Kids Activities in West Side

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Waxy O'Connor's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

San Antonio

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to 97% Off Bowling at Oak Hills Lanes

Oak Hill Lanes

Oak Hills

$1,020 $35

Pass holders corral up to four friends for an hour of bowling every day; bowlers strap on rented shoes and play three games

Up to 52% Off at Malibu Grand Prix

Palace Entertainment

Northwest Side

$24.99 $12

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Ponderosa Lanes

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Splashtown San Antonio – $19.99 for Water-Park Rides

Splashtown San Antonio

AT&T Parkway

$29.99 $19.99

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Heart-stopping water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and 45+ other attractions at a well-supervised, 20-acre park with free parking

Up to 63% Off Kids' Sports and Martial Arts Camp

Saldivar Martial Arts Leadership Academy

Northwest Side

$100 $45

Campers practice martial arts with certified instructors, then enjoy kickball, soccer, dodgeball, basketball, and football

University Bowl – Up to 48% Off

University Bowl

Northwest Side

$74.90 $39

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Vie for strikes at a 32-lane bowling alley voted one of San Antonio's best

Up to 56% Off Youth Football Conditioning Camp

JC Ultimate

San Antonio

$200 $89

Youth football conditioning camp readies athletes aged 8 and older for the challenges of competing in the sport

Up to 64% Off Guitar Lessons

San Antonio Music Academy

Northwest Side

$79.50 $29

Formally educated instructors teach students to coax tunes from guitar strings

Up to 50% Off Day at Indoor Playground

Amazing Jump

Northeast San Antonio

$40 $20

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Jumbo trampolines, padded dodge ball, basketball courts, and inflatables

Up to 46% Off Pony Rides at Fiesta Farm

Fiesta Farm

Far West Side

$14 $8

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Potbellied pigs, llamas, emu, bunnies, ducks, cows, and goats spread out on a 15-acre ranch

51% Off Airsoft Day or Overnight Camp

Mission Airsoft

San Antonio

$350 $170

While building leadership skills and a team mentality, campers learn field safety, battle tactics, and care and maintenance of airsoft guns

55% Off Music Lessons

Harp By Melody

Northeast San Antonio

$180 $81

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Up to 62% Off Go-Kart Racing at Alamo Karts

Alamo Karts

San Antonio

$104 $40

The go-karts reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour on this 1/3-mile track, navigating hairpin turns and straightaways

Up to 50% Off Visit or Dinner Show at Enchanted Springs Ranch

Enchanted Springs Ranch

Boerne

$28 $14

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Amble along an authentic ranch that recreates the Old West with wildlife and performers such as pistol twirlers and trick ropers

McKenna Children's Museum – Up to Half Off Admission

McKenna Children's Museum

New Braunfels

$30 $15

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Families explore exhibits that foster creativity & learning, clamber up 30-foot structure & participate in educational activities

53% Off Outdoor Adventures in Boerne

Don Strange of Texas / Waring General Store

Boerne

$105 $49

Working longhorn ranch challenges visitors to ascend five-story log towers and speed across ziplines; burger, fries, and soda for lunch

Frontier Times Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

Frontier Times Museum

Bandera

$10 $6

40,000 artifacts, including art & furniture, glimpse the cowboy & pioneer cultures of the Old West in a museum built in 1933

Up to 36% Off at Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Wimberley

$121.02 $79

Take a one-of-a-kind video of your thrilling journey across 10 ziplines, some of which reach heights of 100 feet and speeds of 30 mph

One-Hour or Two-Hour Flying-Trapeze Lesson.

Trapeze Austin

Multiple Locations

$47 $25

Experienced instructors guide students through ground lesson & harnessed flying, with opportunity for midair catch in one- or two-hour class

50% Off New Action Hero Training Day

Stunt Ranch

Austin

$250 $125

Professional stuntmen help guests perform stunts and create special effects explosions in a five-hour workshop

Austin Zoo – Up to 50% Off Visit

Austin Zoo

Southwest Travis

$18 $9

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Nonprofit rescue zoo and sanctuary provides a home for more than 300 animals and 100 species

42% Off Music Lessons

Eastside Music School

Austin

$120 $70

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Up to 52% Off Paint-Your-Own Ceramics

Color Me Mine

Bee Cave

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Up to 64% Off Fitness Classes Plus Play Visits with Membership

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Southwest Austin

$150 $55

Weekly fitness classes entertain children's mind and body, while play visits give them more time to practice new skills

Up to 80% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Camps

Life Ki-do

Austin

$199 $99

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Instructors promote confidence, focus, and skills to deal with stress while teaching physical self-defense techniques

Up to 48% Off Vintage Bowling at Speakeasy

Speakeasy

Downtown

$30 $16

One or two hours of bowling on reserved lanes inside a three-level club, where live bands and DJs perform nightly

Up to 61% Off Virtual Music Lessons

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Up 54% Off Inflatable-Jousting Rental

Mega Blast Inflatables

On Location

$300 $139

America Gladiator–style inflatable jousting lets friends whale on each other safely with the intensity that jousting offers

49% Off Mommy and Me Pre-K Music Group Class

New School Of Music

West Austin

$75 $38

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Up to 56% Off Museum Admission or Membership

Neill-Cochran House Museum

West University

$20 $10

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

Blanton Museum of Art – Up to 53% Off Visits

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art The University

$18 $9

The university's museum houses more than 17,000 artworks, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse

Naturally Fit Games — $10 for Two Tickets

2014 Naturally Fit Games

Austin Convention Center

$23.08 $10

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Fitness event featuring more than 20 different competitions, plus interactive workshops and an expo with the industry's latest products

Up to 52% Off Waterpark Adult-Night Party

Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark

Northwest Travis

$30 $15

Water park and live concert on the shores of Lake Travis welcomes adults to an evening of rides, live music, and beach and water volleyball

Up to 41% Off at Art Amore Studios

Art Amore Studios

Austin

$185 $110

Kids of all ages learn drawing and painting skills while learning to express themselves through art

43% Off Music Lessons

Classical Guitar Lessons

Brentwood

$80 $46

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Kids' Beginner Piano or Drum Camp

Capital Music Center

Brentwood

$149 $79

Kids practice their scales and learn fun songs or work on their rhythm tapping out beats during summer beginner piano and drum camps

Up to 40% Off at Fantastic Magic Camp

Fantastic Magic Camp

Highland Mall

$60 $36

Kids explore the world of magic during a one- or five-day camp session that teaches skills in performing magic tricks and juggling

Up to 50% Off at Chaparral Ice Centers

Chaparral Ice Centers

Northcross Mall

$40 $20

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Three- to five-hour public-skate sessions held every day of the week

Up to 40% Off Summer Day Camp at Summit Christian Academy

Summit Christian Academy

Cedar Park

$240 $144

Kids spend their days at the pool, doing arts and crafts, on field trips, and in specialty activities

Up to 53% Off Living-History Farm Outings

Pioneer Farms

Austin

$14 $7

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Restored places explore Texas history, including areas of west-bound settlers, Native American & German immigrants, across 90 wooded acres

40% Off Monster Truck Show

Toughest Monster Truck Tour

Cedar Park Center

$31.57 $19

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Led by a car-eating mechanical dinosaur, monster trucks roar into Cedar Park Center for an evening of racing, free-styling, and destruction

51% Off Kids' Adventure Day Camp or Basketball Camp

Premier Athletic Complex

Leander

$195 $95

Adventures Day Camps flex kids' creativity via super hero and animal-themes; basketball camps teach fundamentals and proper ball techniques

Up to 50% Off Gymnastics Day Camp

Platinum Gymnastics Academy

Park At Grand Avenue

$60 $35

Children as young as 5 stay active during summer break with gymnastics instruction, arts and crafts, and other fun activities

Up to 50% Off Activities from The Williamson Museum

The Williamson Museum

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Kids' summer camp and cemetery tours take curious guests on fun history jaunts and family memberships get you and loved ones special perks

Select Local Merchants

For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.

2900 Ruiz St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center began weaving itself into the fabric of San Antonio’s arts and theater scene more than three decades ago to share the richness of Chicano, Latino, and Native American art forms. Now a cornerstone of the community, the nonprofit touches the lives of more than 100,000 people each year with theater and dance performances, cultural festivals, and creative classes. The center passes down traditional forms of expression, such as Mexican Folklórico dance and cactus juggling while also embracing contemporary art forms such as photography.

Each year, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s festivals welcome large crowds of adults, kids, and multiple Waldos. Foremost among them are CineFestival, the Tejano Conjunto music festival, and Hecho A Mano, a holiday crafts and arts festival. For its members, the center organizes a wealth of educational programming, teaching everything from oil painting and guitar to karate.

1300 Guadalupe St
San Antonio,
TX
US

The first formal Smithsonian Affiliate Museum in the United States and the Official Latino Museum of Texas.

101 S Santa Rosa Ave
San Antonio,
TX
US

This citadel of contemporary contributions to the art world is housed in a re-used and renovated 1920s warehouse on the bank of the San Antonio River. Since 1986, art has been bringing the forgotten space back to life, and four distinct gallery spaces play home to more than 20 exhibitions each year. Your family Blue Star membership is like a holiday stocking stuffed with delightful sugar plums and savory Reubens. You'll receive invitations to private openings, public lectures, education events, and fundraisers, as well as a subscription to Blue Star's quarterly newsletter. You'll also get a 10% discount at participating King William and Southtown restaurants for pre- or post-museum sustenance and a 10% discount on all Blue Star merchandise. Most importantly, you'll be supporting a local cultural institution that thrives not on advertising for mega marts or mega burgers, but on the support of regular folks.

116 Blue Star
San Antonio,
TX
US

As the Spanish translation of Raices de Arte Espanol attests, owners Carmen and Jose Linares each have strong roots in the arts. Born in Spain, Jose began playing guitar professionally at 12 years old, traveling the world to perform for icons such as President John F. Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco. Dancing by age 3, Puerto Rican–born Carmen trained in New York with the American Ballet Theatre, toured with the ballet companies of Philadelphia and San Juan, and began teaching flamenco in San Antonio in the 1970s. Today, the couple shares the art of flamenco with others at their studio, where students apply their own expressive twists to footwork and even wield castanets to clack out rhythms or Morse-code messages to one another as they dance.

1722 Fredericksburg
San Antonio,
Texas
US

The low-hanging branches of southern live oak trees stretch out over the house and pavilion areas at Don Strange Ranch, dappling parties, weddings, and corporate team gatherings with splashes of sunlight. Since 1952, the 125-acre longhorn ranch in the Texas Hill Country has hosted myriad events, including scenes from the PBS music documentary series Live from the Artists Den and the wedding of country music stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.

More than just a picturesque backdrop, the ranch’s rugged natural surroundings host outdoor activities such as ropes courses and kayak trips down the Guadalupe River. And the friendly staffers who man 350- to 400-foot ziplines work to ease guests out of their comfort zones, like a mother bird pushing her young out of the nest for their first extreme base-jumping lesson.

1551 Bandera Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US