Top Kid-Friendly Activities Near Marble Falls, TX
Our family of 4 just got back from a fantastic week of Spring season RV camping in Marble Falls, TX. In the heart of the Texas hill country, Marble Falls is centrally located near numerous state parks, rivers & entertainment venues with tons of outdoor activities. From exploring gorgeous grottos, water features & rivers, to wineries, caverns, hiking, tubing & fishing, this area is an outdoor lovers dream!
We visited Marble Falls in late April & RV camped at the beautiful Sunset Point RV Resort.
While planning our trip, I noticed there were very few articles on what to do with kids, especially young kids. Our kids are currently ages 4 & 18 months. We love taking them along for our RV adventures but not all outdoor adventures can or should be recommended for toddlers & young children. So here’s our list of recommended top kid-friendly activities near Marble Falls, TX:
1. Visit Pedernales Falls State Park
Visiting Pedernales Falls was our favorite kid-friendly activities near Marble Falls. It was unlike any Texas experience we’ve ever had. The main falls area of the park features gorgeous turquoise pools, trickling streams through rock formations, and caves in rock walls. It really is just something you have to see!
The walk from the parking lot to the falls overlook area is only about 1/4 of a mile and is a super easy flat hike for toddlers. I don’t recommend bringing a stroller because there’s not really anywhere to securely leave it at the top of the hill. You will then need to scale the steps down to the falls but it’s nothing a well trained toddler parent can’t accomplish.
Once down below, your kids can explore the area with a little help and older kids can climb the boulders to get a better glimpse of the beautiful surroundings. While visiting, our 18 month old found fun shells and stones while our 4 year old climbed rocks and looked inside caves with my husband. Unfortunately you are not allowed to swim in the falls area due to the potential for flash flooding and rapid water rising but it is definitely worth a visit for the exploration and views!
Getting There: From Marble Falls, the drive to Pedernales State Park is about 40 mins so plan ahead and pack snacks, drinks and lunch for a picnic at the falls.
2. Visit LBJ State Park and Historic Site
LBJ State Park and Historic Site was an unexpected kid-friendly activity for our family. After cancelling our Yellowstone trip this season, we were so excited to happen upon bison on our own little home state trip. The state park features the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm with bison, cattle, turkeys, chickens, sheep, etc. Your kiddos can also walk through an old farmhouse and learn about life in the late 1800’s.
Across the street from the state park, you can meander through LBJ Ranch. Stop at the Johnson’s old Texas home which features his 1963-era air force one airplane. Our 4 year old completed the Jr. Ranger activity on site and earned his Jr. Ranger Badge.
Getting There: From Marble Falls, the drive to LBJ State Park is about 40 mins so plan ahead and pack snacks, drinks and possibly lunch. There are plenty of picnic areas and nature trails should you want to eat at the state park. Alternatively, there a tons of wineries along the way and the lovely town of Fredericksburg is also about 15 minutes from the park and is a great place to stop for lunch and shopping.
3. Go Swimming or Fishing on Lake LBJ
While staying on Lake LBJ at Sunset Point RV Resort, we had the opportunity to go swimming and fishing on the shores of Lake LBJ. The water was surprisingly super clear for a Texas lake. If you’re not staying lakefront, you can also swim or fish at one of public parks like Lakeside Park. During Summer months, the park’s public swimming pool also opens.
Want to go boating? You have your choice of options to rent your own boat or kayak.
4. Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farm
Have your littles ever picked fresh fruit right off of the vine or explored fields of sunflowers? Well at Sweet Berry Farm, they can pick their fill of strawberries in the Spring, cut sunflowers in the Summer and harvest pumpkins in the Fall. Our oldest picked his very own basket of strawberries and also enjoyed meeting their friendly goats. We also shared a game of strawberry canon shooting. It was all good fun.
5. Explore Longhorn Cavern State Park
Longhorn Cavern State Park is nestled right outside of Marble Falls. This state park features an underground cavern that can only be explored through a paid guided tour. As the state park website describes it: “You will follow a developed path along an ancient underground riverbed. Visit room after room of amazing geologic wonders. Hear the Texas-sized stories of the people who were shaped by—and helped shape—this national natural landmark.” Kids of all ages are welcome and kids under 4 are free! Strollers and baby carriers are allowed on the tour. Tours are 90 mins long so be sure to bring snacks and drinks. Kids can also go gemstone mining as part of the experience!
6. Spend a Sunny Day in Fredericksburg, TX
Wineries may not sound like your idea of fun with kids but there is plenty more to do in Fredericksburg than just wineries, although some of the wineries do cater to bringing kids along! For a list of kid friendly wineries, I recommend this article.
Downtown Fredericksburg has plenty of cute shops, restaurants, coffee and ice cream shops. It is also home to Enchanted Rock. Our family did not personally take this climb up Enchanted Rock because Sunset Point had their own big rock on site to climb and my children got to practice their mountain goat skills daily. But I’ve heard the views are great!
7. Get a Day Pass to Kalahari Resorts Waterpark
On our last rainy day in Marble Falls, we decided to drive the 1 hour drive to Round Rock, TX and experience the best indoor waterpark in the US, Kalahari Resorts Indoor Waterpark. The African safari themed indoor waterpark has 2 large toddler areas with multiple slides, baby water swings, sensory water play activities, and even a toddler lazy river! Our kids had sooo much fun sliding and swimming. They also have slides for every other age group, an adult lazy river, a wave pool and much more. The best part was that kids 2 years of age and younger are free so our 18 month old was free!
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There you have it! Our list of top kid-friendly activities near Marble Falls, TX! Feel free to share or comment with any questions you have! We hope you enjoy the Texas Hill Country trip with your kids along for the adventure! You can also check out our other recent travels and kid-friendly recommendations!