Kansas City's Winter Break Guide

2017 Edition



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Kids out of school over the holidays and looking for fun? Local attractions offer great programs for every interest and age. Check out these Winter Break Camps and Special Events in Kansas City:

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Kansas City Zoo Winter Break Camps

The Kansas City Zoo (6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO) offers a variety of Day Camps this winter. Pre-registration is required for these programs and they do fill up fast! And, for those looking for a fun outing, the zoo is open year-round (except Christmas Day). 

  • School’s Out Safari: Reindeer Games & Snowflake Safari Dec. 21-22, Ages 5-12: For each School’s Out Safari event please dress appropriately for the weather and make sure to send your child with a lunch! Click here to register or call 816.595.1765. 

  • Winter Break Camp: Chew On This! Dec. 27-29, Ages 5-12: No Hunger Games here! Discover who eats what and who eats who. Decide where you fit in and which animal friends share the same culinary tastes. You’ll be surprised how many animals like the same foods as you. Click here to register or call 816.595.1765. 

  • School’s Out Safari: Spot On & Tail Tales Jan. 2-3, Ages 5-12: For each School’s Out Safari event please dress appropriately for the weather and make sure to send your child with a lunch! Click here to register or call 816.595.1765. 

  • School’s Out Safari: Break it Down Jan. 15, Ages 5-12: For each School’s Out Safari event please dress appropriately for the weather and make sure to send your child with a lunch! Click here to register or call 816.595.1765. 

  • School’s Out Safari: Home Grown Feb. 19, Ages 5-12: For each School’s Out Safari event please dress appropriately for the weather and make sure to send your child with a lunch! Click here to register or call 816.595.1765. 

Paradise Park Winter Break Specials

Paradise Park (1021 NE Colbern Rd Lee’s Summit, MO) is a favorite indoor (and outdoor - weather permitting) attraction for family fun. They offer these great specials during Winter Break, Dec. 22- Jan. 3:

  • Friday- December 22nd  - Buy a regular priced Max Pak, get a FREE personal pizza
  • Saturday – December 23rd – Unlimited Video Game Play- Unlimited play for 1 hour between 9:30am-Noon (novelty and redemption games are not included)
  • Sunday – December 24th - Game Room, Foam Factory, Operation Laser Tag, Rock Climbing and Bumper Cars are all open from 11:30 to 5 PM on Christmas Eve. Outdoor attractions will be open if weather permits. Buy a $20 Fun Card, get a FREE Soft Drink
  • Monday - December 25- CLOSED 
  • Tuesday - December 26th - Christmas Spirit- wear your holiday gear and get $5 OFF each Max Pak Adventure Pass purchased
  • Wednesday - December 27th - Double Ticket Day, earn Up to 1,000 tickets
  • Thursday - December 28th - Buy a $20 Fun Card, get a FREE personal pizza
  • Friday - December 29th - Grandparent's “Funday”- grandparents get a FREE attraction with any purchase of another attraction for the grandkids 
  • Saturday - December 30th - Buy a Max Pak get a $5 fun card FREE
  • Sunday - December 31st - “Ice Cream Sunday”- get a FREE ice cream treat with the purchase of any Max Pak 
  • Monday  – January 1st - Unlimited Video Game Play- Unlimited play for 1 hour between 9:30am-Noon (novelty and redemption games are not included)
  • Tuesday – January 2nd - Get a FREE adult Discovery Play admission, with the purchase of a child admission 
  • Wednesday  – January 3rd - Double Ticket Day, earn Up to 1,000 tickets

Johnson County Museum Winter Break Kids Day Out

The Johnson County Museum (8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. 913.715.2550) offers special programming when school's out. Kids choose from a variety of activities each day, including KidScape, art, dance, music, and down time. Bring your lunch and a water bottle. They provide snacks. Pre-registration required. Dec. 21-22, 26-29 7:30am-5:30pm. Limited to 45 participants. 1 - 10 hr. session - $30 per participant. To register visit:  http://jcprd.com/park_admin/registrations.cfm

Drew Diener Basketball Camps: Rockhurst Winter Clinic

Rockhurst Winter Clinic Dec. 19-22, $25/session (2 hours) or $75 for all 4 sessions at the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse on Rockhurst University Campus, for Boys and Girls ages 3rd-6th grade. Coach Diener's Winter Clinic is designed to help campers build skill, encourage teamwork, and have fun. Campers will also get to know the coaching staff and build relationships that go beyond just basketball. Register at www.drewdienercamps.com.

 

Integrity Gymnastics Winter Break Camps

Integrity Gymnastics (7373 W. 107th, Overland Park, KS) is the go-to place for kids camps in Overland Park! They offer sessions Dec. 21-22, 27-29. HALF DAY: 9am-Noon, $30 Pre-Reg, or $35 Same Day Walk-In. ALL DAY: 9am-4pm, $50 Pre-Reg, or $60 Walk-In. Theme include Glow Party, Scavenger Hunts, Crafts, Disney, Tie Dye, and more.

SoPro Gaming No School Hang Out

SoPro Gaming (9240 Metcalf Ave , Overland Park, KS) Dec. 21-Jan. 3: School's out. Play games! Sessions are 10 AM - 3:30 PM when school's out. $40 per child per day.

Grandview Parks & Rec Camp Kaleidoscope

Grandview Parks & Rec at The View (13500 Byars Rd., Grandview, MO).Camp Kaleidescope is the fastest-growing kids' program offered by Grandview Parks & Recreation. Scheduled when school is not in session, Camp K provides kids a safe place to play, make new friends and learn instead of hanging out in front of a television or on their phones all day. The Program is $80/week. Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30 includes weekly field trip, tshirt, and afternoon snack. Daily swimming, rock wall climbing, guest speakers, arts and crafts, games and much more

Starlight Theatre Frosty Fun Days

Starlight Theatre (4600 Starlight Road Kansas City, MO) offers a winter day camp for children interested in musical theatre. To break up the winter doldrums, send the kids to this popular, interactive day camp. Young artists warm up their imaginations and their bodies on a fun-filled journey into the musical world of theatre led by professional teaching artists. Sessions offered Dec. 22 (K-2) & 29 (gr 3-4), $45/day. 

Kansas Children's Discovery Center School's Out Programming

Spend the day discovering at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center (4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS) ! School’s Out Programming: 12/21 – 12/30 (Extended hours from 9 am – 5 pm Tuesday-Friday). Each day, enjoy a new winter theme and hands-on activity.

Sporting KC Winter Skills Camp

Sporting KC will be hosting a Skills Camp during your Winter Break for Boys & Girls 6-14 years-old. Camp will be held Dec. 27-29 from 9am-noon, fee is $175/child.

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