Things To Do with Kids in Austin
Austin, Texas is a great city for the young and young at heart. If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Austin, here is a list of fun (some of these are free!) things to do in the live music capital of the world.
Kids can see lions, wolves, monkeys and many other animals at this non-profit rehabilitation center. The Austin Zoo’s goal is to “assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education.” There is food to feed deer, llamas, etc., available for purchase as well.
Admission: $8.00 per Child (ages 2-12), $11.00 per Adult
This Austin classic is a favorite for kids and adults alike. There are two courses, East and West. The West course has Peter Pan and the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex while the East course is rumored to be easier. Bring a cooler with drinks for the kids. No glass is allowed but alcohol is.
Admission: Adults and children 6 and over
One course (18 holes): $7
Both courses (36 holes): $11
Blazer tag has been in Austin for years and is a treasure trove of fun activities. Kids can play laser tag, arcade games, or burn energy on the Sky Trail, a floating ropes course. This is a fun option for a rainy day.
Admission: Prices vary depending on the activity
The Thinkery is Austin’s Children’s Museum. This is a great place for things to do with kids in Austin, especially kids who like to explore and are social. There are several interactive areas for kids to be hands-on. Not only is the Thinkery a great place for kids, but so is the Mueller Area where the Thinkery is located. Across from the Thinkery is a park with a giant playground and a lake with ducks, and there are usually ice cream trucks parked nearby.
Admission varies by date but is usually around $10 for 1 year and up.
Be a tourist in Austin for a little bit and take your little one on a short hike to one of the best views of the city skyline. Built in the 1930’s, Covert Park on top of Mt. Bonnell has been providing a perfect place to hike, picnic and enjoy everything Austin has to offer.
This festival is put on by KGSR radio every year in Zilker Park during the summer. It’s a blues concert held once a month during the summer months. A perfect opportunity for kids to run around, fly kites and eat a picnic lunch. Dogs are welcome.
Schedule (subject to change):
May 24th, June 14th, July 12th, & Aug 2nd
This is a great way to escape the summer heat and learn about this historic building during a 30 minute tour. While you are there, check out the gift shop, sign your representatives registrar and picnic on the lawn under the mature trees. Tours are always free.
Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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