The Best Day in KC



When the winter doldrums set in, our daily guide to Family Fun in Kansas City will help keep the “I’m bored!” at bay.

Monday

  • Moms FREE Monday: 9:30-8:00, Paradise Park. Moms are free at the Children’s EduTainment Center with a paid child’s admission. 816.246.5224, Paradise-Park.com
  • Power Hour: 1:00-3:00, Little Monkey Bizness. Special $6 admission 1:00-3:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 913.631.7000, ShawneeMission.MonkeyBizness.com/open-play
  • Dollar Bowling: 1:00-9:00 at Aaron's Family Entertainment Center in Belton. https://aaronsfec.com/
  • Play at Community Center: Mon, Wed & Fri mornings, Westport Roanoke Community Center & KC North Center. Bring little ones and let them run and play in the gym. Cost: $1/session. 816.784.6100, KCParks.org
  • Toddler Town: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00-Noon, Roger T Sermon Center. Indoor play area for little ones. Cost: $1/child. CI.Independence.mo.us
  • Open Play: Mon-Fri, 10:00- 4:00, Rainbow Play Systems (Olathe). Kids will enjoy running and playing on the play sets. $5/child, cash only. SwingsetsKansas.com
  • Story Time: Visit MyMCPL.org or JoCoLibrary.org to find a complete list of story times for all ages, every day of the week!

Tuesday

  • FREE Open Play: Tue-Thu, 8:00-8:00; Fri, 8:00-4:00; Sat-Sun, 9:00-Noon, Parkside Coffeehouse (Cedar Ridge Christian Church). Indoor playground and toys for children and coffeehouse. 913.888.2722. CedarRidge.cc/facility/coffeehouse
  • Jumperoo: Tue & Fri, 9:00- Noon, Urban Air (Overland Park). Children 5 and under jump, play and explore the indoor trampoline park. Cost: $10/child, parents jump for free. UrbanAirOP.com
  • Toddle Time: Tue & Wed, 9:00-11:00, Matt Ross Community Center. Tunnels, games, puzzles... lots for your little one to play and learn. $1-2/child. 913.895.6390, OPKansas.org
  • Story Time 10:30-11:30, Jump City (Belton). For only $5, enjoy a story time and unlimited play. JumpCityKC.com
  • Open Play: Mon-Fri, 10:00- 4:00, Rainbow Play Systems (Olathe). Kids will enjoy running and playing on the play sets. $5/child, cash only. SwingsetsKansas.com
  • Tots on Tuesday: Third Tue of each month, 10:00-11:00 or 11:00-Noon (choose a session), Kemper Museum. Dress up, play color-matching games, try on crazy hats and read stories with a trendy twist. 816.753.5784. KemperArt.org
  • Creative Story Time: Tue (11:00) & Fri (10:30), Ceramic Café. Paint pottery and enjoy a story. $12/child. 913.383.0222. CeramicCafeKC.com
  • Story Time: Visit MyMCPL.org or JoCoLibrary.org to find a complete list of story times for all ages, every day of the week!

Wednesday

  • FREE Open Play: Tue-Thu, 8:00-8:00; Fri, 8:00-4:00; Sat-Sun, 9:00-Noon, Parkside Coffeehouse (Cedar Ridge Christian Church). Indoor playground and toys for children and coffeehouse. 913.888.2722. CedarRidge.cc/facility/coffeehouse
  • What’s for Dinner?: Wed & Sat, 3:00, Burr Oak Woods. The captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes will be fed every other Friday. MDC.mo.gov
  • Toddle Time: Tue & Wed, 9:00-11:00, Matt Ross Community Center. Tunnels, games, puzzles... lots for your little one to play and learn. $1-2/child. 913.895.6390, OPKansas.org
  • Family Skate Night: 6:30- 8:30, Landmark Skate (701 SE Oldham Ct., Lee’s Summit). Special skating session just for families. $12/Family of 4 includes skate rental. 816.524.2000, Landmark2Skate.com
  • Power Hour: 1:00-3:00, Little Monkey Bizness. Special $6 admission 1:00-3:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 913.631.7000, ShawneeMission.MonkeyBizness.com/open-play
  • Play at Community Center: Mon, Wed & Fri mornings, Westport Roanoke Community Center & KC North Center. Bring little ones and let them run and play in the gym. Cost: $1/session. 816.784.6100, KCParks.org
  • Open Play: Mon-Fri, 10:00- 4:00, Rainbow Play Systems (Olathe). Kids will enjoy running and playing on the play sets. $5/child, cash only. SwingsetsKansas.com
  • Toddler Town: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00-Noon, Roger T Sermon Center. Indoor play area for little ones. Cost: $1/child. CI.Independence.mo.us
  • Story Time: Visit MyMCPL.org or JoCoLibrary.org to find a complete list of story times for all ages, every day of the week!

Thursday

  • Toddler Tumbling: 10:00, KC North Community Center Bring your toddlers out for some fun exercise, while allowing them to build their motor coordination. 816.784.6100. KCParks.org/facility/kansas-city-north-community-center/
  • Open Play: Mon-Fri, 10:00- 4:00, Rainbow Play Systems (Olathe). Kids will enjoy running and playing on the play sets. $5/child, cash only. SwingsetsKansas.com
  • Nature Story Time: 10:00 & 11:00, George Owens Nature Park. Children are invited to participate in a nature focused story time and craft. 816.325.7115. GeorgeOwensNaturePark.org
  • FREE Open Play: Tue-Thu, 8:00-8:00; Fri, 8:00-4:00; Sat-Sun, 9:00-Noon, Parkside Coffeehouse (Cedar Ridge Christian Church). Indoor playground and toys for children and coffeehouse. 913.888.2722. CedarRidge.cc/facility/coffeehouse
  • Story Time: Visit MyMCPL.org or JoCoLibrary.org to find a complete list of story times for all ages, every day of the week!

Friday

  • Story Time at Wonderscope: 10:30, Wonderscope Children’s Museum. Free with admission. New stories and activities each week in ArtWorks Exhibit. Wonderscope.org
  • Junior Jaunts: Third Friday of the month, 10:15-11:00, Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art. Bring your baby in a stroller or carrier for an adult-focused, yet infant- friendly, mini museum tour. Free. Nelson-Atkins.org
  • Open Play: Mon-Fri, 10:00- 4:00, Rainbow Play Systems (Olathe). Kids will enjoy running and playing on the play sets. $5/child, cash only. SwingsetsKansas.com
  • Paint Me a Story: Alternating Fridays, 10:30, Paint, Glaze & Fire. Paint a ceramic piece, listen to a story and enjoy a snack. $15/child. 913.661.2529. PaintGlazeAndFire.net
  • Creative Story Time: Tue (11:00) & Fri (10:30), Ceramic Café. Paint pottery and enjoy a story. $12/child. 913.383.0222. CeramicCafeKC.com
  • Family Night: 6:30, Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch (4801 Main St). Free weekly programs include concerts, puppet shows, theater, magicians and more. KCLibrary.org
  • Play at Community Center: Mon, Wed & Fri mornings, Westport Roanoke Community Center & KC North Center. Bring little ones and let them run and play in the gym. Cost: $1/session. 816.784.6100, KCParks.org
  • Toddler Town: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00-Noon, Roger T Sermon Center. Indoor play area for little ones. Cost: $1/child. CI.Independence.mo.us
  • FREE Open Play: Tue-Thu, 8:00-8:00; Fri, 8:00-4:00; Sat-Sun, 9:00-Noon, Parkside Coffeehouse (Cedar Ridge Christian Church). Indoor playground and toys for children and coffeehouse. 913.888.2722. CedarRidge.cc/facility/coffeehouse
  • Jumperoo: Tue & Fri, 9:00- Noon, Urban Air (Overland Park). Children 5 and under jump, play and explore the indoor trampoline park. Cost: $10/child, parents jump for free. UrbanAirOP.com
  • Story Time: Visit MyMCPL.org or JoCoLibrary.org to find a complete list of story times for all ages, every day of the week!

Saturday

  • First Saturday Roller Roo & Second Saturday Disney Skate: 10:00-Noon, Skate City (10440 Mastin, Overland Park). Early bird skating is just $5.25/skater; $2/skate rental. 913.888.6668 SkateCityKansas.com
  • Weekend Family Activities:1:00-4:00, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak St, Kansas City). Art activities led by museum guides. Nelson-Atkins.org
  • Lowe’s Build ’n Grow: Alternating Saturdays. Lowe’s stores across the Metro. Free building workshops where kids make their own mini construction projects. LowesBuildAndGrow.com
  • Home Depot Kids Workshops: Alternating Saturdays. Home Depot stores across the metro. Free workshops for children where kids build wooden projects to keep. Workshops.HomeDepot.com

     

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