Need ideas for family fun and entertainment? Check out this list of great places and activities around town to create some new memories.
By Ashley Lancaster | KATY MAGAZINE
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1. Dewberry Farm
Seasonal fun for the entire family with hay rides, petting zoos, mazes, games, and more! Pick a pumpkin every fall, and a Christmas tree during the holidays.
2. iRACE Entertainment
Two levels of Kart racing, NASCAR Simulators, Bowling, iBlast, Hologate Virtual Reality, Arcade Games, Garage Bar and Restaurant. Awesome Party Suites are available.
3. Momentum Indoor Climbing
Challenge yourself to learn a new skill at one of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the Unites States with rope climbing, bouldering, kids' climbing, cross training, yoga, and workspaces for professional use.
4. Splashway Campgrounds
Book a cozy family getaway just minutes away from Katy! Reserve a fully furnished cabin, RV site, or tent site, and mske memories catching fish, hiking and biking, riding in paddle boats, or just roasting some s'mores over the fire. Pets welcome.
5. iFly Houston
The adrenaline rush of skydiving, just without the altitude. Certified instructors are close by to give you an unforgettable aerial experience.
6. Main Event
For the kiddos: Gravity Ropes, arcade games, bowling, and laser tag. For the grown ups: billiards, great food, specials, and professional spaces and team building options.
7. Tilt Studio
Try the Tilt-a-Whirl with the kids or take them up on one of their awesome specials that run all the time! They also offer awesome birthday party packages.
8. Pump It Up Katy
With multiple attractions like the figure 8 obstacle course, giant inflatable slide, and play areas for little bouncers, Pump It Up is always a great idea for a day of indoor fun.
10. Segway Outback
Zip around barrels, go off-road on the dirt track, or improve your skills on their balance course.
11. Jump Street
A kid’s dream come true! Let them bounce out all that excess energy on the wavy trampoline courts or trampoline dodgeball.
12. Houston Panic Room
You and your friends have 60 minutes to escape from rooms with themes like Zombie Apocalypse, Abandoned School Room, and Cabin Fever.
13. Altitude Trampoline Park
A Katy kid-favorite with wall-to-wall trampolines, a kid's basketball court, awesome birthday party packages, fitness classes for mom and dad, a climbing wall, and a giant foam pit perfect for diving into.
14. Monkey Joe's
Kids can bounce and play on endless inflatable obstacle courses and slides while mom and dad relax.
15. Katy GO Karts
Check all your family fun to-do items of the list in one place! They have go karts, mini-golf, batting cages, and an indoor arcade. Perfect for birthday parties, too!
16. Katy Play Station
This railroad inspired play area was created to serve children with special needs and has easy-access ramps, and activities for hearing- and vision-impaired children.
17. Katy Prairie Conservancy
Trek through Katy's well-preserved prairie lands and learn about wildlife and conservation.
18. Pinot's Palette
Pinot's Palette has fun painting parties for families, groups, ladies night out, kids parties, birthday and events. Bring your own drink and appetizers- everything else is provided!
19. Frozen Ropes
There’s no such thing as off-season at this indoor baseball and softball facility! Try out an instructional course or their Warrior Challenge parties.
Have a father-son day and work on your swing together through fun and innovative games and challenges.
21. Sugar Land Skeeters Game
Not far from Katy, take in a uniquely American past time with nine innings of a Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game. Fireworks displays every Friday night!
22. Volleyball at Sergeant J.R. Hatch Park
Gather a group of your closest friends and play a fun game of volleyball at the public sand volleyball courts located near Barker Cypress and IH-10.
23. The Showboat Drive-In
It's a short drive from Katy to Hockley, but it's worth it. Admission is just $5 per person, and you get to enjoy current, blockbuster movies in old-fashioned, drive-in style. Bring a blanket and chairs.
Catch the latest flick in one of their new luxury recliner seats. Enjoy beer, wine, and other refreshments right inside the theater.
25. Alamo Drafthouse Quote-Along Nights
For once, you're invited to quote along to your favorite movies as you eat and sip from their extensive menu.
26. Family Night at Chick-fil-A
Participate in fun bonding activities and enjoy a yummy dinner with visits from the Chick-fil-A cow and her friends.
27. Stomping Grounds Play Cafe
Sip on some delicious coffee and catch up with your friends while the little ones play on their indoor playground.
28. Extreme Cars and Coffee at TaD's of Katy
Early morning coffee, Cajun breakfast, and some super cool cars.
29. Food Truck Friday in Cinco Ranch
Food trucks serve everything from Cuban to Maine lobster on the third Friday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. running March through October.
30. BINGO Night at Proud Pie
A fun game of BINGO that starts at 7 p.m. and the grand prize is... you guessed it...free pie on Tuesday nights. Call to verify.
31. Ritter's Frozen Custard
Any Katyite will tell you, you haven't "arrived" in Katy until you've had Ritter's custard made fresh daily!
Yes, it's a gas station. But a quick trip to the new Buc-ee's on Katy Freeway will prove to you that everything IS bigger in Texas. Fill up before you head out of town and grab some signature Buc-ee's gear, Beaver Nuggets, and an extra large drink. It's tradition.
33. Central Green Movie Nights
Free, family friendly movies in the courtyard on select Saturdays.
34. Rainforest Cafe
Little ones love the "thunderstorm" and jungle friends that hang out during dinner!
35. Board and Brush Katy
A fun day for moms! Check out the DIY wood sign workshop on Grand Pkwy. for a Girls' Night Out.
36. Bicycle Riding in George Bush Park
Take a nice family bike ride on the trails of George Bush Park. There are many nice shaded areas on the trail and you'll even see an occasional critter.
37. Katy Heritage Park
Take a photo in front of the "You'll Love Katy" wall and hang it on your wall! While your there, learn more about Katy's heritage at the Wright House, Stockdick House, and Tradition Bank Bandstand.
39. Brunch at Drix
With a fun play area for the kids, Drix is the perfect place for weary parents to relax over a delicious brunch. Happy hour all day on Sunday and a buffet you'll love! There is also an adults only section in case you want a kid free experience.
40. Exploration Park
Explore a sensory garden rooted in children's play and dedicated to environmental education with a musical bridge, fun swing varieties, large play area, picnic tables, and a water cycle wall.
ASHLEY LANCASTER is the digital editor for Katy Magazine and Katy mom who loves finding new ways to keep her crazy boys entertained.
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