Kids Activities in El Campo

Matagorda County Museum – Up to 50% Off

Matagorda County Museum

Bay City

$8 $5

Recreations and real artifacts depict important county events; kids explore a 19th-Century replica town with a schoolhouse, corral, and more

Rosenberg Railroad Museum – Up to 47% Off Visit

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg

$10 $6

Explore Rosenberg’s railway-ridden past through a collection of historic railcars and model trains

Up to 60% Off Kids' Spa Package or Party

Sweet & Sassy

Sugar Land Town Square

$29.95 $15

Aestheticians pamper kids with makeup, nail polish, and party updos

Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land– Up to 50% Off

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

$30 $15

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Interactive, carnival-themed exhibit demonstrates how the laws of physics operate in the human body

60% Off Kids' Robotics Summer Camp

Kids Robotic Academy

Sugar Land

$399 $159

Kids learn basics of robotics during fun, interactive five-day summer camp

50% Off Football Day Camp

Sports International Football Camps

Fort Bend Christian Academy

$299.97 $149

In shoulder pads and helmets, boys hone football skills at a fun, competitive camp run by an NFL cornerback and area coaches

Up to 71% Off a One-Month Membership to Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music

Multiple Locations

$134 $39

Parent-child classes for kids from birth to 5 years old help tots develop with age-appropriate activities

Pump It Up – 52% Off Open-Jump Pass

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Kids unleash excess energy on an indoor playground of inflatable attractions

Up to 53% Off Youth Basketball Camp

FunDMental Hoops

Houston

$200 $99

Boys and girls ages 5–17 work on fundamentals such as shooting, ball handling, and passing during four-day camps

50% Off Primate Encounter at The Texas Zoo

The Texas Zoo

Victoria

$150 $75

Along with general admission, families enjoy a hands-on encounter with the zoo's primates, which includes feeding the lemurs

Up to 45% Off Laser-Tag Packages

LazerX of Cypress

Cypress

$29.50 $17

Groups of two or four play two games of laser tag, then enjoy refreshments, such as a pitcher of soda and Nathan's hot dogs

53% Off Children's or Preschool Piano Lessons

The Music Connection of Pearland

Pearland

$85 $40

Music education can help with patience, coordination, self-discipline, sensitivity, and the ability to concentrate and memorize

49% Off Batting Cages

Line Drive Sports

Pearland

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 63% Off Kids' Bounce-House Sessions or Party

Lone Star Bounce Town

Pearland

$40 $21

9,000 sq. ft. space furnishes birthday parties and open play with Disney-inspired inflatables, toys, and a café with free WiFi for parents

Up to 60% off Bocce League Registration

Major League Bocce Houston

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Registration includes a t-shirt, discounts at the bar, weekly giveaways, and access to free parties and contests throughout the season

"America's Test Kitchen LIVE!" – Up to 31% Off Live Show

"America's Test Kitchen"

Jones Hall

$45 $31

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The popular cooking show comes to life with science experiments, a chocolate taste test, and a Q&A with host Christopher Kimball

Up to 50% Off Trampolining at Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports

Spring Branch

$18 $10

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Guests bounce on wall-to-wall trampolines, dodge-ball courts, and a cushiony foam pit

Up to 44% Off Go-Karts, Laser Tag, and Mini Golf

Track 21

Houston

$62.70 $35

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Indoor go-karts hit speeds of up to 40 mph; laser-tag players shoot through fog and black lights; jungle scenery festoons a mini-golf course

52% Off Bowling at Armadilla Lanes

Armadilla Lanes

Multiple Locations

$42 $20

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Bowling facilities with optional bumpers and special music nights with DJs

Up to 48% Off Weekend Bowling at Del-Mar Lanes

Del-Mar Lanes

Del Mar Lanes

$36.72 $19

Groups of four can enjoy a one-hour weekend bowling outing at this bowling complex, which features optional bumpers on every lane

Up to 53% Off at The Mad Potter: Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studios

The Mad Potter: Paint-your-own-Pottery Studios

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Artists enjoy drinks while painting pieces, such as mugs, bowls, and animal figurines, that are ready to be picked up in a few days

Space Center Houston – Up to $7.95 Off

Space Center Houston

Clear Lake

$22.95 $15

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See 250+ space artifacts—including moon rocks—explore interactive exhibits, and peek behind the scenes at the home of Mission Control

Half Off Indoor Tactical Laser Tag at Battlefield Houston

Battlefield Houston

Houston

$46 $23

Battle with realistic, military-training-grade laser-tag guns in a multifloor, 11,000-square-foot arena with streets and building façades

Up to 56% Off Art Museum Membership

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Museum District

$75 $35

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Memberships to a contemporary art museum with 8–10 exhibits each year includes invitations to openings and discounts at the gift shop

50% Off at Houston Fire Museum

Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

$10 $5

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Friends and families learn about the history of fire fighting in the Houston area while enjoying touring exhibits and access to events

Up to 71% Off at Emerald Bowl

Emerald Bowl

Alief

$45 $19

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Two, four, or six bowlers try to knock down pins on 1 of 40 gleaming lanes in rented shoes

Up to 70% Off Piano Lessons

Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts

Cornerstone Village North

$125 $39

Learn the musical basics or hone specific skills during weekly piano lessons

Up to 53% Off at Joyful Music School

Joyful Music School

Eldridge - West Oaks

$100 $49

Kids and adults alike take group classes to learn piano, voice, guitar, drums, or strings

Up to 53% Off Go-Karting and Mini Golf

Zuma Fun Centers

Sharpstown

$35 $18

Patrons zoom around go-kart tracks, putt along mini golf course, and test their skills in the arcade

Funplex – 55% Off Go-Karts and Video Games

Funplex

Rosewood Manor

$77.78 $37

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Five-acre fun park hosts an indoor go-kart track that launches drivers up to 22 mph; pizza, hot dogs, and nachos quell hungers

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum – Up to Half Off

1940 Air Terminal Museum

Greater Hobby Area

$10 $5

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Museum in art-deco airport terminal charts heritage of business and civil aviation via memorabilia and hangar of restored original aircrafts

Up to 51% Off Face-Painting and Balloon-Twisting

Twila's Twisters

Redeem from Home

$160 $79

Artists twist, pinch, and pull balloons into whimsical creations on location; face-painters can also enliven special events

Up to 56% Off at 6 Strings Music Academy

6 Strings Music Academy

On Location

$70 $32

Skilled instructors teach students guitar, piano, voice, drums, mandolin, viola, ukulele and violin

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons from iPreform 3D Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Up to 61% Off Virtual Music Lessons

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Online Deal

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Houston Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit

Houston Maritime Museum

University Place

$10 $5

Learn about maritime history by exploring a collection of model ships, maritime artifacts, and an exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston

Up to 47% Off Go-Karting and Games at Mountasia

Palace Entertainment

Mountasia

$29.99 $16.99

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Up to 46% Off a Five-Day Kids' Lego or Science Camp

WOW Camps

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

By building and experimenting with Legos and other camp kits, kids improve their grasp on math, science, engineering and technology

Up to 52% Off Fundraising Event Entry

I Am BraveNave

Houston

$30 $15

Carnival rides and catering at Alexander Duessen Park entertain guests as they raise money to fight disease

49% Off Kids' Summer Camp

Quillian Recreation Center

Westchase

$195 $99

Kids' keep busy and have fun in one-week specialty camps that cover a wide range of topics such as sports, dance, art, chess, and more

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Houston

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to Half Off Jump Sessions at Sky Zone

Sky Zone

Houston

$26 $13

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Indoor trampoline courts with angled walls, foam pit, and activities such as dodge ball

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Firkin and Phoenix Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 54% Off at Horseshoe Junction Family Fun Park

Horseshoe Junction Family Fun Park

Brenham

$29.95 $15

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Wristbands grant access to the rock wall, slingshot jumper, mini golf, bumper boats, laser tag, go-karts, and balladium

Up to 60% Off Classes and Camps at Kids Bloom

Kids Bloom

Friendswood

$399.95 $159

Camps and classes stimulate young minds by allowing kids to build models, create artistic pieces, or perform experiments

Repticon – 50% Off Visit for Four

Repticon Houston

Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 51% Off Paddleboard Rentals

All Points of Sail Sailing School

Seabrook

$35 $17

Navigate the waters of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay atop paddleboards

39% Off Trampoline-Park Passes to Sky Zone

Sky Zone

The Woodlands

$28 $17

Jumpers bounce all around this indoor trampoline play zone, which features four dodgeball courts and a mezzanine overlooking the space

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 56% Off Membership to San Jacinto Museum of History

San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

$75 $35

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

Up to 66% Off Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Houston Kiteboarding

Texas City

$120 $45

Instructors teach stand-up paddleboard basics, and then lead groups on a 2.5-mile journey through shallow waters and bird sanctuaries

Up to 60% Off at Bounce USA

Bounce USA

Highland Farms

$35 $17

Kids jump and frolic on numerous inflatable jump houses and slides; birthday party package includes room rental, bounce time, and supplies

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 60% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Beach Town Tours

Galveston

$50 $25

Navigate the waters for two hours aboard a buoyant paddleboard

44% Off Family Outing at 7 Acre Wood

Seven Acre Wood

Conroe

$18 $10

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Families feed mini-goats, donkeys, and llamas at a petting zoo, zoom down a playground's zipline and slides, and tackle a mini-golf course

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Once you enter the Tropical Storm, everything goes dark. You blindly whip around inside the watery tunnel before being unexpectedly plunged into a pool of water—and you probably want to do it again. The Tropical Storm is one of eight water slides at Splashway Waterpark, a seasonal outdoor playground that boasts water-fueled attractions for toddlers, older kids, and adults. Sometimes the rides relax, as when visitors drift down the lazy river on waterproof water beds, but sometimes they raise pulses instead, as on the nearly straight drop of Pirate's Plunge.

From May to September visitors can enjoy the park's attractions, which were designed to entertain families with kids of any age. When energy wanes, an onsite café piles plates with all-American fare such as burgers and hot dogs. The truly exhausted can turn in for the night at the park's RV and tent camp.

5211 Main Street
Weimar,
TX
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What was once a jumbled catch-all for the hunting trophies of Dr. E. A. Weinheimer, and a generous donation from Steve McManus, has been streamlined into a collection of well-organized exhibits at the El Campo Museum of Natural History. They feature these trophies along with others in realistic replicas of their original habitats.

  • Size: nine exhibits focusing on natural history and featuring over 100 hunting trophies from as close as south Texas to as far flung as the Arctic
  • Eye Catcher: the Arctic room's 8-foot-tall polar bear towers over guests and tries to steal their hats without detection
  • Don't Miss: the colorful seashells collection, with 600 different species from all over the world
  • Just for Kids: in the Children's Discovery Center, little ones can play at being a vet by throwing on a lab coat and attending to a tiger patient
2350 N Mechanic St
El Campo,
TX
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It's easy to picture what life was like in centuries past at Matagorda County Museum. That's because the museum highlights the county's most memorable events with both detailed recreations and actual artifacts. Guests can absorb the county's nautical history by viewing a cannon and other artifacts recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of Matagorda Bay. They can also learn about indigenous family life or discover the charms and hardships of life in a covered wagon thanks to exhibits on those topics.

For an even more immersive experience, families need only step in to the award-winning children's section of the museum. There, kids can discover what life was really like more than 100 years ago in a recreation of a late 19th-century town. Newly minted citizens can swing by the town's O.K. Corral to drop off their horses, stop into the barber shop for a shave and a haircut, or head to the one-room schoolhouse to look over education primers. Other places of interest include an opera house, a post office, and, in case anyone at the post office gets caught opening letters not addressed to them, a jail.

2100 Avenue F
Bay City,
TX
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If it weren’t for the railroad, there would be no Rosenberg. In 1880 the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Company extended their tracks across those of another railway, creating a junction that they named after the railway’s president, Henry von Rosenberg. All that remains of this junction’s original depot, from which the town of Rosenberg grew, is the signal tower, which is now the centerpiece of Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s collection of historic railcars and other railway paraphernalia.

Representing the full spectrum of passenger railcars, the collection includes a caboose—the living quarters of a train conductor—and a Canadian government business car, which in the 1920s had been appointed to transport dignitaries and prime ministers in comfort. At the museum’s education center, an HO-gauge model train gives visitors a macro view of a rail network, and, up in the signal tower, an interlocking machine lets visitors play at train traffic control, using the same switches the towerman flipped back in 1903 to make sure only one train was routed through a junction at a time and no trains were routed down the tracks that just led straight off the edge of the world.

1921 Avenue F
Rosenberg,
TX
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Not too many people get to make a career out of their childhood dreams. Needville Horseback Riding's head instructor Jacqueline, however, is one person who can say she did. After riding and showing as a little girl, she decided to pursue horsemanship further in college and into adulthood, earning herself a certification from the American Riding Instructors Association and the right to fulfill her equestrian dream each day.

Today, she empowers others to pursue similar dreams by conducting horseback riding lessons in the disciplines of hunter, jumper, and dressage for riders of all ages. Lessons take place year-round rain or shine, and can be tailored to each rider regardless of whether their goals include competing in shows, riding for pleasure, or taking over the carpool lane with horse traffic. Jacqueline also welcomes casual horseback riders to participate in equine action through birthday parties and youth camps.

8610 Padon Road
Needville,
TX
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George Ranch Historical Park, only half an hour southwest of Houston, is more than a representation of Texas history—it’s the hundred-year story of a ranching family who lived their lives on the park’s very soil. The attractions tell their story, beginning with the Jones Stock Farm—a cattle operation circa 1830—where interpreters demonstrate old-fashioned skills amidst a traditional dog-trot log cabin. The Ryon Prairie Home unveils an 1860s image of a Texas Ranch home in the golden age of the cattle drive, and the Davis Mansion contains artifacts from Victorian-era Texas enjoyed by the wealthiest citizens of the 1890s. The final site, the George Ranch Complex, demonstrates ranching life as it happened in the 1930s, including barn structures and daily cattle demonstrations. Guides show off each building and era with historic tours, demonstrations, and living history exhibits such as a working blacksmith shop.

The park’s directors breathe life back into this history with interactive events, as well. They also schedule an array of yearly events such as military reenactments, and holiday-themed history lessons.

10215 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond,
TX
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