Old Fashioned Fun in San AntonioPosted by Sarah W on July 07, 2012
We live in a fast-paced, technological age, with endless computer and video games to keep kids occupied during the summer. But, sometimes it’s fun to imagine slowing down and returning to a simpler time. With soda shops and roller rinks… and no cell phones (dare we imagine?). Well, there are still plenty of ways to have some good, old fashioned fun in San Antonio.
Head to the Roller Rink
Every time I go to the roller skating rink I’m always inspired by the kids that seem to just have a natural talent for it. And even if you haven’t skated in years, it can be a lot of fun to get back out there and share in some classic fun with your children (just watch out for those speed skaters).
Here’s where you can test your skating skills:
The Rollercade – Every Sunday is Family Day, one parent gets in free with each child admission.
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 826- 6361
8910 Fourwinds Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78239
6807 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 684- 8900
Ride a Carousel
Because what is childhood without riding a pretend animal around and around in circles? Just hold off on the snacks beforehand, especially if you plan on riding one of the animals that also goes up and down!
3015 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233
Go for Sno-Cones
Cool down from a day in the park (or just any day) with delicious and refreshing shaved ice. We’ve got some great spots for it here in San Antonio.
1044 Hot Wells Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78223
Las Nieves (multiple locations!)
1118 Hildebrand Ave 4310 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201 San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 785-0601 (210) 735-9884
3408 Pleasanton Rd
San Antonio, TX 78221
Turn on the sprinklers
Or the hose, or get out the slip and slide. Playing in the water is fun in the summer heat, and you get the added benefit of hand-watering your yard at the same time. Through in some old-fashioned bubbles. Who doesn’t love bubbles?
Family Game Night
Break out the board games you’ve been stowing away for a night of family fun. If you’re running low on games, pick up a deck of cards and teach your kids how to play hearts, crazy eights or war. Don’t remember how? Fire up that computer for just a few minutes and Google it. Or ditch the game, grab some furniture and blankets and build a blanket fort. Really – you’re going to want the camera for that one.
We’re reaching the middle of summer, but there is still a lot of fun to be had with the whole family. Enjoy taking a trip down memory lane. What did you love to do during summers when you were little? You still have time to introduce it to your own children.