Things to Do with Kids around Temple, Texas
While it may be tempting to put on a movie for the kids when they’re bored, why not take them around Temple to do a fun activity. Whether the weather is good or bad, there is a wide array of fun indoor and outdoor activities for your kids to enjoy in the Temple area. We understand it can be overwhelming to select an activity so we are here to help!
With two self-storage locations in Temple, Amy’s Attic Self Storage knows some of the best local activities for both you and your kids to enjoy. From adventure parks and nature parks to performances and skating, Temple presents a variety of fun activities that will never leave your kids bored. So, let’s take a look at some of Amy’s Attic favorite indoor and outdoor things to do in our beautiful Temple community!
* It is important to check the hours and/or pricing of each activity prior to arrival.*
Outdoor Activities in Temple TX
Since Temple is known for its short cold months and long warm months, it would only be right to give our outdoor activities list first! With nearby lakes, pristine parks, and beautiful scenery, Temple outdoor activities are just outside of the city. Even within the city, there are fun ways to have fun while being outside. Allow your kids to have a positive experience outdoors and in nature by providing them with the opportunities to reconnect outside. You can even take your kids to places you grew up going to as a kid. Whether your kids enjoy reconnecting with nature, playing sports, or playing in the water, Temple has a wide variety of outdoor activities to keep them excited.
With a water park that is open in the summer months and a beautiful year-round green park to play in, Lions Park provides all the fun that you and the family need! The park is over 100 acres wide with 2 playgrounds, 4 softball fields, 12 picnic tables, 2 BBQ grills, 2 picnic pavilions, a pond, 2-mile bike and hike trail, and a disc golf course. Whether you have all day or only an hour, this park is great for getting in some outdoor fresh air with the family.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Pack a frisbee and play disc golf at the park’s course. You can print out the score sheet from the website linked below.
Downtown Street Art
Looking for a way to get some fresh air in the downtown area? Go for a walk in downtown Temple to take a look at the impressive display of street art. Some of the most popular murals are The Hub Alley Mural, ExtraCo Mural, and the Treno Mural. You can do an i-Spy game of objects in the murals or try to figure out how the mural highlights Temple culture. Regardless of the ages of your kids, they will love seeing how big and spectacular the displays are! Since you are in the downtown area, you can do this activity before or after getting a bite to eat.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Keep an eye out for the Temple Art Trains in the downtown area! There are four of these mini-painted trains to find.
Santa Fe Plaza Fountains
If your kids need a way to cool off on a hot day, stop by the Santa Fe Plaza Fountains to run through the splash pad! Located in the heart of downtown Temple, you and your family can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere created in this plaza. On a hot day, the splash pad will be filled with other kids to play with too. Parents can people-watch from one of the benches or even join in the fountain! Nearby you can visit the Railroad & Heritage Museum, Temple Visitor’s Center, and the Santa Fe Market Trail!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Make sure to check out their events calendar to see if any concerts or fairs are being held at the outdoor venue.
Temple’s Lake Park
Looking for an exciting day trip to take with the family that is not too far from home? Well, then Lake Belton is your destination! With over 60 picnic sites, fishing and boating amenities, a playground, and a swim beach, Temple’s Lake Park is the place it feels like summer all year-round. While there is limited use in the winter, once springtime comes, your kids will be begging to keep coming back! It is a popular park so do prepare to get there early to secure a spot.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Pack floaties and rafts to relax in the lake!
Miller Springs Nature Center
Want to escape the city and go for a hike with the family? Miller Springs Nature Center provides 260 acres of nature just outside of Temple. Whether your kids enjoy hiking, biking, wildlife observation, fishing, or picnicking, there are endless opportunities for outdoor fun at the nature center. If your kids enjoy bird watching or identifying plants, bring a book to help spot local finds! You can even let your kids be the “tour guide” of the hike to let them use their imaginations.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: If you have a kayak, launch it at Miller Springs Park to see some outstanding views!
Rainy days or extreme temperatures may cancel your outdoor plans, but fear not! There are plenty of energy-burning, indoor activities to keep your kids entertained in the Temple area. Whether your kids enjoy doing active activities or something more intellectual, we have found options anybody will love! Not only are these activities fun for your kids but the whole family. From roller skating and bowling to bookstores and the orchestra, your kids will be enjoying everything Temple has to offer. Whatever indoor activity you choose, you and your family are bound to have a memorable day together. So, let’s get to it!
Wheels Family Skating Center
What better place to enjoy some family-fun entertainment than at Temple’s original roller-skating rink! With popular music and games to skate along to, your family will be having fun for hours. Wheels Family Skating Center has provided their timeless fun environment for over 52 years! Roller-skating is something that the whole family can enjoy, regardless of skill level. If your kids, or yourself, are new to skating, consider signing up for a skating class to learn together! The skating center offers rental skates, skate mates, delicious food and snacks, and a timeless vibe for all ages.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: If you enjoy throwback 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s music, make sure to go to Throwback Tuesdays skate from 6 pm – 9 pm. Adults are half-priced!
Xtreme Jump Adventure Park
If you are looking for a place for your kids to burn some energy, consider Xtreme Jump Adventure Park the place to be! Your kids will never want to leave after seeing the exciting 14 activities the facility has to offer: go-karts, laser tag, climbing walls, virtual reality, ninja warrior course, tubes playground, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline meltdown, Xtreme trampoline dunk, open jump, battle beam, volcano climbing wall, Xtreme arcade, and the Xtreme cafe. Even as an adult, the adventure park is a great fit for those adults who want to be a kid for the day. There truly is something Xtreme for everyone!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: For $4 more, buy the Platinum pass to get access to all 14 activities plus 3 hours on the trampolines.
Just a short 20-minute drive outside of Temple is where you and the family can dust off your bowling skills. The Hallmark Lanes combines all the favorite pastime aesthetics of an old-school alley with an updated, modern look. From their 24 bowling lanes and their sport-streaming TV screens to their game room and lounge, Hallmark Lanes can guarantee fun for the whole family. They even can provide bowling equipment for those who may need more assistance. Whether you are an expert or not, the Hallmark Lanes can make sure you and your family have a memorable day!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: If you have served in the military, plan to go for Military Mondays which offers $1.50 games per person (with a valid Military ID card).
Spare Time Texas
Priding themselves on the big and bold ways of Texas, Spare Time Texas brings a modern and exciting way to bowl, dine, and unwind. With endless fun on the bowling lanes, 50+ arcade games, and a 2-story laser tag course, your kids will leave with priceless memories! And, the fun doesn’t just stop at the kids. In addition to all the fun activities, the adults can have a drink at the bar, dine at the restaurant, watch a sports game, or even join a league! Their bowling lanes have options for programmable mini-games like Horse or a specific pin set-up. Take a look at their events calendar to see what other fun Spare Time Texas has to offer!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Check out their website for the daily specials to make the most out of your activity! We recommend Sunday Funday which offers all-you-can-bowl + shoes for $10.
The Book Cellar
If your kids love to keep their noses in the book, then The Book Cellar will be their new safe-haven! This bookstore is a hidden gem in the downtown Temple area. The bookstore is quite literally a cellar that you enter from a staircase. With over 3,200 sq. ft. of books, The Book Cellar has something exciting for every type of reader. Whether your kids enjoy comic books, history books, sci-fi books, or romance novels, The Book Cellar has it all. The staff is extremely helpful in finding the right book for you and your kids!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: You can make a fun day out of it by each picking out a book to read at a cafe nearby!
Temple Symphony Orchestra
Do you have musically gifted kids or kids that appreciate the art of music? If so, plan to take them to the magnificent Temple Symphony Orchestra! For their 28th season, the orchestra is offering performances in person again. With professional musicians all around the Central Texas area, the TSO is committed to performing national and international classical music. In select performances, the TSO will perform pop and jazz concerts. This is a unique experience for your kids to not only appreciate the talented local musicians, but the way the music will come alive.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Book tickets for the TSO Season Finale on May 8th!
Bring the Activities to YOU | Bounce House Rentals
Sometimes, you may want to do something a little extra for your kids. It may be their birthday, graduation, or a family cookout, but you want to make it memorable for them. Whether you have a birthday party coming up or just want to surprise your kids, bounce house rentals are a great way for your kids to safely have fun from your yard! From water slides to classic bounce houses, your family will be in for a treat. Just like the list of indoor and outdoor activities in the area, Temple has a lot to offer when it comes to bringing the activities to YOU. With a variety of businesses that offer bounce house rentals, check out our top 3 in the Temple area. Let’s bring the fun to your front yard!
If you are planning a party or a get-together in Temple, you NEED to check out the Kiddo Kingdom! Kiddo Kingdom not only offers bounce houses but has a variety of inflatables, themed entertainers, amusements, trackless trains, tables & chairs, water slides, and more. Their wide variety of party rental services makes them one of the most versatile in the Temple area! No matter the age, there will definitely be something fun for your kids at Kiddo Kingdom.
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Since every kid loves popcorn and cotton candy, try booking their concession services for your next party!
Temple Bounce House Rentals
At Temple Bounce House Rentals, their primary goal is to leave your children with the biggest smiles on their faces! They focus on this goal by providing a safe, clean, and fun environment in all of their bounce houses. As for the parents, Temple Bounce House Rentals aim to work within their budget to create a fun atmosphere for their kids. From bounce houses and water slides to a combo bounce house, the company knows how to accommodate every type of party. No need to compromise safety for fun when you can do both with Temple Bounce House Rentals!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Can’t decide between wanting a bounce house or a water slide? We recommend opting for the combo bounce house which offers a little of everything!
The Jumping Company
Planning a themed party? Then you will have to check out The Jumping Company’s variety of themed bounce houses! With bounce houses, dry slides, and combo units, they are prepared to make your party an absolute hit. The Jumping Company guarantees top-quality services and customer satisfaction. They work with you to make sure your kids are having the best possible time while ensuring their safety. Get ready to want to join your kids for a jump in the bounce house!
Amy’s Attic expert tip: Do you have kids and adults coming to your party? Consider booking the Tropical Slip-N-Slide to do exciting relay races against each other!
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Amy’s Attic Self Storage in Temple Texas
For over 17 years, Amy’s Attic Self Storage has proudly served Central Texas. Our newest storage facility is located in Temple at the intersection of Lowes Drive and Marlandwood Road. This brand new location contains over 1,000 storage units in a variety of sizes. Use this link to rent a unit online to save time. We look forward to serving you.