If you are looking for a fun Springtime day trip to take with the kiddos, venture out to Sweetberry Farm in Marble Falls. Home to a very popular "Harvest of Fall Fun" festival from late September through early November, the smaller crowd and gorgeous weather during the Spring Harvest makes the farm a perfect activity for the whole family.
We just returned from our first tent-camping-as-a-family trip, and I’m here to report back on what to do, bring, and avoid for your first family camping trip.
Cue choirs of angels: there's a new playground at the Triangle. This mixed-use development in Central Austin has long been a favorite destination for families and this is the icing on the cake. The playground is located near the big grassy field, across the street from Snap Kitchen and next to Maudie's. It's on the smaller side, geared toward younger children.
Looking for a short hike your kids can handle? Check out Mayfield Park and Preserve. Mayfield often tops the lists of best parks in Austin with its picturesque gardens and exotic peacocks. But behind the gardens are short hiking trails perfect for exploring with small children. Here, we've given you a step-by-step guide to the trail so you can meander through the woods with your kids and know what to look for and expect.
Red Bud Isle may be more familiar to dog lovers than parents, but the small peninsula offers beautiful views and freedom for all. It is an ideal setting for children to walk their own dog without too much oversight. Red Bud Isle is a wonderful place to see wildlife, from Great Blue Herons and American Coots to squirrels and turtles outwitting the canine crowd.
Just on the edge of Tarrytown, adjacent to Mopac, West Enfield Park is surprisingly peaceful. When you're in it, it's fairly easy to block out the road noise. It may not be the prettiest of the neighborhood parks, but it's got a lot to offer with its wide open spaces, large pool, tennis and sport court, ball field and playscape/swings.
Shipe Park has a lot to offer a family, especially if you have multiple children. There's a wading pool, a regular pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, a playscape, a covered spot with a Foosball table and an open area to run around in. There are several places to grab lunch before or after in the neighborhood. Plus, it has an amazing mural.
This is a sweet spot, tucked in the rolling hills of Tarrytown. It's a quiet neighborhood with lots of families, your little ones are bound to make a friend or two. Besides the park and the pool, there is also a hiking trail and an open area where you can play Frisbee, throw a ball around or just let the kids run free!
The Austin-area is home to several parks. Parks with playscapes, splash pads, pools, grills, picnic tables… we’ve got it all! Do512 Family wants you to know as much as possible about every Austin park that’s out there so that you can pick the right place to play with your family and friends.