Moving apartments with young children can be a stressful time, not only for parents, but for children as well. There are a million and one things to juggle, and plan ahead for, in a short amount of time that children can oftentimes get overlooked during the moving process. This can cause anxiety and behavior problems that make the work load even harder to handle. As apartment locators, we help many families find apartments. From long experience, we have come to realize that one way to have a better moving experience is to consciously cut off the day at a certain time, and to go do something relaxing and enjoyable for a few hours. Doing so will break up the monotony and stress of moving, and allow you to mentally recharge. Below, we have put together a list of family friendly activities in North Austin that you can enjoy as a family, when moving apartments with kids.
Chaparral Ice Center
Open all year round Chaparral Ice Center offers public skating hours 7 days a week. Admission is $6 and skate rentals are $4, however skate rentals are free with kids under five, Monday - Friday. They offer lessons and open skate hours. Dress warm as it can get cold! 2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin Texas, 78757.
Dart Bowl offers food, bowling, and a video arcade at budget friendly prices. Sunday’s at 9am until noon, they run a special of $1.50 games! 5700 Grover Ave, Austin Texas, 78756.
Twisted Root Burger
Twisted Root Burgers does specialty burgers, shakes and fries, with minimal wait time, kids menu, full bar and reasonable prices. Plus, free putt-putt mini golf to enjoy before, or after, your meal! Open from 11am to 10pm. 7211 Burnet Rd, Austin Texas, 78757.
Central Market North has dozens of fresh and ready to eat food options to choose from! They have a hot food line, sandwich, sushi, soup and salad bars, plus a cafe where you can order off a menu or get a beer or a glass of wine. Prices start as low as $5. Parents and kids love the large patio and seating area outside and the multiple playscapes. 4001 North Lamar Blvd, Austin Texas, 78756.
K1 Speed is an indoor Go Kart racing establishment, they have food and drink options available at their local cafe. Pricing for the races is a bit more expensive, starting at $19.99. There are height regulations for the kids to drive the GoKarts so this would be an option for older kids only. Open 7 days a week! 2500 McHale Ct, Austin Texas, 78758
Mount Bonnell is one of Austin's many natural parks. It has plenty of parking, short walking and biking trails, picnic spots and great views. Open 7 days a week 5am - 10pm. 3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd. Austin Texas, 78731
PlayLand Skate Center
PlayLand Skate Center is a skating rink with family friendly music, awesome lights, skating games and fog machine. Prices vary throughout the week, but start as low as $6 per admission. There is a local cafe inside with snacks and food options. 8822 McCann Dr. Austin Texas, 78757
We hope you found these ideas of family-friendly spots in North/Central Austin helpful for enjoying yourself when moving apartments with kids. If you are currently looking for an apartment for you and your family to call home, we would love to help! Our apartment locators are experts on the Austin apartment market and we answer phones 7 days a week. Call 512 231 1400 today!