Four Ideas for Father’s Day in KC
Dads enjoy free admission to the Kansas City Zoo on Father’s Day. Papa bears will receive complimentary admission and a complimentary soft drink. The zoo is honoring fathers with a day just for them—and their cubs, of course! Learn how dads of the animal kingdom take care of their families, especially Radi, who looks out for his gorilla troop, including 4-year-old Masika. Visit the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and learn how important the male penguins are in the nesting and chick rearing process.
Worlds of Fun is the perfect place for family fun. Max out on thrills with flips on Patriot, splashes at Predators Plunge and raging waters at Fury of the Nile. To make the day complete, top things off with some Father’s Day barbecue at the park’s newest dining location, Cotton Blossom BBQ. With all these things and more, you can treat Dad to an amazing day! Gold and platinum season pass holders may purchase up to four Bring-A-Friend tickets at a discounted rate of $24.99 online or $27 at the front gate.
Spend the Day at the Lake
Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Marina (located in Shawnee Mission Park at 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee and Lenexa) and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina (11670 Homestead Ln., Olathe) are favorite summer hangouts. Celebrate Dad with a day at the lake. Enjoy swimming at the swim beach, rent a pedal boat, kayak or canoe at the lake, or enjoy a day of fishing. Find information at JCPRD.com.
Paradise Park's Discovery Play Center (1021 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, Paradise-Park.com). Specially designed for safe, clean, fun, interactive, imaginative and educational play, Paradise Park's Discovery Play center offers 20+ unique areas.The week before Father’s Day, the theme is “Dads,” helping little ones prepare to celebrate dads, grandfathers and anyone who plays that special role in their lives.
Discover even more ideas on our Kansas City Calendar!