Top 13 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – January 21-27, 2019

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, January 21-27, 2019!

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, go to the MLK Grande Parade  in  Midtown.

2.  On Monday, celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

3.  All week, skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  Skate with Rey and Kylo Ren on Saturday.

4.  On Wednesday, go to Children’s BINGO at Levy Park.

5.  On Thursday, enjoy free admission in the  Museum District!

6.  On Thursday, go to the Family Storytime at Levy Park.

7.  On Thursday, go to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Discovery Green.

8.  On Friday, watch The Greatest Showman, on the lawn, at Levy Park.

9.  On Saturday, go to the Downtown Aquarium for Super Saturday.  Bring the coupon for buy one get one free admission.

10.  On Saturday, go to the Family Day: Welcome to the East End.  The Houston Maritime Museum is now open in their new location!

11.  On Saturday, be a part of the Bucket Brigade at the Houston Fire Museum.

12.  On Sunday, go to Main Street Theater, at MATCH, Jackie and Me.  In this show, Joey Stoshack time travels back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson.

13.  On Sunday, go to the Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend.


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2019

Make plans for your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Head to Levy Park for Family Storytime , to watch The Greatest Showman or just to play on playground!  Or go to Discovery Green to skate on the ICE … and even to Skate with Rey and Kylo Ren!

The Houston Maritime Museum is now open in their new location!  Go see them at the Family Day: Welcome to the East End.

Or go to Main Street Theater, at MATCH, Jackie and Me.  In this show, Joey Stoshack time travels back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, January 24, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 25, 2019:

Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
The Greatest Showman – 6:30pm – Levy Park
Rockets vs Raptors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, January 26, 2019:

Super Saturday: Buy One Get One Free – Downtown Aquarium (with coupon)
Art in the Park – 10:00am-12:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Firefighter Weekends: Bucket Brigade – 11:00am – Houston Fire Museum
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Family Day: Welcome to the East End – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Skate with Rey and Kylo Ren – 5:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green

Sunday, January 27, 2019:

ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Children’s Texas Art Festival – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend
Peter and the Bear – 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Jackie and Me – 2:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Rockets vs Magic – 6:00pm – Toyota Center
Skating with the Stars – 6:30pm – ICE at Discovery Green

Monday, January 28, 2019:

Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids

Tuesday, January 29, 2019:

Rockets vs Pelicans – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, January 30, 2019:

Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park
Be the Artist: Houston Center for Photography Workshop – 6:30pm – Discovery Green

Looking for more to do in your part of town? Check out…

365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Woodlands Mommy for things to do around The Woodlands.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published January 12-18, 2019!

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, January 12-18, 2019.

 

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Houston Restaurant:


Just look at Roberts Spark Park!

Address: 6000 Greenbriar Dr, Houston, TX 77030

What at school playground!  Roberts Spark Park is great!

The Spark Park Program develops school parks into neighborhood parks as a way to increase green space in Houston. Roberts Spark Park gates open after school activities end and throughout weekends, holidays, and summer months for everyone to enjoy.

(Or watch the video, HERE!)
The park has a big spiderweb, a rope obstacle course, swings, bouncy balance beam, traditional (but really good) play structure and a little kid area.  Plus there is a basketball court, gaga ball court, sports field and disk golf.

This park is probably the busiest Spark Park park I’ve seen…  with families playing and riding bikes and playing ball during the weekends.

The park is fenced in and there is free street parking (but not on Greenbriar).  Just check the signs before you leave your car.

There are no restrooms but a bunch of restrooms are nearby on Holcombe.

 

 

 

 

 

Find more Houston area parks:


FLIPKits at the Houston Public Library… Free Fun + Free Museum Tickets

We’ve always loved the Houston Public Library… but the  FLIPKits are our very favorite thing.

FLIP stands for Family Literacy Involvement Program, is a learning program designed for kids ages 0-8, by professionals at the Children’s Museum of Houston, to develop reading and comprehension skills.   At all Houston Public Library location, you can find the kits to take home with you… and you get Children’s Museum tickets just for doing this!

Each one comes in a yellow mesh bag with a tag saying the name of the story, the language and the appropriate age. Inside is a kit with a book, activity or craft, instructions and a parent survey.

There are 201 different FLIP kits available at 35 libraries that cover math, science and the arts. You can see them all HERE.

What’s even better than getting to check out the FLIPKits is getting rewarded for doing so!  Each kit comes with a paper survey.  Fill it out while your kids do the craft, turn it in when you return your backpack, and get a family pass to the Houston Children’s Museum!

So the library gives you everything you need to read and play with your kids… and then sends you to the museum!

Any resident with a valid Houston Public Library card can check out as many kits as they would like, for 3 weeks.  (And even those outside city limits can get a library card!)  They are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

Learn more in the video HERE!


Fadi’s Mediterranean Eatery in the Museum District

Address: 1801 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004

The museum district has a new restaurant!

We were driving down Binz, near the Children’s Museum, when we spotted the new Fadi’s Mediterranean Eatery.

My friend nearly launched herself out of the car to get there. It’s one of our favorite Houston spots… and now there is one in the museum district!

It’s smaller than the other spots, but has the favorites. Plus parking is validated in the garage.

At this smaller version of Fadi’s you fill one plate from the salad bar instead of ordering combination plates or individual sides. You can also add on a kebab or wrap (which makes this more food than one person can eat!).

You can also order kids meals like pizza or chicken tenders.

The restaurant is sleek and casual… and was too busy for more pictures.  It is certainly one of the best options in the museum district, so check it out next time you are there!

 

 

 

Find more Houston area restaurants:


Where in Houston? I-45 under the Nasa Bypass!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from I-45 under the Nasa Bypass!


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 17-23, 2019!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 17-23! Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


Where in Houston?

Where in Houston was this picture taken?


Things to do in Houston today, and this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, with kids! January 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with your kids!

Go to the MATCH Family Day.  This free event is an entire city block filled with performances and activities. Performances will include Schoolhouse Rock from Main Street Theater, concerts from Prelude Music, and performances of Alice presented by Open Dance Project. There will also be an appearance by Party Princess Productions, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, chalk artists and more.

Skate on the ICE at Discovery Green.  On Saturday you can event skate with Wonder Woman!

Enjoy the Lunar Eclipse at the George Observatory.  The telescopes will also be open until midnight.

Or celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Children’s Museum of Houston!  Sing African American spirituals, listen to uplifting, winning words by Gardere’s oratory speech winner, march down Kid’s Hall in celebration of civil rights during our peace rally and listen to “I Have a Dream,” the speech that changed the course of history.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, January 17, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Kindergarten Readiness Seminar – 9:30am – Veritas Christian Academy of Houston
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Screen on the Green: Show Dogs – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 18, 2019:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Family Campfire Night – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Saturday, January 19, 2019:

[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]