We are in our final weeks of the 2020-2021 school year and kids are excited about all of the possibilities that summer has to offer.With last summer being what it was and a school year full of virtual instruction, extra stress, social distancing,sporadic quarantines and masks. I thought it important to identify and share the 7 Can’t Miss Summer Events DFW has to offer for kids.
Our kids deserve a summer full of fun out in the sun, quality family time, and new experiences.
Here’s what I found:
Be sure to check with each venue before you go, as their hours and capacity may be subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Science of the Guinness Book of World Records
Location: Perot Museum, Dallas
*Not recommended for kids under 10
This tour would be perfect for kids ages 10 and up that love science, fun challenges, and understanding how and why things are the way they are.
Matilda Jr. The Musical
Location: Fairview Youth Theatre
Who doesn’t love Roal Dahl’s “ Matilda”? Here kid actors will put on an entertaining rendition of this classic children’s story. So, if you have a kid that loves theater and aspires to be an actor or actress themselves one day, this would most certainly be fun.
3. Frisco Fair
Location: Frisco, Tx
Cost: Free Admission- Pay to play
We missed the State Fair last year, so while we wait on it this year, the Frisco Fair would be the perfect warm-up. Rides, games, food, and tons of photo ops.
4.Teen Night Out! Or Culinary Camp
Cost: See location for details
Have a young chef interested in learning more about food, flavors, and the functions of a kitchen/ culinary business? Sign them up for Teen Night Out or Culinary Camp this summer.
They’ll learn new recipes, interact with their peers, try new foods and flavors.
Their acquiring a new skill could lead to your freedom. It’s a win-win.
5.Texas Rangers Home Games
Location: Globe Life Park, Arlington
Cost: See Website for details
Show up for the home team. Grab some nachos and peanuts and enjoy the new stadium.
6. NERF Challenge
Location: Centennial Hall Fair Park, Dallas
Cost: See website for anytime ticket weekend and weekday ticket costs
Looking for competitive fun that will earn you some cool parent points and ensure that everyone knocks out at bedtime. This is definitely the way to go.
Who wouldn’t love a nerf war!?
7.The Kids Market at Klyde Warren Park
Location:2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy
I recently completed the Pursuit of Passion project with my 5th graders and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that many of my kiddos want to be entrepreneurs. I mean jewelry makers and shop owners, florists, artists, pastry chefs, all the things.
This event will be perfect for them to set up shop and experience making and selling their creations.
I know from experience that kids look forward to beginning each new school year with talk about all the things they did and all the new places they visited while on break. ( thus My children’s book: School Supplies for Sale)
I also know that the more exposure kids get to new events, activities, foods, and cultures outside of their usual; the more likely they are to develop new interests and skills, be willing to develop new peer relationships and be accepting of others and the more well rounded they will be.
I keep hearing This Summer, We Outside,
Don’t forget the kids y’all.