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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018

Are you ready to rodeo? Rodeo Houston starts early this week! Friday is Go Texan Day and when Trail Riders come through Houston, Saturday is Rodeo Houston Run and the Rodeo Parade and Tuesday is the big Rodeo Houston!   For the tips and tricks for saving money and beating the crowds, go HERE! This weekend you can also watch Secret Life of Pets at Levy Park or take the kids Fishing at Sea … [Read More...]

Outdoor Roller Rink at Discovery Green! March 2-25, 2018

The ICE at Discovery Green is closed for the season... but it is turning into an outdoor roller rink! I used to go to a small town roller rink, every Friday night, as a tween… and I am so excited to take the kids to Discovery Green. For more information, go HERE! When: March 2-March 25, 2018 Prices: $8 per person on-site with $4 skate rental $8 on Cheap Skate Nights, Mondays 3/5 and … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – February 19-25, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, February 19-25, 2018. You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  On Monday, the Children's Museum of Houston is closed to the general public... but is open for Sensory Friendly Day. 2.  On Tuesday, attend the free Rodeo Round Up at City Hall. 3.  On Wednesday, … [Read More...]

Houston Rodeo Parade, February 24, 2018, Route Information & Tips for Viewing and Parking

Every February, the Houston Rodeo comes to town! Before the month-long celebration at at NRG Park, families can find floats, horses and marching bands in Downtown Houston. For 2018, the parade is on February 24 at 10:00am. The route is: Starts at Bagby and Walker (By City Hall) Walker Street to Travis Street, Right on Travis Travis to Bell Street, Right on Bell Bell to Louisiana … [Read More...]

Where to Watch the Rodeo Houston Trail Riders, Friday, February 23, 2018

The Trail Riders are on their way to Houston!  By Friday, they will be on our local city streets and headed to Memorial Park! Here is the official map, the routes AND their break locations (where you might just be able to say hello to the riders)! If you want to find them, here’s the plan:  Find the official map HERE.  On the map, look for the Trail Riders in your part of town. On … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published February 10-16, 2018!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from this week, February 10-16, 2018! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, February 15-21 Video of … [Read More...]

Housman Pocket Park… Find the fire truck, monkey bars and unique play structures!

Address: 6705 Housman, Houston, TX 77055 There was a time when my little boy would wear a full fireman suit, every single day. School, play, family portraits... he wore the fireman suit. And four years before that, it was my other little boy doing the same thing. We spent a whole lot of time Houston Fire Stations and Fire Truck Park, but I did not even know about Housman Pocket Park. Fun2Go … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston’s Chinatown, with kids!

Chinatown!  We love it, but it can be overwhelming with all the shops and restaurants. I am certainly not an expert... and generally just drive until I happen upon something we want to try.  But since I get asked a lot, below are some things-to-do to get you started.  If you have Chinatown favorites, let us know!   1. My Table Chinatown Restaurant Guide:  When you drive down Bellaire … [Read More...]

Where to Find Fire Fighters & Fire Trucks in Houston… Playgrounds, Museums & Fire Trucks!

We love Houston Fire Fighters!  Lucky for my kids, there are a lot of places to see fire trucks and fire fighters in Houston! Look below for Museums, Fire Stations, Playgrounds with Fire Truck Play Structures and Even More Fire Trucks.  Click the links for maps and details. If you have more to add to the list, let us know! Museum: 1.  Houston Fire Museum - Housed in the old Fire Station … [Read More...]

Creamistry… Now Open in CityCentre!

Address: 791 Town and Country Blvd Ste 140, Houston, TX 77024 At Creamistry, the ice cream is mixed and frozen right in front of you. You select your base and your mix-ins… and they use liquid nitrogen to freeze it as you watch! We've been to the location in the Galleria... but now one has opened on Town and Country! Creamistry is a sleek ice cream shop... and everything is made fresh … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Weiss Energy Hall at Houston Museum of Natural Science!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was take. It's from the Weiss Energy Hall at the Museum of Natural Science! … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, February 15-21, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for February 15-21!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Things to Do in Houston, with kids, February 15-21 Rodeo Tips & Tricks: Beat the Crowds & Save Money Spring Break 2018: Things to do in Houston, with kids, March 10-18! Plan Ahead:  … [Read More...]

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Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Spring! Houston Events for March 1 – May 31, 2018

Have the best spring ever!  So you can plan ahead for March, April and May, here are all the family events scheduled for March 1, 2018  through May 31, 2018.  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. Quick Links: Things to do for Spring Break Rodeo Tips & Tricks: Beat the … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018

Plan out your weekend in Houston, with kids! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Children's Museum of Houston,  Chinese Community Center or Asia Society! Go to the Houston Grand Opera's Special Performance at Discovery Green at Hello, Trees!  During "Harmony of Trees" visitors can select a phrase and enjoy the transformational musical journey as they walk the path of light and sound. Or … [Read More...]

Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – February 12-18, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, February 12-18, 2018. You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  On Wednesday, enjoy the Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center. 2.  On Thursday, go to the museum district for Free Museum Entry. 4.  On Friday, go to the Houston Grand Opera's Special … [Read More...]

Free Summer Camps & Classes for Houston Kids for 2018

Summer camps and activities can be outrageously expensive.  To help you have more fun in Houston, with kids, we have FREE camps and classes listed below. It is a little early to register for most of these... but they FILL FAST.  Add some to your "wish list" online and you can see when registration opens for each one. For more camp recommendations (that are not free), go HERE. Houston … [Read More...]

Parent Recommended Houston Summer Camps – Where to Send Your Kids to Camp! (2018 Edition)

It’s clear from all the questions I get… Houston parents want to know where to send their kids to camp!  They not only want to know what camps are available, but they want recommendations from other parents. Below is an updated list of camps recommended by BigKidSmallCity readers and it will get updated frequently.  If you want to suggest a camp, tell us! BigKidSmallCity is not responsible … [Read More...]

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