Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring Family Fun!

Pioneer Day at Jesse Jones Park

It's fun, it's educational, t's history, music and activities for all ages.  And it is free!
Pioneer day is Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jesse Jones Park.

Jesse Jones is a nearby wonderland for families.  There are picnic tables, playgrounds, hiking and bike trails, a nature center, boat rides and fishing on Cypress Creek available every day.

The best day of all is Pioneer Day.  The park is home to two authentic areas; a pioneer homestead and farm and an Akokisa Native American village.  The Akokisa lived in the Galveston-Houston area.

Many of the activities are hands on for the children including pumping water, shelling corn, crafts and many more.  There is always music and demonstrations of campfire cooking, butter making, children's games, farming, making bows and arrows, spinning, weaving and wagon rides.

Here is a link to the park web site

Pack a picnic and enjoy a day as a true pioneer.

Here a few more great ideas for family fun in our beautiful spring weather:

Galveston Island State Park
Just a short trip down I45 and a day of beach, sun, sand and picnicking waits your family.  For a small fee the day is yours.  Grills and covered picnic tables are just steps from the beach and on the bay side of the park miles of trails and lots of beautiful birds will entertain you for hours. 

On the east end of Galveston Island there are miles of beaches, great fishing and the Galveston/Bolivar ferry.  This free ferry ride goes to Bolivar Peninsula.  You can park your car and walk onto the ferry for a round trip ride, or take your car aboard and explore the peninsula.  Dolphins play alongside the ferries and gulls swoop down to catch bits of bread from the passengers.  Great fun!

Brazos Bend State Park
Screened in shelters and campsites are available if you would like to spend a few days with nature at its best.  The George Observatory located in the park gives a stunning view of the night sky.  More information is on the above web site.  Hiking, fishing and alligator watching provide thrills and picnic areas and grills are ready when you are hungry. 

Free concerts by local students take place near the Houston Zoo on the lake.  Here is more information:

Family fun brings us all together.  Don't forget to let the children help plan and prepare for your activities!