As children are only young once, we only have a handful of years to experience these unique opportunities together. Consider this list part of your must-do list before they grow up! These "date ideas" come parent approved and well regarded, and are some of our favorite ways to show our kids love.

Check out these out-of-the-box opportunities around Dallas not only to bond, perhaps also to discover your child's next passion!

    Adventure Scuba

     (1394.2 mi)

    $99/person and includes the mermaid tail rental.

    Discover Mermaid, ages 14+

    Sarah D.:  Looking for a unique fitness adventure for your little mermaid? Adventure Scuba offers one-hour mermaid classes where you and your child can learn to swim like a mermaid! What could be more fun than water fitness through imagination and character play! See site for swimming prerequisites.

    Adventure Scuba teaches youth scuba, and also offers Snorkel training for anyone ages 5+. Kids snorkel classes are also held in the indoor, heated 18′ pool.

    Altitude Fitness, Pole Fitness & Aerial Arts

     (1398.0 mi)

    Starting at 8 classes for $175

    Kids Academy/5-12; Adult classes/ 10-12+

    Sarah D.:  Is there anything more fun than a circus?! At this unique fitness gym geared for adults, kids can get into the action too. Kids Aerial Circus Academy offers 1-hour classes committed to keeping kids active and entertained! Circus activities include instruction by highly qualified professionals on aerial silks, hammocks and hoops. Training includes acrobatics and flexibility while offering fun challenges for kids.

    Parents can get into the action, too. Though, your children should be older - around ages 10-12 & up - to participate alongside the adult aerial classes.

    Dallas Chocolate Classes

     (1404.9 mi)

    $75/hour for two

    7 yrs and up with adult

    Shila:  Popular for unique date nights and group experiences, parents and kids can also take private lessons together with the same full attention of a chocolatier. Learn to perfect those chocolate ganaches, molds, and glazes to name a few customizable kids cooking class ideas. These lessons take place at the chef's home.

    SpeedZone Dallas - Top Eliminator Drag Racing

     (1409.8 mi)

    $20/ 3 runs; additional packages available

    Must be 56"+

    Shila:  Among the many race attractions and family fun centers in Dallas, Speedzone's "Top Eliminator" is a particularly unique one where you can ride 0-60 in under 4 seconds! You're tied to a track, but you control the speed. Riders can race three at a time. Race head-to-head against one kid or two!

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