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The Best Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in Katy, TX | Fall Activities for Katy Babies

The Best Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in Katy, TX | Fall Activities for Katy Babies

It’s fall, y’all! You know what that means: it’s time to plop your kids down in a pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin to decorate! Little ones love to get their hands on a pumpkin and explore, and of course, it makes for a great photo opportunity.

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Katy Splash Pads | Summer Activities for Katy Babies

Katy Splash Pads | Summer Activities for Katy Babies

News flash: it’s hot out there, Katy. And while it’s great to get a cool break at free movies, there’s only so much popcorn and sitting in the dark you can take. Summer is for enjoying the outdoors–it’s time to get out there with your little ones! Splash pads offer a fun way to get outside and enjoy the summer without melting into the pavement, and they’re a great place to take babies who just aren’t quite ready for the swimming pool. Plus, older siblings will have a blast getting wet, too! Katy is home to many communities that boast incredible splash pads for their residents, but for families that aren’t in one of these neighborhoods, options may be few and far between. Not to worry: we’ve got you covered with a guide to splash pads in Katy and surrounding areas. Katy Splash Pads: Noah’s Ark: This swim center features a large swimming pool for adults and a small, Noah’s Ark themed pool just for kids. Noah’s Ark was voted Best Pool in Houston on Great Day Houston, and it’s a fun structure with slides, spraying water, animals, and more. Noah’s Ark is southeast of Katy, located near Beltway 8 and Westpark. Admission is $7 per person, but infants under the age of one are free. You can also buy a swim pass for discounted admission. Katy Family YMCA: The YMCA’s splash pad is open to all YMCA members and conveniently located in Katy. Families visiting for swim lessons (membership not required) may also stay after their lessons to enjoy the splash pad. Cullen Park: North of Katy near Saums and Greenhouse, Cullen Park offers one of the best free public splash pads in the Katy area. The splash pad boasts misting flowers, surprise geysers, and other fun water features that will have your little one laughing in the water. Admission is free. Nottingham Park: Just east of Katy near Memorial and Kirkwood, Nottingham Park is a Harris County park that features a splash pad that’s fun for all ages. Admission is free. McClendon Park: Another Harris County splash park for kids, McClendon Park is located near Westpark and Highway 6. Admission is free. In addition to Katy area splash pads, there are a number of popular splash pad locations in Houston, including: Houston Zoo: McGovern Children’s Playground Discovery Green Tips for Visiting Katy Splash Pads Remember to bring swim diapers. Diapers are required for babies at all splash pads, but just any diaper won’t do: regular diapers may burst or leak, while swim diapers are designed to avoid absorbing all of the water your baby may sit in, and make for a much more enjoyable experience. Visit during the week if possible, when splash pads are less crowded and easier to enjoy. Remember that the sun is the most harsh between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so if you’re visiting splash pads during these hours, pay close attention to sun and heat safety with lots of sunscreen, hats,...

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Easter Events in Katy, TX

Easter Events in Katy, TX

Spring has sprung in Katy, and Easter is just around the corner. In fact, it’s THIS WEEKEND! Do you have plans to celebrate? Enjoy one of the many options in the Katy area for babies to celebrate Easter this year: participate in an Easter egg hunt, carnival, Easter Bunny photos, crafts, and more. There’s lots to do for babies in Katy this Easter holiday!

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Free Family Movies in Katy All Summer!

Free Family Movies in Katy All Summer!

It’s summer movie time in Katy! FREE summer movie time! We love movies, and we especially love free activities. So you can bet we take advantage of free movies all summer long! No one is more excited for summer movie season than our family! We’ve been taking our (now three year old) son to movies since he was just a few weeks old, and we are all big movie lovers. In the early days, he (thankfully) slept through it all, but as he’s grown, he’s begun to really enjoy going out to the movies. These days, he happily pops into his seat with a bucket of popcorn and a huge smile on his face, and especially loves animations and superhero movies. It’s a big treat for all of us to go to the movies as a family! (We especially like AMC’s early showings: every movie before noon is just $6!) Of course, movies are even better when they are totally free. Every summer, Katy’s big movie theaters all host free or low-cost showings for families. This summer, Alamo Drafthouse is screening classics like Mary Poppins, Annie, and Space Jam. Santikos and Cinemark are showing recent releases including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Rio 2, and The LEGO Movie. Alamo and Santikos movies are totally free, and Cinemark showings are just $1 per person (or even less if you buy a movie 10-pack). If you haven’t taken your baby to a movie yet, these free showings are a great opportunity to give it a shot! You’ll be in a family friendly environment with plenty of other moms and dads who have been there, and won’t shoot you dirty looks if your baby gets a little fussy. (Of course, if a few whimpers turn into full on wails and disruption, you should step outside to calm your baby down.) Remember to bring extra bottles and pacifiers or be prepared to breastfeed (trust me, no one will notice or care — it’s dark!). Free Summer Movie Details Santikos Summer Movies Dates and Hours: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 10th through July 16th, showings at 10 a.m. Cost: Free! Concessions available. Alamo Kids Camp Dates and Hours: Every day from May 30th through August. Showtimes vary, but usually start between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Cost: Free! If you prefer to reserve your seats, you can do so by purchasing a $5 food and beverage voucher. Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse Dates and Hours:Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. from June 10th through August 13th. Cost: .50 to $1 per movie, plus concessions if desired (coupon...

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Spring Activities for Katy Babies

Spring Activities for Katy Babies

Spring is the season of great weather, festivals, and outdoor fun in Katy, and it’s one of the best times of the year. With gorgeous weather and fun things to do, you can find a great activity for you and your baby practically any day of the week. Get out and enjoy fun spring activities for Katy babies, both everyday activities and special events.

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