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

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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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iFly
15915 I-10, (210) 762-4359, iflyworld.com
Defy gravity and reach new heights with iFly. This spot gives you the chance to experience the thrill of skydiving without the risk with an interactive chamber. You’ll even receive a flight certificate, which your kids will probably show off for years to come.
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AT&T Center
1 AT&T Center Pkwy., attcenter.com
Splurge on some Spurs tickets, or go the cheaper (but just as fun!) route and enjoy a Rampage game. Either way, you and the kids will also get excited about the energy in the AT&T Center.
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K1 Speed
6955 NW Loop 410, (210) 802-0802, k1speed.com
Fire up the go-karts and put the pedal to the medal at this prime racing spot. Races at start at $20 each and guarantee you 14 laps … maybe 15 if you’re fast enough.
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Wimberley Zipline Adventures
300 Winn Valley Dr., Wimberley, (512) 847-9990, wimberleyzipline.com
If your kiddos are a little older, give them an experience they’ll remember for the rest of their life. Adventurous families must make it a point to head up to Wimberley to zipline over canyons and creeks during a two-hour journey. The kids will have a hell of a story to tell when their teacher asks what they did over break.
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Tower of the Americas
739 E César E. Chávez Blvd., (210) 223-3101, toweroftheamericas.com
Make the kids appreciate the beauty of San Antonio and take them to enjoy one of the best views in the city. They’re more likely to get a kick out of how high it is and be all giggles about it. If you truly want to treat them, take them to the Charter House for dessert while you and your significant other sip on a glass of wine or a cocktail perhaps.
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Incredible Pizza
11743 West Ave., (210) 342-2121, incrediblepizza.com
Mr. Gatti’s may be a fond memory now, but Incredible Pizza is basically the next best thing. Load up on pizza, pasta, hot dogs and more, then make your way to the game room. The kids will have hours of fun with interactive rides, bumper cars, and go-carts, while you can kick it in one of the many theme rooms while watching a movie or a sports game. Just remember to check on the kids every so often.
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The Pearl
303 Pearl Pkwy., atpearl.com
On top of some of the most posh restaurants, cafes and shops, the Pearl is always hosting fun events for anybody who enjoys exploring the sights, sounds and tastes that San Antonio has to offer. Whether your kiddos like running around on the grassy area or like exploring the culture that Pearl has to offer like you do, everyone in the family will be entertained for your entire visit.
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Bowl & Barrel
17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Ste. 102, (210) 920-1102, bowlandbarrel.com
Though you could hit up this swanky bowling alley with the kids, go earlier in the day for a more relaxed environment. You’ll skip the usual bowling alley/feet smell at this spot, and be able to sip on crafty cocktails while the kids knock some pins over. Sounds like a win-win to us.
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Brackenridge Park
3700 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, brackenridgepark.org
Bundle up (or dress down – we never know with San Antonio weather) and enjoy a day at the park. At Brackenridge, there’s plenty to do – from the Botanical Garden and Sunken Garden Theater to the Witte Museum and Japanese Tea Gardens. Plus, the park grounds and baseball fields give space to relax, stay active or do whatever you choose. Plan your day accordingly for a fun-filled day in the outdoors.
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Main Event
Multiple locations, mainevent.com
Main Event already knows that the kids are going to go bonkers being at home all day, and is saving the holiday break with its Winter Pass. For less than $20 per person per session, the kids (and you) will be able to enjoy gravity ropes, laser tag, billiards, bowling, rock climbing and glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Sounds like the ultimate day of competition and kid-friendly fun.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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iFly
15915 I-10, (210) 762-4359, iflyworld.com
Defy gravity and reach new heights with iFly. This spot gives you the chance to experience the thrill of skydiving without the risk with an interactive chamber. You’ll even receive a flight certificate, which your kids will probably show off for years to come.
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