, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine will hold “Toddler Tuesdays.” You can come in on the third Tuesday of every month through Dec. 17 of this year and receive discounted admission from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pay just $14 for admission for 1 adult and 2 kids ages 3-4. Kids 2 and under get in free. Additional kids ages 3-12 are just $5 each. Advance tickets are normally $16.25 for adults and $11.25 for kids, so this is a great deal.

If your kids are school-age, there’s still a way to save – through Feb. 28, you can purchase a Valentine’s Family Saver package, which includes 2 adult and 2 child admissions, for just $40. These packages are only good for visits through Feb. 28. (The LEGOLAND website says their online ticket store is not currently working for this package, but they will honor it at the door.)

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, inside Grapevine Mills Mall.

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LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Value Packages

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If you’re planning on a trip to LEGOLAND or SEA LIFE Aquarium at Grapevine Mills Mall this month, be sure to check out their latest money saving offers. You can pick up an October Family Saver for LEGOLAND, which includes admission for two adults and two kids, as well as priority entry (no waiting in line!). This offer is good for visits through Oct. 31. The same $40 offer is also being advertised for SEA LIFE Aquarium.

If you are a frequent visitor to these attractions, you may also want to keep a look out for their upcoming Annual Pass offers. From Nov. 1-30, you’ll be able to get unlimited visits for a year to either LEGOLAND or SEA LIFE for $35 per person, or $100 for a family 4-pack of passes. These passes are currently $35 or $150, so it’s worth waiting until next month.

 

 

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Free Kids’ Admission at LEGOLAND Grapevine

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Bring the kids to Burger King … and get a big discount on admission to LEGOLAND! Simply visit any participating Burger King and get their specially-marked BK kids’ crowns, then enter the code online to receive a free kids’ ticket to with the purchase of an adult ticket. You can also bring the specially-marked crown to the front gate of LEGOLAND to redeem. If you redeem online, the ticket will be valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is in Grapevine Mills Mall.

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Join Legoland’s Junior Construction Panel

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Do your kids adore LEGOs? If you think they’re one of LEGO’s biggest fans, have them apply for Legoland’s 2012 Junior Construction Panel. Kids ages 5 to 11 can fill out the application from now through March 4. On March 6, 50 applicants will be contacted and invited out to Grapevine Mills Mall to participate in a LEGOLAND Discovery Center build competition! The build competitions will take place on March 10 beginning at 10am. Competitions will be divided into two age groups, 5-8 years old and 9-11 years old. Six winners from each age group will receive an exclusive invitation to join the 2012 Junior Construction Panel team!

Legoland has not specified what perks Junior Construction Panel members will receive this year, but last year they received a year’s membership to LEGOLAND Discovery Center and some prizes.

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Discounts on Legoland Admission

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No question, tickets to the Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine are pricey – but there are a few discounts to be had on admission prices. Here are a few ways to save:

  • Sign up for a free subscription to the LEGO Club magazine – this month’s issue has a coupon for a free child ticket with a paid adult admission. Hopefully there will be more coupons in future issues. (Thanks, Free Fun in Austin!)
  • Buy online – when you purchase advance tickets online, you’ll save 15 percent off the walk-up price. (Note that when you buy an online ticket, you’ll be asked to show up at a certain time, so plan accordingly.)
  • Buy evening tickets – Tickets good for admission after 5 p.m. are $12.50 each (adults and kids), which is also a great deal.
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