Spring has sprung in Fort Worth! Here are eight fun ideas for to make the most of your family outings.
A Community Day
Spend the day visiting your Fort Worth Libraries, they have weekly activities planned kiddos. PLUS, you can rent books and movies. Want to get outdoors? Plan a picnic lunch in one of the parks and bring bubbles, kites or any kind of ball.
An Animal Day
If you plan on going to the Fort Worth Zoo here are a few tips:
- Buy your tickets ahead of time online to avoid the lines.
- Take the Safari Express and avoid the traffic for just $5 for adults.
- Wednesdays are half-price admission.
- Check out becoming a member. A membership allows you to visit any day for a whole year, taking the pressure off of trying to see all the animals in one day!
Try a more off the beaten path approach to animals. Head to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. The 3,500-acre refuge is home to buffalo, white-tailed deer, prairie dogs and other critters.
A Culture Day
Take a trek through Cultural District of Fort Worth. Check out the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (free admission) or the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which has extended hours until 6 p.m.
An Outdoors Day
Take it outside and enjoy the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Bring a book and a blanket to lounge among the earliest blooms of the season.
A Sweets Day
Throw caution and calorie-counting to the wind and spend a day sweet shop hopping. The kids will definitely be on board for a day of treats when you visit: Melt Ice Creams, Alchemy Pops, Freeze Factory, J. Rae’s Bakery, Gigi’s Cupcakes or Blue Bonnet Bakery (it’s in an old Church).
International Foods Day
An adventure reminiscent of a Travel Channel culinary show, the kids will love sampling new and different foods around the city. Here a few ideas on how to spend the day circulating through some of our cultural markets.
Latin Cuisine: Rio Grande Market
Asian Cuisine: Van Tran Oriental Market
Indian Cuisine: Amma Grocery Store
PC: Wero Kitchen
Remember to be respectful and courteous and ask questions if you are curious.
Vintage Scavenger Hunt Day
This is a challenge among family members. Give each kid the same amount of money and take them to the local resale shops such as: Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Berry Good Buys or Montgomery Street Antique Mall. The winner is the person that finds the best item/items for the money.
Doggy Day Out
Take the family dog on a Spring Break day of his/her own! Plan a day that Rover will love and visit Fort Worth's two off-leash dog parks. Plan a lunch on one of the many pooch-friendly restaurants were pups are welcome.
Hit the trails along the river at Airfield Falls Conservation Park or the 70+ miles of hiking trails along the Trinity River.