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Free Indoor Playground at Safari Stop at The Woodlands United Methodist Church

Address: 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Cool off at the free Safari Stop at The Woodlands United Methodist Church! Fun2Go Misters has been searching all over the Houston area for FREE indoor playgrounds… and this is on the list! Safari Stop is open to the public for free play... appropriate for kids ages 3-9.  Check their website or call for hours (because they can … [Read More...]

Big but not TOO big… Take the family to our favorite Splashway Waterpark & Campground!

Address: 5211 Main Street, Sheridan, Texas 77475 (For the winter post, go HERE!) Use code BigKidSmallCity to save $5 on full price waterpark tickets! Splashway Waterpark & Campground is our very favorite Houston-area waterpark.  It's a big park, but it's not TOO big.   There is plenty to do for my 11, 9, 6 and 1 year olds... but it is not too big for mom to supervise. Not only this, but … [Read More...]

Basketball, Tricks and Shenanigans… The Harlem Globetrotters!

Have you seen the Harlem Globetrotters? They were in the Houston area last week... and the show was great! Check out the Facebook Live: I took my kids (11, 9, 6 and 21 months) and my parents... and everyone was very entertained. Even the toddler was excited to watch the basketball and the funny interactions with the crowd. The game is 4 quarters... but while time is running down, the … [Read More...]

Rolled Ice Cream at Class 502 in Chinatown!

Address: 9889 Bellaire Blvd d220, Houston, TX 77036 Roll up your ice cream! Chinatown does a very good job with fun and unusual ice cream shops... and Class 502 Ice Cream is no exception! This shop actually rolls up your ice cream and tucks them in a cute little cup.  There are lots of flavor options... and they all taste good... but the best part is the show! On our last trip we … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Houston Zoo!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's a big bug from the Houston Zoo! … [Read More...]

Visit the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum in Galveston!

Address: Pier 19, Galveston, TX One of our very favorite things to do in Galveston is to visit the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum.  It’s a great museum focused on the offshore oil and gas industry… but the best part is that it’s housed on a retired jackup drilling rig off Pier 19! You buy tickets in the gift shop and then walk across the long pedestrian bridge to the Ocean … [Read More...]

Log Hours & Earn Rewards NOW with the Houston Public Library’s John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program!

The Houston Public Library’s John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program ends on August 1, 2018.  Sign up, read and record your hours and earn prizes NOW! The reading program is FREE and is open to EVERYONE... even if you don't live in Houston. And anything counts… including comics, audio books, board books and reading with your kids!  All you need to do is: 1. … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, July 19-25, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for July 19-25!  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, July 19-25 Plan your summer break with THESE things to do, June through August! … [Read More...]

Beach, Shells, Fishing & Boating at the Texas City Dike!

The Texas City Dike was built to protect the Texas City Channel from cross currents. It’s over 5 miles and has boat ramps, picnic shelters and beach! After visiting the Texas City Museum, we always drive over a few blocks to find shells on the beach.  We pay the $5 cash (because we are not Texas City residents) and drive out past fishermen, boaters and families.  The long slow road has water on … [Read More...]

Tour Battleship Texas and the San Jacinto Battle Monument!

Want to know what I like less than heights? Using a tiny elevator to get to them... But my kids insisted and look at the view of Battleship Texas from the San Jacinto Battle Monument! The San Jacinto Monument is a tall tower located on the Houston Ship Channel. It is topped with a 220-ton lone star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Galveston Children’s Museum… Small, fun, not crazy busy & housed in the Moody Mansion!

Address: 2618 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550 I like this children's museum! The Galveston Children's Museum is small, not crazy busy, housed in the Moody Mansion and has lots of fun things to do. My big kids loved the Lego car ramps and the little woodworking station. My little kids love just about everything. The museum is air conditioned, easy and entertaining! The … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! July 19, 20 ,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2018

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids! Go to the Lone Star Flight Museum for a whole series of events.  Watch Planes in the hanger, see the World Series Trophy on Display and view the star at Astronomy Night! Or take the kids to Pinkalicious The Musical at Main Street Theater at MATCH.  It's a great show... and it's air conditioned! For more cool things to do, find FREE splashpads, … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 16-22, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, July  16-22, 2018. You can also find the full list of events HERE … and ALL the Summer Break Fun, HERE! 1.  All week long, Stay Cool with FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues. 2.  Monday through Thursday, cheer for the Skeeters at Constellation … [Read More...]

One Day in Downtown Houston… Things to do with kids!

Over school break, we spend a lot of time on day trips just outside of Houston city limits... but urban Houston exploring is our very favorite thing to do. My son, tired of the car rides, reminded me of this and got us back Downtown for a day of adventure.  He picked out his favorites and they are listed below.  If you have more favorites, let us know!   Getting Around: My … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published July 7-13, 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, July 7-13, 2018. Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, July 12-18 Video of things to … [Read More...]

Stay COOL and DRY at the FREE Indoor Playground at Sugar Creek Baptist Church

Address: 13223 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Stay COOL and DRY for FREE at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church indoor playground! Fun2Go Misters has been searching all over the Houston area for FREE indoor playgrounds… and this is on the list! The Sugar Creek play area is open to kids in 5th grade or younger. Socks are required. The hours are listed below... but always check before … [Read More...]

Rosenberg Railroad Museum and Ol’ Railroad Cafe!

Address: Ol' RailRoad Cafe, 819 2nd St, Rosenberg, TX 77471 & Rosenberg Railroad Museum, 2521, 1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg, TX 77471 From Houston mom, Felicia: I had heard about the train museum in Rosenberg for ages but my older girls are past the age of visiting a train museum. With those party poopers off at summer camp and my husband working a half day this past Friday, we decided to … [Read More...]

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