Category Archives: Family-Friendly Activities

4 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 5-7


Local residents and visitors can enjoy film, culture and volunteering opportunities.

  1. Oktoberfest celebrated in Southlake Town Square

This event features live entertainment, German food and beer. (Courtesy Southlake Chamber of Commerce)

Family and friends can attend the city of Southlake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German-inspired event includes a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and craft booths, specialty items from local vendors and food and drinks. Attendees can also expect performances by musical groups such as the Swiss Longhorns, Time Machine and Le Freak.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-481-8200.

Read more from Community Impact about:
  • Movie shown at the Village in Colleyville
  • Festival held on historic Main Street
  • Cleanup efforts underway in Grapevine

Perot Fall Discovery Camps for kids Pre-K to 4th Grade registering now

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Let your child spend Thanksgiving break at the Perot Museum learning the science behind all things stinky and slimy!

DATES: November 19 – 21, 2018

LOCATION: The Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 75201


Ooey Gooey Chemistry

This camp will be loaded with tons of hands-on messy experiments! You will make bouncy balls, play with slime, and make some exciting discoveries of ooey, gooey, slimy, and icky science fun!


Gross Science

Why are feet smelly? What is the purpose of mucus? In this camp, you’ll have a fun-filled week of learning about our gross bodily functions. Find out all there is to know about burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, and germs and how our brain, cells, heart, organs and blood contribute to the grossness.

For questions call 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or For more information or to register, click HERE.


Editor’s Corner: Jurassic Gardens – Fun and Educational

By Stacey Doud

My family and I were looking for something to do close to home, so we decided to check out Grapevine Parks & Rec’s Jurassic Gardens.

For $8 per person, we were admitted into the back of the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. We weren’t completely sure what to expect, but it didn’t disappoint.

The dinosaurs featured once roamed the area we were standing on, and were not the typical dinos seen in exhibits. They are hydraulic and robotic, so they move (even their eyes) and make sounds.

In addition to the dinosaurs, there were several activities, like digging for bones, beanbag tosses and displays of real fossils. The displays were enhanced by the beauty of the plants and trees in the Gardens.

There is a store if your little one wants a souvenir, and many knowledgeable park attendants were there to answer questions.

If you have an hour or two to kill, make sure to check this exhibit out before it goes away on October 7.

For more information and tickets, visit

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Nash Farm Fall Roundup Oct 20


For more information, click HERE.

Nash Farm 2019 Workshop tickets on sale now

43000376_10156321287665033_8374811804836036608_nIt’s October and we are thinking Fall at Nash Farm. Today the 2019 Workshop Tickets are on sale! Go to our Facebook Page to read more info or buy tickets. They make great Christmas gifts!

  • January – Hog Butchering
  • February – Victorian Candy
  • March – Wood Stove Cooking
  • May – Cheese Making
  • June – 1920s “One Hour Dress” 

…….and we might add a couple more.

For more information about Nash Farm, click HERE.

Sunset Concert Series at The REC

41688173_10156724687497328_1826595246767603712_oBring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a relaxing fall evening of various music styles at The REC of Grapevine. This FREE outdoor concert series will be held the first three Saturday evenings in October from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Food trucks will be onsite to purchase from or you may bring your own food (no glass is allowed). Dogs are welcome to join but must be on a leash.

This year’s bands will include country soul artist, Erick Willis on October 6, Memory Trip, a classic rock cover band on October 13, and Mad Men Swing Band on October 20. Due to the remodel of the Bessie Mitchell House happening at The Grapevine Botanical Gardens, this year we have moved the series to The REC of Grapevine’s outdoor courtyard.

• October 6 – Erick Willis
• October 13 – Memory Trip
• October 20 – Mad Men Swing Band

For more information, visit

Brews & Bones at “Jurassic Gardens” tonight

Jurassic-Gardens_DinosAfterDark-1024x875Brews & Bones is TONIGHT! Come join us in Jurassic Gardens for a night full of fun dinosaur entertainment! Dr. Thomas Adams, from the Witte Museum will be talking about the beloved T-Rex!  You can purchase your tickets at the gate or by clicking HERE.

Dates: September 28 & 29, October 5 & 6
Location: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
Time: 8PM-10PM
Fee: $8/person | Children under 2 are FREE

For more information on Jurassic Gardens, click HERE.

Jurassic Gardens in full swing at Botanical Gardens

JG_Logo_2018_sponsor-600x517Travel to the prehistoric Woodbine Formation, found right here in North Texas and come face-to-face with life-size dinos, such as the Utahraptor or Deltadromeus. Visitors of all ages will remain enthralled throughout the interactive walk through exhibit, Jurassic Gardens located inside the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. The exhibit includes museum-quality creatures, educational elements, hands-on activities,  genuine fossils and other surprises. These world class creatures are here for a short time – see them before they go extinct!

For admission into the exhibit you must buy a ticket PER PERSON. Tickets can be used anytime during the exhibit dates and various hours. This is a one-time use only ticket.

Dates: September 22 – October 7
Exhibit hours: 

  • Monday – Thursdays: 1:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fee: $8 per person • Children under 2 are FREE
Location: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

For more information, click HERE

State Fair of Texas Opens Today

Screen Shot 2018-09-28 at 10.47.27 AMSince its establishment in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has promoted Texas agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. As a nonprofit organization, the Fair advocates for the community and is committed to preserving Fair Park – building on its legacy as a National Historic Landmark.

At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. Through its rich and lengthy history, it remains evident that the State Fair serves not only as an annual celebration but as a unique destination that brings people from all walks of life together to create lifelong memories.

Save $23 on gate pricing with our Ultimate Family 4-Pack. Ultimate Family 4-Packs include four general admission tickets + 300 food & ride coupons for one low price. These tickets are available until October 21 and must be purchased online HERE.

Buy Tickets HERE

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National Night Out October 2

38670908_2075574949120654_1529393538633039872_oOn Tuesday, October 2, we invite all Grapevine communities to join forces for the “35th Annual National Night Out.” Dozens of neighborhoods will host block parties, cookouts and other community events in an effort to bring neighbors together for crime prevention awareness. Police and Fire Department personnel will attempt to stop by each participating neighborhood to say “hi” and answer any questions people may have.

Should your neighborhood wish to participate, please fill out a registration form using the link below.