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Group & Family Activities in Houston Metro Area

List of activities and ideas for small groups and adult Bible Study classes.

All Stars Family Grill, Richmond, TX

All Stars Family Grill is Katy area's newest and largest family dining restaurant, offering fun and good times for the whole family! Our diverse menu features a variety of burgers, wraps, steaks, chicken, salads, sandwiches, finger foods & deserts with an awesome kid's Menu. Amenities include fenced outdoor playgrounds, arcade and more.


Bunco with Couples

Bunco with Couples

This is a GREAT way to get to meet a lot of couples quickly in a no pressure atmosphere. Offer several small cheap prizes for the winning couples. Have 2 couples in charge of the rules and teaching others how to play. You'll need a large room with lots of small folding tables that seat 4 people. You can have volunteers bring the tables. This is a fun Shepherd Group party as well.


Christmas in September (or any month)

Christmas in September (or any month)

This is a great beginning shepherd group idea. Host a dinner at someone's house. After dinner, everyone pairs up with a partner. They spend 10-15 minutes trying to learn as much as they can about that person. After the 15 minutes are up, the group comes together and they are asked questions. If you get your question right about your partner, then you get to open the "Christmas Gift." If you get it wrong, then your partner gets to open one. The gifts are just fun, inexpensive gifts from the dollar store. It really gets everyone talking and you learn a lot about your shepherd group. The host can also decorate the house for Christmas!

Clay's Restaurant

Not only great food, but plenty of fun for the kids: enclosed play area, petting zoo, sandbox, indoor/outdoor eating. Website:


Costume Party

Costume Party

Dress up as famous people, couples or decades (70's, 80's, 90's) and get together for some food, and a good time. Take lots of pictures and make a slideshow for Sunday morning. This is also a fun activity to do as Shepherd gropus and then have everyone vote on the best dressed group on Sunday morning


Date for 8

Date for 8

Randomly draw four couple's names or eight singles to go have dinner together. The restaurants can also be drawn, so everyone does not go to the same place. This is a great way to meet some new members of your class! IF people can not attend without kids, then it can be Date for 28 with children!).

Dewberry Farm: Corn Maze and Family Farm Fun!

Located west of Katy, Dewberry Farm is all about making memories and enjoying good clean country fun. Their corn maze and pumpkin patch are featured activities, but there is much, much more for all ages to enjoy: Pig Races & Barnyard Animals, Hayrides and Rat Racers, Farmer Flinger Merry-Go-Round, Climb up Hay Mountain, Hay Rail Trolley, Rubber Duck Races, Roller Pipe Slide, Amazing Corn Cannon and more.


Easter Egg Flashlight Hunt

Easter Egg Flashlight Hunt

Kids of all ages love to hunt eggs, so why not add a little twist. Meet at dusk to hide the eggs, and then let the kids find them with their flashlights! You can make it a tad easier by using the glow in the dark eggs, or by putting glowsticks in the eggs.

Houston Area Live Steamers - Run Day Information

The Houston Area Live Steamers is a club devoted to live steam modeling: from locomotives, to stationary engines, to tractors and boats, with a particular emphasis on model trains large enough to ride. On the third Saturday of each month, March through November, the members of the Houston Area Live Steamers offer FREE rides to the public. For more detailed information, check out their website

Kemah Boardwalk - The Fun Never Stops!

With so much to choose from, The Kemah Boadwalk appeals to all kids - young and old. Enjoy a nice dinner in the evening and watch the boats, or bring the family and enjoy the many rides and adventures.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Do TV crime shows fascinate you? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to star in one yourself? You can get a taste of that by throwing a murder mystery party at your house. Here is a review of sites that sell you what you need. DISCLAIMER: Be sure to look for mystery murders that are "Clean." Many may not be appropriate.

Oil Ranch

Experience the Texas ranch life on the open pastures at the Oil Ranch located outside of Houston. You will enjoy live farm animals, hay rides, train ride, paintball, and much more! Open March - July and September - December. In October, they have a big pumpkin patch!

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

Group outings are available October thru December by reservations only. The reservation includes use of their covered pavilion, playground area, campfires (they provide firewood and roasting sticks) and hayrides. This makes a great Family Christmas party.


Picnic at a Park

Picnic at a Park

Pack a lunch, load the kids, and everyone meet at a park. Houston offers several parks for families to enjoy!! Bear Creek Park, Mary Jo Peckham Park and Cullen Park are just to name a few! Go in the spring and grab a kite and watch the kids have fun!


Progressive Dinner

Progressive Dinner

At a Progressive Dinner a group of friends plan a meal together where each course is served at a different participant's home, so that the party literally moves from place to place throughout the evening. Tie-in your decorations with the recipes, asking each host home to use decorations representing the nationality of the course they are serving, or picking up on your seasonal theme.


Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Each group is given a list of activities that has to be performed and/or supplies gathered with a two hour time limit at local restaurants, grocery stores, eetc. Each group has a video tape or digital camera with a removable memory stick to capture all the moments! After the two hours are over, everyone meets at a house and has a dessert social. Part of the scavenger hunt is to pick up a dessert! At the social, eveyone watches the videos/picture slide shows and tallies their points. The losing team has to do something for the other team, i.e. wash their cars!

Splashway Waterpark

Splashway is a family waterpark open to the public seasonally from May through September catering to families with children of all ages. We are located on U.S. Hwy 90-A in the community of Sheridan, TX which is 20 minutes south of Interstate 10 between Houston and San Antonio.

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau | Hotels, Restaurants & Tourist Attractions | Shopping, Events & Concerts ...

Enjoy a relaxing ride in air-conditioned comfort aboard Water Taxi. Whether you are shopping, dining, or just taking a cruise along the 1.25 mile long The Woodlands Waterway, your Water Taxi Ambassadors will narrate points of interest along the way. Stops are at The Woodlands Mall, Landry's, Anadarko Petroleum, Waterway Square West, The Waterway Marriott and Convention Center, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Town Green. Fares are $6.00 all day for adults, and $3.00 all day for seniors, youth and disabled.

Welcome to The Chocolate Bar

If you like chocolate, you'll love this place. From chocolate ice cream to pies to cakes to cookies, they have it all! It's a great place to meet for dessert! Just be sure not to eat a big meal before! You can call and make reservations for your group!