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Spring Break Entertainment Deals in Fort Worth

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured

Save some cash on Spring Break fun this week! Here’s what is available:

$6 for family admission to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum – explore 24 aircrafts from 1943 to present at this fun museum, and learn about the aviation history of North Texas; this is normally $10

$8 for 2 open jump admissions to Pump It Up- valid at their Ridgmar location (normally $10); punch cards for 5 or 10 visits also available

$10 for 2 admissions to the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden – normally $14, this deal gets you discounted access to the beautiful 7-acre Japanese Garden, featuring a koi pond; four admissions available for $19

$13 for a plant tour and meal deal for 2 at Dublin Bottling Works – see the plant where famous “Dublin Dr Pepper” was originally made; package includes tour of the plant and sandwich, chips and drink for two; packages for larger groups also available

$15 for 2 games of bowling with shoe rentals at Cowtown Bowling Palace – normally $24; packages also available for bigger groups

Discounts on dinner & show at Medieval Times Dallas – save cash on admission for adults and kids at this fun medieval-themed restaurant; kids get in for $30 (usually $44) while adults pay $40; pay extra for “royalty” tickets

Discounted admission to “Discover the Dinosaurs” Exhibit – this exhibit at Dallas Market Hall from March 18-20 features lifelike interactive dino models; you’ll pay $23 for one adult ticket that includes a $5 gift shop credit; and $27 for one kids’ ticket that includes access to 5 mining and panning activities

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Spring Break Activity: Bison-Feeding Hayride

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From Tuesday, March 15 through Thursday, March 17, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will offer bison-feeding hayrides twice daily for curious kids and parents! Enjoy an old-fashioned hayride to the bison range where you will get to see the bison up close and personal as you assist staff in feeding them range cubes. You will also visit the hay barn, where you can learn about bison management practices. During the entire hayride, guides will discuss the habitats represented at the Nature Center as well.

The tour begins at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center. Cost is $15 per child age 3 and up, with paid admission to the Nature Center ($5 adults, $2 kids). Members are $10. Find details here. Hayrides start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

The Fort Worth Nature Center is at 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. in Fort Worth.

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Spring Break Extravaganza at the Kimbell

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During the week of Spring Break, the Kimbell Art Museum will host a variety of free art-centric kids’ activities to keep your students entertained. 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. You can find a complete list of activities and times here. Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is also free.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Discounted Spring Break Fun in DFW

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, sports

I know many of you are already planning your spring break activities for next week! Here are a few discounts that may help you save a little while you’re having fun:

Things to Do

$5 for a movie ticket at Studio Movie Grill – up to a $10.50 value; catch the latest movies while feasting on burgers, pizza and more; locations in Arlington, Dallas and beyond
$6 for family admission to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum – this is a $10 value. Your entire family can get admission to this museum, which showcases the rich aviation history of North Texas.
$8 for two open jump passes to Pump It Up – this deal is available for the Fort Worth location near Ridgmar Mall. Get two passes to one of their open jump times, or pay a little more to get a punch card for 5 or 10 sessions.
$10 for batting cage fun at Cover All Bases – this deal gets you 40 tokens at this batting cage facility in Arlington; pay $20 for 80 tokens
$10 for ice-skating package – you’ll get admission for two to ICE at the Parks in Arlington plus skate rental; deals available for larger groups.
$12 for mini golf for two at Lunar Mini Golf – this glow in the dark mini golf arena on S. Hulen is fun! You’ll get a game for two plus two glow-in-the-dark necklaces.
$17 for two hours of bowling for 2 at AMF Lanes – valid at their Arlington and Euless locations. Get two hours of bowling plus shoe rental; pay a bit more for groups of 4 or 6.
$17 for a fun park package for two at Mountasia – located in North Richland Hills; get 18 holes of mini golf, a go-kart race, and $5 in arcade tokens. Packages also available for groups of 4 or 6.

Meals & Treats

$7 for $15 at Bennigans – get burgers, sandwiches and more in Fort Worth at a discount for lunch; a $15 for $25 dinner deal is also available
$6 for $10 at Bahama Bucks – get shaved ice, smoothies and more; 2 locations in Fort Worth
$5 for $10 in frozen yogurt at Cool Zone – save half on self serve fro-yo inside Flight Deck Trampoline Park in Fort Worth
$10 for $20 at Buca di Beppo – Family-style Italian fare is half price with this deal; location in Southlake, Frisco, Mesquite or Dallas
$15 for $25 at Palio’s Pizza Cafe - this pizzeria in Grapevine makes their pizzas fresh; not good for lunch specials or delivery

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Spring Break Kids’ Shows from FW Opera

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 photo fwoperakids_zps6g9l81e3.jpgNext week, the Fort Worth Opera will hold special kid-oriented performances at the Scott Theatre in celebration of Spring Break. Tickets are just $5 each! Plus, with the donation of a canned good for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, families can get a free ticket to a subsequent performance. Here’s the schedule:

Monday, March 9, 2015
11:00 am: The Ugly Duckling 
2:00 pm: Billy Goats Gruff

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
11:00 am: Billy Goats Gruff
2:00 pm: The Ugly Duckling

You can purchase tickets ahead of time here.

The Scott Theatre is at 1300 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.

 

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GIVEAWAY: Aqua-Tots Swim Lessons

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OK, so judging from all the snow we got this week, it doesn’t really seem like spring is on its way! But it really is – and with that in mind, Aqua-Tots Swim School in Fort Worth is offering a Spring Break Fast Track course to help kids sharpen their swimming skills over Spring Break. For just $99, families can enroll their children in the five-day intensive program, in which they will learn or stay refreshed on swim safety skills and techniques. The course is from March 9-13 at various times throughout the day, and it’s grouped by age so kids will swim with their peers.

Plus, Aqua-Tots’ swim facility is indoors and the pool is heated to 90 degrees – so kids can swim regardless of the weather! For more information, call the school at 817-439-7700, or stop by their location at 3529 Heritage Trace Parkway in Fort Worth, off of 35W. You can also register online.

Now for the giveaway! Aqua-Tots would like to offer a free five-day Spring Break Fast Track Course to the child of one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader! To enter, simply fill out the form below. If you can attend the lessons from March 9-13, fill out the form below. I’ll announce the winner at 1 p.m. central on Saturday, March 7. Remember, this is only good for the Fort Worth location, and you must be a Texas resident to enter. Good luck!

 Disclosure: Aqua-Tots provided this free week of lessons to give to a reader in exchange for this post. I have not been compensated by Aqua-Tots in any way for this post.

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Spring Break Events at Bureau of Engraving

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Next week, March 10-13, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth will once again host free Spring Break events and demonstrations for local students! Come to the Bureau anytime during these days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for various activities.  You can:

 

  • Witness Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench.
  • Learn about plate making for Offset printing presses.
  • Enjoy the educational activities in the Kid$ Corral where children over 8 years old can engrave and print their very own currency design (9am-3pm).
  • Watch mutilated currency be reconstructed piece-by-piece.
  • See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press.
  • Learn how Intaglio printing plates are “grown” in a nickel solution.

And there’s more! Take a self-guided tour on the elevated walkway, explore two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, enjoy the theater movie on currency production, and visit the gift shop, where you can purchase uncut currency and souvenir items.

When you visit, remember to keep most of your belongings in the car – cell phones, electronic equipment, back packs, cameras, weapons (including knives, pellet guns, mace, etc.), explosives, food, and drinks are prohibited.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is at 9000 Blue Mound Rd. in Fort Worth.

 

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Tween Art Workshop for Spring Break

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Heads up: On March 13, the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth will host a Spring Break Art Workshop for kids ages 10-13. The workshop lasts from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Students will examine artists, such as George Catlin, who went West in the 1800s to capture the great American West in paint. Students will learn about color theory and how color influences mood and story in artwork. Each student will create their own painting on canvas after a guided tour and sketching in the gallery.

The workshop is $10 per child and pre-registration is required – so fill out the form now if you’re interested.

The Sid Richardson Museum is at 309 Main St. in Fort Worth.

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Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell

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 photo kimbellartspringbreak_zps528995bf.pngCome by the Kimbell Art Museum this week for free art-related activities, as part of their Spring Break Art Extravaganza. At this event, which runs from today (March 11) through Friday, March 14, you and your kids can participate in various activities, including art making, storybook reading, teen activities and movies. You can view the entire schedule of events here.

The Kimbell Art Museum is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy Kimbell Art Museum.

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Spring Break Activities at the Bureau of Engraving

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 photo bureauengraving.pngSchool’s out next week! Keep the kids occupied and educate them at the same time with special Spring Break activities at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth. From March 11-14 (Tuesday-Friday), visit the facility for special Employee Craftsmanship Demonstrations, which give kids an inside look at how money is made. You can:

  • Witness Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench.
  • Learn about plate making for Offset printing presses.
  • Enjoy the educational activities in the Kid$ Corral where children over 8 years old can engrave and print their very own currency design, and makes a fantastic free souvenir.
  • See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press.
  • Learn how Intaglio printing plates are “grown” in a nickel solution.

This is a free event! The facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but the Kid$ Corral and Create Your Own Currency activities happen from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is at 9000 Blue Mound Rd. in Fort Worth.

 

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