Do you live in Dallas,TX, and are the grandkids coming over to visit? Looking for something to do with them? It’s a common thing we hear from Gee Insurance Solutions clients.
Fortunately, living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a huge advantage when it comes to entertaining guests, especially the littlest of them. Here are some great places to take the grandchildren in Dallas.
Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen, it’ll be warm, but fun at some of the locations…
Klyde Warren Park
As Dallas began to redefine downtown, Klyde Warren Park became a centerpiece. Located above Woodall Rodgers Freeway, the park is a great place to take kids during any season.
Klyde Warren Park has food trucks, a splash pad, plenty of green space, and lots of activities for the kids to do (check out their family activity guide).
My kids love it, and yours will too. Find out more information here.
What kid doesn’t love a trip to the zoo. Ok, maybe some, but for those that like to see all the animals that the world has to offer, the Dallas Zoo is a great place to take the grandchildren in Dallas.
The zoo was founded in 1888 with just two deer and two mountain lions. Today the zoo has over 2,000 animals and some amazing exhibits.
Find out more about the Dallas Zoo here.
You don’t have to go with kids who love flowers to enjoy the Dallas Arboretum, although that is definitely a plus.
The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located near White Rock Lake on 66 acres that include a complete life science laboratory for kids and many family programs.
Plus, the flowers and other vegetation is beautiful no matter the time of year. I enjoy going in the spring or fall to avoid the heat, but it is always a day well spent. And it will wear the kids out and make them fall asleep on the ride home. When you need places to take the grandchildren in Dallas, don’t forget this location.
Find out more about the Dallas Arboretum here.
Sixth Floor Museum
Your younger grandkids won’t care about the Sixth Floor Museum, but the older kids might. The Sixth Floor Museum is dedicated to the memory of President John F. Kennedy who was “allegedly” assassinated from a window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository by Lee Harvey Oswald.
The museum has all sorts of artifacts and collections surrounding JFK’s life, presidency, death, and more.
For more information, check out their website here.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Simply put, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is amazing. There is so much to do there that you can’t get it all in during one visit, but you’ll happily come back a second and third time.
It is located in Dallas on the north side of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and its proximity to Klyde Warren Park can allow you to do both things on the same day.
The museum has so many features that kids of all ages and interests can find something they like. My oldest son loves racing the T-Rex on the bottom floor.
Find out more about the Perot Museum in Dallas here.
What About Staying In?
What if it rains, or what if everyone is tired and just wants to stay in? Everyone run to the electronics! Ha, no, we don’t want that. If the kids are over, then I want to spend time with them. But yes, staying inside can get boring for kids.
Something I have found that I love is the book 101 Kids Activities That Are The Bestest, Funnest Ever!.
This book is full of great activities with age specific variations to keep everyone busy during the summer, weekend, or whenever.
Check it out.
So Many Places To Take The Grandchildren In Dallas
This list is just the tip of the iceberg, but if you need something to do to fill up the week, you can’t go wrong with them. Other ideas include:
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Magic Time Machine restaurant
- Dallas Children’s Theater
- Dallas Summer Musicals
- and More!