Austin Family Magazine Summer Fun Guide 2018
Austin Symphony Children’s Art in Park
Children and adults can experience the magic of the performing arts at Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park. This annual summer event has a new indoor location at Austin Central Library and is FREE. This exciting summer program features local artists. Everyone can sing and clap along with the star of the show. Prior to the show youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo and after the concert try their hands at different art projects.
710 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin
This zoo helps animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education and houses more than 300 animals. A train ride through the property gives a scenic tour of the hill country lasting about 20 minutes. Some of the zoo’s off-display animals can be observed from the train as well, including emus, alpacas and longhorns.
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin
Bob Bullock State History Museum
What better place to take the entire family or out-of-town guests and spend the day. There is the IMAX Theatre as well as the Texas Spirit Theatre where you can experience an unforgettable journey of Texas history. Visit any one of the Exhibits and pick up lunch in the café. When you leave, visit gift shop for all kids of Texas souriners.
1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin
Fun, safe, unique, dynamic, and interactive activities; laser shows, bubble dance parties, giant three story soft play castle, intractive toys, andlots more. Greag for birthday parties.
1401 N. IH 35, Round Rock
13450 N. Hwy 183, Austin
Chaparral Ice Skating Rink
Everything’s cooler on ice! We promote safe and fun skating on ice for all levels of skaters. Chaparral aims to provide something for everyone through a wide variety of programs and events. In addition to classic, unstructured skating, Chaparral Ice offers broomball, dodgeball, curling, birthday parties, and private skating hours.
2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin
Dave and Buster’s
Who’s ready for fun—there’s something for everyone. We offer a family-friendly environment offering classics like Pop-A-Shot, PacMan, and Skee-Ball, or the newest games in our Million Dollar Midway. Everyone in your group will have a blast! Free $20 game play with purchase of $20 game play coupon in Austin Family Magazine. Come in out of the heat and enjoy food and fun.
9333 Research Blvd A600, Austin
Kingdom Planners offers FREE custom planning for your Disney vacation!
We’ve been designated an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner by Disney as a result of our ongoing commitment to planning magical trips to the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line® and other Disney destinations.
Fun the whole family can enjoy! At EVO you can get competitive on the bowling lanes, immerse yourself in the latest summer movie or play to win in our full redemption arcade! You can book parties. We’re off I-35 just south of Buda!
3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle
Let your adventures begin. It’s time to have some Texas-sized fun at SummerFest featuring The Smurfs. From fun family entertainment, unique culinary programs, to exciting outdoor activities including our 10-acre pool & lazy river playground – Paradise Springs! There is an abundance of activities for all ages to enjoy!
Hills of Milk and Honey
Enjoy the stunning sunsets and sunrises of the Hill Country by staying in our farm guest house at Hills of Milk and Honey and add a farm tour to learn about the farm and interact with the animals. We hope folks of all ages who participate in classes, camps and tours at Hills of Milk and Honey will be inspired to create innovative ways to continue this movement for generations to come.
Dripping Springs, TX
Make the dream of flight a reality at iFly Austin. Our indoor skydiving facility allows you to feel the adrenaline rush of flying in a fun, safe environment. Flying is fun, safe and thrilling for ages 3 to 103. Book your next get together, birthday party, or corporate event and fly!
13265 US-183 A, Austin
Jordan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
Central Texas’ premier living park and museum. In each area you can step back in time and experience Texas history first-hand. Explore more than 90 beautiful, wooded acres and discover exciting, memorable ways to live Texas’ colorful past with your family. Don’t miss the Scarborough Barn where you can get up close with your favorite farm animal friends!
10621 Pioneer Farms Dr
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
LTZA provides an active outdoor adventure that is fun for people of all ages. Our world class tour offers five ziplines. The last three lines are the longest and fastest ziplines in Texas. Your adventure includes all necessary equipment, boat transportation, water and a light trail snack. You are also entitled to access our private beach, where you can picnic, swim, play games or simply relax in one of our hammocks.
14529 Pocohontas Trail, Volente
Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures
The creators of Lake Travis Zipline Adventures are proud to present a New Floating Water Park located on Lake Travis. Guest will have a blast challenging themselves on this floating obstacle course that includes hurdles, climbing walls, slides, and much more. It’s like Ninja Warriors on the Water. Reservations are required. Opening date is June 29.
Long Center All Summer Long
All Summer Long is a series of fun (and free!) community events happening through September at the Long Center. Join us for everyone’s favorite family event, Bubblepalooza on Saturday, June 9. Also returning are All Summer Long signature events: Trailer Food Tuesdays, Sound & Cinema, and Rhythm on Stage.
Barton Springs Rd.
Eat. Bowl. Play. When you want to let your fun out with family and friends, Main Event is the best – and easiest – place to head for fun. With state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, over 100 games topped with handcrafted food under one roof, Main Event is THE destination for fun. Join us!
13301 North, US-183, Austin
McKinney Roughs Nature Park
Destination for nature lovers, with a science center and trails for walking and horseback riding. This 1,140-acre park, located 13 miles east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, has something for everyone. Whether it’s multi-use trails, guided outdoor and water recreation or rental facilities, you can customize your adventure.
1884 State Hwy 71 W, Cedar Creek
Next Level Ride
Wakeboarding for all levels. You don’t need equipment or a boat, we have it all on our own private lake. We have everything you need to learn or take your wakeboarding to the next level. Bring the family, book a party. We are located just eight miles east of Bergstrom in Hwy 71.
5400 E Hwy 71, Del Valle
Paddling is a fun and easy way for the whole family to enjoy Lady Bird Lake, and our kayaks are great for fishing on Lady Bird Lake. For those who want affordable and fun access to the river, rent one of our kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddle boards (SUPs).
1541 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin
Paramount Summer Family Film Festival
Spark the imagination and inspire a new generation of classic movie lovers! Nine weekends of matinee screenings beginning on June 3 that will further our mission to support film education and bring our treasured film history to audiences of all ages. Wizard of Oz (1939), Princess Bride (1987), Little Mermaid (1989) and more.
713 Congress Ave., Austin
Playland Skate Center offers the finest in skating entertainment with an impressive light show, fog machine and state of the art sound system playing a wide variety of music. Our mission is to provide family-oriented entertainment that entices customers to enjoy our affordable, safe skating environment for all ages.
8822 McCann Dr, Austin
Rock About Climbing Adventures
Rock-About is the longest running rock climbing outfit based out of the Central Texas area. Our guides provide a safe environment in which you can experience hiking, sightseeing, camping, and best of all, climbing. Each guide has years of experience both as a climber and a guide to ensure that you have a fun, memorable experience.
Marble Falls, TX
Round Rock Express
Take me out to the ball game! There are 44 home games this summer for you to enjoy with your family. At Dell Diamond, it’s more than just baseball. There are all types of activities, rock wall, playscape for kids, great giveaways, and Friday night fireworks is a favorite. There is a wide range of food vendors to satisfy all ages.
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
At every Schlitterbahn you will find tubing rivers, uphill water coasters, Boogie Bahn surfing rides, Torrent Tidal Wave Rivers and picnic areas with shade. Bring the picnic basket and enjoy the day. When the day of fun is done, stay in one of their resorts on the park grounds.
New Braunfels, South Padre Island, Galveston, Corpus Christi
Sherwood Forest Faire Family Camp
Sherwood Forest Family Summer Camp is a chance for your family to spend some quality time together, in the midst of the beautiful Sherwood Forest. You’ll be exposed to numerous skills and trades of the Medieval era, which means you will be making things with your hands – and that doesn’t mean drawing a picture on your screen with your finger!
Topgolf is the premier entertainment and event venue with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, great music and more! In addition, Topgolf Austin is once again hosting its annual Kidzone Summer Academy with 11 weeks for you to choose from. Summer Academy is a week-long, half-day program full of fun and activities for kids ranging from 6 – 12. This is a fun way to stay physically and mentally active all while learning a great skill.