Family fun in cedar park
Whether you are staying for a 3-day weekend or you’ve got a 5-day family vacation, there is so much to see and do in Cedar Park. Make the most of your time here by checking out these fun and family friendly activities. Read on for more trip ideas.
unique & memorable experiences
Austin Steam Train Association Take a nostalgic trip on a vintage train and enjoy passenger railroad’s glorious past with the Austin Steam Train Association. Their vintage train cars, ranging from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, are from the golden era of travel and are fully restored for your enjoyment. Take the family for a journey on the Hill Country Flyer, which winds through the Texas Hill Country, passing through scenic vistas. The Austin Steam Train Association also has themed train rides throughout the year like the Superhero Flyer, Princess Flyer and a special holiday themed North Pole Flyer.
Splash Shack is Cedar Park’s first indoor water park. Splash Shack has a 30-foot-tall interactive water play structure where you can ride down a water slide, splash around under water wheels, or get soaked by a huge dump bucket! What’s even more enjoyable is that you don’t have to worry about sunscreen or the unpredictability of the weather since it’s all indoors. Visit year round for an exciting and memorable family experience.
enjoy the outdoors together
Brushy Creek Lake Park has 90 acres of open fields, hike and bike trails, a kayak launch, fishing pier, and wildlife observation area. This park is a favorite for many in the North Austin area for a reason. There’s so much space and plenty of room for exploration.
Milburn Park features walking trails, sports fields, playscapes, a community pool (fees apply), and a BMX bike area with hills and jumps. Milburn Park also hosts most of Cedar Park’s annual outdoor events like the 4th of July Fireworks spectacular, Easter Egg Hunt and Harvest Festival.
Twin Lakes Park is a hidden gem in Cedar Park. Take the family and check out the beautiful shaded greenbelts, walking trails, water fall, lake and more. Twin Lakes Park is also the first stop along the Brushy Creek Regional Trail.
family friendly eats & treats
Cedar Park is a growing foodie destination. There are so many restaurants to choose from that are kid friendly and parent approved.
Morning Sunshine Cafe is a locally owned donut shop that offers hand rolled donuts, kolaches, breakfast sandwiches and coffee. It’s a cute little shop for a quick breakfast before you head off to more family adventures.
Moonie’s Burger House started right here in Cedar Park and they are well known for their juicy burgers on soft buns, milkshakes and fries. It’s a great spot for lunch right in the heart of Cedar Park.
Santa Catarina offers classic and new Mexican cuisine that’s perfect for a family dinner. Enjoy a meal and drinks out on their patio while the kids play on their outdoor playscape.
Mandola’s Italian Kitchen is a must have if you are craving Italian food. Their portion sizes are great for families and you can end your meal with a trip to their gelato bar & bakery. Dine out on their patio while you watch the kids play on their outdoor playscape.
Sweet Shack Candy Shop is definitely the place for kids and the inner child in you. Stop by their shop for nostalgic candies, old fashioned sodas, chocolates, and more.
Scoop & Score Ice Cream Parlor is another locally owned family business that is the only ice cream parlor in Texas that exclusively serves Graeter’s Ice Cream (a Midwestern favorite). Their black raspberry chcocolate chip ice cream is a best seller and a must-try.