The Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Fun

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Spring break is coming! How on earth will you entertain the kids? Check out our list of over 100 totally fun, weird, and cool things to do in the Austin area over Spring Break.

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  1. Swim at Barton Springs Pool.
  2. Dig for dino bones at Champion Park.
  3. Take a ride on the train at Cedar Rock Railroad.
  4. Visit Sweet Eats Fruit Farm.
  5. Take a walk around the Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail.
  6. Play on the beach at Emma Long Park.
  7. Kids eat out for free at one of these restaurants.
  8. Pop into Toy Joy and explore the 2ND Street District.
  9. Attend the Youth Fishing Derby in Old Settlers Park in Round Rock (March 21st).
  10. Visit an Austin Museum.
  11. Listen to live music during SXSW at Rock + Read or I Love Schoolhouse Rock So Much shows.
  12. Ride on the carnival rides a the Austin Rodeo.
  13. Spend the day at the pool at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.
  14. Attend storytime at BookPeople.
  15. Take a self-guided tour and buy fresh veggies at Boggy Creek Farm.
  16. Snap some photos at one of Austin’s many murals
  17. Visit the Central Austin Library and take a photo shoot on the rooftop terrace.
  18. Climb the 100+ steps to the top of Mount Bonnell.
  19. Visit the Rowing Dock at Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak or canoe.
  20. Stroll through the Zilker Botanical Gardens.
  21. Take in the sculptures at UMLAUF Sculpture Gardens.
  22. Go horseback riding with Texas Trail Rides.
  23. Fly a kite at Zilker Park.
  24. Visit the peacocks at Mayfield Park.
  25. Explore the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry.
  26. Check out the family fun happening at Alamo Drafthouse, Flix Brewhouse or The Moviehouse & Eatery.
  27. Grab lunch from a food truck.
  28. Design a Dr. Seuss Terrarium at Seuss X Suess West (March 14th & 15th).
  29. Explore the Cathedral of Junk.
  30. Check out the Museum of the Weird.
  31. Hike, explore, splash, and play at McKinney Falls State Park.
  32. Take a self-guided tour of the UT Tower.
  33. Shop at a local farmer’s market.
  34.  Tour the State Capitol.
  35. Take in a play at ZACH Theater.
  36. Explore your creativity at Thinkery.
  37. Ride the Metro Rail to downtown Austin.
  38. Take flight with indoor skydiving at iFly.
  39. Visit the animals at the Austin Zoo.
  40. Find an indoor play place.
  41. Ice skate at Chaparral Ice.
  42. Roller skate at Playland Skate Center.
  43. Challenge the kids to a Nerf War at Dart ‘em Up.
  44. Set ‘em up and knock ‘em down at Dart Bowl, Uncle Buck’s, Westgate Lanes, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes or Spare Time.
  45. Hit up Pinballz and play some old school arcade games.
  46. Cool down with ice cream from Amy’s Ice Creams or Lick Honest Ice Creams.
  47. Take the kids GoKart racing.
  48. Explore the underground at Inner Space Cavern or Longhorn Caverns.
  49. Visit the Animal World and Snake Farm.
  50. Explore The Domain.
  51. Check out the Austin Music & Arts Festival at Old Settlers Park.
  52. Hike the St. Edward’s Park & Greenbelt.
  53. Taste the famous Round Rock Donuts.
  54. Fly through the air at Zip Lost Pines.
  55. Stay cool at the indoor splash pad, Splash Shack.
  56. Create something amazing at Cordovan Art Studio, The Art Garage or Cafe Monet.
  57. Enjoy dessert on the patio at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters.
  58. Find your way out of an Escape Room at The Escape Game or Escapology.
  59. Hit the links at Peter Pan Mini Golf, Butler Pitch and Putt or Top Golf.
  60. Kids and teens can get crafty at the Austin Public Library.
  61. Enjoy a family fun day at Austin’s Park n’ Pizza.
  62. Watch a magic show at the Round Rock Public Library (March 19th).
  63. Play games, bowl, and rock climb at Main Event.
  64. Hit the beach at Lake Pflugerville.
  65. Pick some strawberries and flowers at Sweet Berry Farms.
  66. Let the kids play at Brentwood Social House.
  67. Visit Central Market North Lamar for the playscape and live music (kids eat free on Tuesdays).
  68. Explore the natural beauty at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. 
  69. Ride your bikes on the Veloway.
  70. Attend Pet Fest at the Pflugerville Public Library (March 18th).
  71. Take a ride the Hill Country Flyer.
  72. Tour Austin on land and water with Austin Duck Adventures.
  73. Check out Blazer Tag Adventure Center with the kids.
  74. Visit a fire station. 
  75. Volunteer with the family with Generation Serve.
  76. Perform a random act of kindness.
  77. Hike, bike, and explore the Walnut Creek trail system.
  78. Connect to nature, art, and culture at the Waterloo Greenway (formerly Waller Creek).
  79. Learn all about the city at the Austin History Center.
  80. Make a lemonade stand.
  81. Explore the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.
  82. Head to Brenham and tour the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory.
  83. Experience medieval times at Newman’s Castle in Bellville.
  84. Catch a live performance and puppet show by Red Yarn in Pease Park.
  85. Take a nature walk at one of these tucked away trails.
  86. Take your family on a geocaching journey.
  87. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Austin’s Running of the Green.
  88. Check out all of the cool toys at Terra Toys.
  89. Shop for new furniture while the kids play at IKEA’s Smaland or Living Spaces indoor play space.
  90. Step back in time at the Sherwood Forest Faire.
  91. Dine out at Hat Creek Burger Company and let the kids play on their playscape.
  92. Take a farm tour and feed the baby cows at the Jersey Barnyard in La Grange.
  93. Attend Dino Day 2020 at Zilker Botanical Gardens.
  94. Buy seeds and plant a spring garden.
  95. Watch the airplanes land and take off at the Family Viewing area at ABIA.
  96. Get caffeinated at one of these family-friendly coffee shops.
  97. Play in the shade at one of these Austin-area parks.
  98. Go thrifting for a new spring wardrobe at a local thrift store.
  99. Climb to the top of Enchanted Rock.
  100. Learn about the old days at Pioneer Farms.
  101. Grab a sweet treat from your local bakery.
  102. Lunch and play on top of the Whole Foods rooftop downtown.
  103. Explore a Texas State Park.
  104. Visit the Square in Georgetown.
  105. Make tableside s’mores at Halcyon Coffee Bar.
  106. Check out the new indoor rock climbing gym at the Crux Fitness Barn.
  107. For the teens, play a game of Paintball.
  108. Take selfies in front of the “I Love You So Much Mural” at Jo’s Coffee.
  109. Take the kids out for sushi at Kura, Austin’s only revolving sushi bar.
  110. Kids of all ages love to play at Joanne Land Park in Round Rock.
  111. Attend the Spring Festival at Barton Hill Farms.
  112. Visit Wildseed Farms to see what’s blooming.
  113. Explore Austin’s Art in Public Places.
  114. Catch a Day Show at Waterloo Records.
  115. Take a stroll down South Congress Avenue.
  116. Take the little rock collectors to Nature’s Treasures to find rocks, gemstones, fossils, and more.
  117. Attend Art Free For All at the Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria (March 14th).
  118. Take in a movie at a local drive-in.
  119. Play games and make crafts at PlayMazing in Austin and Round Rock.
  120. Cast a line and go fish for a day.