As a mom to a 2-year-old, I’m always on the lookout for activities my child and I can do together that will engage her and give me some social time with other parents. And if she can learn something while we’re at it, that’s a bonus. Luckily, Austin has a nearly endless list of Mommy and Me/Parent and Child classes, groups, and activities—and we’ve tried a lot of them.

No matter what your interests are—nature, music, crafts, fitness—there’s something for you. Whether you’re a brand new mom or a seasoned parent needing some inspiration, these activities are a great way to find your tribe and have fun with your baby, toddler, or preschooler.

Here is your ultimate guide to Mommy and Me fun in Austin.


Free Forest School meetup on the Barton Creek Greenbelt

Our Outdoors by Free Forest SchoolLocations all over Austin
Nature meetups at wilderness areas all over Austin. Meetups include a short hike, nature exploration, and circle time.

Little Sprouts-Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. (Southwest)
Preschool program that includes a sensory activity, story, nature walk, and nature play.

Tinkergarten-Locations all over Austin
Families meet outdoors for classes that emphasize play and exploration, and support the development of a range of cognitive, social/emotional, and physical skills.

Morning Glories at Waterloo Park-1301 Trinity Street (Downtown)
Weekly early childhood education series with hands-on activities focusing on literacy, music, cultural learnings, and nature play.


My Gym

The Little Gym-2716 West William Cannon (South)
Parent/child educational classes that revolve around active play.

Little Land Play GymMultiple locations (Domain, North, Buda, Georgetown, Leander)Sensory art and music exploration classes in a play gym designed by pediatric therapists to help develop motor, language, and social development.

My Gym5307 W. Highway 290 (South)
Engaging fitness classes with age-appropriate gymnastic instruction. Classes include singing, dancing, and games to develop gross and fine motor skills.


baby playing with a drum at Heartsong Music in Austin, Texas
Heartsong Music

Heartsong Music-Multiple locations
Music and movement classes for ages 0-5 using the internationally recognized Music Together program and Canta y Baila Conmigo™ Spanish program. Lively classes taught by warm, knowledgeable instructors that also include information on child development as it relates to musical learning.

tuneBugz!Multiple locations
Music and movement classes using the internationally recognized Music Together program.

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa 2110 White Horse Trail (Crestview)
Spanish music classes that incorporate movement, games and props. Designed to introduce and reinforce Spanish at all levels. Classes taught by native speakers for all backgrounds.

Armstrong Community Music School-404 Camp Craft Road (Westlake)
Music Together classes and Canta y Baila Conmigo™ Spanish classes that combine music education and language immersion. They also offer original seasonal classes in December and summer.

Music Pups at Clavier-Werke School of Music-5900 W. Slaughter Lane, D-525 (Southwest)
Singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play for infants through 4-year-olds.

Bach 2 Rock-3219 E. Whitestone Blvd. #200 (Cedar Park)
Rock n Roll classes for toddlers and grown-ups with a variety of music and movement-based activities with age-appropriate themes and musical selections.

Dolce Music Studio-1221 Leander Road (Georgetown)
Music Together classes for babies, toddler, preschoolers, and their caregivers to come together to play musically and become confident music-makers.

Round Rock Recreation Center-Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School Road (Round Rock)
Art and music class for families that develops skills in an interactive class with singing, moving, instruments, and more. First part of class is open-ended art. For ages 3 months to 5 years.

Music with Miss Ariel

Preschool music classes at Toybrary featuring traditional and original songs by Miss Ariel.


boy swinging on bars at gymnastics class at Crenshaw Athletic Club in Austin, Texas
Crenshaw Athletic Club

Crenshaw Athletic Club-5000 Fairview Drive (North)
Parent/tot gymnastics classes in their 12,000 square foot gym that includes six in-ground trampolines.

Capital Gymnastics-Multiple locations (Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Round Rock)

Baby Explorer and Parent & Tot classes for children to start learning gymnastics skills on kid-friendly equipment.

AcroTex Gymnastics-Multiple locations (Bee Cave, Round Rock, Georgetown)
Parent and Me classes to teach gross motor skills and fundamental gymnastics skills in a fun, interactive, and encouraging environment.

Champions Gymnastics-1314 Exposition Blvd. (Central) ,2105 RR 620 South (Lakeway)
Baby Champions and Waddlers classes for crawlers through age 3.5 that help develop balance, coordination, and strength through different activities.

Jump Gymnastics-Multiple locations (South, North, Domain)
Toddler classes teach gymnastic skills to increase coordination, flexibility, and strength.

Olympia Hills Gymnastics-2112 Green Meadows Lane (Buda)
Mommy and Me classes for ages 18 months to 3 years where kids can learn very basic gymnastics skills. They also host a weekly Parent/Toddler Playtime open to kids up to 5 years old for $5 per child.

YMCA-Multiple locations
Tumbling Tots is a parent/child class offered at select branches that introduces gymnastics while focusing on social, cognitive, and motor skills. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Moxie Gym and Cheer-31430 Ranch Road 12, Building B (Dripping Springs)
Class for walking toddlers through age 3 includes stretching and circuits with gymnastics equipment and fun props. Learn skills like jumping, swinging, walking on a beam and rolling.

Ballet Austin-501 West 3rd Street (Downtown)
Dance with Me classes that engage kids age 18 months to 2 years in sensory play, stories, dance games, rhythm, and song while they learn skills that provide a foundation for future dance classes.

Dance Unlimited-1019 Main Street (Buda)
Parent and child classes for kids ages 18 months to 2.5 years. Class includes songs, games, tumbling, trampoline time and walking on the balance beam.

Tutu School-8312 Burnet Road, Suite 119 (North)
Toddler division (18 months to 3 years) exposes children at the earliest age to creativity, movement, and music while exercising their bodies and developing their imagination.

Premiere Dance Center-13834 Sawyer Ranch Road (Dripping Springs)
Class for ages 18 months to 2.5 years that combines creative movement with beginning ballet skills, along with fun obstacle courses and beginning tumbling skills. 


Parent/Baby Yoga at Austin Doula Care8500 Shoal Creek, Bldg 4 #107 (North)
Fun, baby-friendly movement with songs, activities, and mindfulness practice. For babies 6 weeks old to not yet crawling.

Parent and Toddler YogaLady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. (Southwest) Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury St. (Central)

Playful, lighthearted class, taught by ATX Yoga Girl, where parents and kids can practice yoga poses and breathing exercises. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years. Offered at the Wildflower Center and Pease Park.

Oak + Lotus Yoga-1415 West William Cannon Drive, Suite 104 (South)
Mommy and Me yoga classes where you can bond with your baby, get your body moving, and connect with other caregivers.

FIT4MOMMultiple locations (Southwest, Cedar Park/Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock/Georgetown)
Strength, cardio, and core workouts designed for moms with kids in tow.

Sportball Locations all over Austin
Parent/child programs for soccer, t-ball and multisport. Multisport classes teach sport and social skills through play-based activities.

Soccer Shots-Multiple locations
Soccer Shots Mini for 2- and 3-year-olds introduces kids to fundamental soccer principles through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement.

Soccer Zone-9501 Menchaca Road (South), 920 Old Mill Road (Cedar Park)
Parent-assisted classes for ages 18 months to 2 years that introduce soccer to toddlers with activities that allow them to run, kick a ball, and get comfortable playing in a group.

Soccer Stars-Multiple locations
Mommy & Me pre-soccer and movement program for children between 12 and 24 months.


baby floating on mat in water at Emler Swim School in Austin, Texas
Bathtime Babies class at Emler Swim School

Emler Swim School-Multiple locations (Westlake, Oak Hill, Anderson Mill, Round Rock, Cedar Park)
Bathtime Babies classes for age 2-5 months for $5 a class, and parent/child Waterbabies classes where kids really learn to swim with effective techniques in a friendly environment.

Swim School of Austin-1001 W. Anderson Lane (North)
Baby and Me lessons that introduce kids to kicking, pulling, bubble blowing, and submerging underwater, as well as self rescue skills, in a class with lots of songs and games.

YMCA-Multiple locations 
Water Discovery and Water Exploration classes to get infants and toddlers comfortable in the water, and to teach basic swimming movements and basic survival skills.

British Swim School-Multiple locations (North, Southwest, Round Rock, Georgetown)

Water Acclimation and Beginner Water Survival classes to introduce infants and toddlers to the water and reduce any fears. An assisted back float and submersion are introduced.

Aqua Tots1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Building Y, Ste. 100 (Cedar Park), 1208 N. Interstate Hwy 35 (Round Rock)
Parent/infant and parent/toddler classes for kids to adjust to the water and learn safety skills, and create boundaries in and around water.

Ready Go Swim-1201 S I-35 Frontage Road (Round Rock)
Mommy and Me lessons that are fun and promote important water safety skills. Introduces submersion techniques in a safe and controlled manner.


Figment Creative

Figment Creative-7809 Brodie Ln. (South)
Hosts weekly toddler art play group in their beautiful studio with a large outdoor area, a design lab, and discovery lab.

The Nest-8907 Bee Cave Road (West)
Mini Makers class for ages 2-5 (adult participation required) focuses on play, discovery, and working with hands-on sensory materials.

KK’s Art Club-7913 Tusman Drive (Southwest)
Sensory art and play in KK’s garage, which she opens up as an art studio so kids can get messy and parents don’t have to clean it up!

Art in Cahoots at Dougherty Arts Center-1110 Barton Springs Road (South)
Classes for caregivers and children that include themed group activities and collaborative, process-based art experiences.

Baby Bloomers at the Thinkery-1830 Simond Avenue (Mueller)
Baby Bloomers is a special program at the Thinkery children’s museum when the museum is open exclusively for visitors ages 0–3 years and their families. The program includes two storytimes, parachute play, and free play that supports early childhood development.

Austin Spanish Academy-8650 Spicewood Springs Road #123 (North)
Mommy and Me Spanish classes that promote child development, sensorimotor skills, cognitive and linguistic abilities, all while immersed in a Spanish language enviroment.

Olas Spanish Immersion School-4705 Harmon Avenue (Mueller)
Mommy and Me/Parent and Child classes introduce infants to the Spanish language through music, songs, books, and rhythmic and movement activities.

Cool Panda-Mommy and Me Chinese classes for ages 6 months to 3 years that use songs, movement, games, books, and picture cards to make learning Chinese fun.


group of parents and babies sitting on front porch
My Partners in Parenting (PiP) newborn group

Partners in Parenting-Locations all over Austin
PiP connects new parents to other new parents who live near them to form groups that meet weekly with a trained facilitator. These groups help families survive the challenges of early parenthood and share in the joys as well.

Mama BloomGroups meet at Birthwise Birth Center, 1709 Rio Grande Street (Downtown)
Offers a 6-week postpartum group for moms with babies under 1 year old. Groups help mamas find support, connection, and community in a safe space as they transition into motherhood.

Austin Doula Care-8500 Shoal Creek, Bldg 4 #107 (North)
A one-stop shop for all things birth, pregnancy, and postpartum, this doula group provides many different support groups open to the public, such as Find Your Village, Lactation Support, BIPOC Community Support, Postpartum Support, and Working Parent Support Group.

Mama Sana Vibrant Woman

Offers 8-week postpartum support circles for parents of color in their postpartum period.

Baby Signs by Tina

Four-week sessions of Tummy Time classes for babies age 2 to 6 months that teach easy activities to help babies learn to love tummy time. Fun opportunity to meet other moms and establish a tummy time routine.


BookPeople-603 N. Lamar Blvd. (Downtown)
Locally owned favorite (and the largest bookstore in Texas) hosts storytimes for kids in their awesome kids’ section. Storytimes may include music, performances, and even a petting zoo.

Austin Public Library-Locations all over Austin
20 branches across the city that host storytimes for all ages and development levels. Storytimes include All Ages Storytime, Sensory Storytime, Books and Babies (0-18 months), Toddler Storytime (18 months to 3 years), and Preschool Storytime (3-5 years).

Other libraries that host storytimes:

What are your favorite Mommy and Me activities in Austin?


  1. Thank you so much for featuring Sprouts at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! To better accommodate parents with alternating-day preschool schedules, we have changed Sprouts programs to be every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

    See you there!


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