Look at the brand new play area at Buffalo Grille!

Address: 4080 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

Look what’s new at Buffalo Grille!

On the patio, kids can run their own restaurant.  There is a new counter in the play area, with a cash register, play food, chalk board and small picnic benches.  And I hear that a kids kitchen is coming soon.

Buffalo Grille on Bissonnet has always been one of our favorite places. It’s casual, breakfast is served all day and the tea is highly caffeinated.

We have always liked the patio but now it’s great for kids.  There are tables, umbrellas for shade and the fun new play area.

At Buffalo Grille, you order at the counter, fill your drink and take a seat.  Once the food is ready, you go grab it… or the staff will bring it to you if your arms are full.  We usually sit on the fenced in patio, eat our food and then head to the park.

This location is very close to Judson Park… so stop by and climb the giant boulder slide when you are done with your meal!

 

 

 

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Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, October 18-24, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for October 18-24!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


Where in Houston? EaDo at N. York and Navigation!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s in EaDo at North York St. near Navigation Blvd.!


Where in Houston?

Where in Houston was this picture taken?


Halloween Montster Mayhem at the Children’s Museum of Houston… Now through October 31, 2018!

Something spooky this way comes to the Children’s Museum of Houston!

There are spine-tingling experiments, spirit-lifting activities and slime-filled fun during the Halloween Monster Mayhem, now through October 31, 2018.

Meander your way through the Museum in search of goblins, goodies and goo!

Set out on a trick-or-treat quest every day from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on weekdays, 4:00pm to 8:00pm during Free Family Night Thursdays and all day on weekends through Halloween night!

We went trick-or-treating on a Friday at 5:00pm and it was not very busy at all.  We got through all the stations in 20 minutes and were able to play until closing.

You can also get slime-soaked during the 2nd Annual Slime-Off! on October 27, 2018.  (Space is limited and pre-registration is required.)  We did it last year and it was a messy and fun!

And go back on October 31, 2018 to the Halloween Monster Mash Bash (open till 8:00pm)!


Sign up for a FREE gymnastics class at H-Town Elite… & win a FREE month of classes!

At H-Town Elite Gymnastics, girls and boys can participate in recreational and competitive gymnastics in a brand new gym and with great coaches.

We have taken lots of classes at H-Town Elite and my kids (both boys and girls) love it.  My big girl wants to be Simone Biles, my boys like tumbling and learning stunts for their own kid produced movies, my and my toddler just likes jumping and rolling and being just like the big kids.

NOW you can take a FREE class at H-Town Elite AND be entered to win a month of free preschool classes.

Preschool programs are available to boys and girls ages 2 plus and are taught by a patient and understanding Coach. Classes range from 30 – 50 minutes long and meet once a week.

Your child will learn important lessons such as how to coexist in a class setting with other children, how to take and wait for their turns and get stronger and more confident at the same time. Students will use scaled down versions of Olympic Gymnastics equipment, and learn basic versions of skills learned by the best gymnasts in the world with the flexibility in curriculum to allow each student to progress at their own pace.

If you have a preschooler, sign up here for a FREE class the week of October 22, 2018. AND, for those that register will also be entered to win a month of free classes!

(Weekend classes and classes for older kids are also available with a free trail, but you need to contact H-Town Elite directly to see what is available! Reach them at 713-955-5427 or contact@htownelite.com!)

Sign up for your free class below (or HERE!).

 


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2018

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

Pull out the costumes and go to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo, Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch at Blessington Farms, the Pumpkin Patch at Nature Discovery Center or ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum.

Take the family to  Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Just remember some affiliate ear protection for the kids.)  Go to the Night Market at the Asia Society.  Here there is after-hours access to exhibitions, live music and a Japanese-style carnival.

Go to the East End Esplanade for the East End Street Fest.  Over a three-block area of the Navigation Esplanade, there will be live music, vendors and artists showcasing dance, music, fitness and martial arts.  There will also be a large kid zone with rock climbing, mechanical bull rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo and more.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
Plan ahead for the holidays!  Here are all the shows, lights and festivals!
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, October 18, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Children’s Museum

Friday, October 19, 2018:

Zoo Boo– 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Night Market – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Asia Society
Splendid China XIII – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

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


Top 14 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – October 15-21, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, October 15-21, 2018.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, go to Sensory Friendly Day at the Children’s Museum.  Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).

2.  Monday through Sunday, go on a  trick-or-treat monster hunt at Halloween Mayhem at the Children’s Museum.

3.  On Tuesday, go to Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday: Touch a Truck.  Get up close to all kinds of cars and trucks!

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

5.  On Thursday, enjoy the Free Museum Day in the museum district.

6.  On Friday, go to the Night Market at the Asia Society.  Here there is after-hours access to exhibitions, live music and a Japanese-style carnival.

7.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, go to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo! There is a Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, candy treats.  Go on Friday morning to beat the crowds.

8.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, play at the farm and pick out a pumpkin at Blessington Farms.  Climb up dirt hills, slide down hillsides, feed the animals, zip across zip lines and more!

9.  On Saturday, go to the East End Esplanade for the East End Street Fest.  Over a three-block area of the Navigation Esplanade, there will be live music, vendors and artists showcasing dance, music, fitness and martial arts.  There will also be a large kid zone with rock climbing, mechanical bull rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo and more.

10.  On Saturday, watch Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Main Street Theater.  If you can’t get tickets for this weekend, plan ahead to see everyone’s favorite curious little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat.

11.  On Saturday, go to the ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum.

12.  On Saturday and Sunday, take the family to  Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Just remember some affiliate ear protection for the kids.)

13.  On Saturday and Sunday, go to the Pumpkin Patch at Nature Discovery Center.

14.  On Sunday, go to the Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day.

 


Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo… Beat the Crowds and Find Parking

Zoo Boo started today!  On Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Halloween, you can take your costumed kids to trick-or-treat, play games and decorate (tiny) pumpkins at the zoo.

Zoo Boo is included with zoo admission… and can get crazy busy.

To beat the crowds, try to go on Fridays during the school day… or arrive right at opening on any day.

If you are a Zoo Member, you can enjoy an extra hour of Zoo Boo on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The Houston Zoo will open at 8:00am so Members can get an early start on your favorite Zoo Boo activities, including the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, and, course, candy!

On any day after 9:00am, parking will be a problem.  If you get there after 9:00am, skip the zoo parking lot (G & H).  Cars are circling and you need to win the lottery to get a spot.

Go straight to the parking lot by the Centennial Gardens and Health Museum (C).  The Lot C entrance is farther from the zoo (so most people don’t see it) but once you park, walking to the zoo is easy.

If Lot C is full, try paid street parking by the Health Museum or even by the Museum of Fine Arts.  In my opinion, pushing a stroller from the museums is much more pleasant than fighting the traffic right by the zoo entrance.

 

 


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published October 6-12, 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, October 6-12, 2018.

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston: