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14 Adventurous Spring Break Activities in San Antonio for the Whole Family

Spring break is here and families are checking how to keep the kids busy.

We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the most fun places in the San Antonio area to let off steam. Whether you love exotic animals, nature and the outdoors, or just looking to release some pent up energy, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a handy guide to kickstarting your fun adventures in the sun.

In order to accommodate changing dining spaces amid COVID-19, Backyard on Broadway has remodeled its outdoor space.

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Backyard on Broadway

Grab the family and head to Backyard on Broadway for great food, drinks and games. Play cornhole, order a pizza and relax under shaded areas and picnic tables. With an on-site playground, Backyard on Broadway is kid-friendly until 9 p.m. Nightlife includes live music on an outdoor stage Friday through Sunday.

Find them on: 2411 Broadway

Indoor Skydiving There's nothing like flying without the need for a plane or a parachute.

Indoor Skydiving There’s nothing like flying without the need for a plane or a parachute.

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Indoor skydiving at iFly

There’s nothing like flying without the need for an airplane or a parachute. Kids 3 and up can take a spin in the iFly wind tunnel, accompanied by an instructor to guide them on their indoor skydiving adventure. $69.95 and up.

Find them on: 15915W I-10

Clay Casa lets you explore the possibilities of art.

Clay Casa lets you explore the possibilities of art.

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clay house

Be creative at Clay Casa. No reservations are necessary and you can enter at any time during opening hours. Choose a piece of pottery with over 250 options to choose from. Design and paint your masterpiece and collect it a few days later to take it home. Clay Casa is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Find them on: 502 Embassy Oaks, Suite 107

Nicole Jensin, co-founder of Hopscotch Art Gallery at 711 Navarro St., Suite 100, stands inside

Nicole Jensin, co-founder of Hopscotch Art Gallery at 711 Navarro St., Suite 100, stands inside ‘Rainbow Cave’, built from 40,000 salvaged plastic bags and fishing nets by the artist Brooklyn-based Basia Goszczynska on Thursday, Sept. 16. 2021.

Marvin Pfeiffer, San Antonio Express-News/Staff Photographer

Hopscotch Art Gallery

This Instagram-worthy art gallery is fun for all ages. The immersive Hopscotch experience brings some of San Antonio’s most unique facilities to life. The 20,000 square foot gallery houses 14 distinctive interactive installations. Adult tickets are $24 and tickets for children ages 4-15 are $15. Hopscotch is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. They are open Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Find them on: 711 Navarro Street, Suite 100

All the water sports without a trip to the coast at Landa Park.

All the water sports without a trip to the coast at Landa Park.

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Landa Park

Escape the Texas sun under the tall oak trees of this special New Braunfels park. You can ride a train around the grounds or rent a pedal boat. There is also a nature trail, two playgrounds, a fishing pier and a wading pool which are free at Landa Park.

Find it on: 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels

Spring poppy season is especially colorful at the popular Wildseed Farms east of Fredericksburg on Highway 290.
Spring poppy season is especially colorful at the popular Wildseed Farms east of Fredericksburg on Highway 290.Terry Scott Bertling / San Antonio Express-News

Wild Seed Farms

Explore a beautiful walk through a wildflower farm in the Hill Country. There are walking paths and gardens. You can also enjoy a glass of wine, a cold beer or other refreshments on site. There is also a live plant nursery and gift shop. Wildseed Farms is open Sunday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find it on: 100 Legacy Drive, Fredericksburg

Water can be seen splashing against a limestone formation inside Natural Bridge Caverns on Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Water can be seen splashing against a limestone formation inside Natural Bridge Caverns on Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Embark on an African safari, Texas style. There are more than 500 animal species from all over the world. The Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch safari covers about six miles and takes visitors up to two hours, according to the website. The ranch is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 12-20 to accommodate more visitors.

Find it on: 26515 Natural Bridge Cave Road

Johnson City's Exotic Resort Zoo lets you take a walk on the wild side.

Johnson City’s Exotic Resort Zoo lets you take a walk on the wild side.

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The zoo at the Exotic Resort

Experience a driving safari at The Exotic Resort zoo with over 50 species of animals. The zoo sells bags of food to feed the animals. You can also take a guided tour via a tractor. You can even book a night in one of the safari cabins. There is also a petting zoo. Tours run all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. They are not on a set schedule so you have to worry about a reservation. Adult tickets are $17.95. Tickets for children 12 and under are $14.95.

Find it on: 235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City

The Doseum allows for hands-on learning and experimentation.

The Doseum allows for hands-on learning and experimentation.

DoSeum

The DoSeum

This 68,000 square foot facility provides an interactive space for children to explore and learn through interactive exhibits related to STEM, arts and literacy. There’s something for everyone at the Doseum. General admission is $14 and free for children under 1. The Doseum has extended hours for Spring Break. You can visit Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Members arrive early on Sundays so you can enjoy a more relaxed experience from 11 a.m. to noon.

Find it on: 2800 Broadway

All Legos, no cleanup.

All Legos, no cleanup.

Courtesy of Legoland Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery San Antonio

The ultimate indoor Lego playground inside the Rivercenter stores. Designed for young children, Legoland Discovery Center features 10 Lego-themed play areas, including a 4D cinematic experience that inundates visitors with wind, rain and snow effects. Extended school hours are March 4-19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and March 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Single-day tickets start at $21.99.

Find it on: 849 E-Commerce Street, Suite 910

Smash San Antonio lets you vent all that pent up stress!

Smash San Antonio lets you vent all that pent up stress!

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San Antonio SMASH

Need to relieve pent up energy? San Antonio SMASH is the perfect location. It acts as a rage room where you can throw, smash, smash and smash anything inside the protected room. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Packages start at $47, but there are special Spring Break discounts.

Find it on: 11549 Old Perrin Beitel Road

Electric karts at the new Andretti Indoor Karting & Games in San Antonio can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

Electric karts at the new Andretti Indoor Karting & Games in San Antonio can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

Indoor karting and Andretti games

Indoor karting and Andretti games

The 100,000 square foot facility houses arcade games and multiple bowling alleys, as well as a laser tag, a Hologate virtual reality attraction and an interactive XD Dark Ride, as well as an elevated ropes course with a Zipline. Chez Andretti also has a full-service bar and restaurant, as well as a covered park of food trucks. Andretti’s spring break hours are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to midnight, Friday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Find it on: 5527 N Loop 1604 W

David Sarran plays on a set while Elliot Poduska shows his son Bennett how to play while patrons play pinball machines at What's Brewing?  Coffee.
David Sarran plays on a set while Elliot Poduska shows his son Bennett how to play while patrons play pinball machines at What’s Brewing? Coffee.Tom Reel /San Antonio Express-News

What’s coming up

Coffee machines and pinball machines – what more could you ask for during spring break? Try your hand at some of the classics with over 20 games to choose from in What’s Brewing. Titles range from a 1978 Globetrotters pinball game to superhero movies like dead Pool and avengers. They are open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

Find it on: 138W Rhapsody Workout

Chicken N Pickle's sprawling location is here for all your pickleball needs.

Chicken N Pickle’s sprawling location is here for all your pickleball needs.

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Chicken and pickle


The Missouri-based restaurant has been all the rage since opening its first restaurant in San Antonio in May. Chicken N Pickle has four bars, garden games and 11 pickleball courts. There is also a full menu with chicken as the star. You’ll also find burgers and other barbecue and bar favorites.

Find it on: 5215 UTSA Blvd.