The comfortable temperatures, warm breezes, blooming flowers, and restless kiddos can only mean one thing — spring break is right around the corner. If you aren’t hopping on an airplane, or loading the car to capacity for a family road trip, you are most likely beginning to ponder your upcoming staycation. Spring Break can be a time for memories and meltdowns. Whether you thrive off of packing every second of the day with activities, or are just looking for a few adventures, avoiding the typically crowded venues (the zoo, museum, etc.) usually always tops the list of priorities. If you are looking to break away from tradition and monotony (and the rest of the Fort Worth area spring breakers), check out a few kid-tested, mom approved adventures that are big on fun and low on stress.
Ticketed events are prime real estate when it comes to spring break. Crowded or empty, you and your family have reserved spots for your experience!
Grapevine Vintage Railroad — For a true Texas adventure check out the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Board this classic locomotive in Grapevine and ride all the way to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Spend an hour or two exploring the Stockyards (without having to find a parking spot) and then enjoy the beautiful views on the ride back to Grapevine. Be sure to leave time to pop-in some of the adorable little shops downtown!
Casa Manana — This Fort Worth staple is the perfect theater for little ones. Beginning March 17, Casa Manana will feature the musical Little Red Riding Hood. Showtimes staggered throughout the day make this nap time friendly theater experience a win for everyone.
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge — Get in touch with your wild side! Head out for a hike through a nature preserve and refuge center. Explore the beautiful property and take advantage of special spring break programming including, hayrides to feed the Bison, canoeing, exploring reptiles, meeting snakes and turtles, crafting, and even a chance to meet a live opossum face to face! The best part is that admission starts at just $5!
Coyote Drive-In — For an unforgettable experience that is ideal for the spring temperatures, load up the whole family and head to Coyote Drive-In. Get there early and enjoy the food, live music, and playground. There are even adult beverages for parents desperately needing a little “spring break.” Admission price includes two movies! Be sure to bring camping chairs, blankets, and pillows, and enjoy a gorgeous view of the Fort Worth skyline while you catch a flick! Parking is first come, first serve.
Mainstay Farms — Spend the day at Mainstay Farms. Fish, take a hayride, participate in duck races, and explore the three-story tree house. Be sure to leave time to enjoy the yummy eats and ice cream!
Spring break tip! Be sure to plan your visits and purchase tickets to all events in advance for smooth sailing!
For more ideas check out “Around Cowtown: Family-Friendly Events for March” including what is happening at more of the spring break “hot spots.” If good food is what you’re looking for, check out “50 Fort Worth Area Kid-Friendly Restaurants.” Also check out or large and in charge list filled with ideas for places that offer indoor fun!
What is your favorite Fort Worth Spring Break destination?