5 Fun Activities for Kids in Kansas City | Jesse Blacklaw

5 Fun Activities for Kids in Kansas City


family at zoo penguin exhibit

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, so make the most of these last few days of summer with these fun things to do Kansas City! Get in one last hurrah before the back-to-school mayhem and treat your kids to a fun day out on the town, Kansas City style.

Crown Center

At Crown Center, you can count on a day filled to the brim with fun activities guaranteed to entertain all of your kids’ diverse interests. Hit up Kaleidoscope to satisfy your kid’s inner Picasso, wander over to LEGOLAND to build in the ultimate indoor LEGO playground and finish up at Sea Life Aquarium to discover undersea creatures.

Kansas City Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side at the Kansas City Zoo. Assuming bears, penguins and orangutans don’t hang out in your backyard, your kids are guaranteed to see something new. If you dare, soar high above exotic animals like cheetahs, lions, giraffes and rhinos on the African Sky Safari.


Ease back into the school year by visiting one of Kansas City’s top museums. Go to Science City at Union Station to enjoy an immersive, hands-on science experience, and head out to the Museum at Prairiefire to discover a dynamic way to learn more about the natural world around us.

KC Parks

The Kansas City metro boasts an expansive network of parks — perfect for a late summer sunny afternoon! Franklin Park in Prairie Village features a large sandbox with complimentary toys.  Hang loose on the Jupiter XXL Jungle Gym or sail on the 4-Bay Swing Set at Lea McKeighan Park in Lee’s Summit. Go where the wild things are and head north of the river to Penguin Park, where they can play with gigantic fiberglass animals.

Amusement Parks

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun offer activities for every member of your family — even if they’re scared of heights! The thrill seekers of the bunch can take to great heights on wild roller coasters at Worlds of Fun, while your kid who can’t get enough of the pool can head over to the water rides at Oceans of Fun. And if rides aren’t your kids’ style? Go to Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun for visits with the Peanuts gang.

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