This week many Ellis County schools will celebrate the spring break. For them, that means a break. For parents that means you are on the hunt for events and activities to keep them busy and hopefully for you to enjoy with them. But kids aren’t the only one who could benefit from spring break. March is full of fun events at any age.
Your favorite coasters are here to whisk you away to homework-free bliss!
Thu 3/9 [ +10 dates]
Name of location
Barnes And Noble: The Parks At Arlington Storytime!
every Tuesday as we read an amazing book! We will also have crafts or activities for your kids to enjoy. Our Storytime is appropriate for babies through kindergarten-aged children. See you there!…
Tue 3/14 @ 11:00 am
Name of location
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth at Grapevine Mills
Today / $21 for ages 3 and up
Get ready to add colorful creations to LEGO® Friends Heartlake City and put your ninja skills to the ultimate test in the all-new LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure opening this March at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. Located in the former LEGO® City Fire Academy play area, the $850,000, 1,782-square- foot interactive play area is the first of its kind in the world, and the center’s third interactive experience to open within the last two years.
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios at Lone Star Park
Now – March 26 / Tickets start at $35
A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, just to be expected from Cirque du Soleil’s new Kurios. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.
Spring Break Camps
Ninja Camp at Chamberlain Studios
Spring Break (March 13-17) / Cost $ 80 per day/ $300 for week
This 35-year old martial arts school is led by a 10th degree black belt hosts the Spring Break Ninja Camp for boys AND girls. Camp is an all day option with karate, games, movies and their applauded ‘3 Steps to a Great Kid’ character building program.
Spring Break Ninja Camp-Chamberlain Studios
Discovery Camp and Spring Break Activities at the Perot Museum
Extended Hours and times for Spring Break (March 13-17) / Cost vary per activity
There is so much to see and do at the Perot Museum like the new amazing Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed exhibit, but for spring break there is so much to do including a sleepover at the Perot with around the clock activities,
SLEEPOVER. Ready, set, snooze! Spring is hopping with sleepovers at the Perot Museum. These overnight adventures, designed for children ages 6-14, come chock-full of round-the-clock fun, including behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s 11 exhibit halls, exclusive demonstrations, hands-on discovery plus a late-night snack, 3D film and light breakfast to round out the experience. Spring dates are March 11 (Spring Break), April 21, May 5 (Boy Scouts NOVA Award), May 13 (all-girls sleepover) and May 26. Sleepovers are open to groups of all sizes – from a parent and child to entire organizations. Cost is $45 per child and $30 per adult chaperone.
SPRING BREAK. During Spring Break March 11-19, the Museum rolls out its popular daily activities plus Discovery Camps March 13-17 to keep pre-K through elementary kids content and constructive.
At select times during Spring Break March 11-19, visitors can enjoy daily live “science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, science trivia and drop-in activities involving making clouds, rainbows, egg dyeing, pinwheels/wind energy and marshmallows, to name a few. Plus, little ones ages 5 and under can enjoy exploration crafts in the Moody Family Children’s Museum daily until 3 p.m. Check the website for detailed schedules. Activities are free to members and included with general admission for non-members. Note: See Spring Break hours below.
Plus Discovery Camp from March 13-17 will have pre-K through 4th graders unlocking secrets and uncovering a world buried over time and forgotten by many. Along with special access to Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, little explorers can soak up Maya culture through hands-on interactives such as building arches, deciphering hieroglyphs, translating the Maya calendar and more. For more info and to register, visit perotmuseum.org/camps.
PC: Perot Museum
PC: Perot Museum
STEM Camps at National Videogame Museum
PC: Scitech Discovery Center Facebook
Safari Week at Texas Discovery Gardens
March 13 – 17 / $8 adults, $4 kids
The Texas Discovery Garden & Butterfly House is open year round, but March 13-17 they are hosting a full week of spring break fun. Entitled “Safari Week,” each day features a cool craft and discovery themed activities such as Seeing and touching palm sized Madagascar hissing cockroaches on Monday, a butterfly hunt and release on Wed, live snake Thursday, foot long Malaysian Stick Friday and more. AND good to know- every Tuesday, including spring break, is ‘Pay as you wish’ so you can pay with a dollar, a dime or a smile.
Spring Break Safari Week
Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell Art Museum
March 14 – 17 / Free, but you must register
Celebrate vacation time at the Museum with ongoing art activities, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and children’s films. There is no charge for this program or to visit the permanent collection. No reservations required.
Looking for more fun for the family in Cowtown?
Then check out our Visit Fort Worth picks for March!
Main Event / various locations
Now – April 9 opening at 9 am / prices vary
Main Event Entertainment rolled out its all-new “Spring FUNpass,” featuring all-you-can-play activities* – bowling, billiards, laser tag and more. (This is one of our favorites – with or without the kids. Especially on days you had planned to be outdoors and Mother Nature changes the plan.)
Guests may choose from the following Pass options:
9 – 10:30 a.m.: Purchase the Spring FUNpass for just $12.95; pass is valid until 5 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Spring FUNpass is $18.95; wristband is valid until 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – close: Spring FUNpass is $18.95; wristband is valid until close
“Let it Be” Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park
March 7-19 / $24.50
The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. Enter a time capsule and turn back in time to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing other hits like Back in the USSR, Live and Let Die, Got to Get you into My Life, My Sweet Lord, Hey Jude, Woman, Helter Skelter, Paperback Writer & many more hits you never got to see performed live, on top of many other classics.
Texas Storytelling Festival at Denton Civic Center
March 9 – 12 / $10 at the door daypass
Turn off the TV, put down your devices the Texas Storytelling Festival celebrates the longest method of entertainment – storytelling. With concerts, workshops, activities and more, you’ll enjoy so much at this unique festival in Denton. AND Saturday March 11 is Kids’ Day! Admission to all Kids’ Day Activities is free for children and an accompanying adult. Lunch will be provided free for the children. Adults may wish to order a box lunch.
Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie
Kids can have hours of fun playing on all the equipment, or walk along the well maintained trail. Take the bike for the bike path.
City-Wide Prayer Meeting
Join Believers from all churches to pray for revival in Maypearl. Meetings will be held each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Location will vary.
Tue 3/14 @ 6:00 pm
Name of location
Maypearl, TX. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Maypearl, Texas.
Family Movie Matinee
Join us at noonfor a week of Disney’s live-action films at the Family Movie Matinee at Mansfield Public Library. No registration is required, popcorn will be provided, and the movie is free….
Tue 3/14 @ 12:00 pm
Name of location
Mansfield, TX. Location – Mansfield – TX – 76063.
Pi “” Day At Norma’s Cafe
While March 14th might not celebrate the dessert, it does highlight math! In honor of Pi day, well be donating a portion of all sales from pie to the School for the Talented and Gifteds Robotics…
Tue 3/14 @ 6:00 am
Name of location
Dallas, TX. Norma’s Cafe