Snow isn't the first thing you think of when you think of things to do in Dallas, but when the temps start to dip and the snow falls (whether it's natural or man-made), we find ways to enjoy some true winter experiences! Grab the coats and a thermos of homemade hot chocolate, and check out these awesome parent recommended spots for outdoor ice skating, sledding, and snow tubing near Dallas!

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    Flag Pole Hill Park

     (1398.8 mi)

    Weather dependent


    Stephanie W.:  When we do get snow, the best way to spend a snow day out of school is sledding! Flag Pole Hill Park's got you covered, with awesome rolling hills that are perfect for sledding when covered with snow. You and your kids will have a blast on these slopes!

    Don't forget the snow toys for extra winter fun!

    Frisco Square - Skate the Square

     (1.4e3 mi)



    Stephanie W.:  Skate a rare outdoor rink in DFW! Frisco has its very own real outdoor ice skating rink on the corner of Main and Coleman. Skates available for rent.

    Farmers Branch - Skating Under the STARS

     (1408.9 mi)


    $10/person, $5/skate rental

    christadiserio:  This outdoor ice skating is part of Christmas in the Branch, a month long holiday event where guests can explore Santa’s Village, shop the holiday Marketplace, ice skate under the stars, and more!

    Gaylord Texan Resort

     (1419.2 mi)


    Activities start at $10

    Stephanie W.:  Families looking for snow and ice should visit Christmas at Gaylord Texan - a signature attraction and annual event! Themes change yearly, and over 2 million pounds of colored ice is used to create sculptures and scenes, as well as two-story tall ice slides! You'll also find fun activities like a Build-A-Bear Workshop, ice skating, snow throwing, and snow tubing. You'll forget you're in Texas when you make this trip- don't forget a jacket and mittens!

    Panther Island Ice

     (1441.1 mi)



    Stephanie W.:  Fort Worth's outdoor skating rink, Panther Island Ice is a must this winter for you and your family! Located in the Coyote Drive-In complex, they offer a full menu from the Coyote Canteen. They are open seven days a week for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons (and are open on all holidays!).

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