Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: July 19 to July 25, 2021

A detail of the Texas Brick Railroad | Photo: Edward Chang; courtesy of the Texas Brick Railroad

Discover the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, July 19 through Sunday, July 25th, 2021.

This week, make the most of it for the kiddos with table tennis events, a summer splash at Texas City, an up-close look at H-town’s bat colony, a stunning display of LEGO bricks, and much more.

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Scroll below to find great things for kids and families happening in Houston from Monday, July 19 to Sunday, July 25, 2021.

Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Table Tennis Meet Up at Levy Park | Monday, July 19 | FREE Head to Levy Park for a casual table tennis meet-up perfect for beginners, novice players, and those who may be looking to have fun and learn more about the game. Paddles and balls are provided. Free to attend. 10am.
  • Lagoonfest Texas in Texas City | Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25 – Cool off at a summer celebration destination featuring the largest lagoon in the state, plus white sand beaches, bars, boats, live music, an electric ferry, a catapult swing, a massive floating obstacle course, and more. Single day passes are $20; $15 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Ticket prices vary based on the day of the week and demand. 10am to 7pm daily.
  • Bat Walk & Watch at Lost Lake Visitor Center | Thursday, July 22 Stroll to Waugh Drive Bridge at Buffalo Bayou Park with bat specialist, Suzanne Jurek, to see the bat colony up close. $5 for ages 12 and up; free for ages under 12. 7:45pm to 9:15pm.
  • ComedySportz Family-Friendly Improv Show at Preston Theater | Friday, July 23 & Saturday, July 24 – Laugh out loud with the family when ComedySportz Houston presents their fast-paced improv comedy show that’s suitable for the whole family, now performing at Preston Theater in EaDo. Two teams will battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games, and songs on the spot with audience participation. $20; $18 for students, military, and ages 65 and up, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for all shows. 8pm.
  • The Kids are all Write: A Writing & Poetry Workshop for Kids at Smither Park | Saturday, July 24 | FREE This colorful and inspirational park next to the Orange Show helps ages 7 to 12 have fun through writing and sharing their stories and poems. Led by Robin Reagler, this program includes all the materials needed. 10am to 11:30am.
  • Brick Rodeo LEGO Fan Convention at Houston Marriott Sugar Land | Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25 – Celebrate the colorful bricks during the public exhibition window at this 4-day convention in Sugar Land Town Square. Take in the stunning creations on display, and enjoy other presentations, speakers, and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; family packs start at $40; free for ages 3 and under. 10am to 3:30pm both days.
  • I Scream for Ice Cream at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, July 24 Bring the family to watch some food science and celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Children’s Museum Houston. Included with general admission; $12 for ages 1 and up. 11am to 2pm.
  • Summer Party on Main in La Porte | Saturday, July 24 | FREE The City of La Porte hosts Summer Party on Main 2021, a fiesta packed with music, dancing, food trucks, family fun, and more on West Main Street. There will also be a free Kid’s Cove, complete with a mechanical shark, face painting, balloons, inflatable slide, crafts, and more. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Main Street Theater presents Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School at MECA at TBH | Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25 The irrepressible Junie B. Jones is back, offering her wisecracking brand of wisdom about how to get by in the classroom. This family-friendly musical is recommended for kindergarten ages and older. Tickets start at $22. Saturday 7pm; Sunday 3:30pm.
  • Disney’s Raya and The Last Dragon Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, July 24 | FREE Head to the Downtown green space for an outdoor screening of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. In the film, it’s up to a lone warrior named Raya to save their home when the Druun monsters return 500 years after ruining the lands. 8pm.
  • Houston’s Got Bollywood at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, July 24 | FREE Miller Outdoor Theatre and Moksh Community Arts present Houston’s Got Bollywood under the stars in Hermann Park, showcasing the imaginative elements of a magical life in Bollywood through its music, languages, art, and the cultural festivals of India. A livestream of the performance can be viewed on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube channel. Covered seating requires a free ticket that can be reserved online. Seating on the hill is free and does not require a ticket. 8:30pm.
  • Summer with the Kids Around Houston | Ongoing With school out for the summer, it’s time to head out to all corners of Houston and uncover the best entertainment and things to do for everyone in the family, from free and budget-friendly options to one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out our Summer guide for how to keep the kids, and yourselves, busy during the dog days of Summer.

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Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.