Category Archives: Family-Friendly Activities

Grapevine defines a new vision for Rockledge Park



Miranda Wilcox/Community Impact Newspapers

The Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department is working to transform one of its parks into an area for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels—an estimated $50 million concept officials say is the first of its kind in the U.S.

In June, the Grapevine City Council approved the parks and recreation department’s updated parks master plan, which lays out the vision for Rockledge Park to potentially feature a variety of archery ranges, which would be the primary focus of Rockledge Park, Kevin Mitchell, Grapevine parks and recreation director, said at an Economic Development Partnership meeting in March. Other elements included in the concept plan are shooting ranges, marine activities and a mountain bike skills course, along with educational components.

The park is still conceptual and has not gone through the actual construction design phase, meaning park elements could change. Mitchell said this expansion is planned to be a joint partnership between the city of Grapevine and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

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Altitude H2O Grapevine Giveaway


Who wants to try out North Texas’ coolest waterpark for free?

Share this post on Facebook and tag 3 friends in the comments for a chance to win four (4) 45-minute passes! The winner will be announced Monday, July 30th!

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Jurassic Gardens presented by Cobb Real Estate Team

37747582_10156596034757328_2688308803245441024_oThe dinosaurs return to Grapevine! Travel 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.

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 Jurassic Gardens 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, 2018

Place: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street

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 (FREE for children ages 2 and under)


Join Grapevine Parks and Recreation for the FREE kick-off event – FOSSIL FEST – at Jurassic Gardens.

  • LEARN about the various dinosaur species that once roamed your backyard in Grapevine.
  • DIG up fossils and take home your very own dinosaur from the egg hatchery.
  • EXPLORE the animatronic dinosaur encounter, Jurassic
    Gardens, where you will be face to face with the most fascinating creatures of Grapevine’s past.

For this day ONLY, you must buy a ticket per time slot in order to enjoy the Jurassic Gardens exhibit as there is limited admission. All activities outside the Jurassic Gardens exhibit are FREE!

  • Date: September 22, 2018
  • Event hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Fee: Free Admission


Come explore Jurassic Gardens after dark and experience the dinosaurs in a whole new light in DINOS AFTER DARK.

  • Dates: September 28 & 29, October 5 & 6
  • Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Fee: $8 per person / Children under 2 are FREE

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Escape the heat and save 40% with your underwater friends at SEA LIFE Grapevine!


Sea Life Aquarium


Here’s a HOT offer for you: Save up to 40% when you use the online code:”HOT18″ or follow the link to get your tickets today!

Corky’s Gaming Bistro in Grapevine announces opening date


Corky’s Gaming Bistro announced plans to open Aug. 6 at 3520 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd., Grapevine. The business will include dining for about 120 guests with indoor and patio seating, retro video and pinball games, an escape room and an axe-throwing room. 817-532-5000.

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Build-a-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ sale is back for birthdays only

Dh7mpEwX0AANwIsAfter last week’s Build-A-Bear “Pay Your Age” sale fail, the company has announced you can still get the age deal (sort of) with its birthday-month “Count Your Candles” program.

To take advantage of the promotion, customers must sign up for the free Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members, and children must be under 14.

Bring your child into a store any day during their birthday month, and they can build a Birthday Treat Bear, which regularly costs $14, by paying their age.

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Things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in late July and early August


Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the most up to date information regarding these events.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of July and August.


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Bishop Cidercade offers patrons new and vintage games, refreshing cider

By Stacey Doud, Editor-In-Chief

CidercadeLogoThe Bishop Cidercade, located at 2777 Irving Blvd, Suite 200, in Dallas, consists of a warehouse showcasing over 165 arcade games, as well as a good selection of Bishop Cider and basic wines.

The Cidercade is open seven days a week, and if you have a $10 bill, you can play every game in the warehouse as many times as you’d like. They also have monthly passes for just $10 more per person. The Cidery is family-friendly during the day, but you must be 21+ after 8pm. Ages 5 and up are required to pay the $10 admission.

I may be showing my age, but playing games like the original Ms. Pac-Man table version, Joust, Galaga, Centipede, Tempest and Q-Bert brought back fond memories, even though I was out-of-practice, and the pinball games held my attention for quite a while!

On “Fighters’ Row,” you’ll find 10+ head-to-head fighting games. There are 18 games on “Pinball Row,” from Indiana Jones to KISS to Star Wars. They also offer two 5 vs. 5 Killer Queen cabinets to support 20 KQ players, and KQ meet-ups are held every Monday at 7pm.

If your tummy starts growling, the Cidercade provides several menus from local eateries that you can peruse to have food delivered, as they don’t have a kitchen. A vending machine provides typical snacks if you can’t wait or are just feeling snack-ish. You are also welcome to bring your own food, and there are many picnic-style tables inside and outside to sit and enjoy your meal. On the weekends, food trucks come by around 2pm, offering sustenance, varying from Craft Sausages to Italian fare to grilled cheese sandwiches.

Tours of the production-of-cider side of the business are offered on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30pm. The Cidery’s founder, Joel Malone, talks about the history of the business, “Cider Convictions,” and how they turn apple juice into the finest adult beverages. You’ll be able to learn about the entire process, from juice to can. Tours are free for anyone that has already paid the $10 Cidercade admission. Reservations are not required for tours.

For more information, call (214) 364-7728, email or just stop by 2777 Irving Blvd, Suite 200 in Dallas.

The Cidery is available for private events for up to 450 people. To inquire about holding an event there, contact Events Manager Lindsey McNeny at or call (214) 984-6629.

All other inquiries may be directed to Manager Sean Dockery by emailing or calling (817) 907-3472.


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Top 10 kid-friendly indoor activities for cool summer fun in Dallas

By Megan Ziots


The whole family can take turns flying at iFly. iFLY/Facebook

When July hits and the sun scorches, Dallasites naturally start flocking indoors. But with the kids out of school, they need activities to keep their minds and bodies active. We’ve rounded up 10 kid-friendly activities in Dallas to stay cool and keep the youngsters entertained.

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‘Harley Quinn Spinsanity’ ride opens today at Six Flags

Courtesy of WFAA…

The new ride at Six Flags Over Texas, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, opens today (Saturday, July 14) for everyone. A few brave WFAA peeps tried it out. Yeah, it’s intense!