The Ultimate Houston Spring Bucket List

Ahhhh, springtime in Houston. You have finally arrived! Come and stay awhile, why don’t ya? Of course, if you’ve lived in Houston for any amount of time, you know that spring is a short-lived season around here, if we can even call it a true season. We have just a couple of precious months of gorgeousness before we are all sweating it out by the pool and dreaming of fall leaves and lattes. So that being said, we’ve got to make the most of this delightful season and gorgeous weather!

Before I dive in to ALL that there is to do here in Houston this spring {and believe me – there is A LOT!}, we want to give a big shout out to our sponsor, Dewberry Farm. They’ve got a ton of fun for the whole family this spring.

the Easter Bunny at Dewberry FarmCome on out to SpringFest at Dewberry Farm for a day of smiles, sun, and Texas-sized Spring fun! With dates from March 9th through April 28th, you will enjoy NEW rides and over 40 fun farm attractions! There will be daily Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter bunny and friendly farm animals featuring their new alpacas. You’ll find FREE flower picking in April, lots of Springtime photo ops, tasty eats and delicious seasonal treats, and a whole lot more.

girl holding a baby goatDewberry Farm is located in beautiful Brookshire, TX, a short 45-minute drive from downtown Houston. And right now, they’re offering our readers an exclusive online discount! Use the code SPRING7 at checkout to save $7 per ticket when you buy online. If you only do ONE thing off of our Ultimate Spring Bucket List, make it a trip to Dewberry Farm for sure!

Now, may we present our Ultimate Spring Bucket List? Ready, set, GO!

Spring Fun Out & Abouteaster egg hunt

  • SpringFest at Dewberry Farm of course! With rides, attractions, Easter egg hunts, farm animals, flower picking, and delicious eats and treats- you’re sure to have a blast.
  • Take bluebonnet pics. There are soooo many places to go in Houston – drive out 290, head to Brenham, or even find them at Memorial Park. Check out our post from last spring with some of the best Greater Houston area bluebonnet sightings!
  • Head to the Houston Zoo: What better time to enjoy before a steamy summer?  You have to check out their newest exhibit, the Galapagos Islands! It is a must-see!
  • Check out Dig World in Katy- its an interactive park where kids can operate full sized construction equipment! Fun for all ages and abilities, this is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with the family this spring.
  • Houston Arboretum: So many different ways for your children to explore and learn about nature. Plus, a picture opportunity for the budding photographers.
  • Zoom on over to the Houston Art Car Parade {April 11th-14th}
  • Easter Egg hunts, of course!
  • Enjoy tunes with the family for FREE at Heights Kids’ Day of Music {March 23}
  • You’ll find beautiful walking trails, the cistern, boats and more at Buffalo Bayou.
  • Head to the coast and spend the day at Moody Gardens. Experience the zip lines, a ropes course, paddleboat cruises, the Aquarium Pyramid, and more.
  • Go north to The Woodlands Market Street. They’ve got tons of events all spring long, including an Easter Bunny photo op March 28-31!
  • Why not make it a staycation? Book a couple of nights at The Woodlands Resort while you’re there!
  • Blessington Farm: U-pick blackberries, blueberries, and flowers during the spring. Don’t forget to check out their “Farm Funland!”
  • Check out Blanket Bingo at LaCenterra in Katy {March 22}. This fun and family friendly event requires a ticket. Proceeds benefit Hope Impacts, a local nonprofit in Katy.
  • Take a day trip! Check out our posts on daytrips to Waco, Galveston, Natural Bridge Caverns, and more!
  • Amaze your children and drive out to see Waterwall Park, an iconic Houston must-see!
  • Froberg’s Farm: Head to Alvin for strawberry pickin’ through May. Don’t forget to stop by their store for all sorts of other homegrown goodies!
  • Make some memories this spring and head to the Roller Rink at Discovery Green, open through March 31.
  • Be entertained AND educated at Earth Day Houston at Discovery Green {April 20th}
  • Road trip! Check out our Spring Break road trip recommendations!

Good Eats & Spring Drinks

  • 70 and 80 degree temps just scream the time to hit up your local Sno-ball stand!
  • Spring for an ice cream or frozen yogurt date. We love Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. They have locations in Katy and Spring. Check out more of our Houston Moms’ recommended ice cream shops here.
  • Enjoy a half-price slushie or shake at your area Sonic after school {Happy Hour is 2-4pm}
  • Visit a Farmer’s Market and let the kids pick out a new fruit or vegetable to try.
  • A day trip to the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory in Brenham is always a hit.
  • Have a picnic at a park or in your backyard
  • Grill out on the patio. How cute and springy are these dishes for outdoor dining?
  • Spruce up that patio with these lights for some sweet ambiance with your al fresco dining.
  • Surprise your kids at school with a special lunch!
  • Walk or bike up to Shipley Do-Nuts and grab a sweet breakfast treat
  • Hit up the Houston Food Park with culinary delights served via food trucks
  • Make your own pizza using farm-fresh ingredients {We love Andrea’s recipe here!}
  • Find a patio and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine or beer {If your patio is at home, try Kelly’s Perfect White Wine Sangria}
  • Check out our favorite brunch spots and go ahead and make yourself a Mother’s Day reservation!
  • After you pick fresh berries, make cobbler! I love this easy recipe.
  • Make your own lemonade
  • Try out the lemon or carrot cake flavors from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Culture & Education

  • Go on a nature walk and take pictures of wildflowers. Once you are home, look in a Texas wildflower guide book like this one to identify what you found
  • Check out our recommendations for spring books to read with the kids!
  • Take a field trip to the Houston Audubon and learn all about Spring migration!
  • Visit one of our many beautiful Texas State Parks. Don’t forget to grab this journal to record your experience {written by Houston Mom’s very own Chris Sizemore!}.
  • Have a “playground for your mind” at the Children’s Museum
  • Enjoy the outdoors and a show this spring at Miller Outdoor Theater! They’ve got a great schedule of children’s performances, including Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more!
  • Start composting in your backyard!
  • Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly
  • We have access to so much incredible art and culture right here in Houston. Take your pick this spring! For a comprehensive list of Houston museums, click here. Find Houston theatres here.
  • Check out Elyssa’s tips for celebrating Passover with your kids.

Create & Craftgirl picking flowers

  • Pick flowers for FREE in April at Dewberry Farm’s SpringFest. Then you can press them, creating beautiful and lasting natural art.
  • Check out these EGG-cellent Easter activities and crafts from Lauren. My fav is the jelly-bean planting. So cute!
  • Make Mother’s Day cards {or for the grandmothers, of course} using these precious handprints that bring spring flowers to life
  • Use the ever popular Eric Carle books to work through butterfly and caterpillar crafts {great prep for visits to the zoo or Children’s Museum too!}
  • Create a one-of-a-kind flower pot. Super easy, cheap, and totally creative for little and big ones alike. Some great ideas found here.
  • Use up those extra coffee filters and make butterflies. Another simple, yet beautiful craft using just a few supplies. {Even I can do this one, and I’m craft challenged for sure}
  • Purchase a bug collector kit and go on the hunt
  • Make “dirt pudding” with gummy worms
  • Construct binoculars from toilet paper rolls and go exploring in the great outdoors
  • Break out the sidewalk chalk for hopscotch or a virtual garden
  • Feed the birds! Take a large pine cone, slather with peanut butter, and sprinkle with bird seeds and hang it in a tree!
  • Fill up several glasses of water, each tinted via food coloring. Let the little ones drop white carnation petals in and watch them change colors
  • Make Egg Carton Caterpillars – so precious!
  • Fingerpaint onto heavy cardstock or poster board to create one-of-a-kind bluebonnet masterpieces. The little one’s thumbs are the perfect shape and size
  • Plant a spring flower garden and watch it start to grow
  • Make homemade play-doh {recipe here}
  • Make your own DIY herb garden using a utensil caddy!

Move & Groove {Sports & Rec}

Portrait Of Five Children Wearing Bunny Ears On Easter Egg Hunt In Garden

  • Hit up Toddler Tuesdays in April at Discovery Green
  • Take a family bike ride at Memorial Park {or just around your neighborhood too!}
  • Go cheer on our local sports teams: Houston DynamoAstros, and Sugar Land Space Cowboys {Be sure and check out the event schedules – many will have discounted kiddo nights or fun family packages}
  • Check out Cigna Sunday Streets: The City of Houston will close down various areas in both April and May to encourage Houstonians to move! Bike riding, walking, running, and socializing with no car traffic.
  • Have a spring sprinkler party in your backyard
  • Participate in a family 5K or fun walk: there are so many happening around town this spring and many are family-friendly. Check ’em out here.
  • Set up an outdoor obstacle course or relay race with your neighbor
  • Discover a new park in your area. It’s amazing how excited kids get with new equipment to run and jump on! Check out Kirsten’s round up of 13 of the best parks in Houston!
  • Go camping: There’s Brazos Bend State ParkCamp JellystoneSam Houston National Forest, and Lake Conroe just to name a few.
  • If you get caught in some spring showers, keep moving with these creative indoor play activities!
  • Get started now on those swim lessons so your kids will be ready to go by summer!

 Community & Giving Back

  • Organize a block party in your neighborhood
  • Make a seasonal treat for a neighbor and hand-deliver it. {We love these ideas here}
  • Have a few girlfriends and their children over for a casual play date during the witching hour
  • Host a book party: pick a book, read it with your kiddos, dress up like the characters, and make some fun crafts to go with it
  • Deliver baked goods to your local fire or police station
  • Spring clean those closets- make it fun with a kids’ fashion show from the cast off’s from mom & dad’s closet!
  • Donate what you cull from those closets to the charity of your choice. We’ve got a great list of where you can take donations around town.
  • Make homeless care packages with your kids to keep in your car
  • Donate blood to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Choose a charity as a family to support, then collect loose change all spring {If your kids get an allowance, encourage them to give a portion to your charity each week}
  • Have a garage sale
  • Set up a lemonade stand!
  • Just SURVIVE those last few weeks of school!

Thanks again to Dewberry Farm for sponsoring this year’s Ultimate Spring Bucket List. Check out their website for all the info on their SpringFest. Don’t forget to use the code SPRING7 at checkout to save big when you buy your tickets online! Enjoy that beautiful weather, mommas and have a great spring!

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Bethany Dufilho
Bethany, the daughter of an army chaplain and a special education teacher, grew up moving every 2-3 years. She considers herself an introvert who had to learn how to make friends quickly! She met her Houstonian husband, Paul, in college and they married in 2004. They first settled just north of Houston, where she earned her master's degree at Sam Houston State in School Psychology. After working in public education for a couple of years, she decided to stay home full time with their children, Charlie {2008}, Norah {2010}, and Will {2013}. The family moved to Katy in 2012, where they’ve been ever since. She loves decorating and even had her own small business for a while. She also loves to read, binge-watch old TV shows, talk politics and enneagram, and will not turn down a cup of strong coffee or a good conversation with a friend.


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