20 Things To Do with Houston Kids Over Spring Break 2022

March is one of the nicest months for outdoor activities in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
March is one of the nicest months for outdoor activities in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The week of March 14 through 18 is Spring Break 2022 in Houston, and we have plenty of ideas for fun things to do in Houston for families. Take a look at our top 20 top things to do over Spring Break in Houston to keep kids entertained, or click on our Houston March guide. Whether you want to join in a Houston tradition like the Rodeo or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, like to enjoy nature in the city on foot or your bike, or prefer to enjoy an indoor playspace or climbing wall, we have twenty great recommendations for you. There’s no need to be bored this Spring Break 2022, so read on to find out more!

 The Houston Rodeo is one of the best Spring Break activities in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Houston Rodeo

1. Grab your cowboy hat and pull on your boots! One of H-Town’s biggest and most historic annual events, the Houston Rodeo, runs right through Spring Break. Find out more in our guide: Houston Rodeo With Kids: What You Need to Know. 

2. Climb, swing, jump, and giggle at one of Houston's fun indoor play spaces

3. Charge your batteries for the rest of the school year by cuddling up and watching some of the 100 Best Kids’ TV Shows of All Time. Why not make it a special event with popcorn or candy and a furry blanket.

4. With 90,000 square feet of fun, kids love the Houston Children’s Museum. Their special Spring Break Destination Celebration includes bungee trampolines, a shaving cream pie fight on March 14, and a glow maze. 

Include a special treat in your Spring Break agenda. Photo courtesy of Smoosh

5. It’s never too early in the year to Eat at one of the Best Ice Cream Shops Near Houston. Kids will love the variety of flavors and toppings to be found in these stores.

6. Learn about the Egyptian pyramids and mummies at the Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs new exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Spring Break is a great time to finally check out Space Center Houston. Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston.

7. Have Spring Break fun by finding out the latest about the upcoming missions to get the first US woman on the moon and travel to Mars at the Space Center Houston

Watch Luca outdoors on Discovery Green. Discovery Green photo courtesy of Projects for Public Spaces

8. Watch the fabulous Disney movie, Luca, on the Screen on the Green at Discovery Green on March 18. You'll be shouting 'Silencio Bruno,' for the rest of the week!

9. Blessington Farms reopens in March and will be running a Spring Break Spectacular March 12 - 20. The gem-mining and jump-pad are among the many regular fun attractions.

Lone Star Flight Museum is so much fun for flight enthusiasts of all ages. Photo courtesy of the Lone Star Flight Museum

10. Visit the Lone Star Flight Museum and join in their special Spring Break events week, including a Star Wars-themed day on March 13. Dress in character and get $2 off!

11. Enjoy the warmer weather and head out on a hike on one of the Amazing Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston. You can spot animals, collect leaves or have running races to keep everyone interested and moving.

Get outside over Spring Break in Houston. Photo courtesy of the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

12. Complete a Forest Detective Wildlife Checklist  when getting out in nature, for example at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center 

13. Kids of all ages can climb to giddy heights at one of the Rock Climbing Gyms and Walls Around Houston.

Photo courtesy of the 2019 Houston St Patrick's Day Parade, Facebook

14. Dress up in Irish green and enjoy the fun of the free two-hour Houston 61st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade - one of the largest in the US.

15. See flowers and plants start to unfurl for Spring at Mercer Botanic Gardens in Humble. You can visit the arboretum with two playgrounds, a picnic area, and walking trails, or admire the bamboo, ferns, and more in the botanic gardens.

Fishing in Huntsville State Park, photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

16. Bike, hike, birdwatch, fish, and boat an hour north of Houston at Huntsville State Park. Why not camp overnight there in a tent, RV or a cabin and roast s'mores over the fire!

17. Dust off your bikes or scooters and head round one of Houston’s Best Parks and Trails for Family Bike Rides.

18. Grab your fishing pole and some bait and head to one of the Best Fishing Spots around Houston for Kids and Families. Take a picnic and make a day of it! See who can catch the largest fish! 

The Pleasure Pier in Galveston, photo courtesy of galveston.com

19. The weather’s often warm enough to dig out your bucket and spade and enjoy our 14 Top Things To Do in Galveston with Kids. Even if it rains, you can enjoy Moody Garden pyramids and a variety of amusements, restaurants and museums.  

Feeding time at the Gator Country Alligator Preserve. Photo courtesy of Sarah Banks

20. Thrill your kids with an alligator encounter. You can see alligators and even feed alligators after checking out our guide to Get Up Close with Alligators Near Houston, which provides recommendations for any budget.

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