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BEST OF DALLAS “Healthy Kids” Awards :: Outdoor Activities

Dallas Moms Blog’s Best of Dallas Awards are sponsored by Solv. All opinions are 100% our own and results are not affected by this sponsorship. All “winners” were selected from over 200 votes by metroplex moms! 

Dallas is an incredible city that offers endless options to the families that live here. Interested in pediatricians? We’ve got thousands to choose from! Need a Mommy & Me class experience? There’s at least 5 different choices going on each day across the metroplex – just pick your “flavor.” 

But as all moms know, many of us choose to not spend hours and hours researching what we need to know, we simply take to the internet and ask on our Facebook Groups or reach out to friends in the area for recommendations — people who are like you, have had good (or bad) experiences, and can share their wisdom with you hopefully saving you all that time researching.

With the help of Solv, we have spent the last month collecting YOUR thoughts on your favorite local businesses, organizations, and practices. People you entrust your children to and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to other moms in the area. We compiled your nominations and put the voting in your hands. With OVER 215 votes in each category, we feel confident that we’ve found the BEST Dallas has to offer families in our Best of Dallas Guide for “Healthy Kids & Healthy Families”! 

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Use it to help you save time and work into research and enjoy time instead with your family. Below you’ll find our reader’s top picks for local businesses in outdoor activities and playspaces. Looking for other topics? Scroll down to the bottom to find our Best of Dallas Guides for Indoor Play, Healthcare, and Restaurants. 

OUT-OF-SCHOOL LEARNING

Dallas Zoo

Location :: 650 South R L Thornton Freeway, Dallas 

The Dallas Zoo is a privately funded zoo that offers a variety of camps, classes, family-friendly programs, and other educational opportunities. Home to more than 2,000 animals, it’s thriving with new exhibits such as the Giants of the Savanna, Wonders of the Wild, and the new Hippo Outpost.

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CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Klyde Warren Park

Location :: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 75201

Klyde Warren Park hosts a variety of events where Uptown meets Downtown Dallas. On any given day, you can venture over and experience food trucks, music in the park, or fitness classes for children & adults. 

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FINE ARTS

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Location :: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum’s 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. They offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. 

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PLAYTIME / EXERCISE

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Location :: 6701 W Parker Rd., Plano 75093

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park featuring vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking, orienteering, and other outdoor activity. 

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Texas Discovery Gardens

Location :: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, 75210 (Fair Park – Gate 6)

Texas Discovery Gardens is an organically maintained urban garden filled with natural wonders. Their grounds feature a two-story Butterfly House and a 7.5 acre organic botanic Garden with native and adapted plants.

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Other BEST OF DALLAS Guides:

Dallas Moms Blog’s “Best of Dallas” Healthy Kids guide nomination and guide are presented by Solv. Solv, a mobile app, is helping DFW patients simplify everyday healthcare by helping you find and book a last minute doctor’s appointment with a reputable doctor at a time and place that is convenient for you. 

Using a smartphone’s GPS, Solv determines the user’s location, and its algorithm matches patients to the right clinics based on a chief complaint, insurance coverage, and appointment availability. Solv can also streamline insurance by allowing patients to use their phone’s camera to take a picture of their insurance card, and get a translation of their family insurance benefits.  To learn more about Solv, visit their website or social media channels for details! 

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