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70+ Vacation Bible Schools: mapped for easy search

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this comprehensive list of more than 70 VBS […]

100+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer (2018)

Having fun with your kids in the Alamo City this summer doesn’t have to break the bank. San Antonio Mom Blogs created a  list of more than 100 family-friendly events and activities you can enjoy for FREE in San Antonio this summer. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities may make […]

Free summer movies in San Antonio (2018)

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Free Swimming Lessons in San Antonio

Two things happened to lead me to write this post: 1. A Twitter follower asked, “Do you know where my son can get free swimming lessons?” 2. A friend, Tori, who blogs at The STORIbook, posted this frightening story on Facebook last year: “[My preschooler] fell in the pool today after swim lessons. I’ve never […]

Synchronized swimming summer camps in San Antonio!

In 2015, my daughter joined the Cygnets of San Antonio, a synchronized swimming team which started more than 50 years ago. Since then she’s gained strong swimming and synchro skills. She’s gained self confidence in her body and her athletic ability. And, she’s made some amazing friends. If you’re curious about synchronized swimming and what […]

#Maynicures & One in Five Minds: breaking the stigma of childhood mental illness

This post about #Maynicures is sponsored by One in Five Minds. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine a pinwheel. Now, envision a child gently blowing on that pinwheel and watching it spin as a smile slowly spreads across her face and she delights in this simple […]

Perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio

Thanks to all of our readers who contributed ideas and photos to this post! Updated March 2018 Now that the glorious spring weather has arrived, one of the questions we get asked often is, “Where do we go for perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio?” We compiled a short list of our favorites […]

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio

Updated February 24, 2018 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wait. You thought that was Christmas? No! Here in South Texas, Spring Break in San Antonio is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Rarely cold and almost never too hot, Spring Break weather in San Antonio is usually gorgeous, begging us […]

Free (& almost-free) Rodeo Fun

Updated on February 7, 2018 The start to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the most anticipated days of the year here in the Alamo City! Read our Best Kid-Friendly Guide to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. This year the Rodeo opens on February 8 and San Antonio Mom […]

New Year’s Eve fun in San Antonio for kids and families

When it comes to fun, family-friendly ways to ring in the New Year, the Alamo City never disappoints. Which of the fiestas below will you and your family attend on New Year’s Eve to welcome 2018, the year San Antonio TURNS 300 YEARS OLD? Here’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of New Year’s Eve fun in San […]

Where kids eat free on Halloween in San Antonio

Updated as of October 25, 2017 As the spooky night of Halloween draws near it may occur to you: the scariest thing might be how much you’ve spent making or buying costumes. Never fear! San Antonio Mom Blogs is here to help you save some money. Here’s where kids eat free on Halloween in San Antonio. […]

7 Tips for Getting a Great Halloween Costume at the Goodwill

This Halloween post is written by San Antonio blogger Haeley Giambalvo with Design Improvised and sponsored by Goodwill San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Introducing our family rock band – this year’s Halloween costumes thanks to a trip to our local Goodwill store! Finding the perfect Halloween […]

Five reasons to take your kids to Zoo Boo!

As a Zoo Troop blogger, I receive free admission to the San Antonio Zoo and other perks and experiences throughout the year, including attending a recent preview of Zoo Boo. However, all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands, nonprofits, and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! The San Antonio Zoo Boo is back and […]

Costumes, Community, and Candy: Bringing Halloween Back to the Simplest of Childhood Pleasures

This Halloween post is written and sponsored by Goodwill San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Halloween has changed from a one-day event to a full-on season. “October… It’s already October! I haven’t even thought about the perfect Halloween costume yet!” “How can I get my kid […]

Our map to San Antonio pumpkin patches

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this list of 2017 Pumpkin Patches in San Antonio. We’ve made […]

Where Kids Eat Free in San Antonio

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities may make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them first before visiting to be sure that their offerings and activities are still available. Where Kids Eat Free in San Antonio – Everyday: Acadiana Cafe – for kids 6 and under with the […]

Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families (2017)

This year, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families (2017) is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, Goodwill San Antonio, your one-stop-shop for Halloween with costumes under $10! Find a Goodwill location near you: Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families take place all […]

Free festivals in San Antonio this fall (2017)

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Fall temperatures are just around the corner (Aren’t they? Please say they are!), so it’s the perfect time to enjoy free festivals in San Antonio in the beautiful […]

Free movies in San Antonio this fall (2017)

What better escape from back-to-school and the hustle and bustle of daily life than to see free movies in San Antonio this fall? There are plenty of free (and almost-free!) movies to keep you and your kids entertained. And, many of them are outdoors so you can enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Here’s our huge […]

Free art classes for kids at Southwest School of Art: Saturday Morning Discovery

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. I’ve written about the wonderful experiences my kids and I have had attending free, month-long Saturday Morning Discovery art experiences at the Southwest School of Art. These […]

Taking a high-tech Texas summer road trip in the 2018 Chevy Equinox

One of my favorite things about summer is the ability to spend time reconnecting with my sister and her kids. Although we live in the same town, our busy work schedules and kid commitments during the year make it tough to get quality time together. For the last few years, we’ve made a point to […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Election Night and Beyond

As a result of recent election results, this will be my final blog entry. I will be focusing on my more important job of being Morgan’s mom, instead of mayoring. This change in status gave me the opportunity to share some important lessons with Morgan. As the election returns came in and we all realized […]

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

  Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Updated: February 2018 San Antonio is home to world-class museums. The only thing better than a visit to one of them, is a FREE visit. […]

Free summer reading programs

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San Antonio area splash pads, pools, and waterparks: where to get wet!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. A special thank you to the following photographers who graciously allowed us to use their splash pad photos for this post! top: Schertz Family Fun, bottom left: Hemisfair, […]