Now that the older kids are back to school, it’s time to start coming up with activities to get out of the house (and reclaim your sanity!) with your infant or toddler.

As you’ve undoubtedly found already, going out and about with a baby in tow can be anything but relaxing! However, if you choose your destinations wisely, you’ll find many places around town that welcome parents and their small children.

You can explore the great outdoors, get a cuppa something refreshing, and introduce your little one to fun, age-appropriate activities and other children and parents, too.

Aim for fitness…

  • Stroller Strides
    Austin has locations all over –from Sunset Valley to Pflugerville.
    Baby, crawlers and toddler and mama yoga classes
    Locations north Austin, Westlake, & Westgate
  • Little Yoga House
    Have classes for 5 weeks+ that includes part singing and moving playfully with your little yogis
  • Emler Swim School
    Free Bathtime Babies course from age 2 months to 6 months gives you plenty of opportunities to swim along with other newborn parents.

Outdoor fun…


  • Book People
    Family-friendly weekly storytime for all ages
  • Public Libraries
    Library locations
    Storytimes happening daily all around Austin!

Music time…


  • KK’s Art Garage
    Amazing, messy and sensory art classes for toddlers
  • Imagine That Art Space
    Classes for infants and toddlers + mommy
  • Gymboree
    Every location offers a fun free gym and also ART classes for babies and toddlers

All-Around Good:

  • Toybrary Austin
    The Toybrary offers parent and child activities, including story time and a music group
  • Sister Circle Support Group
    Join the Black Mamas Community Collective for new mothers who want to share their experiences and support one another through building community in the early days of parenting!
    Meetings are free and childcare will be provided at no charge to our mothers.
    Where: African American Youth Harvest Foundation 6633 E. Hwy 290 Austin, TX 78723
    When: Sunday, September 30th; Sunday, October 28th; Sunday, November 18th
    Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Send an email to for more information.


Know of other great places to bring your little ones in the Austin area? Let me know on Facebook!