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Best Valentine’s Day Activities For DFW Kids

February 14, 2014 7:00 AM

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the parents. With chocolates and hearts in every store window, kiddos want to be a part of Cupid’s special day as much as adults do. Dallas is full of fun places to visit this February 14th. Here are five of the best places to take your kiddos this Valentine’s Day.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201-1704
(214) 428-5555
www.perotmuseum.org

Why not take the little ones to the Perot Museum this Valentine’s Day? There is so much to be learned at this impressive museum. With some exhibits geared towards children, your little ones will be all smiles this Valentine’s Day. Perot hosts many programs for children. Do your research ahead of time to find an activity your kids will love.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
301 Tanger Drive, Suite 201
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-9999
www.rmcf.com/TX/Terrell

If you’re looking for some sweets for your sweet, grab the kids and head on out to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Tanger Mall in Terrell. With chocolate-covered apples, exotic flavored truffles, grahams, pretzels and marshmallows, there is bound to be something to make your child’s smile shine. With so much to choose from, your most difficult decision will be what to leave behind. Look for specials online before you go and make Valentine’s Day special for everyone this year.

Majestic 12 Theatres
1401 Joe Ramsey Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402
(903) 455- 5400
www.majestic-theatres.com

With Valentine’s Day approaching, there’s bound to be something fun to enjoy at the movies. No child will turn down a bag of popcorn and a soda. Take your child to a matinee before the Valentine’s Day festivities begin for you and your spouse or significant other. The Majestic 12 Theatre in Greenville is very affordable and has special deals for snacks for the kiddos. Make your way to the movies this Valentine’s Day and enjoy some quality time with the family.

Related: Guide To The Best Movie Theaters In Dallas

Artisan Center Theater
418 E. Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053
(817) 284-1200
www.artisanct.com

The Artisan Center Theater has a special interactive live theater for children, by children. Local kiddos from the exclusive acting academy and surrounding cities will provide top-notch entertainment. Shows usually consist of life lessons, which will provide family fun for everyone. Don’t worry about keeping your children still for a long show. One hour is typical for these performances with refreshments only costing $1. Check the website for tickets and shows and don’t forget to say hello to Artie the Monkey while you are there.

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6615
www.dallasarboretum.org

The Dallas Arboretum is the perfect place to visit for Valentine’s Day for children of all ages. There is so much to see, and so much to do. Take a stroll through the gardens or stop by the Rory Meyers’s Children’s Adventure Garden. With over 150 interactive exhibits, including solvable CSI mysteries, The Rory Meyers’s Children’s Adventure Garden will keep your child actively learning. You can even grab a bite at one of the many restaurants available. Take the kiddos to the Children’s Garden Café for lunch while you’re there. From a lemon tarragon chicken salad to a crust-less peanut butter and jelly sandwich, your whole family is guaranteed to enjoy the experience. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses this Valentine’s Day.

Related: Best Places In DFW To Take Family Photos

Judy Serrano writes romantic thrillers at JudySerrano.com. She graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a BA in English. She is also a freelance writer for Examiner.com. She lives in Texas with her husband, four boys and five dogs.
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