8 Unique Activities to Bring Your Family Closer in Round Rock

It’s hard to find a place more welcoming to families than Round Rock, Texas, known for its small-town charm and loads of big city fun. Located 15 miles from Austin and nicknamed the “Sports Capital of Texas,” Round Rock is rich in arts and culture and packed with high-energy activities that appeal to kids and adults alike. Play mini-golf amid neon lights. Order a “Texas Sized Donut” at world-famous Round Rock Donuts. Splash to your heart’s content in the world’s largest indoor waterpark, save the world from doom in a mind-blowing virtual reality experience or solve riddles in the nick of time in a live escape room. Round Rock is the perfect place for making family memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Ride the Waves and Relax in Comfort at Kalahari Waterpark and Resort

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With 223,000 square feet of wet, wild, and splash-tastic fun, Kalahari Waterpark is a one-of-kind family getaway known for its wholesome good times. Kalahari is home to the nation’s largest indoor waterpark. This popular and unique attraction features nearly two dozen indoor waterslide experiences that appeal to every thrill level.

Feel your heart race as you spin around the Tanzanian Twister at 40 mph and free fall into the catch pool below. Hear your family shriek with delight as you hop aboard the white-knuckled group float, “The Smoke That Thunders.” Take a break and meander down the Lazy River as you choose your next refreshing thrill. And the waterpark isn’t all to experience at Kalahari.

Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine at the Zambezi Outdoor Pools, and experience 80,000 square feet of arcade games and family activities at Tom Foolerys Adventure Park. When it’s finally time to relax, head back to your comfy room at the resort and prepare for a sumptuous meal in one of the property’s many eateries, or even a trip to the spa. It’s all smiles at Kalahari Waterpark and Resort.

From Saving Santa to Jungle Survival, Enjoy Virtual Reality Challenges at Vitropolis VR

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Talk about getting away from it all! At the virtual reality attraction, Vitropolis VR kids and grown-ups escape to new worlds where each player uses problem-solving skills to decipher puzzles and save the day.

Family-friendly and loads of fun, Vitropolis features 20 different virtual reality games intended for different ages, numbers of participants, and experience levels. In “Christmas Story,” kids and adults work together to save Santa after a blizzard derails his sleigh ride. In “Mission Sigma,” players maneuver a series of Mission Impossible-like booby traps to deactivate a nuclear weapon. And in “Escape the Lost Pyramid,” groups of two or four go back in time to solve the mystery of a lost archeological expedition.

You’ll be talking about these brain-tickling, adrenaline-pumping games for years. Get ready, the fate of the world is in your family’s hands!

Tap Into Your Artistic Side at Ceramic Lodge

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Step away from screens and flex your creative brain at Ceramic Lodge, where walk-ins are welcome. Experience ceramic painting, glass fusing, or canvas painting, all easy and engaging activities that bring out the artist in everyone. Ceramic painting, the most popular activity, enables both young and young-at-heart artists to choose a decorative ceramic item and paint it to their heart’s desire. Leave it behind for glazing and firing and return later to pick up your masterpiece.

In glass fusing, artists create a glass design by arranging and gluing glass pieces together. It’s also left for glazing and firing, creating a stunning finished product. For a same-day result, opt for canvas painting, a satisfying activity that just might reveal the family’s next Van Gogh. Ceramic Lodge is open seven days a week.

Have a Monstrously Good Time at Monster Mini Golf

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Glow-in-the-dark fun that’s filled with friendly monsters and Texas-style scenery, Monster Mini-Golf is the zaniest way ever to hit the putting green. Test your skills against a neon backdrop of talking monsters as you work your way through each challenging hole. But that’s only the start of the fun! The attraction also includes a laser maze that requires your noggin and your inner ninja to escape.

Next up, grab every member of the family (ages 5 and up) for a game of Monster Laser Tag, or head over to the arcade, where vintage and new arcade games, along with games of chance, test your ticket-winning skills. Head for the bowling alley, (special shoes NOT required!), or try your luck at the Atomic Rush game, where you’ve got 60 seconds to respond to LED-lit stimuli.

Refuel and refresh at the onsite Stella’s Kitchen and Café, then head back for more monstrous fun!

There’s Fun for Every Child at the Play for All Park

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Safe, fun and a place where everyone can be themselves, Round Rock’s beloved Play For All Park is the perfect outdoor outing for all kids and their families. The gated park includes a variety of safe play areas designed to welcome everyone, including those with special needs. Its many enjoyable activities help kids develop their fine motor skills, social interaction, creativity, strengthening exercises and sense of discovery.

Distinct zones within the park invite young people to explore in ways they feel comfortable, from climbing a tree house, to biking on the “speedway” that loops the park, to taking a break in the quiet, retreat area and to exploring the playground for all. This park’s masterful design brings together children and those who love them in one magical community space.

Take Them Out to the Ballgame at Dell Diamond

Aerial view of Dell Diamond at night
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Watching America’s favorite pastime is a family rite of passage, and what better way to hear the crack of the bat than an outing at Dell Diamond, home to Red Rock’s own Texas Rangers Triple-A Minor League team, the Round Rock Express. Known for its fan experience and amazing seats, Dell Diamond gives spectators incredible views of the action.

Fans seated on the first row behind home plate are closer to home than the pitcher’s mound! Some seats feature wide cushions with tray tables and wait staff. The “Fun Zone,” located behind right field, keeps kids entertained with a “Sport Court” basketball court, a 26-foot-high simulated rock wall, a simulated pitching area, a bungee trampoline, and a bouncy house for kids 8 and under. A pool and spa area gives fans an amazing place to cool off. It’s baseball and so much more at the amazing Dell Diamond.

Nurture Your Inner DIY at Board and Brush

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Families team up and get in touch with their crafty side at Board & Brush Creative Studio where personalized rustic farmhouse signs are just a few brush strokes away. This DIY experience is a satisfying group activity, just right for both friends and family members. It’s a take-home arts project that kids and teens will truly enjoy.

Each participant has the opportunity to create their own painted and stained wood sign, and the final product looks so great, folks will think it came from a gift shop. Pick your own project from more than 400 examples, then let your instructor guide you to its completion.

Everything you need to be wildly creative is a few steps away, from paints and brushes, to boards, stains, and stencils. It’s a great way for families to bring home a tangible memory of their time together in Round Rock.

See How Quickly Your Family Can Get Out of a Jam at Escapology

The family that escapes together….is a family that knows how to have fun! At Escapology in Round Rock, you and yours can test your mettle at getting out of a themed, live escape room before time runs out.

Choose from seven intriguing challenges, including finding a killer before they find you on the “Budapest Express,” stopping outlaws in the “Arizona Shootout” and escaping a submarine before oxygen runs out in “Under Pressure.” Each player will contribute important skills and perspectives to help solve challenges that help the team advance. Lifelike sets make the experience all the more real and exciting. It’s a great way for families to lean on each other while having a wild time!

From sports and arts to great food and plenty of family attractions, there’s no shortage of adventures that will bring your family closer in Round Rock, Texas.