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Best DFW Easter Events For Kids 2013

March 29, 2013 5:00 AM

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(photo credit: dallasarboretum.org)

(photo credit: dallasarboretum.org)

(photo credit: dallasarboretum.org)

(photo credit: dallasarboretum.org)

With Easter just around the corner, you might want to get your calendars out and start getting ready for some family friendly fun. That’s just waiting for you here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you’re a parent or just someone who happens to have some kiddos to look after, the choices are unlimited. From Easter egg hunts to fun foods, you must be wondering how you are going to make a decision. Here are a few ideas for you to help narrow down the options.

Dallas Arboretum 
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6500
www.dallasarboretum.org

Dates: March 29 to 31

If your little ones like to move and groove, the Dallas Arboretum has something for you. Give the good in Good Friday a little extra meaning. A children’s concert, sponsored by Dallas Child, will be scheduled at the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. But that’s not all. Friday from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be activities scheduled guaranteed to cause excessive smiles. There will be a petting zoo, face painting and photos with a live bunny. Don’t miss out. Every bunny is bound to have a good time.

The 38th Annual Easter Egg Hunt At Historical Nash Farm
326 Ball Street
Grapevine, TX
(817) 410-3000
www.ilovegrapevinetexas.com

Dates: March 23 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What would Easter be without an Easter egg hunt. You need to look no further. The Historical Nash Farm on Saturday, March 23, from 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m is hosting an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos. Thousands of eggs will be hidden, including some special prize eggs just to add to the enthusiasm. There will be face painting, bounce houses, petting zoos and hayrides. The best part about this spectacular egg hunt is it is FREE, FREE, FREE! So get ready for an eggstacular time and head on out to Grapevine.

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Bunnies Are Funny
The Bookmarks at Northpark Center
8687 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1514
Dallas, TX  75225
(214) 671-1381
www.dallaslibrary2.org

Dates: March 27 – 10:30a.m.

Atmos Energy is sponsoring Bunnies are Funny with Bernice Bunny, March 27 at Bookmarks in the Northpark Center in Dallas. Bernice Bunny will tell the story of “The Little Red Hen.” With puppets and ventriloquism, she will delight the youngsters as she brings the characters to life. She ends her show with a live bunny that the children will be able to pet. No bunny should miss this event.

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Purple Cow Dallas
Preston Royal Shopping Center
6025 Royal Lane, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 373-0037
www.purplecowtexas.com

Date: March 23

Looking for an affordable Easter breakfast for the kids? Purple Cow Dallas has the answer to your prayers. Free breakfasts are available for the kiddos. Kids’ breakfast includes silver-dollar pancakes with bacon or sausage. Adults are offered a special Easter selection, including French toast with Whipped cream and strawberries, and even a ham and cheddar frittata if you’d like some eggs for Easter. One child per adult will qualify for this offer. Mark your calendars for March 23 at 8 a.m. 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Easter can be fun for everyone. So hop on down to the Purple Cow and don’t forget to call for reservations.

Bowl With The Easter Bunny At Strikz
8789 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX  75034
972-668-5263
www.strikz.com

Dates: April 2 – 10a.m.

If you’re interested in something fun and different to do, Strikz in Frisco is getting ready for some Easter excitement. Enjoy one hour of bowling beginning at 10a.m on April 2nd.  This will include shoe rental, bowling with the Easter bunny and photo opportunities. While you’re there get yourself some pizza, a hot dog or even a grilled cheese sandwich for the kiddos at their full sized cafe. Don’t miss another way to make Good Friday good. For $6 a child, this opportunity is a steal.

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Judy Serrano is a freelance writer covering all things DFW. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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