Welcome, Houston Parents, to the site you need to raise your family in Houston, TX. A bold statement? Yes. And we stand behind it. We are dedicated to providing Houston families of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds with the information, resources, and tips they need to live well in our beautiful city. Families are the foundation of community and building stronger families that are active in that community is so important to our culture.
We understand that raising a family in a major city like Houston poses unique challenges. To help families experience all that the city has to offer we make it easy to find everything you’re looking for. Whether you have small family of young kids or teens that are looking for new and fun things to do, stay in the know, now.
Being fortunate enough to have a very active YMCA network in the city with 38 different locations within the greater Houston Area, there’s no shortage of opportunities and programs for families interested in getting out and active.
Swimming and swim classes are available at many of our local community spots, including the public pools, which are always free and open for the season.
Gymnastics are also popular for kids of all ages. There are more than half a dozen great places for kids to tumble throughout the city. Our community outreach coordinator, Melissa, swears by The Little Gym for young tumblers.
Music, Theater, and Dance
The Alley Theatre program is certainly a community favorite, as is the Vivaldi Music Academy and The Shepherd School of Music. For dancers, METdance and the Houston Ballet Academy are sure to get your family up and on pointe. Whichever music, dance, or theater program your family chooses, we are confident you’ll be making beautiful music and entertaining with others from the Houston arts and cultural community.
Get wild at the Houston Zoo, have a ton of fun at the Children’s Museum of Houston, and make a splash in the Downtown Aquarium! Houston has a ton of wonderful and unique attractions for families.