It’s been a long winter… Too long. But, the sun is breaking through; the temps are warming up and the itch to go out and get active is becoming impossible to ignore. Your condition is clear, and the treatment is simple. The only way to break a Spring fever is to go out, jump in and run wild at Kansas City’s fun, family-friendly attractions. There are literally hundreds of ways to indulge your inner-child (and real children) around Kansas City. But if we included all of them in this blog, we’d be writing until sometime next Spring. So, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 favorites.
1. Experience Game Day at the "K"
Catching a Royals game at Kauffman Stadium is a Kansas City tradition that everyone should experience at least once. There’s nothing quite like the boys in blue taking the field with the crowd cheering them on through every pitch, hit, run and win. And there’s nowhere quite like Kauffman Stadium to be a part of it all. Fans young and old alike can enjoy attractions and make memories at one of the nation’s best ballparks. The Royals Hall of Fame is a gameday must-see. This shrine to baseball in Kansas City is filled with exciting exhibits that showcase the franchise’s history and celebrate its most beloved players.
Littler fans won’t want to miss the Outfield Experience. This recreation area located at the north side of the stadium offers kid-friendly fun where they can run, play pitch, hit and even putt at different activity stations made just for them.
2. Go Back in Time at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Located 20 miles and 120 years away from Kanas City, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead shows what life was like on a family farm in the early 1900s. This Kansas City favorite provides the perfect way to get away from technology and get back to simpler times. Young ones and those young at heart can spend hours leisurely strolling through this throwback community which includes a working dairy barn, an old-time general store, a frontier bank, and a turn-of-the-century, one-room schoolhouse.
There so much to see and do, but it’s not really a complete visit to Deanna Rose without taking a wagon ride, feeding the goat and enjoying a cone at Alex and Emily's Ice Cream Parlor. Deanna Rose is in South Overland Park, off 135th and Switzer.
From hands-on art creation to hands-on science exploration. Science City is an interactive museum built inside Kansas City’s Historic Union Station where Kids of all ages can experience the amazing wonders of science through fun and engaging exhibits.
Plan on spending the better part of a day at Science City to be able to enjoy all of the exhibits, demonstrations, activities, and attractions. Kids will love defying gravity as they take a high-flying ride on the Sky Bike. And they won’t believe their eyes (literally) when they enter Mr. E’s Hotel of Illusions. Science City’s newest exhibit, Simple Machines at Play, is an outdoor playground guaranteed to exercise kids’ bodies as well as their minds as they navigate their way through ramps, levers, wheels, pulley and more.
The good times at Worlds of Fun don't end with the rides. You can take a breather from the loops, drop and spins by taking in an entertaining show. Worlds of Fun is known for their variety and high-quality of acts from Broadway-style shows to high-flying acrobatic spectacles and high-energy musical performances to beloved character skits.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for quiet, quality family time, the opportunity to learn while you play, tap into your creative side, or just scream at the top of your lungs in sheer excitement and joy. Kansas City offers a variety of ways to keep you and your family entertained and bring you closer together. Oh, and it's also a great place to live! Find the perfect Kansas City home for an active, kid-friendly lifestyle today!