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20+ Things to Do for Kids Near Me: This Weekend

Are you looking for exciting things to do with your kids near you? Look no further! We've curated a list of fantastic activities for the whole family to enjoy this weekend. Whether you're in Plano,...

Are you looking for exciting things to do with your kids near you? Look no further! We've curated a list of fantastic activities for the whole family to enjoy this weekend. Whether you're in Plano, Frisco, Dallas, or anywhere in the DFW area, we've got you covered!

Things to do for Kids Near Me: In (or around) Plano, January 5-7, 2024

Start your weekend off right with a visit to some of Plano's top attractions. If the weather is nice, head to Haggard Park, Heritage Farmstead Museum, Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, or the Interurban Railway Museum in Downtown Plano. These places are perfect for a family outing and offer a variety of fun activities for kids of all ages.

Please note that events are subject to change, so it's always a good idea to check the schedule before you go. While we strive to provide accurate pricing information, it's recommended to verify directly with the event host.

Featured Event Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience Unleash your inner wizard at the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Little Elm Park this winter. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting atmosphere and interactive exhibits that bring the magical world of Harry Potter to life. Don't forget to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes as you embark on this unforgettable adventure.

When: through January 13, select dates
Where: Little Elm Park

Saturday January 6

Free First Saturdays

Free First Saturdays Join the Nasher Sculpture Center on the first Saturday of the month for a day filled with creativity and exploration. Bring your family and immerse yourselves in the world of art through various activities and exhibitions. Each month offers something new, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.

When: January 6, 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

Sunday January 7

DMA First Free Sundays

DMA First Free Sundays Starting January 7, 2024, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) invites you to explore their world-class exhibitions for free on the first Sunday of each month. Experience the wonders of art and culture as you wander through captivating exhibitions and discover the hidden stories behind each masterpiece. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the rich history of art at no cost.

When: January 7, 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Dallas Museum of Art
Cost: Free

Ongoing Events

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

When: September 2, 2023 - February 19, 2024
Where: Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: Included with admission

Holiday at the Arboretum

When: through January 5, 2024
Where: The Arboretum, Dallas
Cost: $13 - $35

The Trains at North Park

When: November 11 - January 5
Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids

Sea of Lights

When: November 17 - January 7
Where: SeaLife Aquarium
Cost: from $19.99

Holiday Bricktacular

When: December 1 - January 7
Where: Legoland Discovery Center, Grapevine
Cost: included with admission

Christmas in the Square

When: November 18 - January 6, 6 pm - 9 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

CityLine Lights

When: November 10 - January 5
Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson
Cost: Free

World of Barbie

When: through January 31
Where: Stonebriar Mall
Cost: $34.50 adults, $25.50 kids

More Fun Weekend Events and Things to do for Kids Near Me

Check out these additional events happening near you!

  • Kubota Raceway Makeover: January 1 - 8, Crayola Experience, Plano
  • Sensory Playdate (ages 1-5): January 5, 11.30 am - 12.30 pm, Little Elm Library
  • Unusual Snowflakes (ages 6+): January 5, 1.30 pm, Allen Public Library
  • Bubbles & Baubles: Decorate your own Mini Scrapbook: January 5, 5 pm - 7 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend
  • Frosty Friday: January 5, 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm, McCall Plaza
  • Feed the City Plano: January 6, 8.30 am - 10.30 am, Fords Garage, Plano
  • Plano Recreation Summer Hiring Event: January 6, 9 am - 12 pm, Carpenter Park Rec Center
  • Frosty’s Float: January 6, 9 am - 11 am, Frisco Athletic Center
  • North Dallas Toy Show: January 6, 9 am - 2 pm, Celebration Event Center, Plano
  • Saturday Morning Crafts: January 6, 10.30 am, Allen Public Library
  • Polar Plunge: January 6, 1 pm, The Lakefront at Little Elm
  • Lego Builders: January 6, 2 pm - 3 pm, Carrollton Public Library


As you can see, there are plenty of exciting things to do for kids near you this weekend. From immersive experiences like the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience to free events at renowned museums, you'll find something to suit every interest. So, gather your family and make lasting memories together while exploring the wonders of our local area.

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Come and discover all the amazing things to do for kids near you in Plano, TX. From historic Downtown Plano to Plano's iconic landmarks, there's no shortage of fun and adventure. Check out our list of cabin rentals, hiking trails, swimming pools, you-pick farms, kid-friendly dining options, and Instagrammable spots. We've got something for everyone!

Please note that upcoming weekend events are published every Monday.

Why not try one of our Plano Scavenger Hunts in one of our beautiful parks? It's a great way to explore and create unforgettable memories with your family.

This isn't all! We have countless events happening this month, so stay tuned for more exciting things to do!

Remember to have fun, stay safe, and make the most of your weekend with your loved ones!