Looking for some year-round water fun while you wait on the Summer Sun? Then this list is for you!

Kalahari Resorts, while known as America’s largest indoor water park, it’s an all around Fam Fav! Did you know that it’s perfect for the younger babes too? From Coral Cove, Splashdown Safari, to Tiki’s Watering Hole, there are several areas dedicated just to children. With several swings and tiny slides, your littles are guaranteed to have just as much fun as the big kids! Be sure to keep an eye out for their local’s day when tickets are significantly discounted for all of the surrounding communities!

Another favorite is The Splash Shack in Cedar Park! This indoor kid’s water park is great for an afternoon of fun! With water slides, a dump bucket and lots of splashing the littles are sure to have a blast. You can also celebrate those winter birthdays while dipping your toes in the water by having your child’s birthday party at the Splash Shack!

Another tip to hit the water even when it’s cold outside is to join your local YMCA! Majority have an indoor pool and many include slides and splash areas. PS, memberships to the Y include childcare while you workout, access to the swimming area (plus you can sign up for swim classes), Moms Night Out, and so much more!

Northwest Family Branch YMCA | 5807 McNeil Dr | 512-335-9622

East Communities Branch YMCA | 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd | 512-933-9622

YMCA of Central Texas | | 1812 N Mays Round Rock | | 512-615-5514

Greater Austin YMCA | 55 N IH 35 | 512-322-9622

Townlake Branch YMCA | 1100 W Cesar Chavez St | 512-542-9622

Twin Lakes Family YMCA | 204 East Little Elm Trail | 512-250-9622

Southwest Family Branch YMCA | 6219 Oakclaire Dr Hwy 290 W512-891-9622

Springs Family YMCA | 27216 Ranch Rd 12 Drippings Springs | 512-894-3309

If you’re brave enough to brave the cold, Barton Springs is open year-round for you to enjoy! With an average temp of 68-70 degrees, it’s perfect for any of you Austinites who prefer to be outside! Cold plunges are all the rage right now…

Ready for a roadtrip? Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine is worth the drive! There are many events and attractions year-round and the kiddos look impossibly cute sporting wolf ears. Fun for everyone in the family–in and out of the water!

Kaitlyn Ovenstone
Kaitlyn is a Native Austinite that loves exploring the ATX and surrounding areas with her Hubby: Jeff, and their 4 children: Kinsley, Jay, Kallie, and Kylan. For over a decade Kaitlyn has specialized in all lines of Commercial Insurance. She enjoys helping business owners understand the Risk they face and the coverages available for their protection. She has also helped thousands of families protect their home, cars and everything else in between. As a work from home Mom herself, she survives the chaos with Mocha Frappuccinos and finds her strength through Jesus. She hopes to inspire others by sharing some of the trials and tribulations she has walked through. Follow her journey and explore the good ole’ ATX with her on instagram @goaustinite!


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