Well Hello Summer-11 Ways to Hang with your Kids in Houston

Summer is just around the corner. There is no better time to load the kids up and head out to explore the many activities Houston has to offer. From soaking up the sun at local splash pads (slathered in sunscreen of coarse) to painting pottery, you are sure to keep your kiddos busy with the activities listed below.



1. Prelude Music Classes 


Prelude offers musical instruction for children from birth to 5 years of age in a relaxed, parent-and-me environment. Instructor Ana Trevino Godfrey leads families in activities that introduce such fundamentals of music as rhythm, pitch and tempo. Members are granted the opportunity to attend live classical music demonstrations throughout the course. Classes are conducted at the Motherhood Center.


2. Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse


Take the kids to the theatre. Cinemark’s summer movie clubhouse offers $1.00 movies or 10 movies for $5.00. All films are rated G or PG.  Follow the link above for a snack box coupon and a list of movies and showtimes.


3. Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball


Head out to Sugar Land to support Houston’s Minor League Baseball team. Children in their youth uniform and kids under 3 are free!

A field box seat is only $12.00. General admission is $8.00. Constellation field has plenty of parking and reasonably priced concessions. These games are so fun and interactive. What a great way to go see a ball game without breaking the bank.


4. Children’s Museum


Winner of 2008’s Parent Pick for kids activities in Houston, the Children’s Museum provides hours of stimulating entertainment for children as well as their parents. Interactive exhibits in the fields of science, history and the arts include an ecology station, hydropower simulation and building zone. Free Family Nights are on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


5.  Quillian Center Noah’s Ark and Pool


Noah’s Ark Voted Best Pool by Great Day Houston, the Noah’s Ark is an ideal attraction for families with small children. Shallow water and a variety of toddler-friendly slides and waterfalls make this a safe and enjoyable way for families to escape the heat. The Quillian Center also includes 2 full size swimming pools, a basketball pavilion and an indoor climbing wall for older children. Facilities are available to rent for parties or other large group gatherings.


6. Miller Outdoor Theater


Children’s Performances Miller Outdoor Theater is an outdoor venue offering free musical, theatrical, and dance performances to young audiences. This summer’s acts include Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance, The Magician’s Nephew, Big-The Musical, Sounds Like Fun by the Houston Symphony, and Houston’s Young Artist Concert. Stadium and lawn seating available.


7. The Mad Potter


At Mad Potter studios, customers select from over 400 pottery pieces available and design and paint them as they choose. There are no age minimums or limits to participate. Birthday parties, parent-child workshops and summer day camps are also available.


9.  Discovery Green Park


Discovery Green is a 12-acre park located in the heart of downtown Houston. Park visitors can expect to enjoy an interactive water fountain, model boat basin and playground. Several dining options are available and the park offers free children’s performances on Saturdays at noon.


10. City Centre 

Head to City Centre for Moonlight Movies for Kids on June 11th, July 9th and August 13th.The fun begins at 9:00 PM. Enjoy bags of popcorn provided by Sewell Cadillac or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants beforehand. You can also enjoy Live Music in the Plaza for the June Concert Series! A band will be featured every Saturday evening from 7 – 10 PM


11.  Town & Country Orthodontics


Summer is just around the corner and some kids have begun their summer break. Everyone is filling their schedules quickly with activities and adventures for the sunny days ahead! Did you know summer is also the best season to begin orthodontic treatment?

New braces, Invisalign aligners or other mouth appliances can take some time to become accustomed to. The first few days and weeks will require some adjustment. Summer enables parents and children to adjust, while having plenty of time to see the orthodontist if necessary. Although it takes very little time to get used to the look and feel of braces and/or aligners, it makes it much easier to adapt when you have a flexible schedule.

Whatever summer is to you, be it the smell of sunscreen, the sound of ocean waves or curling up to a book on the front porch — if you are contemplating orthodontics, this summer is a great time to get started! Give Town & Country Orthodontics a call to schedule your complimentary consultation today before heading out to enjoy the summer fun Houston has to offer.

Salt in the Air, Sand in My Hair.

Happy Summer from Team TACOSpecializing in Smiles. 


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