Welcome to Austin Fun For Kids! We are experts in finding all the fun things to do in Austin with kids. We have many years of research both in exploring Austin with kids, and in writing about Austin with kids. So, if you’re looking for ways to find fun in Austin with kids, you’ve come to the right spot. Welcome to Austin Fun For Kids!
Austin Fun For Kids
This site is all about the best ways to explore Austin with kids. We cover food, drinks, playgrounds, parks, hikes, indoor places, museums, birthday parties, day trips from Austin, and more! We even cover what you can do with kids that come to visit, or what to do in Austin with teens.
We are so lucky to live in a place that is so kid-friendly! In fact, that one of our favorite parts about living in Austin with kids. These restaurants all have playgrounds to make the dining with kids experience more fun and less stressful.
Just like the restaurants mentioned above, many breweries in Austin have jumped on the playground concept to make your visit much more appealing when bringing the kids along. Check out these Austin breweries with playgrounds.
Austin Fun For Kids: Parks and Playgrounds
We at Austin Fun For Kids consider ourselves to be playground experts. There isn’t a playground we haven’t visited in Austin with kids. These are the most unique playgrounds in Austin that we just love.
Here’s a more in-depth look at a couple of our favorites:
If you’re up north in the Cedar Park/ Round Rock area and want to explore the Brushy Creek Trail, we have highlighted 6 playgrounds within a 3 miles stretch of the trail right here. You can walk, bike, or drive to each one from the next.
Austin Fun For Kids: Hiking in Austin with Kids
Hiking is our specialty. We take our kids on a hike every week. My boys are 4, 9, and 12 and have varying degrees of hiking skills and endurance. This list includes where to hike for infants in strollers, toddlers, and big kids.
One of the best spots to hike in all of Austin is the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Here’s all the tips on hiking the greenbelt with kids:
If you’d like to find a hike with a waterfall, here is that list:
Swimming holes, rope swings, splash pads, and pools are all an Austin necessity when the temps rise but you still need to be outside. Here’s how to visit Barton Springs with kids.
Here’s where to find rope swings in Austin.
Splash pads open up when the weather gets warm again (most usually open in May). Here’s a list of local splash pads in Austin.
I’ve got a son who’s a passionate tree climber, so we have lots of expert advice in this area as well. Here are his favorite places to climb trees in Austin.
Austin Fun For Kids: Day Trips From Austin With Kids
When you’d like to escape for the day with your kids but don’t want to go too far, you’ll want to check out one of these day trips from Austin. These can all easily be done in a turn around trip, or you can stay the night and extend your time there.
Austin Fun For Kids: Indoor Places To Play
When the weather isn’t cooperating and you need a place to bring the kids that’s indoors, where do you like to bring them? These are our favorite spots in Austin to bring the kids when it’s raining (or too hot).
And here’s our review of The Museum of Ice Cream.
Austin Fun For Kids: Visiting Austin With Kids
Got people coming to visit that are bringing their kids? We’ve got a guide for just that! Here’s where you should go, what you should do, and where you should eat when you’ve got kids visiting you in Austin.
Austin Fun For Kids: Kids Birthday Parties in Austin
Wondering where all the best spots are to have a kid’s birthday party here in Austin? We cover home parties, park parties, and places you can book for parties all right here:
And speaking of birthdays, we have a fun gift list that focuses on experience rather than things. Here are the best experience gifts for kids in Austin.
Looking for fun ways to entertain teenagers in Austin? Here is a list of things your teens will enjoy!
Does reading all of this leave you feeling exhausted?! We’ve got some fun suggestions that are just for all the tired parents out there that need a break and don’t know what to do for a fun date night.