As a mom of three kids of various ages (think, toddler to teen), I am constantly striving to maintain my sanity and keep them entertained. As someone who lived in Boston for most of my life, the fact that we can enjoy the sunshine here year-round is still a little mind blowing! A lot of families travel to our area for vacation, and there are so many great things to do with kids in Bee Cave and Lakeway, Texas. Here are ten of my favorite ways to entertain my crew:
- Little Land Play Gym. This place is perfect for young kids ages 5 and below. Little Land is clean, safe, and so much fun for tiny ones – they even have an infant area! There are indoor play areas for kids to rock climb, swing, and slide, as well as an imaginative play area with dress-up clothes, pretend kitchens, puzzles, games, and so much more. The infant area provides safe, developmentally appropriate toys and equipment to keep babies busy and happy. We are members of this place for a reason! If you’re not a member, you can still drop in and play during their open hours.
- Rolly Pollies. Another fun, indoor play space, this one is also designed to keep older kids happy. There is a giant foam pit, balance beams, a rock wall, a bouncy house, and a tumble track. Not only do they offer regular classes and camps, but they periodically have open play. This is when kids can pay a drop-in fee to play per hour. If your child is 3+ and potty trained, you can even drop them and get some errands done! Or you know, just enjoy a hot coffee in silence.
- Bee Cave Park. This is one of my favorite parks, both as a photographer and as a parent. We come here pretty often! When you first drive in, Bee Cave Park has a larger park geared towards various ages. If you keep driving, there’s a small park in the back that is perfect for younger kids. Both parks have bathrooms and covered picnic table areas that are perfect for chalk drawing and lunch! There is also a dog park in the back, along with a beautiful sidewalk that is the perfect scenic route for running and walking. If you loop around the back of the park, there are some great stone benches, along with an interactive xylophone.
- Lakeway City Park. Another stunning park in the Bee Cave/Lakeway area, Lakeway City Park is quite literally on the water. There is a fun little play area that overlooks the water, along with running and walking trails. You almost feel like you’ve been transported outside of Texas!
- Bee Cave Sculpture Park. This park is about seven acres and has both permanent and rotating sculptures that kids will love. There’s a pond in the back that is also a great picnic spot!
- Hill Country Galleria. See a movie, grab some ice cream, or indulge in some retail therapy. There are tons of great places in here for coffee, snacks, treats, and stores that kids will love. There’s a huge lawn in front of Amy’s Ice Creams, too, that often has live music and other fun events happening. In the warmer months, there is a really cute splash pad! The Sunday Farmer’s Market is also a must-attend.
- Color Me Mine. This paint-your-own pottery studio is fun for older kids. Bring in some snacks and drinks to indulge while you paint, too.
- Lakeway Swim Center. A lot of people don’t love the thought of public pools, but the Lakeway Swim Center is truly amazing. It has an adorable frog slide for younger kids, along with larger waterslides for the older kids. There is even a shallow spot for toddlers where the water is only up to their ankles. With plenty of seating and membership options, this is an awesome day trip.
- High 5. If your family loves bowling and arcade games, High 5 is a great family hangout spot. They serve dinner and drinks and boast bowling, laser tag, axe throwing, and a full arcade. It’s also a fun date night spot!
- Bee Cave Library + Lake Travis Community Library. We frequent the library quite a bit and are in love with story hour and picking new books to read. These libraries are cozy and have some adorable children’s sections that are worth checking out.
What do you think, Bee Cave/Lakeway parents? Are any favorites on your list?