Top 14 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: October 3 to October 9, 2022

Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" puppet musical heads to Hobby Center for this week only | Photo: Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade; courtesy of Hobby Center

Kick off the fall excitement with the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, October 3 to Sunday, October 9, 2022.

This week, see a beloved bear live on stage, say “Opa!” with fun and games, get a glimpse of everyone’s favorite mermaid, celebrate Houston’s African American community, and more.

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Top 14 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Toddler Tuesday at Discovery Green | Tuesday, October 4 | FREE Toddlers and their caretakers can enjoy a morning of interactive story time, costumed character meet-and-greets, activities, and soft play equipment from Toddler Towns. This week, listen to the book, We’re Better Together: A Book About Community by Eileen Spinelli. 10:30am.
  • Flamenco Ole! at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Tuesday, October 4 | FREE This weekday morning program educates kids about the art and culture of Flamenco through song, guitar and dance. 11am.
  • Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Puppet Musical at Hobby Center | Tuesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 9 The Hobby Center welcomes Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, a newly-crafted musical stage adaptation featuring stunning life-sized puppetry of the title character along with Tigger, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl. The show features the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award–winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne. $38.50 and up. Times vary.
  • Science Madness: Color Changing Leaves at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Wednesday, October 5 Make some of your own fall leaves and watch them change colors at this hands-on activity at the Woodlands Children’s Museum. $7 for ages 1 and up. 10am to noon.
  • Intempo Dance Performance at Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, October 6 | FREE Intempo Dance presents a Mexican-inspired dance performance at Children’s Museum Houston, coinciding with the Museum’s Free Family Night and Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 6:30pm to 7pm.
  • Fotofest presents Youth Open House at Silver Street Studios | Friday, October 7 | FREE Bring your students to experience the photography of the Biennial 2022 exhibition, If I Had A Hammer, at the FotoFest Youth Open House. This special opening for youth will be an opportunity for a 50-minute guided tour and free giveaways. 9am to 1pm.
  • MFAH Playdate at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Friday, October 7 Children under 5 and their adult caregivers can join Museum educators for a multi-sensory experience in the galleries at MFAH. Sing songs, listen to storybooks, and participate in fun games and activities, all while being introduced to ideas and themes found in the art on view. General admission tickets are required; program ticket is $10 per adult; $10 per child. 11:30am to 12:30pm.
  • The Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9 Founded in 1966, the Original Greek Festival returns to its home in Montrose, featuring authentic Greek cuisine, wines, dance performances, family fun, games, entertainment, shopping, and more. $5; free for ages 12 and under. Friday 5pm to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm.
  • Amazing Ariel at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center | Saturday, October 8 Everyone’s favorite mermaid, Ariel, comes to the Sugar Land museum for story time, crafts, and photo ops. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 2pm.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, October 8 | FREE Bring your lawn chairs to watch an outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) at Sugar Land Town Square. Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king is bored with the day in and day out frights, so he takes off to Christmastown with a plot that will change everything. 7:30pm to 9pm.
  • Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown | Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9 The Bayou City Art Festival returns to Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway, featuring 250 national and international artists, representing 19 disciplines of art. The two-day festival will include two live performance stages, an Active Imagination Zone for kids of all ages, a craft beer garden, a food truck park, a boutique wine garden, a community interactive art project, a Culinary Arts Stage and more. $18; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. 10am to 6pm.
  • Black Heritage Festival at Emancipation Park | Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9 Celebrate Houston’s vibrant African American community with a weekend gathering of artists, guest speakers, poets and crafts people, featuring performances by DJ Elevated, Elle Varner, Eric Benét, and Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution. Tickets are $15; $5 for ages 9 to 12; free for ages 8 and under. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Pumpkin Patches in Greater Houston | Ongoing Take your pick of pumpkins, flowers, and Fall Festival family fun with our guide to farms and pumpkin patches around Houston for the 2022 season. Prices, dates and times vary.
  • Fall Festivals in Greater Houston | Ongoing Circle these dates for 45+ of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at places across Greater Houston. Prices, dates and times vary.

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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.