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CLIMBING AND BOULDERING GYMS FOR KIDS IN AUSTIN: 🧗 @austinboulderingproject 📍 Two locations: 979 Springdale Rd #150, Austin and 4477 S Lamar Blvd #600, Austin 👉What they offer: Camps, birthday parties, teams, and after school programs 👉What is bouldering? Rock climbing without ropes. 👉These gyms have fantastic areas for kids! They will give you shoes to borrow when you get there. Bring socks! All ages welcome but they recommend ages 4 and up. Kids must be supervised at all times. Kids can’t go into the adult areas alone. 🧗‍♀️ @cruxcc 📍 Two locations: 6015 Dillard Cir #B, Austin, 121 Pickle Rd #100, Austin (Pflugerville coming soon) 👉Rec teams, competitive teams, camps, classes, and birthday parties. 👉Central has bouldering only. South offers ropes climbing as well. 👉 Designed children’s areas 🧗‍♀️ @mesarimaustin 📍 1205 Sheldon Cove Building 3, Austin 👉 No designated children’s area, but kids are welcome to take the Rock Monsters class to learn techniques, skills, and safety practices. Class is recommended for ages 7-13. They also offer youth adventure series for ages 7-16 and have camps. 👉 This gym has both bouldering and ropes climbing and they will teach your kids both. 👀 More ideas for where to take your kids to climb in Austin:
2/23 🐣 @SweetEatsfruitfarm Baby Animal Days from 9am-6pm daily. 🐯 Zoo Tots at Austin Zoo from 10 a.m. – noon. $25 🎶 Free Live Music on the Patio at @central_market North Lamar 5:30-8pm 🎥 Family Movie Night at @thepitchaustin at 6:30pm: The Emperor’s New Groove 🐸 A Year With Frog and Toad at @zachtheatre at 7 p.m. for ages 3 and up. $16-38 ⛸️ Cirque du Soleil Crystal at @hebcenter 7pm ‌ 2/24 👶Baby Bloomers at @Thinkeryatx from 8-10am (ages 0-3 years old) 🎶 @groundworkmusic at @hiveaustin at 10am 🎨 Kids Club at all Michael’s stores from 10 a.m. – noon- make a craft for free! 🏮 Lunar New Year Celebration at @domainfarmersmarket free lantern, tangerines, and red envelope craft 11am-3pm 😂 @EXCUSEDABSENCECOMEDY Saturday Family Shows at @ColdTowneTheater at 11am. Best for ages 4 to 10. $5 🦕 Dino Days at @zilkerbotanicalgarden from 10am-2pm 📚 Free Story Time at @BookPeople at 10:30am 📕 Free story time at @PaperBarkBirchbooks Children’s Bookstore in Cedar Park at 11am 🐯 Austin Zoo Saturday Camps from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $65 🧜‍♀️ The Little Mermaid at @ZachTheatre at 11 a.m. 🔬Girls STEM Day at UT Austin from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free day of STEM activities on the UT campus for girls (and boys!). @utwistem ⛸️Cirque du Soleil Crystal at @hebcenter at 11:30am, 3:30pm, & 7:30pm 🇯🇵Dual Language Japanese English Story Time at 1:30 p.m. on February 24 at the Milwood Branch Library @austin_japan_community 🐸 A Year With Frog and Toad at @ZachTheatre at 2 p.m. for ages 3 and up. $16-38 🎶 Free Live Music on the Patio at @central_market North Lamar 5:30-8pm 😂 @csz_austin Comedy Sportz clean family-friendly improv comedy shows at Pinballz Lake Creek at 7:30pm $8-15 ‌ 2/25 🎶 Family Day at @Cherrywood_Coffeehouse with @stacigraymusic at 10am- free live music! ⛸️Cirque du Soleil Crystal at @hebcenter 1pm & 5pm 🛍️Kids Makers Market at @Hiveaustin from 2-5 p.m. 😎Free admission to @Thinkeryatx every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. 🎨 @satsuma.artspace pop up at @slackersbrew 4-5pm for kids ages 3-11 🤣 @HideoutTheatre Kids Improv Comedy Show at 4 p.m. 🎶 Free Live Music on the Patio at @central_market North Lamar 5:30-8pm
👧🔬STEM GIRL DAY AT UT AUSTIN This Saturday, February 24 is the day! Girls (and boys!) in grades K-8th are invited to UT campus for a day of free STEM activities from 11:30am-4pm. Here are some tips before you go: 📱download the STEM Girl Day at UT Austin app! 🗒️ make a plan! Decide ahead of time what your must-do’s are and get to those first. There’s a lot to see & do and you don’t want to run out of time! 🚗 Girls STEM Day is free, but parking won’t be! Find a parking lot on campus (like the San Jacinto garage) 🍔 Eat before you go, or be prepared to wait in long lines for food! 🗺️ Make sure you check a map before you go as the activities are spread out among several buildings on campus. 👀 go to for more info! 👦 Boys are welcome too! 🎥 credit: @lwallace1022
🥾 HIKE + PLAYGROUND 🌳 📍 Copperfield Park + Nature Trail, 1425 E Yager Ln, Austin 🚗 The parking lot is extremely small! Don’t come at a busy time. 👦 There’s a playground next to the covered pavilion but no restrooms. 🥾 The trail is over 3 miles and not a loop, so turn around wherever you want (ideally before your kids start complaining 😉) 💦You will cross a few bridges and the creek a few times. We saw a bit of water, but it’s mostly dry right now. 🚘 You will cross Shropshire Blvd to continue the trail. Mi Casa Market will be on your left. We stopped here for lunch on the way back and it was tasty! They have a food counter with tacos, burritos, and more. There’s also a bakery, deli, and full produce department. You can use their public restroom as well.
🧗‍♀️ ROCK MONSTERS at @mesarimaustin 📍 1205 Sheldon Cove Building 3, Austin 📅 Saturdays from 12:30-1:30pm 👦 kids ages 7-13 💴 $45 (includes instruction, gear and shoes) This is a fantastic class to introduce your kids to ropes climbing and bouldering! Your kids will learn basic techniques and safety skills. We had the most wonderful and patient coach yesterday at our session. My 11 year old was supposed to take this class, but he has a sprained foot right now. I took my youngest instead. The ages for this class are just a bit too old for him, but they let him join and he surprised us all by catching on really quickly! You get to use their shoes, so just bring socks and water. They start with a warm up, then some bouldering, then you learn the figure 8 knot. Once you’re harnessed up, they take you to the big ropes climbing walls! It’s so much fun to watch their confidence build and cheer them on higher than they thought they could go. 🥹 Climbing is such an encouraging sport! One hour honestly flew by and my son can’t wait to go back. They do not have a “kids section” at this gym, but I highly recommend the Rock Monsters class for anyone whose kids like climbing. They have a President’s Day Youth Camp tomorrow for ages 6-13 that’s $115 and goes from 9am-3pm. They also have camps and an ongoing Adventure Series.
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