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Things to do in Houston today, and this 4th of July weekend, with kids! June 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2016

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate the holiday with Red, White & Zoo at the Houston Zoo, Kidpendence Day at the Children’s Museum, with Freedom Over Texas with Eleanor Tinsley Park or at Exxon Mobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre. You can also watch the Astros vs Mariners at Minute Maid Stadium or Sugar Land Skeeters vs New Britain Bees at … [Read More...]

NOW FULL: BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: Fire Station 8 Tour – June 30, 2016 – 10:00am

It's time for the 2nd fire station tour of the summer… and it is sure to fill up quick.  (If it’s like past fire station tours… it will be closed within 20 minutes!) BigKidSmallCity is touring Fire Station 8, in Downtown, on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:00am.   On our last tours, we had the opportunity to meet the fire fighters, sit in the truck, spray the fire hose and tour the station! Join … [Read More...]

All We Need Farm: Tour the Farm, Milk a Goat, Eat Gelato Pops

When you think of the sprawling metropolis of Houston, “farming” isn’t a word that immediately comes to mind. For me, that changed four years ago when I met Stacey Roussel, the owner/founder of All We Need Farm in Needville, TX. At the time, she was providing organic veggies to several high end Houston restaurants and a CSA at the Rice Farmers Market. In her former life, Stacey was an … [Read More...]

Where to Stay in The Woodlands… Tips for Visiting the Embassy Suites at Hughes Landing!

I had been to The Woodlands many times, but it was not until I stayed at the Embassy Suites at Hughes Landing that I really began to love it.  Located on the lake, connected to miles of trails, within a walk or short drive to many restaurants, shops, parks and pools is the Embassy Suites. The Embassy Suite invited us out for a few days, so we made the short drive from Houston to The Woodlands. … [Read More...]

Top 12 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – June 27-July 4, 2016

Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!) So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through MONDAY, June 27-July 4, 2016. … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with kids, for 4th of July Weekend! July 1, 2, 3, 4, 2016!

Celebrate America this weekend! If you are looking for family friendly activities for the 4th of July… look below. (And for the full list of weekly events, go HERE!) Friday, July 1: Red, White & Zoo - 5:00-8:00pm – Houston Zoo - Make your own flag, march in a parade with Uncle Sam, and explore the Zoo looking for a few red, white, and blue animals. Friday-Monday, July 1-4: Astros at … [Read More...]

Kids movies for $1, air conditioning & reasonable kids meals… at Alamo Drafthouse this summer!

Kids movies for $1, air conditioning and reasonable kids meals... this is what Alamo Drafthouse is offering this summer! Alamo is the kind of theater where you order from a full menu during the movie.  And with the kids movies, it's nice for parents to be able to bring the family, not be absolutely quiet and find food the kids like... all for a reasonable price. Each day this summer, at … [Read More...]

Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus Xtreme – $10 Kid’s Ticket Coupon & Promo Code

Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus Xtreme is at NRG Stadium from July 14 through 31. Chick-Fil-A has coupons for $10 kid’s tickets.  Either pick up a coupon at Chick-Fil-A or buy tickets online at ticketmaster.com and use code KIDS10. The fine print says:  Ages 2-12.  Restrictions, exclusions and additions charges may apply.  Limit of three (3) kids' tickets with purchase of a … [Read More...]

Give Away: Another Family 4 Packs to the Children’s Museum of Houston… from Reliant!

Reliant is hosting an interactive exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Houston focused on teaching kids where electricity comes form and the importance of energy efficiency.  To celebrate, Reliant has provided us with MORE tickets to giveaway! Rachel and Leslie won the last set, but we have 2 more family 4 packs to give away! To win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Children’s Museum, sign up … [Read More...]

Do Not Miss a Thing! Posts on BigKidSmallCity for June 18-24, 2016!

There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find!  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from June 18-24, 2016! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, June 23-29 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! June 23-29 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! June … [Read More...]

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): June 23-29, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of June 23, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for June 23-29 Get Ready for Summer Break 2016: Things to do May 26 through September 5, 2016 Downtown Aquarium BOGO Free Admission Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Seawolf Park on Pelican Island/Galveston: Tour Navy Ships & Play on a Top Notch Playground

Address: 100 Seawolf Pkwy, Galveston, TX 77551 Cost: $6/car, plus admission to tour the ships Located on the water, with an amazing playground, a Navy submarine and destroyer escort, is Seawolf Park! Christi put this park on our summer bucket list, so on the last trip to Galveston, we went just a little north of our usual path and found this park on Pelican Island.  If you like Navy ships … [Read More...]

6 Things to do in and around Bozeman, Montana {& Yellowstone National Park, Virginia City & Hyalite Lake}!

We flew into Bozeman, Montana to visit our aunt because she warned us she was about to move away... and if we were going to bring the kids, it had better be soon.  I had been a couple of times before, but no way I wanted the kids to miss a Montana vacation with one of the very best local tour guides I've ever met. So off we went to Montana... only to find out we had been tricked.  Turns out … [Read More...]

Now Full: Reserve Your Spot for another Summer Party at Gallery Furniture! June 28, 2016 (North Freeway) and July 1, 2016 (Grand Parkway)!

Join BigKidSmallCity and KatyMomsBlog for TWO More Summer Parties as Unique as Houston!  Mattress Mack has invited us back out to the wild Gallery Furniture.   One party will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076 location and the other will be on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the 7227 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407 location!  Both are … [Read More...]

Kraftsmen Baking in the 19th Century Textile Mill!

Address: 611 W 22nd Street, STE. 1A, Houston, Texas 77008 I spotted Helms Elementary Spark Park when visiting the beautiful Black Sheep Agency... and took the kids back to the playground. Unfortunately, when we got there, the park was locked! In an effort to save our trip, I suggested a quick drink at the gorgeous Kraftsmen Baking. I had been in the front door and knew just how beautiful … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, June 23-29, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for June 23-29!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  Watch to the end for a personal update from me! To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Weekend Events for June 23-29 Get Ready for Summer Break 2016: Things to do May 26 through September 5, 2016 Movie Theater Movies for $1 All Summer … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Hobby Center!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from the front of Hobby Center in the Theater District! … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

Where in Houston was this picture taken? … [Read More...]

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