Top 20 Places to Take Kids In and Around San Antonio
San Antonio's favorite places to take kids for 2017
There are literally hundreds of wonderful places to take your kids in San Antonio! Each year, we survey San Antonio parents to find out where they love to take their kids. 2016's results are below. And make sure to sign up for our fantastic FREE weekly newsletter with dozens of ideas each week for local stuff to do with kids, many of them free.
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San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Midtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The 35-acre zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species.
Altitude Trampoline Park
This new indoor trampoline park includes high-energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, tumble tracks and much more entertainment for families, groups and individuals.
Just Add Children
We are San Antonio's most fun Indoor Playground and Party Center for children of all ages (that includes the adults). Rain or shine, it's party time! Whether you are celebrating during April showers or in the middle of the summer heat, the party never ends at JUST ADD CHILDREN.
At Magik Theatre, performers stage kid-friendly productions of classic and contemporary children’s literature.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Home of eight world-class roller coasters and our giant FREE White Water Bay Water Park!
Kiddie Park is the perfect place for children and adults to enjoy a nostalgic day of old-fashioned fun at one of San Antonio’s most treasured landmarks!
Sea World San Antonio
There’s an incredible connection between humans and animals, one we celebrate here every day.
San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium opens eyes of discovery in a family friendly environment,creating fun things to do in San Antonio. We provide San Antonio’s children and families fun access to the excitement and learning of the planet without a long trip to the coast. Watch jellyfish gently float and glow, admire families of seahorses playing, or our Giant Pacific Octopus snack on crawfish – fed by guests!
Aquatica San Antonio - a waterpark that only SeaWorld could create.
Scobee Planetarium and Challenger Learning Center
The Scobee Education Center is a state-of-the-art space science education facility on the San Antonio College campus.
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities for everyone, and all are welcome!
San Antonio Spurs
5-Time NBA Champions: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
Phil Hardberger Park
The best place in the heart of San Antonio to see and feel the wild. This 311-acre former dairy farm is one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in San Antonio, an oasis surrounded by subdivisions, freeways and shopping centers. It is a stunning landscape, with some of its trees having stood here since the Battle of the Alamo.
Cibolo Nature Center and Farm
The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm provides nature-focused education, research, entertainment and outdoor activities for more than 100,000 visitors a year, while promoting sound stewardship of land, water and wildlife.
Splashtown San Antonio
San Antonio's family waterpark with 20 acres of cool, clean water excitement and over 50 rides & attractions. Celebrating 30 years of family fun!
Natural Bridge Caverns
Discover incredible underground chambers filled with spectacular formations on a family-friendly guided tour along paved, lighted walkways.
The Playhouse San Antonio
The Playhouse produces professional, live theater that educates, inspires, and connects communities.
Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years, the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history.
Located on the banks of the beautiful San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum is San Antonio’s premier museum focusing on South Texas history, science and water resources.
Winners in Special CategoriesIn the second part of our survey, we asked readers to select their favorites in several categories. Here were their choices.
Favorite Place to Have Fun INSIDEJust Add Children
Favorite Place to Have Fun OUTSIDESan Antonio Zoo
Favorite Kid-Friendly MuseumThe DoSeum
Favorite Performing ArtsMagik Theatre
Favorite Kid-Friendly FarmSouth Texas Maize
Favorite Nature CenterNatural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Favorite Sports TeamSan Antonio Spurs
Favorite Arts EducationMagik Children's Theatre
Favorite Sports EducationVictory Martial Arts