This weekend, take your kids to Grosstopia at the Children's Museum in Houston, 2019 photo courtesy of the museum.
This weekend, take your kids to Grosstopia at the Children's Museum in Houston, 2019 photo courtesy of the museum.

Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend With Kids: ArBOOretum, Trick or Treat Trail, Monster Jam

Looking for the best things to do in Houston this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Who's ready to pack their weekend calendars? Big Bounce America is in Houston for the weekend and if you haven't been to a Big Bounce event yet, you definitely should plan on going! Dance parties, family games, and the biggest bounce house in America? Yes, please! The Immersive Van Gogh Experience has also found a home in Houston and is an incredible way to experience Van Gogh's amazing artwork in an interactive way. If you're feeling like a trip down to the Island, Island Oktoberfest is happening all weekend long. Plus, you can hit up Boo on the Boardwalk in Kemah on your way to or from Galveston! For Halloween fun at home, Sunday is your one shot to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for free on PBS. Mark your calendars, because no October is complete without a viewing of this iconic movie. 

To help with where to do your trick-or-treating this year, we rounded up the best places to trick or treat in Houston so you can have a safe, fun Halloween. And since October is notoriously busy, we found 10 easy, delicious crockpot recipes so you can set it and forget it. Dinner woes, be gone! For even more seasonal fun, be sure to bookmark our Fall Fun and Harvest Guide for a slew of fall activities and events, as well as our Fall Bucket List

Places featured in this article:


Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

First Lutheran Church of Galveston

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

George Ranch Historial Park

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

ABT Virtual Magic show

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Big Thicket National Preserve

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo - 9:00 AM Pick
Family Storytime & a Craft at Levy Park
Levy Park Conservancy - 10:00 AM Pick
Creepy Concoctions WonderWeek at FBCDC
Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center - 10:00 AM Pick
Boogie Bash at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children's Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Curious Kids at Nature Discovery Center
Nature Discovery Center - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides