Things to Do this Spring Break
Staying in town with the family this Spring Break and looking for things to do? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of ideas and family friendly events sure to keep everyone entertained!
Children’s Storytime on the Plaza – Start off Spring Break on Friday night with an evening storytime! Toy Story’s Woody and Jessie, the only sheriff and deputy duo in the entire world made almost entirely out of plastic, will be on hand at The Plaza to tell area children — no pull-strings attached — all about how to be a good friend. So, wrangle up your kiddos and make sure they’re ready to reach for the sky during this sweet, Toy Story-themed reading at City Place Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m. Learn More: Children’s Storytime on the Plaza
Arts in the Park – Enjoy an afternoon at this free event featuring live stage performances, local vendors selling original artwork, children’s activities, a Youth Art Contest, and more at Northshore Park from 2-6 p.m. Learn More: The Woodlands Township’s Arts in the Park.
The Woodlands Family Fun Fest – The Woodlands Family Fun Fest will feature family entertainment, exotic reptiles, food trucks, lots of shopping, and more from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Town Green Park. Learn More: The Woodlands Family Fun Fest
Father Son Challenge – Work as a team to complete various challenges located around the Rob Fleming campus. Challenges can include kayaking, archery, puzzles, races and much more! T-Shirts provided for all participants, prizes awarded to top finishers. All ages welcome. Learn More: Father-Son Challenge
Sunday Stroll on The Plaza – Take a springtime stroll around a picturesque pond at the Sunday Stroll on The Plaza at City Place featuring live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13’s event will feature classic rock and country musician Mike Casey. Learn More: Sunday Stroll on The Plaza
Concert in the Park – Concert in the Park is a popular family tradition of music and fun for all ages, held Sundays at Northshore Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in March & April. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. The special March 13 Spring Break Fest event features a craft from The Woodlands Township tent and music by Face This Way (Classic Rock). Learn More: Concert in the Park Spring Break Fest
March 13-20 – Guided Tour of The Learning Zoo with Zookeeper Drew – Take a guided tour of The Learning Zoo, accompanied by an experienced zookeeper! Tours are at 1 p.m. each day. Learn More: Guided Tour of The Learning Zoo with Zookeeper Drew
Bubbles in the Park – “Pop” in to Central Park at Market Street for giant magical bubble party with Texas Bubblers in Central Park from 12-2pm. Learn More: Bubbles in the Park
Spring Break Storytimes at The Woodlands Children’s Museum – Special storytimes will be offered at The Woodland’s Children’s Museum as part of its Spring BreaKation week. Ms. Frizzle will introduce children to the exciting world of science through two exciting books from The Magic School Bus series at 11 a.m. and noon. Learn More: Spring Break Storytimes at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Sonidos Sincopados! Musical Workshop with Jorge Orta – Participate in a free musical workshop led by celebrated percussionist Jorge Orta at City Place Plaza at 3 p.m. Students will learn the origins, history, and rhythms inherent in samba, salsa, and more through collaborative music-making and shared performance. The workshop is best for grade levels 3-12. Learn More: Sonidos Sincopados! with Jorge Orta
March 14 & 15 – Riding & Riding Spring Break Camp – Learn all things horse, from nose to tail: grooming, braiding, feeding, bathing, tack and most importantly – how to ride! No previous horse experience needed. Learn all things writing, from idea to prose: fiction, nonfiction, plots, descriptive language and writing methods. No previous writing experience needed. Campers will read their works at an author reception the following week. Journals provided. This event is presented by Village Books and Lone Star Horsemanship. Learn More: Riding & Writing Spring Break Camp
March 14-18 – Mad Science Workshop – All week long, young curiosity seekers can explore science at the Mad Science daily workshops from March 14-18 at 1 p.m. at City Park Plaza. Physics, chemistry, and nature come alive with interactive experiments and projects. Learn More: Mad Science Workshop
March 14-18 – Sunny Dayz Drop in Spring Break Camp – Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor games, crafts, theme days, special snacks, visits to the park, dodgeball, four-square, ga ga ball and more! The camp is for children ages 6-12. Camp is held at Rob Fleming Park Recreation Center from7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn More: Sunny Dayz Drop in Spring Break Camp
Safety Day at The Woodlands Children’s Museum – The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch invites you to climb aboard public safety apparatus and talk with the people who keep us safe! Get safety tips from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. Visit the Fire Safety blow up house and more! Learn More: Safety Day at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Storytime at the Pond – Get in touch with nature and listen to a nature-themed story followed by a visit from one of the animal ambassadors atJoin Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center’s Bluegill Pond! Readings are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are geared towards preschool age children. Learn More: Storytime at the Pond
Kids DIY Sign Party – Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun during Spring Break to paint their own sign while enjoying the multiple food trucks on site at Deacon Baldy’s! The event begins at 1 p.m. and is for kids ages 5 years old and up. Learn More: Kids DIY Sign Party
Nature Bingo at Burroughs Park – Connect the squares on your bingo card by searching for nature with us! Join Trails As Parks naturalists to practice your skills of observation and see if you can spot items found all around us in a game of Nature Bingo. All ages welcome. Online registration closes 48 hours prior to the event. Learn More: Nature Bingo at Burroughs Park
Kids Concert in the Park – Enjoy a kid’s concert of classical music with storytelling, children’s activities that match with the music, instrument demonstrations, and Q&A from 2:30-3:30 pm with Monarch Chamber Players at Market Street. Learn More: Kids Concert in the Park
Stage Combat: Dancing with Swords with iAct – Young Audiences Workshop – Attendees will learn traditional fencing positions in order to choreograph a performance. This free class offered at outdoors at City Park Plaza works best for grade levels 3-12. Students will learn partnering, teamwork, and by completion, each student will choreograph their own stage combat combination/scene. Students will practice/perform with special safety foam swords. Learn More: Stage Combat Class
March 15, 17, & 19 – Moms & Minis – Join fun group runs/walks & core workouts just for moms (led by a certified coach) while your preschool-aged children experience 40 minutes of fun, active games AND kindness-focused story time led by a kids’ coach with Stronger to Serve‘s Moms & Minis group. Then head to the The Wheel Kitchen (right next to the park) for socializing and a special deal on coffee and muffins. 25% of every registration goes toward a special family volunteering project for the local charity chosen by the group each quarter! Learn More: Moms & Minis
Goat Yoga at The Woodlands Resort – The Woodlands Resort & Goat Yoga Houston invite you to the pristine woods of the beautiful The Woodland Resort for Goat Yoga! Meet the sweet pygmy “kids” while they roam the yoga classes and even join you for a pose or two! Inhale in to relax and BREATHE in the beautiful Texas air then exhale out the laughter that is sure to follow with this activity! Each class is an hour long, 45 minutes of an ashtanga yoga practice for beginners followed by 15 minutes of goat time. Get goat cuddles, partner poses, or pictures with friends! This special class for Spring Break will be held March 16 at 11 a.m. Learn More: Goat Yoga at The Woodlands Resort
Performances by Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller – Enjoy STEM-tastic fun science shows with the “singing zoologist!” as he builds children’s scientific confidence and curiosity with multimedia presentations, featuring dazzling visuals, smart songwriting, and laugh-out-loud comedy at The Woodlands Children’s Museum with performances at 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m. Learn More: Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller
Let’s Play! with Joseph Dixon: Young Audiences Workshop – Explore music in a hands-on setting with instructor Joseph Dixon. Participants will play instruments, drum, sing, and learn the basic foundations of making music. The free workshop is best for grade levels PK-12. Learn More: Young Audiences Workshop with Joseph Dixon
Kids Party in the Park with DJ London Houston – Party in Central Park at Market Street with DJ London Houston from 2-4 p.m. with a dance off, hula hoop competition, freeze frame and more. Learn More: Kids Party in the Park with DJ London Houston
St. Patrick’s Day Live Music at Market Street – Market Street’s Spring Concert series will feature a St Patrick’s Day concert in the park with The Fab 5 from 6-8 pm. Learn More: St. Patrick’s Day Concert at Market Street
McTeggart Irish Dance Show – Wear your best green shamrocks and enjoy the Irish step dancing of the McTeggart Irish Dance performers at 10:30am and 11:30am at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Learn More: McTeggart Irish Dance Show
Leprechaun Run & Family Service Project – Join Stronger to Serve for fun games, a 1k or 5k Leprechaun Run and family service project specifically tailored for kids 5 and under and their parents (you’re welcome to bring other kids too)! Be sure to wear green or a St. Patrick’s Day-themed costume for the costume contest! There will be prizes for winners of games and costume contest, and all kids will get a St. Patrick’s Day themed prize. Learn More: Leprechaun Run & Family Service Project
Screen Printing with Danny Russo: Young Audiences Workshop – Danny Russo introduces students to a versatile printing process utilized by visual artists worldwide. The printing technique allows students to quickly and easily make multiple images of original art. Students will be amazed by how quickly and easily they learn to make stunning prints. This workshop can also reveal to students how math, science, and history are an integral part of the screen printing process – which is actually centuries old! This free workshop, offered at City Place Plaza, is best for grade levels PK-12. Learn More: Screen Printing Workshop
Monty the Magician Show – Say abracadabra and watch Monty the Magician appear for four shows 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Monty’s high-energy, fast-paced, animated magic shows are designed to keep children fully engaged and full of laughter. Learn More: Monty the Magician Show
Live on the Lawn – Wrap up this week’s festivities with an acoustic on the lawn concert with artists from the Sarah Kelly Music School providing family-friendly tunes in a range of styles at Market Street’s Central Park starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn More: Live on the Lawn
Giant Master Bubble Wrangler Station – Friday, the Giant Master Bubble Wrangler Station by The Texas Bubblers will showcase masters of the art using their wands to create bubbles as large as 10 feet wide, starting at 3 p.m. at City Place Plaza. Learn More: Giant Master Bubble Wrangler Station
Coffee with a Cop – Enjoy coffee and conversation with your local cops, and get to know the people behind the badge who keep us safe every day! Event is from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Panther Creek Starbucks, 3000 Research Forest Drive. Learn More: Coffee with a Cop – Panther Creek
Friday Night Live – City Place Plaza will celebrate the return of the Friday Night Live! music series with a fun and family-friendly evening featuring live music by the Evelyn Rubio Duo as well as lawn games and a game truck from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn More: Friday Night Live
Greater Conroe Arts Festival – The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance consists of 18 Performing and Cultural Arts organizations in Montgomery County Texas. Located in Historic Downtown Conroe, this outstanding family event features local and Texas artists representing all genres of the arts. Learn More: Greater Conroe Arts Festival
Birding Joy Class – Recommended for ages 12 and older, this class is designed for the true beginner. Whether you just want to become more familiar with the birds that visit your backyard, or meet up with fellow birding enthusiasts, Joy provides you with the basic ID skills, tips, and suggested materials to get you started in the wonderful world of birding. Birding Joy consists of an indoor and outdoor portion. Please dress appropriately for a short walk outdoors. Registration required. Learn More: Birding Joy: Birding for the Soul
Soggy Doggy Swim Day – Bring the pup along for some family friendly fun! Bring your dog to Creekwood Park and Pond for a splash in the pond, doggy crafts, trick competitions and a fetching game! All pets must be on a leash while not swimming and must be up to date on shots. Pre-registration required. All Ages. Learn More: Soggy Doggy Swim Day
Honky Tonk Chili Challenge – Tomball’s annual Honky Tonk Chili Challenge is an afternoon filled with live old school country music and a Chili Appreciation Society International sanctioned chili cook-off with teams from across the state. Learn More: Honky Tonk Chili Challenge
Curious George™ Exhibit at The Woodlands Children’s Museum – Explore the limited-time traveling exhibit that introduces young children into the world of Curious George, leading visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure while emphasizing the central role that parents and caregivers play. Learn More: Curious George Exhibit
Head to a local Farmers Market:
- (March 12 & 19) The Woodlands Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- (March 12 & 19) Farmers Market on Tamina, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- (March 12 & 19) Tomball Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- (March 12 & 19) Main Street Market in Conroe, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- (March 12 only) Shenandoah Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- (March 20 only) Woodlands Square Market, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- (March 13 only) Rayford Sunday Market, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Try out a new park:
- The Woodlands has over 130 parks: www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/281/Community-Parks
- Conroe: www.cityofconroe.org/departments/parks-recreation/parks
- Oak Ridge: www.oakridgenorth.com/departments/parks_and_recreation
- Shenandoah: www.secure.rec1.com/TX/shenandoah-tx/catalog
- Tomball: www.tomballtx.gov/Parks-Recreation
- Magnolia: www.cityofmagnolia.com/index.parks
- Woodforest: www.woodforesttx.com/parks_trails
- Mercer Botanic Gardens: https://www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer/
Join an activity at the Montgomery County Memorial Library System:
- Find an event for everyone from toddlers to teens, including storytimes, book clubs, a needle crafting group, movies, and more: www.countylibrary.org/calendar.htm
Try something new:
Climb an aerial adventure course at Texas TreeVentures or choose indoor rock climbing, get immersed in a virtual reality room, try a Mom & Me sewing class, or head to a local indoor golf center. Check out books at the local library, enjoy a backyard or park picnic, go to a pottery making class, take a stroll through Old Town Spring, take a painting class, or get old school with the classic video arcade room. There’s mini golf, blacklight golf, and even local escape rooms.
We hope you have a wonderful and safe Spring Break! Don’t forget to check the Hello Woodlands Calendar for more events!