Need some ideas on where to go and what to do with the kids? No matter the season, there’s plenty do in Austin all year long. Here are some suggestions for anytime family fun!
–> Take a Hike: There’s nothing more satisfying that getting out and enjoying nature with the kids. Next time you’re in the mood for a family walk, bike ride or nature hunt, check out one of these spots:
- Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail
- Top 10 Family Hikes in Austin
- Shoal Creek Trail
- Southern Walnut Creek Trai
- River Place Nature Trail
- Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
- Bull Creek Greenbelt
- McKinney Falls
- Mayfield Preserve
- Mount Bonnell
- Austin Nature & Science Center
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
–> Go to a Museum: Learn something together! Check out art, view artifacts, try hands-on science activities, or learn about Texas history. There are many wonderful, high-quality museums in Austin. Take some time to check out the latest exhibits at one of these favorite local institutions:
- Bullock Texas State History Museum
- The Blanton Museum of Art
- Texas Memorial Museum
- Mexic-Arte Museum
- The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria & Jones Center
- UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
- Science Mill
–> Get out and PLAY: One of the best thing about having kids is getting to play like kids. Children love it when we engage in a game of tag, play ball, or push them (again and again) on the swings at the park. There’s no shortage of places to get out and play together. Check out our list and reviews of some favorite indoor and outdoor places to play…
- Favorite Playgrounds in Austin
- Arcades in Austin
- Indoor Play Places
- Austin Bouldering Project
- Mt. Playmore
- Peter Pan Mini Golf
- Epic Fun
- Toybrary Austin
- Austin’s Park n’ Pizza
- 100 Things to Do in Zilker Park
- Joanne Land Playground
- Play for All Park
–> See Live Music or Theatre: Live music — of course we’ve got that in Austin. But if you’re stumped about where to take the little ones to listen to some age-appropriate tunes, you can always check out the lineup at Central Market, Cherrywood Coffeehouse and Brentwood Social House for kid-friendly shows. And with ZACH Theatre, the Long Center, Austin Scottish Rite Theatre, and the Paramount Theater, you know that you can count on seeing some amazing children’s theatre year-round.
–> Sign up for a Class Together: For some legit one-on-one time, why not try a new hobby or activity together? There are plenty of parent/child classes in Austin. Try a dance & fitness workshop together at Ballet Austin. Sign up for movement classes with your child at an area YMCA, Little Gym, Gymboree, or yoga studio such as The Little Yoga House. Try a cooking class together. Play music with your little ones at a tuneBugz or Mi Casa es Tu Casa music class with your little ones. Create some art with the kids at a Creative Action class or at a drop-in studio such as The Art Garage or Cafe Monet. Sign up for a workshop at the Austin Tinkering School. The possibilities are endless!
Of course, you can also browse our daily calendar of events for all of the family-friendly happenings in Austin.
Have a great time out there!