Things to Do with Kids

From outdoor activities to unique dining opportunities created specifically for kids, Deer Park has several attractions that appeal to families!

Deer Park Public Library 

Families sitting down for Storytime

SPOTLIGHT: Storytimes

Storytime programs incorporate books, finger plays, songs, and activities to promote interest in reading and lifelong learning. Storytime is divided into three sections:

Infant Lapsit Storytime - Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM

Toddler Storytime - Thursdays @ 10:15 AM

Preschool Storytime - Thursdays @ 11 AM

The Library also hosts crafts, movie matinees, special events and more! For more information, visit their website.

Deer Park's Parks and Recreation Department

Movie screen with sunset behind it - families sitting on blankets outside watching movie SPOTLIGHT: Movies in the Park

Come out and enjoy great family movies on our giant movie screen for free in Dow Park! Make sure and bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The Citizens Police Academy will be selling concessions. Movies start at dusk.

Saturday, October 5: Halloween Town (rated PG)

SPOTLIGHT: Goblin Gallop Goblin Gallop (2).png

Mark your calendars for the Parks and Recreation Department's annual Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Monster Mile on Saturday, October 5! 

This year's Goblin Gallop run will feature a Costume Contest! The Parks and Recreation Department assembled a panel of Halloween enthusiasts to judge this year's costume contest before the run. Be sure you and your family dress to impress on October 5th!  

For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's website.


The San Jacinto Monument and Museum

Giant shoe at Big Energy Special Exhibit

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Big Energy

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the new exhibit at the San Jacinto Monument – “Big Energy: A Texas Tale of People Powering Progress.” Representing a special partnership between Shell Deer Park, the San Jacinto Museum of History, and the City of Deer Park, this special exhibit gives children a chance to interact with history! The exhibit represents a unique and insightful walk through the past, present, and future of Shell and the city it calls home. Don't forget to take a selfie with the giant shoe! For more information and ticket pricing, visit their website.


Sweet Rainbow Café 

Sweet Rainbow Cafe Logo

Bring the kids to the Sweet Rainbow Café and they’ll enjoy rainbow-themed décor, unicorn smoothies and more! The Sweet Rainbow Café is decorated with stuffed animals, pink unicorns, balloons and rainbows. Enjoy delicious smoothies, bubble teas, cupcakes and cookies. While you enjoy your delicious treats, play one of the many board games available at the café. Bring the family for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Sweet Rainbow Café is located at 4914 Luella.

Check out their Facebook page for more information!