One of our favorite things to do in Houston in October is Zoo Boo. Photo courtesy of houstonzoo.org
One of our favorite things to do in Houston in October is Zoo Boo. Photo courtesy of houstonzoo.org

Best Things To Do in Houston in October 2021 With Kids

Get ready to get busy, because our calendar is loaded with awesome events and other fun things to do in Houston in October with kids. Fall festivals are in full swing, pumpkin patches are popping up everywhere, and Halloween events are taking center stage and making for a candy and costume soaked October. 

It's no secret that we are huge fans of Zoo Boo, and you can check it out daily in October. This popular event is always packed with fun activities, and we are all about any and every excuse to get a little extra use out of those costumes. For a little theater action, we recommend going to see Hook's Tale, which retells the timeless classic of Peter Pan from Captain Hook's point of view. Is the villain really the villain? You'll have to hear his side of the story to decide. Add in the corn maze at P-6 Farms, Boo on the Boardwalk in Kemah, the Fort Bend County Fair, and Galaxy Frights, and it's abundantly clear that a Fall Bucket List is nothing short of necessary!

We are also always updating our activity calendar with even more things to do in Houston in October with kids, so be sure to bookmark that page for easy perusal, and our Fall Fun and Harvest Guide is packed with ideas that will keep every weekend full of fresh, fun seasonal activities. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get all the best of Mommy Poppins delivered directly to your inbox.

Places featured in this article:


Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park

Downtown Huntsville

Houston Audubon Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds

Tomball's Historic Downtown Depot

Nature Discovery Center

First Lutheran Church of Galveston

Bellaire Town Square Great Lawn

Absolute Behavior Advancements

Alvin Community College
Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo - 9:00 AM Pick
Creepy Concoctions WonderWeek at FBCDC
Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center - 10:00 AM Pick
Children's Bingo at Levy Park
Levy Park Conservancy - 4:30 PM Pick
Storytime at the CAP Animal Shelter
Citizens for Animal Protection - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides