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Five Family-Friendly Weekend Activities To Keep Your Kids Engaged

May 30, 2018 09:30PM ● By Ashley Madonna

June means school’s out, and kids are ready for summer. As your children settle into their various camps and seasonal happenings, it’s important to find events that will keep their minds and sense of imagination engaged. So start out the break right by heading over to one of these family-friendly weekend activities.

Grapevine Rails “Rolling Through Time”

If your little ones are obsessed with trains, then they are going to go nuts for the unique exhibit at Grapevine’s Tower Gallery. Bring the whole family out to enjoy Grapevine Rails “Rolling Through Time.” The 1,000-square-foot display is sure to impress young kids and adults alike with its expansive models from different times throughout history. Younger, aspiring conductors can play in the train yard, which includes a replica of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. If you can’t make it out this weekend, never fear. The exhibit will be chugging along until September 16. Can we say all aboard or what? 

Plaza Palooza

For popular music, street art and family-friendly entertainment, head over to Plaza Palooza in Fort Worth. Sundance Square Plaza will host a two-day festival full of intriguing attractions. Stop by to see the 3D street art, emerging bands and whimsical portraits. Whether you want to inspire your upcoming artist or are looking for a place to let the kids run wild this weekend, a trip out west is sure to be worthwhile.

Frisco RoughRiders Post Game Fireworks

Give back while enjoying a night out with the family by heading out to the ballgame in Frisco. Head over to Dr Pepper Ballpark to watch the RoughRiders take on the Arkansas Travelers. The club will be hosting “Strikeout Cancer Weekend,” which will benefit organizations like the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Rumble Against Cancer. Be sure to stick around after the last strike on Friday. There’s set to post-game fireworks show that’s sure to light up the sky.  

Southlake Summe Reading 

This Saturday, the public library is calling out local secret agents to start collecting intelligence and jump into a summer full of reading. Make your way over to Bicentennial Park to enjoy this year’s summer reading challenge kickoff. The day is set to be full of lots of fun educational opportunities. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will be out sharing information about rescued birds. Kids can celebrate a job well done by snacking on the day’s free hot dogs and other treats. It’s the perfect way to get your kids excited about reading as school lets out.

Barnes & Noble Storytime and Activities Featuring “Oh The Places You’ll Go”

As some kids are moving on to college and others are getting ready for a new school year, it’s important to take time and reflect on the idea of change. So Barnes & Noble is hosting a storytime and a variety of activities centered on Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” this Saturday at 11 a.m. Bring your kids young and old alike to enjoy this classic full of wisdom and whimsy. Kid-friendly activities are set to follow. It’s set to be an opportunity where kids can learn they can steer themselves any direction they choose.