7 Spring Break Activities in Austin

Posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 2:30pm.

7 Spring Break Activities in Austin

With classes on hold and warmer weather coming in, Spring Break is always a fun time for Austin area students. There are tons of activities throughout the Austin area to keep the kids entertained during their school break. Check out these seven events your family can enjoy in the Austin area:

Free Events at SXSW- You don’t have to buy tickets to enjoy the fun and creativity of South by Southwest. The festival has opened several events to the public for FREE. Check out the latest tech innovations at SXSW Create, see local artists perform live, or browse tons of unique vendors at the SXSW Marketplace. Check out this website for a schedule of free events at SXSW. For access to all the free events, sign up for a SXSW Guest Pass.

Thinkery Spring Break Camps- If your child loves to learn and create, the Thinkery Spring Break camps are perfect. The Thinkery offers camps for children from Pre-K to 5th grade. This year’s camps focus on going up, up, and away, where campers explore the dynamics of gravity and flight with fun activities for each age group. Camps are offered throughout Spring Break (March 13th - 17th) for half days for Pre-K and Kindergarten ages, and full days for 1st grade and up. Contact the Thinkery to reserve a spot for your child.

Rodeo Austin- Whether or not you’re a rodeo fan, Rodeo Austin has something for everyone to enjoy. The carnival is open daily from 11 am to midnight throughout Spring Break, with tons of rides, a Ferris wheel, games, and food. The little ones will love the Kidstown petting zoo. Wristbands are required to access the carnival, with one-day and season options. Country artists Dwight Yoakum, Cole Swindell, Kenny Rogers, and Josh Turner take the stage after dark for exciting concerts. Of course, the highlight of the rodeo are the rodeo events, from mutton-busting to team roping. Get your tickets early at the Rodeo Austin website.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Spring Break Camp- Explore the natural beauty of the Texas landscape at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This camp is open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade. Campers will learn about the unique wildlife and plants that inhabit the center and take part in fun hikes, crafts, and games. This event will be held March 13th - 17th from 9 am - 3 pm. Be sure to register online to attend.

Zach Scott Theater- If your child loves being on the stage, the Zach Scott Theater Spring Break camp is the place to be! This camp is offered for children from kindergarten to 5th grade. Kids will learn to dance, sing, and act using scenes and songs from the Broadway Musical, The Sound of Music. The camp will be held from March 13th - 17th from 9 am - 4 pm. Visit the theater’s website to register.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp- Check out kid-friendly movie screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse during Spring Break. Kids Camp tickets range from $1 - $3 dollars (you choose the price) and all proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. This year’s showings include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Shrek. Showtimes are from March 10th - 15th at 9:45 am and 10 am, depending on the date. Kids Camp will be hosted at the Lakeline, Slaughter Lane, and Village locations. Buy tickets at the door or reserve your seats early online.

Pioneer Farms Spring Stampede- Experience life on the Texas frontier at Pioneer Farms this Spring Break. Learn about living in the 1800s with historical reenactments, exhibits, hayrides, crafts, and games. Kids can even take a ride on a real longhorn! This event will be held Saturday and Sunday only, on March 11th - 12th and March 18th- 19th, from 10 am - 5 pm. Purchase your tickets early online.

We hope you find something fun to do with your family this Spring Break. The spring selling season in Austin is in full swing, so why not spend some time shopping for a new home? Our agents are Austin area experts and would love to help you find the perfect home. Contact us today to request a showing of your favorite Austin area homes.

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