Family-Friendly Activities Near San Marcos River Resort

Looking for places to take the kids for a day away from the campground? From adrenaline-pumping zipline tours to educational and entertaining museum activities, there are a wide variety of opportunities for family bonding near Fentress, Texas.


ZDTs is a family-owned and operated attraction offering indoor and outdoor attractions for families. Activities at ZDTs include thrill rides such as Switchback (a wooden shuttle coaster) and water rides like Mad Raft; children also enjoy Go-Karts, Silo Climb, and Jungle Playland activities.

Other attractions at the park include an anti-gravity house, a zipline, and the Observation Tower. There is also a large arcade as well as numerous food options available at this facility.

Wristbands provide access to all indoor and outdoor rides, attractions, video games, and video game simulators throughout an operating day. They may be purchased either online or in person and even come as season passes or monthly membership packages!



New Braunfels’ Schlitterbahn offers something exciting and relaxing, perfect for families of all ages. Book tickets online to take advantage of group discounts; 15 or more members qualify automatically.

Kids can unleash their wild side with totally enclosed tube chutes or take a dip in the waves at the Torrent River. The original part of the park uses spring-fed water from the Comal River while being shaded by century-old cypress trees.

The Blastenhoff, Tubenbach, and Surfenburg sections use traditional chlorinated water. Both feature swim-up bars, multiple dining options and signature attractions like the Master Blaster uphill water coaster.



Landa Park offers something fun for all members of your family to do together, with spring-fed pools, charming Landa Lake, and an enormous 300-year-old Founders Oak – as well as a miniature train to tour around its 51 acres of parkland!

Kids will have fun on the playground equipment and splashing in the cool water of the swimming pool, plus challenging their friends and family to a game of mini-golf!



Explore an expansive world of arts and creativity, science and technology, culture, health, and history, where children are exposed to these topics through play. Their natural curiosity is stimulated.

Other attractions include meeting fish at the aquarium, creating artwork in Wonder Shop and exploring themed areas such as Hill Country Campgrounds, Grocery Store, Outside the Lines Art Studio and Tot Spot.

The Science Works exhibit (formerly Science Spectrum) allows children to create towers, float boats and play in a construction zone – plus offers birthday parties and other events! The facility also hosts birthday celebrations.



From exotic animals to educational shows and one of the nation’s largest snake collections, this aquarium and zoo will provide hours of enjoyment for your entire group.

Family-friendly attractions at this zoo include a snake show, educational programs and interactive shows. In addition, behind-the-scenes tours are also available and there’s even a gift shop with wildlife merchandise!



Wimberley Zip Line Crossings offer one of the most thrilling weekend activities around! Get your thrills while discovering Texas Hill Country from an altogether new angle as you glide along ten zip line crossings ranging from 150-900 feet long, which will let you fly through canyons and creeks like an eagle!

With zip lining, no experience is necessary to enjoy an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride! Highly trained guides will get you set up with equipment and guide you through flight school to demonstrate its use and ensure it becomes an experience you won’t soon forget!

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