Fun events and activities for Houston kids and families in October 2019.
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Color Factory, a new interactive pop-up exhibit, opens in Houston this fall and it's bursting with color and fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. If your kids couldn't get enough of summer's Candytopia, then Color Factory needs to be on the top of your to-do list. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. today (Sept. 24)!
The Texas Renaissance Festival is back in town, and if you and your family have never been, make this year your first. As the state's largest festival of its kind (and one of the biggest in the country), it is an experience like no other - and it's just a short drive from Houston. Even its 200-acre location has an eclectic story; a former strip-mining site turned Renaissance theme park complete with authentic art, larger-than-life statues and structures, and a village of shops, restaurants, and stages that look like they've been plucked from another era.
The Texas Renaissance Festival has things to do for families and kids, making it a great weekend getaway from Houston.
Now that it is allegedly cooler outside and you can leave your house without fear of overheating, it's the ideal time to visit these nearby spots that could feel pretty miserable during summer. Before the holiday season gets into gear, pack up the car and take the kids to look at gators or see where Texas' favorite ice cream is made. We've rounded up nine fun day trips below.
And for more kid-friendly things to do around Houston this fall, check out our Fall Fun and Harvest Guide for Houston Families.
September: A month of transition. From summer to fall, from lazy summer days to hectic school schedules. It's the perfect time to spend more weekend hours at your favorite farmers' market. This is also the last month to experience Candytopia, an out-of-this-world candy museum, and the incredible Sonic Playground at Discovery Green.
For things to do every day of the week, check out our event calendar, and if you haven't already signed up for our free newsletter (where you'll receive our recent posts and things to do each weekend), subscribe now! Read on for the best events and activities going on this month around Houston.
Entertaining visitors can be a daunting task because, if you're like me, you want to show them the best time EVER and impress with your insider knowledge of your home city. And if you are also like me, this quickly becomes overwhelming because Houston is just. so. big. No fear, we've put together a list with 18 of the best things to do.
However, if you just want some ideas for activities, you can always spend a few hours at a trampoline park, ice skating rink, or test your family's skills at an escape room. And if the weather is appropriate, check out an area splash pad.
If you have taken a trip to Galveston you most likely passed the massive pyramids of Moody Gardens. The complex of museums, rides, and exhibits has enough to entertain kids of all agues! But Moody Gardens' many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've broken down what you can expect to see and do.
Whether it's because you're working out of necessity or choice, or a busy schedule means the kids need care in the awkward hour(s) before and after school, finding a safe, reliable, and AFFORDABLE option can be difficult. The Harris County Department of Education has resources in its Out2Learn program index including suggested providers for schools and organizations, and your local schools should have resources available to you as well. Read on for nine options that are either free or inexpensive enough to not break the bank.