Welcome to Austin Stay at Home Dads


Daddies Night Out, July '05 Playdate at Brentwood Park


Facts About Us

  • Austin SAHDS was formed in April, 2003.
  • We are a group of Dads in the Austin area who are taking care of our kids and looking for both adult and child interaction.
  • Our kids are from 1 month to 5 years old.
  • Currently we have five scheduled playdates each week, and a weekly hike on Town Lake. Once a month we have a "Daddies night out".
  • Our current roster includes about 190 members and growing each month!
  • We're looking to get the word out, so please forward this webpage on to any SAHDs you may know.
  • We welcome expecting Dads to join our group. We'll be more than eager to help you prepare for your new family member!


    How to join Austin Stay at Home Dads:

    We use Austin-SAHDs (a Yahoo Group) for all our communications. Visit our group and request membership if you'd like to join (you must have kids and live in the Austin area). You'll need to get a Yahoo ID to do this.

    Links to SAHD Resources

    RebelDad: The stay at home dad revolution, online
    Slowlane: The online resource for SAHDs
    Starting A Playgroup (slowlane)
    At Home Dad

    Austin SAHD Links

    News8 Austin piece on SAHDs (starring 4 of us)
    Limestone Cottage One of our daddies runs this company. They make excellent soup and dip mixes, available at Whole Foods and other markets
    Keller-Willams Real Estate Agent Tom Sunstrom Tom is an active dad in the group AND father of three AND a real estate agent!

    Playscapes in Austin

    For a comprehensive list, including maps and inventory, visit the City of Austin Parks page

    Indoor Playscapes in Austin (for those hot, cold, and rainy days!)

    Name Address Website price*
    Goin Bananas Playnasium 11600 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX‎ http://www.goinbananastx.com/ $8.00
    Jungle Java 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd # 200, Round Rock, TX‎ http://www.junglejavaplay.com/ $7.50
    GeorgetownJump 2548 Shell Road, Georgetown, TX (512) 869-5777 $8.00
    Inflatable Wonderland 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, TX‎ http://www.inflatablewonderland.com/ $11.00
    Jump N Climb 201 University Oaks Boulevard, Round Rock, TX‎ http://jumpnclimb.com/ $11.00
    Extreme Fun Inc  10401 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX http://www.extremefun-tx.com/ $8.00
    Texas Jumping Beans‎ 16708 Picadilly Court, Round Rock, TX‎ http://www.texasjumpingbeans.com/ $7.00
    Marmalade Skies
    13450 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX  http://www.marmaladeskiesaustin.com/ $8.00
    Hoppin' Hippo
    2121 County Road 108, Hutto, TX‎ http://www.hoppinhippo.com/ $7.00
    Kidz 'n' Play 6100 Airport Blvd Suite B. Austin, TX  http://www.kidznplay.net/ $8.00
    IKEA 1 Ikea Way, Round Rock, TX‎ http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/round_rock $0.00
    *Check website for specials, discounts, etc. 

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