Moms in the Know :: Your Monthly Guide to Dallas in February

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Ahhh….February. The month to shower your little sweeties with love, hugs and hearts (the candy kind!). It’s also a maybe kind of month. Maybe it’ll be warm… maybe it’ll be cold… who knows?  In order to prep your arsenal of activities properly, we’ve found a fab mix of indoor fun and outdoor adventures, perfect for you and your crew.  From Valentine’s Day fun to cultural celebrations and even a hike or two, there’s something for everyone in the heart of Texas.

The Guide below is just a glimpse at some of the more unique events happening around the city to help you plan your December. We maintain a full calendar of events here and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, you get a free calendar printable! It’s filled with cool events and awesome ideas on how to keep your tiny tots and school-aged sweeties intrigued.

February Dallas Moms Guide

 

February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 :: You live in Dallas but you’ve never actually been to a rodeo. The remedy to that problem is taking a trip to the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Each day is filled with fun for everyone, even those who don’t have a ten-gallon.

February 2, 9, 16, 23 :: If Old Man Winter agrees, grab the kiddos and head for Klyde Warren Park. Every Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

February, 3, 10, 17, 24 :: Join Play Street Museum Plano for a Block Party every Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Be there or be square!

February 6 :: Come to the Richardson Public Library for a Heart-y, Art-y Valentine’s Day Party. Head for the basement room to enjoy a puppet show and Valentine’s Day crafts! From 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, best for ages Pre-K – 4th Graders. For more information, contact
Youth Services at 972-744-4358.

February 6 :: View the wonders of the night sky from LLELA’s prairie restoration. Kids can pick out constellations both familiar and unusual, satellites, and sometimes planets! If they sky is cloudy, there’ll be night hike, instead. Registration is required, click here to signup. $5 per vehicle.

February 6 :: Calling all LEGO maniacs! LEGOLAND Discovery Center kicks off a full year of fun with the debut of  LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display today. Each display will recreate favorite scenes in Star Wars™ Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Fans will marvel at the replicas of a Gladiator-style battle between Jedi and Geonosians on Geonosis, Jango Fett Clones lining up on Kamino, Jango Fett battling Anakin Skywalker featuring Slave Ship 1 and Boba Fett, plus many more.

February 6 :: There’s a sock hop in Southlake! Come dance the night away in style with poodle skirts, leather jackets, hair scarves, slicked back hair and more. Crafts, light refreshments, photo moments, live DJ and more are provided. Pre-registration is required online, click here to save a spot. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm. $15 per person.

February 6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28 :: Join Frog and Toad at the Dallas Children’s Theater as they weather the seasons and celebrate the differences that make them special. You and your best friends will be tapping your webbed toes all the way home! Recommended for ages 4 and up.

February 7 :: Head to Oak Cliff to celebrate Mardi Gras with your little ones. The parade route runs on Davis Street from Windomere to Madison and will end in the Bishop Arts District. Stay for the day and nosh on amazing eats from kid-friendly Eno’s Pizza, grab a pie to go at Emporium Pies, and sample sweets at Dude, Sweet Chocolate.  

February 10 :: Tales for Tots 1, 2, 3 is happening at the Dallas Public Library, Audelia Branch. Participate with your toddler in these special storytimes that promote literacy and social interaction through stories, songs, and toddler-appropriate activities. For ages 1-3 and their caregiver.

February 12 :: In honor of Chinese New Year, have your littles experience the art of calligraphy in a class designed just for them. They’ll learn how to hold the brush, how to sit properly, and even how to actually write characters. A wonderful and unique opportunity to have your kids learn about another culture. Held at the Dallas Chinese Center, it’s $10 per class. Find out more here.

February 13 :: Celebrate the Year of the Red Monkey! The Crow Collection Presents: A Chinese New Year Festival. Explore the galleries for themed arts and crafts, enjoy the street performances, food trucks (be sure to stop at Nammi!) and the grand final Dragon Dance in the streets of the Arts District. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

February 13 :: Celebrate Black History Month and the 20th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers at Cedar Hill State Park. Bring the whole family for free activities and fun, including animal tracking and stamp journal, campfire cooking, a frontier photo booth, and more.

February 13 :: The whole family will enjoy strolling the green and flowered pathways of the Dallas Arboretum, humming the patriotic tunes that’ll be playing throughout, for a special President’s Day Celebration. Guests—especially hungry little ones—can purchase $1 hot dogs and $2 cherry pies, provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering. Admission is just $5! Current or retired members of the Armed Forces, of course, are free.

February 16 :: She’s pink, she’s peppy, and your kids can’t enough of her… it’s Peppa Pig Live! Join Peppa on her first ever tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! The show promises to be the perfect theatre show for all pre-schoolers. Find out more info here.

February 17 :: It’s preschool time at Urban Air!  Join friends at the indoor trampoline for foam pit fun, a few rounds of dodgeball, or just jump, bounce and crawl around, for just $5 per kiddo! In Rockwall, Frisco, and Southlake.

February 20 :: Snakes Alive! Join Nature Rocks in North Texas for a slitherin’ good time, including  a fun and informative talk to learn all about snakes. Afterwards, those brave enough will get the opportunity to meet one of our live and friendly (and non-venomous!) snakes up close! Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater. In case of inclement weather, this program will take place indoors at the Interpretive Center. Don’t forget to bring your sense of curiosity! ($7 per adult ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are always free!). No need to register, just show up. See more by clicking here. 

February 20 :: It’s Movie Mornings in Richardson! Head for the 1st Floor Program Room at the Richardson Public Library for a free viewing of Inside Out. 10:30 am. 

February 20 :: It’s time to pull out the pole. The city of Keller is hosting Fishing for Fun, at Keller Town Hall Pond, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy. This is a FREE EVENT for all anglers 16 and under. 9:00 am – 11:30 pm. Click here for more information.

February 21 :: Today is the last day to catch a T-Rex and his pals in action, at The Heard Museum.. The one-mile trail is super easy for toddlers, and easy on strollers too. $11 admission, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

February 22 :: Join other STEAM enthusiasts for a fun and educational afternoon learning through reading at the Flower Mound Public Library. 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. 3030 Broadmoor Ln
Flower Mound, TX 75022.

February 25 :: It’s Prime Time at the Rowlett Public Library. School-aged kids meet up to read together, discuss books and take home an activity. 4:00 pm. 

February 27 :: Show your little princess that science isn’t just for boys. Head to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco for Science with a Princess. Join the Little Mermaid for an scientific exploration of her home, the ocean floor! From 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.

February 27 :: Get ahead of the summer camp rush by hitting up the 20th Annual DFW Child Camp Fair. This FREE event for families gives parents the chance to meet face-to-face with summer camps, programs and getaways in Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Shelton School, click here for more info.

February 27 :: Got the winter blues? We know just the cure. Dallas Blooms opens today at the Dallas Arboretum. With over 100 kinds of spring bulbs totaling 500,000 blooms and dazzling layers of landscape at every turn, you’ll be cheered up almost immediately. Don’t forget to pack a picnic if the weather is nice!

Did we miss something? Let us know in a comment below.

— Gabby Cullen

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. The date for the Richardson Library Party is incorrect. Here is the correct info:

    Heart-y Arty Valentine Party!

    Recommended for pre-K to 4th graders
    SATURDAY, February 6
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Basement Program Room
    Make Valentine CRAFTS! Enjoy a PUPPET SHOW!

    For more information, contact
    Youth Services at 972-744-4358

  2. I found two more errors:

    This one was January 16, and it doesn’t appear to be happening again in February:
    February 16 :: Calling all wanna-be Wild Kratts! Head for Lake Ray Roberts and become a wildlife detective. Listen and learn how to use observation skills to find animals, and then head out on the trail to scope out furry friends! Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. Meet at the amphitheater near the Kid Fish Pond. See more here.

    This one is at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. The link in the post above takes you to the correct place for additional info, but the link is mislabeled:
    February 21 :: Today is the last day to catch a T-Rex and his pals in action, at Flower Mound Public Library.. The one-mile trail is super easy for toddlers, and easy on strollers too. $11 admission, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

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