Creating Really Awesome Free Trips is back, and it will happen most Thursday’s from now until the end of August. Hopefully you will find a few fun, free family friendly things to do in a city near you! Or use these lists to plan an unforgettable road trip the whole fam can enjoy!
9 Things to do in Dallas with Kids
The Dallas Farmer’s Market has been in the heart of downtown Dallas since 1941! It’s free and open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. It’s fun to wander around, smell the flowers, sample the produce, and let the kids get a little adventurous trying something new.
General admission to the Dallas Museum of Art is free everyday, but you are required t reserve tickets in advance. It’s a good opportunity to hit the kids with a bit of culture without being stressed out by all of the regular rules.
3. Teddy Bear Park
There’s a beautiful walking path in Dallas called Lakeside Park. The park winds alongside a creek, is beautifully landscaped, and is a great exploration trail for little ones. One area along the trail has a secret path full of giant, granite teddy bear sculptures! The teddy bear sculptures are fun for climbing and cute for photo ops. The lovable giant Teddy Bear sculptures were created by artist J.T. Williams and donated to the park by the Harlan Crow family in 1995.
4. Dealey Plaza
If you have any history buffs or you just want to add a little education to the summer outings, a stop at Dealey Plaza is an educational idea. Dealey Plaza is the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, is fascinating. It’s free to wander the area, which is educational and intriguing. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday. Kids 5 and under are free, but adult tickets are $18.
While you’re checking out Dealey Plaza, you might as well let the kids cool off at Founders Plaza, a block or so away. What kid doesn’t love to get drenched in a fountain?