Entries in Family Vacation Activities (15)
Since moving to the DFW area last July we've been slowly working our way through all the sites and attractions in the area. I've written about quite a few of them on the blog so far, and one of the things we really wanted to do in downtown Dallas was visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. We had a chance to do that last week when they had a Family Media Day, we took advantage of the complimentary entrance fee and I'm so glad we did! I have A LOT of pictures so you can see the reason why you need to visit if you're ever in Dallas.
Our daughter only asked for one thing to celebrate her High School Graduation and that was to go to Medieval Times, because there's nothing like celebrating a coming of age milestone with a meal you get to eat with your fingers and a bit of jousting for entertainment .
We had a chance to go to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival this past weekend. What made it even more exciting was bringing my parents along with us. My dad and mom are Faire newbies and it was fun to introduce them to this cultural event.
In a couple of weeks we are looking forward to doing so many things! Our daughter turned 18 at the end of April and is graduating from high school on the 17th. My parents and my best friend and Amber's best friend are all coming to celebrate those two occasions.
When Amber was five we went to Orlando for a vacation and we visited Medieval Times. It was such a fun evening, and she even got the chance to be crowned the Queen of Love & Beauty by our section's knight who 'won' the jousting event.
If you're looking for an indoor activity to do with the kids in the DFW area of Texas, then SEA LIFE Aquarium at Grapevine Mills Mall is a place to check out. It's a venue that everyone in the family will enjoy and it's educational too! With more than 5,000 sea creatures to view it's an underwater adventure...where you don't have to get wet!
Here's a ⟹ COUPON ⟸ to SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Admissions Center to receive one free child ticket with the purchase of a full-price standard admission ticket. This coupon is not valid with pre-purchased online tickets nor can it be combined with any other offer or discount. Valid up to (4) free child tickets per coupon with the purchase of (4) adult tickets. Child ticket only valid on the day of purchase.
Yippee...summer is here! The kids are out of school and looking for adventure. When the family is out and about, think about taking along some healthy snacks so you don't load up on empty calories. Tetra Pak, known for its shelf safe, lightweight packaging has compiled some ideas for family road trips, picnics, healthy snacks and family friendly games. It's all part of the Milk Unleashed educational campaign to let people know that shelf safe milk is a great solution when you're on the go.
Compared to most families I admit that we do stay indoors a lot. We're very fair and burn easily and we don't like the cold much at all (good thing we're moving to Texas right?!). But despite that we probably spend more time outdoors than I actually let on. Especially when we go on vacation. Funny how that is.
I have so many great memories of the active things we've done when we've traveled. It's been such a pleasure to take in the sights, sounds and wonder of our daughter over the years getting to do and see things a lot of people only get to dream of.
The best family-friendly vacation spots are not confined to those destinations spelled with a
capital ‘Disney’. In fact, there are plenty of places in the USA and Canada with a great reputation for accommodating families and for providing fun activities for children, including toddlers.