Austin Symphony Children’s Art in Park

If you’re looking for something cool, engaging and FREE to do with little ones this summer, the Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park has you covered. With all the beloved activities and musical guests as always, but now in an air-conditioned, indoor setting.

710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin

www.austinsymphony.org

512-476-6064

Bob Bullock State History Museum

This June through August, join in for summer at the Bullock. Enjoy weekly drop-in programs, an annual Summer Family Film Series, IMAX documentaries, H-E-B Free First Sundays and more fun for all ages. Learn more at wwwthestoryoftexas.com/summer. Or follow at @bullockmuseum.

1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin

www.thestoryoftexas.com

512-936-8746

BrickFiesta

July 6 – 7, 10 am – 4 pm

Brick Fiesta Public Exhibition is a massive display of custom LEGO creations by LEGO Enthusiasts. View unique creations, play, learn building tips and tricks, and shop with vendors.

Renaissance Austin Hotel

https://www.brickfiesta.com/

$35 for Family of 4

Gaylord Texan Summer Fest Celebration

From May 11 through Sep. 2, 2019, make it a vacation to remember at Gaylord Texan Resort celebrating SummerFest with the Adventures of Peter Pan. There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment, poolside fun and more.

Grapevine, TX

https://familyeguide.com/summer-fun-at-gaylord-texan/

817-778-1000

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

With the longest and fastest zipline in Texas, LTZA provides an active outdoor adventure that’s fun for all ages. Your adventure includes all necessary equipment, boat transportation, water and a light trail snack. There’s also a private beach perfect for picnics, swimming and relaxing.

14529 Pocohontas Trail, Volente

www.ziplaketravis.com

512-614-1996

Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures

Prepare yourself for the ultimate lake adventure. You will begin with a boat ride to “Adventure Island,” where you will enjoy a 45-minute, pulse-pounding adventure on a 600-foot state-of-the-art challenge course.

Lake Travis

www.waterlooadventures.com

512-614-1979

Main Event

Eat. Bowl. Play. Weather is never a problem at this indoor fun spot. And there’s something for everyone in the family: bowling, rock climbing, laser tag, arcade games and more. People come for the bowling and games, but they stay for the chef-inspired menu.

13301 N. US-183, Austin

www.mainevent.com

512-401-0000

McKinney Roughs Nature Park

This 1,140-acre park, located 13 miles east of the airport, has something for everyone. Whether it’s multi-use trails, guided outdoor and water recreation, or rental facilities, you can customize your adventure. There’s hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, UTV tours and ziplining.

1884 State Hwy 71 W, Cedar Creek

www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/mckinney-roughs-nature-park.aspx

512-303-5073

Mt. Playmore

The Texas-sized playscape is designed so parents can comfortably play along with their kids. A huge arcade features exciting games where you can challenge your skills on your own or with friends. Satisfy the family’s appetites with kid-friendly food or more adult fare.

13609 N I-35 Hwy Bldg 3, Austin

www.mtplaymore.com

512-989-8886

Next Level Ride

Wakeboarding for all levels. You don’t need equipment or a boat – it’s all available on the private lake. There’s everything you need to learn or take your wakeboarding to the next level. Bring the family, book a party. Located just eight miles east of Bergstrom in Hwy 71.

5400 E Hwy 71, Del Valle

www.nextlevelrideaustin.com

512-915-9056

Playland Skate

This is Austin’s largest skating facility, at 27,500 square feet. Playland provides family-oriented entertainment in an affordable, safe environment. Thursdays are discount night and on Father’s Day, bring Dad to skate for free. State-of-the-art sound system playing a variety of music.

8822 McCann Dr, Austin

https://playlandskatecenter.net/ww.playlandskate.com

512–452-1901

Rock About Climbing Adventures

For those wanting a safe vertical adventure, the beginner climb is a great start. Rock About is the longest-running rock climbing outfit based out of Central Texas. Guides provide a safe environment to experience hiking, sightseeing, camping and – best of all – climbing.

Marble Falls, TX

https://rock-about.com

512-415-0804

Round Rock Express

Batter up! Round Rock Express offers theme nights, giveaways and dog-friendly nights. And it’s more than just baseball. There are all types of activities, a rock wall and playscape for kids. Friday night fireworks is a crowd favorite. A wide range of food vendors satisfies all ages.

3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock

www.milb.com/round-rock

512-255-BALL

Schlitterbahn

Tube in miles of rivers, get a rush on award-winning uphill water coasters, test your skill on the Boogie Bahn Surfing wave, ride the endless wave rivers or relax all day in shaded picnic areas. Visit one location or tour them all. After 40 years, they’re still delivering the best summer ever.

New Braunfels, South Padre Island, Galveston, Corpus Christi

www.schlitterbahn.com

830-625-2351

SeaWorld

Challenge yourself to the 360-degree flips of the Great White or the 15-story plunges of Steel Eel. Enjoy memorable live shows and unique attractions like Penguin Encounter and Pacific Point Preserve. For added adventure, swim with the dolphins or take a killer whale tour.

10500 SeaWorld Dr., San Antonio, TX

www.seaworld.com

210-520-4732

Sherwood Forest Faire: Nottingham Castle

Want to stay in a castle? Nottingham Castle is available, either for the entire castle or just a room. Each room is uniquely furnished, and it’s a unique experience whether the Faire is happening, or if you’re just looking for a getaway from the ordinary.

McDade, TX

http://sherwoodforestfaire.com/sherwood-castle-accommodations

940-521-2488

Slide Marble Falls

Jump into summer in downtown Marble Falls on the Hill Country’s first-ever urban slide. Coast on tubes down the three-lane, 850-foot water slide. The June 15 water party runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., ending in a laser light show.

Marble Falls, TX

Marblefalls.org/slide

830-693-2815

Sugar and Spice Ranch

Located in the Cowboy Capital of the World, this ranch is just a short drive west of San Antonio in Bandera. These folks specialize in creating a positive bonding experience, with a variety of activities that include horseback riding camps, trail ride excursions and weekend getaways.

 884 Rikki Dr., Bandera, TX

www.texashorsecamps.com

830-460-8487

Texas Trailrides

How about taking the family on a ranch trailride at Lonestar Ranch in south Austin? You’ll be fitted with the necessary safety gear and led along a scenic creek into a beautiful piece of nature within Austin city limits.

8601 Bluff Springs Rd., Austin

https://www.texastrailrides.com/

512- 697-9722

Topgolf

This premier entertainment center features dozens of climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, with HDTVs in every bay. There are games for all skill levels, great music and more. The perfect choice for family fun, group parties, celebrations and more.

2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin

www.topgolf.com

512-831-5981

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