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
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
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
$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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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