20 Places to Take Your Kids During Winter Break Where You'll Have Fun Too

Ahh, the holiday season. It's all fun and games until you realize you're stuck with the kids all day. While you love them to pieces, they're no fun when they're being stir-crazy. These spots are guaranteed to provide some fun for them and you! Whether it's acting like a kid yourself or drinking away (responsibly, of course), here's how to keep the entire family entertained for the next few weeks.
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River Walk
San Antonio River Walk, 200 S. Alamo Street, thesanantonioriverwalk.com
There’s plenty of stuff going on at the River Walk this time of the year. From caroling to Fiesta de los Luminarias, there’s special events to get into the holiday spirit. Plus, it’s just a beautiful place to be. Have dinner on the River Walk, take a stroll, and enjoy this tourist trap with the fam.
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River Walk
San Antonio River Walk, 200 S. Alamo Street, thesanantonioriverwalk.com
There’s plenty of stuff going on at the River Walk this time of the year. From caroling to Fiesta de los Luminarias, there’s special events to get into the holiday spirit. Plus, it’s just a beautiful place to be. Have dinner on the River Walk, take a stroll, and enjoy this tourist trap with the fam.
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Lazer Quest
Multiple locations, laserquest.com
This spot is one of the best places to go if you want a lit family outing. Make it a parents versus kids game and see who comes out victorious. Y’all will have plenty of fun climbing up the castles in this maze and declaring war against each other. Games last about 20 minutes and are $8 a person.
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Lazer Quest
Multiple locations, laserquest.com
This spot is one of the best places to go if you want a lit family outing. Make it a parents versus kids game and see who comes out victorious. Y’all will have plenty of fun climbing up the castles in this maze and declaring war against each other. Games last about 20 minutes and are $8 a person.
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Peter Piper Pizza
Multiple locations, peterpiperpizza.com
Okay, so Peter Piper usually sounds like a nightmare with a bunch of screaming kids, but think of it this way… they serve pitchers of beer and have plenty of fun games for kids of all ages. Plus, if you visit the South Side location there’s that mini roller coaster that literally defies gravity. That sounds like fun to us.
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Peter Piper Pizza
Multiple locations, peterpiperpizza.com
Okay, so Peter Piper usually sounds like a nightmare with a bunch of screaming kids, but think of it this way… they serve pitchers of beer and have plenty of fun games for kids of all ages. Plus, if you visit the South Side location there’s that mini roller coaster that literally defies gravity. That sounds like fun to us.
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Yanaguana Garden and Playground
434 S. Alamo St., (210) 709-4750, playathemisfair.org
Exploring Hemisfair Park makes for a perfect afternoon on a sunny afternoon, which we know are all too common even in the “winter.” Fill your family outing with the artistry and fun activities that Yanaguana has to offer. With local eateries popping up within the park, you and the kids will have plenty to snack on.
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Yanaguana Garden and Playground
434 S. Alamo St., (210) 709-4750, playathemisfair.org
Exploring Hemisfair Park makes for a perfect afternoon on a sunny afternoon, which we know are all too common even in the “winter.” Fill your family outing with the artistry and fun activities that Yanaguana has to offer. With local eateries popping up within the park, you and the kids will have plenty to snack on.
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Escape the Room San Antonio
315 E Commerce St. #100, (210) 764-4415, escapetheroom.com
If your kids are old enough to not get terrified in an escape room, why not hit one up? Put your skills to the test to find clues, solve puzzles and – duh – escape! Each of the rooms has a theme, giving you and your fam a chance to pretend to be a secret agent, a robber in the Wild Wild West, or an intellectual adventurer like Indiana Jones.
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Escape the Room San Antonio
315 E Commerce St. #100, (210) 764-4415, escapetheroom.com
If your kids are old enough to not get terrified in an escape room, why not hit one up? Put your skills to the test to find clues, solve puzzles and – duh – escape! Each of the rooms has a theme, giving you and your fam a chance to pretend to be a secret agent, a robber in the Wild Wild West, or an intellectual adventurer like Indiana Jones.
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Texas Transportation Museum
11731 Wetmore Rd., (210) 490-3554, txtransportationmuseum.org
A transportation museum may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but trust us, this place is definitely worth a visit. You’ll be just as psyched to go inside the old clunky train, which has been renovated to resemble a passenger train.
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Texas Transportation Museum
11731 Wetmore Rd., (210) 490-3554, txtransportationmuseum.org
A transportation museum may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but trust us, this place is definitely worth a visit. You’ll be just as psyched to go inside the old clunky train, which has been renovated to resemble a passenger train.
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Santikos Casa Blanca
11210 Alamo Ranch Pkwy., (210) 982-0180, santikos.com
All theaters dish out popcorn and other concession snacks to enjoy during the movie, but you can enjoy beer and other adult beverages. After the movie, you and the kids can enjoy a round or two of bowling, also inside the theater.
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Santikos Casa Blanca
11210 Alamo Ranch Pkwy., (210) 982-0180, santikos.com
All theaters dish out popcorn and other concession snacks to enjoy during the movie, but you can enjoy beer and other adult beverages. After the movie, you and the kids can enjoy a round or two of bowling, also inside the theater.
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Altitude Trampoline Park
11075 I-10 #126, (210) 697-5867, altitudesa.com
Leave it to a trampoline park to make you realize how old you are. Work out the crick in your neck and jump on your good knee to have some fun with the kiddos. If they’re too young to jump on their own, we’re sure you’ll get a kick out of seeing your little ones getting excited about jumping (aka barely squatting up and down).
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Altitude Trampoline Park
11075 I-10 #126, (210) 697-5867, altitudesa.com
Leave it to a trampoline park to make you realize how old you are. Work out the crick in your neck and jump on your good knee to have some fun with the kiddos. If they’re too young to jump on their own, we’re sure you’ll get a kick out of seeing your little ones getting excited about jumping (aka barely squatting up and down).
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Ice & Golf Center At Northwoods
17530 Henderson Pass, (210) 490-9550, northwoodsice.net
Get in the winter spirit with some ice skating. Whether you and the family are expert skaters or still need some practice, this is guaranteed to bring some laughs with goofy tricks and falling down of course.
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Ice & Golf Center At Northwoods
17530 Henderson Pass, (210) 490-9550, northwoodsice.net
Get in the winter spirit with some ice skating. Whether you and the family are expert skaters or still need some practice, this is guaranteed to bring some laughs with goofy tricks and falling down of course.
Photo via vickixbean / Instagram
The Block
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 690-3333, theblocksa.com
Do you and your kids a favor and grab dinner at The Block at least once this winter break. Not only will y’all be able to enjoy freshly-made goodness from the selection of food trucks, but your whole bunch will be able to enjoy games like life-size Connect Four. Oh, and there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around.
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The Block
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 690-3333, theblocksa.com
Do you and your kids a favor and grab dinner at The Block at least once this winter break. Not only will y’all be able to enjoy freshly-made goodness from the selection of food trucks, but your whole bunch will be able to enjoy games like life-size Connect Four. Oh, and there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around.
Photo via yvinesolo / Instagram