Summer of Family Fun

Planning family travel can be stressful with kids under the age of 13 and most of the time us parents have no clue where to even start looking for kid friendly activities. Let us help you out! Here is a list or our favorite family friendly (and sometimes free) activities in Baytown.


Gators, snakes, and lizards, OH MY!

Let’s start with a free activity sure to delight both adults and the littlest of your family’s littles at the same time. Take a trip to the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center. The Wetlands Center is free and offers a really cool self-guided tour of live animal exhibits including a baby gator pond, a working bee hive, a variety of snake enclosures, and more. Stroll through the “Coastal Connection Room” which is home to inhabitants collected locally or take a peak through the microscopes in the science lab.


Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm & Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Where: 1724 Market Street, Baytown

Cost: FREE

More info CLICK HERE


Kiss boredom goodbye

I think that a kid’s favorite thing to say is “I’m bored,” but it’s really hard to be bored surrounded by AR’s Entertainment HUB’s assortment of activities. Roller skating, arcade games, laser tag, black light mini-golf, bumper cars, and a soft play area for younger kids are available to help children of all ages beat the boredom. Also, while the kids play so can the adults! There are bar games and a full service bar for parents to sit back and relax. Finally, don’t worry about cutting your play time short when the kiddos inevitably utter their second favorite phrase “I’m hungry,” because AR’s also offers an amazing menu of lunch/dinner options in their restaurant.


Hours: Monday, 4pm – 2am, Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 2am, Saturday, 10am – 2am, Sunday, 10am – 12am

Where: 4533 Garth Rd, Baytown

Cost: CLICK HERE for package prices

More info CLICK HERE


Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming

Or, in this case, SLIDING! Is it really summer without a trip to the waterpark? Named the 2020 Texas Public Pool Council's Waterpark of the year, Pirate’s Bay has attractions for all ages. The Park roams over 3-acres and offers a family friendly resort experience including a lazy river, four slide towers, a flow rider, and the first Ninja Cross course in North America. Two concession stands are located in the facility that provides many food and drink options. The park also offers Itty Bitty Beach Parties for the littles, Dive-in movies and parties for all ages, and Special Pirates Celebrations for special needs children and adults.


Hours: Monday – Thursday,11am – 7pm, Friday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm

Where: 5300 East Rd, Baytown

Cost: CLICK HERE for park prices

More info CLICK HERE


Into the thick of it

You don’t have to “tramp through the bush” (if you know you know) to explore the outdoors in Baytown. Pack a picnic and your walking shoes and spend the day at the Baytown Nature Center. There is a Children’s Nature Discovery Area with a large nature/science centered playground overlooking Burnet Bay, piers to fish from, shaded trails to hike or bike, and more. Want to be the hero of the day? Bring along a package of hot dog wieners and some string and let the kiddos watch the crabs munch on the hotdog baited string from the rocky banks of the bay. (No wading or swimming though!)


Hours: Open Daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

Where: 1724 Market Street, Baytown

Cost: Adults (13+) - $4, Children 5-12 & Seniors (65+) - $1

More info CLICK HERE



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