Why do we always want to begin these posts with weather talk? It can’t be helped! April is pretty much your last chance to get out of the house with the kids before the heat and mosquitos make things extra sticky and sweaty for everyone. It’s that spring sweet spot in Dallas, and we’ve got plenty of ideas to maximize it.
The Guide below is just a glimpse at some of the more interesting events happening around the city to help you plan your month of April. We maintain a full calendar of events here, and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, you this list straight to your inbox! Enjoy!
All Month :: LEGOLAND Discovery Center just opened Ninjago City Adventure which has obstacle course challenges galore for your ninjas-in-training. Check the link for details – your kids are going to love this.
April 1 :: How about some educational family bonding courtesy of the Perot Museum? Educators bring hands-on activities to Klyde Warren Park for Family Experiments: Nature from 11am-2pm. Free!
April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 :: Calling all Thomas the Train lovers! Get tickets for the annual Day Out With Thomas™ presented by Fisher-Price at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. There’s tons of fun all day: live music, magic shows, petting zoo, face painting, and more. Plan to spend the whole afternoon! Train tickets $21, ages 2 and under can ride in your lap.
April 1, 2, 8, 9 :: Crawfish season is upon us, and Traders Village Flea Market in Grand Prairie is doing it up two weekends in a row with their Big Mamou Cajun Festival. Admission is free and parking is $4.
April 1-9 :: This is your last chance to catch Dallas Blooms: Flower Power, Mommy and Me Mondays, and Tiny Tot Tuesdays at the Arboretum. But on the plus side, we now get Wednesday After Hours (open until 8pm). Perfect for a mid-week picnic with the fam!
April 1-16 :: If you missed out on tickets to our Dallas Moms Blog 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt (*cries*), you do have a few other options around town this Easter season. We’ve rounded up Egg Hunts and Easter Activities from all over the Dallas area for ya.
April 4, 11, 18, 25 :: On Tuesdays, the Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park is filled with giant blue Imagination Playground blocks from 9am-12pm, and Miss Kimberly presents Music and Stories with KidsWorks for the little ones at 11am. Take advantage before the heat zaps our will to live!
April 6 :: If you have the type of kid who would enjoy having a butterfly land on his or her skin, Texas Discovery Gardens is doing Stories and More with a butterfly theme for April. Make a craft, read a story, have a themed snack. 11am. Tickets are $8 for ages 3-11(and adults) and $3 for ages 1-3.
April 7-9 :: Are you into the bluebonnet photo ops? Pop over to Ennis, TX (the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas) for the Bluebonnet Trails Festival with vendors, arts & crafts, and live music. Here are tips on bluebonnet hot spots in the area.
April 8 :: Old Town Lewisville celebrates spring with ColorPalooza from 10am – 5pm. There are tons of vendors and activities scheduled, including chalk art, LEGOLAND Discovery Center build contests, a tie-dye station, art demonstrations (glass blowing!), kite flying, and live music. Check the link for a detailed schedule of the day.
April 8 :: The Scarborough Renaissance Festival is back, y’all. Saturdays and Sundays this month and through the end of May, head to Waxahachie for OLDE.TYME.FUN. Tons of details and a schedule here. If you’ve never been, check out our past post on bringing kids – yes, there’s lots for them to like!
April 12 :: Old City Park’s Barnyard Buddies program has a train-themed story and craft this month. 11am start time; tickets $5 for ages 4-12 with first accompanying adult free.
April 15 :: This Easter weekend you can participate in a different kind of egg-stravaganza at the Trinity River Audubon Center for Celebrate Birds. Meet live birds of prey, dissect owl pellets to find teeny bones, and do some hiking while learning about our feathered friends. 10am-2pm.
April 21-23 :: Earth Day Texas at Fair Park is the world’s largest(!!) Earth Day event. “World’s largest” equals fun things for the whole family, you know. Admission is free but if you don’t ride the DART to Fair Park Station like a good eco-conscious Earthling, you gotta pay $10 for parking.
April 30 :: It’s the annual Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl! The football field will become a giant dog park and dog rescue groups, clubs, and vendors will line the sidelines. Admission is free, parking is $5.