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Not far from Houston… but away from it all… Thousand Trails Colorado River in Columbus, Texas!

We were celebrating something BIG in our little Petite Retreat cabin at Thousand Trails Colorado River. We had TWO birthdays last week! We got to do all the fun camping things... but we got to come home to beds and plumbing. We've now been on several camping (and glamping) trips, and this is what I've discovered about campgrounds:  No one looks at you like you sideways when you say you … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Reptile & Amphibian House at the Houston Zoo!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was from. It's from the Reptile & Amphibian House at the Houston Zoo! … [Read More...]

Scholarship Opportunity Young Women Energized 2018!

Young Women Energized! The Women’s Energy Network of Houston sponsors five $2,000, one-time awards to exemplary high school senior girls from the Greater Houston area. WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy through its programs, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent in the future. Eligible applicants are female, graduating high school seniors … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 20-26, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 20-26!  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, September 20-26 Fall Festivals, Farms & Pumpkin Patches – Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, during Fall 2018! … [Read More...]

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East End Street Fest – Saturday, October 20, 2018

The East End Improvement Corporation announces the 2018 East End Street Fest. This colorful Houston community festival will be FREE of charge and promises to continue to draw thousands to Houston’s birthplace. Throughout the day, festival goers will experience a Craft Beer Garden and two music stages with more than a dozen bands of various genres including GRAMMY Award winners Flaco Jimenez and … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2018

Swing into hay bales, slide down hills, race around the pedal bike course, feed the animals, go fishing and more.  The Fall Festivities and Pumpkin Patch open this weekend at Blessington Farms! Take your train lovers to Fall Fun Fest at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.  See the museum, ride the trackless train, see the model steam engine displays and enjoy the bounce house, games, face painting, … [Read More...]

Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Main Street Theater, September 30 – October 27, 2018

Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat are coming to Main Street Theater in a delightful musical! All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year, and George always helps his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished!! Determined to help his friend, George leads the audience … [Read More...]

Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – September 17-23, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, September 17-23, 2018. You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  All week, cheer for the Astros at Minute Maid Park. 2.  On Tuesday, head back to Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday:  Are You Ready for Some Football?.  Enjoy the story and stay to play! 3.  On … [Read More...]

Ropes, Bars and Swings at the Modern Playground at Clarence E. Sasser Park!

Address: 3333 County Rd 922, Manvel, TX 77578 Look at the play structure at Clarence E. Sasser Park!  It has ropes and bars and swings to climb.  Just check out the pictures from Fun2Go Misters! This park has a mile of track, a pavilion with tables and barbeque pits, playground, three baseball fields, soccer field and landscaping. Clarence E. Sasser Park was named in honor of Brazoria … [Read More...]

Beat the Crowds at the Children’s Museum of Houston

I usually try to avoid the Children's Museum of Houston... but my kids are determined to go every day. It’s not that the museum isn’t good… because it’s really quite awesome.  It’s actually so awesome that EVERYONE is there. But since my kids are persistent (and deep down I know the Children's Museum is amazing), we've been on all kinds of days.  Empty days, busy days and crazy busy days... … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 8-14, 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, September 8-14, 2018. Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, September 13-19 Video of … [Read More...]

As Seen on Houston Life: Fall Things To Do Around Town

September brings fall festivals and pumpkin patches back to Houston. I had the honor of being on Houston Life and I shared some of my favorites! Look below for details on each festival and farm I mention in the video. For ALL the festivals and fall events, go HERE. 1. Pumpkin Patch – October 20-21, 2018 – Nature Discovery Center – 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401 Free Admission, Games … [Read More...]

Give Away: 4 Tickets to Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms!

Blessington Farms will open September 22, 2018 for the fall season... AND BigKidSmallCity has MORE tickets to giveaway!  If you want to win 4 tickets to the farm, good for any day during the 2018 Fall season, sign up below! Enjoy hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars, pumpkin patch and animal encounters.  Dig for fossils, pick flowers, swing into the hay, go fishing and … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? KCOH-TV 92.9 FM Studio!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from KCOH-TV 92.9 FM Studio! … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 13-19, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 13-19!  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, September 13-19 Fall Festivals, Farms & Pumpkin Patches – Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, during Fall 2018! … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2018

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids! Go for a Night Hike at the Nature Discovery Center.  Families can learn about the wildlife that is out and about in Russ Pitman Park once the sun goes down. Enjoy the Bayou Bend Family Day, “Hispanic Heritage”.  This day includes activities, demonstrations and performances around Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion. When the big kids are … [Read More...]

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