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Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues!

Summer Break is here... and you know just how HOT Houston is going to get!  If you are looking for COOL things to do in Houston, with kids... but also want FREE things to do... here's the list for you! Look below for FREE Splashpads, Pools, Beaches and Indoor Air Conditioned Venues... and maps for each!  (And as always, tell us what else to add!) For all the Houston events happening in … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this Memorial Day weekend, with kids! May 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2017

School's out this week! Young sailors can go to the Powder Monkey Adventure at the Houston Maritime Museum.  Kids can explore the lives of long ago crew members called powder monkeys. Kids can try knot tying, following ship commands, and creating their own powder monkey craft. Kids can also enjoy Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park, Stories Under the Sun with Houston Public Library, MET … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Memorial Day Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 22-28, 2017

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, May 22-28, 2017! 1.  On Monday, go on a Tyke Hike at the Houston Arboretum. 2.  On Tuesday, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Corduroy at Discovery Green. This storytime and activity starts … [Read More...]

CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus comes to Houston June 9-11, 2017… And I have a 50% off discount code!

Sponsored Post Oh, friends! A new circus is coming to Houston, June 9-11, 2017! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus. AND this circus has elephants, but not the kind that you think.  Sensational puppetry puts elephants back in the ring! Not only … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published May 13-19, 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 May 13-19, 2017! Little Free Library at River Oaks ParkWeekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, May 18-24 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! May 18-24 Audio: Favorite Things to Do … [Read More...]

You have to see the rock slide at Judson Park!

Address: 4201 Judson Ave, West University Place, TX 77005 Attention little rock climbers... there is only one way up this slide at  Judson Park... and it's not on a ladder! This West University Park does not have a ton of equipment, but it does have a giant bolder slide... making it a super awesome park (according to my kids). The park also has a toddler playground, tennis court and lots … [Read More...]

Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: May 18-24, 2017

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of May 18, 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 May 18-24 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Okay FINE, I love Luby’s Cafeteria

Address: 1414 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019 (And more!) You know I wasn't born in Texas... and please don't freak out when I say I did not understand Luby's Cafeteria. I have friends that absolutely love this place and suggest we go every chance they get... but I wasn't really sure why. I did not know how to order, what was good or how to get an affordable meal. But then I learned about the … [Read More...]

GAME ON! 2017 Houston Public Library Summer Reading Program

Read and get rewarded! From June 1, 2017 through August 1, 2017, you register, read, record your hours, earn rewards… and it’s all FREE with the Houston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! And the rewards are great... Astro Tickets, Train Tickets, Meal Passes and more!  Plus, you do NOT have to live inside the Houston city limits to participate in the program! All you need to do … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Department of Earth Science, Rice University

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from the Department of Earth Science, Rice University! … [Read More...]

Get Rewarded for Reading! Houston Summer Reading Programs Summer 2017

Read and get rewarded!  At several spots around town, you can earn prizes, just for picking up a book! Below is a preview of what to expect around Houston this summer… and we’ll update the details as they are posted.  If you know of more reading programs, let us know! 1.  Houston Public Library: From June 1, 2017 through August 1, 2017, you register, read, record your hours, earn rewards… … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, May 18-24, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for May 18-24!  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 May 18-24 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2017

Make your plans for a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids! Get outside and enjoy the Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park, Stories Under the Sun at Levy Park or Freaky Friday on the lawn at Levy Park. Party at the The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center's First Birthday Bash.  (Your Children's Museum membership works here!) Also, if you are a Minecraft fan, go check … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 15-21, 2017

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, May 15-21, 2017! 1. On Monday, take the little ones to the Tyke Hike at the Houston Arboretum. 2.  On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: I Just Forgot ( A Little Critter Book) at Discovery Green. This … [Read More...]

Roadtrip Along I10: Things to do in Louisiana, with kids!

We were planning a long drive through Louisiana... but did not know what stops to make a long the way.  That's when Louisiana native, Ashley Ann, spoke up with these highlights for roadtripping families! Check out these stops, from west to east, across Louisiana... and scroll to the bottom for a map.  (And these are some some of the favorites... tell us what else you like to do along … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published May 6-12, 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 May 6-12, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, May 11-17 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! May 11-17 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! May 11-17 … [Read More...]

Mulberry Park: Bellaire’s “Secret Park” has been Renovated!

Address: 700 Mulberry Lane, Bellaire, TX 77401 I call Mulberry Park the "secret park" in Bellaire... but I bet any family playing little league baseball knows all about it. It's tucked behind the houses on Mulberry Lane and before the freight train tracks.  You can't see it from the street, but this park has tennis courts, beautiful baseball field and a playground. It used to be that the … [Read More...]

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