Summer break is always exhilarating for kids. They can look forward to friends, free time, water, and summer treats. Of course, summer can leave parents thinking of ways to keep the family happy, healthy, and learning during the break. Fortunately, the Memorial District has activities for children.
With programs for all children, from babies to tweens, Life Time Athletic CITYCENTRE
has activities to keep kids engaged and entertained through music, reading, yoga, dance, and sports. Children can enjoy kid-friendly versions of the athletic center's most popular adult classes with a Junior Membership. They can try 30-minute LifeBarre, SOL yoga, and SHRED at the club. For a sporty or sports-interested child, try GameFace Sport, which teaches kids aged 8–13 the fundamentals of movement. It's an excellent way for kids to stay active and increase their athletic confidence.
Life Time also offers swim lessons and summer camps for pre-k and school-age children and tweens. These include two electives each week, fun weekly themes, sports, fitness and gym games, STEAM activities, and healthy snacks and lunches. If an ongoing membership isn't suitable, you might prefer the monthly memberships, one-day memberships, or drop-in classes.
While it heats up outside, Memorial City Mall
offers a fantastic range of activities for children. For example, there's always fun you can find at Frolic's Castle
, the world's largest indoor soft play area in a shopping center. Kids will adore the three-level medieval castle with a drawbridge and catapult surrounded by an Enchanted Forest, complete with wizards, knights, and fire-breathing dragons. This expansive play area features the castle home of Frolic the friendly green dragon, his purple wife Felicity, and their young son, Puffy, who even has a new playground for toddlers shorter than 32 inches tall.
Enjoy the interactive sound features that set Frolic's Castle apart from other indoor playgrounds, including a snoring giant, a bubbling cauldron, a grumpy ogre, and other fanciful creatures, such as a frog prince and a baby dragon. Call 713-464-8640 to make a reservation today.
While you're at Memorial City Mall, register for summer camps at Adventure Kids Memorial City
. They have engaging educational full-day or half-day camps for preschool and school-age children on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer camp theme examples include Spies in Disguise, Tinkershop, Weird and Wacky Science, and Fab Funky Art.
Keep those STEAM skills strong this summer at Mathnasium Memorial City
. Whether your child needs a little extra help or is soaring above the math curricula, Mathnasium will help math make sense.
When you need to beat the heat, several local theaters offer affordable summer blockbusters at budget-friendly prices for more indoor fun. June through August, families can enjoy discounted admission to select movie screenings as part of a handful of kid-friendly summer movie series at Memorial District theaters.
• Cinemark Memorial City
has a summer movie program for children and families on Wednesdays from June 15 through August 3. Movies include "The Boss Baby," "Scoob!," "Paw Patrol: The Movie," "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway," "Clifford the Big Red Dog," and more. Cinemark's movie clubhouse offers tickets for only $1.50 and discounted kids' snack packs.
• Studio Movie Grill's
Children's Summer Series occurs during the earliest showtime of the day, Mondays through Thursdays, from May 30 to August 11. The lineup includes moves like "Minions," "Kung Fu Panda," "Shrek," "How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World," "Puss in Boots," and more. Tickets are $6 per person and include a small popcorn and a small drink.
Happy summering, H-town!