Over 100 Things to do with OLDER Kids

Posted on Mar 21 2016 - 4:21pm by Beth

Over 100 Things to do with Older Kids

things to do in houston 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

AD Players

Alley Theatre

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

Ball Games

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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

Battleship Texas

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

Comedy Show

Company Onstage Theater

Concert or listen to a band

Contemporary Arts Museum – always free

Cooking class

Crocodile Encounter

Dave & Buster’s – play games

Discovery Green events

Downtown Tunnels

family comedy and magic show houston

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 Carets

Go on a walking tour

Grand Texas Theme Park (opening soon)

Great Harvest Bakery Tour

Health Museum – free on Thursdays

Hermann Park – paddle boats

HITS Theater

Holocaust Museum – free on Thursdays

Horseback Riding

Houston Ballet

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.

Houston Symphony

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 Modern Dance

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.

Ice Skating

Idea Lab Experiment

Idea Lab

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.


IMAX Movie

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.

Jumping World

K1 Speed Houston

Kart 21

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.

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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.

Laser Tag

Learning tours – post office, pharmacy, ER, bank, vet, etc.


Little Beakers Science Lab

Mad Potter

Magic Show

Main Event

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

Moody Gardens

Movies – discounted in the summer



Paint Ball

Pirates Bay in Baytown

Play dates with friends

Pleasure Pier in Galveston

Putt Putt Golf

Quillian center diving boards

Quillian Center

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

Reading Club

Restaurants – try new ones

Rice University – tour the campus and art

Ride the ferry in Galveston

Road Trips

Rock Wall Climbing

Roller Skating or Roller Blading

Rothko Chapel

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


Sculpture Park


splashway waterpark

Splashway Waterpark

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.

Sporting Events

Sports – join a team

Swim at pools

The Chocolate Bar – organize a baking class

Thrift shopping or antique shopping

Top Golf

Track 21

Trampoline Park

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.


Please email me at kidfunhouston@gmail.com if you’d like to add your business details to the list.

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