Family-Friendly Summer Activities In Houston

As the weather begins to get warmer, summer vacation plans begin for many families. Houston is a popular summer vacation destination, and even though it can get very hot in Texas during the summer, there are several family-friendly ways to beat the heat and create unforgettable vacation memories.

Discovery Green Park

This is a 12 acre park that is located in the downtown area of Houston. Visitors to the park can expect to enjoy several attractions while in the park such as:

Interactive water fountain
Dog park
Playground
Model boat basin

There are also several options for dining, and also plenty of activities for kids of all ages ages including Zumba and outdoor movies.

Children’s Museum

You must absolutely visit this venue while you are in Houston. The Children’s Museum offers many hours of entertainment for children while also stimulating their minds. Parents can also enjoy the galleries and artifacts that are displayed here.

There are several interactive science, arts and history exhibits. Also, take some time to visit the hydropower station and the ecology station. If you visit on Thursday nights between 5pm and 8pm, your family can get in for free.

Minute Maid Park Tour

Take a close up look at one of the most gorgeous and stunning architecturally designed stadiums in the country. During a tour, you will be able to visit the dugouts, the luxury suites and the press boxes.

If you and your family are among the first to arrive, you will be able to enjoy a view of the players during batting practice while sitting in Diamond Club seats. These tours are offered every day and they last around an hour. Tour tickets can be purchased online in advance.

Wet’N’Wild Splashtown

Located in the northwestern part of Houston, this attraction sits on acres of land that houses tube rides, water slides and interactive areas for children to play. Escape the Texas heat by tubing down the river, or by splashing in the wave pool. The water attraction offers discounted group rates and season passes.

The Mad Potter

For those who want to express their creative side while in Houston, the Mad Potter Studios allows customers the opportunity from over 300 pottery pieces to paint and design anyway they want to.

The studio does not put any restrictions on age or limits on who can participate. Day camps, workshops and birthday parties are also available.

Your summer vacation in Houston does not have to be boring? Enjoy these cool attractions and activities while enjoying the warm weather.