Kids & Family
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2018 Critics Picks

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Party Place

“Happy place for adults and kids alike.” Rosemary Wynn

Pinballz Arcade
8940 Research #100, 512/420-8458
Pinballz Kingdom, 15201 S. I-35, Buda, 512/523-4080
Pinballz Arcade Lake Creek, 13729 Research, 512/537-8737
www.pinballzarcade.com

All-Ages Venue

“Pinballz consistently brings out the 10-year-old in me. A great place to forget the pressures of the world.” Garyn Dunbar

Pinballz Arcade
8940 Research #100, 512/420-8458
Pinballz Kingdom, 15201 S. I-35, Buda, 512/523-4080
Pinballz Arcade Lake Creek, 13729 Research, 512/537-8737
www.pinballzarcade.com

Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson

Toy Store

“I'm an adult and I have to stop myself from going crazy in this toy store.” Tyrone Johnson

Toy Joy
403 W. Second, 512/320-0090
4631 Airport, 512/904-0209
www.toyjoy.com

Kids' Clothing

“Most adorable store and sweet staff!” Allison Freeland

SparkleKids
4800 Burnet Rd.
512/420-9413
www.sparklekidsresale.com

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Summer Camp

“The performance they do at the end of camp is amazing! I had a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes for the whole show.” Sarah Stasica

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress
512/472-5470
www.austintheatre.org

Youth Sports Program

“The coaches are great with the kids and make it fun for them without all the competition.” Shawn Corcoran

Soccer Shots
8820 Business Park Dr. #400
512/420-9450
www.soccershots.org/austin

image via www.soccershots.org/austin

Photo by Sandy Carson

Youth Arts Program

“My child asks me, 'Why did you get here so early? I'm not ready to go home!' There is no better endorsement than this.” Lauren Meese

Creative Action
2921 E. 17th, Bldg. B
512/442-8773
www.creativeaction.org

Birthday Cakes

“The best-tasting, best-looking birthday cakes in Austin.” Shelby Griffin

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Sugar Mama's Bakeshop South, 1905-A S. First, 512/448-3727
Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East, 2406-B Manor Rd., 512/220-7296
www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com

Photo by John Anderson

Photo by John Anderson

Family Restaurant

“Perfect amount of variety in the menu to please everyone.” Heather Joy Thomas

Kerbey Lane Cafe
3704 Kerbey, 512/451-1436
13435 Hwy. 183 N. #415, 512/258-7757
2606 Guadalupe, 512/477-5717
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-1500
3003 S. Lamar, 512/445-4451
2120 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/879-2827
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/879-2820
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

Playground

“Playscapes and trains and food trucks … and big open spaces … and doggies and the springs … hands down, the best.” Amber Lackey

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.
512/974-6700
www.austintexas.gov

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Photo by Jana Birchum

Family Festival

“Good old-fashioned fun, for FREE! Everyone is looking up, smiling and laughing, enjoying each other and the beautiful flying kites.” Tatiana Artis

Zilker Kite Festival
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.
512/974-6700
www.abckitefest.org

Bluebonnets Photo Op

“Stunning place – and a must for every visitor to indulge in acres of bluebonnets in spring. What a setting.” Pamela E. Ferguson

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse
512/232-0100
www.wildflower.org

Photo by John Leach

Photo by John Leach

Wild Card

“The Austin Nature & Science Center might be Austin's best kept secret. The rescue animals, dino pit, and learning exhibits are a perfect way to spend a few hours with the kids. (Or without your kids! Shhhh.)” Kristin Sheppard

Austin Nature & Science Center
301 Nature Center Dr.
512/327-8180

 
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