Top 11 Things to Do this Week & MLK Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – January 14-21, 2019

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through MONDAY, January 14-21, 2019!

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  All week, skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  Be at Cheap Skate on Monday and Skate with Wonder Woman on Saturday.

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

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

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

5.  On Friday, go to the Family Campfire Night at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.

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

7.  On Saturday, be a Fire Finder at the Houston Fire Museum.

8.  On Sunday, 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.

9.  On Sunday, enjoy the Lunar Eclipse at the George Observatory.  The telescopes will also be open until midnight.

10.  On Monday, 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.

11.  On Monday, go the MLK Grande Parade in Midtown.

Little Kids Rule During the Earlybird Special at Birds Barbershop

Calling all little kids!

Throughout the month of January, Birds Barbershop in the Heights is offering $5 off any kidcut (regularly $21 for kids 10 and younger) when visiting Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m to 3 p.m. It also includes a free treat from Steel City Pops!

Little kids love coming to Birds to play on its video game arcades before their cut, and grabbing a lollypop on the way out.

After the cut, swing by the neighbors at Steel City Pops for a free customization – a drip, dredge, drizzle or dust – when you mention the Earlybird special during the hours indicated.

Clients can walk in during regular business hours, schedule a same-day appointment via the Birds Booking app, or call ahead (713-999-0800) to be placed on the wait list. For more info, visit or @birdsbarbershop on Instagram.

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published January 5-11, 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 5-11, 2019.

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Houston Restaurant:

A Great Park & Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course at Tom Bass Regional Park!

Address: 3452 Fellows Rd, Houston, TX 77047

Tom Bass Park is a good park!

We’ve told you about the awesome Ninja Warrior Playground… but that’s just a small part of this park.

Tom Bass Park has three sections, with several playgrounds, picnic areas, trails, fishing and sports fields. There is also a public golf course and a performance pavilion.  (Erlinda first told us about this park… so thank you Erlinda!)

See the video below (or HERE)!

Tom Bass Park has three sections. Section I and II are big and seem to be a little less busy… but with good playgrounds and picnic spots. Section III is busier with the Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course and traditional playgrounds. Plus there is a trail around the water and spots to fish.

This park has free parking and restrooms.

Look at the pictures below!








Find more Houston area parks:

Eat and Play at Palava Family Entertainment Center & Restaurant!

Address: 3240 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388

When I think of play places, I don’t really think about good food… but Palava Family Entertainment Center & Restaurant has really good food!

They make pizza in their stone oven and make salads, sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes to order. And my kids were pretty pleased that you eat in the middle of the play area with the 2-level Mayan themed laser tag arena, 3D black light mini golf, a HUGE 4-level play structure, a toddler play area and a small arcade.

Last week I let each of my big kids pick something special to do. The 7 year old picked laser tag at Palava… so off we went on a weeknight.

While we were there, we were able to get a pizza, salad and wings… plus unlimited play, laser tag and mini golf, for four of us, for $60. (Check the latest deals HERE.)

We ordered our food and played while we waited. You can play in the play structure or at mini golf any time. The laser tag games start every 20 minutes or so… and an announcement is made so you don’t miss them.

The laser tag area is pretty elaborate. There are two stories and lots of places to hide. Everyone wears a vest and is assigned a name… and people outside the game can watch the status on the screen outside. (The display like text messages, no video.)

I played a couple of games for laser tag and I had fun too!

Check out the picture below… and if you are looking for real food and a fun place to play, check out Palava!








Find more Houston area things to do:

Where in Houston? Heights 13th and Yale!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from the Heights… at 13th and Yale!

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 10-16, 2019!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 10-16! 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?

Give Away: Family 4 Pack of Tickets to the ICE at Discovery Green!

Discovery Green has an outdoor ice rink! The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest.

Skates come as small as size 8 and there is a ICE Box for kids under 4 to give skating at try!

Regular admission is $15 and includes tax and skate rentals.   AND 1 family will win 4 tickets to the ICE (for Monday through Thursday)!  To win, register below (or HERE).

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Amanda S!

Contest Closes: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Official Rules:

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

On, I provide a long list of things to do each weekend… and soon the name will be changing.  We’ll be writing the same weekly posts… but under!

For this week, skate on the ICE at Discovery Green… and even Skate with Superwoman!

At the Nature Discovery Center, Meet the Creepy Crawlies.  Touch the specimens and learn about the biology and behavior.

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

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 10, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Screen on the Green: Ready Player One – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 11, 2019:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Cavaliers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, January 12, 2019:

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