Austin for Children

Fun Places in Austin For Children

In Austin for children, theres as much for kids to do as for adults. Here's a list of fun places to take the kids. Or take yourself if you are still a kid at heart.

Bottom line there are lots of great places for kids in Austin. Austin Texas is a kid friendly city and your kids will have a blast.

The Main Event Family Entertainment includes Rock climbing,bowling,billiards,arcades,and food too! (http://www.maineventusa.net)

Play Land Skate Center
Roller skating. Play Land was a favorite of mine as as a teen. And it's still a favorite of Austin kids and adults. Skate parties, lock-ins, fog machine, and light shows.(http://www.playlandskatecenter.com)

Round Rock Express-Dell Diamond
Birthday Parties, pools, picnics, and sports. Perfect for family. (http://www.roundrockexpress.com
3400 East Palm Valley Blvd.,Round Rock, TX 78665

Austin’s Park N Pizza
Pizza, rides, games, bumper cars, bumper boats, and mini golf.
16231 North IH-35
Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 670-9600

Austin Steam Train

Austin Children's Museum
301 Nature Center Drive, Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 472-2494

Austin Nature and Science Center
Located on the western edge of Zilker Park
Phone: (512) 327-8181

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
Animals, picnic areas, and set ups for birthday parties.It's a really fun place for kids and kids at heart.
10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin ,TX, 78736
(512) 288-1490
(http://www.austinzoo.org) Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
(512) 478-8167
The train is fun, fun, fun. It's just inside the park -built for children. They enjoy the ride so do I! (http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/zilker)

Barton Springs Pool
2101 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 476-9044
The most popular natural spring swimming hole in Austin. It's beautiful and fun! (http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartonsprings.htm)

Crowe's Nest Farm Animal Life Center
Crowe's Nest Farm Animal Life Center
10300 Taylor Lane, Manor, TX 78653
Over one hundred animals for small children to oooh and awww over. Tours are by appointment so do call or check first. (http://www.crowesnestfarm.org)

Hamilton Pool
30 or so miles west of Austin on FM 3238
(512) 264-2740
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
See site for Entrance fee
Call ahead before you go out to make sure that the park is open.(http://www.texasoutside.com/hamiltonpool.htm)

Austin Parks & Recreation Centers
Locations throughout the city

Pioneer Farms
Don't confuse this with a "farm". It's more of a Pioneer Museum.
10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin, Texas 78754
(512)837-1215 (http://www.pioneerfarms.org)

Zachary Scott Theater (aka Zach Scott)
Zach has some really good performances and plays. The staff are really down to earth and friendly too. Check their site for what's playing while you're in town. If you're lucky there will be a fun family musical.

YMCA Centers
Multiple Austin Texas locations

Pump It Up Austin
If your kids like inflatables, they'll love Pump it Up. This place is primarily for parties, but it offers play time for $6.00 per child from 9:30 AM -11:00AM. Kidos between 2 and 6 play for free. Socks are mandatory. Call ahead for the latest fees, dates and times.(512) 989-7867 (http://www.pumpitupparty.com)

Chuck E Cheese
Various locations
My nieces and nephews can't get enough of this place. Chances are your kids will love it too. Best of all, you don't have to clean up afterward.(http://www.chuckecheese.com)

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