Brunch is often associated with Mother’s Day, but what about Father’s Day? Here are some very Austin-y Father’s Day experience gifts to celebrate with the dads, stepdads, or father figures in your lives.

Catch a Round Rock Express Game The Round Rock Express have home games this Saturday and Sunday.  On Sunday, free inflatables and train rides are available outside of the ballpark before the game. All you need to know about attending games with kids here.

Enjoy one of Austin’s many breweries, wineries, and distilleries.  Dad’s choice!  With so many kid friendly options, the only challenge will be which one to choose! Thankfully we have a great guide for you. Also check out the Meanwhile Brewing and Thinkery collab for Father’s Day!

Go Hiking: We’re an outdoorsy family so any excuse to take a family hike is always high on our list. I recommend pairing a family friendly  hike with a dip in one of the many Austin swimming holes like Deep Eddy Pool, Barton Springs, or Krause Springs.

Rent a Boat, Paddleboard, or Take a Ride on the Lake: Speaking of water activity, renting a boat for a few hours or the day is a fun thing to do in this summer heat. We have rented pontoon boats for several families and party barges for large events.  Pack a picnic and spend a few hours out on the lake for an unforgettable family experience.

Gift a round of golf:  While 18 holes of traditional golf isn’t always a fun or feasible family experience for all , Austin offers many different golf experiences. For the littlest ones,  have some fun at Monster Mini Golf or try a round of disc golf at Zilker park.  When the kids were little, we loved to put the little one in the backpack carrier while the toddler ran around and we squeezed in as many holes of disc golf as we could. For the teen crowd, check out the popular Top Golf ( reservations recommended), Butler Pitch and Putt  for a par three course, or even footgolf for the soccer aficianados ( a hidden gem at the Harvey Penick course).

In addition to these fun experience gifts, Austin Moms has you covered with these events this weekend! Hopefully this gives you some new ideas on ways to spend your Father’s Day weekend. You could even mix and match and create a very curated itinerary to celebrate the dad in your life, while having some fun for the whole family too!


Nina Golder
Nina Golder is an introvert engineer turned global technology executive and mom of three with unwavering support from her husband, Drew. A Texas native and avid Longhorn, Nina found herself on the East Coast post-college where she met her Bostonian husband and eventually convinced him to settle in Austin over 13 years ago. Nina would describe herself as a recovering perfectionist, STEM and gender equality advocate, foodie, and organizer of chaos. She is fully in her competitive sports mom era and on weekends you can find her at Tumbling and Trampoline meets and soccer tournaments all over Texas or adventuring and discovering Austin gems with her outdoorsy family. Her daughters are exploring their limits as tweens ( 12 and 10) and her five year old son is teaching her about all things boy. Nina is passionate about her involvement in the community and ensuring that education is a human right and building a strong pipeline of innovators and problem solvers through STEM education. She is actively involved with the Austin Science Education Foundation and Caring for Cambodia as a Board member as well as a champion for Girlstart programs. Nina’s other passion topics are the importance of self-care, authentic connection, and breaking things (from glass ceilings to generational cycles). You can follow her adventures on Instagram @modernbossmama


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