Spend Sunday in nature doing crafts and activities at Clear Creek Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the City of League City.
Spend Sunday in nature doing crafts and activities at Clear Creek Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the City of League City.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Nature Walk, Million Penny Challenge, Aug. 10-11

First things first: did you hear that Toys 'R' Us is making a come back to The Galleria after the 2018 closing with a newly "reimagined" store that doubles as both a store and a play space? We can't wait for November to see the end result of our childhood favorite's facelift. 

Now, back to business. Where on earth has the summer gone? We are quickly making our way to the midway point of August, which we all know means saying goodbye to flip flops and lazy days and hello to school buses, packed lunches, backpacks, and some semblence of a normal routine! I'm sure we can all agree that this is equal parts exciting and stressful, which is where we come in...

We're confident this weekend is going to be an excellent one. This is the ideal time to take advantage of activities like sandcastle building lessons at Stewart Beach, Evening Chill at the Houston Zoo, and visiting Candytopia. There's also still time to make some headway on our 50 Free Things to Do in Houston With Kids This Summer list and our 40 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat This Summer list. We say pack in as much summer fun as you can! 

You can also check out our event calendar for ideas, as well as our August GoList, and you can sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay in the loop with all the awesome articles posted on Mommy Poppins. For anyone planning an event, we would love to get you some extra coverage! All we ask is that you submit your event to our calendar, and we'll review it and take care of the rest!

Now let's check out what's happening around Houston this weekend.


The Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. Suite 280
The Woodlands, TX 77381

A.D. Players
5420 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77056

Sugar Land Auditorium
226 Lakeview Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77498

Avenida Houston
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Lone Star College CyFair - Center For The Arts
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433

Tomball's Historic Downtown Depot
201 South Elm Street
Tomball, TX 77375

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
6815 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379

Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
1220 Egret Bay Blvd
League City, TX 77573

Ayva Events Center
9371 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77063

Creekside Park Village Green
26400 Kuykendahl Rd
The Woodlands, TX 77389

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030

Pleasure Pier on Galveston Island
2501 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 775550

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

Trader's Village
7979 N Eldridge Pkwy
Houston, TX 77041

Galveston Island State Park
14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX 77554