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Spring Break 2014 in DFW

More Than 20 Ideas for Kids of All Ages

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11. Great Wolf Lodge

Courtesy Great Wolf Lodge

What: It doesn't matter what the temperature or weather is in the Metroplex, this resort's gigantic indoor waterpark is always 84 degrees. Everything you need for the perfect Spring Break is here - themed restaurants, interactive arcades, full service spas (and even a version for kids), fitness centers and special spring break activities for the kids. Spend all day relaxing as the current sweeps you along the endless, winding lazy river. The kids will enjoy the 4-story interactive treehouse with spray stations and soaker buckets.

Where: 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051. 800-943-1127

12. Heard Natural Science Museum

March 8-15, 2014: Enjoy a variety of fun, educational programs and outdoor family activities. Children (ages 3-12) will receive $2 off general admission from Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 only.

Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX | 75069

13. Ice Skating

Angela Patterson

What: Ice skating is fun at the Dallas Galleria. More details.

Where: Dallas Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240. 972-392-3361

14. IMAX Theatres

It's an audio-visual playground! Check out DFW's great IMAX locations.

15. It's a Sensory World

It's a Sensory World is perfect for kids with special needs. They are offering a mini spring break camp in the month of March to provide structured fun when school is out.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - Thursday, March 13th 2014 from 9 am - 1 pm

Age: 5-12

Registration FREE for current students, $45 for new students; Cost: $250

Spring recreational mini-camp will continue to keep your children engaged and entertained with a structured schedule filled with games, sensory stations, art, music, science and discovery. All activities will be designed specifically to cater to the enrolled campers and children will be grouped by developmental level.

Contact Radha Jogi at radha@itsasensoryworld.com for details.

16. Fort Worth Zoo

Spring Break Camp is a day camp for first through sixth grade students that includes crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip into the Zoo. Campers must pack a lunch each day and snacks will be provided. The Fort Worth Zoo is open 365 days a year.

Dates: March 10-14, 2014. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After-care available.

Spring Break Parking Tip: You can take the Safari Shuttle, provided by The T. The Safari Shuttle bus will run from Bus Bay A adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at The T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo during spring break. A round-trip day-pass to ride the Safari Shuttle is $3 for adults, $1.50 for seniors 65 and older and children 18 and under, and free for children under 5.

Where: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110. 817-759-7500

17. TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition

Perfect for kids who love history. Check out the planetarium or catch "Dolphins" in the Omni Theater.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 817-255-9300

Museum Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5pm; Sunday: Noon - 5 pm.

18. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

What: Explore the rugged beauty and discover a sanctuary for endangered species. You can purchase feed for the animals and snacks for yourself. Fossil Rim will open a half hour early at 8 a.m. during Spring Break. Avoid the crowds and feed all the exotics early. Be in line by 9 a.m. and receive a free bag of feed (a $7.95 value). Greet the wild residents during breakfast. See how playful they are early in the morning and you can avoid the Spring Break crowds.

Where: Less than an hour from Fort Worth at 2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX 76043.

19. LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (last admission 7 p.m.); Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last admission 4 p.m.).

Discounts on admission if you purchase online.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas, 972-539-9386.

20. Main Event

What: How about a game of adrenaline-pumping laser tag or indoor climbing in Texas' only indoor gravity ropes course? Play as much as you want when you purchase a Spring Break Blast Fun Pass for $15.95 per person, per day from March 12-18, 2012 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pass is good for bowling, billiards, bocce ball, laser tag, rock climbing, glow or mini golf, and gravity.

This unique entertainment complex also offers rock climbing, bowling, billards, arcade and other activities. 

Where: Locations in Fort Worth, Frisco, Grapevine, Lewisville and Plano.

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