Jane McGarry & Julie Fisk

OUT & ABOUT (Easter Edition) on “Good Morning Texas”

My kids are going to be out for Easter break for 5 straight days!!!
You’d better believe I’ve been looking for fun and CHEAP things to do with them, which is exactly what I shared on Good Morning Texas today. Watch that by clicking HERE, or look below for everything I mentioned, as well as a few I liked but didn’t have time to get to:

Bunnyville
– You can find Bunnyville at the Shops at Willow Bend, where they have a cute little town for the kids to wander through. There’s the Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery, 24 Carrot Bank, and the Hare Salon (Oh yeah, prepare yourself for the Easter puns). While they’re in Bunnyville, kids can also get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny (through April 15th).

Easter at AT&T Stadium– Win some swag at AT&T Stadium while you and the little ones tour the Cowboys’ locker room. Play games on the field or dance to the live DJ and, believe it or not, PARKING IS FREE! Tickets start at $12. 

The 10th Annual Stockyards Easter Run– It’s a 5K, 10K, and 1K Fun Run benefiting the All-Star Equestrian Foundation. It starts at 8:30am and stick around afterwards for the Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt!

The Dallas Easter Run– If you’re on the Dallas side of the Metroplex but still feel like running, join First Baptist Dallas for the Easter Run Saturday morning at 7am. It’s a 4-mile run through the Dallas Arts District, or you could do the Family 1-mile run.

The Sunrise Easter Service on the Flower Mound
– The Mound is a massive native prairie grassland and they’ve been holding Easter services there for 43 years. The Sunrise Service is beautiful but somewhat rustic, so dress accordingly. Also, everyone either sits on the ground or in lawn chairs so…bring lawn chairs.

The Easter Eggstravaganza at First Methodist Church in Plano– This party will feature inflatables, a rock wall, petting zoo, pony rides, and egg hunts with over 20,000 eggs! They’re also offering egg hunts for children with special needs. Also look for “Journey to the Cross,” an outdoor walk-through dramatic tour following the footsteps of Jesus.

The Plano Aquatic Center Egg Hunt
– It’s an Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday because…why not? The Easter Bunny and PAR-D Duck (that’s his name, I didn’t make it up) will be laying eggs in the water for kids to collect.

HOP in CarrolltonThe Movies on the Square Spring Movie Series kicks off this Saturday in historic Downtown Carrollton with HOP. It stars James Marsden and Russell Brand as an Easter Bunny who would rather play the drums.

The Dallas Arboretum has a million things planned, of course:
There’s the Good Friday Children’s Concert, featuring a performance by Eddie Coker. You could check out the Bunnies and Berries Brunch Saturday at the Restaurant DeGolyer, which you don’t need reservations for. You WILL, however, need reservations for the Easter Brunch at the DeGolyer on Sunday, assuming there are any seats left. They’ll also have an Eggstravagansa (yep, another one) on Saturday AND Sunday, with live music and garden games. And, OMIGOSH…they’re going to have live bunnies for us to play with, y’all!

Free Skate– If your kids are STILL amped from all the chocolate bunnies they’ve eaten (or just getting on your nerves), take them to the Interstate Roller Rink in Lewisville. They’re going to have an All-Day Free Skate on Easter Sunday! It will cost a little extra to rent skates so remember to bring your own.

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt– This is an egg hunt FOR GROWN UPS, courtesy of the Southern Oaks Golf Club. They’ll hide glow-in-the-dark eggs, but since we can’t see them until the sun goes down, we’ll just drink cold beer on the patio for a while first. When we DO get to the eggs (assuming we do), they’ll be filled with stuff for adults like money and coupons and…OK a little chocolate.

If none of that works for you, check out this list from the Dallas Moms Blog, because it has pretty much EVERYTHING else you can do in North Texas (listed by town, too). Click HERE to go over that.

Also, this has nothing to do with Easter but Casa Mañana is putting on The Little Mermaid April 21st through May 14th. The little girl who plays Ariel was on Good Morning Texas today to promote the show and had us all in TEARS when she sang “Part of Your World.” Click HERE to watch that! If you’re like me and HAVE to see this show now, click HERE to find those tickets.

Ariel
Casa Mañana’s “The Little Mermaid”

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