Our picks for things to do this weekend with kids in San Antonio (July 30 – August 1) include the Bracken Cave Bat Flight, Make and Take Sugar Cookies, a Back to School Bash, Movie in the Park, and more!



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Date with a Dino

Does your little one love dinosaurs? Take them to Kidcreate Studio where they’ll get to play with a live one (safely of course) and create dino themed art. It’s a great bonding experience for you to experience what your child loves!

When: Friday, July 30 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Where: 21803 Interstate 10, Suite 102, San Antonio, TX, 78257

How much: $16 and up


Family Magic and Puppet Show

If you don’t want your child practicing magic, take them to see a show! At Morgan’s Wonderland, family and child entertainer David Pitts will be putting puppets and magic together for an enjoyable show.

When: Friday, July 30 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: 5223 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233

How much: $20 and up


Learn Magic

Magic class

Image courtesy: JCR Magic Shop

Does your child talk about magic or try to perform tricks at home? Then take them to this local magic shop where a magician can teach them to be the best magician they can be! While you can learn how to do all the tricks, you can also just watch and be amazed.

When: Friday, July 30 | 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: 7543 Grissom Rd. Ste 125B, San Antonio, TX 78251

How much: Free


Bracken Cave Bat Flight

Go batty when you see all the bats! The Bracken Cave is home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tail bats. During the summer evenings, they spiral out of the cave to go hunt. It’s a sight worth seeing.

When: Friday, July 30 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: 26101 Farm to Market Road 3009, San Antonio, TX 78266

How much: $30



Back to School Bash at Main Event

August is tomorrow, and that means it’s back-to-school month. Enjoy the last few days of summer break by taking your child to this back-to-school bash. Here they can get a free hour of arcade play, enter contests for prizes, get their face painted, and more!

When: Saturday, July 31 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: 1911 North Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232

How much: Free


Make and Take: Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookie class

Image courtesy: Central Market Cooking School

There’s no need to get your hands messy in this class. That’s if you’re careful with how you decorate. In this hands on course there will be a variety of icing pipes ready for you to make colorful and delicious cookies. In the end, you’ll get to take a dozen home!

When: Saturday, July 31 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: 4821 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

How much: $50


Dino Boogie Nights Beach Bash

Experience the zoo with island vibes. This Boogie Night is back with the theme of the beach. Here a live steel drum band will rock the zoo along with hula dancers and more. Get ready to boogie the night away.

When: Saturday, July 31 | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

How much: Zoo admission


Tejas Rodeo

Rodeo in San Antonio

Image courtesy: Tejas Rodeo

Missed the San Antonio Rodeo? Then check out the Tejas Rodeo. This rodeo features locals that compete to make it to the big leagues. From horse barrel races to seeing who makes the fastest time, it’s going to be a good time! Live music will be played after so put your dancing boots on.

When: Saturday, July 31 | 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: 401 Obst Road, Bulverde, TX

How much: $12 and up



Celebrity Fan Fest

It’s back! Celebrity Fan Fest is an interactive festival full of celebrities, right at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. At this fest, you can listen to live panel discussions, see performances, and more. This year Owen Wilson, Barry Lowin, Lew Temple, and more are scheduled to make an appearance!

When: Sunday, Aug 1 | 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257

How much: $100


Movie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon

Movie in park in san antonio

Image courtesy: Michelle Williams

A Disney film makes a classic family night. So check out one of the newest films, Raya and the Last Dragon, on the big screen in a park! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and food – or purchase from the concessions, and enjoy the film.

When: Sunday, Aug 1 | 8:30 p.m.

Where: 305 North Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148

How much: Free


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Mirella Gonzales