This week’s guide of the best things to do in San Antonio is brought to you by Traders Village. Now through November 25, take the kids to San Antonio’s first and only Corny Maze on any weekend to experience 10 acres of pure fun!
Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week? Check out our guide for events across the city for every day of the week!
Traders Village Corny Maze
What: It’s San Antonio’s first and only corny maze! Head out to Traders Village weekends throughout November for 10 acres of fun with 3 trails for kids of all sizes. There’s an easy trail for the littlest kids, and medium (30 min-1 hour to complete) and hard (1.5-2 hours to complete) trails for the bigger kids. Other activities include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, food & drink, entertainment, and more! Kids 2 and under are free to get into the maze (does not apply to other rides), while maze admission for all others is just $10. Or you can get a maze and all-day ride wristband for just $15. Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more, but must be purchased online.
When: Weekends in November (click here for detailed hours)
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78242
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Thin Air Kid Jump
What: If your kids (6 and under) are ready to play without bigger kids around, KidJump is a must. One accompanying adult jumps free (one parent per paid child for that same hour, this excludes the 2 and under jump for free).
When: November 5, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 4902 Fredericksburg Rd., 78229
Kids Club Story Time at Whole Foods Market
What: Join us for Kids Club Story Time at Whole Foods! There will be a story, a snack and some fun activities.
When: November 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Both San Antonio locations
Arbor Day in Boerne
What: Join the City of Boerne Parks & Rec, Boerne Noon Rotary Club, and Burkett Arbor Care for tree planting in honor of Arbor Day! This is possible due to the generous donation from Burkett Arbor Care.
When: November 6, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 1 City Lake Rd, Boerne, 78006
HEB Family Free Night at the DoSeum
What: Check out the DoSeum at Family Free Night, brought to you by HEB, Greehey Family Foundation, and Najim Family Foundation.
Tips for making your free family night as enjoyable as possible:
– The first 1,500 guests will be admitted; please arrive early to ensure entry. When we reach capacity a sign will be posted outside.
– Parking is limited; please plan accordingly.
– No outside food allowed inside The DoSeum.
– Please limit stroller use or use umbrella strollers only inside the museum.
When: November 6, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway St., 78209
Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschool aged children and their guardians can use their five senses for fun and adventure as they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration. Themes include: Science Lab, Nature Art, Seeds, Seasons, and Dragonflies.
When: November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd, Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family
Open Play at Tons of Fun
What: Looking for something to do with your children during the week? Tons of Fun offers arcades, gaming units, tablet station, preschool and baby zones, free wifi and much more! Feel free to bring in your own snacks and/or drinks or you can purchase snacks from our mini-snack bar.
When: November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 6723 S. Flores, Suite 103, 78221
Cost: $8 for the first child | $5 per each additional child | 17+ free
Family Night at Krispy Kreme Donuts
What: Join Krispy Kreme Donuts on the first Wednesday of every month for family fun! Doughnut Decorating, fun activities, surprises & more!
When: November 7, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Astronomy in the Park – Raymond Rimkus
What: Astronomers will have telescopes set up to show you off various objects in the night sky. They will be setup in the large parking lot near the intersection of Cherryleaf St. and Poss Road. Note: This is a free event open to the public, however it is dependent on the weather so if it is cloudy or raining the event will be canceled. Check the SAAA Facebook page for updates.
When: November 6, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Preschool Story Time at the Schertz Public Library
What: Preschool Story Time is geared for children ages 3-6 years (and their accompanying adult). This program is a language-rich experience with books, stories and specially designed activities for children who are getting ready for school.
When: November 8, 10:45 a.m.
Where: 798 Schertz Pkwy., Schertz, 78154
Second Thursday at the McNay Art Museum
What: Head out to the McNay Art Museum for a night of music, art, food and drinks! Enjoy free general admission to the museum during this family and pet-friendly event that is open to everyone. Tours of the main collection galleries are offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to lounge on the grounds while listening to music. Beer will be available for purchase along with several food truck options. Kid friendly and dog-friendly (outside). Plus, find and adopt your new best friend at the San Antonio Pets Alive mobile adoption van!
When: November 8, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Family Flashlight Night at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Discover the nocturnal side of the Botanical Garden! Prepare your flashlights and headlamps for the Family Flashlight Night. Make shadow puppets and find your way through a Light Maze.
When:November 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Pl., 78209
Cost: Free with general admission ($9 – $12) | Free for members
H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza
What: Watch The Incredibles on the biggest outdoor screen on the River! A variety of concessions are available for purchase, including a full bar. Chairs are provided but attendees are encouraged to make the space their own, BYO – blankets and lawn chairs. Movies, munchies, and music! No outside food, drinks or pets allowed on the plaza.
When: November 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205
Sensory Friendly Films at the AMC Rivercenter
What: AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the lights are turned up and the sound turned down. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second Saturday (family-friendly). Please check your local theater listings for specific showtimes.
When: November 10, All day
Where: 849 E. Commerce Street, Suite 800, 78205
Cost: See theater for pricing
Skins and Skulls at Phil Hardberger Park
What: Drop in and learn about native animals in this area. You’ll have the opportunity to see and touch animal pelts and skulls. Fun paw-printing activity for kids!
When: November 10, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 13203 Blanco Rd., 78216
Cost: Free but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated
Be a Friend First at the Institute of Texan Cultures
What:Learn how to make a positive impact on someone else in your school or community. Identify signs of bullying, whether it’s physical or cyber-bullying, participate in hands-on activities and break out sessions, and learn how to practice being safe on the internet. Remember to wear orange to support the cause!
When:November 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:801 E César E. Chávez Blvd., 78205
Cost:$8 per person
Kids Club at Cibolo Nature Center
What:Join the CNC for some outdoor play time! Each month features guided outdoor activities for families to explore an have fun in nature! Come create memories with us. For ages 3 to 103!
When:November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where:140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost:$5 per family
Farm Day at Mission San Juan
What: Come out for an afternoon of family-friendly games, cooking demonstrations, activities and more at Mission San Juan! Decorate your own free San Antonio Missions bag, and fill it with free goodies such as potted herbs, produce, and more. Then, explore the roots of San Antonio food culture from the Spanish colonial missions to modern food, health, and wellness. This event is a partnership between the National Park Service, Mission Heritage Partners, and the San Antonio Food Bank.
When:November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:9101 Graf Rd., 78214
Free Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures
What: Free Second Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures welcomes representatives from various Native American tribes,including the Chickasaw Community Counsel of South Texas and the Chickasaw Stomp Dancers, Seminole Scout descendants, and various Native American veterans’ groups, in observance of both Native American Heritage Month and Veterans Day. The groups will present interactive opportunities, offer lectures and storytelling, and prepare artifact displays explaining their heritage and their service.
When: November 11, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205
Turkey Talk at Confluence Park
What: Bring the whole family out to learn about our Thanksgiving hero – the turkey! Energetic experts from Mitchell Lake Audubon Center will talk about the facts and myths surrounding our gobbling friends in addition to providing activities for kids.
When: November 11, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 310 W Mitchell St., 78204
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