Children & Family

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Events in Children & Family

Need some ideas on how to start your family weekend in Dallas? Start with our list of kids events! From exhibits in the Dallas Arts District to a science-filled afternoon at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science or a safari adventure at the Dallas Zoo, your getaway to Dallas will be filled with new adventures. Don't miss a trip to the Dallas Farmers Market, where a children's playground provides plenty of space for the little ones to burn off some energy. 

For even more ideas, see our Dallas Family Vacation itinerary for the top 15 things to do for families with kids. And for indoor attractions, see our guide to Fourteen Epic Indoor Things for kids in Dallas. And how about the older teens? They'll need something on a bigger scale  - here's our insider Dallas guide to 10 Things For Older Kids to do in town.

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
Mon - Dec 26

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE at the Music Hall for the 30th Anniversary tour....

Music Hall at Fair Park

Sweet Story Time with Harold and the Purple Crayon
Sat - Jan 07

Sweet Story Time with Harold and the Purple Crayon

This month, Sweet as Sugar will be doing a reading of Harold and the Purple Crayon. A select number of the first few attendees will receive a board book version of Harold and the Purple crayon, as...

The First Sat of every 4 Months ongoing

Sweet as Sugar Children's Boutique

DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! THE MUSICAL!
Sat - Jan 28

DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! THE MUSICAL!

The Pigeon is having a bit of an identity crisis – he never gets to do ANYTHING, and people just want him to "fly off". Everything changes when the confident, cool Bus Driver rolls into...

Every Weekend Day between Jan 28 and Feb 19

Dallas Children's Theater

Alice in Wonderland
Fri - Feb 17

Alice in Wonderland

Katie Puder's Alice in Wonderland first burst onto the stage in 2013 in an explosion of color, stage magic and inventive choreography. Mikayla Dobson's commissioned score combines a quirky fantasy...

Moody Performance Hall

Dash for the Beads
Sun - Feb 19

Dash for the Beads

Dash for the Beads is an annual chip-timed 5k run, 1-mile walk and family festival that coincides with Mardi Gras. All net proceeds support various Oak Cliff organizations that promote physical...

Outdoor Location

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience
Fri - Mar 03

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Playing to sold out houses all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge...

Wyly Theatre

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
Sat - Mar 18

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

March 18 - April 2, 2023 Recommended for ages 4 and up On a Sunday after church in a bustling, ethnically and culturally diverse American city, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their...

Every Weekend Day between Mar 18 and Apr 2

Dallas Children's Theater

Into the Woods
Fri - Apr 07

Into the Woods

What happens after "Happily Ever After?" James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a...

Every 3 Weeks on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun between Apr 7 and Apr 30

Wyly Theatre

CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Sat - Apr 29

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

The best-loved children's story of all time and winner of The Newbery Honor! Discover the true meaning of friendship and life's everyday miracles. Get caught in Charlotte's web to save Wilbur, the...

Every Weekend Day between Apr 29 and May 27

Dallas Children's Theater

Texas Ballet Theater: Alice In Wonderland
Fri - May 19

Texas Ballet Theater: Alice In Wonderland

Texas Ballet Theater presents Alice in Wonderland, a family-friendly ballet that showcases charming characters and a fantastical journey narrated by Alice herself.

Winspear Opera House

Riverdance
Tue - Jun 06

Riverdance

RIVERDANCE as you've never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and...

Music Hall at Fair Park

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