Guide: These 21 South Austin businesses offer indoor activities for kids and adults

Epic Fun is located in South Austin.

Epic Fun is located in South Austin.

Summer heat keeping you inside? Enjoy indoor activities at these local businesses without breaking a sweat. This list is not comprehensive.

Arts and craft studios
Glaze pottery, paint a wooden sign or create a variety of art projects at a local studio.

1. The Art Garage
11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 202, Austin. 512-852-9900.

2. Austin Craft Lounge
12919 Nutty Brown Road, Austin. 512-961-6101.

3. Board & Brush
333 Hwy. 290, Ste. 401,
Dripping Springs. 512-643-3800.

4. Café Monet
4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

5. Painting with a Twist
A. 9600 I-35, Ste. 600, Austin. 512-710-7928.

B. 6705 Hwy. 290, Ste. 501, Austin. 512-892-7928.


Host a birthday party, sign up for a summer league or rent a lane for an hourly rate.

6.  Westgate Lanes
2701 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin. 512-441-2695.

Adventure centers
and arcades

Climb a rock wall, drive bumper cars, compete in a game of laser tag or play arcade-style games.

7. Blazer Tag Adventure Center
1701 W. Ben White Blvd., Austin. 512-462-0202.

8. Chuck E. Cheese’s
9811 S. I-35, Austin.

9. Epic Fun
7101 W. Hwy. 71, Austin.

10. Pinballz Kingdom
15201 S. I-35, Buda.

Indoor playscapes
Younger children can participate in activities centered on physical movement and social engagement.

11. Almost Grown Play Cafe
18901 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs. 512-761-4622.

12. Gymboree Play & Music
4220 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 150, Austin. 512-444-9626.

13. My Gym
5307 W. Hwy. 290, Austin.

Movie houses

Watch a summer blockbuster with food and beverage service throughout the film.

14. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-861-7060.

15. Moviehouse & Eatery
7415 Southwest Parkway, Bldg. 7, Austin. 512-572-0770.

16. Sky Cinemas
13201 Hwy. 290, Austin.

Trampoline parks
and inflatables

Bounce, play dodgeball, participate in fitness classes and more at an indoor jumping space.

17. Altitude Trampoline Park
6800 West Gate Blvd., Austin. 512-814-0090.

18. Hoppin’ House
4040 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

19. iPlay Austin
8816 Cullen Lane, Austin.

20. Jump Wild
295 Frog Pond Lane, Dripping Springs. 512-858-2500.

21. Loco-Motion Inflatable Play
9811 Vikki Terrace, Austin.


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