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Category Archive: activities

Oak Cliff Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Dallas

A warning before you take your kids to a Mardi Gras parade; it will ruin all other parades for your child.  Once you’ve stocked up on hundreds of colorful beads from outlandish people,… Continue reading

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, Southlake

Shhh… can you hear that?  It’s Nature.  Birds singing, a summer locust humming.  The light wind stirring the leaves.  Bob Jones Nature Center is a place to come and unplug, and let the… Continue reading

12 Family Fun Things To Do in Cedar Hill

This quiet community on the shores of Joe Pool Lake offers so much to the nature enthusiast, with amazing hiking trails, DFW’s only state park, fishing, and disc golf!  There is also great… Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Cedar Creek Lake for a Relaxing Weekend Getaway

From quiet mornings on the lake to great watersports, there is something for everyone on Cedar Creek Lake!  Located just an hour southeast of Dallas, the lake is the perfect weekend escape for… Continue reading

15 Tips for Visiting Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie

My husband bought his first kilt at Scarborough Renaissance Festival, the day I knew we would be a cosplay family!  Since then, we have never missed a year of visiting the fun, family-friendly… Continue reading

Coleto Creek Park, Victoria

We made an unforgettable trip this weekend to Goliad to watch the annual Battle of Goliad Reenactment, and while I had planned to stay at Goliad State Park, recent flooding had closed half… Continue reading

Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery SHS, La Grange

I love the town of La Grange, with it’s picturesque courthouse square, German bakery and a tightly winding road with a dramatic view!  Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery SHS sits just south of… Continue reading

Southwest Nature Preserve, Arlington

Southwest Nature Preserve is 58 acres in Arlington, south of I-20.  Its natural elevation makes for lovely views and great hiking, and there is a very nice pond for fishing!   Geographically speaking,… Continue reading

Ben Franklin Apothecary, Duncanville

My daughter had a basketball tournament in Desoto today, and it seemed a perfect opportunity to take the kids to a real soda fountain and ice cream shop in Duncanville at the Benjamin… Continue reading

Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum gives visitors an amazing chance to see some of the most famous planes from World War I and II, as well as more recent planes!  Set in 4 huge… Continue reading

Harlem Globetrotters at NRG Arena, Houston

Don’t Miss The Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Houston’s NRG Arena for 4 Games on Fri, Jan 23-Sun, Jan 25. Save $7 Off Select Tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter Game with promo code FAMGUIDE… Continue reading

Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Gym, Arlington

Kids love to climb, and instead of having them, and you, climbing the walls, why not take them out to a gym where the whole family can climb!  We headed out to Dyno-Rock… Continue reading

Highland Park Christmas Lights, Dallas

I love looking at big and beautiful homes any time of year, but during December the homes in Highland Park in Dallas are amazing! Christmas Lights sparkle in the night as you drive… Continue reading

Alley Cats Family Entertainment Center, Arlington

Alley Cats Family Entertainment Center offers plenty of fun for the entire family, with 2 large buildings full of activities!       1.  Bowling Big lanes with comfy seating and automatic “bumpers”… Continue reading

Hillside Village Splash Pad, Cedar Hill

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids cool after a little back to school shopping?  Check out Hillside Village in Cedar Hill, with great shops and a fun splash pad for… Continue reading