Kids Activities in Shadow Creek Ranch

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

$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

$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

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

Visit to Museum and Ancient-Egypt Exhibit for Two or Four at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (50% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$40 $20

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A new ancient Egypt exhibit opens at the natural-science museum, whose other exhibits focus on paleontology, minerals, and African wildlife

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

$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

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

$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

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" on December 26 or 27 (Up to 52% Off)

Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions"

Four Seasons Houston

$75 $35

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$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

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

$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

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 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

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, 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

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

$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

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

$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

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

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

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

$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, 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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall Activities for Two or Four at Berryland Farms of Texas (44% Off)

Berryland Farms of Texas

Winnie-Stowell

$18 $10

Family-friendly farm attractions such as a corn maze, a climbable hay mountain, and 75-foot hill slide; pumpkin patch available

Admission for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to Sam Houston Memorial Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

$8 $5

15-acre museum honors the life and times of Sam Houston through artifacts and historical exhibits relating to the legendary Texan

$18 for Admission for Two to Gator Country ($30 Value)

Gator Country

Beaumont

$30 $18

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Crocodiles, snakes, and gators interact with visitors to a 15-acre reservation run by Gary Suarage, star of CMT's Gator 911

Zipline Tour for One or Two with or without Waterpark Admission at Splashway Waterpark (Up to 43% Off)

Splashway Water Park

Sheridan

$50 $29

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Zipliner tour the park from above on a 4,000-foot tour; waterpark features slides and other fun for kids and adults

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf — Colorado Canyon

Colorado Canyon

Beaumont

$20 $10

A 16 ft. waterfall and a private island surround greens on two 18-hole mini-golf courses outside, and a gaming arcade offers thrills inside

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Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet and Sassy’s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet and Sassy’s glittery gowns.

11200 Broadway St
Pearland,
TX
US

As founder and lead trainer of Elite Sporthorse, Stephanie Tropia heads a decorated team that specializes in equestrian sales, breeding, boarding, and lessons. Horse and rider alike feel the wind in their manes while training in the 85'x200' lighted indoor arena or the 125'x225' outdoor arena, or while picking out dinner on the large, grass riding field. Trainers customize lessons to each individual rider no matter his or her level of expertise, and teach students to foster a trusting relationship with their horses. As a result of its pedagogical prowess, Elite Sporthorse has produced a number of accomplished riders who have competed in "AA" competitions and defeated police horses in staring competitions.

14880 Waterloo Drive
Houston,
TX
US

The Pearland Town Center Mall morphs into a communitywide celebration of food, arts, and entertainment during Pear Fair 2012. Kicking off the festivities at noon, a summer fashion show sends models strutting down the catwalk sporting warm-weather wares. At 2 p.m., Pearland Idol finalists attempt to win over the hearts of ears by belting out tunes, and at 6 p.m., Modulation Band seizes the spotlight with a lively mix of jazz and blues as audience members try to capture their favorite notes in empty soda bottles. An eclectic spread of refreshments keeps toes tappin' throughout the festival, specifically from inside the Flavors of Pearland food garden, where tasty treats from more than 40 vendors dance across tongues and reduce conversations to a chorus of "yum”s.

11200 Broadway Street
Pearland,
TX
US

When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.

2730 Smith Ranch Rd.
Pearland,
TX
US

  • Established: 1998
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Staff size: 2–10 people
  • Parking: Parking lot
  • Reservations/appointments: Required
  • Most popular offering: Group and preschool piano classes
  • Pro tip: Group lessons are the best way to introduce your child to an instrument.

Q&A with Victoria Treadway, Owner of The Music Connection of Pearland

Tell us about your business.

We are a family-owned-and-operated music studio. We teach all styles of music, from jazz and blues to pop and classical. We teach individual lessons and group classes, primarily in piano, for ages 2 to adult. Piano is the most sought-after instrument we offer, [but] we also teach drums and guitar.

What makes your business stand out?

[First of all,] we are the only music studio in Pearland to offer group classes. They are more affordable, more fun because of the setting, and create a more independent student. We have our own curriculum, so we are able to give songs that are more well known and fun. [Second of all,] we are the only music studio in Pearland to offer Mommy and Me and preschool piano classes. Our program focuses on the piano and teaches theory through characters and different activities. Once the students have completed the different levels, they'll know the notes on the keyboard [and be able to] identify the dynamics of music, find the rhythm and recognize note values, and play beginner songs.

What inspired you to run this business?

This business has been in the family for 15 years. Once I [the daughter] got involved when I was going through college, I saw the potential to move from a business operating from home to a music studio. The reason we started the classes was for the student that wasn't self-motivated. Some students need a more fun environment than one-on-one lessons. I also strongly believe in starting your children in music lessons as early as you can to help children with their fine-motor skills, developing perfect pitch, and loads of other skills.

What is your most popular offering?

Group piano classes—once a week for 45 minutes—[and] individual piano [lessons, held] once a week for 30 minutes. [We also offer] preschool piano classes [and] Mommy and Me piano classes, [both held] once a week for 35 minutes.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?

One of our students [was] in shock over the amazing progress her son had made over the course of a year. He started as a beginner, and the next year he was playing songs like Solfeggietto and Moonlight Sonata. She recommended so many students to us. We called her our biggest fan.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Watching the students' progress and teaching them different styles of music. It's rewarding to see our students develop a love for music.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We care about each and every student that comes through our door. We never give up on someone who takes a little longer than average to develop their musical skills.

2809 Miller Ranch Road Suite 413
Pearland,
TX
US

At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.

Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,611 yards
  • Course rating of 72.0
  • Slope rating of 128
3123 Flower Field Ln
Pearland,
TX
US