Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published February 16-22, 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, February 16-22, 2019.

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurant:


A Playground for All at League Park!

Address: 512 2nd Street, League City, TX 77573

Look at League Park!  This park has a playground, with ramps, for all abilities… plus basketball courts, train car, koi pond, picnic areas, gazebo and more!

Just look at the latest pictures from Fun2Go Misters!

The playground has cool equipment… with a big music center, swings and a play structure with slides and ramps and spiderweb.

Next to the playground is a basketball court and a covered picnic pavilion. Behind the pavilion are the water fountain and restrooms.

If you head toward the front of the park you pass a small wishing well and a railroad car. Although you can’t actually go into the car the kids can play on the outside and spin the wheels.

The park is not fenced, but the playground area is far from the busy road at the front of the park. There was not much traffic driving beside the park, and most of that seemed to be people who were coming or going from the park itself.

Right next door is a cute shopping center.  Look at the pictures below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find more Houston area parks:


Family Friendly Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill

Address: 5529 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77005

Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill is a family friendly restaurant! It has counter service, good food, tables covered in brown paper, little arcade room and casual but sleek dining room.

There are several Houston locations and we went to the one in West University.

Most recently, we went on a weekend afternoon… and we were not the only ones with this good idea. People just kept coming in with kids in little league jerseys and others with groups of friends.

The menu has a lot of options, including burgers, tacos, salad and breakfast. You order, take a number, fill your drinks, find a table… and food is delivered to you.

The restaurant has a small arcade room that was full of kids.

Take a look at the pictures and check out Skeeter’s Grill for family friendly dining!

 

 

Find more Houston area restaurants:


Where in Houston? Main & Co!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from Main & Co. on Main Street!


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, February 21-27, 2019!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for February 21-27! 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?


Is The Whimsy World worth the price of admission?!

The Whimsy World is a traveling art exhibit, full of  a colorful installations.  Guests are invited to interact with the art… and bring their cameras.

The exhibit is open at The District Art Gallery through February 28, 2019.  Tickets are $28 and kids 10 and under are free.

And the question I keep getting is, is it worth the price of admission?

(You can also see the video HERE!)

The Whimsy World hosted us and we got a good look at the exhibits.  All of them are 3 dimensional and you can walk into the art so your photographs have a feeling of depth and perspective.

The lighting was pretty good for many of the exhibits, but I was happy to have my affiliate light ring for the back room.

My son and I really like taking photos, so we liked all the art and playing with different angles and shots.  As two armature photographers, we had a lot of fun together… which is not aways easy with my tween!

The admission price is high for me, but I am happy that kids 10 and under are free.  This means that for $28, I can bring 4 people in… making it a better $7 each.

Candidly, I would not pay $56 to bring my husband (because he doesn’t care $28 worth!).  Also, I do think age 10 is young for the cut off, but that’s because I have an 11 year old!

That all said, we did enjoy ourselves.  Look at the photos and decide for yourself on visiting The Whimsy World!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019

It’s time for Rodeo Houston!

The big event starts on Monday… but before this, we have Go Texan Day, the Trail Riders will be traveling through town, the Bar-B-Que Cookoff will be in full swing and you can participate in the Rodeo Run or watch the Downtown Rodeo Parade.

This weekend you can go to Levy Park at Family Movie Night: Trolls. Or take your little chef to the Master Chef Junior Casting at Sheraton Suites Houston.

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, February 21, 2019:

Bar-B-Que Cookoff – NRG Center
Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, February 22, 2019:

Go Texan Day
Trail Riders – Traveling to Memorial Park
Bar-B-Que Cookoff – NRG Center
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
Family Movie Night: Trolls – 6:30pm – Levy Park

Saturday, February 23, 2019:

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


Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – February 18-24, 2019

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids! Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, February 18-24, 2019!

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, go to the Sensory Friendly Day at the Children’s Museum of Houston. (Preregistration required)

2.  On Tuesday, go to the Rodeo Round Up at City Hall.  Here you can grab a free lunch, dance to live music, take photos with a Texas Longhorn steer, hear the Mayor’s Go Texan Day proclamation and learn about your Rodeo’s contributions to the community.

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

4.  On Thursday, enjoy free admission in the  Museum District!  Find a museum district restaurant HERE.

5.  Thursday through Saturday, go to the the Bar-B-Que Cookoff.  Tickets includes a complimentary sliced barbecue beef sandwich plate, access to live music areas and admission to the carnival.

6.  Friday is Go Texan Day! You can watch the Trail Riders as they travel to Memorial Park.

7.  On Friday, go to Levy Park at Family Movie Night: Trolls.

8.  On Saturday, participate in the Rodeo Run or watch the Downtown Rodeo Parade!

9.  On Saturday, go to Family Day : Ancient Mediterranean at the Houston Maritime Museum.

10.  On Saturday, take your little chef to the Master Chef Junior Casting at Sheraton Suites Houston.

11.  On Saturday and Sunday, have Fun on the Farm at Blessington Farms.  There are pedal cars, barrel trains, giant slides, jump pad and much more!


Give Away: 4 Tickets to Cirque Italia in Katy!

Cirque Italia‘s “Aquatic Spectacular” will be in Katy, Texas, February 21,2019 through March 3, 2019.

The show features a custom designed water stage that travels from city to city. The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over while thrilling the audience with every move.

AND I have 4 tickets to give away!  Register below (or HERE) to win tickets to any available show.

AND everyone can use the digital coupon below to get one free child admission.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Christina M!

Contest Ends: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Official Rules:  https://www.bigkidsmallcity.com/official-contest-rules-205/