Fun Things to Do With Kids in Austin

Austin is loaded with lots of fun things for kids to see and do - here is our list of some of the best fun things to do with kids in the Austin Area. Austin has has plenty of kid-friendly attractions and events so that parents will have no trouble finding fun and educational things to do in Austin. Whether it is indoors or outdoors the whole family will have a great time trying the list of activities below.

Fun Things to Do With Kids In Austin

Mt Bonnell

Hiking up to the top of Mt. Bonnell, Austin's highest point, you have climbed 190 feet in elevation. When looking down from the top you have a picturesque view of downtown Austin and Lake Austin.

Mt Bonnell

Zip Lining

Now you can zip across incredible canyons and Lake Travis inlets 300 feet to over 2400 feet. Between each zip you will enjoy amazing views of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country. Your kids will love climbing and zipping through the trees at any of these nearby Zip Lines or across Lake Travis with Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures.

Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures

Austin Zoo

What makes this zoo special is that all the animals are rescue animals that are from all over the world. With over 100 different species of animals and approximately 300 animals in total the kids will enjoy interacting with the animals at the petting zoo.

Austin Zoo

Paddle Boarding on Lady Bird Lake

What a great place for paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking located right outside of Downtown Austin this is an amazing escape into nature! The are rental companies for you to get the right equipment to see hundreds of turtles and other wildlife as you paddle your way to the open waters of Lady Bird Lake. For a fun afternoon try paddle boarding.


Paddle Boarding on Lady Bird Lake

South Congress Bridge Bats

Congress Avenue Bridge is home to the world's largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats. You will find the bats beneath the road deck. As the city came to appreciate its bats, the population grew to be the largest urban bat colony in North America with 1.5 million. Austin now has one of the most unusual and fascinating tourist attractions anywhere.

Bats on Congress Bridge

Rent a Boat On Lake Austin or Lake Travis

Whether you want to water ski, wake board, or just enjoy the water with your family, Lake Travis is one of the best lakes in Texas - clear water, lots of coves, beautiful homes, and good restaurants all of which makes Lake Travis perfect for renting a boat. So what are you waiting for, call one of these Lake Travis boat rentals and rent a ski boat, waverunner, party barge, houseboat, pontoon boat, or speed boat now!

Boat Rental on Lake Travis

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Barton Creek Greenbelt is a urban oasis... Its trails provide opportunity for biking, running, rock climbing, swimming and hiking. With sheer limestone cliff walls, dense lush vegetation, and popular swimming areas. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is truly a treasure for biking, hiking (Barton Creek Greenbelt is considered the 7th best hiking trail in Texas), swiming, climbing, and more. When the water in the creek is running (usually in spring) this is a fantastic place to spend some time. Read more about Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Disc Golf or Miniature Golf

Everyone loves miniature golf and its a great family fun activity. Peter Pan Golf Course has been in Austin since 1946 and has two 18 hole courses of fun themes. There are plenty of disc golf courses in the Austin area to choose from for another fun activity.


Peter Pan Miniature Golf Course

Zilker Park

Zilker Park is a 300-acre area home to live music concerts, various festivals and even a botanical garden. However, if you’re looking for a great picnic spot, a place to fly a kite, or a place the kiddos can burn some energy, Zilker Park is the perfect place.

Zilker Park

Go For a Bike Ride

What's more fun than a bike ride on a warm afternoon and a great place to go is around Lady Bird Lake. If you can't get a bike then your feet will do for a great walk.

Lady Bird Lake


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