It’s summertime and that means visits from your grandkids! We’re sure you’re excited for them to come stay with you for awhile, but we also know that they expect Grandma and Grandpa to pull out all the stops for fun and entertainment. If you’re needing ideas on what to do with them in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We’re glad to help you with these suggestions.
Budget Friendly Activities for Kids in Dallas
–If you have budding little artists visiting you, and they’re old enough to appreciate the work others do, then take them to the Arlington Museum of Art (free for children under 12) or the Dallas Museum of Art (free general admission).
–If music is what you’re after, most of the performances by the Fine Arts Chamber Players are free to attend. The Dallas Symphony is dedicated to the community, and every year offer the free Park Concerts series during the summer.
–The Artisan Children’s Theater offers fun kid-focused shows with affordable ticket prices!
–See two movies in one night at Galaxy Drive-In for less than the cost of admission at an indoor theater.
–Bring all the nickels you can carry to Nickelmania, where every arcade game and activity only costs one to six nickels to play! It’s definitely worth the small admission fee.
Splurge-Worthy Activities for Kids in Dallas
–The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has enough to entertain all on its own, but it hosts festivals, live music and a number of other activities throughout the summer too. There is a general admission fee unless you already have a membership there, then general admission is free.
–The ultimate kid-friendly activity park in the Dallas area is Adventure Landing! With miniature golf, laser tag, arcade, go-karts and more, it will easily fill a day with pure fun! Sandy Lake Amusement Park is another great option.
–Expose your grandkids to some culture and take them to see a musical! Dallas Summer Musicals always offers a few shows the whole family can enjoy together! If your grandkids are a bit younger, the Dallas Children’s Theater is also a great cultural option.
–If your grandkids are old enough to enjoy all the awesome rides — and you’re willing to ride a few too — then Six Flags over Texas may be a great option!
–What kid doesn’t love the zoo?? The Dallas Zoo has everything from monorail safaris to feeding giraffes and everything exotic in between.
If all this fun sounds tiring, no worries — end the evening with a soak in your hot tub once your grandkids are in bed and you’ll be relaxed and ready to go enjoy the day again with them tomorrow!