The third and final Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids is here! Can you believe it’s already August? School is starting in just a few weeks. Have your kids had as much summer fun as possible? Whether you’ve been a checklist superstar, completing as many items as humanly possible, or just eyeing it with hopes of marking off lots of items in the future, you’ll see that there are many more options to keep your family entertained in the month of August.
Some fun indoor activities, ’cause we know it’s HOT:
Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.
- Listen to Mr. Will perform at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
- Attend a storytime at BookPeople
- Tour the UT Tower
- Watch the free Junie B. Jones The Musical
If you can brave the heat for some outdoor time, we’ve got that covered, too:
- Take a dip in Barton Springs Pool
- Watch Hairspray in Zilker Park
- Ride the Cedar Rock Railroad
- Play in the shade at Springwoods Park
- Take a photo in front of the “I Love You So Much” mural
- Sample veggies at HOPE Farmers Market
- Play at Dick Nichols Park
- Watch artists at work at HOPE Outdoor Gallery
There are more than 40 activities on the Checklist to keep your family busy this month!
When kids complete at least four items on their August Summer Fun Checklist, they can bring the checklist into the sponsor locations for special discounts and free prizes.
Checklist rewards include:
Bullock Texas State History Museum: $2 Off Exhibit Admission
Austin Aquarium: Free Animal Food Token
Kaleidoscope Toys: Grab Bag
Birds Barbershop: $10 Kid Haircuts at their newest location on Hwy. 183
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books: Grab Bag
Painting with a Twist (Cedar Park and Lakeway): $5 off a painting session for kids
Rocket Fizz: Free Candy and a Sticker
HOPE Farmers Market: Free Poster
Austin Steam Train Association: 25% off rides on the Bertram Flyer
Austin-area McDonald’s locations: Free Ice Cream Cones
Download and print your August Summer Fun Checklist via the image below. Click on the “Download” button at the bottom of this image and then print. If you have difficulty, you can also view the Checklist here.
We’ll be giving away prizes weekly through the last week of August, so be sure to upload photos of your family doing activities on the August Summer Fun Checklist for a chance to win. Prizes in August include a gift card to Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, a family four pack of passes to the Austin Zoo, and a FREE haircut at Birds Barbershop.
Looking for more details about these fun items on the checklist? Download the Austin Summer Fun Guide for detailed descriptions. It’s FREE!
Because we know August is a tough month to get through, we’re giving away a two-night stay at Tapatio Springs Spa and Resort. Be sure to enter the giveaway by August 11, 2015 for a chance to win. Click here to enter the giveaway.