7 Affordable or Free Spring Break Activities in Houston, TX

What’s one of the many perks of living at Dellrose? You don’t have to travel far or break the bank to have fun on spring break. Drive-ins, parks and nature preserves are all less than 20 minutes away, in and around the Houston area. Read on to learn our favorite affordable spring break activities near Dellrose in Houston, TX, so you can spend more time enjoying and less time driving.

1. Oil Ranch Spring Break | Cost $21.40 | Ages 2 and Under: Free

Located in Hockley, TX, there’s no shortage of fun at the Oil Ranch. Your kids can enjoy an action-packed day of activities include train rides, cow feeding, cow milking, pony rides, miniature golf, carnival rides, paintball, mining, paddle boating and more — all in one convenient location. With so much to do on this 56-acre ranch, your kids will be begging to stay.

2. Showboat Drive-In | Cost: $10

Open rain or shine, this impressive drive-in theatre is the perfect spot to set up your lawn chairs and watch a double feature under the stars. Plus, the concession stand offers a variety of snacks and refreshments — so you can get your popcorn fix any night of the week.

3. Zube Park | Cost: Free

The name is fun to say, and the park is a perfect reflection of that. Zube Park offers a variety of activities suitable for any weather including a splash pad for warmer afternoons, and playgrounds, picnic tables, grills, pavilions, hiking trails and soccer fields if you don’t want to get wet. And if that’s not enough, the park offers miniature train rides which are a local favorite.

4. Hockley Recreational Complex | Cost: Free

If you love soapbox derbies, you’ll love this 18-acre park. The track is a replica of the Soap Box Derby World Championship Track in Akron, Ohio, and is currently home to all Greater Houston Soap Box Derby events. Ideal for locals, the complex hosts public fun days with free non-competitive rides for all ages and offers access to their amphitheater, playground and picnic areas. With something for visitors of any age, your first visit here certainly won’t be your last.

5. Kleb Woods Nature Preserve | Cost: Free

Once a family farm, this 130-acre nature preserve is the ideal spot to explore beautiful trails and gardens for hours. The 4,900-square-foot Nature Center features a wrap-around porch, displays, an auditorium, and more so you can fully immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. The park’s paved parking, lengthy walking trail, and 10 camp sites make it an ideal location to visit every spring break.

6. Bounce Bounce | Cost: $12.99 for 60 minutes, $5 for additional activities

Get ready to fly at this massive indoor trampoline park. This impressive facility features wall-to-wall trampolines and several activity areas where your kids can exude all their energy and bounce off the walls — literally. For an additional cost, families can try the zip line, ropes course, arcade, bumper cars and more, enticing you and your kids to return year after year.

7. Houston Premium Outlets | Cost: Free to Explore

There’s nothing wrong with a little shopping, and this huge collection of stores will satisfy any fashionista’s heart. Shop more than 145 designer and name-brand outlet stores at one convenient location, including Burberry, Nike, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and Versace. And when you work up an appetite, you can stop by the mall’s food pavilion to recharge before you shop some more.

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Images courtesy of: Greater Houston Moms (Zube Park); Bounce Bounce (Bounce Bounce Park); Texas Co-op Power (Kleb Woods).