Wallet-Friendly Summer End Activities

Long summer days are quickly coming to an end as the upcoming school year approaches like a freight train. We feel certain you all are in the midst of back to school shopping and organizing. Today we wanted to give you a break from all of that and send out some fun and frugal ways to draw the summer to a close in a memorable way for you and the kids. We have listed some deals we found on-line with a quick Google search. 

One great opportunity coming up is the Feed My Starving Children food pack on September 12 from 8am-4pm. Kids aging from 5 years and older can participate, and this is a great way to meet the Bayou City Fellowship church family that Liesel and I are a part of. The food you and your children pack together will be distributed to over 15 impoverished countries across the globe. Here's the link to sign up. {Take a look and see if there is an opportunity near you if you aren't in the Houston area.} CLICK HERE for Feed My Starving Children Registration

Kidsoutandabout.com – Free Thursday morning e-newsletter full of activities around town


Houston Astros Games – Take your kids out to the ball game at Minute Maid Park. With a variety of discounts including $1 hot dog Wednesdays, free firework shows on Fridays, Coca-Cola Value Days and Family Sundays, you’ll be able to make it to a ‘Stros game without breaking the bank.

Market Square Park – Catch a free movie screening, grab dinner at Niko Niko’s or try your hand at a game during Blanket Bingo on the second Thursday of the month for $10 in downtown Houston’s Market Square Park.

Waugh Bridge Bat Colony – Watch 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats take flight as they emerge from the bridge en mass to search for dinner. The best places for viewing include the bridge’s Observation Deck and sidewalk along with the Buffalo 

Bayou Park bank on the corner of Memorial and Waugh and the Memorial Fountain on Allen Parkway.

Children’s Summer Series at Studio Movie Grill – Take in a kid’s flick with your family and enjoy deep discounts at CityCentre’s Studio Movie Grill. Shows include Horton Hears a Who, Turbo and Ice Age 2, and play on weekdays at 11am. Tickets are just $3.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum: Free Thursday 1 - 5 pm

Children's Museum of Houston: Free Thursday 5  -  8 pm

The Health Museum: Free Thursday 2  -  5 pm

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Free Thursday after 2 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Free Thursday 10 am  -  9 pm

Miller Outdoor theatre

Discovery Green

Admission to the Houston Zoo is free on the 1st Tuesday of each month after 2 p.m.

Buffalo Bayou

Houston Arboretum at Memorial Park

Art Car Museum

Splashway water park


Kids eat free list 

So how did we find all of this great info? The Internet of course! For those of you who are not in the Houston area we want to encourage you to get on the Internet and start Googling. We just put "free end of summer activities for kids in Houston" or "kids eat free in Houston". Voila! Deals at your finger tips. This list really is just the tip of the iceberg. Our city is brimming with fun and affordable activities that will make great memories for the whole family. Enjoy!

We all sincerely hope you take time out of the hustle and bustle of back to school and be present with your kids. Time passes so quickly and before you know it they are into another school year full of homework and tests. Take time to be with each other to giggle and laugh and create memories to share for a lifetime. Be blessed and know that you are prayed for and loved!


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