Kids Activities in El Campo

Individual or Family Membership or Kids' Birthday Party at El Campo Museum of Natural History (Up to 56% Off)

El Campo Museum of Natural History

El Campo

$25 $12

Learn about bears, waterfowl, and jungle animals in exhibits featuring over 500 taxidermied specimens from around the world

Admission for Two or Four, or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at 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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg

$10 $6

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

Two or Four Admissions, or Brewster's Fun Bash Party for Up to 16 at Stomping Grounds Playland (Up to 48% Off)

Stomping Grounds Playland

First Colony Commons

$15.50 $8

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Kids frolic on giant play structures or inside a revamped toddler area while parents enjoy gourmet coffee and sandwiches

One Glittery Glam Express Package or a 90-Minute Party for Up to Eight Kids at Sweet & Sassy (Up to 60% Off)

Sweet & Sassy

Sugar Land Town Square

$29.95 $15

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

Two Hours of Jump Time and Other Indoor Fun for Two or Four at JumpStreet (Up to 57% Off)

JumpStreet

Katy

$42 $19.99

Jumpers aged 4+ spring through giant trampoline courts and bounce houses; Fun Pass gives access to a foam pit and mechanical bull

$29 for 10 Visit Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up Katy Location or The Woodlands Location ($60 Value)

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Kids unleash excess energy on an indoor playground of inflatable attractions

One Month of Wee Rock Music Classes or Four Private Music Lessons at Rockology Music Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Rockology Music Academy

Katy

$80 $19

Wee Rock is designed for early childhood development in musical concepts for kids 7 and younger; private lessons offer one-on-one attention

$12 for a Crocodile Tour for Two at Crocodile Encounter (Up to $23.90 Value)

Crocodile Encounter

Angleton

$23.90 $12

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Guests see Nile crocodiles and feed giant tortoises during hands-on guided tours of reptile show's facility

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$44 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$75 for Primate Encounter for Two Adults and Two Children at The Texas Zoo ($150 Value)

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

One Month of Children's Group or Preschool Piano Lessons at The Music Connection of Pearland (53% Off)

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

$18 for $35 Groupon — Line Drive Sports

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

Round of Mini Golf for Four or Six with Drinks at Pitch Putt & Play in Pearland (Up to 54% Off)

Pitch Putt & Play

Pearland

$43.02 $20

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18-hole mini-golf course incorporates tunnels, waterfalls, and contoured greens into its winding design

5, 10, or 15 Kids' Bounce-House Sessions or $55 for $110 Toward a Party at Lone Star Bounce Town

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

$19 for One Hour of Weekend Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental at Del-Mar Lanes (Up to $36.72 Value)

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

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

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

All-Day Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Ice Skate USA (50% Off)

Ice Skate USA

Memorial City Mall Ice Rink

$28 $14

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An NHL-sized rink invites mall-goers to break up their shopping with hours of open-session ice skating

Pumpkin-Patch Admission with All-Activity Band for One, Two, or Four from Halter, Inc. (50% Off)

Halter, Inc.

Addicks - Park Ten

$30 $15

Kids celebrate autumn at this pumpkin patch, which features hayrides, a petting zoo, a mini obstacle course, pony rides, and a haunted trail

$25 for Entry to Houston Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, October 19 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Celtic Gardens

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Firkin and Phoenix Pub

$90 $45

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

Visits for Two or Four to the Children's Museum of Houston (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of Houston

The Museum District

$18 $10

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14 fun and interactive galleries on engineering, environmental issues, and responsibility in the digital world inspire critical thinking

$16 for Two 60-Minute Indoor Trampoline Jump Sessions at Sky Zone ($26 Value)

Sky Zone

Colony Crossing

$26 $16

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

Shark! Exhibit and Permanent Exhibits for Two or Four at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 51% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$50 $25

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Groups of two or four view live sharks at the shark exhibit, then explore the science museum's permanent exhibits

Space Center Houston Visit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 35% 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

One-Year Individual, Household, or Friend Membership to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Up to 56% Off)

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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six or an Annual Family Membership to the Houston Fire Museum (50% Off)

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

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Emerald Bowl (Up to 71% Off)

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

One or Two Months of Piano Lessons at Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts (Up to 70% Off)

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

Four or Five Group Music Classes for Kids or Adults at Joyful Music School (Up to 53% Off)

Joyful Music School

Eldridge - West Oaks

$100 $49

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

Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and Arcade Tokens for Two or Four at Zuma Fun Centers (Up to 53% Off)

Zuma Fun Centers

Sharpstown

$35 $18

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

Go Karts, Video Games, and a Meal for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Funplex (55% Off)

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

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to 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

On-Location Face-Painter, Balloon-Twister, or Both from Twila's Twisters (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

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

6 Strings Music Academy (Up to 56% Off)

6 Strings Music Academy

On Location

$70 $32

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

One, Three, or Five Half-Hour Machine Pitch Batting-Cage Sessions at Advantage Baseball (Up to 71% Off)

Advantage Baseball

Copperfield

$26.86 $13

Automatic pitching machines throw baseballs at speeds ranging between 45 mph and 80 mph

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

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

$20 for 1 Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rentals for 4 at Armadilla Lanes ($42 Value). Two Locations Available.

Armadilla Lanes

Multiple Locations

$42 $20

Bowling facilities with optional bumpers and special music nights with DJs

$35 for an Annual Family Membership to Houston Arboretum & Nature Center ($70 Value)

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$70 $35

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Memberships give families access to seasonal events, classes for adults and children, and discounts at local businesses

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

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

Full-Day Houston Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

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

Arrive & Drive Go-Kart Package for One or Two at Pole Position Raceway (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Pole Position Raceway

Webster

$73.85 $40

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Adult drivers slide behind the wheel of electric go-karts bolstered by 18 horsepower that allows for speeds up to 45 mph on the indoor track

Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental for One or Two at All Points of Sail Sailing School (Up to 51% Off)

All Points of Sail Sailing School

Seabrook

$35 $17

Navigate the waters of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay atop paddleboards

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

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

One-Year Membership for Two Adults or Family to San Jacinto Museum of History (Up to 56% Off)

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

One-Hour Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour for One, Two, or Four from Houston Kiteboarding (Up to 66% Off)

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

5, 10, or 15 Open Jump Sessions, or Bounce Party for Up to 20 Kids at Bounce USA (Up to 60% Off)

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

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

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

5K Stand-Up Paddle Board Race, 5K Kayak/Canoe Race, or Both from Island Paddle (36% Off)

Island Paddle

Moody Gardens

$45 $29

Tahiti and Pacific Island themed event sends competitors out onto Galveston Bay to compete for cash prizes

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One or Two at Beach Town Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Beach Town Tours

Galveston

$50 $25

Navigate the waters for two hours aboard a buoyant paddleboard

Four Private Music Lessons from Farland Music (51% Off)

Farland Music

Conroe

$100 $49

Learn to play the guitar, bass, drums, or piano; one 30-minute lessor per week for students of all ages

Self-Guided Paddle and Pedal Tour for Two, Four, or Six from North Lake Conroe Paddling Co. (Up to 55%)

North Lake Conroe Paddling Co.

Willis

$170 $79

Visitors bring their own bikes and get kayaks for a day spent exploring Lake Conroe's northern shore

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A variety of water slides can be found 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, two onsite caf?s pile plates with all-American fare such as burgers, pizza, and nachos. The truly exhausted can lounge in the new lagoon pool or turn in for the night at the park's RV and tent camp, or the new cabins.

5211 Main St.
Sheridan,
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
US

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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