Kids will remember their childhood birthday parties forever, let’s plan one for the books at any of these awesome outdoor locations around Houston!
There are many options when it comes to a kid’s celebration, and on this list, we’ve gathered the best options (both free and not) to enjoy an outdoor celebration in H-town!


If you want to check out some indoor birthday venues as well, make sure to take a look at our list of Best Birthday Party Places for Kids in Houston!

FREE and Outdoor Birthday Venues

Believe it or not, there are tons of opportunities around Houston to celebrate a Free and outdoor birthday party for your little one.
Our first recommendation by far is local parks with playgrounds. There are several parks around Houston and many of them let you rent covered pavilions with tables. Kids will be playing all day and you won’t have to spend anything on venue rental! If your little one’s birthday is in the summer months, a park with a splash pad can be a really fun venue as well!

Spring Creek Park

Spring Creek Park is located northwest of Houston and it features two awesome playgrounds, hiking trails, and picnic tables with a pavilion you can rent for your little one’s celebration!

Location:
15012 Brown Road, Tomball

Donovan Park

Kids will find a sprawling castle-themed wooden playground where they will play for hours!

There’s also a wooden train and lots of space to run around!

Location:
700 Heights Blvd., Houston

Mary Jo Peckham Park

The playground at this park has areas for both older kids and toddlers, a stocked fishing pond, miniature golf, a fish pond, and more! The best part is, there’s a barbecue pavilion for parties!

Location:
5597 Gardenia Lane, Katy

Gateway Fountain at Discovery Green

One of the most popular attractions at Discovery Green, and of the most popular splash parks in town, is The Gateway Fountain!

While you’re here, you can also visit the playground, the motorized boats, and much more fun stuff! Kids will have an unforgettable birthday!

Location:
1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX

Levy Park

Levy Park features a great water feature in which water rains down from towering orange structures to keep kids fresh on a summer day.

The park has plenty of space for those families who like to explore the outdoors!

Location:
3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098

Hackberry Park

Hackberry Park features 1,200 square foot splash pad perfect for kids to cool off and have fun!

The splash pad is decorated with lily pads and turtles and it features in-ground sprayers to play with for hours! Your little one will have an unforgettable celebration!

Location:
7777 S Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77072

Blue Dolphin Lagoon at Clear Lake Park

This amazing park has a worth-the-visit-splash pad.

Kids and their guests will love the dolphin-themed spray park with an amazing bay view! You can also find a cool playground and many more features to enjoy.

Location:
5001 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586

Timarron Park & Sprayground

North Houston is home to this amazing flower-themed splash pad!

With plenty of amazing and fun water features, this will be your kid’s next favorite spot. It also has playground equipment, a pavilion for cake time, and more!

Location:
550 N Greenprint Cir, The Woodlands, TX 77375

More Outdoor Birthday Venues

Celebrate your child’s birthday with family and friends at the Nature Discovery Center!

This is truly a unique venue for your little one. There are Picnic tables in the Pavilion area that can be reserved for your festivities. Kids will enjoy a variety of nature-themed party programs, from Nature Walks to fun with rabbits.

Location:
7112 Newcastle Street, Bellaire, TX 77401, USA

Your kid will get to enjoy a birthday party at the Houston Zoo with the animals!

As a Zoo member, you get exclusive access to celebrate with a birthday party package. The package includes a three-hour private rental of the Red Pavilion in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo, an indoor pavilion with heating and cooling, 25 birthday party passes for children and adults including Zoo admission, unlimited carousel rides, a conservation bracelet, and giraffe feeding, and so much more!

Location:
6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA

For adventurous and adrenaline-seeker kids, a birthday party at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown means building memories to last you another 100 birthdays!

There is nothing like commemorating your special day with experiences you can’t get anywhere else. 

Location:
21300 Interstate 45 North, Spring, Texas, USA

This option is sure different from all the conventional ones.

Have a unique celebration for your kid by hosting his/her birthday party at Kemah Boardwalk! There are three great packages to choose from and many attractions!

Location:
215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX, USA

This is one of our favorite birthday venues in the Houston area!

The venue is complete with a mini-golf course, petting zoo, kid’s rope slide, and much more! A full catering menu available or outside food is welcome with venue rental! You can customize your event by adding however many extras you desire!

Location:
4401 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX, USA

Take a look at Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown for your kid’s celebration.

The beautifully maintained landscape makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. The Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.

Location:
1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX, USA

The Arboretum’s new Nature Playscape is a safe, outdoor gathering space for your children to celebrate their birthdays!

Inspired by nature, exciting new play features invite guests to use their imagination as they explore, climb, crawl, balance, and connect with the natural world.

Location:
4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX, USA