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La Cantera For Kids

Discover La Cantera

Family vacations should be paradise for parents and kids alike. Parents should be able to lounge in a luxury cabana or even enjoy an indulgent couples’ spa treatment while kids romp around in the splash area or participate in our kids clubs. This is the basis for La Cantera’s family activities.

La Cantera has long been a beloved destination for families because it embraces both what parents need to relax and what kids need to play. When families aren’t cooling off in the pool, they can be playing games in the arcade or taking the resort shuttle to Six Flags. Discover all of the activities that have made La Cantera Resort one of the best family destinations in Texas.

Kids Pools

Make a splash in two of La Cantera’s family-friendly pools. Families are welcome at the infinity-edge Resort Pool, which also features poolside Vista Grille. But families will really love the kids’ pool, where kids can play in the splash zone or shoot down two slides as parents look on.

Resort Pool Cabanas

If the Resort Pool is calling your name, we have two cabanas there, too. Indulge in a VIP experience at the Resort Pool Cabanas, featuring a personal TV, refrigerator, and safe, plus fun cocktails and treats like Dippin’ Dots and chicken tenders from poolside Vista Grille.

Kids' Pool Cabanas

Family cabanas are the perfect place to spend the afternoon. Indulge in a VIP experience by renting one of the four cabanas beside the Kids’ Pool. Enjoy a personal TV, refrigerator, and safe, plus fun cocktails and kid-friendly treats from neighboring Vista Grille.


Kids' Club

Discover fun activities that will inspire kids to use their imagination and creativity when it comes to nature. Inspiring themes make each session unique. Programs are for ages 4-12, reservations required 24 hours in advance. Reserve a spot at the Pool Shop or by calling 210-558-2247.

Daily ($79/child) or Hourly ($35/hour)

(Ages 4-12; reservations required 24 hours in advance – see Pool Shop or call 2247 to reserve)

Naturalist Program

Join us for an elevated kids’ club experience where we will get out and discover the nature around La Cantera Resort & Spa. $10 of proceeds from each child will benefit the San Antonio Zoo and Botanical Garden. This camp is open to kids ages 4-12 and is $79 per child. Every little explorer will receive an interactive notebook to help track their explorations around the resort.

See pool shop for reservations or call 210-558-2247 for more information.


Test your gaming skills on our arcade games. Kids and parents alike will love the arcade, from classic games to more modern creations. Plus, it’s the perfect place to take a break from the sun. All ages are welcome. Please supervise kids 12 and under.


Get toasty by the fire – roast marshmallows to perfection for gooey all-you-can-eat s’mores. 20 min time slots available – sign up at pool shop!

Following, join us at Esparza Lawn for a free movie! Check our event calendar below for times & details. Consessions will be available for sale.


Join us for fun arts and crafts at our Kids’ Club! Prices vary; visit the pool shop to register. Schedule of events is below on the Resort activity calendar.


Six Flags

Nothing calls to your inner kid quite like a theme park, especially when that park is Six Flags San Antonio. But the experience is all the better when you have your actual kids in tow. Bring the kids to La Cantera and channel all the little kid energy you’ve got for a day at Six Flags.

Area Attractions

San Antonio may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think “theme park.” But it should be. One of the city’s first attractions was actually SeaWorld San Antonio, and it’s still a beloved stop on a San Antonio family vacation. Read up on everything to know about the park.

Shopping & Entertainment

  • On 550-acres in the most tranquil Texas Hill Country destination doesn’t mean being far from San Antonio’s finest shopping. Just a short ride on the complimentary shuttle are the Shops at La Cantera – where you can shop among 140 of the world’s finest stores, including Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Tiffany, Tory Burch and much more.

  • Just minutes away from La Cantera Resort, the Rim offers shopping, dining and entertainment for the entire family.

  • Enjoy the ultimate movie-going experience with food, cocktails and comfortable seating.

  • There’s nothing like the rush of a good roller coaster ride to help reunite you and your inner child. Perfect for the entire family, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is just moments from La Cantera Resort & Spa, and our complimentary shuttle can get you there and back in no time. Our recommendation for the perfect day: fuel up on breakfast at SweetFire Kitchen, go lather up on sunscreen and grab your favorite sneakers – then head out front and wait for the La Cantera Shuttle to drop you off at the Park.

    About Six Flags Fiesta Texas
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Thrill Capital of South Texas, is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.  Opened in 1992, the park was built on the site of an old limestone quarry, which provides a spectacular backdrop for such exciting rollercoasters as The Iron Rattler, Batman:  The Ride and Superman Krypton Coaster.  In addition, Fiesta Texas boasts an impressive line-up of seasonal events and live entertainment, including Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

    About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. For more information, visit

    Sports & Outdoors

  • Rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, breathtaking views and awe-inspiring sunsets, the Texas Hill Country is a Texas-sized adventure. From tubing the Guadalupe River and hiking Enchanted Rock, to finding treasures at hidden antique shops and sipping boutique wine with local winemakers, the Hill Country has it all – and La Cantera Resort isn’t far at all. Before heading out on your adventure, stop by Henrietta’s Market for grab-and-go lunches or stock a picnic basket full of the finest smoked meats and gourmet cheeses (don’t miss the housemade duck pastrami!) from Bocado, La Cantera’s charcuterie.

  • Nestled on the edge of Texas Hill Country and just a short way from La Cantera Resort is the National Shooting Complex. Boasting an incredible 671 acres of picturesque countryside, this multi-million dollar complex is considered one of the most complete sport shooting and recreational facilities in the world. Enjoy a round on Thursdays and Saturdays during open public shooting: sporting clays, trap, skeet, 5-stand and bunker trap.

  • Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.

  • Unleash your inner thrill seeker with a day of indoor sky diving just minutes from La Cantera Resort & Spa.

  • Test your driving skills at the ultiimate indoor karting spot in San Antonio.

    Educational & Cultural

  • Just 20 minutes from La Cantera Resort, the San Antonio River Walk is a must for any San Antonio first-timer. Take a ride on a River Boat or simply walk the shops and restaurants stretching through downtown and beyond.

  • The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Midtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The 35-acre zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species.

  • Discover the natural beauty of San Antonio with a trip to the Botanical Garden. Plan a garden picnic or spend the afternoon strolling through a garden exhibit.

  • The historic Alamo offers guests a look back and time to the Texas Revolution. Only 20 minutes from the resort and located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, it is a must-see historical

  • The Witte Museum inspires people to shape the future of Texas through relevant and transformative experiences in nature, science, and culture,

  • Spend a fun-filled and educational day at SeaWorld and learn about marine life, discover interactive rides, and countless exhibits.