Winter in Dallas is a great time of year to plan some new adventures with the family. Enjoy the cooler temps and visit a new hiking trail, book a day on the ice or visit the Fort Worth Botanical Garden. We’ve gathered up a slew of our favorite things to do in Dallas in the winter so all you have to do is print out the list and get ready to check off the activities!

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Lace Up Those Ice Skates

If you didn't get your fill of ice skating at the holiday pop ups last month, you can still enjoy this fun family activity in January. The Galleria offers daily open skating hours and you can even sign the kids up for lessons if they need some extra help with their spins. 

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Head Out on a Family Hike

Take advantage of the mild temps in the winter to head out on a family hike. You'll find loads of ideas here including our favorite, the Oak Creek Nature Preserve. Our friends at AllTrails shared this awesome list of their favorite stroller-friendly trails for when you have a wee one along for the ride. 

Check Out the Rooftop Cinema Club

Head to The Central to enjoy movies under the stars from the comfort of your car. Through the month of January they are offering a number of kid-friendly flicks like Toy Story 4, Inside Out and The Goonies

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Visit the Topiaries in the Garden

Explore Fort Worth Botanic Garden's newest exhibit Topiaries in the Garden, featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes and butterflies. 

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Visit the Dinosaurs

It's your last chance to visit Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum before the exhibit leaves in mid February. Plan your visit today! 

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Revel in the Wonder of Rainbow Vomit

Escape the new normal and enter a world of magic! Chock full of amazing photo opportunities amidst many different art styles and mediums, this is the perfect place to find refuge in these strange times.

Enjoy This Year's KidFilm Festival

This year's program will feature an entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of new and favorite films for audiences of all ages as well as free books. All programs are free to the community.

—Kate Loweth

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