Don’t let a little winter weather stop your family from getting out. There’s plenty to do in Fort Worth when the temperature drops. You can use the cold weather as a time to retreat and take in some culture or have your family expend some of their cabin fever-induced energy.

Casa Manana

Casa Manana exposes children to a live theatre performance where other children are also a part of the performance. They regularly feature kids theatre productions like Charlotte’s WebCinderellaand The Wizard of Oz. Showtimes include matinee and evening performances.


The Movie Tavern

The Movie Tavern brings us the novel experience of eating a meal that goes beyond popcorn and nachos while watching the latest blockbuster in plush seating. The Movie Tavern offers a wide range of menu options including kid-friendly choices like chicken tenders, corn dogs and cheeseburgers. Adults can select from pizza, sandwiches, sliders, wraps and salads. On Saturday and Sunday mornings they host “Breakfast and a Flick” where you can watch a movie beginning at 9AM and eat breakfast. There are three locations in Fort Worth, my favorite is the one at West 7th.  

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History / Omni Theatre

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers many educational activities and exhibits for a variety of age ranges. Children under 8 will enjoy the the play space along with the natural science exhibits in the Children’s Museum area. Older kids will learn and create in the Innovation Studios which offer plenty of hands-on activities. The latest exhibit “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation of Chuck Jones” explores the talent behind some of our most beloved cartoons. End your day with a film at the Omni Theatre. The Omni Theatre’s 120 foot wide domed screen provides a movie experience that’s not to be missed.


Omni Theatre 

Fort Worth Library

When it’s cold outside there’s a certain comfort to being surrounded by books. Take a field trip to your local library or better yet to the Central Library in Downtown Fort Worth and do a little storytime with your little ones. Each library also has weekly story time events depending on the age of your child. In addition to books, older kids can find magazines, graphic novels and even gaming activities. The Central Library also hosts a family film series.

Flight Deck

If you’re kids have energy to spare during cold weather, let them jump it out at Flight Deck trampoline park. You pay by the hour for kids to jump on trampolines, jump in a foam pit or play dodgeball.