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Party Place

Ring ring ring … my childhood is calling." Eva Rodriguez

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

"My kids love this place! What am I saying, I love this place." Brandi Ng

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

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Photo by John Leach

Toy Store

"I have a robot on my desk that reminds me that whimsy and mystery and weird are still available in abundance in Austin. I bought him at Terra Toys and it is the place I visit when I want to believe in humanity again." Christian Flores

Terra Toys
2438 W. Anderson Ste. 1-C
512/445-4489
www.terratoys.com

Kids' Clothing

"I love to buy and sell here. I'm getting sad that my kids are about to be too old for this awesome store." Barbara Goutelon

Once Upon a Child
13945 U.S. Hwy. 183, 512/291-3336
1601 S. I-35 #325, Round Rock, 512/467-4699
onceuponachild.com

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Summer Camp

"I love what the Y represents." Anne Fletcher

www.austinymca.org

Youth Sports Program

"The coaches are amazing, and my shy little bird has really started loving the sport because of this program." Amber Dodson

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

Image via soccershots.org

Photo by Kirk Tuck

Youth Arts Program

"Such a lively community within these theatre walls. I found who I was at Zach, and I am confident in who I am because of the amazing people here. Love you guys!" Kaelie Douglass

www.zachtheatre.org

Youth STEM Program

"Girlstart has a great variety of events exposing girls to STEM careers and highlighting the fun of science and exploration." Samantha Marcellus

Girlstart STEM Center
1400 W. Anderson
512/916-4775
www.girlstart.org

image via girlstart.org

Photo by John Anderson

Birthday Cakes

"Yummy!" Ashley Parker

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

Family Restaurant

"Pictures of dogs everywhere and jalapeño ranch dip? Yes please." Ali Tabrizi

Chuy's
1728 Barton Springs Rd., 512/474-4452
10520 N. Lamar, 512/836-3218
11680 Research, 512/342-0011
2320 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/255-2211
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-2489
www.chuys.com

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jana Birchum

Playground

"The Central Park of Austin." Camille Abbott

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

Family Festival

"This was always the highlight of my childhood growing up here. Spinning under the giant tree, smelling the fresh-made kettle corn, and walking the trail in awe every year. It's why I love this city." Leah Prado

austintrailoflights.org

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Kids and Family Wild Card

"It’s an incredibly fun establishment geared for the entire family." James Emley

High 5
2700 W. Anderson #101
www.bowlhighfive.com

High 5
1502 RR 620 South
Lakeway
www.bowlhighfive.com

 
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