Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | Tot*Spot Pop-Ups

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | Tot*Spot Pop-Ups | Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Are you looking for things to do with your kids this weekend in Houston? H-town is a great city to raise kids. In fact, Houston is consistently regarded as one of the most family-friendly in the country.

Apart from a number of great schools, there are always so many different events that kids and families can participate in. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an excellent destination during the weekends. There is also the Children’s Museum of Houston which always has a lot of great events. These are just two among many such event venues.

But, with so many things to do with kids in Houston, how can you know which ones are genuinely worthwhile?  We’ve put together a list of the best weekend activities and events to entertain the whole family. There are cheap events for kids and free things to do with kids this weekend!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (October 28-30) include Tot*Spot Pop-Ups, Scream on the Green, Howl-o-ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest, Slime Time, & more!

Check out our recent posts on Best Trick or Treating in Houston, Diwali in Houston, Best Haunted Houses Houston 2022, and also Korean Restaurants in Houston!


Top pick: Tot*Spot Pop-Ups – Children’s Museum of Houston Tot Spot Programming

Tot*Spot Pop-Ups

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

There are plenty of exciting and engaging activities for the family and for your toddlers at Tot*Spot at the Children’s Museum Houston! For this weekend’s event, there will be a Component Exploration Pop-Up, featuring a Scarf Blower! Through this event, your child will engage in activities that can help develop the sensory and problem solving skills of your little ones.

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of October 28, 2022 – Friday

Cheer for the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series – Best Watch Party Options in Houston

Top 5 watch parties for Astros

Top 5 watch parties for Astros

Check out our roundup of the Top 5 Astros Watch Parties happening in Houston! 

When: Game 1 starts at 7:03 CST
Where: Various locations around Houston


Scream on the Green

Scream on the Green

Image Credit: Discovery Green

The annual Halloween festival in Houston is back this year with a costume contest, performances, and a showing of Monster House. There will also be a costume contest, and registration will be available on-site at the Anheuser-Busch stage.

The creativity, quality of design, and overall aesthetic of the costumes will be evaluated. Tickets to Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green, gift cards to The Grove, a reservation at H-E-Celebration B’s Zone, and other goodies are among the contest prizes.

When: Friday, October 28, 2022, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where:1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: Free; Registration Required


Zoo Boo 2022 at Houston Zoo

Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo

Image Credit: Houston Zoo

It’s going to be the last weekend of Zoo Boo 2022 at Houston Zoo, so make sure to include it in your things to do this weekend! Visitors are encouraged to dress up, and there are many popular events to enjoy, such as the Giant Pumpkin, presented by LyondellBasell, and the Carved Pumpkins, sponsored by Frost Bank. Do not miss the Texas Children’s Hospital-sponsored spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, the pumpkin lantern tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, photo opportunities around the Zoo, and much more!

When: Friday to Monday, October 28-31, 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Cost: Starts at $23


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, October 29, 2022

Halloween Costume Contest at Kemah Boardwalk

Halloween Costume Contest at Kemah Boardwalk

Image Credit: Kemah Boardwalk

Dress up the kids in their spooky best for a chance at great prizes! Contest at 5pm in the Main Plaza.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families!

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5 pm
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: Free


UH Cougars vs USF Bulls

Come to the TDECU Stadium and enjoy the football games plus a very Special Halftime – performance of the Spirit of Houston and presentation of the Homecoming Court!

Ticket Special for the game – Family 4-packs – 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and chips, 4 Sodas for just $96 Go to UHCougars.com/promo and enter promo code USF4PACK or call 713 – Go-Coogs to get your tickets today!

Where: TDECU Stadium, 3875 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 11 a.m.


2022 Walk for Water – Grundfos and Houston Public Works

Join the global campaign to end water scarcity. The Walk for Water event raises awareness of people who don’t have access to clean drinking water worldwide. All of the money raised at the event goes to the nonprofit Water Mission, which will use it to develop disaster relief and developing country water solutions. Participants will walk 1.5 miles down Buffalo Bayou carrying a bucket to a water source, fill it, and then walk back to the starting point, imitating the journey that many people undertake throughout the world to bring clean water to their homes.

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Allen’s Landing on Buffalo Bayou, 1001 Commerce Street, Houston


Slime Time

Slime Time

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

This event is going to be an oozy-gooey good time! Not only will you get to create slime, but you’ll also discover and understand the amazing science behind it. This event is sponsored by Sponsored by Gilbert Andrew Garcia/Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P.

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Daily Trick Or Treating at Children’s Museum Houston

Adorable little ghosts and ghouls, unite! Get ready for a yummy and sweet time as you go trick-or-treating at Children’s Museum Houston by gathering your buckets and costumes.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston on Saturday Night!

When: Friday to Saturday, October 28-29, 2022, 4 pm to 6 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, October 30, 2022

Howl-o-ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest presented by H-E-B

Howl-o-ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest presented by H-E-B

Image Credit: Levy Park Houston

Join the fifth annual Howl-o-ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest presented by H-E-B! The event kicks off with a pup parade around the park. Afterwhich, the costume contest contestants will strut the ‘runway’ for the chance to win pup-tastic prizes. Throughout the competition, DJ Mohawk Steve will be spinning Halloween tunes, and kids in costume will have an opportunity to walk the runway.

When: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
How Much: Free

Participation in the costume contest requires pre-registration as space is limited. To register, click here.


Bellaire Open Air HTX Market

Bellaire Open Air will be hosted by HTX markets offering Evelyn’s Park visitors the luxury of an outdoor shopping experience. Don’t miss this market designed to keep visitors in the Open Air. There will be goodies from local artisans and small businesses for the whole family to shop for and enjoy!
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas 77401
How Much: Free


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Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of October 28, 2022 include Tot*Spot Pop-Ups, Scream on the Green, and more!

The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind the scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day.

Get more information and book your day of fun at the Space Center Houston!!!


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