Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {January 2021}


Family friendly events in the Fort Worth area in January 2021

Ringing in the New Year ushers in feelings of renewal, excitement, and optimism — and boy do we need it! There’s something about cracking open a brand new planner that brings a smile to our face as we dream of future goals and possibilities, as a family and personally. 

In your new planner, pencil in these local, family friendly events Fort Worth Moms has gathered. We’ve included virtual and in-person events, so there’s something for everyone. Please note that events are popping up, changing, and being cancelled at the drop of a hat due to the coronavirus, and we will update the calendar as timely as we can. 

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Scheduled In-Person & Virtual Events

December 1 – January 18, 2021 {In-person}

Panther Island Ice // Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season. Located at the Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink offers public skating starting on November 20, 2020. The ice rink will operate seven days a week through January 18, 2021, including all holidays. The rink is real ice located mostly under a large pavilion.

January 9 {In-person}

Snowman Paint & Play // Join Play Street Museum for a Snowman Paint & Play on January 9 at 11:30 a.m. In addition to playtime, kiddos will paint an adorable snowman candy dish. Pottery will be fired and ready for pick up by January 12. Price is $18 per child. The event will follow precautions and all CDC guidelines and local ordinances.

January 10 {In-person}

Pick Your Painting // Choose your canvas and paint at your own pace with The Little Art Bus. Ring in 2021 with a little creativity and A LOT of paint! Hop on the bus and choose from its supply of pre-drawn canvases to paint your own way. It will provide all the necessary supplies, encouragement, and tips you’ll need to create a masterpiece of your choosing. This event is open to ages four and up. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

January 12 {In-person}

Trout Stocking at River Park // The Tarrant Regional Water District Trout Season continues into the New Year with two more trout stockings at River Park. On January 12 and February 17, join TRWD and Texas Parks & Wildlife as more trout is released into the Trinity River. This event is free to the public, and the riverbanks provide plenty of great locations to social distance and participate. Rainbow trout are one of the easiest fish to catch. Since the trout make their way from a hatchery in Missouri, the release time can vary between 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The River Park Trailhead offers ample parking and access to the riverbanks. All persons 17 and older must have a fishing license as required by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

January 16 {In-person}

Artisan & Vintage Popup Event // Come visit River East to enjoy and shop creative artisans and vintage curators that will be setting up shop on Race Street in front of The Union from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Live music by piano player Maverick Lawson 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Restaurants nearby to enjoy are Tributary Café, Brown Bag Club, and The Post!

January 16 {In-person}

Traveling Comic Book Store // Everything you can find at a comic book store. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $1 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. The admission is also an entry into a raffle for a $50 shopping spree! Drawing is at 3:30 p.m.

January 23 {Virtual}

Austin Fairytale Ball 2021 // Sing, dance, and play the fairytale way! The Fairytale Ball is the perfect event for any little princess or prince. Every guest will have time to share magical moments with every princess in attendance. The event includes a royal entrance, group games, ocean yoga, princess crafts, stories, and sing-a-longs, princess performances, professional portraits, and more.

January 23 {In-Person}

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas – Fort Worth Chapter will be hosting the 2021 Board induction and Café con Leche on Saturday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. Come meet the 2021 HWNT board and other long-standing members. Judge Jo Ann Reyes will preside over the ceremony. RSVP at

On-Going Virtual Events

Fort Worth Zoo’s Virtual Programs // Whether you are learning at home or in the classroom, would like to offer a fun virtual experience for employees or residents, or you just miss the Fort Worth Zoo, it is ready to bring the animals to you. Connect with the animals through your choice of virtual programs, starting at $25. Zoo members save 10 percent during registration. 

Virtual Story Times // North Richland Hills Library hosts virtual story times every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. on its Facebook page. After the reading, the video will be available on its YouTube channel and the library’s website

Yogin’s Karma Bookclub // Karma Yoga in Denton is starting a free community yoga bookclub to learn more about the practice of yoga and how to transform our lives off the mat and see how the words impact not only us, but our fellow yogis. Learn more HERE.

Virtual Nurturing Parent Group // Hosted by My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, the virtual nurturing parent group is “a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to other forms of parenting and child-rearing practices. This is a great group for any and all parents wanting to learn about parenting for any child.” Meetings happen every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more here.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame // Need activities to keep your young cowgirls and cowboys busy? Take advantage of this free online resources and activities!

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kimbell At Home program // Experience the Kimbell from home. Explore the collection, download family art activities, and take an audio tour.

Virtual Wednesday Walks // Join the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for a virtual walk on the trails. Every Wednesday, it will pick a trail, hike, and see what is along the trail in the form of plants and animals. This is a great way to catch up and for you to see what is available on the trails. It will continue these virtual walks while it is closed for the public. Hike starts at 10:00 a.m. and the end time is not definitive. Typical hike will be an hour at the most. Visit its Facebook event page for more information.


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