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The Best Pumpkin Farms It's FALL Y'all!  I always love the Fall season because it kicks off the holidays. The weather starts to get cooler, the leaves begin to change colors, and we begin to see pumpkins popping up all over town.   Pumpkin Patches Who doesn't love a good pumpkin patch?  Let's face it...they make beautiful backdrops for pictures, they're fun to pick, and pumpkin dishes are tasty. Throughout the city, there are tons of pumpkin patches.  We love the pumpkin farms that are filled with kid related activities as... [Read More]

Kid Fun - Tyke Hikes at the Houston Arboretum Kid Fun loves to share ideas on things to do with kids in Houston. When my children were younger, we loved to attend the weekly Tyke Hikes on Monday mornings provided by the Houston Arboretum.   Houston Arboretum Tyke Hike The Tyke Hikes are designed to expose young children to nature at the Arboretum.  They are offered for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. During the event, they read books, offer a nature walk, and provide various activities related to the weekly theme.     Tyke... [Read More]

Kid Fun - Iron Sports Gym - Ninja Training The Iron Sports Gym is the place to go if you are interested in doing ninja training.  Your kids will have fun doing their mini-ninja classes, camps, and parties.  Adults and children train and get fit by doing non-traditional sports.   Iron Sports Gym The Iron Sports Gym offers classes and training for adults and children. They provide a variety of training techniques including sports medicine, boxing, self defense, crossfit, body building, yoga, and general fitness. The gym was... [Read More]

Things to do in Houston We know that our city is full of museums.  Children and adults benefit from every type of museum.  They provide memorable experiences, learning opportunities, chances to use your imagination, introductions to unknown topics, and quality time with others.  Museums expose children to new things while teaching them at the same time.  A child's creativity and creative thinking are peaked in a museum. Houston Museums The Houston Museum District alone is associated with 20 museums, galleries, cultural centers,... [Read More]

Kid Fun Places To See Animals It's time to enjoy Kid Fun Places to see animals and visit the best wildlife parks, zoos, and animal attractions in Houston and the surrounding areas.  The Greater Houston Area is home to hundreds of animals, birds, insects and mammals.  We are lucky to have animal encounters all over town.   Why should kids visit animals? Children love animals, and they enjoy seeing them up close.  We have several options in town to see animals, touch animals, feed animals and take pictures of animals. Animals... [Read More]

Pirate's Bay Waterpark Pirate's Bay is a water park located in Baytown that has waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river, a kids' play area and more.   Location Pirate's Bay is located at 5300 East Road, Baytown, Texas 77520.  It is about 30 minutes from downtown Houston.  There are detailed directions on their website from the East and from the South part of town. WARNING:  I had a difficult time finding the water park.  My navigation took me to an Exxon plant because they also have an East Road.  I used my Iphone navigation... [Read More]

Bayou Wildlife Zoo The Bayou Wildlife Zoo is an open range animal zoo located in Alvin. During your visit, you can take a train ride to see the animals, enjoy pony rides, and visit the petting zoo. Zoo Fun Your family will enjoy seeing the exotic animals, petting the animals in the petting zoo, and riding the ponies.  You are also invited to pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic.     Admission Costs: The admission cost per adults is $20.  The admission cost for children ages 2 to 11 years old is $10.  Children under... [Read More]

Summer Indoor Fun When we think of the summer, we think of getting outside.  Our summers are often filled with swimming, bike rides, and playing at the park.  But there are days when the heat is just too much. The summers in Houston can be hot and brutal.  It can be hard to keep the kids busy and entertained during the summer.  The good news is that there are a ton of indoor local places that you can take your kids.  You can get your kids out of the house, and you can enjoy the air condition as well.   Things to do in... [Read More]

Star Wars Party Throughout the year, my son has begged for a Star Wars party.  The theme was an easy decision.  Over the past six months, I've heard the buzz about this really neat business that does parties, camps, and classes. As soon as I looked into The Idea Lab, I knew that we had to have his party there.  With the help of an amazing list of local vendors, I was able to put together a fabulous event as we celebrated my son's fifth birthday.  The goal of the party was to make it fun, unique, and memorable.  I believe that we... [Read More]

Houston Summer Kids Movies 2016: The summer is here, and it's a great time to go to the movies.  You can beat the heat by seeing a free or discounted movie.  Most of the movie theaters in Houston and the surrounding areas are participating in the summer series for kids.  Here is a list of the movie theaters that are participating and their details.  Please note that they are subject to change so I'd encourage you to double check each show before you go with your kids.  Have a great summer at the movies!   Participating Theaters: Alamo... [Read More]

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