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Things To Do With Kids in Katy

About 30 miles from downtown Houston, there are a surprising amount of kids activities in Katy, TX. Well, maybe it’s not that surprising for a charming Texan suburb, but it’s a place that promises you won’t have to drive into Houston every time you want to keep the kiddos entertained. Though we admit that the ability to do that, too, is a huge perk. So whether you want to trek into Houston for a day in the city or stick closer to home exploring kids activities in Katy, TX, we’ve got you covered. The best part? We’ll help you save on all that fun, too.

Momentum Indoor Climbing | 25410 Katy Mills Pkwy.

Instead of letting your kids drive you up the walls, you can take them to a rock-climbing gym where they can go climb some actual walls for a change. Momentum Indoor Climbing is the perfect place for just that. Originally conceived of in the mountains of Utah, the gym’s routes are perfectly designed to mimic that wild landscape. But don’t worry, they care just as much about safety. Kids as young as 3 can sign up for classes to learn basic skills while older kids can even compete on a USA Climbing–certified team. All Momentum offers is a big part of what earned it a perfect 5-star rating from our customers.


Pro Tip: If you’re bouldering and reach a corner on the climbing wall, pause to put your legs up on opposite walls and take a breather.

Best Kids Camps in Katy, TX

There are plenty of ways for kids to stay active during the school year, but what about when summer rolls around? Camp can be a great way to give kids a little structure while ensuring they’ll still have tons of fun. We rounded up a few of our favorite local camps, so take a look to get inspired:

Unicorn Camp at Paloma Trails

Uh, does it really get any better than hanging out with a couple of cool ponies willing to play dress-up as magical unicorns? Perfect for kids up to age 16!

Katy Art School

Creative kids will relish the chance to express themselves at this camp that offers an array of classes and styles so they can paint, draw, make collages, and more.

Basketball Camp at Eyecan Athletics

From tykes to teens, at Eyecan, kids can join any of four distinct basketball camps: ball-handling; jump shot; speed, strength, and agility; and the ultimate training experience.

Planning a Kid-Friendly Day Trip to Houston

It’s a pretty short drive into Houston from Katy, but as one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, it helps to hit up H-Town with a game plan. After all, the city has a heck of a lot to offer from your traditional cultural fare to quirkier sights and tours. To help you get thinking, here are a few of the city’s can’t-miss attractions to consider putting on your day trip bucket list:

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Check out the mummies in the Hall of Ancient Egypt before learning about (a)livelier areas of study in the Cockrell Butterfly Center and Exhibit Hall. Best part? Kids 2 and younger are free.

The Beer Can House

More than 50,000 beer cans decorate the sides of this kooky spot near Memorial Park. Take a guided tour to make the most of your trip.

See the Houston Astros

Is there anything better than a good, old-fashioned ballgame with the kids? We don’t think so.

Hooray Playground | 3750 South Mason Rd.

The idea for Hooray Indoor Playground all started with the owners’ two boys and their unlimited energy. They needed somewhere to go where they could run, jump, and play when it got too darn hot or rainy to go outside. Thus Hooray Playground was born. Today, it’s a place for wholesome family fun. The center has unlimited play for kids 6 months to 10 years old, a cafe offering refreshments, and themed birthday party packages to suit all ages.

Katy Soccer Academy | 25824 Clay Rd.

In many countries throughout the world, soccer is a way of life. It's the same way at Katy Soccer Academy, where kids can spend the entire year working on their soccer skills, whether they're practicing for an international tournament or simply learning how to dribble. The school knows how to get the best out of its young students, combining a competitive atmosphere with topnotch instruction to instill fundamentals that won't soon be forgotten. Kids are split up into boys and girls teams in various age brackets, though they're all taught important skills such as striking and yelling nice things at the referee.

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