As temperatures warm up this spring, we know families will be itching to make the most of their weekends. That’s why we put together a list of some of our favorite family-friendly outdoor activities in Austin.
Even the most seasoned Austinites might benefit from playing tourist for a day. Immerse yourself in Austin history and explore the city through the eyes of your children on a Double Decker tour. Hop off and on at your leisure, and give your kids a crash course in local history.
Step back in time at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, a working pioneer village that offers something for every member of the family. Your little pioneers can test their hand at heritage trades and skills, or see if they have what it takes to survive pioneer life. Even the youngest of explorers will love the hands-on activities, like the petting zoo.
Hunt for Bluebonnets
Take advantage of a beautiful day by hunting for bluebonnets at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Balcones District Park, or Brushy Creek Lake Park. Wherever you decide to hunt for the Texas state flower, be sure to bring your camera– the fields of blooms make the perfect backdrop for a family photo.
Picnic in the Park
If your family schedule is already bursting at the seams this spring, don’t feel like you need to make an elaborate plan to celebrate the season. Instead, prioritize family time and keep it simple. Pack a picnic or pick up your favorite takeout to enjoy outdoors as a family between activities.
What outdoor activities are at the top of your family’s list this spring?