Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, April 5-11
Octopi, Easter, and the Scarborough Renaissance Festival are your best bets this week.
First and foremost, I hope everyone and their family is safe and sound after the swath of tornadoes that came through on Tuesday. Fortunately, that scare seems to be a one-day thing, so we can be free to try and enjoy ourselves the rest of the week. And with Good Friday being a holiday for a lot of people and Easter on Sunday, it's a great time to get out of the house.
The relatively new Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium has just introduced a brand new exhibit, Octopus Garden. The exhibit will not only showcase octopi, but also other cephalopods like cuttlefish and nautilus. That's in addition to all the other attractions there, which includes more than 5,000 other sea creatures.
Easter may be on Sunday, but there are plenty of holiday events happening before that day, too. Among others, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine will put on Bricks and Bunnies on Friday and Saturday, combining the Easter egg hunt with LEGO building stations; the weekly Grand Prairie Farmers Market at Market Square will have an Eggcellent Bunny Hop on Saturday; and Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas will play host once again to Easter in the Park and Pooch Parade on Sunday. For a list of all Easter-related events, click here.
Finally, the annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival starts on Saturday in Waxahachie, running every weekend through Memorial Day. This is the weekend to go, though, as up to three children per family will be admitted for free. Plus, they'll have their own version of an Easter egg hunt. Get out your best old timey costume and get ready to chow down on a big ol' turkey leg.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.