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My two and four year olds love the Thinkery! Favorite areas are the water stations, climbing outside and paint station! Don't forget to bring food as they only have vending machines w snacks! There is a great park across the street as well. The 'gift store' has some unique, educational toys/games...
Best park in Round Rock!
Our favorite park in Round Rock. I love that it's fenced in completely. I feel safe to allow my son to play and explore the large park. There is a lot to do there including a music area, sand area, playscape and a town to ride bikes and play pretend! Although, I wish they had a bigger section of...
Great fun for kids of all ages!
We love the children's museum! There is a variety of things to do for all ages. We love the baby/toddler area for the baby and my preschooler loves the market and water areas! You can easily spend all day here!
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I'm looking for sports activities for preschooler in Cedar Park that focus on play rather than on teaching skills.

My daughter was in a volleyball program when she was 3 and all they did was teaching them the basic volleyball skills, i.e. bump, set, and spike. Way too early for a 3-year...
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A recommendation for everybody who needs passport photos:
We had to renew our daughter's passport. We got her passport photos taken at Walgreens. At the post office we were told that the US State Department may reject her picture since the background is rather pink than white, so we had her...
I'm interested to hear when other parents felt their child was old enough to attend their first music concert (with them)? I'm always sort of surprised when I attend a concert in Austin and see younger children with their parents. So what do you feel is a good age and what was your child's first...
Don’t miss out on Austin’s oh-so-many events for the whole family and see what your fellow Austinites think about them. Check out our events calendar.
Events Calendar
MommyCon is a nationwide parenting conference series with the goal of educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. MommyCon travels to roughly ten events per year, creating and nurturing a community of like-minded parents and parents-to-be. And luckily, Austin's on their list! Read on for details about the event and enter to win a pair of passes for you and a friend.
Lago Fest is free family friendly event to celebrate the small town of Lago Vista in the beautiful Hill Country. In conjunction with the beautiful boats of the Austin Yacht Club's Turnback Regatta, Lago Fest features creative talents in unique, music and visual arts. Come and enjoy the beats from award-winning musicians, arts by dynamic Central Texas artists, and delicious eats by some of the best Austin area food trucks.Bring your picnic blankets, appetites, keen eye for great art, and well-worn dancing shoes. Cool off in the waves of Lake Travis right on the festival grounds! Spend your "staycation" in Lago Vista this Memorial Day Weekend. Get the details here.
There are many reasons to go to the movie theater this summer:    Bring a smile to your kid's face    Carry the glorious title "Best Mom/Dad/Grandma/Grandpa/Aunt/Uncle/... ever!" (at least for a day)    Stay cool    Eat popcorn    Eat more popcorn    Take a napAnd here are 40 more:

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