things to do with kids in san antonio

Keeping children and toddlers entertained is no easy task. You’ll run yourself ragged if you don’t get out of the house and take advantage of all of the awesome parks, attractions, and businesses around town. Don’t sweat it, we’ve done the work for you.

Read on for our guide to the Best Things to Do with Kids and Toddlers in San Antonio:

 

BEST ATTRACTIONS

San Antonio Aquarium– Examine aquatic life like you’ve never seen before. The underwater views make for a spectacular day with kids. Admission is regularly $8.95 for children and $13.95 for adults, children 2 and under are free every day! But tickets start at only $5 with this special deal.

San Antonio Zoo– With dozens of animal exhibits and species to discover, you could easily spend all day here and still have more to see. The petting zoo is a fan-favorite. Adults are regularly $24.99, children are $21.99. But with this deal, you can get your tickets now online for only $14.99.

Kiddie Park– This old school amusement park is perfect for little ones. Ride the carousel, a miniature train, a mini ferris wheel, and more. Everything is designed for kids and preschoolers. The park is currently under construction and will re-open at a new location some time in August!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas– For bigger thrills and a bigger park, head over to Six Flags. The San Antonio staple has gravity-defying coasters and wipe-out water slides. Admission starts at $54.99 or you can purchase season passes for as low as $6.60 per month!

Splashtown San Antonio– Get ready for the wave pool! Whether you’re looking for water slides or a lazy river, Splashtown will help you keep cool while wearing out the littles. Admission is $64.99 per person and cheaper when you buy 4 or more season passes.

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The Japanese Tea Gardens– Open every day of the year from 7 am to 5 pm, this is one of the most beautiful places to spend your day outdoors. They’re located inside the San Antonio favorite, Brackenridge Park. Admission is free but you’ll definitely want to stop by The Jingu House restaurant and patio!

Pearsall Park– This family-centered park has something for everyone and offers tons of things to do with kids and toddlers! Run their little legs until they’re wiggly at the Fitness Challenge Zone, make up rhymes about the public art, count pups at the dog park, and cool off with the splash pad. They have the largest children’s play area in the city and public restrooms.

Hemisfair– Not only does Hemisfair Park have an awesome Playground, their regular programming will keep you entertained all year long with plenty of things to do with kids and toddlers in San Antonio. Visit on Mondays to play with the Big Blue Blocks or Tuesday for story time in the garden.

San Antonio Missions National Park– Some kids are history buffs but even without the history-loving gene, this is a great place to bring little ones. Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet so kids can learn, explore, and protect! Best of all, admission is free.

 

ART & CULTURE

The Doseum– This isn’t a regular museum, it’s made just for kids! Charge their minds up with interactive, hands-on exhibits based on STEM, the arts, and literacy. Admission is free for babies under 1. For kids aged 1 years old and up, admission is just $14!

Witte Museum– This is where nature, science, and history meet. See natural science exhibits, explore the history of Texas, and learn about survival. This museum is great for kids and adults. Admission is $14 for adults, and $11 for children aged 4-11.

Magik Theater– Nothing will entertain kids more than other kids! This children’s theater is hosted and performed by young people. They offer programming for the very young and everyone else. Ticket prices vary but most shows are affordable, just $12- $15 per person.

Guinness World Records MuseumРEverything weird, extreme, and creepy can be found at this museum. They offer three in-town attractions and discounts if you purchase passes for more than one. Visiting just one attraction will set you back $13.99 for children aged 3-11 years old. Adults are $21.99.

San Antonio Public Library– The SAPL offers programming for kids and adults all year long. Enrich their minds, teach them to appreciate reading, and make friends all at once! Check out your nearest branch library for ongoing events.

 

Did we miss your favorite things to do with kids in San Antonio? Tell us how you like to entertain kids and toddlers in the comments below: