Dallas is a wonderful large city that is full of life and activities we could lose ourselves in. But, when one city offers so many things, it all becomes overwhelming. There is an array of indoor and outdoor activities. 

Lucky for you, our team has composed a short and sweet guide of places you should see and things you should do with your children, in Dallas. Enjoy! 

#1. The Perot Museum of Science and Nature - Although taking your kid to a museum may be one of the last things on the list of their priorities, we suggest giving Perot a try! They offer many compelling exhibits for children and even certain programs where your child can work hand in hand with scientists on experiments. They hold story times, activities late in the evening for children, 3D movies, and much more. To discover all that the Perot Museum is, check out their website: https://www.perotmuseum.org

#2. Highland Park Soda Fountain - Founded in 1912, the Highland Park Soda Fountain is known or serving up the best shakes grilled cheeses and even breakfast items. If you want to give your children the best old fashion dining experience imaginable in the DFW metroplex, we suggest you check out this old fashion restaurant that will bring all of your early 1900's diner fantasies to life. 

#3 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden - Located near the Dallas City Center, the arboretum and botanical gardens are the perfect place to pack a lunch and go for a picnic, see an exhibit, get some exercise in all while stopping to smell the flowers of course. They even offer summer camps for your children and a wide array of child friendly activities. We even recommend you check out the Rory Myers Children's Adventure Garden with your young ones. It was specifically designed to connect your kids with nature, all while having fun at the same time. To watch the video about the Children's adventure garden in particular visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hls5f_DRZRA#action=share​

#4 Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park - Located at one of Dallas' oldest parks, this living history village is full of life, things to do, and is sure to take you back to the 19th century. They have an old school house, a farmstead, and even an old (and interactive) general store. This village really puts on a show with costumed actors, live animals and even reoccurring shows like gunfights and historic reenactments.

#5 Klyde Warren Park - A free 5 acre oasis in one of Dallas' busiest areas. This was put in for the purpose of wanting to draw more foot traffic to this area, and to provide a central place for friends and families to connect. Klyde Warren Park hosts events, live music and even food trucks, for you local foodies. There are even special areas of the park specifically designed for kids, dogs, playing board games, and even a putting green. 

 

My team and I hope you can enjoy these family outings and all that the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex has to offer you.                                                                                           Sincerely,                

Laura Swearingen