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6 Family Friendly Ideas for Spring Break in Houston

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This is a list of things to do for spring break in Houston.

There’s nothing like a family road trip or a trip abroad for spring break but if you’re heading to Houston [or staying local], there are plenty of fun activities for spring break Houston.  From Hermann Park to Space Center Houston, here are 6 family-friendly ideas for spring break in Houston.

Please note all of the activities listed here are outdoors and/or socially distant. Please continue to show precautions during your spring break Houston to prevent the spread of disease.

Spring Break Houston - Houston Zoo

Spring Break in Houston

Spring Break Houston – Houston Arboretum

Explore the great outdoors right in the heart of Houston by spending spring break in Houston with the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.  They have an annual spring break camp for kids ages 4-12.  The 2021 theme is Planet Defenders.

Spring Break Houston - Houston Arboretum

Kids will learn how to protect and improve ecosystems while participating in self-guided activities on-site.  The camp also includes a daily virtual lesson to supplement their learning.  Their spring break camp is a perfect [safe] way to spend spring break in Houston.

Spring Break Houston – Hermann Park and the Museum District

Hermann Park will forever be a classic thing to do in Houston with kids.  It’s one of the mainstays of the city and is home to plenty of fun activities.  You can explore the park, play at the playground, feed the ducks at McGovern Lake, or ride the paddleboats.

Spring Break Houston - Hermann Park

There is even a train that will take you all around the park to see the sights.  Can’t forget the Houston Zoo either.  It is one of the top-rated zoos in the country with over 6000 animals to see.  Miller Hill and Miller Outdoor Theater often have events as well. [Please note that as of the time of this post Miller Outdoor Theater is closed due to current conditions.]

Spring Break Houston – Discovery Green

Discovery Green is another fun activity for spring break in Houston.  Throughout the year, the park does a fantastic job of offering outdoor activities in the heart of downtown Houston.

Spring Break Houston - Discovery Green

2021 is no different.  This year, they will have FUNomenal Fridays just in time for spring break.  Take advantage of their roller rink event throughout the month of March while jamming to fun tunes from DJ Boris.

Spring Break Houston – Galveston

There are plenty of fun things to do in Galveston with kids but did you know it is also an awesome option for spring break in Houston?  It’s only about an hour away from downtown Houston and offers a complete change of scenery.  You can hang on the beach, go fishing, go cruising for dolphins, visit a water park, and more.  Be sure to check out the Pleasure Pier.  They even have a special promotion just for spring break!

Spring Break Houston - Pleasure Pier

Spring Break Houston – Kemah

Kemah, TX is also a short drive from Houston and is a wonderful destination for spring break.  There are plenty of things to do in this small seaside city but the main attraction is the Kemah Boardwalk.  Everything is set up like a summer fair with festival food and carnival-type rides.  There are full-fledged restaurants there too with plenty of shopping.  Be sure to check out their Spring Break Pass which gives access to Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Pleasure Pier, and Houston’s Downtown Aquarium.


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Spring Break Houston – Space Center Houston

Last but not least, The Space Center Houston is an awesome option for spring break in Houston. While they aren’t offering any specific spring break activities this year, there are plenty of fun educational opportunities available.  Be sure to take the tram tour to visit a space rocket park and a real space discovery center.


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Where are your favorite places to spend spring break in Houston?

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