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Five Fun Family-Friendly Weekend Activites

Jan 24, 2018 12:52PM ● By Ashley Madonna

Even though we haven’t seen that much cold weather this winter, it’s nice to know this weekend will continue to provide warmer temperatures. Take advantage of the 60 degree forecast by getting out of the house. Here are a few family-friendly activities happening in the area this weekend, if you need a little inspiration. 

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban

For a magical weekend activity, stop by The Palace Arts Center in Grapevine on Friday for a special viewing of Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban. Now’s your chance to see your favorite boy wizard on the big screen all over again. If you bring a same-day receipt from any Grapevine restaurant, you will get free popcorn at the concession stand. It’s the perfect dinner-and-movie date night for the whole family.

Hike with Mayor Hill

Explore Grapevine Lake with Mayor Laura Hill on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Hike with the Mayor. The three-mile stretch is a great opportunity to see one the area’s most beautiful attractions up close while taking in the fresh air. And if you are taking part in the LiveFit Wellness Challenge, you will earn five points just by walking. The first 20 participants to arrive will receive a free LiveFit Southlake water bottle.  It’s a great way to get the whole family together while also promoting your fitness. 

Pretzel Twists Workshop

Tastebuds Kitchen is teaching locals how to make their own favorite snack at their Pretzel Twists Workshop on Saturday. Kids ages five to eight will learn how to make the tastiest pretzels and dipping sauces out there. Whether your children love helping in the kitchen or just like playing with their food, they will love forming and tasting these silly treats. To reserve your spot, sign up on their website. The class costs $26 per child with one caregiver included.

GoGames360 Dallas 2018

Get gaming at GoGames360 Dallas. The jam-packed three-day event includes constant playing that both kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy.  If your child is obsessed with everything from video to board games, come out Friday night to try out different activities in the event’s side rooms. If your kid loves Pokémon, come out Saturday for their Pokémon bingo, walk, fishing pond, Uno, Sorry, Monopoly, Guess Who and Minute-to-Win-it games. With their diverse lineup of activities, everyone can find something to get excited about.


Are your kids adventurous eaters? Try something new at the 16th annual ZestFest 2018 at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The spicy three-day event will include cooking demos from celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands – that’s right thousands – of food samples. And if you or your spouse wants to try out some of their zestier options, there will be fiery food challenges that will heat up your taste buds.