Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, October 19-25, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for October 19-25!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 19, 20 ,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017

Make it a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Celebrate Halloween with Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land, with Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo (and go on Friday if you want to beat some of the crowds), with ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum (and consider getting this affiliate Groupon because members get in free!) and with our favorite Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center.

Celebrate Fall with the return of Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre and Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Be sure to bring some affiliate ear protection to the air show, for the kids.)

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: We are the Dinosaurs at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity. Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 19, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.

Friday, October 20, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Splendid China XII – 7:30pm – Miller outdoor Theatre
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 21, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – October 16-22, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, October 16-22, 2017.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, go to the free Astros Watch Party at Minute Maid Park.  You just need to redeem the voucher.

2.  On Tuesday, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Tacky the Penguin at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

3.  On Wednesday, enjoy Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center.

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!

5.  Friday through Sunday, go to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo!  If you can swing it, go on Friday to beat some of the crowds.

6.  Friday and Saturday, enjoy of Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

7.  On Saturday, celebrate Halloween with Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land.

8.  On Saturday, go to ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum (and consider getting this affiliate Groupon because members get in free!).

9.  Saturday and Sunday, head to Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Be sure to bring some affiliate ear protection to the air show, for the kids.)

10.  Saturday and Sunday, go to our favorite Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center!  Pumpkins, horse drawn wagon rides, bounces and plenty of festival games.

11.  All week long, find all the farms, pumpkin patches and fall festivals HERE!

Also, to preview all the holiday events planned for Houston, go HERE!


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published October 7-13, 2017!

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 last week, October 7-13, 2017!

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do Around Houston:

Family Friendly Restaurants:


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, October 12-18, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for October 12-18!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:


Trunk-or-Treat, Indoor & Retail Trick-or-Treat Events, in Houston, for 2017!

Trick or Treat without going door to door!

There are a lot of spots to trunk-or-treat (where you go trunk to trunk in a closed off parking lot) or trick-or-treat at businesses and churches.  See our list below… and tell us what to add!

For the full list of festivals, farms and pumpkin patches, go HERE!


Pictured: Luke, Leia, Luke and Mad Yoda
Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival – Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Haunted High School – 5:00pm-7:30pm – La Porte High School (I haven’t been but hear it’s kid friendly)

Pre-Halloween Bash & Trunk-or-Treat Alley – Friday, October 27, 2017 – 6:30pm-8:00pm – Faith Lutheran Bellaire

Trunk or Treat 2017 by Global Martial Arts – Friday, October 27, 2017 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Tomball

Annual Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 27, 2017 – 6:00pm-8:30pm – Bethany Methodist Weekday School

Trunk or Treat at Al Garza Martial Arts – Friday, October 27, 2017, 2017 – 6:30pm-9:00pm – League City

Truck or Treat Halloween Family Food Festival – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 12:00pm-11:00pm – Heritage Place Amphitheater, Conroe

Special Needs Halloween Indoor Trick or Treat – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 2:00pm-4:00pm – Helen Hall Public Library, League City

Lake Houston Church Of The Nazarene – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Humble

Trunk or Treat – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, League City

Trunk or Treat Street Party – Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 5:00pm-7:00pm – First United Methodist Church – 2314 Grand Blvd, Pearland, Texas 77581

Trick or Treat – Monday, October 30, 2017 – 5:30pm-6:30pm – Tanger Outlets, Texas City

Memorial City Monster Mash Spooktacular – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Memorial City Mall

Trunks ‘n’ Treats – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown

Halloween Trick or Treat – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 5:00pm-8:00pm – CityCentre

Trunk or Treat – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 6:00pm-7:30pm – Clear Lake United Methodist Church


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2017

Have a great week and weekend in Houston, with the kids!

Zoo Boo opens this weekend at the Houston Zoo!  If you can swing it, go on Friday to beat some of the crowds.  You can also catch the Halloween Zoovie Night after dark.

Or enjoy some sophisticated Halloween fun with the free Symphonic Spooktacular at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Walk on the Wild Side at the Nature Discovery Center or watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at Discovery Green.

Head to the Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day at the Museum of Fine Art’s Bayou Bend Collection and Rienzi.  This free event includes art workshops, games and performances.

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Tacky the Penguin at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 12, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Houston Italian Festival – 5:00pm-10:00pm – University of St. Thomas

Friday, October 13, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Houston Italian Festival – 11:00am-10:00pm – University of St. Thomas
Halloween Zoovie Night – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Houston Zoo
Night Market – 6:00pm – Asia Society
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Spurs – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 14, 2017:
[Click here… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]


Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – October 9-15, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, October 9-15, 2017.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, go to the free Astros Watch Party at Minute Maid Park.  You just need to redeem the voucher.

2.  On Tuesday, head to Toddler Tuesday: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

3.  On Wednesday, enjoy Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center.

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!

5.  Friday through Sunday, go to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo!  If you can swing it, go on Friday to beat some of the crowds.  You can also catch the Halloween Zoovie Night after dark.

6.  On Saturday, Walk on the Wild Side at the Nature Discovery Center.

7.  On Saturday, watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at Discovery Green.

8.  On Sunday, head to the Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day at the Museum of Fine Art’s Bayou Bend Collection and Rienzi.  This free event includes art workshops, games and performances.

9.  On Sunday, enjoy some sophisticated Halloween fun with the free Symphonic Spooktacular at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

10.  All week long, find all the farms, pumpkin patches and fall festivals HERE!

Also, to preview all the holiday events planned for Houston, go HERE!


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 30-October 6, 2017!

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 last week, September 30-October 6, 2017!

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do Around Houston:


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, October 5-11, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for October 5-11!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:


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