1) SUGAR LAND SKEETERS GAME
This one does cost a little bit, but LOADS of fun for everyone if you’re willing to spend a little bit. The Skeeters baseball games are ALL about families. It blew my mind how many fun activities and child equipment they had. If you want to see an up close and exciting GAME, then I would go to the Astros. But if your kids aren’t going to sit for 2+ hours, then this is perfect. You can get a ticket to the grass area ($8/person, ages 3 and under FREE), and basically all that means is, you have access to everything except an assigned seat. Which we didn’t sit in our seats anyway. I relaxed and watched the game on the grass, while Kylie learned how to walk down the hill haha. There’s a splash pad (I was kicking myself for not bringing her suit or a swimmer diaper!) a playground (a super COOL looking playground, the pics don’t do it justice) a smaller play ground for infants + sandbox, a carousal (only $1, ages 2 and under FREE), and tons of delicious food! Even if you don’t have kids…it’s a great date activity. Just have a picnic on the grass and watch the game.
2) DISCOVERY GREEN PARK
You’ve probably seen me talk about his park before, but that’s only because it’s freaking awesome! It has a splash pad, playground, pond, lots of shade, snack bars, and tons of events that go on regularly. And this sounds funny, but the grass is really soft haha. It’s in Downtown Houston, so come prepared to pay for parking meters. It’s also very close to Herman Park
3) MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS
This garden is FREE, and has tons of space for kids to run and explore. There are like 100,000 different plants and flowers, and they list the names & info on all of them! Once Kylie gets old enough for school, I can’t wait to bring her here. (We’re most likely going to home school, and so I’m making lists of all the great places to go and learn). This is located in North Houston, kinda in Spring/Cypress area.
4) ASTROS GAME
We went to an Astros game as a family with some other friends of ours, and it was seriously one of the funnest things. The atmosphere was just so exciting & energetic. You don’t have to worry about a screaming baby….she actually didn’t cry or scream at all, but it wouldn’t have been awkward even if she did. The trick is this——>>>—>>>Buy a cheap ticket (you can find them for like $10), go on a week day when it’s not that busy, and because it’s not busy, you can pretty much sit anywhere you want, and they don’t care. We had seats in the front section…we could have even gotten closer, but liked being close to the food and restrooms 🙂
5) COLLINS PARK
This one is also in North Houston area. This one has stuff to do for pretty much anyone of any age! There are places to BBQ, more than one playground area, shade, soccer fields, baseball field, lots of other open fields. It’s also right next to the library, and a skate park. (You’d think the skate park would be a disruption…but it’s not). Then my favorite part…it has a bike/running path. With the main path being paved, and then various mountain bike trails off to the sides of the paved part. The path leads to a fishing pond, where there are also picnic benches. And of course, there is a river (I’ve named it the Chocolate River, that runs along everything).
There are so many awesome museums, it’s ridiculous! (In a good way 😀 ) The art museum was mind blowing! Especially if you like Greek mythology, or Roman history…they have great exhibits. They also have TONSSS of art from so many different eras. And the museums are FREE every Thursday! (Make sure to check times though, because some of them are only free for a few hours out of the day).
I sure hope this info helped if any of you are ever in Houston…or better yet, you LIVE here and need ideas of what to do 😀