Low Budget Holiday Activities in Dallas for Kids with Autism


There is one week left before the holiday break ends and the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children reopens for the new year. You may be wondering what in the world you are going to do with your kids this week so we have compiled a list of low-budget activities to do with children with autism and their siblings in Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas.


Springfree TrampolinesSpringfree Trampoline’s Show Room

Get some holiday jitters out by trying out trampolines in Springfree Trampoline’s showroom in Plano, Texas. You may remember Springfree from their recent Sensitive Santa event, through which they offered Dallas families of children with autism the opportunity for a photo with Santa in a sensory-friendly setting. Cost: Free


Urban TrampolineUrban Trampoline Park Family Night on Thursdays

Visit one of Urban Trampoline’s three locations (Southlake, Frisco, or Mansfield) to experience a super-fun, highly-active, and low-cost activity. Urban Trampoline offers activities appropriate for ages 2 and up. Family Night is on Thursdays and for just $35, a family of five will get one hour of open jumping time and dinner.  Cost: $35 for 5 people


SCI-TECH_COVERSci-Tech Discovery Center

The Sci-Tech Discovery Center offers interactive and sensory play for children in Frisco, Texas. Cost: $7


Artie's PlayhouseArtie’s Playhouse on Saturdays

Artie’s Playhouse at Artisan Center Theater puts on plays and musicals for children of ages two and up every Saturday at 10 AM. Check their website for current productions and special showings. Cost: $5


IMG_8216The Train Exhibit at Children’s

Calling all train lovers! Check out our countries largest model train display in the lobby of Chidlren’s Medical Center of Dallas. Eight trains run simultaneously at this exhibit, which is open 6am-10pm daily. Cost: free (inquire with Children’s about parking fees)


NickelManiaNickelmania and NickelRama Games

Collect your nickels and head on over to Nickelmania in Carrollton or NickelRama in Garland, Texas. With your nickels, you can enjoy a multitude of games. Admission $1.95


Paradise PondParadise Pond

Paradise Pond is an indoor play place for children 2- 12 years of age, located within the First Baptist Church in Grapevine. It has 10 different stations, including: a grocery store, basketball toss, legos, trains, cars, magnets, dress-up, a small climbing wall, an over-sized bounce house, and a two-story play feature with a slide. Open play time is Thursday & Friday mornings from 9-11 AM. Cost: $1/ person


Send an email to erin@woodallkids.org and let us know about your experience at any of these places!


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