Family Friendly KC from A to Z
Explore off-the-beaten path attractions and local favorites for a uniquely KC experience.
Apple cider donuts made from scratch right before your eyes are just one of the delicious treats to enjoy on a visit to Louisburg Cider Mill, a favorite fall attraction. Watch as cider is made at the mill, explore the corn maze and play at the pumpkin patch.
Build an “earthquake proof” Lego tower at Legoland Discovery Center, where you can play with the world’s biggest box of Legos, watch a film in the Lego Studios 4D cinema, enjoy rides and explore a miniature Kansas City in Lego Miniland.
Candlelit paths throughout Overland Park Arboretum create a festive atmosphere at the annual luminary walk with live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical gnome and fairy villages.
Dine at Fritz’s restaurant (multiple locations across the metro), where trains deliver food straight to your table.
Eat the ultimate Kansas City concoction at Betty Rae’s, an ice creamery offering an original frozen confection incorporating famous Joe’s KC Bar-B-Que into one of its many amazing made-from-scratch ice cream flavors.
Fly through the air at iFly, an indoor sky diving adventure where instructors will give you the adventure of a lifetime.
Giant sunflowers greet thousands of visitors every autumn at Grinter Farms where acres of the beautiful yellow flowers bloom in the heart of Kansas.
Hug Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang at Winterfest at Worlds of Fun. Be dazzled by thousands of holiday lights, live festive shows and holiday activities as the amusement park transforms into a winter wonderland.
Imagine and play at the Johnson County Museum where their interactive KidScape exhibit is a child-size village fostering creative play.
Jump to new heights through the Warrior Obstacle Course or Slam Dunk Zone at Urban Air, Overland Park’s ultimate indoor trampoline park.
Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains, boasting more fonts than any city other than Rome. Be sure to check out some of the more than 200 fountains officially recognized by the City of Fountains Foundation.
Lace up your ice skates this winter and enjoy the city’s outdoor rink at Crown Center’s Ice Terrace.
Make a masterpiece at Kaleidoscope, a free, hands-on children’s art center where imagination knows no limits.
Nose-to-nose views of historical U.S. aircraft include the first Lockheed Constellation ever restored, a Martin 404, a DC-3 and a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar at the Airline History Museum.
Oscar-winning films, holiday classics, current and retro films are shown at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where your movie-watching experience is unforgettable. Catch a movie party where favorite films are celebrated with games, delicious food and drink and fun.
Photograph the family with an 11-foot-tall bronze spider and her baby on the lawn of the Kemper Museum of Modern Art, one of the city’s free art galleries.
Quiet is not required on the roof of the Central Library in downtown Kansas City, where you may play with a giant chess set or read a book discovered when you walk through the pages of a children’s story to explore the children’s department.
Ride a real stagecoach at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop where history comes to life and you can learn about early pioneers on the Kansas prairie.
Share a Skyscraper, a giant ice cream soda, with your favorite pals at Winstead’s, one of Kansas City’s original diners.
Underwater pumpkin carving is a thing, and you can watch as scuba divers carve jack-o’-lanterns at Sea Life in October.
View the city from atop the City Hall Observation Deck (Mon.-Fri., 9:00-3:00) on the top floor of Kansas City’s City Hall. It’s a great site to capture panoramic photos of the city skyline.
Wind your way through a corn maze. Discover local corn mazes with the KC Pumpkin Patch Guide.
eXit the ultimate family-friendly escape room at Paradise Park. The venue offers 45-minute escape experiences where you unravel the mystery of Sasquatch or solve a puzzle as a cyber sleuth.
Zoo visits are especially memorable overnight when you enjoy a family slumber party in the penguin, polar bear, stingray or African exhibits of the Kansas City Zoo.