Did you know that family time is not just fun, it’s also important? It’s true! According to the American College of Pediatricians, kids who spend fun and meaningful time with their parents and siblings enjoy a number of benefits, including:
- Better behavior at school and decreased likelihood to get into trouble
- Less negative impacts from stress and better coping mechanisms
- Stronger family bonds, which are key to helping kids get through the tough teen years
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Deer Park with your family, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Skate World Deer Park, we’re the local experts on family fun! Check out these suggestions for ways to make some memories and bond with your family.
Things to Do in Deer Park and Around Houston
You can’t beat the outdoors when it comes to quality family time. Harvard researchers have found that being out in nature is literally good for your overall wellbeing and health, even helping to lower blood pressure and lower the levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body.
There are lots of cool places to hike in and around Houston and Deer Park, so lace up those boots and get your troop out in nature for some R&R.
These are some of the best places for hiking and nature walks in Deer Park:
- Armand Bayou Hike & Bike Trail
- University of Houston Nature Trail
- Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Houston is rich with museums; in fact, the city has a whole museum district! Depending on your kids’ ages and interests, there’s always something new to see and discover, from the Children’s Museum of Houston and the Health Museum to the Houston Zoo and the Museum of Natural Science.
How many of these museums have you visited? They all have something unique to offer, so take a lazy Saturday with your kids and see what you can discover.
Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the best things to do with your family in Deer Park—roller skating! Here at Skate World Deer Park, we pride ourselves on giving local families a safe, fun place to cut loose and burn off some energy. Roller skating isn’t just fun and social, it’s also a great fitness activity to do with your whole family. Skating burns calories, strengthens muscles, and improves cardiovascular health. Plus, most kids can start learning to skate shortly after learning to walk, so nobody gets left out. Skating is also a low-impact activity, so parents and grandparents can enjoy it without worrying about putting stress on the joints.
Check out our spring break hours and regular sessions to plan your visit, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and tag your photos!