2014 McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival

Houston Children's Festival

Disclosure: Our family received tickets to the event to facilitate our review. Regardless, all opinions are our own.

This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival, the Largest Children’s Festival in the United States!

We always like to have a “plan of attack” in advance assuming we won’t be there for more than a couple of hours, which is pretty normal for our family given our special needs. Our number one “must see” was Sid the Science Kid, and it turned out that the whole science area was a blast! We played with different science experiments, robotics, and got information on science summer camps as well as homeschool programs!

Houston Children's Festival

We also got to see a few performances from the Big Top Circus. We watched a motorcycle on a high wire as well as motorcycles in a cage. It was so exciting! While we were watching them, we had a blast trying a new volcano drink. The kids loved that it looked like the drink was smoking like a volcano.

Houston Children's Festival

Something that is really nice, is that the McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival not only is a fun time for families, but it also benefits a great cause as well! The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival benefits Child Advocates, Inc. The Festival has now raised over $4,700,000 for Child Advocates, Inc.!

There were various vendors, and each offered different activities, information, and more! It was a great way to check out some of the other businesses and find available events in the area that we hadn’t heard of before!

Food, drinks, and rides could be purchased with tickets, so you could just get tickets when you first go in and not have to worry about it again unless you choose to purchase from the individual vendors. It’s a convenient way to “pay” without getting your wallet out every time. All Day Fun Passes were also available for unlimited visits to the rides and games.

Houston Children's Fest

Some of the other highlights of the 2014 McDonald’s Children’s Festival included:

The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival 2014 also featured: Debby Ryan – star of Disney Channel’s Jessie, China Anne McClain, from Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm, and Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Were you at the 2014 McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival? What were the highlights for your family?

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  1. This looks so fun, McDonald’s does a lot of great things for many people.

  2. Glad you all had such a great experience, it looks like a fabulous festival. We won’t be making it, we are a couple of states over! ~lol~ That is an amazing amount of funds raised, how wonderful!

  3. Michelle Elizondo says

    I wish they would do something fun like this in my home area.

  4. Look like this was a lot of fun and if it was closer to where I live, I would have participated. it’s nice to see more good causes going for a good cause.

  5. kathy downey

    Oh my this sure looks and sounds like loads of fun


  7. Karen Propes

    I didn’t know about this festival. I think the Ronald McDonald House is such a great idea. It has helped so many families and children. We don’t have this in our area as I know of, but donations to the Ronald McDonald house is always a must for us each year. Every donation counts no matter the amount large or small. This is something everyone should help out with. Thanks for sharing with us.

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