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Things to do in Houston with kids

Houston…we have a problem…come in Houston! 

There are so many things to do for kids, we don’t know what to do first! 175 years ago, Houston was founded on just over 6,000 acres near the banks of Buffalo Bayou.

In true, big, Texan style, it’s now the fourth-largest city in the country and jam packed with fun placed to go with kids! (We told you there are a lot of things to do!) If it’s culture that you’re looking for, look no further than the many cultural attractions such as the InterActive Theatre Company which is JUST for kids aged 5 - 13. 

Or perhaps you’re just looking for a place for kids to just…PLAY! There are a host of indoor play centers like Wonderwild or Happy Playland just for those little ones to create and stay active.

Fancy taking the kids to some incredible museums? Children’s Museum of Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science let’s kids explore, learn, and enjoy history!

Speaking of history…we think something very important happened at the Space Center Houston…now, what was that?

Big fun for all families great and small in this Texan city!

A fun 12 acre urban park for kids filled with all sorts of events for the whole family, from yoga, movies, and fun Toddler Tuesdays! Outdoor fun in Houston!

The first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country, offering incomparable collections of multi-type resources, exhibits and innovative programs. Plus special exhibits, including lectures, films and w....

The Printing Museum displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment.

Learning made fun in this popular children's museum, with a range of interactive and hands-on exhibits covering science, culture, animals, and more!

Explore the far reaches of space, roam with dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's most beautiful minerals - and that's just in Houston!

Indoor play fun for kids under 8 years, as well as indoor ropes courses for older kids. Amazing Texas fun for those creative minds and active bodies!

A fun and interactive theater company for kids aged 5 - 13 that brings books to life on stage! They sometimes even include the audience!

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980, to preserve and present works of extraordinary imagination and provide people the opportunity to express their personal artistic vision.

Gymboree specialize in parent child classes for babies from birth to those kids up to five years of age. Their age-appropriate activities aim to help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of the children as they play.

A fun, comfortable and playful kids party and play center for kids up to 8 years of age.

Bowling, laser tag, bumper carts, and even an arcade - a wealth of family fun in Pasadena!

Plenty of family fun with rides, an arcade, bowling, go-karts and more! One of the great things to do with the family in Houston!

High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

2,000 sq feet of indoor play space where kids can play, climb, hide and learn! Areas for parents too

Open play, birthday parties, age appropriate activities and a great indoor environment to get creative for kids in Houston!

Fun activities and programs for kids walking to 12 years old, including open gym, cheer, dance, and even Ninja skills!

Indoor jumping fun for kids AND adults in Texas, with inflatables, mazes, giant slides, and obstacle courses!

Family rides, kids rides, and thrill rides all waiting to be enjoying at Houston's premiere waterpark for a COOL summer!

It's fun, history and wonder at NASA's famous Houston space center. Guided tours, moon rocks, shuttle launches, and up close with real life space vehicles!

A science-tastic open play lab where kids and their parents can learn and play in a real science lab built especially for kids!


Fun, pirate themed water park with activities such as slide towers, water guns, and a lazy river! Not only that, there's a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small pool for lap swimming.

An exciting open range animal zoo in Alvin, Texas, with guided tours, and animals from all over the world in naturalistic habitats!

An impressive 60-acre waterfront entertainment complex FILLED with fun! Kids can choose from 13 super fun rides and games on the pretty Galveston Bay then choose one of the 10 fun themed restaurants!

Spend a few hours with the wonderful Vantage Point Farm learn all about the the oldest native breed of horse in the United States.

28 miles north of Houston is Lone Star Lakes RV Park, a family friendly and family owned/operated RV Park right on the shores of a private lake!

Free rides to the public thanks to the Houston Area Live Steamers, where once a month you can enjoy rides on their track!

A quiet, family friendly park with a welcoming home town atmosphere. Lazy Days RV Resort offers you the lazy days you need on your time away together!

Needville Horseback Riding is a great place to start your equestrian journey. We offers lessons focusing on hunter, jumper, and dressage.

Ranch fun in Texas with a petting zoo and animal barn, outdoor pool, fishing lake, maze, adventure playground, mini golf and pony and train rides and more!

Fearshire Paintball is Brazoria County's newest paintball field. Located in Angleton, Texas at Fearshire Farms. Fearshire Paintball is a great place to play recreational paintball games, have your birthday party, group outings or participate in team-....

Looking for island fun? Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Delve into the oceans depths at the Aquarium Pyramid. Explore the Discovery Museum or experience the action of the IMAX 3D, 4D or Ridefilm theater....

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a family-owned, family-friendly park offering FREE parking, FREE tubes, FREE lifejackets, and allows guests to bring their own picnic lunches!

Join Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy at the NOAA Sea Turtle Facility to learn all about Sea Turtles. Wear long sleeve shirt, shorts and tennis shoes. Program will be from 9-11:30 on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Treat the kids to a tour of the ice cream production plant and see the processes and equipment behind the finished favourites. Tours last 45 minutes and include a serving of ice cream.

Get snappy - and we don't mean with your cameras! This Texas family day out is all about the reptiles, with educational shows, activities including feeding the alligators, and if you're brave enough - swimming with them!

Renaissance-themed mini golf, zero-turning bumper cars, swan paddle boats and Water Wars for all ages at this Texas entertainment park for kids!

Historical fun with this fascinating museum all about the history of fire fighting! Kids even get to dress up in fire fighting gear. Great Texas fun!

Splashway Waterpark is aimed squarely at families so lots of areas for kids of all ages, plus some thrills for you and the big 'uns!

RV fun in Texas at Red Cloud RV Park, surrounded by nature and a peaceful home away from home!

An outstanding experience which includes exotic demonstration gardens and spectacular themed open air 'rooms'; Sensory, Vegetable, Bird and Butterfly Gardens; hands on learning in the Discovery Center; Discovery Theatre and Exhibit Hall.

Enjoy Southeast Texas' brightest stars, powerful stage performances, and unforgettable evenings of entertainment. Orange Community Players brings the community together through performance, creativity, and a passion for the arts and artists of Southe....

The Stark Museum of Art houses an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts, with American Indian arts too

Environmentally friendly 22 passenger air boats enable close up encounters with the indiginous wildlife and informed commentary from your captain and guide. Keep an eye out for alligators, turtles and the mullet fish who leap out of the water!

Animal lovers of the family can spend the day seeing and learning about new animals, and even getting to interact with some on this drive through safari!

14,000 square feet of trampoline fun for those active kids in Texas! With dodgeball, slam dunks and a kids area for the little ones!

The Texas Zoo connects people with wildlife from Texas and the rest of the world, plus keeper talks, petting zoo, & plenty of animal fun!

It's dinosaur time! Kids will love this unique outdoor museum featuring life-size dinosaur replicas all in a natural environment.

Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!

Five historic farm themed areas for the kids to learn from and explore which will take them back to the Blackland Prairies of the 1800s! Set on over 90 acres of beautiful Texan woodland, it also includes a barn where kids can get close to their favo....

A charming family friendly produce farm where kids can learn about foods and where it all comes from!

Thinkery is the evolution of the new Austin Children's Museum - but still a place where families, fun and science all play together!

Get playing in the LARGEST indoor playground in Central Texas, with and 18ft tall playscape, arcade, and toddler area!

Summer fun in Austin with the Children's Day Art Park - part of the summer events of Austin Symphony. A fun and magical day out for the whole family!

Mini golf fun for all ages in Austin, where kids can play on the 18 hole golf courses, and adults can get young at heart!

A wacky and fun collection of junk! Built in a small house in suburban Austin, one man has created a playground haven for kids!

Ice skating for the whole family in Austin, with daily public sessions, as well as birthday parties and skate lessons!

Indoor rollerskating and rollerblading with a light show, fog machine and music! Austin family fun!

A fun indoor playscape where kids can be dropped off, or spend family time together, among the slides, tunnels, tubes, ropes and play areas.

351 acres of Austin fun with jogging, kayaking, gardens, springs, swimming, and heaps more for kids and the whole family in this beautiful park.

If you're 7 to 97, Laser Tag is a hide-and-go-seek game for everyone! The ultimate adrenaline rush in a fun combat environment. Also the glow in the dark SkyTrail ropes course, and arcade!

Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the Austin Nature & Science Center is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. Since 1960, ANSC has provided nature exhibits, education programs, and recreation resources for countless visitors, t....

Super fun bounce houses, birthday parties and an ice cream parlor! A family friendly indoor play center for kids of all ages - good old fashioned Texas style!

Indoor roller skating fun for the whole family in Texas, with public skating sessions, classes and birthday parties!

A colorful and fun place for those active kids to jump, imagine and play.

We offer 40 bowling lanes for family fun entertainment, arcade, full service sports bar & grill that include 12 lanes of luxury bowling & more! We offer a free summer of bowling for kids 13 & younger with Mel’s Kid’s Club and year round kid friendly....

RVs and bungalows sit right on the waterfront in Bahia Vista Waterfront RV Park, ideal for families who want to spend some time on the beautiful Texan coast all year round!

Experience the thrill of sky diving without ever having to get in a plane in Austin!

A cool, fun water park in Belton, Texas featuring a host of activities and slides that kids and their families will love over summer!

Digital slot car racing for ages 6 and up. Super fast, and super fun. Race realistic scale models of NASCAR, Formula 1, or even off-road vehicles on our giant tracks. Easy enough for a child to participate, but challenging enough to keep even an a....

A fun, colorful bounce-filled day perfect for active kids under 10 who love to bounce!

Theme park fun designed for the whole family, with indoor AND outdoor fun in Texas. Thrills, water fun, arcades...it's all there to be enjoyed!

Over 350 animals are waiting to make friends with families at the sweet Austin Zoo, with keeper talks and story time!

Step back in the time to the days of the old American West... a time when the lure of the wide open spaces drew men to create a new American way of life - the life of the cowboy. Now, you can live that life, as you experience the flavor of the old We....

Waterpark fun with pirates ship, lagoons, gators, slides, thrills, spills, waterfalls - it's all here on Shore Beach with an exclusive beach with volleyball too!

A great way for active kids to spend the day bouncing!

A terrific collection of fascinating Texan exhibits, as well as cultural, historic and hands-on experiences.

Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!

A fun and bouncy indoor play center for active kids where they can enjoy the huge inflatables, toys and games!

Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley with these fun zipline avdentures!

Get ready for water fun in this Texas family attraction, with children's playgrounds, tubing, and the world's first surfing machine!

A stimulating, interactive and fun museum experience that immerses kids in space, science and the world, and encourages them to use their imagination.

Landa Park is 51 acres of Texan park where families can enjoy walks, hikes, paddle boats, swimming, - even a miniature train!

Toddler fun at this Texas indoor amusement area for those funsters aged 1 to 4 year olds. A safe, friendly, and FUN environment for those little ones to play and develop.

Get ready to splash about at the second largest water park in Texas! Water slides, wave pools, and family fun!

Indoor trampoline fun in Tyler with Urban Air, as well as obstacle courses, climbing wall, playground, & more! Great for active kids in Texas!

Family fun dolphin tours near Corpus Christi, that let kids interact with dolphins and even touch them!

Caney Cove Resort is is a place where your family can just relax, and enjoy each others company in this family friendly Texas campground!

A dynamic public science facility, offering educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in science education. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits and large-screen movies in the 40ft domed theater.

One of the most natural treasures in Texas, these historic caverns give you an underground experience you will never forget!

Inflatable bouncing fun! Bounce houses...assault courses....get ready to bounce the day away!

On 85 beautiful acres in Tyler, Texas, Caldwell Zoo has more than 3,400 animals to amaze and educate your whole family! The mission of the Caldwell Zoo is to "provide positive educational and entertaining experiences that will stimulate the visito....

A fascinating WWII vintage aircraft carrier for kids to learn about and explore, as well as a museum - a great experience for kids in Corpus Christi!

Discover a bigger world at Texas State Aquarium with thousands of animals representing over 300 species! A great underwater adventure

An educational and fascinating museum in Corpus Christi where kids can explore exhibits based around science and history.

The world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities that cater for almost every kind of disability, so this is really a wonderful treat.

Hurricane Alley features 3 major water slides, wave pool, lazy river, replica air craft carrier water play structure with cannons and more!

5 miles of Texas coastline give kids PLENTY of room for sun, fun, beach, and playtime! This unspoiled barrier island park makes for a very fun family day out!

Art Center of Corpus Christi is a fantastic institute that introduces kids to the creativity of art, as well as hosts a range of art classes.

Whatz-Up is loaded with attractions to keep your family entertained! Batting Cages, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Kiddie Cars, Lazer Tag, Miniature Golf, Paintball, Rockwall, and a large Arcade. Check-out our Birthdays Packages, Special Events, and Group Ra....

A unique wildlife preserve where there are several endangered species of beautiful animals for kids to encounter, and learn about. Not only that - kids can pat them too! A very eye opening family day out in Texas for the family.

Visit the historic Fort Crogham fort & museum with log cabins, schoolhouse, & blacksmith shop! Check out life on the Texas frontier in the 1800's.

Waterpark fun in Texas with Splashtown! Over 50 rides and attractions to keep the whole family cool - splashtastic!

Families can enjoy over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!

Since opening five decades ago, the McNay Art Museum continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture by significant artists ranging from Paul C

The Farmyard is a great place to enjoy some Ol' Fashion Fun in Texas with pony rides, horseback rides and a petting zoo!

Museum fun great for kids, with exhibits covering natural history, science, and South Texas heritage.

From Gibbon Forest, to the Savanna, to Cat Grotto, San Antonio Zoo is filled with animals from all over the world!

Pottery painting fun in San Antonio for those creative kids, with walk ins and parties!

Explore Historic Sunset Station on your own with a guided tour that brings the complex and St. Paul Square to life. Discover the history beyond the walls of each one of a kind venue and surrounding areas.

Fascinating ghost tours around San Antonio, suitable for kids as young as 5 years. A great way to see the city, learn history and maybe see some ghosts!

A fascinating and eye opening journey into a significant part of Texas history - of course, we're talking about The Alamo in San Antonio!

Explore the ONLY museum in San Antonio that is JUST for kids! They can create and experiment instead of just looking!

Explore this Texas natural wonder located underground - perfect for families to enjoy through tours! An amazing and unique experience for all ages

A fun filled indoor amusement park for kids (and adults!) in San Antonio, Texas. With rides, bounce houses, and even trains!

A not for profit foundation which provides sanctuary and care for rescued Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and more in Texas!

Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing....and these aren't the only things for kids to do in Lake Corpus Christi State Park! Enjoy that Texas sun!

Jellystone Park™ at Whispering Pines is a family-owned RV and cabin resort, on 47 acres of rolling hills in Tyler, Texas. We excel at family camping, corporate conferences, church retreats, and special events. Stay with us for holidays, birthdays, w....

Fun escape rooms in San Antonio for kids over 12 years, although younger kids can go and have fun too! Walk-ins welcome too.

It's Six Flags time! From the highest heights, to the softest adventures, there are rides and activities for all ages - even a water park! A super fun family day out in Texas!

Enjoy an underground adventure in the heart of Texas Hill Country with cave tours offered to allow you to explore the amazing formations.

Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area are jewels of nature in the midst of rapidly developing northwest Bexar County. They provide a refuge for native species and an opportunity for visitors to experience the ....

Indoor Playground and Party Center for children ages 1 to 10 years, which will take kids into a world of imagination, creativity and learning through play.

Texas style water fun with slides, volcanos, rivers, castles, water features, and plenty of COOL fun for the whole family!

Explore a natural wonder millions of years in the making with these guided tours in Texas! Great underground family fun!

Indoor fun for active kids in San Antonio with a host of attractions including trampolines, go-karts, climbing wall & more!

The longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world! This 70 miles of Texan coast has dunes, coastline and prairies, we well as turtles, bird species and shipwrecks, all ready for kids to explore!

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