Are you ready for a break yet? We definitely are! While you look forward to sunshine and relaxation, don’t forget to plan a few things for the kids. Don’t go broke having fun, we’re bringing you plenty of free and cheap things to do for Spring Break in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Spring Break in the area is from March 9- 17 and we’ve rounded up the best things to do in DFW on the cheap:
Texas Discovery Gardens– Enjoy the butterflies, explore the native plants, and spot critters galore. Admission is regularly $10 per person but now you can get entrance for two for just $13, making this one of the best cheap things to do for Spring Break in Dallas.
SEA QUEST Aquarium– This Fort Worth area aquarium has animal encounters, inspiring exhibits, and more. Admission is $14.95 at the door but now two can get in for $25!
Frontiers of Flight Museum– This award-winning museum features the people who have gone the highest, farthest, fastest, and first in aviation. See the history of Southwest Airlines, the Apollo VII, over a dozen aircraft, try out a flight trainer, and much more. Admission is $10 per person but get two people in now for only $12!
SEA LIFE Aquarium– This amazing aquarium in Grapevine offers a variety of aquatic life and education activities. Admission is $20.95 at the door but now you can get Anytime Admission for just $18.99!
SPRING BREAK CAMPS in Dallas-Fort Worth
Teen Cooking Camp– This culinary workshop is for boys and girls in 8th- 12th grade is a one- day event at a steal of a price. March 11th from 4- 8 pm at Forest Hill Church of Christ, your child can learn to cook for you for just $21.87. Mom, stepmom, grandmom, or any other lady in the child’s life is invited for dinner at 7!
Tween Spring Break Camp– The Smith Public Library in Wylie wants you to Give Bees a Chance! 4th- 6th graders are invited to a FREE, one-hour camp to learn about bees, plant seeds to take home, and help with the garden. The camp is free on March 13 from 2-3 pm, just register to let them know you’re coming.
Kids Acting With a Purpose Workshop– This kids theater workshop at Austin Plaza is perfect for those aged 8- 14. Both the new and the experienced are welcome to participate in this half-day, full week class. It’s just $110.
Kids Spring Academy Top Golf– Every Top Golf location has a Kids Academy where students can learn to play golf from professionals. Working in small groups, the kids get their own bays and will develop their golf swing. The program is for kids aged 6- 12, 9 am-noon, for three days. The program is normally $119 but you can save $20 when you register before March 1st!
Fort Worth Zoo Camps– Sign up for just one day or the whole week! Prices begin at $85 for a full day of exploration at the Zoo. Before and after camp care is also available. This Fort Worth Spring Break camp is best for kids in 1st through 5th grade, March 11- 15.
Sci- Tech Discovery Center– This STEM-based Spring Break Camp explores just some of the themes they have happening all summer long. It’s a great way to test the program before you commit to the full summer. You can sign up for one day or the full week. Camps run 9 am to 4 pm March 11- 15 and each camp is $75 per day.
LLELA Spring Break Camps– Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area invites you to explore two sessions. Kids can sign up to learn about the prairie or the marsh lands- or both! Camp is 9 am- 3 pm March 11- 13 and March 13- 15. The event is for kids aged 8- 12 and they need to bring their own lunch. Each session is $75 or sign up for both for just $125 per child.
WOGA Gymnastics– This gymnastics camp is actually affordable. Kids ages 3+ are eligible for the half day camp starting at just $40. Ages 4+ can enroll in a full day camp for just $50. They even accept walk- ins for an additional $5 per day and they give discounts for siblings when you register for the full week.
Spring BreakOUT Camp– This camp in Lewisville has a little something for everyone. There will be indoor activities, outdoor activities, and field trips around town. The program is for kids aged 8- 12, March 11- 15 from 7:30 am- 5:30 pm. Registration is $125.
Lakeside City Park– Enjoy a one-day Spring Break Kick-Off event featuring tacos, ice cream, bounce houses, an obstacle course, pony rides, and more. The party is going down on March 10 from 2- 6 pm. All events are free to the public, just register to let them know you’re coming.
Spring Festival at First Christian Church– This church in Rowlett, Texas is having a free carnival! Tickets for rides and activities are 4 for $1. Purchase on-site for cash or you can pay with a card in advance. The Spring Break event is Saturday, March 16 from 11 am to 4 pm.
Dallas Zoo– Go with a group for a group discount, or sign up for a family membership which pays for itself in two visits.
My First Fish– Lewisville Parks & Recreation is hosting a couple of events over Spring Break, including an introductory fishing class. Registration is $5 and the event is open to ages 5 and up. The class is from 10 am to noon on March 10.
Six Flags Over Texas– Get thrilling rides, live entertainment, and have an amazing Spring Break at Six Flags. Buy season passes soon and enjoy extra benefits from the Park Opening Sale. Memberships are monthly and start at just $6.99!
MUSEUMS, ART & MORE
SAMURAI Spring Break– The Samurai Collection at the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum is hosting a historical spring break. Register for free and enjoy Spring Break activities every day. They’re closed on Mondays.
Modern Art Museum– Normally closed on Mondays, the MAM is opening for a special day. March 11, from 11 am- 2 pm, there will be two docent- lead tours, plus arts and crafts for all. The event is totally free for kids 12 and under, and just $10 for everyone else. Admission is also free on Friday of the same week.
Spring Break Crafts at Ikea– Ikea has family and kid-friendly events planned all week long. The activities are free but spaces are limited and you MUST sign up in advance. Enjoy balloon art, face painting, planting seeds, a Lego workshop, and more.
Spring Break at Legacy Hall– The Garden Box at Legacy Hall will be jumpin’ for Spring Break. There will be morning cartoons, oversized garden games, a movie series in the afternoons, and dance parties at night. The events are all free and kid-friendly, you just pay for your food and drinks. Register in advance so they know how many people to expect.
Spring Break Open Skate– The Allen Community Center is opening its skating rink for a Spring Break Party. March 9 from 11:45- 1:45 come on our for $5 entry, $3 skate rentals, on-ice games, music, and prizes.
Libraries around DFW– Dallas & Fort Worth Library Systems have teamed up for an awesome week of Spring Break activities. Enjoy short activities ranging from Toddler Time to STEM Exploration to Blacklight Painting. All events are free and open to the public. Some events require advanced registration. Participating Libraries include:
- Colony Library
- Coppell Library
- Grapevine Library
- Lewisville Library
- Little Elm Library
- South Lake Library
- And many more!
What Spring Break activities in DFW are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments: