It’s summertime! What do you have planned? How are you going to keep your kids occupied? If you are in New Braunfels, you are lucky. There is no shortage of fun things to do. Below is a shortlist of fun, free activities for the whole family to enjoy.
302 W. San Antonio St.
For the train lovers in your life, this free museum is a must. There guides available who can explain the history behind the model train collections. A toy train table and coloring pages are available for younger kiddos while older kids can take a look at vintage train memorabilia in glass cases. You can explore real rail cars with interiors that have been preserved to capture what it was like to ride these trains in their prime. Fun for all!
1935 Hilltop Summit Road
Home to the Fischer Park Nature Education Center, two fully stocked fish ponds and a Monarch butterfly station are located on the property, as well as a sandbox where budding archeologists can dig for dinosaur bones. The outdoor amphitheater has live music and performances throughout the year. A splash pad and spray park on the park grounds is the perfect place for kids to play while cooling off in the Texas heat. The park also features more than two miles of hiking and biking trails, a playground area, and multiple picnic spots making it the perfect place for the entire family to explore.
164 Landa Park Drive
Landa Park has it all. Three exciting playscapes for kids of all ages, picnic tables, and a walking trail complete with historical markers. Don’t forget to visit the massive, old oak tree. After you and your crew get hot and sweaty, take a dip in the spring-fed wading pool to cool off. Panther Canyon hiking trail is a great way to sneak in a quick escape into nature without a long drive. Feed the ducks and look for fish and other wildlife in the Lake. There are other activities available for a small fee such as mini-golf, a train ride around the park, paddle boats, and even access to the aquatic center that boasts both chlorine and spring-fed pools. This park could keep your kiddos entertained for many days!
For more happenings around town, check out the many amazing activities sponsored by the New Braunfels Public Library. The library offers classes, camps, and activities for people of all ages. The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department hosts many wonderful recreational activities - from sports to STEM.
We are so blessed to have so many options when it comes to summer fun.