• 9 Fun Things to Do with Your Children in Georgetown

    With so many new families moving into the area, we thought it would be helpful to provide some ideas on family friendly activities. Whether you are interested in Montessori or just looking for something to do with your child, we think you will find some great ideas on the list below!

    1. Red Poppy Festival
      Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate our beloved festival: April 22-24, 2022
      Three days of family festival fun. Friday evening kicks off the annual festival with delicious food from vendors, live music and more. Stroll the square with your family and enjoy a nice evening of music and food. Saturday, the Poppy Festival really blossoms with the Poppy Parade and Car Show. The children can make crafts in the Fun Zone. Then lace up for the 5k walk. Sunday, spend time with the family wandering through the artisan market and enjoy more local food.
    2. Hike San Gabriel Park Loop
      Hiking with your child easy 1-2 mile walks. A trip through nature with your young child will open your eyes to hidden treasures. Take time to stop along the way to see what your child discovers. San Gabriel Park Loop is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Georgetown, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
    3. Hike Discovery Trail
      Discovery Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.
    4. Hike Garey Park Meadow Trail Loop
      Garey Park Meadow Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Georgetown, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
    5. Inner Space Cavern
      Have family in from out of town, not sure what to do? Visit the Inner Space Cavern. Even your young child will enjoy this unique wonder, right here in Georgetown, Texas. Hidden for over 10,000 years, Inner Space Cavern is one of the best-preserved caves in Texas. It was discovered by a Texas Highway Department core drilling team in the spring of 1963 and was opened to the public in the summer of 1966. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen this beautiful cave.
      Gemstone Panning: Come pan for treasures in our outdoor sluice (mining trough)! Purchase a bag of paydirt and find about 3 ounces of semi-precious gemstones and fossils, which are yours to keep. You will also receive an information card to help identify the treasures found. This is a great family activity. Use what you find to start a mineral collection or use them to make crafts. Now we also have buckets of dirt with larger quantities of goodies.  Choose from 16 oz. of assorted rough gemstones (emerald, garnet, amethyst, and more), or a 16 oz. fossil bucket.
      Adventure Tour: The Adventure Tour is our classic tour of the cavern. Your guide will lead you on a paved and lit trail to see our largest and most decorated rooms and formations. You will learn all about the history and discovery of our cavern during this 1 hour to 1 hour and 15-minute tour. The Adventure Tour departs every 20 to 30 minutes on a first come first served basis, no reservation required. Please check our daily calendar for availability, as we often have school groups scheduled. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the one-mile walk. Strollers, wheelchairs (or anything with wheels), tripods, food or drink may not be taken in the cave.
    6. Swim at Blue Hole Park
      Fun for the whole family, pack a picnic lunch, the floaties and lots of sunscreen. Park amenities include trails, picnic spots, restrooms, fishing, and swimming. Blue Hole Park is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. It is located five blocks north of the downtown Square along N. Austin Avenue. The park features picnic areas, restrooms, and wading areas. There is no entry fee to access Blue Hole Park. Equipment rentals are not offered. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. Second Street and Rock Street behind El Monumento restaurant. Free public parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Rock Street in the parking lot or the parking garage.
    7. Downtown Splash Pad
      Enjoy time with your toddler. Beat the heat with this fun and safe Splash Play. Your child will love the water jets erupting from the ground. This is free to the public. Located next to the Art Center, the Downtown Splash Pad is a beautiful brick courtyard.
    8. South Fork Food Truck Park
      Join your new friends from Cantera Montessori after a long day at work/school – enjoy delicious food and a nice glass of wine while the children play. Don’t forget, the Farmers Market every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. South Fork is a fun family atmosphere with food trucks and a permanent bar serving beer and wine. Pet and kid friendly with a jungle gym playset and closed-in gates, shaded areas during the summer and enclosed areas during the winter.
    9. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
      This Farm is a gem. There is so much to do, for all ages. Between the pony rides, strawberry picking, pig races and fun farm activities, there is fun for the whole family. Located right across the street from Cantera Montessori, you are bound to see friends from school having fun together. Sweet Eats Farm in Georgetown has a multitude of activities available for all ages; from Pony Rides and Pig Races to our Hay Maze and giant Petting Zoo there is plenty to keep ages 1-100 entertained for hours. Come, pick fruit, and only pay for what you pick, or stay for all the fun farm activities and enjoy unlimited access for one low price!