You’re Invited To… Hop Around Houston! {HMB’s Summer Play Date Series Announcement}

We at Houston Moms Blog are absolutely thrilled to present our Hop Around Houston Summer Play Date Series! {And by the looks of our Event group on Facebook and the literally thousands of you who have already RSVP’d, I’d say you mommas are excited too!} Beginning the week of June 8th and coming to a close the week of August 14th, we will host a new and unique play date almost each and every week. From cooking to sports to music and more, we will have something for every age and will hit all parts of this great city throughout the series too. I don’t know about you, but while I eagerly anticipate lazy summer days after the rigors of the school year, by week two I am on the hunt for fun, different, and inexpensive activities for my kiddos. Thus, we have worked tirelessly to accomplish all of that just for YOU! And by inexpensive, we mean it — tickets for each play date are just $5 per child. Yes, $5 and that includes all of the fun below PLUS snacks/treats for every locale too.

So how do you get your hands on these amazing tickets?  Great question!  Each week, we will be highlighting a particular play date and a form to purchase your ticket will be embedded in that post.  As a fair heads up though, tickets will be available in INCREDIBLY limited amounts, so be sure to jump just as soon as they go live.  {Hint :: We have denoted below exactly when tickets will go on sale for each event, so write it on your calendar, tell all of your friends, and stay tuned to the Facebook event group for updates and alerts as those ticket releases near!}

Before I dive into all of the fantastic activities we have planned for you, I have to give a HUGE shout out to our incredibly generous title sponsor, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care! With four convenient locations all over our city, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care provides quality, affordable, and compassionate pediatric urgent after hours care for infants, children, and adolescents. I don’t know about you, but rarely do my kiddos get sick during their regular pediatrician hours. I feel such comfort in knowing we have such a trustworthy place to take them, to treat everything from sinus infections and allergic reactions to broken bones. Another amazing feature I LOVE is being able to reserve your spot in line – how’s that for convenience? NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care is open weekdays, weeknights, and all holidays, and we suggest you bookmark the page for when you need care for your kiddo! {P.S. Not only are they gracious sponsors for this entire series, they are also hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on July 16th. How precious will that be for our little ones???}

Okay, so who’s ready to Hop Around Houston with me? Without further adieu, check out our entire list of fun-filled play dates below and save the dates! We can’t wait to see you and make Summer 2015 the most memorable yet!

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Stomping Grounds Playland - SPDSHop Around Houston with Stomping Grounds Playland

Tuesday, June 9th
9:30am – 11:30am

Ages :: all ages {birth – big kids!}

Escape the Texas summer heat and go explore their 2,000 square foot indoor playground where the kids can wear themselves out and you can kick back and lose yourself in a comfy chair, enjoy free wi-fi, and sip on a perfectly brewed latte. Later, come together to grab a bite in Brewster’s Cafe, featuring a broad menu of fresh, tasty choices for the whole family. A great place to host a play date or throw an unforgettable birthday party! Visit today and find out why Stomping Grounds Playland is the perfect place to stay and play!

15415b Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77478
[email protected]
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 6/1 @ 6pm!**

Sylvan Play DateHop Around Houston with Sylvan Learning Center {Katy}

Wednesday, June 17th
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Ages :: ages 4 and up

In Sylvan’s Robotics class, your child and a buddy will work together to plan and build a new robot using LEGO® bricks, letting their creativity and imaginations run wild! Along the way, they will learn science and engineering concepts, such as how pulleys, levers, and motors work. A perfect play date for those kiddos who are into building and creating and discovering how things work. Plus, get special discounts and door prizes for those who attend too!

19734 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 6/8 @ 6pm!**

 crescendo play dateHop Around Houston with crescendo family music

Tuesday, June 23rd
9:00am – 9:45am

Ages :: birth – 5 years old*

Use the lazy days of summer to introduce your children to the joys of music! Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability?
Are you looking for a fun way to bond with your child? Experience Music Together at crescendo family music and see what an important role you play in growing your child’s musical aptitude. Music Together is a beloved early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. {*Note :: While this event is geared toward little ones age birth to 5, older siblings who are out of school and not in camp are welcome to register and attend as well.}

@ Nia Moves
508 Pecore Street
Houston, TX 77009
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 6/15 @ 6pm!**

houston fire museumHop Around Houston with The Houston Fire Museum

Tuesday, June 30th
10:30 – 11:30am

Ages :: all ages {birth – big kids!}

Let your child become a Junior Firefighter for the morning with a fun and educational play date at the Houston Fire Museum! Houston Fire Department firefighters will be on hand to interact with families and create awareness about fire safety and life safety. Not only that, the kiddos will get to meet their hero firefighters, ask questions, and take memorable photos too! And to wrap it all up, you will get to explore both levels of the museum and also do a fun art project as well.

2403 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77006
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 6/22 @ 6pm!**

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Hop Around Houston with Legends Sports Complex

Sunday, July 12th
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Ages :: 3 – 10 years old*

With planned sports activities galore, Legends Sports Complex offers the opportunity to keep cool this summer while taking advantage of their amazing 100,000 sq ft complex! Trained coaches will lead the participants through interactive sports drills that focus on balance, hand eye coordination, and team work. Various sports stations will be available, such as t-ball, soccer, fun obstacle courses, and more! And be sure and check out their website for all of their activities they offer all year round too. {*Note :: This play date is specifically geared towards 3 – 10 year olds, but younger siblings may come watch from the sidelines so long as they are closely attended to – there will be lots of balls flying and tons of action!}

602 Pruitt Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380
[email protected]
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 6/29 @ 6pm!**

nightlight collageHop Around Houston with NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care {Pearland}

Thursday, July 16th
10:00am – Noon

Ages :: all ages {birth – big kids!}

Encourage your kiddos to grab their stuffed animals and head down to NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care’s new Pearland location for a Teddy Bear Clinic that allows your child to take on the role of doctor and their beloved stuffies to become their very own patients!  This play date is a great way to not only let your kiddo live our their dream of being on the Doc McStuffins crew, but also a fantastic way to help them warm up to doctor visits and enjoy themselves in a kid-centered environment when they are feeling their best.  {And for those of you who worry about germs like we do, this play date is taking place outside of NightLight’s usual business hours and the clinic will be cleaned floor to ceiling prior to our arrival – so rest assured!}

2803 Business Center Drive #118
Pearland, TX 77584
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 7/6 @ 6pm!**

Happy Family - SPDSHop Around Houston with Happy Family

Monday, July 20th
9:00am – 11:00am

Ages :: all ages {birth – big kids!}

Summer is the perfect time to get cooking with your kids and discover yummy {and healthy} foods that the whole family will love!  Join Happy Family at Whole Foods in Katy for a cooking play date geared towards all ages – from the tiniest of palates just embarking on their first foods to toddlers who are experimenting with texture and flavor to big kids who are hungry for more.  This play date will be such a fun way to explore new foods and learn about healthy eating habits, and then stick around and do your weekly grocery shopping while you’re there too!

@ Whole Foods – Katy
6601 S. Fry Road
Katy, TX 77494
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 7/13 @ 6pm!**

Baby-Boot-Camp-1Hop Around Houston with Baby Boot Camp

Wednesday, July 29th
9:00am – 11:00am

Ages :: all ages {birth – big kids!}

Baby Boot Camp makes fitness FUN!  {But you probably remember that from our last play date with them!} Come on out for a jam-packed morning full of playground games, field day activities, and as is a necessity in the summer heat – water fun too! Each station will incorporate a specific fitness element, but you and your kiddos will be having such a good time, you won’t even realize what a fantastic workout you’re getting. And bonus :: there is a special just for teachers going on now too! Contact your local Baby Boot Camp for more details.

@ Lost Creek Park
3703 Lost Creek Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 7/20 @ 6pm!**

fundamentally music collageHop Around Houston with Fundamentally Music {Bellaire}

Wednesday, August 5th
11:00am – Noon {1 – 4 years old}
Noon – 1pm {birth – 12 months}

Ages :: birth – 4 years old

Teach your child their other native language…music! Early childhood is the window of opportunity for musical development. Help your young child achieve their full musical potential with an innovative, developmental music and movement play date in a playful and creative environment. Their classes are active, high-energy, and just plain fun! Fundamentally Music is an independent teaching center featuring “The Music Class” curriculum for early childhood music education with 3 convenient Houston locations.

5110 Spruce Street
Bellaire, TX 77401
[email protected]
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 7/27 @ 6pm!**

sylvanHop Around Houston with Sylvan Learning Center {Sugar Land}

Saturday, August 15th
4:00pm – 6:00pm 

Ages :: ages 5 and up

Get your child “back-to-school” ready with this dynamic AND educational play date focused on building great study skills. Even if your child is a really great student, they’ve found that establishing great study habits early on is the secret to making a big impact in school, from higher grades to greater confidence.  As an added bonus for all of their hard work, participants will be rewarded with a pizza dinner, special discount offers, and door prizes too!

11345 Fountain Lake Drive
Stafford, TX 77477
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**Tickets for this play date go on sale Mon, 8/3 @ 6pm!**

So who feels like summer is manageable now with all of these fun and unique play dates??? We are super excited to see you all out and about as we “Hop around Houston”. A HUGE thank you to our generous title sponsor and event hosts for making these locations available and welcoming Houston Moms Blog with open arms.

Be sure to watch our site and follow along on our Facebook event group for updates and details about specific Hop Around Houston events.  Tickets will be included in the post each week, but as we warned – we know that they will go QUICK!  See y’all soon…and be ready for some memorable days!!!

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Meagan Clanahan
Meagan is a Dallas native who has lived in the Katy area for over a decade. She kicked a soccer ball all the way to Louisiana to attend college at her family’s alma mater of LSU, where she promptly fell in love with a Texas Aggie in Baton Rouge for an internship. After swimming back to Texas following Hurricane Katrina, Matt and Meagan fell in love with the Houston area and now couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Following several years of infertility, their miracle twins Ryan and Quinn were born in June of 2010. She believes there is nothing better than a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio, a large Sonic Diet Coke, sushi take-out, Girls Nights Out, and a mindless book to curl up with. Besides playing chauffeur and catering to the whims of her children, Meagan also is the Co-Owner of Houston Moms Blog. You can keep up with Meagan at The Clanahan Fam and on Instagram @meaganclanahan!


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