100 Things To Do Over 2019 Spring Break in Austin

I don’t know about you, but I live in Texas for the warm weather. I’m not a shovel-snow-kind-of girl. Okay, Okay, I tend to be a bit dramatic and Austin didn’t actually get any snow, but these record cold numbers in March make wonder if Mother Nature has us Austinites confused with some thicker skinned Northerners. So come on Spring Break with your warmer temperatures and flip flop attire!

But, the combination of warmer weather and a week off school may also result in some bored kids. And there’s not much more that can have a Mama questioning her sanity like a bored kid. 

Never fear, we’ve got you covered! From day trips to the small towns outside of Austin, to special kids events for SXSW, there are tons of things to see and do over Spring Break this year. 

  1. Altitude Come as a family with special Family Fun Pack, or come and jump by the hour. Two locations: South Austin and Round Rock. 
  2. Emler Swim School open swim-every Saturday from 6-8pm. Free for current students and $5 for guests. Several locations throughout Austin. 
  3. Tumble Tech offers Spring Break camps and open gym times. Come get those wiggles out as your littles jump, run and play. 
  4. IFly Scared to make real skydive jump? Head to iFly and take a spin in the indoor wind tunnel!
  5. Austin Zip Line Soar over the Texas Hill Country on three of the longest and fastest zip lines in Texas. 
  6. Thinkery Where kids enjoy Science and fun all in one spot. 
  7. Blue Baker Tour Learn about the art of baking in their free bakery tour. 
  8. Splash Shack is an awesome indoor splash pad for a wide range of ages. Best part? No sunscreen or floaties required, and they have several life guard staff on hand.  
  9. Little Land Play Gym is a great indoor playground for all abilities and ages. 
  10. Amy’s Ice Cream tour shows you how they make their ice cream and get to taste their yummy treats as well. 
  11. Rodeo Austin March 16-30 Shows, kid events, and live music 
  12. Longhorn Basketball at the Frank Irwin Center: March 9 at 11am  
  13. SXSW events 
  14. Rock + Read @ The Domain March 16 from 2pm-6pm. A free family event combining family friendly live music and a book fest. 
  15. Austin Crawfish Festival March 9 at Barton Creek Square. 
  16. Indy Car Classic March 22-24 at Circuit Of Americas 
  17. Hot Air Balloon Festival March 22-23
  18. Austin City Limits live music
  19. Long Center hosts The Boston POP Orchestra March 24
  20. Snapology- offers camps, Lego Robotics, STEM activities
  21. Zilker Zephyr: If you haven’t been, now is the time to go! The ride lasts about 20 minutes and departs every hour during the week and every 30 minutes on the weekends from Zilker Park, near Barton Springs Pool.
  22. Cafe Monet: Personalize and paint a pottery plate, bank or mug then pick it up a few days later after it’s been fired and set. Choose from three locations in Central, South Austin and San Marcos.
  23. Dart Em Up: Nerf battle for ages 5+. 
  24. Code Ninjas: Locations in Cedar Park and Round Rock teaching kids to have fun while using science and technology. 
  25. We Rock The Spectrum: Indoor play for all abilities. 
  26. Austin’s Park and Pizza in Pflugerville, offers bumper boats, arcade games, mini golf, laser tag, and more. 
  27. Little Yoga House is Austin’s first and only kid’s yoga studio and school. Check out the Village or Clarksville locations.
  28. The Escape Room has a wide range of skill level game options. Great for family bonding and building teamwork. 
  29. Peter Pan Mini Golf: Head down to Barton Springs Road to Austin’s most iconic miniature golf courses and play a round (or two) with the kiddos. Did we mention it’s also BYOB?
  30. Smudge Art Studio offers spring break workshops and my favorite, Splatter paint canvas events. 
  31. Callahan’s General Store: Take a trip back in time and visit this quaint shop full of odds and ends, seedling plants an even baby chicks. On the weekends there is often live music too.
  32. Wonder IKEA. They have childcare. Need I say more? 
  33. Toybrary Toy lending library. 
  34. Tune Bugz & Heartsong Music: both offer early childhood music together lessons for baby through age 9.  
  35. Pflugerville “Beach” at LakePflugerville 
  36. Gyms: My Gym, The Little Gym, & Gymboree 
  37. Hamilton Pool is a neat natural swimming hole. 
  38. Austin Zoo: Visit this animal sanctuary and learn about animal rescue and rehabilitation.
  39. Blue Starlite Drive In: Watch a movie under the stars. 
  40. Inner Space Caverns: Explore these underground caverns in North Austin with kids of any age. Just be sure to bring closed footwear, a jacket and pack a lunch or snack to enjoy outdoors.
  41. Dino Park: Calling all Dino lovers! Walk the trails at this outdoor park and learn about the great beasts that were native to this area during prehistoric times. Open 10-4pm during Spring Break, this park is located just a short drive away in Bastrop, TX. 
  42. TopGolf: A unique golf experience for golfers of any skill level! Grab some snacks (and an adult beverage), play one of the many interactive games or take lessons. There may also be space left in their Spring Break Academy.
  43. Pick Berries at Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls
  44. Bowling: Highland Lanes, Dart bowl, Bass Pro Shops 
  45. Main Event: Laser Tag, Bowling, mini golf, rock wall 
  46. Foodie Kids: If cooking is your thing, this kid friendly kitchen offers both sweet and savory classes and camps for kids 2- teen. Or drop in and decorate a cupcake or pizza. 
  47. Alamo Drafthouse: See any movie before 2:00PM on Tuesdays and the baby is free! 
  48. Williamson County Park has a large splash pad, playground and train ride. 
  49. Bob Bullock Museum offers a new event each day of Spring Break and don’t miss the new line up at the IMAX theater. 
  50. The Capital: Walk the halls where history was made and teach the kids about Texas State legislature.
  51. Ice Skating at Chaparral Ice offers Spring Break classes and open skate times for the whole family. 
  52. Horse Back riding 
  53. Garey Park in Georgetown has a huge playscape, splash pad and kid zip line.  
  54. Old Settler’s Park‘s newly renovated 3 story playscape. 
  55. Barton Springs Pool offers a refreshing dip in their always cool waters (average temps 68-70 degrees). 
  56. Movies in the Park FREE movie series 
  57. Central Market playground and picnic lunch 
  58. Austin Aquarium: Touch, see and feed the aquatic fish at our local aquarium.
  59. The COOP’s brightly colored indoor playscape. 
  60. Mt. Playmore has a two story indoor playscape. 
  61. Hop N Happy: let them bounce their heart out in these inflatables and huge foam pit area. 
  62. Tumbles Round Rock offers camps, classes and parents night out options. 
  63. Volente Beach club on Lake Travis features water park with slides, sandy beach, pirate boat and wading area for the kids.
  64.  Volunteer: Check out opportunities to give back to Austin at the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, or the Salvation Army.
  65. Lady Bird Wildflower Center: Discover more than 8,000 plants native to Texas. Don’t forget to check out the new family area where kids can explore a cave, climb oversized nests and hunt for fossils.
  66. Camping: Now is the best time of year to pitch a tent (or rent a cabins) and enjoy the Texas countryside.
  67. Visit a state park. There are a few state parks located just outside of Austin: McKinney Falls State Park, Bastrop State Park, Pedernales State Park or Lockhart State Park. Pick one or visit them all!
  68. RoundRockExpress baseball game 
  69. Walk, run or bike along the trails of Lady Bird Lake 
  70. Hula Hut Dine overlooking Lake Austin
  71. Austin Steam Train has train rides through the Texas Hill country. 
  72. Catch Air features a special soft toddler area and interactive dance floor, this indoor playscape is amazing! Multiple locations. 
  73. Play For All Abilities: Park and playground located in Round Rock. This playscape offers 51,000 square feet of fun for children with all abilities. Bring your bike or scooter and ride in their miniature town. It’s so colorful and such a blast!
  74. Hill Country Science Mill: Located in Johnson City, this hands-on science center show kids how to appreciate science in their everyday lives with many of the exhibits using STEM based approach to learning. PLUS enjoy a free 3D movie included with admission. 
  75. School Of Rock: Come check out a free class and see if your child could become the next music superstar. 
  76. Blazer Tag: Take the whole family for a day of fun at this indoor laser tag center.
  77. Castle Hill Graffiti Park 
  78. Big Top Candy Shop: load up on all your favorite candies and treats.
  79. Public Library special events. 
  80. Have a lemonade stand: Teach the kiddos about business while meeting new neighbors.
  81. Make homemade popsicles: Nothing taste better on a hot day!
  82. Bake cookies
  83. Visit a fire station
  84. Build a fort
  85. Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  86. Plant a garden: Visit your local nursery or farm and plant your own seedlings.
  87. Segway Tours
  88. Head out on a Staycation: Try the Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop or JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country.
  89. Mt.Bonnell: Take a picnic and watch the sunset. It’s one of the best views the city has to offer.
  90. Discover Peacocks: Head up to Mayfield park, a peacock preserve right across the street from Mt. Bonnell. There are also trails and waterways to explore as well.
  91. Rent a stand-up Paddle boards on Lady Bird Lake 
  92. Phil’s Icehouse: Yummy food and a playscape. Enough said. 
  93. Hat Creek Burgers: Yummy food and a playscape. Enough said again. 
  94. Rent a water bike: The coolest way to see downtown.
  95. Rent bikes downtown
  96. Swim at Big Stacy Pool: One of Austin’s only year-round swimming pools, this is a free community pool.
  97. Go fishing. Grab a rod and reel and enjoy the great outdoors.
  98. Dallas: Stop by the Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium, Great Wolf Lodge, Dallas Museum of Art or Dallas Children’s Theater. 
  99. San Antonio: A quick drive down the road. Explore the Riverwalk, DoSeum, Botanical Gardens, and the Alamo. 
  100. Waco: Check out Magnolia Silos, Magnolia Bakery, Mayborne Museum Complex, and Cameron Park Zoo. 

If we missed something, feel free to share in the comments so we can all enjoy!

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