things to do in san antonio with kids

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 in San Antonio with Kids and Toddlers.

Huge Savings Alert – 35 attractions for just over $1 per attraction! 

Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

POGO Pass is the best way to save on fun in South Central Texas. It offers one free admission to 35 different attractions for just over $35!!!. Attractions include some of the ones that you will find in this list below including the Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, Splashtown, Aquarium and many others in San Antonio, Austin and Waco. 

TOP PICKS FOR THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio Aquarium

San Antonio Aquarium

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Examine aquatic life like you’ve never seen before. The underwater views make for a spectacular day with kids. Admission is regularly $13.95 for adults, children 2 and under are free every day! But tickets online are cheaper with this special deal.
Where:6320 Bandera Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238

San Antonio Zoo

Up to 20% off San Antonio Zoo or Dragon Forest AdmissionWith 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. Get up to 20% discounts on admission by using this link. 
Where:
3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Kiddie Park

Kiddie Park

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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. 
Where: 3015 Broadway St San Antonio, TX 78209

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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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!
Where: 17000 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257

Splashtown San Antonio

Splashtown

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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.
Where: 3600 IH-35 North San Antonio, TX 78219

Main Event

Main Event

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Laser tag, ropes course, bowling, and a giant arcade… there’s something here for every kid! And when you sign up on their mailing list, Main Event sends out tons of deals all the time, such as $20 of free arcade play when you buy $20. Oh, and kids eat free on Tuesdays!
Where: 8514 State Hwy 151 San Antonio, TX 78245

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center

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One of the newest things to do in San Antonio for kids and toddlers, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is fun for kids of all ages. With over 10 playzones, rides, and more, your kids will never want to leave. 
Where: 849 E Commerce Street San Antonio, TX 78205

 

SeaWorld

SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas

Whether you’re looking for an ocean life experience, amusement park rides, or an awesome water park, SeaWorld has it all. Here are 10 things to know about SeaWorld San Antonio.
Where:10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

Save on multiple attractions in the San Antonio area (25 choices)Pass to San Antonio Things to Do: SeaWorld, Six Flags, and the Zoo

A great way to save on multiple attractions in the San Antonio area is to get the Go City Explorer Pass for San Antonio.

The pass provides discounted admission and allows you to choose 2 or 3 attractions from a list of top 25 in the San Antonio area. A number of attractions that we have listed here including the Aquarium, Sea World, San Antonio Zoo, Museums and more are available on the Go City Explorer Pass.

 

KID FRIENDLY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS NEAR SAN ANTONIO

The Japanese Tea Gardens

pavilion overlooking lush green walks in the japanese tea garden

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

Pearsall Park Splash Pad

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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

Hemisfair Park

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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

San Antonio Missions Park

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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.

 

KID-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS & CULTURE PLACES IN SAN ANTONIO

The Doseum

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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! Learn more about Doseum discounts here.

Witte Museum

Planet Pioneers at the 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. You can also visit for free on Tuesdays. Learn more about the Witte in our guide.

Magik Theater

Magik Theatre

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 Museum

Guiness & Ripley Museum

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Everything 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

San Antonio Public Library

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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.

 

THINGS TO DO IN BOERNE WITH KIDS AND TODDLERS

Right up the road from San Antonio is Boerne, one of the most popular suburbs of our great city. And while we have an entire list of things to do in Boerne with kids, here are a few you shouldn’t miss!

The Caverns

Cascade Caverns

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Boerne is home to two great natural caverns, Cascade and Cave without a Name. Both have a constant, cool temperature, making them great escapes from the Texas heat. And both offer a sense of adventure and exploration… not to mention education!

Cibolo Nature Center

Cibolo Center for Conservation

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There’s no education like an outdoor education. And that’s what your kids will get at Cibolo nature center. Easy hiking trails and great areas to splash and play in the creek. Search for the dinosaur tracks!

NinjaCity

Ninja City Boerne

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Not for toddlers, but NinjaCity is a great place for your older kids to prepare for their Ninja Warrior careers. It’s a fun, safe environment to try out similar obstacles as the hit show, and the entree fee isn’t very steep.

 

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