While many parents are sending kids off to school today, others are kicking off the new school year at home. If you are a homeschooling family, here are some special Texas deals and programs just for you!
Homeschool Days at Schlitterbahn, Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30, 2013 — Blast & Save Home School Days are happening this week at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels. Only the Blastenhoff section in Schlitterbahn East will be open during the week (Surfenburg, Tubenbach and Schlitterbahn West will be closed), but tickets are only $21.87 if you buy online and use the Promotional Code 257100004 (be sure to double check that the ticket price has been discounted before checking out). You can also use this promo code for Full Park Home School Days, which will be on weekends: Saturday, August 31; Saturday, September 14; Sunday, September 15; Saturday, September 21; Sunday, September 22. Tickets for Full Park Home School Days, after entering the promo code, will be $33.24. Note that children age 2 and under are free. (400 N Liberty Ave, New Braunfels, TX)
Homeschool Day at Pioneer Farms, Friday, September 13, 2013 — Travel back in time and explore Texas history at Pioneer Farms, with historical demonstrations, reenactments, and fun and games for kids of all ages. Admission will be a one-day discounted price of $3 per person. This event is open to all families, homeschool or not. (10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin)
Home School Day at SeaWorld San Antonio, October 3, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $8 per student and/or adult participant. Bring your homeschooled children to SeaWorld for special groups-only hours. Visit with the dolphins, sharks, seals and sea lions. You’ll also attend special animal presentations designed specifically for education groups. Bring your own lunch and your group can enjoy a picnic in the park. To prepare for your trip, you can use these free classroom activities. Call (800) 700-7786 (then press 3 for Group Education) to register. Please note, this is a guided tour with an itinerary, not open admission to the park. (10500 Sea World Drive, San Antonio, TX)
School Days at the Texas Renaissance Festival, November 5 and 6, 2013 — Open to all public, private, and homeschool educators and students, School Days is offered exclusively as an educational opportunity. Students will experience a 16th century English village, interact with King Henry VIII and his queen, and many other costumed characters. Students will have the opportunity to learn courtly dances, the ancient art of falconry, the history of arms and armor, and more. Admission is $8 per person, and lunch tickets can be purchased for $9 per person, or you may bring a packed lunch or purchase other food and drink at vendors throughout the park. (21778 FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, TX)