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Play Places for Kids in San Antonio, TX

by Jane Rodda

San Antonio, Texas, is located along the southern edge of the region known as the Texas Hill Country. As the second largest city in the state, it provides numerous play places for kids. Whether you are looking for indoor inflatable venues, outdoor amusement parks or interactive educational play, you can find it deep in the heart of Texas.

Indoor Playgrounds

Funtastic Playland is a 13,000 square-foot play place for 1 to 12 year olds. Elements include a giant pirate ship for climbing, a castle for the princesses, a monster truck, a kiddie basketball court and inflatables. Just Add Children is another exciting option featuring colorful toys, arcade games, black light effects, slides, a play theatre and a computer station. If you are looking for a place with comfortable couches for parents, try out Pee Wee Bees. There is plenty for your kids to do as well, including riding toys, slides, inflatables, a rolling ball sculpture, mini basketball and a snack station. The center is geared to children up to age 7, but all ages are welcome.

Educational Play

It's always a bonus to find venues that are both fun and educational. At the San Antonio Children's Museum, kids can interact with a number of exhibits such as an artist center complete with supplies to keep them busy, a play grocery store, a station that is all about bubbles, a pretend airport with a control tower and a reading center. Mini Town is a pretend town for kids to explore as they would a regular town, with many rooms, streets and a fire station. It also has an outdoor playground with a big sandbox and riding cars.

Outdoor Play

When the sun is shining and the kids are itching to get outside, there are some exciting options. Morgan's Wonderland features numerous rides and games sure to keep the kids entertained all day. It has a carousel, an interactive sensory village, a butterfly-themed playground, an amphitheater featuring live performances, train rides and a fishing wharf. For an old-fashioned amusement park experience dating back to 1925, Kiddie Park has several classic rides including carousels, trains, cars, boats and wheel rides.

Open Gyms

If you have a little tumbler in your midst, head out to a gymnastics center during open gym. Olympia Gymnastics and Cheerleading offers several open gym times throughout the week. Your kids can try out the springy floor, foam pits and trampolines. Alamo Gymnastics also offers open gym times with a tiny tumble time for the little ones and a different time for ages 5 and up.


About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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