NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: Fire Station 8 Tour – October 11, 2014 – 10:00am

Fire Station 15 Water Hose
Are you ready for another Houston Fire Station Tour? BigKidSmallCity is touring Fire Station 8, in the Downtown, on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00am. (1919 Louisiana , 77002)  On our last tours, we had the opportunity to meet the fire fighters, sit in the truck, spray the fire hose and tour the station! Join us as we do it again!

Since this is an active station, keep in mind that: “If for any reason the assigned station is unable to participate due to an emergency response call, you may not receive advance notice of their absence. If the station receives an emergency response call during the scheduled activity, they are required to proceed to the emergency, but will make every effort to return upon completion.”

During the last tours, the trucks left and came right back. All the kids got to see the fire fighters suit up and head out! Just be ready to have the outing not go perfectly as planned!

UPDATE:  This event is now full!  To be notified about future meet ups, go HERE!

If you want to join us on January 17, 2015, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.  You will also be required to accept the terms of PARTICIPANT WAIVER AND HOLD HARMLESS FORM
2. Be one of the first 25 to respond. Spaces are very limited! The last tours filled very very quickly. You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your little fire fighters to Fire Station 8 in the Downtown on January 17 at 10:00am. (1919 Louisiana , 77002)
4. The event is FREE. Feel free to bring a homemade card or some goodies if you want to thank the fire fighters.
5. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are so limited, we want as many little fire fighters to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com right away.



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): January 8-14, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of January 8-14, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 8-14, 2015

Friends – Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 8-14!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:

At about 3:50 you can see my little movie star take over the show. I almost redid the video, but thought you might like to see what working on BigKidSmallCity.com really looks like!



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2015

Hermann Park Train at Stick House
It’s back to school, back to the routine and back to adventures in Houston with kids!

On Friday, watch Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory on the lawn at Discovery Green.  On Saturday, visit the Downtown Aquarium for half the price.  Print the coupon for buy one get one free admission… and get access to the shark tank train,  the stingray tank and everything else!

Since it’s the second Saturday, Hermann Park Members can ride the train, for free, as many times as they want!  Members can also skip the line every day of the year… and get the seats your kids are clamoring for.  A yearly membership is $50 for the family.  Get details HERE.

Classes return to the Nature Discovery Center this week.  Preschoolers can learn about Trees & Leaves on Tuesday (and big kids will have a change a week from Thursday).

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): January 1-7, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of January 1-7, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 1-7, 2015

Friends – Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 1-7!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:

Also, you can jump to the 4:30 mark if you want to learn about a series of workshops we’ll be hosting in 2015.  The first will be a workshop for anyone looking to build their own website for a blog or businesses.  We’ll sit shoulder-to-shoulder and to bring you from an idea to a fully functioning website in one day.



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015

Live Oaks at Hermann Park
Happy New Year!  Get 2015 started with family adventures around Houston!

The ICE at Discovery Green is open for another month and you have a few more days to visit Zoo Lights.

Super Saturdays are returning to the Downtown Aquarium in January.  Print the online coupon to get buy-one-get-one-free admission.

Introduce your kids to Mary Poppins at the Christian Youth Theater Houston or take them to watch Where the Wild Things Are on the lawn at Discovery Green! (Update: The movie on the lawn is now postponed.)

Wonder through the museum district for free admission on Thursday and swing by Hermann Park for a train ride or head to the Houston Zoo to feed the giraffes at 11:00 and 2:00 daily.

After the big kids head back to school on Tuesday, take the little kids to a free Creative Moves class at Nia Moves!

Are you looking for New Years Eve events?  December 31st is covered in THIS list!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): December 25-31, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 25-31, 2014, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 25-31, 2014.

Friends – Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 25-31!  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! December 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2014

Houston Zoo Lights Balls
Merry Christmas!  This events list takes us from Christmas to New Years Eve!

If you are looking for a Christmas Day adventure, take the family to the Winter Break Bash at the Jewish Community Center, to Festival of Lights, to skate at the ICE at Discovery Green or to visit Santa’s Wonderland.

Keep the fun going after Christmas with Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo, with a holiday show in the theater district or Snowflakes & Ice Skates Museum of Fine Arts.

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

Christmas, Thursday, December 25, 2014:
Winter Break Bash – 10:00am – Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 12:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE at Discovery Green – 1:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00-11:00pm – College Station

Friday, December 26, 2014:
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 10:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Radio City Christmas Spectacular – 12:00, 3:30, 7:30pm – Hobby Center
The Nutcracker – 2:00 & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Polar Express Train Ride – 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00pm – Palestine
Snowflakes & Ice Skates: Winter Break at the Museum- 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00-Midnight – College Station

Saturday, December 27, 2014:
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 10:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Radio City Christmas Spectacular – 12:00, 3:30, 7:30pm – Hobby Center
The Nutcracker – 2:00 & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Santa’s Wonderland – 3:00-Midnight – College Station
Polar Express Train Ride – 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00pm – Palestine
Snowflakes & Ice Skates: Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Sunday, December 28, 2014:
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 10:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Radio City Christmas Spectacular – 12:00, 3:30pm – Hobby Center
The Nutcracker – 2:00 & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Santa’s Wonderland – 3:00-11:00pm – College Station
Polar Express Train Ride – 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00pm – Palestine
Snowflakes & Ice Skates: Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, December 29, 2014:
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 10:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00-11:00pm – College Station

Tuesday, December 30, 2014:
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 10:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Snowflakes & Ice Skates: Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine
Two Step Tuesdays – 6:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00-11:00pm – College Station

Wednesday, December 31, 2014:
Festival of Lights, Ice Land – 10:00-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Snowflakes & Ice Skates: Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00-11:00pm – College Station

For Family Friendly New Years Celebrations, go HERE!

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Katy Moms Blog for things to do in Katy.
Houston on the Cheap to save some money around Houston.
BKSC Holiday List to plan through January 1.
And finally, if you are traveling around Texas (and beyond), check out R We There Yet Mom!