From free movies in the park to bike trails to fun family outings, here is a great list of fun Katy places and activities around town to create some new memories. Many of them are FREE!
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Spend a fun afternoon with good beers and friends at No Label Brewing Co. Kids can play in the playground and pets are welcome too! The rustic Katy brewery produces handcrafted ales and lagers.They also host community events so check their calendar for what’s up next.
2. Mary Jo Peckham Park FREE
Retreat to Mary Jo Peckham Park to connect with nature. The property surrounds a beautiful, stocked fishing pond with walking trails. Plus kids love the expansive playground with free putt putt golf. They also have various fitness classes with first priority given to City of Katy and Harris County residents.
At Inflatable Katy, you can book and indoor party with their inflatable attractions. Outside party packages can be customized to include mini golf, batting cages and Go Karts. Plus, they have a ferris wheel! Visit their website to find the best option and see the add-ons to make the day extra special.
4. MKT Railroad Museum FREE
Visit the most iconic landmark in Katy! The MKT railroad museum is an historic landmark with life-sized exhibits. Make sure to take your photo with the famous red caboose car.
Book a bay at TopGolf to work on your swing through fun and innovative games and challenges. Check out their awesome menu too!
6. Historic Katy Shops & Antiques FREE
Downtown Katy is home to several eclectic antique shops! You can spend hours browsing their impressive and unique collections. Visit KT Antiques where they welcome shoppers with their nostalgic soda fountain and free cookies then head to Limited Edition Arts and Antiques known for their art-deco prints and extensive movie memorabilia.Historians will love Southern Historical Antique Shop for its unique variety of Historical items both Military and Civilian.
This exciting new venue in Katy promotes themselves as a "Restaurant by day...show-stopping live entertainment at night." Check their website for fun events like comedy shows, live music, Bingo, karaoke and more.
8. Katy Heritage Park FREE
Take a photo in front of the "You'll Love Katy" mural! While your there, explore the history of Katy's heritage at the Wright House, Stockdick House, and visit the Tradition Bank Bandstand.
9. Katy Mills
Escape the Texas heat inside the recently-refurbished Katy Mills Mall. The 165+ stores feature many high-fashion outlets like Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Nike and more. The mall welcomes families to enjoy the contemporary dining pavilion, Disney Jr. Play Zone and AMC Movie Theatres.
Yes, it's a gas station, but a quick trip to the Buc-ee's in Katy proves that everything IS bigger in Texas. Even the car wash is BIG and the Guinness Book of World Records declared it to be the longest in the world! Grab some signature Buc-ee's gear, Beaver Nuggets, and an extra-large drink. It's tradition.
11. Willow Fork Park FREE
The 32-acre park is located at the northwest corner of SH 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., north of Cinco Ranch High School. Take a leisurely walk through Willow Fork Park to watch for butterflies visiting their special garden. The park is also equipped with boardwalks, a pedestrian bridge, playground, disc golf, bio swales, a pavilion facility with restrooms, picnic tables and grills.
Explore the upscale shops and restaurants spread across 34 acres of LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch. Families can gather in the common areas, find the perfect gift or choose from many of the indoor and outdoor dining locations.
13. Katy Market Days FREE
What better way to spend a Saturday than a day full of shopping and delicious food? Visit the outdoor market in Downtown Katy every third Saturday of the month from March to December. You’ll find 65+ local vendors with unique wares, food trucks, and live music!
14. MKT Distillery
Get your fill of Katy history and some fine whiskey at the Silos in Downtown Katy. MKT Distillery offers whiskey and moonshine distilled in-house as well as a selection of nonalcoholic drinks. Children and your furry friends can tag along too!
15. Typhoon Texas
Get ready to make a splash at Typhoon Texas. Katy’s family water park features rides for the littlest and biggest kid at heart. Grab a tube, or jump right in, the water’s fine!
16. Bicycle Riding in George Bush Park FREE
Take a nice family bike ride on the trails through George Bush Park.
A Katy institution of fun since 1988, kids are still drawn to the fun of a classic roller rink. With great deals like All-You-Can-Eat-Pizza Night on Saturdays, Cheap Skate Wednesdays, birthday party packages, and more!
18. Music Under the Stars at Central Green FREE
Gather the family for live music at Central Green Park at LaCenterra of Cinco Ranch on select Saturdays.
Embrace the next level of indoor entertainment excitement inspired by the racing legend himself. Test your skills in winding kart tracks, state-of-the-art arcades, virtual reality, laser tag, putt mini golf, and more. The perfect setting for the kid of any age young and young at heart.
20. Family Night at Chick-fil-A FREE
The local Chick-fil-A restaurants offer fun programs for kids throughout the month with special visits from the Chick-fil-A cow and her friends.
Challenge yourself to learn a new skill at one of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the Unites States. Momentum Indoor Climbing features rope climbing, bouldering, kids' climbing, cross training, yoga, and workspaces for professional use.