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10 Water Play Activities for Houston Kids

houstonsummerwaterparksIn the heat of Houston’s sizzling summers, there is nothing better than taking the little ones out to play in the water. Not only can the kids cool off, but they’ll get some much needed exercise as well. Parents and caregivers are also able to get some much-needed relief from the heat and fun times at these amazing water parks and playgrounds in the Houston area.

1. Splashtown

Located just thirty minutes from Downtown Houston, Splashtown offers thirty-eight waterslides, a wave pool, an activity pool, and much more for kids of all ages. Daily admission for adults and kids over forty-eight inches is just $31.99.

2. Burnett Bayland Park

Burnett Bayland Park is one of the many parks in Houston that offers a “sprayground.” This is an area with soft rubber flooring and various sprinklers. At Burnett Bayland, the colorful splashpad has arches that spray water as well as a sprinkling flower, cactus, spiral, and water cannons. This sprayground is free to attend.

3. Pirates Bay

Located about a half hour from Houston in Baytown is Pirates Bay. This pirate themed waterpark offers many water slides, a play center with a dumping bucket, a surf simulator, a lap pool, and more. The price is affordable, at just $17 for those over forty-eight inches and $12 for shorter folks. This amusement center also has free parking and allows its patrons to bring in coolers, which is becoming a rarity with many similar establishments.

4. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

It may take you close to an hour to get there from Houston, but Schlitterbahn Galveston Island offers a ton of water attractions for all ages and even has a new zip line ride for the adventurous set. Whether you are looking to swim in a heated pool, soak up some rays on Kristal Beach, or zoom down slippery slides, this waterpark has what you’re looking for. Ticket prices start at $57.48 for children and this includes a towel and a souvenir cup with free refills. You can also bring your own picnic to save on food costs.

5. North Shore Rotary Park

North Shore Rotary is a Houston park that offers a very nice water playground in addition to its many other amenities. As with all of Houston’s spraygrounds, it is free. You will also find a basketball court, regular playground, and hiking trails here.

6. Hackberry Park

Hackberry Park’s twelve-hundred square foot free sprayground is adjacent to a lovely lake and features squirting turtles and lily pads as well as in-ground geysers that are sure to delight the kids. This park also has a walking trail, pavilion, and playground.

7. Kemah Boardwalk

A forty minute drive from Houston can land you at the Kemah Boardwalk. If you are looking to get wet, head to the center of the Plaza where you will find dancing water fountains that the kids can play in to get cool. After that, check out the thrill ride, The Beast, a speedboat ride on the lake. Kemah Boardwalk also offers tons of dry rides and attractions, but there are plenty of rest tents you can stop at in between to enjoy cool water on a hot day.

8. Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens, located in Galveston Island, has plenty to cool off the kids on hot days. When you arrive, head straight to Palm Beach where you will find a wave pool, lazy river, splash pad, water slides, and an adventure area complete with a dump bucket. There are many other attractions at Moody Gardens as well, such as a 4D Theater, museum, boat ride, and an interactive, ten-story glass rainforest. Admission starts at $17.95 if you want to only do Palm Beach, or $46.95 to take in all that Moody Gardens has to offer.

9. Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatics Center

Located only about fifteen minutes from Houston is the Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatics Center. Here you will find swimming pools, water slides, and a splash area for little ones. If you are looking for a place to get your children swimming lessons, this facility offers those as well. Admission is $10 for non-residents over the age of three. Kids two and under are free. If you opt for a year membership, the cost is $330 for non-residents and this includes use of the heated pools in the off season.

10. Hermann Park

Within Houston’s beautiful Hermann Park you will find many things such as a Japanese Garden, pedal boats, the zoo, and McGovern Lake. You will also find the Buddy Carruth Playground for All Children and, within it, an interactive water play area that is sure to delight.

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