The Oil Ranch has super-sized outdoor Houston fun.
Oil Ranch is located just outside of Houston, in Hockley. For one admission fee, kids get to run wild on 50 acres and access all activities (except mining and paint ball). And there is A LOT to do!
The Oil Ranch has train rides, pony rides, animal barn, maze, hay rides, petting zoo, swimming pool, fishing, softball fields, volleyball courts, soccer field, horseshoes, basketball court and miniature golf!
I visited Oil Ranch last week with 88 of my favorite 5 year olds. The kindergarten class had a field trip (which got us $8.50 admission) and I was a chaperon. We arrived at about 10:00am, ate picnic lunches and played until 1:00pm.
The Oil Ranch is pretty cool because you don't have to buy tickets for each activity. You pay once and have fun all day. With so much to do, you could visit every day and find something new each time.
The pool is open during the summer. In October, scarecrows stand guard around the park and kids get to pick a small pumpkin before they go home.
In the three hours we had at Oil Ranch, we climbed through the barn, jumped in the hay stack, milked a cow, rode the train and took a hayride. On the hayride, we stopped to feed the cows... and when the wagons stopped, cows rushed over to get their food!
The only issue we had on our day at Oil Ranch was that the number of schools on field trips. I went a year ago and the kids could ride the ponies or jump on the train with just a 2 minute wait. This year there were tons of kids, all over the farm. I noticed that many groups left at 1:00pm, so that might be a good time for you to take the kids.
Still, we had fun running around Oil Ranch and enjoying the cooler Houston weather. Check for open days and hours and take the kids for an outdoor adventure!
The Oil Ranch:
Address: 23501 Macedonia Road : Hockley, TX 77447