Fun Summer Activities

Updated on May 05, 2008
T.L. asks from Keller, TX
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I am trying to find out any fun summer activities I can do with my kids. This is my first summer since returning to being a SAHM after 2 years of being back in the work force. My boys are 13, 9, 6 and 4 and we live in N. Fort Worth.

Thanks in advance for all of your ideas.

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R.E.

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With thta many kids, this may be costly, but my kids have always loved NRH2O (you can bring your own food and drinks here, so admission is all you pay) and Six Flags. We got Six Flags passes this year, so after 2 visits, it's paid for. We also go to Ranger games a lot which is fun. They're playing so badly now, there are all kinds of discounts and coupons just to get people to come in the door. Plus, you can bring your own snacks and a small cooler which saves a ton. Last weekend, we went to the Ranger game and Six Flags and only paid $6.50 out of pocket (my son HAS to have his nachos :).

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B.P.

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You may want to sign up for newsletters from Fort Worth Child magazine. They have many activities listed each week, and some are free! There is also a Dallas Child magazine, too. Good luck!

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C.P.

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Hello Tam,
Here is a list someone sent me a couple of years ago. it has great ideas. Also look what your local and surrounding area libraries are offering. Good luck! ~C.~

Idea: City: Web Site: Phone:
AA C.R. Smith Museum Arlington www.crsmithmuseum.org ###-###-####
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Plays Arlington http://creativearts.org/summer.html ###-###-####
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River Legacy Living Science Arlington www.riverlegacy.org/livingsciencecenter ###-###-####
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Six Flags-Free Passes Arlington www.sixflags.com ###-###-####
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Blue Bell Creameries Tour Brenham www.bluebell.com 800-327-8135
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Coppell Aquatics Center Coppell http://www.ci.coppell.tx.us/ ###-###-####
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Pump It Up - Pop In Playtime Coppell www.pumpitupparty.com ###-###-####
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Collin Street Bakery Tour Corsicana www.collinstreet.com 800-353-7437
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Age of Steam Railroad Museum Dallas www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com ###-###-####
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Dallas Children's Theater Dallas www.dct.org ###-###-####
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Dallas Firefighters Museum Dallas dallasfirerescue.com/museum.htm
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Dallas Museum of Art Dallas www.dallasmuseumofart.org ###-###-####
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Dallas Zoo Dallas www.dallas-zoo.org ###-###-####
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Farmers Market Dallas www.dallasfarmersmarket.org ###-###-####
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Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas www.flightmuseum.com ###-###-####
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JFK School Book Depository Dallas http://jfk.org/Home.htm ###-###-####
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Mary Kay Cosmetics Tour Dallas www.virtualtourist.com ###-###-####
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Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas www.nashersculpturecenter.org ###-###-####
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Science Place Dallas www.scienceplace.org ###-###-####
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Monroe Observatory-Sky Lab @ UNT Denton http://web2.unt.edu/news/story.cfm?story=8936 ###-###-####
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DFW Airport Tour DFW [email protected]____.com
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Galaxy Drive In Theatre Ennis www.galaxydriveintheatre.com ###-###-####
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Art House-Free Passes Flower Mound www.studioarthouse.com ###-###-####
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Circle R Ranch - Fireworks Flower Mound www.flower-mound.com ###-###-####
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Color Me Mine Kids Camps Flower Mound www.dfw.colormemine.com ###-###-####
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Flower Mound Library-Shows/Movies Flower Mound www.library.flower-mound.com ###-###-####
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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Fort Worth www.moneyfactory.com ###-###-####
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Burger's Lake Fort Worth www.burgerslake.com ###-###-####
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Cowtown Cattlepen Maze Fort Worth www.fortworth.com ###-###-####
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Fire Station No. 1 Museum Fort Worth www.fortworth.com ###-###-####
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Forest Park Mini Train Fort Worth www.fortworth.com ###-###-####
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Fort Worth Museum Science Fort Worth www.fwmuseum.org ###-###-####
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Fort Worth Nature Center Fort Worth www.fwnaturecenter.org ###-###-####
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Fort Worth Noble Planetarium Fort Worth www.fwmuseum.org ###-###-####
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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Fort Worth www.fwsymphony.org ###-###-####
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Fort Worth Zoo Fort Worth www.fortworthzoo.com ###-###-####
Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth www.kimbellart.org ###-###-####
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Log Cabin Village Fort Worth www.logcabinvillage.org ###-###-####
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Monnig Meteorite Gallery-TCU Fort Worth monnigmuseum.tcu.edu/events.htm 817-257-Mars
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Mrs. Baird's Bakery Tour Fort Worth www.mrsbairds.com ###-###-####
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National Cowgirl Museum Fort Worth www.cowgirl.net ###-###-####
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Texas Motor Speedway Tour Fort Worth www.texasmotorspeedway.com ###-###-####
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Frank Buck Zoo and Traim Gainsville www.frankbuckzoo.com ###-###-####
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Dinosaur Valley State Park Glen Rose www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/dinosaur ###-###-####
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Fossil Rim Glen Rose www.fossilrim.org ###-###-####
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The Promise Glen Rose www.thepromiseglenrose.com 800-687-2661
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Lone Star Park Grand Prairie www.lonestarpark.com 972-263-Race
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Palace of Wax & Ripleys Grand Prairie www.palaceofwax.com ###-###-####
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Grapevine Mills AMC Kids Series Grapevine http://www.amctheatres.com/smc/ ###-###-####
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Grapevine Opry Grapevine www.gvopry.com ###-###-####
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Pump It Up - Pop In Playtime Grapevine www.pumpitupparty.com ###-###-####
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Dinner Station Conductor Camp Highland Village ~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~

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Irving Arts Center-Kids Performances Irving www.irvingartscenter.com 972-252-Arts
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Sounds of Lewisville Concert Series Lewisville www.cityoflewisville.com ###-###-####
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Upwards Basketball Camp-Lakeland Lewisville www.lakelandbaptist.org ###-###-####
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Heritage Farmstead Museum Plano www.heritagefarmstead.org ###-###-####
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Studio Movie Grill Children's Summer Plano www.studiomoviegrill.com ###-###-####
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Bailey's Berry Patch Sadler www.txberry.com ###-###-####
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Parker County Annual Peach Festival Wetherford www.wetherford-chamber.com 888-594-3801
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Sandy Lake Amusement Park Carrollton www.sandylake.com ###-###-####

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J.P.

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You could join us at summer camp - www.AdventureDayCamps.com - parents are always welcome. we offer archery, target shooting, kayaking, fishing, swimming, orienteering, arts and crafts, and more. We also have 2 Family Campouts coming up - May 24th/25th on Lake Grapevine and June 14th/15th in Colleyville. We will have camp on July 4th, but we are adding a BIG Family Day where families can join us for a fun packed day of activities, grilled lunch, fireworks that night, and campout overnight. Let me know if you have any questions.

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J.W.

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I asked the same question a while back, and got these answers...

the park, the zoo, the Train that runs from the Trinity Park to near the zoo, the Botanic and Japanese Gardens, the library, local rec centers offer low priced classes and camps, and then I found out my niece likes to play at the indoor playplaces like at McDonald's. I got away with bringing her a snack and only buying drinks for us. And another mom said she "schedules" times for art, t.v., music, etc at home. I know we will be playing in the sprinkler (only on our appointed days to water and at the appropriate hours of course).

Hope you have a great time.

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