Toddler Activities in Dallas

by Shara JJ Cooper Google

    Dallas, Texas, is an exciting city for young children. The only thing that might be boring is driving to get to different activities. But even so, there is always something to do in your own community. Dallas has something for pretty much every age group year-round. With a population of over 1 million, it has to cater to people from all walks of life and on any schedule, so you can just have your morning coffee and head out the door; you don't need a lot of planning.

    Public Library

    The Dallas Public Library has ongoing events for young children, including story times, rhyme times, puppet shows and more. The events are hosted at the library and at events like the state fair. You can find out when the next activities are coming up on the library's events page.

    Attractions

    This city has no shortage of attractions that even the smallest children will enjoy. The Dallas World Aquarium and Dallas Zoo are good for all ages and classic go-to places for families. Other attractions include the Museum of Nature and Science and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Both are recommended for children ages two and up.

    Parks and Recreation

    Dallas has plenty of city facilities where you and your tot can swim, run on the soccer fields or play on the swings. You'll never be bored. In fact, Dallas has 374 parks, 17 community pools and 183 playgrounds. That's so many parks that you could go to one every day for a year and not see them all. If swimming is your thing, you might also want to check out the Dolfin Swim School. It caters specifically to young swimmers and has a warm kiddie pool and clean salt water instead of chlorine water.

    Kids Club

    Many of the family-oriented attractions in Dallas offer memberships that are part of the Kids Club, offering special family-oriented benefits. You'll find the Kids Club through the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Zoo, the Museum of Nature and Science, the Trinity River Audubon Center, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Dallas Arboretum. Memberships at these educational spots make it easy to keep coming back for more. And be sure to check out the classes and events offered at each location; for example, the Dallas Museum of Art offers drop-in art classes for toddlers and their caregivers.

    About the Author

    Shara JJ Cooper graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2000, and has worked professionally ever since. She has a passion for community journalism, but likes to mix it up by writing for a variety of publications. Cooper is the owner/editor of the Boundary Sentinel, a web-based newspaper.

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