Although I am not a Houston native, my husband is. We are always looking for things to do as a family around Houston. With his help we have discovered quite a few fun family outings in north Houston- Spring, Klein, and Tomball. Summer in the Suburbs is actually quite exciting. There really are things to do in Spring, TX! Every location listed is easy to do while pregnant, feeding a newborn or chasing a toddler. I promise! I have done it!
Lets begin our list, shall we?
Urban Air Trampoline Park
Something for the whole family. They have a little tikes area, indoor dodgeball, a high ropes course and lots of trampolines! My family loves this place!
Jane and John Doughs
My favorite coffee shop! Loud music, (sometimes live!), friendly staff, funky, eclectic deco, delicious Stumptown coffee and amazing food!
They make all pastries and pies in-house. (some Gluten-free options are available as well.) They even have two active beehives which they harvest their own honey from! Fortunately, they now have two locations for your dining pleasure. Old Town Tomball (the original), and The Woodlands.
So much more than just making a trip to buy fresh local produce! You are able to get some exercise, meet others in your community and take home some delicious and healthy goodies.
My personal favorite Farmer’s market is the Tomball Farmers market, held Saturdays in Old Town Tomball from 9am to 1pm.
Or, you can also find one in Grogan’s Mill Saturdays from 8am to noon.
Inspire Rock- indoor climbing gym
Perfect for any type of weather, and offering summer camps for the kiddos, this gym features, “climbing for all skill levels from a 5.7 to 5.13+, friendly environments, as well as coaching and classes to improve. All of our gyms feature top rope, lead rope, auto belays, bouldering, yoga, fitness studios and dedicated kids programs, classes and climbing areas.”
Plus, they have a really delicious cafe to nosh at while you wait for your people to get tired out if you aren’t into climbing yourself.
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Located on Aldine Westfield, this is a great place to get outside and get into nature! They are still recovering from hurricane Harvey, so call ahead to see what’s happening!
Wet & Wild Splashtown in Spring
Stay cool at this action-packed waterpark. Choose to spend a day splashing in the kiddie area with your littles, floating the lazy river, or riding the waves in the wave pool. You can also enjoy several different water slides and attractions including an actual surfing spot! Two visits will cover the cost of a season pass if this sounds like your cup of tea, definitely invest and go as often as you can. Weekends and holidays tend to be more crowded.
Old Town Spring
One mile east of 45 North. Ghost tours, shopping, wine tasting, dining, music festivals. Our office is located here! What more could you ask for?! It’s a quaint little historic section of Spring right next to the railroad tracks. There are tons of adorable buildings and sweet spots to snap some long overdue family pics. Saturdays are usually very busy, so make time on a weekday if possible.
Skate Champions- roller rink
Family fun! They have open skate sessions, and you can rent the space out for parties. Often there are daycares here as well enjoying the facility. Clean, loud, fun!! Skate rental available, or you can bring in your own.
Goodness! I have so much more to share!
Stay tuned for my next post in the series. We will focus on the area north of Spring.
Have you visited The Woodlands lately?