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Play Dates Abound! Kid-Friendly Spots at the Domain

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With Austin being such an outdoorsy place, there is no shortage of playgrounds and patio spaces in the city for kids to get their wiggles out. If you live in North Austin or Round Rock, you might find yourself frequenting The Domain center. There’s tons of shopping, bars, and restaurants. Most places welcome the whole family with fun and games. We’ve compiled a great guide to all the kid-friendly spots in the Domain for you to check out on your next afternoon outing!

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The north side of the Domain has no shortage of bars and restaurants. Rock Rose Avenue is known for its assortment of patio options. At the end of the block, kids can find a quint playground heaven that also sells burgers! Hat Creek Burger company is known for its burgers, hearty bowls, chicken strip baskets, and the cool outdoor playground. Take the whole family to this kid-friend spot in the Domain and enjoy a burger, brew, or milkshake!

MON-THURS | 10:30AM-9PM

FRI-SAT | 10:30AM-9PM

SUN | 10:30AM-9PM

📍 3210 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78758

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Just outside of the Domain center is a chill spot on the north end to casually grab a pint and pie. Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse is home to tons of classic Italian pub food. Feast on a variety of homemade pizza for every diet, salads, Caprese sandwiches, calzones, and Italian grinder sandwiches. Kids will love it and so will the parents! There’s even a playground outside for kiddos to monkey around on.

MON-THURS | 11AM-9:30PM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-11PM

SUN | 11AM-9:30PM

📍 4005 Parmer Lane, Suite E.

Austin, TX78727

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When you’re looking for a great selection of beer, The Brass Tap is your Domain destination. Situated right outside the taproom and Cranky Granny’s Cinnamon Roll shop is a funky little playground with frog statues and a little slide. Kids will love it when you come to visit Brass Tap for lunch or dinner and enjoy a little playtime of their own.

MON-SUN | 11AM-2AM

📍 10910 Domain Dr. Ste 120

Austin, TX 78758

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You can always count on Starbucks to be nearby! There are a few Starbucks in the Domain and most offer patio seating with a welcoming grassy area. One particular Starbucks coffee shop is situated nearby Domain Central Park, an expansive grassy knoll perfect for kids to run around in!

For locations and hours visit their website.

On a hot summer’s day or even warmer spring months, it’s refreshing to sip on a juicy smoothie! Juiceland has tons of locations in Austin, but one of our kid-friendly favorites is right in the Domain. Grab a smoothie and some snacks from the nearby to-go window and you can find a large grassy area for kids to play in!

MON-SAT | 7AM-9PM

SUN | 8AM-9PM

📍 3120 Palm Way Suite 114

Austin, TX 78758

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Enjoy Italian lunch and dinner al fresco when you dine at Taverna on the north side of the Domain. This European-influenced way of dining lets you enjoy your excursion with the whole family. Nearby this Italian favorite is a grass park area for kids and pets to roam free for the afternoon!

MON-THURS | 11AM-10PM

FRI | 11AM-11PM

SAT | 10AM-11PM

SUN | 10AM-10PM

📍 3120 Palm Way Suite #150

Austin, TX 78758

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With our southern weather gracing us with warmth most of the year, you can’t go wrong with a satisfying milkshake! The Yard Milkshake Bar is one of the best spots in Austin for a classic shake! This Shark Tank success story is hugely popular among kids and adults alike! Stacked flavorful milkshakes and edible cookie dough are all a kid could ask for! There’s even a playground nearby to get out of that sugar rush!

MON-FRI | 1PM-9PM

SAT-SUN | 12PM-9PM

📍 3400 Esperanza Crossing

Austin, TX 78758

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Get your Mexican food fix when you hit up this popular taco truck in the Domain! Located right nearby Brass Tap and the movie theater, Greens ‘n Grill is home to tons of fresh kid-friendly carné asada, grilled chicken, and fresh vegetarian dishes that will have your mouth watering. Their gourmet salads, bowls, and tacos are perfect for a light meal and the kids can play nearby at the playground or walk to Domain Central Park!

MON | 11AM-7PM

WED-SAT | 11AM-7PM

SUN | 12PM-6PM

📍 3215 Amy Donavan Plaza

Austin, TX 78758

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This expansive park is a gorgeous oasis in the middle of the Domain shopping center! Take a break from shopping and enjoy a picnic in the grassy area of Domain Central Park. Dogs love running around and these kiddos will get all their grooves out by running around this park! Take some games or grab some Shake Shack and make an afternoon of fun in the sun.

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📍 11100 Alterra Pkwy

Austin, TX 78758

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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