Over 100 Things to do with Older Kids
Are you looking for things to do with your older kids during the summer, holiday vacations, weekends and evenings? I have a huge list of over 100 things to do with older kids. The list includes things that are free, road trip ideas, and things to do all over the city. Kid Fun loves to bring ideas to you. I hope that you find some new ones on the list.
1940 Air Terminal Museum – Hobby Airport
7 Acre Wood- Conroe
They play shows that are great for the entire family. In addition, they offer camps and classes to children. Click here for more details about the theatre.
American Cowboy Museum
Art Car Museum – free
Bat Colony at Waugh Bridge
You can watch thousands of bats come out at sunset. This is a fun family friendly experience, and your older kids are sure to enjoy the experience too. For more details, please read my post here.
Battlefield Houston – laser tag and arcade
Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens
Bayou Wildlife Zoo
Bear Creek Park
The park is full of free things to do such as visiting the animals at the free mini-zoo, hiking the trails, playing ball on their numerous courts, walking the track, and lots more. You can get more details here.
Bellaire Aquatics Center – go for a swim
Bellaire Nature Center – take a class
Blessington Farms – pick berries
Bowling – join the FREE summer bowling club
Brazos Bend State Park
Buffalo Bayou Pontoon Boat Tour
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – It’s free on Thursdays.
Build something that they’re interested in
California Pizza Kitchen – book a pizza making party
Camp Cullen through the YMCA
City Hall – Take a tour
Company Onstage Theater
Concert or listen to a band
Contemporary Arts Museum – always free
Dave & Buster’s – play games
Discovery Green events
Family Comedy & Magic Show
The show is every other Saturday, and it is great for all ages. You can watch Ted Schwank and Carter Blackburn work their magic while entertaining everyone. For more details, please see the link here.
Farms – see animals, pick berries
Food Trucks – try new ones
Froberg’s Farms – pick berries
George Ranch Historical Park
Giant Beatles Statues – take fun pictures
Go on a walking tour
Grand Texas Theme Park (opening soon)
Great Harvest Bakery Tour
Health Museum – free on Thursdays
Hermann Park – paddle boats
Holocaust Museum – free on Thursdays
Houston Bicycle Museum
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
The center is located in the museum district, and the admission is always free. They offer group tours, workshops and free crafts on the weekends. To learn more, you can visit my post here.
Houston Center for Photography
Houston Maritime Museum
Houston Swim Club
They provide swim lessons and stroke work to all ages, and they also have an awesome swim team. To learn more about them, please visit my post here.
HPD Mounted Patrol Tour
You can visit the horses, feed them, and learn all about them. To learn more about the barn, you can view my post here.
Hunter Dance Center
They provide a large variety of classes for adults and children. They also have fun summer camps lined up. Please click here to learn more about their center.
They keep kids of all ages entertained and engaged by their hands-on activities and experiments. Your kids will love their classes, camps, and parties. Click here to learn more about them.
Iron Sports – Ninja Training Center
IT’Z Houston – bowling, bumper cars, lasertag, etc.
JP Morgan Chase Building
You can take a free tour of the tallest building in the city and get an amazing view. For more details, you can read my detailed post here.
K1 Speed Houston
Kegg’s Candy Tour – tour, taste chocolate, etc.
KSBJ Radio Station Tour
Everyone will enjoy learning the behind the scenes tricks of a live radio station. You can watch them record a live show, see them on air, and lots more. For more details, you can read my detailed post here.
Language Kids World
You can help your child learn another language by signing him/her up for classes or a camp. They offer sessions in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, English, French, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, German, Russian, Japanese, and more. To learn more about them, please visit my detailed post here.
Learning tours – post office, pharmacy, ER, bank, vet, etc.
Little Beakers Science Lab
Main Street Theater
Their shows are great for kids of all ages plus adults. Everyone enjoys watching their favorite childhood books being brought to life. To learn more about their shows, please visit my post here.
Miller Outdoor Theater – free shows
Movies – discounted in the summer
Pirates Bay in Baytown
Play dates with friends
Pleasure Pier in Galveston
Putt Putt Golf
Your entire family will love their swimming pool and Noah’s Ark pool. They also have a ton of fun events, camps, and activities. To learn more, please visit my detailed post here.
Raise money for a charity
Read to elders at a nursing home
Restaurants – try new ones
Rice University – tour the campus and art
Ride the ferry in Galveston
Rock Wall Climbing
Roller Skating or Roller Blading
Sam Houston Boat Tour
You can tour the ship channel for free. It’s a great way to learn more about our city. You can learn more about the tours by reading my post here.
San Jacinto Monument
Scavenger Hunt at a Mall
They are located in Sheridan, about an hour from Sugar Land. The waterpark is great for all ages including adults and babies. They have a ton of large water slides and structures that will keep you busy all day. They also have a wave pool, zip lines, and lots more. Please read here to learn more about them.
Sports – join a team
Swim at pools
The Chocolate Bar – organize a baking class
Thrift shopping or antique shopping
Tranquility Park and Wortham Fountains
Tutor or Mentor a younger child
Typhoon Texas Waterpark (opening soon)
Waterwall – have a picnic and take pictures
We Love Houston sign – take fun pictures
Wet and Wild Splashtown Waterpark
WWII Museum Tour at the West Houston Airport
You can learn all about the Houston Wing of Commemorative Air Force by attending their free family days. To learn more, please visit my detailed post here.
Zoo – visit the gorillas
Zuma Fun Center – go carts, mini golf, arcades, etc.
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