When we first moved to Kingwood, I had no idea the awesome parks and nature trails that wind all throughout this little town. Seriously. There are like 75+ miles of trails and I can walk right out my front door and get to one in a few steps. (click here for the greenbelt map).
When I take the kiddos out for a run or walk we are always pointing out birds, rabbits and turtles. So. much. fun!
I thought it would be fun to create a simple “Kingwood Greenbelt check-list” to make nature walking a bit more fun. Print it out and have the kids check off each “found” item on the list.
Kingwood area Summer Fun!
Bricks 4 Kidz – fun kid classes that use legos as an educational tool. Teachers will even come to your house and organize a party.
The Fun Shop Humble – Ice cream shop with a twist. You can meet for playdates and have ice cream and even book birthday parties.
The Little Gym – aerobics classes and parties for little ones.
OldMacdonald’s Farm in Humble is a favorite for families!
Kingwood Library (of course!) Besides checking out books, the library always has free events going on.
Jesse H Jones Park & Nature Center – offers Summer Nature camps for kids along with free events during the week.
Kingwood Arts and Crafts Market – arts and craft market going on several times during the summer.
YMCA – there are several family activities and “family nights” for non members throughout the year.
Humble Area’s First Baptist Church has a free indoor playing area for the community. You have to sign up online and the spots go pretty quick, so book ahead of time.
Kingwood First Baptist church on Woodland Hills also has a small indoor playground that is open to the public during the weekdays.
Humble Lanes – bowling center –
ShowBiz Cinemas – check for 50 cent movie mornings for kids, with low lights and lower volume for the littles.
Fun Little Tykes – indoor play area with slides, climbing walls, etc.
Baby Bootcamp has meet ups at Deerbook Mall.
Family time thrift store – Why am I including a thrift store? Simple. This place has treasures hidden all over, including books for 25 cents. Our family likes to bring 1 box a month of donations to the thrift shop. This helps my kids learn about giving to others and helps out the ministry (helps women getting out of domestic abuse situations)
Meeting friends around town?
Here are a few adventures in other parts of the Houston area:
Calypso Cove water park in Baytown has watersides and a toddler area.
Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center has a $10 daily admission fee for non-residents but the shallow areas for kids and proximity to Kingwood make it worth it to me.
Splashway Waterpark – camp sites and watermark, Sheridan, Texas on HWY 90-A
Brazos Bend State Park – Needville, Texas – you will see gators. There is also a huge observatory deck you can climb and check out the entire area.
Oil Ranch – Texas heritage museum and activity area in Hockley, including a train!
Houston Zoo – worth buying the year pass! Members get special hours and there are enough indoor exhibits to go when it’s super hot! (plus you can pack your own food)
Armand Bayou Nature Center – has a cool “owl prowl” where they arrange a guided trip through the park to look for owls.
Shankz Black light miniature golf – indoor golf area in the Woodlands!
Children’s Museum – great learning experience for kids with an upstairs play area for toddlers.
Sky High Sports indoor trampoline park with several areas organized by age.
Downtown Aquarium – besides sharks and other cool sea animals, there are several rides and of course the huge ferris wheel!
Main Street Theater – take the kids to see a production put on by other kids!
Pump It Up – indoor jump park.
Happy Playland – another option for indoor jump and climbing park.
Wonderwild – several locations around town.
Arts & Crafts and hands on activities
Science adventure – Mad Science
Theater and acting – Drama Kids
Arts & Crafts classes – Michael’s
Check Houston Moms Blog for the “Summer Bucket List.”
Let me know if you have any events or places to add to the list!
Making the most out of life,
Here is a checklist to print off and keep on the fridge, so you can keep track of what you’ve done this summer!