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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, March 1, 2017

Get ready for a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids! You know how great Discovery Green is... but now Houston has a new "destination" park!  Levy Park is Re-Opening with a playground, splashpad, performance space and much much more.  At the free re-opening celebration, there will be lots of programming, concerts, face painting, demos and workshops. Shine a light on congenital heart … [Read More...]

Top 6 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – February 20-26, 2017

Plan on a great week in Houston, with kids! Each week, we publish the list of things to do for the weekend.  So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, February 20-26, 2017! 1. On Monday, take the little kids to the Tyke Hike at the Houston Arboretum. 2. On Thursday, get free Museum Entry in the … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published February 11-17, 2017!

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 February 11-17, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, February 16-22 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! February 16-22 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! … [Read More...]

Houston Playgrounds for Little Ninja Warriors

My kids love to watch America Ninja Warrior.  And when we go to parks, they race through the monkey bars and zip lines like a Ninja Warrior obstacle course. My kids tell me that the best parks for ninjas have lots of ladders, zip lines and several kinds of monkey bars.  If you also have a ninja, here are just some good Houston area ninja parks.  (And if you want an official Ninja Warrior gym, … [Read More...]

What I tell my kids: A career in STEM does not start with video games.

Before you read this, know that if your kids play video games, I do not care. My kids lick the frosting off of cupcakes, by the half-dozen, and I'm too tired to fight it.  So, if your kids use computers and if my kids eat sugar and food coloring, let's just agree that it's fine.  It's not my goal to tell you how to parent, I just plan to share how I think about technology as a start a short … [Read More...]

Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: February 16-22, 2017

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of February 16, 2017, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for February 16-22 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Goode Company BBQ: You don’t want to miss this dinner date!

Address: 5109 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas You went to Goode Company without me???  That's what my husband said when he discovered the leftover ribs in the fridge. We had recently been to the Goode Company BBQ in the Memorial Area... and had the remainder of our gift card burning a hole in my purse... so the kids and I headed to Goode Company BBQ on Kirby.  (And a few hours later, my husband … [Read More...]

Give Away: One Year Membership to the Children’s Museum of Houston!

Oh!  I have a BIG give away for one Houston family! No matter how old your kids are, you can certainly enjoy a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP to the Children's Museum of Houston!  Tiny kids can crawl around the Tot Spot, little ones can explore this giant museum and even the bigger kids can be SECRET spies and do science experiments and race Lego cars in the labs. One family will a Family Plus … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Entrance at the Health Museum!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from the entrance of the Health Museum! … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, February 16-22, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for February 16-22!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Weekend Events for February 16-22 Plan ahead!  Things to do for Spring Break! Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Give Away: Blessington Farm Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun

Spring means berry picking and fun on the farm at Blessington Farms! AND we have tickets to give away! U-pick strawberries and ALL things FUN on the Farm including hay rides, pedal cars, barrel trains, animal encounters with goats, chickens, camels and many more. There are also giant slides, Sand Mountain, "Rat Race"... a tube racing experience and many new activities have been added to Farm … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Spring! Houston Events for March 9 – May 29, 2017

So you can plan ahead, here are all the family events scheduled for March 9 - May 29, 2017.  As events pop up, we’ll add them to the list… and since this is being posted so early, be sure to click the links and check before you head out to each venue. For tips on visiting Rodeo Houston with kids, go HERE! If you want this list emailed to you each week, sign up for the free newsletter HERE. … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2017

Enjoy another week in Houston, with kids! Do the Houston Symphony, family style, with Mardi Gras Menagerie at Jones Hall. Or go to the new, and interactive, Garbage Island at the Rec Room in Downtown Houston. You can also attend the Mardi Gras Family Festival and Fun Run in the Energy Corridor. Wear a costume, race in the fun run and enjoy the games, fire truck, inflatables, face painting … [Read More...]

Top 5 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – February 13-19, 2017

Plan on a great week in Houston, with kids! Each week, we publish the list of things to do for the weekend.  So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, February 13-19, 2017! 1. On Thursday, get free Museum Entry in the museum district. 2.  On Saturday, do the Houston Symphony, family style, with Mardi … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published February 4-10, 2017!

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 February 4-10, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, February 9-15 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! February 9-15 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! … [Read More...]

Houston Area Parks for Kids of All Abilities

Houston has hundreds of parks... and if you include the surrounding areas, there are hundreds more. That said, not all parks are great for kids of all abilities. Around Houston, playgrounds for kids of all abilities are usually called "boundless" or "playgrounds without limits" and have ramps, bars that go all the way to the base of the structure and accessible fun for everyone. Below are … [Read More...]

Houston Area Parks… with No Mulch or Dirt. (For Little Mulch and Dirt Eaters.)

If you love parks but have a little kid that loves to eat mulch, dirt and rocks (and everything)... you might be looking for a playground without mulch, dirt and rocks. Someone asked me about parks like this... and here is a short list of playgrounds with rubber mats or turf. (And for those with bigger kids... these parks also have less mud and fewer ants.) If you have more to recommend... … [Read More...]

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