Fall Family Fun Directory 2018
Published September 2018
Updated November 30, 2018
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Actors Conservatory Theatre
Madagascar Jr – Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore, and an upbeat score, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” October 5-14.

Alley Cats Entertainment 
817/784-2695 & 817/589-0523
With bowling, laser tag, Putt-Putt golf, arcades and more, we have something for everyone. Numerous party packages available and recently voted Best Place for A Party! Locations in Arlington and Hurst.

Apex Arts League
Sunday October 21st 6PM. FWS Orchestra Family Concert “Firebird”. Sunday November 11, 2PM, FW Opera “Hansel/Gretel”- 1 hour Opera. Thursday November 15, 7:30, Avant Chamber Ballet- “Nutcracker Short and Suite”- 1 hour ballet.

Miracle Circus is a family show coming all the way from Europe. Their years of entertainment experience will bring you and your kids a memorable performance this Fall.

Aubrey Peanut Festival
Aubrey Peanut Festival begins at 10:00 am with a parade. Entertainment includes local singing artists. There will be many games and activities for all ages; peanut shelling contest, pb sandwich eating contest, peanut spitting contest.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Come see billions of dollar being produced and learn about the production process of US paper currency.

Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
The City of Carrollton’s annual Festival at the Switchyard is a family favorite. Spend Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Carrollton and enjoy good tunes, good treats, and good times. Free admission, free rides, free games!

City of Highland Village
Join us October 20 for the TXFallenPD Tribute Event at The Shops at Highland Village. Family fun including a kids zone, bike race, 5K, live music, and much more! Help us honor the fallen. 

City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation
Pumpkin Family Fun Walk – Oct 6. Spooktacular Trails – Oct 27. Tri-City Amazing Race – Nov 10. Summer In December – Dec 8.

Color Me Empowered 
We have art classes and upcoming workshops as well as opportunities to help with public art projects. Our activities are geared towards all ages of children.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Mommy and Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays through November 20, 10am-2pm. Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, face painting, Kindermusik & Petting Zoo. Dallas Zoo’s Animal Adventures, 11:15am on September 24, October 9 & 28.

Dallas Opera, The
The Dallas Opera presents two family-friendly operas this Fall, an all-new production, The Bremen Town Musicians Oct. 6th, and the return of last year’s popular, Pepito Nov. 3rd. Performances time 2 pm. Tickets only $5.

Denton County Office of History & Culture
Hispanic Heritage Festival: October 6, 9 AM – 1 PM, 317 W Mulberry St, Denton, Free. Park After Dark: October 19 & 20, 6:30 PM – 9 PM, 317 W Mulberry St, Denton, Free.

Denton Parks and Recreation 
October is a great month for fun family events in Denton. There will be a Halloween Harvest, a pumpkin patch day, movies in the park, 317 W. Mulberry St., Denton TX.

Ennis Visitor Center
Ennis Autumn Daze-October 27th from 9am to 9pm. The charming event includes a hay maze, shopping, food, kids activities, live music, farmers market and a craft beer garden. Fun for all ages!

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is your destination for weatherproof fun. Enjoy family specials, a Halloween costume parade, pumpkin decorating and other fall activities. Check out our calendar for promotions and events all season long.

EQ Kids Club
Fall Mini Sessions 15 mins/five high-res digital photos, Sept 23rd 9:00am – 2:00pm. Pancakes with Mickey & Minnie, Oct 14th, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Mini Chef Camp Decorate Pumpkin Cookies – Parents Drop-Off Oct 20th, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Firewheel Town Center
Enjoy a plethora of fun fall family activties with the Firewheel Pumpkin Patch, Fall Festival on October 27 from 2pm-5pm, and Boo Bash Trick or Treating on October 31 from 5pm-7pm or while supplies last.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Discover the cosmos in the Noble Planetarium, imagine Jurassic creatures with DinoGlow, adventure in the Children’s Museum and immerse yourself in a giant screen experience at the Omni Theater.

Fort Worth Stockyards
Channel your inner cowboy, experience the longhorns, master the Maze and have the time of your life at our unique & quirky attractions. Dine, discover and delight in the offerings at the Fort Worth Stockyards!

Fort Worth Youth Orchestra 
The FWYO has a Free concert at the Texas Wesleyan campus on Thurs. Oct. 18, 2018, featuring the Junior String and String Orchestras. This is a great way to introduce your child to classical music.

Fort Worth Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is back October 26, 27 and 28! Don’t miss out on treats, games, Wild Encounters, live shows and a whole lot more. This family-friendly daytime event is free with Zoo admission

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fall is filled with family-friendly activities in Grapevine. Release Monarch Butterflies at the annual Butterfly Flutterby; dance the night away at Nash Farm’s Barn Dance; and get crafty during the annual Nash Farm Fall Round-up.

Guardian Swim School
Free Baby Splash Class 4 weeks – 6 months. Our instructors work with babies to develop comfort, confidence and Safety in the water. Also develop social confidence, build stronger muscles, and have tons of fun!

Heritage Farmstead Museum
October 14th-28th: Poncho’s Pumpkin Patch – Fun for all ages. October 26th: Halloween TRICK OR TREAT Event – Ages 1-9. November 2nd: Harvest on the Farm/Fall Colors – Ages 2-5. November 30th: Meet the Goats – Ages 2-5.

Irving Arts Center
Irving Arts Center offers free second Sunday family fundays, and monthly jumpstart stories & art to bring families together for free art and fun!

JCC of Dallas
Join us at the J for engaging, fun and innovative Fall Activities that include Junior Ninja Warrior, J Performing Arts Disney Musical Revue, Parenting Education Series, Babies & Bagels, Fire & Ice yoga and much more!

Kids Who Care 
Offering after school Musical Theatre, Dance Classes, and Summer camps. We produce creative and confident kids through the combustion of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Musical Theatre and Global Caring. Call us for a tour today!

Kimbell Art Museum
Join us for Balenciaga and Goya-themed programs designed to complement the Museum’s special exhibitions. Families are able to enjoy free programs such as Family Festival, Print Jam, Kimbell Teen Hangouts, and Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio.

LLELA Nature Preserve
Saturday log house open houses, family nature walks, kayak tours ages 7 and up, night hikes, star-gazing events, scouting badge workshops and more. See the complete calendar at llela.org.

Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater
Make plans now to visit the MCL Grand this fall: Lake Cities Ballet Theatre’s Dracula, Oct. 12- 13, Monthly Teen Art Classes, Grand Ol’ Christmas Show Dec. 22 and more fun for the whole family!

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
Mineral Wells is where FAMILY FUN Runs Deep. Check out all the events and activities in Mineral Wells. Crazy Water Festival, Crazy Kicker Bike Ride, Crazy Fossil Dig, and more. Don’t be left out!

Nasher Sculpture Center 
Target First Saturdays: October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st – Free admission. ‘til Midnight at the Nasher: September 21st, October 19th, November 16th – Free events. 15th Anniversary Celebration: October 20th – Free admission.

NorthPark Center
ArtROCKS! is NorthPark Center’s free art program for children. On October 13, 1-4PM, we’ll explore the work of Salvador Dalí. Children will enjoy art projects and family photos in CenterPark Garden’s Fall Pumpkin Patch.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
From festive family adventures to spooktacular sleepovers, the Perot Museum offers a full lineup of fall fun for science enthusiasts of all ages.

Plano International Festival
Enjoy food, music, dancing and displays from over 100 cultures! Saturday, October 13, 11am-5pm in Haggard Park, Plano. A fitness and wellness fair offers free flu shots and health screenings. Admission and parking are free.

Rainforest Cafe 
Join us for a Spook-tacular Halloween Bash on October 25th from 5pm – close. Kids Buffet, Cha! Cha!, Games, Activities & more! Call to reserve.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
Day or night, make the iconic Reunion Tower your first stop to explore fun things to see and do in Dallas, with landmarks and hidden gems you can only see from the top.

Shops at Highland Village, The
Trick & Treat, Oct. 27, from 2-5pm: safe trick-or-treating, hayrides, carnival games and more!

State Fair of Texas
State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 to October 21. More than 110 different shows and activities are included with admission. Open from 10 AM to 9 PM daily during the Fair.

Texas Center for Arts + Academics
Uniting power of creative inspiration and rigorous academics in an entirely new way. Prospective Student Open Houses: FWAFA – November 6th at 6:30 – 8:00 pm. TeSA – November 15th at 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Texas Women’s University
Boo at the U is an annual children’s fall carnival on Thursday October 18th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Free admissions with games, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house, and much more! Food will be available for purchase.

Topgolf Dallas, Allen & The Colony 
The next generation of golf is being redefined at Topgolf. With seasonal academies & leagues, lessons and birthday parties throughout the year, kids will have a blast and grow their games like never before.

Topgolf Fort Worth 
Enjoy unlimited Topgolf game play for only $15 per person for up to 3 hours, from 9am-12pm, every Monday through Friday. Now that’s a big hit for your game, but not on your wallet.

Town of Little Elm
Join us for cozy nights one the beach next to the fire pits, family-fun events like Pumpkin Hollow with its terrifying haunted trail, and Christmas at the Beach with a fireworks show!

Win Kids – WINFEST
WINFEST Flower Mound – Sunday, October 28th 2 – 5pm The Best Family-style Halloween Festival in Town! Games, Food, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Costume Contest, Bounce Houses, Hill Slide, Face Painting, Children’s Haunted House.