Kids off on a school break? Here are tons of fun things to do for day trips and short get aways around Dallas

Day Trips and Fun Things to do When Kids are On a Break From School

We have several school holidays coming up including spring break! Sometimes keeping kids occupied and busy over a break can be so challenging. Here are some great ideas for day trips and fun things to do when kids are on a break from school.

Over Night Trips

Great Wolf Lodge   This is so much fun for the whole family but can be pricey. My best advice is to look on Groupon for a coupon code or discount night. They do offer some but they are mostly during the week. If you have young kids that can miss school this would be your best time to go! When you spend 1 night you get access to the water park the next day as well even though you have to be out of your room. They have large locker rooms where you can change and store stuff as well as needed.

Camping at Eisenhower Park    Mel, from the Plano Moms Team, went camping here with her family and had the best time! Come read the post to get more details on what they did and see how much fun they had.

Broken Bow/Beavers Bend    I have never been but every year Plano Moms recommend this as a great place to take the family on a fun getaway! Let us know if you’ve been and what you did there! It’s located in Oklahoma about 2.5 hours from Plano. It’s a year-round popular destination with a state park, a lake, river, and many more things to do.


Kids on a school break? Here are the best day and night trips around Dallas, TX

Fun Things to Do in Dallas

Legoland Sea Life Aquarium (Grapevine)

Dallas Zoo

Six Flags

Epic Water Park (Newly opened in Jan 2018!!)

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Adventure Landing

Dallas World Aquarium

Rangers Game

Frisco RoughRiders Game

Visit The Star in Frisco

Hurricane Harbor

Klyde Warren Park 

Sandy Lake Park

Perot Museum

Dallas Children’s Theater

Longer Day Trips Around Dallas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: 2299 County Road 2008 Glen Rose, Texas, 76043 A wildlife drive through (in your own car) to see and feed the wild animals.

Dinosaur Valley State Park; 205 Farm to Market 56 Glen Rose, Texas. A great place for camping and fishing this is a 1500 acre park open year round.

Turner Falls: Home of Oklahoma’s largest waterfall and within driving distance of Dallas! Open every day  I-35 & US HIGHWAY 77, DAVIS, OKLAHOMA Day admission is 6:30 am – 8:30 pm (all kids 12 and under MUST have a lifejacket!)

Burger’s Lake (Ft. Worth) A 30 acre park featuring a spring fed lake. Tons of picnic tables so it’s a fun place to take food and stay for the day. No alcohol or pets allowed.


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Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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