Have fun on YOUR Staycation for cheap or free!!
I live east of Dallas, Texas. I also love to do things with my kids that are cheap. Who doesn’t, right? So, of course this year we’re doing a staycation during our summer break. There are tons of things to do and I wanted to highlight some of the stuff closest to us that you have to check out!!
Surf and Swim – Garland
- Family Recreation Area – 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, area for playing horse shoes, a splash pad (open in summer), playground equipment and a Pavilion.
- Softball Complex – 4 softball fields, Pink Elephant Concession area and playground equipment
- Soccer Complex – 12 soccer fields for ages 10 and under with covered seating and the Barn Concession area
This is so cool and I cannot wait to take my kids! They have real live Alligators from hatchlings to over 13 feet!! They also rocked walkways. an air-conditioned Welcome Center, Bounce House, Concession/Grill,Mister fans, covered Pavilions with picnic tables and shade. They also have a rehab permit that allows us to rescue baby raccoons,baby possums,and baby squirrells, we nuture, love, and prepare them to be released back to the wild! How cool is that?
This zoo is so amazing for different reasons. First it has habitats and animals from North/South America and Africa. It also has this awesome “Wild Bird Walkabout”. It houses around 600 birds and you can buy a feed stick to feed them, and they’ll fly to you. I’m sorry, but that’s pretty awesome for my boys! Also, the Africa Safari has all of the African animals together so you can see them interact. You can get a lot closer and see the animals better in this zoo since it’s not a big at the Dallas zoo.
They have over 450 animals on display from various regions of the world, with emphasis on African and North American animals. Here you’re able to see animals up closer that you and your kids would probably never get to see in your lifetime. My daughter loved the large Polar Bear the most. It’s a great time and very cool to check out all of the different types of animals.