We know that all seasons are beautiful, but there is just something about fall that really gets us going. It gives us a chance to reconnect with friends and family through holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. Also, during the fall season, there are plenty of fun things to do in Houston with kids! You can take them to a local farm or visit a farmers' market, go on a hike or play at the park, or attend one of the city's many kid-friendly festivals or events.
So, whether you’re looking for the best place to roast marshmallows, carve pumpkins, or simply enjoy the great outdoors this autumn, we’re here to help with some great fall activities and places you can visit during the season!
Just three hours drive from downtown Houston, this park is an excellent location for spotting foliage and enjoying a weekend getaway from the city. Also, there are 81 campsite options and activities such as hiking or biking in 9 miles of trails, fishing, swimming, bouldering, and picnicking.
Just less than 4 hours drive from Conroe, the Guadalupe River State Park has beautiful views on the water and foliage during the fall months. Most people visit the park to float the river, but guests are also welcome to camp, explore 13 miles of hike and bike trails, kayak, canoe and more.
The Efurd family has been producing high-quality fruits & vegetables since 1972. Their orchard offers apples, peaches, plums, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, blueberries, and strawberries. They have a store where you can get homemade ice cream, jams, and many other goods. There’s a small pond on the land and vintage trucks!
Atkinson Farms 3217 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388, United States
If you're in the mood to pick your own fruits and vegetables, look no further than Atkinson Farms. Here you can find fresh strawberries, fresh locally grown seasonal produce, and more—all right here in Spring, Texas.
Attend a Fall Festival
Pumpkin Bob 1205 Candy Cane Lane Conroe, TX 77301 - Conroe Aquatic Center
On October 21 from 5PM - 7PM, kids are able to jump in the heated Education Pool and bob for their own pumpkins! Once they got one, they are able to decorate it at one of the decorating station at the Aquatic Center.
Fall FunFest 2500 South Loop 336 E., Conroe TX 77302 - Carls Barton Jr. Park
Join the fun on October 22 form 11AM - 2PM! There will be face painting, fun booths, pony rides, inflatables and more! Come dressed in your costumes with your treat or treat bag ready to be filled with candy.
October 29 is the Halloween party at the Corner Pub and they will be giving away prizes for costumes! Make sure to head out dressed in your best (or scariest) costume you have.
Glow Party 2 Waterway Square Place The Woodlands, TX 77380
Mark off October 29 to partake in this costume party and contest! Starting at 8PM there will be drink specials and then the costume contest will start at 10PM. There will be live music and no cover charge. The theme this year is Villains & Vixens!
This is the only one that is a convenient day trip from the city, as it’s situated about an hour and 40 minutes away by car. Big Thicket protects a long, narrow preserve lining the banks of a few meandering creeks. This kind of environment consists of multiple interrelated habitats that attract a wide variety of wildlife. Among the nine different ecosystems in the park are pine forest, bayous, and wetlands. Popular activities here are kayaking, canoeing, and hiking. There are about 40 miles of hiking trails in the park.
Waco Mammoth National Monument one of the best national parks near Houston is where you can see a collection of “in situ” fossils, meaning that they’re still embedded in the place where they were originally discovered. / distance from sugar land is 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Come take a hayride on the weekends in October and enjoy the fresh air! After the hayride, be sure to snag a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and grab some snacks.
Oil Ranch– 23501 Macedonia Rd, Hockley, TX 77447, United States
Oil Ranch offers many fun activities for the whole family, including cow milking, pony rides, mini golf, hay ride, and a petting zoo. The pumpkin patch is a great place to pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween!
Participate in a 5-mile or 3-mile run and let your kids run the 1-miler on Thanksgiving Morning! This local tradition has supported non-profit organizations to help strengthen the surrounding communities.
7 Acre Wood is hosing their 22nd annual Thrill at the Mill on October 29 starting at 10AM. There is free admission to get in and enjoy the area. Tickets will be sold for a select list of activities such as pony rides and pumpkins, etc. There will be a Vendor Market for everyone to enjoy and shop at!
October 23 from 1PM - 4PM there will be live music, food, a rock wall, a petting zoo and so much more to enjoy! The event is free and open to the public.
There is so much to do in and around Conroe TX. We might have missed some favorites, so be sure to share with us any new finds. You can email us, leave a comment below, or tag us on Instagram! @jordanschilleci and @byjoandco
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