Things to Do for Winter Break

The kids are out of school and the weather outside is frightful… what to do?! Here’s a roundup of some fun activities that will keep your children (and you!) entertained for the next two weeks until classes start up again.

• Moody Gardens – The complex on Galveston island has eight holiday attractions in one venue this year, making it a very popular destination. The Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, Caribbean Christmas display is sure to delight with sub-freezing temperatures and slippery, sliding fun. The Cirque Joyeux Noel Christmas Show is a spectacular performance by aerialists, acrobats and clowns. And, the Festival of Lights animated light displays set to music are a fun way to celebrate – you can even stop and see Santa, go ice skating, or catch a 3-D or 4-D holiday movie.

• Visit the Battleship Texas – Just outside of downtown Houston, you’ll find the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. This area is home to Battleship Texas, which is permanently anchored on Buffalo Bayou. It is the oldest battleship that served in both World Wars I and II. You can tour the ship from top to bottom and really get a feel for how the service members lived aboard this historic vessel.

• Discovery Green – In downtown Houston, Discovery Green is a designated park space that residents can enjoy year-round. In the winter, they have an enormous ice rink, The Ice at Discovery Green, complete with a kids-only area where children under age four can learn to skate. There are also refreshments nearby, so stop over for a hot chocolate and other winter treats.

• Go to the movies! – There are a bunch of great movies out this time of year, you’re bound to find something for the whole family. The closest movie theaters are Cinemark 17 and XD on Lake Robbins and Cinemark at Market Street on Six Pines Drive. The youngest of cinema-goers will enjoy Trolls or the newly-released Moana. The latest installation in the Star Wars series, Rogue One, will likely appeal to all family members. Adults and teens might enjoy Collateral Beauty or Doctor Strange.

• Trampoline park – Bounce the day away at Sky Zone Trampoline Park on Spring Hill Drive. With separate courts for different age groups, even toddlers can safely enjoy this activity. Parents can relax and watch TV in the lounge while their kids get their energy out.

So when you’re tired of wrapping gifts or just need to get out of the house, try one of these ideas for some family fun this week!

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