Kids love to splash and swim in the summer. Click the link above for a list of local splash pads and swimming holes!
Enjoy sips, bites, and specials around downtown Waco all day on the first Friday of each month.
Home Depot has a free kids workshop on the 1st Saturday of the month (9 AM – 12 PM) and they hold workshops for adults, too.
Waco offers a variety of summer camps, from sports to academics, perfect for all ages. Here’s a list we’ve complied for you!
Want to enjoy air conditioning, but still get some of that energy out? Here’s your solution!
Hawaiian Falls is open for the season on Saturday, May 26!
There is something for everyone here: Fish, canoe, or kayak on the river. Play disc golf, sand volleyball, or go hiking (check out the link above for hiking trail maps and conditions). Stroll through Texas native wildflowers on rock-lined paths at Miss Nellie’s Pretty Place. Most importantly, pack a picnic and bring the whole family!
Order a Cowboy coffee and let the kids play on the stage in the backyard seating area. The new second location in Woodway (Native Sons) is possibly even better, because they share a building with Slow Rise Slice House pizza!
Over the hot temps? Grab some popcorn and enjoy a movie with the kids! It gives you all a break.
Get out in nature
Bowling is always a family favorite. . .and it’s air conditioned. Enough said.
Austin is only a short drive away and makes for the perfect day trip. Check out our neighbors, Austin Moms Blog, for lots of fun ideas!
Did someone say lazy river? The royal flush slides (only open Friday – Sunday) and cable park are for the thrill seeker and an absolute blast. Open daily 11 AM – 7 PM.
From the gorgeous facility to story time, Hewitt Public Library is a family favorite. Check out their Summer calendar here.
Posh Spa & Lounge
Who doesn’t love getting pampered? I know I do, and I’m sure your little girly girl will too!
The perfect place if you have a kiddo that loves video games. They have Xbox, ps4, wii, air hockey and a pool table. They also host lock-ins and teen night on Friday pizza included! Definitely a different and fun idea. Stop by and take a look around 3126 Franklin Ave. or give them call at 254- 759-8884.
From beginners to refresher courses, swim lessons are great for all ages.
A full service equestrian center offering lessons for beginners and advanced riders alike. Custom lessons and clinics can be tailored to any need, so hop on with your littles and take a “Mom and Me” lesson! Reach them at 254-339-0012.
Did you know that the Dr. Pepper Museum has a happy hour? Large fountain drinks are 50% off Monday through Saturday from 11-1 and Sunday from 12-1. You don’t have to pay admission to visit the soda fountain or gift shop.
Open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 5 PM.
Catch a show such as Grease, The Wizard of Oz, and Newsies!
You can never go wrong with the zoo. Be sure and check out their upcoming events, like KidZoobilee, and grab your friends for a play date.
Pura Vida Paddle and Waco Paddle Company offer kayaks, paddle boards, and SUP yoga. Kid friendly and guaranteed outdoor fun.
Vacation Bible School is a a popular summer choice. There are several in the area. Stay tuned for a complete list from us.
Candy colored heaven. It’s no surprise why kids love this local candy store.
Cheddar Box Wednesday’s
Did you know that Cheddar Box offers $5 sandwiches to locals on Wednesday? It’s the perfect day to beat the crowds and take advantage of the beautiful Magnolia grounds.
Load up your bikes and take a 2.5 mile ride on Cotton Belt Trail. Enjoy the scenery and sunshine!
Photo Ops in front of murals
Here are the top 5 murals in Waco:
“City With A Soul” 501 S. 8th St On the backside of The Findery
“Dear Waco We Love You” 926 La Salle On the side of Shades of Shabby
“WacoTown” 217 S. 4th St
“You Look Nice Today Waco” 115 N. 7th St
“Starry Night” 1000 Columbus Ave
Waco Pedal Tours is Waco’s one and only pedal bike tour. We not only offer another thing to do in Waco, but we offer a unique activity that can cater to whatever your needs entail. Ride along one of our core packages, or schedule a private tour with the theme of your choice—the sky is the limit!
Laverty’s, LaSalle Shoppes, Junque in the Trunk, and Cedar Chest just to name a few. Click the link above for our complete list.
Suspension Bridge/Feed the Ducks
Check out the upcoming kids classes like “Spring Art Lab”. They even offer summer camps, for details click here. Tons of choices for your little artist.
Only 10 miles from downtown Waco, Brazos Bluffs Ranch offers horseback riding, fishing, and more.
Waco’s only eclectic art studio. Fun for the whole family: painting, pottery, and more.
The perfect way to see the best of Waco. A 2.5 hour tour featuring Lover’s Leap, home tours, Harp Design Co., and a guaranteed good time. Waco Tours is now offering an Express tour at Magnolia Table!
Year round at the Silos, there is a big green lawn equipped with cornhole and balls for the kids to play with, a line of food trucks to choose from, and delicious cupcakes calling your name.
The Mayborn is a kids dream! This is a must see. Rotating exhibits each semester keeps things new and exciting.
Visit the Bears
Kids driving you crazy? Grab some ice cream from Heritage Creamery and walk to see the bears & fountain on campus.
Flips Gymnastics offers a Friday morning fun day once a month from 10-11:30. At only $5 a child, it’s worth every penny.
With free wifi available and large screen TV’s, you can keep up with the game or get work done while your kids work off that energy on their many inflatables. Adults are always free!
Indoor trampoline park that is ideal for some family entertainment.
A great way to get your kiddos in the kitchen and teach them the value of a dollar. Plus, it makes for some super cute photo ops.