There’s more to Balmoral than beautiful homes, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Our community is in Humble, a small town with a big heart and plenty of things to do. What sort of things? Take a look!
Parks and Playgrounds
This 4-acre park opened in 1944. Among its many amenities is a public swimming pool open May through September. Families also come to picnic, play tennis and attend events at the Phillip Cezeaux Recreation Center.
A local favorite, this 24-acre park boasts two miles of trails, an open-air pavilion, picnic shelters, a playground and a half-court basketball area.
A lot of events are held at this scenic park due to the stage in the recreation area. There’s also a playground, picnic areas and a gazebo.
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Bountiful blooms dot this 393-acre horticultural haven. Visitors enjoy exploring more than 60 acres of beautifully maintained gardens that feature bamboo, color displays, daylilies, endangered species, ferns, gingers, herbs, tropical plants and more. There are also trails to walk, a butterfly house to see, picturesque picnic areas and a cypress swamp.
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve
Weighing in at 312 acres, this beautiful nature reserve allows you to view wildlife in their native habitat, participate in educational programs and stroll more than eight miles of paved, handicap-friendly pedestrian trails.
Talk With the Animals
$16.80 per person, children under 18 months free
Old McDonald never had a farm like this one. Kids enjoy train rides, petting zoos, pony rides, an Indian village, duck pond and more. A swimming pool is open during the summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall.
Cypress Trails Equestrian Center
Trail rides start at $60, Lunch rides at $95
Ride to adventure on forest trails, taking in Humble beauty at a steady clip-clop. All skill levels are welcome. A popular activity is the lunch ride, which includes a picnic meal. Pony rides, horse boarding and private lessons are also available.
Too Much Fun
When it comes craft beers, this brewery is in a class by itself. The beers are brewed in small batches, so every week brings something new. Some interesting options include Pistachio Baklava Cream Ale, Smarty (Peanut Butter Bramble) and Double Vanilla Double FroYo. The 2,400-square-foot taproom features events such as trivia nights, yoga and craft nights.
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
$14.99-$23.99 per person
Choose one or all of the many adventures available, including trampolines, climbing walls, a warrior course, tubes playground, a dunk basketball zone, options for kids seven and under and more.
$24.99 per person
Think you can escape the Titanic or entombment in an Egyptian pyramid? Find out at the most realistic escape rooms in Houston. You have an hour to consider the clues and puzzle your way out of your predicament.
Learn all about the history of Humble and the Lake Houston area. There’s also a research center housing a genealogy library, as well as yearbooks and newspapers from the museum’s collection.
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