Things To Do In Forest Hill

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Cowtown Bowling Palace (Up to 68% Off)

Cowtown Bowling Palace

Fort Worth

Orbs pummel pins on 32 slick lanes at newly remodeled facility replete with snack-bar treats, bumper lanes for tykes & rental shoes

$24 $9.50

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One or Two Pottery-Wheel Classes for Two People at Garret Pendergrass Pottery (Up to 53% Off)

Garret Pendergrass Pottery

East Meadowbrook

Professional sculptor teaches pairs to throw unique and one of a kind clay pots on a potter’s wheel in his welcoming studio space

$75 $35

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"The Nutcracker" at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium on December 5–6 (Up to 45% Off)

The Nutcracker

Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$33 $18

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Holiday-Lights Flight Tour in a Douglas C-47 for One or Two from Greatest Generation Aircraft (Up to 73% Off)

Southern Cross C-47

Meacham Airport - American Aero

Flight in a historic WWII vintage C-47 aircraft takes passengers above the DFW area to view Christmas Lights in a way never seen before.

$350 $99

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5, 10, or 15 Boot-Camp Classes at Garage Team Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Garage Team Fitness

Fort Worth

Boot-camp classes are composed of small groups of students, so instructors can provide everyone with individual attention

$100 $39

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10 or 20 Pilates Mat Classes, or Two or Five Personal-Training Sessions at The Body Garage (Up to 72% Off)

The Body Garage

Fort Worth

Instructors lead Pilates classes on mats for all skill levels, or guide students on muscle-strengthening equipment

$110 $45

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"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!" on October 15–November 9 (Up to 40% Off)

"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!"

W.E. Scott Theatre

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Steve Solomon’s one-man show introduces audiences to his unusual family through spot-on accents and affectionate impersonations

$71 $42.60

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Bass Hall Event with Suzanne Somers for 1, 2, 4, or 6 from Stay Young Media Group LLC on Nov 11 (Up to 56% Off)

Stay Young Media Group LLC

Bass Performance Hall

Learn health and anti-aging secrets from Suzanne Somers, Staying Young radio-show personalities, and humorist Suzie Humphreys

$75 $35

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Two-Hour Downtown Walking Tour for Two, Three, of Four People from Fort Worth Tours & Trails (59% Off)

Fort Worth Tours & Trails

Multiple Locations

Noted Fort Worth author and historian leads tour through 165 years of Fort Worth history and the city’s historical development

$80 $33

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$20 for $40 of Arcade-Games & Batting Cages at Putt-Putt Fun Center/Alley Cats Entertainment Center

Putt-Putt Fun Center and Alley Cats Entertainment Center

Multiple Locations

Fun center offers 50–110 arcade games and batting cages are available at each Putt-Putt location

$40 $20

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Ballet Concerto Presents: A Holiday Special at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Friday, December 12 (Up to 45% Off)

Ballet Concerto Presents: “A Holiday Special"

Will Rogers Memorial Center

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The birth of Jesus meets Frosty the Snowman and other classic holiday themes during a family-friendly performance

$27.45 $15

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$28 for $80 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — ACWA Fort Worth

Acwa Fort Worth

Fort Worth

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$80 $28

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$13 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Rockwood Gokart Track (Up to $28 Value)

Rockwood Gokart Track

North Fort Worth

Designed by Harris Mini Golf, the 18-hole course challenges putters to sink holes-in-one across undulating greens and past sand traps

$28 $13

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Concealed-Handgun-License Courses at Go Strapped Concealed Handgun Training (Up to 56% Off). 4 Options Available.

Go Strapped Concealed Handgun Training

Fort Worth

Texas DPS–certified handgun instructor who's also a former military member and policeman leads CHL and introductory handgun courses

$79 $36

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Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One, Two, or Four at JW Guns and Ammo (51% Off)

JW Guns and Ammo

Multiple Locations

Students complete the required classwork and range time that qualifies them to apply for a concealed-handgun license

$65 $32

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Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at TOPGUN CHL (Up to 61% Off)

TOPGUN CHL

Fort Worth

Students complete 4–6 hours of course instruction plus range time, during which each student must demonstrate proficiency with the firearm

$85 $36

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Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Shoot Smart (Up to 62% Off)

Shoot Smart

Multiple Locations

Following a safety briefing, students undergo live-fire exercises and attend onsite classes to help them qualify for a CHL application

$99 $50

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Friday or Saturday Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Thirsty Armadillo (60% Off)

Thirsty Armadillo

Fort Worth

Enjoy beer, liquor, and Texas music inside a bar known to host the likes of Eli Young Band and Casey Donahew

$10 $4

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Johnnie Red Music (Up to 56% Off)

Johnnie Red Music

Fort Worth

Blues guitarist Johnnie Latham teaches students how to play guitar in a variety of styles including classic rock, country, and blues

$125 $59

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When the local skate park shut down, Jackie Andrews decided to ensure that her son, Beau, would still have a safe, legal place to practice his favorite sport. According to a recent profile in 360 West magazine, Jackie understood the challenges she faced from city officials but simply would not take “no” for an answer. The tenacious single mother of two was no stranger to entrepreneurial feats—nearly two decades ago, with no retail experience, she opened Chelsea's Tea Room, which gradually expanded from a tiny room to a 3,000-square-foot boutique.

Still, Jackie reflects, “opening a skate park is not the easiest thing to do,” and when the time came to build The Pier Skatepark she leaned on the design expertise of San Diego–based skate-park designer Brent Kronmueller. Housed inside a hangar-sized warehouse, his eventual layout would try to capture the sensation of skating outside with touches such as decorative palm trees interspersed among the park’s collection of rails, ramps, ledges, and exasperated high-school principals.

Since opening, the park has attracted not only local skaters but celebrities such as Lil Wayne, who recently paid a special late-night visit. When they aren’t celebrity spotting, guests can earn physical-education credit for school, enhance their skills during five-day summer camps, and hold contests to determine who has the coolest trick or the stickiest grip tape.

705 W Kennedale Pkwy
Kennedale,
TX
US

More than 325 bottles of international wine fill Zambrano Wine Cellar’s shelves and its climate-controlled wine cellar, arranged by chef, wine enthusiast, and owner Cef Zambrano. When not hobnobbing with celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Nolan Ryan, and Katie Couric, Zambrano coordinates a menu of bistro fare to harmonize with his library of wine selections, which received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009. Zambrano presents updated takes on Mediterranean favorites, crafting small plates of escargot broiled in garlic butter and shallots, as well as four types of bruschetta topped with tomato, chicken, duck, or fillet tips. Diners can dive into shared nibbles with custom plates of international meats and cheeses or pizzas topped margherita-style or with signature spanish ham.

Zambrano’s prized glass wine cellar sits behind a smooth stone bar, inlaid with variegated amethyst that glows as it catches the light better than an outfielder with a magnifying glass. While perched at its high-backed leather banquettes, diners can sip from the 50-plus list of wines by the glass while gazing at a flat-screen TV in the corner or admiring the custom art on the dining room’s exposed-brick walls. In the front of the dining room, gauzy orange curtains frame sheets of sunlight that illuminate simple wooden tables, each adorned with a single flower that provides color and an amuse-bouche for hungrier guests. A sidewalk patio offers al fresco dining and bustling sights of Sundance Square.

910 Houston St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Every graduate of The Premium Institute of Bartending Schools' 34-hour mixology program can count on one thing—being hired as an on-call bartender with Premium Event Staffing, a company that provides staff for private parties and corporate events. Like a pie-fight truce, this guarantee benefits everyone involved. Students get to earn income while they use the institute's job-placement services to find a steady gig at an affiliated bar or elsewhere. Premium Event Staffing in turn gets access to bartenders who have completed the mixology program and who know their way around a muddler.

The reason even the institute's most recent graduates are so comfortable behind a bar isn't that they're wearing footie pajamas under their clothes—it's that classes take place in such a realistic setting. Students work at a bar setup that includes bar guns, liquor bottles, and 14 types of glasses, and they learn to pour on a real draft-beer system. This hands-on approach also characterizes the four-hour introductory classes the school holds for people who wish to learn to make martinis, shots, frozen drinks, or other specialties.

6080 South Hulen Street
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Gene Estes suspects that growing up in the "dry" precinct of Abilene, Texas, may have inspired his alcohol-based ingenuity; he crafted his first batch of wine from Concord grape juice when he was just 23. Years later, after holding various pharmaceutical jobs and putting to use his Masters in Microbiology, Estes's interest in wine re-emerged with a full and passionate force. Today, as the president and vintner of Lost Oak Winery, Gene works alongside resident winemaker Jim Evans to craft a host of award-winning wines. Among them is the 2012 Viognier, which scored a double gold in the renowned San Francisco Chronicle International Wine competition?meaning all five judges awarded the varietal with top scores before gilding the bottle twice in molten gold.

The winery itself offers both guided and self-guided tours, offering visitors a glimpse into the wine-making process complete with samples straight from oak barrels. Additionally, special events draw guests to the lush grounds for live music, wine club events, and the pre-Christmas holiday open house, where they can place preemptive wine orders with Santa.

6925 Confederate Park Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the wall by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

1500 Mall Circle
Fort Worth,
TX
US

It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.

As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.

6801 Ridgmar Meadow Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
US