Things to do in AUSTIN with kids

Texans like to do things BIG, which also means Austin does too!  Which means, this city is not just a good place to go with kids, it’s great!

Take Zilker Park. Any other major city might just give you a few trees and a pond. But Austin? No way! They give you over 700 acres of parkland and lakes to explore! Best of all - it’s FREE!

They also have the weird and wonderful, like the Cathedral of Junk. Sound intriguing? It is! But there’s only one way to really find that out….visit!

The littlest family members will always have a great time in Austin.  Fun and age-appropriate activities such as the popular Peter Pan Mini Golf, Safari Champ and Children’s Day Art Park are there just for them, so they will always feel super special!

And of course, there are PLENTY of places to visit that are perfect for the entire family, such as the grrrrreat animal-tastic Austin Zoo, and the very wet and very wild Hawaiian Falls. (Don’t let the name fool you - that one’s still in Texas!)

So get the family ready to have big Texan fun, big Texan style. The cowboy hat is optional!

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  • Childrens Day Art Park

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    (1 miles) Austin

    Summer fun in Austin with the Children's Day Art Park - part of the summer events of Austin Symphony. A fun and magical day out for the whole family!

  • Peter Pan Mini Golf

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    (1 miles) Austin

    Mini golf fun for all ages in Austin, where kids can play on the 18 hole golf courses, and adults can get young at heart!

  • Zilker Park

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    (2 miles) Austin

    351 acres of Austin fun with jogging, kayaking, gardens, springs, swimming, and heaps more for kids and the whole family in this beautiful park.

  • The Austin Nature and Science Center

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    (2 miles) Austin

    Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. Since 1960, ANSC has provided nature exhibits, education programs, ...

  • Boggy Creek Farm

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    (3 miles) Austin

    A charming family friendly produce farm where kids can learn about foods and where it all comes from!

  • Thinkery Austin

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    (3 miles) Austin

    Thinkery is the evolution of the new Austin Children's Museum - but still a place where families, fun and science all play together!

  • Blazer Tag Adventure Center

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    (4 miles) Austin

    If you're 7 to 97, Laser Tag is a hide-and-go-seek game for everyone! The ultimate adrenaline rush in a fun combat environment. Also the glow in the dark SkyTrail ropes course, and arcade!

  • Cathedral Of Junk

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    (4 miles) Austin

    A wacky and fun collection of junk! Built in a small house in suburban Austin, one man has created a playground haven for kids!

  • Chaparral Ice

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    (6 miles) Austin

    Ice skating for the whole family in Austin, with daily public sessions, as well as birthday parties and skate lessons!

  • Playland Skate Center

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    (7 miles) Austin

    Indoor rollerskating and rollerblading with a light show, fog machine and music! Austin family fun!

  • Pioneer Farms

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    (9 miles) Austin

    Five historic farm themed areas for the kids to learn from and explore which will take them back to the Blackland Prairies of the 1800s! Set on over 90 acres of beautiful Texan woodland, it also ...

  • Mt. Playmore

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    (11 miles) Austin

    Get playing in the LARGEST indoor playground in Central Texas, with and 18ft tall playscape, arcade, and toddler area!

  • Austin Zoo

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    (12 miles) Austin

    Over 350 animals are waiting to make friends with families at the sweet Austin Zoo, with keeper talks and story time!

  • iFLY Austin

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    (12 miles) Austin

    Experience the thrill of sky diving without ever having to get in a plane in Austin!

  • Kiddie Acres

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    (12 miles) Austin

    An amusement park and mini golf JUST for kids under 10!

  • Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville

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    (14 miles) Pflugerville

    Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!

  • Races2U

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    (15 miles) Austin

    Digital slot car racing for ages 6 and up. Super fast, and super fun. Race realistic scale models of NASCAR, Formula 1, or even off-road vehicles on our giant tracks. Easy enough for a child to ...

  • Texas Jumping Beans

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    (15 miles) Round Rock

    Come play in their 12,000 square foot center with whole area designated for toddlers with huge foot ball pond, tunnels and a soft playscape with toys.

  • Volente Beach

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    (16 miles) Leander

    This waterpark has it's own sandy beachfront and has attractions that include water slides, tube slides, and a kids activity pool for the younger members of the family.

  • Arnolds Family Fun Center

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    (18 miles) Oaks

    One of the largest indoor Fun Centers in the United States - we're not kidding!!

  • Dinosaur Park

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    (18 miles) Cedar Creek

    It's dinosaur time! Kids will love this unique outdoor museum featuring life-size dinosaur replicas all in a natural environment.

  • The Big Bounce

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    (19 miles) Cedar Park

    The Big Bounce is an inflatable playground that provides a unique, safe, and fun environment for all kids. The 12,000 square foot facility also contains a playscape, theater, snack bar, and several ...

  • Safari Champ

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    (19 miles) Round Rock

    A fun indoor playscape where kids can be dropped off, or spend family time together, among the slides, tunnels, tubes, ropes and play areas.

  • The Jumpy Place

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    (22 miles) Kyle

    A colorful and fun place for those active kids to jump, imagine and play.

  • Georgetown Challenge Course

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    (27 miles) Georgetown

    Nestled among the trees lining the North San Gabriel River, the course consists of many low team elements, 22 new and exciting high elements (including parallel zip-lines), and two climbing walls. ...

  • Spring Loaded Trampoline Park

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    (27 miles) New Braunfels

    A great way for active kids to spend the day bouncing!

  • Wimberley Zipline Adventures

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    (28 miles) Wimberley

    Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley. Your adventure will begin with trained guides leading you on an educational walking ...

  • The Exotic Resort Zoo

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    (38 miles) Johnson City

    A unique wildlife preserve where there are several endangered species of beautiful animals for kids to encounter, and learn about. Not only that - kids can pat them too! A very eye opening family day ...

  • The Jumpy Place

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    (43 miles) New Braunfels

    A fun and bouncy indoor play center for active kids where they can enjoy the huge inflatables, toys and games!

  • Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum

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    (45 miles) Burnet

    An historic frontier fort and museum. See log cabins, stage stop, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and old farm implements. In the museum see over 1200 historic artifacts from the Burnet County area. ...

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort

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    (45 miles) New Braunfels

    Get ready for water fun in this Texas family attraction, with children's playgrounds, tubing, and the world's first surfing machine!

  • Landa Park

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    (45 miles) New Braunfels

    Landa Park is 51 acres of Texan park where families can enjoy walks, hikes, paddle boats, swimming, - even a miniature train!

  • McKenna Childrens Museum

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    (46 miles) New Braunfels

    A stimulating, interactive and fun museum experience that immerses kids in space, science and the world, and encourages them to use their imagination.

  • Longhorn Cavern State Park

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    (46 miles) Marble Falls

    Explore this Texas natural wonder located underground - perfect for families to enjoy through tours! An amazing and unique experience for all ages

  • ZDTs Amusement Park

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    (49 miles) Seguin

    Theme park fun designed for the whole family, with indoor AND outdoor fun in Texas. Thrills, water fun, arcades...it's all there to be enjoyed!