School is out and summer is finally here! San Antonio is full of fun things to do, and we wanted to share some activities that would be perfect for your family this summer. From crafty afternoons to outdoor movie nights, we’ve got something here for your family.
(If you’re in Austin, be sure to check out our list of summer activities for kids in Austin!)
Go Bowling…for free!
That’s right, go to Kids Bowl Free to sign your children up to receive 2 free bowling games every day of the summer (shoe rental not included). This might just be the best deal of the summer! The following San Antonio bowling alleys accept this coupon:
- Astro SuperBowl
- Bandera Bowling Center
- Oak Hills Lanes
Summer-long bowling competition, anyone?
Splash Around at the Waterpark
Spend a hot summer day cooling off at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels. With over 50 rides, slides, rivers, and chutes, there’s plenty of soaking wet activities to keep the entire family busy all day long!
Enjoy a Movie
The San Antonio area has a variety of free movie events to enjoy throughout the summer. Whether you prefer a theater or you’re more comfortable with some picnic blankets and snacks in the park, there’s sure to be a summer movie event in San Antonio that you (and your kids) will love. Here’s a few of them:
- Santikos Free Movies (Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am, from July 5 – August 1.)
- KidX Movies Series at Rolling Oaks Mall (Every Thursday at 10am, now through August 2.)
- Movies in the Park (Every 2nd Friday at Blossom Park, now through September.)
- Movies by Moonlight: Summer Series (Every Tuesday at 7pm, in June and July.)
Check out more San Antonio movie events.
Visit the Witte Museum
Interested in learning more about Texas’ history, from its beginning until now? From dinosaur bones to cave drawings, there’s so much to see and explore at the Witte Museum. Plus, every Tuesday from 3pm-8pm, admission is free! This is the perfect family activity for a Tuesday evening… after all, learning doesn’t have to stop just because school is out!
Try Tie Dye (July 10 – 12)
If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty (or should we say dyed?), this family tie dye event is for you! July 10 – 12, Boerne’s Parks and Recreation will be hosting a tie dye event for just $5 per participant. They will be providing the dying supplies, so all you have to bring is a white t-shirt to dye!
Concerts in the Park (July 1, 3, 17)
Boerne concerts in the park, featuring the Boerne Village Band, is the perfect summer activity for families with music lovers. (And who doesn’t enjoy an outdoor concert?) Grab the family and a picnic dinner, and enjoy a concert in the park this July!