There are always plenty of things for kids to do in Dallas, especially on the weekends. So if you’re wondering “What are the fun things to do in Dallas with kids this weekend?” you don’t need to look any further.
There are so many fun things to do with kids in Dallas this weekend of September 30 to October 2, 2022!
Our top picks on for Dallas events for kids include The Gazilion Bubble Show, Dogfest Texas, State Fair of Texas, and lots more!
Top Pick – Enjoy 14 rides for just $13.99 at Prairie Playland, Traders Village
The family-friendly amusement Star Dancer combines a carousel with a gondola wheel. The carousel starts to rotate as it ascends the 80-foot tower, and it keeps rotating as it ascends the tower until it reaches the top. Passengers receive a clear, panoramic view of the market and the metroplex when at the top.
Get more details on Star Dancer and all the other rides at Prairie Playland
Where: Prairie Playland at Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
When: Summer Hours – Thursday, Friday (6 pm to 10 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 8 pm)
How Much: All day pass allows you to ride any of the 14 rides for just $13.99
Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – September 30, 2022
Pumpkin Nights at Howell Farms
What: Pumpkins and lights for fall? Yes, please! At Pumpkin nights, you can venture along a half-mile path where you can discover fantastic lands like the Pirate’s Cove, a Forbidden Land, and so much more made from 5 000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. There will also be entertainment and games at The Village, the festival area of the farm.
When: September 30 – October 30, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Howell Family Farms, 4016 W Division St, Arlington, TX 76012
How much: $26
Screams Halloween Theme Park
What: Gear up for plenty of screams this Halloween season at the Screams Halloween Theme Park! For its 26th season, the park will unveil an all-new theme for one of its five haunted houses. You could also get more screams in at their haunted cemetery. In addition to that, there will be live entertainment, Scary-Oke, games of skill, a food court, pubs, shops, and more for you and the family to enjoy.
When: September 30, 2022 – October 29, 2022| 7 pm
Where: Scarborough Faire, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167
How much: $42
Top Summer Camp Pick: Sports, STEM & Arts Camps in Dallas at Elite University
Elite University Summer Camps is proud to serve the families of Richmond and Garland in Dallas, Texas. Elite University Summer Camps provides innovative summer camp programming with STEM Camps, Athletic Camps, Outdoor Camps, and Culinary and Mixed Media Arts. At Elite U there is something for everyone! Book your kids’ spot for Elite University Summer Camp in Dallas.
Also, check out our comprehensive list of the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in Dallas.
Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Saturday, October 1, 2022
State Fair of Texas
What: The State Fair of Texas is here! Get ready to experience all its awesomeness all over again from its butter sculptures to the nightly fireworks and to the swamp of delectable fried food! You can also try new concoctions, take a trip to the Top ‘o Texas Tower, or try new concoctions. Big-name musicians like Trace Adkins, Ashanti, Lucinda Williams, Jason Boland & The Stragglers will also be gracing the fair in its duration. There’s just no shortage of things to do in this 24-day four-weekend extravaganza! So get ready to have all the fun in the world!
When: October 1 – 23, 2022 | 10 am onwards
Where: Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
How much: Starts at $15
What: Celebrate the bond between you and your pets and the joy dogs bring into the world while raising funds and awareness for non-profit canine companions at the Dogfest Texas 2022! Enjoy pup-friendly and family-friendly games, activities, vendors, food, live music, and more. Register for free and your pup will receive a Dogfest bandana.
When: October 1, 2022 | 4 pm
Where: The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: Free
Bluegrass at the Settlement
What: It will be a musical weekend at Grapevine with the Southwest Bluegrass Club’s free show/ jam session Bluegrass at the Settlement. Bring your picnic blankets, picnic food, lawn chairs, and even games and enjoy the beauty of the park and the time together with your family while listening. A band will be playing from 1 – 2 pm then after that, it will just be open jam sessions. Get ready to jam!
When: October 1, 2022 | 12 pm
Where: Ted R. Ware Plaza, 206 W Hudgins St, Grapevine, TX 76051
How much: Free
Dia De La Familia
What: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the family with plenty of fun and educational activities at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden this weekend. You can learn how to make flower crowns and pinatas, you can paint your own clay Alebrije, Calaveras, and Mythical Creatures, and you can also win one of the loteria games. In the afternoon, there will also be a Ballet Folklorico performance for you to enjoy.
When: October 1, 2022 | 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free
The Gazillion Bubble Show
What: No matte what age you are, the Gazillion Bubble show will truly delight you and your inner child! This fantastic show will sweep you in a tide of bubbles and give you an unbubblievable experience. There will be mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. You might even find yourself inside one of the bubbles!
When: October 1 – 2, 2022 | 1 pm & 7 pm
Where: Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis St, Coppell, TX 75019
How much: $36
Cottonwood Art Festival
What: Get ready to be stunned by some of the most beautiful visual artwork in Richardson. Featuring the work chosen from over 1400 artists, the exhibit will be displaying museum-quality artworks for people to enjoy. Chosen artists will be competing in 14 categories including 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. A local band will also be providing musical accompaniment as you browse.
When: October 1 – 2, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Cottonwood Park, 1301 W Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
How much: Free
Things to Do in Dallas With Kids This Weekend – Sunday, October 2, 2022
Frights ‘n Lights
What: Experience a combination of pumpkin patches and Halloween houses at Frights ‘n Lights this weekend! Explore an adventure trail lit up with thousands of shining jack-o-lanterns carved with the shape of superheroes, princesses, and cartoon characters, plus legends of fantasy, music, and sports. In addition to that, there will also be plenty of games, Halloween-themed rides, food and drink, and other things to enjoy. This 2022, new activities include Click or Treat, an Instagrammable photo area, and axe throwing. Kids can also put on their costumes and go on the largest Trick-Or-Treat Trail in the state of Texas.
When: October 2 – 31, 2022 | 6 pm
Where: Riders Field, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: Starts at $22
Reindeer Manor Halloween Park
What: Don’t be fooled! The park might have reindeer in its name but that only masks the horrors it has in store for you. The oldest haunted house attraction in Texas features four separate areas for you to explore: Reindeer Manor Estate, 13th Street Morgue, Dungeon of Doom, and The Bunker. There will also be a less horrifying area for kids dances, stage shows, axe throwing, and more. This year will be its last showcase in its current location. Next year, it will be moved to a yet unknown new home.
When: October 2 – 31, 2022 | 8 pm
Where: Reindeer Manor, 410 Houston School Rd, Red Oak, TX 75154
How much: $40 – $60
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