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What to do on a Rainy Day in Wimberley, TX

by | Family Fun, Off the Beaten Path, Things to Do in Wimberley

How to Have Fun in Wimberley, TX on a rainy day!

Look’s like its going to be a rainy weekend in Wimberley and your sunny vacation plans may be ruined!  But, take heart, there are lots of fun things to do on a rainy or cold Wimberley day, and after all, your vacation is more about who you are with than what you are doing – right?

Okay, it may be hard to convince the kids of this, but the ideas below may change their mind… maybe?

Let us know in the comments below if you found any of these ideas helpful!

Family Game Day at the 7-A Resort Arcade

This old-fashioned game arcade at 7-A Resort is open to the public every day of the week except Tuesdays.  There are pool tables, ping pong tables, air hockey,  video games and more in a classic arcade style setting with a jukebox and ice cream parlor!  Serious fun for a rainy afternoon.  7-A Ranch has been around since the 40’s and is one of the most popular resorts in Wimberley, but the arcade is seldom crowded!   This is some serious #smalltownfun

EAT a GIANT Pizza at Brewster’s

A large pizza at Brewster’s is 20-inches of delish!   Brewster’s was voted Texas’s Best Family Owned Pizza Place in 2015 and I think their pizza is the best around. They have some pretty cool flavor combinations on their specials menu, plus lots of fresh veggies, fresh made sauce and a couple of different crust options – plus really great honey-glazed chicken wings.

Brewster’s is run by a family of 15 so they know all about making it a perfect family friendly eatery!  It is a great spot for kids with a couple of video games, a chalkboard and coloring table and an outdoor playroom under the porch, plus plenty of roomy booths!

Oh, another plus, Brewster’s is owned by former Pro Football Player Bruce Collie who also brews his own beers.  Drink a pint while you are there and take a Growler home!  He’ll even show you his super bowl ring!

Our favorite beer is a Scottish Ale – Drop The Rabbit   Our Favorite Pizza is the Herbivore

Learn to Make Glass at Wimberley Glassworks 

This is such a fun and different experience and my kids enjoyed it every time we went.  Watch as the owner demonstrates how he creates some of the beautiful art glass vases and other pieces they have for sale.  There are benches set up in the workshop where he gives a very detailed demonstration – and it is warm and cozy in there!   Take heed, the pieces in the studio can be very expensive so for antsier kids you may want to shuffle them in and out carefully!  Get Directions and Hours for Wimberley Glassworks.


Study Geology at Broken Arrow Rock Shop

This Wimberley treasure chest on the square has been around for decades and is a neat spot to spend an hour or two just browsing the tiny and not so tiny rocks and crystals.  The staff is very knowledgeable and enjoys sharing their knowledge about all the different rocks, minerals and crystals and how they were formed and where they came from.  Great rock souvenirs for the kids too!  They have books and gifts.  Call and check to see if they are open. 512-847-2282.

Eat a Snack Downtown

Downtown Wimberley has a ton of treats and snacks – some for now and some you can save for later!

Papa Hoo’s Popcorn has at least 50 flavors of made-on-site popcorns.  Try the Zebra!!! (O. M. G.)  Try the samples and choose your favorite for now and a large bag to take home.  They also have “fancy” sodas and gourmet root beers, plus specialty candies and custom gift baskets.

The Wooden Spoon is a downtown frozen yogurt shop with all the toppings you can imagine!  My favorite is the Georgia Peach with graham cracker crumbs.  Mmmmm.

The Wimberley Way has Amy’s Ice Cream in several flavors, including their popular Mexican Vanilla.

Also located downtown is SIP! –  a great little coffee shop where you can grab specialty coffees and Italian sodas plus treats from the best little bakery in Wimberley located about 1/2 a mile around the corner on River Road – Sugar Shack!

And finally, be sure and stop by the famous Wimberley Pie Shop for a slice of warm apple, peach or cherry pie – better yet, take one home.  From fruit pies and cobblers, chocolate, pecan and key lime, plus brownies, quiche and even dog treats – you don’t want to miss this Wimberley favorite!

Play a board game, put together a puzzle or watch a movie

Ace Hardware and Gifts has Wimberley covered for last minute, forgot-to-grab in town fun supplies.  Floats, sunscreens, swimsuits, towels, Yeti Coolers, and more for all your sunny day fun, but on a rainy day you can stop in for puzzles, board games, crafts and unique toys!   They also have fresh, hot popcorn and fountain drinks!

For movies, if you have a DVD player in your room, you can rent at the local Red Box in front of HEB.

Play in the rain

Why not?  You are on vacation right?  That’s what country life is all about – playing outside.  And sometimes you just have to splash awhile!  Grab some ponchos and rubber boots (also available at Ace) and let them go wild.  If you are in one of the many vacation rentals in town you probably have a yard full of puddles.  If not, you can always head to Blue Hole trails and take a walk through the trees to one of the little creeks (don’t play in rushing water of course) or head up to the playground and soccer field.  I guarantee the kids will remember this trip to Wimberley, Tx forever!

About The Author

Jodi Bourne

Sixteen years ago I drove south from my home in East Texas to find Wimberley - one of the most beautiful towns in Texas. And in those 16 years my kids, husband and I have made a point to experience most of what Wimberley and Central Texas has to offer. Nothing makes me happier than being asked why they should visit the area, where they should stay and what they should do while they are here. Now, I want to share Wimberley with the world - the thriving shops and restaurants; the renowned art and theater; the beauty of our hills, river, creeks and wildlife; and the small town fun that those of us in Wimberley get to experience daily. I hope you will let me be your tour guide.

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