Check out the sweet treats this city has to offer, with 18 AMAZING things to do in Sugar Land, Texas – day or night! 

The largest city in Fort Bend Texas, Sugar Land sits along the Brazos River southwest of Houston. With a weekly farmer’s market and 27 parks bursting with biking trails; picnic spots, and water sports, there is no shortage of wonderful (and cheap) things to do in Sugar Land. This guide alone includes 8 FREE activities.

Here’s what’s on offer during your Texan trip to Sugar Land.

10 Things To Do In Sugar Land During The Day

On the streets of Sugar Land, you’ll easily find locally owned cafes and bakeries filled with pastries just as sweet as the city’s name suggests. Once the sugar rush sets in you’ll be dying to know what adventurous activities you can get into, here are a few amazing ideas we suggest.

1. Cullinan Park

Well established as one of the largest parks in the Houston area, the conservation efforts of the local community have earned Cullinan Park a new reputation as a ‘Wild Oasis in the City’.

Strolling along the observation deck of the White Lake you can expect to see a wide variety of birds. And whether you’re an avid bird watcher, or just looking for something to entertain the kids, you’ll have fun ticking off many of the 267 species seen in Cullinan Park on this download and printable ‘bird checklist’. 

Need to know

  • A 754-acre park off 12414 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
  • Open 24 hours.
  • Suitable for children.
  • Pets must be leashed.
  • No fishing allowed.
  • Free entry.

2. Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
Source: Creative Commons Wikimedia Imperial Sugar Refinery

Sitting in the heart of the city, the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation was set up in 2003 when the Imperial Sugar Company decided to close the refinery which had been in operation since the 1800s. You can now tour the second floor of the former container warehouse to learn about; life in a company town as well as the history and creation of things to do in Sugar Land today.

Need to know

  • 2nd Floor, 198 Kempner St bldg b, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
  • Open Friday & Saturday 10am–5pm.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed (excl. service animals).
  • Ticket prices: $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 12-18 years old.

3. Oyster Creek Park

The glossy green grass and rocky water features in Oyster Creek Park make it the perfect backdrop for a festive photoshoot. And when you’re done posing in this picturesque parkland, you can settle down for a picnic around the amphitheater or set off on a hiking adventure.

But don’t dispose of the camera completely – it might come in handy as you set off on a 3-mile hike (or bike!), as many visitors have spotted an alligator!

Need to know

  • 4033 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478, United States
  • Open 24 hours.
  • Suitable for children.
  • Pets must be leashed.
  • No fishing allowed.
  • Free entry.

4. Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

Museum Of Natural Science At Sugar Land
Source: Flickr Houston Museum Of Natural Science At Sugar Land

Expand your knowledge at the Museum of Natural Science with exciting interactive exhibits and weekend craft workshops. Check the events schedule and sign your kids up for birdfeeder-making class or even a student lab experience. For $200 you can book up to 25 students into a dissection lab for the day – see the Houston Museum of Natural Science website for more details. 

Need to know

  • 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open 10am–5pm.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed (excl. service animals).
  • Ticket prices: $12 for adults, $9 for children aged 3 to 12 years old, and seniors aged 62+.

5. Sugar Land Memorial Park

Sugar Land Memorial Park
Source: Flickr ‘Tower of Remembrance’ at Memorial Park Sugar Land

The sun reflecting through the 40ft ‘Tower of Remembrance’ that stands over the lake in Veterans Memorial Park makes it the top spot for adventurous things to do in Sugar Land. Just $20 per hour will have you making a splash out on the lake in a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard.

However, if you’d prefer to stay on land, you can take out a fishing license and try your hand at catching some of the Florida Large Mouth Bass seen floating around.

Come back in the evening to see the names of the United States soldiers who have lost their lives engraved on the Veterans Memorial lit by the setting sun. 

Need to know

  • 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open 24 hours.
  • Suitable for children.
  • Pets welcomed.
  • Fishing is allowed with a license.
  • Free entry – Optional kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rental, $20.

6. Farmer’s Market at Imperial

Family fun at the Saturday Farmer’s Market features live music, fresh produce, and farm animals. Vendors flood their tents with handmade crafts, warm pastries, and hay bale seating. You can fill your fridge, or face, with fruits and vegetables, find the perfect gift for friends and family and perhaps even see the Sugar Land Space Cowboy Mascot handing out high-fives.

Need to know

  • 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77478, United States
  • Open Saturday 9am–1pm.
  • Suitable for children. 
  • Pets welcomed.
  • Free entry.

7. Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center

Sign your children up for an educational experience at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Designed for children up to age 12, these interactive exhibits are investigative programs created to help kids develop their learning interests.

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is accessible to children with special needs and/or requirements, call ahead to discuss what equipment they have available to assist you on your visit.

Need to know

  • 198 Kempner St, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm.
  • Design specifically for children.
  • No pets allowed (excl. service animals).
  • Ticket prices: $12 for adults and children, $11 for seniors and military persons, with ID.

8. Art Center and Gallery

Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery are a proud non-profit, offering individual art classes to adults and kids where you can enjoy the guidance and mentorship of volunteer artists and practice your painting. 

Make your trip truly memorable and take a photography class. The proceeds from each workshop are funneled back into the community with ‘Art with heART’ and ‘Kids Art Camp’ programs offering free painting and poetry classes to local organizations and allowing kids to experience Fine Arts. 

Need to know

  • 104 Industrial Blvd Ste q, Sugar Land, TX 77478, United States
  • Open Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-12pm.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed (excl. service animals).
  • Free entry.

9. St. Theresa Catholic Church

Look back through the history of Sugar Land at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with photos dating back to the first Catholic congregation in 1915. You can years of progression and growth in the community through the renovations and expansion of the church including the addition of the Saint Theresa Catholic School.

You are welcome to join some of the 5,000 household parishes at mass on your visit to Sugar Land.

Need to know

  • 705 St Theresa Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
  • Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed (excl. service animals).
  • Free entry.

10. Brazos River Park

A little downstream from the Sugar Land Memorial Park is the Brazos River Park. Named after the river that has served as a blessing and curse to the city of Sugar Land since the sugar plantation sat in this spot in the 1800s. The frustrating floods can bring this area to a close with little warning. But the rest of the year has the area filled with colorful, partying people at events like the Art & Kite Festivals or playing DISC golf around the 9-hole course!

Need to know

  • 18427 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open every day, 7am – 9pm.
  • Suitable for children.
  • Pets welcomed.
  • Free entry. 

8 Things To Do In Sugar Land During The Night

With a regular rota of night classes, evening events, and a-list entertainers, you won’t be short of things to do in Sugar Land at night. Planning a road trip to other lesser-known Texan cities? Check out the best things to do in Round Rock should you venture towards the Austin area of Texas.

1. Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land Town Square
Source: Flickr Fountain in Sugar Land Town Square.

Once awarded the title of “Fittest City in Texas”, it’s no surprise to hear that you can sign up for Zumba classes in the Sugar Land Town Square. But attempting to keep up with one of the country’s fasted-growing communities, hasn’t just meant an increase in gyms. In 2022 the unveiling of a reimagined Town Square will see Music Classes and Jolly Trolley train rides to entertain your tots while you take a little time to relax and tour the stores. 

This renovation will see the opening of many new, locally-owned restaurants and bars opening ready to try out on your trip.

Need to know

  • 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open 6am–12am.
  • Suitable for children.
  • Pets allowed in outdoor areas, leashed.
  • Free entry. 

2. Altitude Trampoline Park

Bounce around in a ‘Friday Night Freindzy’ or get your friends involved in a competitive game of dodgeball as you spring from one area to the next at the Altitude Trampoline Park. This foam-filled funhouse will have you climbing walls and traversing balance beams as a team.

Need to know

  • 4550 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478, United States
  • Open Monday to Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Ticket Prices: Price range from $14.95 to $27.95 per person, plus tax.

3. Smart Financial Center

The growth of this once small, company town has seen Sugar Land build thriving indoor live event venues like the Smart Financial Center. Weekly performances from the hottest music artist and comedians bring in thousands of visitors from across the country.

If you’re celebrating, why not splash the cash and secure a suite with first-class food and beverage service at the Smart Financial Center.

Need to know

  • 18111 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open 8am–12am.
  • Some performances are made suitable for children.
  • Suitable For Pets
  • Ticket Prices: $40-$1000 per person. Prices vary depending on seating choice and performance.

4. Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center

Strap on some skates and spin onto the ice at Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center during public skating hours. Or sign up for figure skating lessons with Skating Director Mark Janoschak; Olympian and 1992 Canadian Ice Dance Champion.

If you’re more interested in ice hockey, you can book a spot in a stick and puck session or check the game schedule for the Adult Men’s ice hockey team to see if you can catch a match between them and their closest rivals.

Need to know

  • 16225 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open Monday to Saturday 6am-11pm , Sunday 7am-11pm.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Ticket Price: $12-$14 for a 3-hour public skating session.

5. Baseball Game at Constellation Field

Baseball Game At Constellation Field
Source: Creative Commons Wikimedia Baseball Game At Constellation Field

The Sugar Land Constellation Field, built in 2012 is home to the former Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team. Now the Sugar Land Space Cowboys, you can stock up on new merchandise before sitting down to watch a game in this versatile sports arena.

Constellation Field is also known to host large concerts as well as welcoming small private bookings for birthdays and celebrations including up to 100 attendees in their party suites. 

Need to know

  • 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
  • Open for specific events.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Ticket prices: $7-$57 depending on your selected seats.*

6. Escape Again Rooms

Whether you want to hear the whispers of ‘A Wizard’s Tale’ or set off on ‘The Hike’ your Escape Again Room experience will be fun and frustrating as you attempt to problem-solve against the clock and escape. Clues placed around the “locked” room will lead your team to safety, but expect a few twists and turns along the way in these fully-themed rooms created by games-masters.

Need to know

  • 3564 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478, United States
  • Open Thursday 2pm–9:30pm, Friday 3pm–10pm, Saturday 11am–9:30pm and Sunday 11am–4pm.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Tickets starting at $30 per person

7. Inspiration Stage

Welcoming actors and audiences alike to creative classes, auditions, and new shows each season, Inspiration Stage theatre productions proudly operated from their restored 400-seat heritage home of Sugar Land Auditorium until 2021. Today they’re operating from a temporary site on the edge of the city they’re hosting auditions for their upcoming shows and performing fan favorites like Grease and Aladdin. 

Need to know

  • 226 Lakeview Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
  • Open for specific events.
  • Suitable for children.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Ticket prices: $20-$30 per person, per show.

8. Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co.

Settle down for something sweet at the Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co. Serving hand-stretched pizzas, cheese-covered meatballs, and syrup-soaked waffles this is the home of comfort food in Sugar Land for locals and visitors. 

If you’ve already lined your stomach and are ready to start celebrating, they have ‘Happy Hour’ on Wednesdays & Tuesdays from 3pm until 7pm and are known to create custom cocktails on theme nights!

Need to know

  • 16135 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
  • Open Tuesday to Friday 11am–10pm, Saturday 9am–10pm, and Sunday 9am–9pm
  • Children welcome.
  • Pets allowed in outdoor dining areas, leashed.
  • Price per plate: $11-$30

Final Thoughts on Sugar Land

Based on our 18 AMAZING items the average cost of a day out in Sugar Land will set you back around $80 per person. That’s based on 1 adult going to 1 daytime and 1 evening event on our list.

Though we expect the Escape Again Rooms and Baseball Game at Constellation Park to appeal to children more than other things to do in Sugar Land, all 18 stops in our guide to welcome kids. Whether you decide to take them away with you to Sugar Land, is up to you!