Summer Fun for Kids in the Hill Country

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It’s that time of year again-- the kids are almost out of school and you are suddenly in need of Summer entertainment!  Whether it’s Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa that are looking for ideas for Summer fun with the kids, we’ve got you covered.

We took a dip in the fountain of youth to find the best local, kid-friendly events and activities going on in the Bee Cave/Lakeway area this Summer. Here’s to keeping the kiddos on the go and off the iPads!

 

For the Movie Buffs:

Dive-In Movies

If you’ve got little ones who like swimming, Disney movies, and popcorn, boy do we have the thing for you! On select Friday nights throughout the summer, the Lakeway Swim Center will be hosting PG “Dive-In Movies” at 8:30 PM. For just $3/person, you and the kids can float around in the Swim Center’s awesome pool while watching a kid-friendly movie.  Or, enjoy the show from one of the chairs at the pool’s edge while the kids swim away some energy!  Possibly the greatest combination invented since the PB&J? We’ll let you be the judge.

Movies featured this summer:       

June 9: Moana

July 21: Finding Dory

June 23: Alice Through the Looking Glass

August 4: Zootopia  

Learn more:  Dine-In Movies at Lakeway Swim Center

 

Movies in the Park

Okay, so maybe you like Disney movies and popcorn, but aren’t crazy about cleaning up wet bathing suits.  Don’t worry, Lakeway’s City Park will be showing movies at dusk on select Fridays throughout the summer. With picnic-style seating, you can curl up on a cozy blanket or bring a comfy chair to watch the show. And, the best part is, it’s free. (And so is the popcorn!)

Movies featured this summer:

June 16: Secret Life of Pets

July 14: Sing

July 28: The Wild Life

August 11: Lego Batman Movie

Learn more:  Movies in the Park at Lakeway City Park

 

For the Movers and Groovers:

Big Band Bash

Time to bring out those dancing shoes! One Monday a month, the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band will be performing at the Lakeway Activity Center. Get your groove on to the voices of David Cummings and Lisa Clark, or watch all the craziness unfold from the comfort of the provided tables and seating. Bring your favorite drinks and snacks and enjoy the show- for free!

Dates this summer:

May 8th

June 12th

July 10th

August 14th

Learn more:  Big Band Bash at Lakeway Activity Center

 

Saturday Night Concert Series at the Hill Country Galleria

Let the kids dance out their wiggles while you listen to some toe-tapping good tunes!  The Saturday Night Concert Series at the Hill Country Galleria is put on by solar-powered local radio station, Sun Radio.  Kids of all ages (0-99 years old!) come together for some good old fashion fun at this low-key outdoor concert.  Do some shopping at the Hill Country Galleria, grab a bite to eat and enjoy while you let the band do all the work!

Learn more:  Sun Radio's Saturday Night Concert Series

 

For the Kids with Gills: Lake Travis

Did you hear? Lake Travis is back! After years of low rainfall and corresponding low water levels, Lake Travis is revived and ready to take on your water-loving kiddos. Here’s some of our favorite things to do on the lake:

 

Pack a picnic

And don't forget the sunscreen when you head to one of Lake Travis’ many parks! You can soak up some sun in the sand or relax in the shade of a tree while the kids swim their hearts out.

Learn more:  List of Public Parks with Water Access

 

Fishing Fun

Teach your little ones the art of fishing! Grab a rod and reel and do some shoreline fishing at one the public parks. Or take it to the next level with the experienced Lake Travis fishing guide Allen Christenson.  (Insider tip-- stop at the Marshall Ford Food Mart on Highway 620 for a nice selection of bait!)

Learn more:  Allen Christenson Website

 

Boats and Floats

Hit the open waters and rent a boat! Cruise in a pontoon, anchor down and let the kids do some off-the-boat swimming.  Or, rent a speed boat and take them tubing or waterskiing. When the tummies start rumbling, putter on over to one of the many restaurants on the lake with boat access.  Restaurants with boat access:

              Beachside Billy's

              Ernie's on the Lake

              Sundancer Grill

 

For the Animal Lovers: Austin Zoo & The Natural Gardener

Nothing says Summer fun like a trip to the zoo. If your little ones are the type that like to get up close and personal with furry friends, hop on over to The Natural Gardener on Old Bee Caves Road. Although primarily a gardening center, The Natural Gardener is home to a variety of small farm animals that you can visit with, as well as a butterfly garden and interactive gardening activities. If you’ve got more of a “look-but-don’t-touch” crowd, head to the non-profit Austin Zoo to watch all view animals of all kinds.

              The Natural Gardener

              Austin Zoo

 

The Lake Travis area is crawling with Summer fun for kids—just get out there and jump in!  And if you are looking to move to the area to be closer to your little loves, don't forget to visit us in Serene Hills or Canyonside and see what low-maintenance, single-story homes we've got available.

 

Summer, here we come!