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Kansas City’s Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City’s Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!
Santa Sightings across Kansas City

Santa Sightings across Kansas City

Santa and his elves are celebrating the holidays with special events all season long!
Word on the Street

Word on the Street

We asked our Facebook Fans—local families who know the best of the best in Kansas City—what they love and why they love it.

Archive »Seasonal

A Fabulous Fall – Kansas City Style

A Fabulous Fall – Kansas City Style

Fall is the perfect time to create a family bucket list, your wish list of fun things for enjoying the season’s signatures.
Tips for the Best Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Tips for the Best Day at the Pumpkin Patch

With so many local patches to choose from, and so many activities to enjoy, how do you make the most of the fun?
Best of September

Best of September

Celebrate autumn with apples, pumpkins, the American Royal and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in September as Kansas City welcomes apples, train rides, Disney on Ice and more!

Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

Hot Spots to Visit Animals in Kansas City

Hot Spots to Visit Animals in Kansas City

Take your child on an outing to one of these favorite attractions and enjoy a great read-along book to make your experience even more special.
Penguins on Parade in KC

Penguins on Parade in KC

National Penguin Awareness Day is Jan. 20, and Kansas City is ready to roll out the red carpet for our favorite tuxedo-feathered friends.
Cows Across Kansas City

Cows Across Kansas City

Cows are a rich part of Kansas City’s heritage. Kansas City’s own American Royal hosts the “world’s largest barbecue contest,” one of the Midwest’s largest livestock exhibitions and a number of rodeos, horse shows and saddlebred competitions. This annual event is such a part of Kansas City’s roots, it even inspired the name for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.

Archive »Day Trips

KC’s Best-Kept Weekend Secrets

KC’s Best-Kept Weekend Secrets

I’m going to take you and all of Kansas City on a little joy ride. Here, we’ll discover some of the best jewels Kansas City has to offer!
Go See KC

Go See KC

Experience the Best of Kansas City on a discovery of the best places to visit to appreciate your love for local landmarks, history, arts, creativity, shopping, adventure, and fun!
Trains in Kansas City

Trains in Kansas City

Children young and old love trains. Screaming in the tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks and waving at passersby are train ride memories that highlight childhood. Kansas City is home to several affordable train rides for families. This list of outdoor excursions is sure to delight your little engineers.

Archive »Indoor Fun

Back to School with a Bang

Back to School with a Bang

Celebrate heading back to school with a custom parent-child outing personalizing the day specifically around your child’s favorite things and interests.
Winter Fun for Tiny Tots on a Shoestring Budget

Winter Fun for Tiny Tots on a Shoestring Budget

It’s been said that kids spell love T-I-M-E. Spending one-on-one time with your child, from an early age, can be the beginning of a healthy and loving parent/child bond. These are favorite ideas for outings with little ones—on a shoestring budget!
The Best Day in KC

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.

Archive »Live Performances

Review: Disney on Ice "Dream Big"

Review: Disney on Ice "Dream Big"

Disney has done it again. From pixie dust to pyrotechnics the newest Disney on Ice show, Dream Big, delivers a magical experience sure to please everyone in your crew from boys and girls, young and old alike.
Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude Review

Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude Review

Garfield's universal appeal paired with new songs and dances creates a fun-filled summer show for the entire family.
Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a Show

Enjoy dinner and a live show at one of Kansas City’s premier theaters.

Archive »Mother's Night Out

Five Favorite Moms Night Out Locations Around Kansas City

Five Favorite Moms Night Out Locations Around Kansas City

Looking for something fresh and new for your next night out with friends? Here are a few favorite hangouts known for their ambiance, fun and tasty treats.
Kansas City's Weekend Planner

Kansas City's Weekend Planner

Kansas City’s arts, antiques and dining districts roll out the red carpet all month long with special hours, sales and events on weekends. These events occur monthly on the first, second, third or final “day” of the month.
Tea Time in Kansas City

Tea Time in Kansas City

Each tearoom has its own style, presenting an unforgettable experience for ladies of all generations.

Archive »Museums

Kansas City Curators Tell Us Why Their Attractions Are Special

Kansas City Curators Tell Us Why Their Attractions Are Special

Have you ever wondered what a museum’s curator thinks makes his workplace so phenomenal? Four local curators take time to answer just that!
Science-Themed Summer Field Trips

Science-Themed Summer Field Trips

Kansas City is full of great educational opportunities. Here are just a few suggestions for science-themed summer field trips you won’t want to miss.
Secretly Educational Things to Do in Kansas City

Secretly Educational Things to Do in Kansas City

Discover secretly educational outings in KC that are so much fun your children won't even realize they are learning!

Archive »Outdoor Fun

Bugs and Butterflies in KC

Bugs and Butterflies in KC

From vibrant butterflies, to creepy crawly insects, to our favorite animated hive-keepers and giant bugs—Kansas City offers many great family outings for exploring and enjoying bugs and butterflies!
August Festivals in KC

August Festivals in KC

These are our top picks for fairs and festivals in Kansas City in August.
KC Dog Parks

KC Dog Parks

Spend a day at the park with your favorite four-legged friend!

Archive »Summer Camp

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

As 14 million children across the nation head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just cute camp t-shirts. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life.
Ready for Overnight Camp?

Ready for Overnight Camp?

Summer camp can be a lot of fun, especially if you are prepared! Involve your child in the packing process and begin packing several weeks in advance to avoid last minute shopping trips. Although it will probably take a while, label all items going to camp with your child’s name. Certainly, your child’s camp will send a packing list, but you can expect some of the following essentials to be on it.
Spiritual Growth at Camp

Spiritual Growth at Camp

Kids grow overnight, and we do our best to facilitate what goes into their bodies. On top of that, we have to make sure they stay busy. Soccer games, piano lessons and, no, it doesn’t just stop because school’s out. Summer camp can provide a great opportunity to learn a new skill, make friends, have tons of fun—and also be a great place to grow your child spiritually.

Archive »Vacations

Family Fun in the Crown Center District

Family Fun in the Crown Center District

Whether you're local to Kansas City looking for a great weekend staycation, or visiting from out of town, we teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you the best activities for family fun in the Crown Center District! Note that with the KC Streetcar, and short walking distances, you can enjoy many great attractions without a car.
An Autumn Family Glamping Trip

An Autumn Family Glamping Trip

Glamping is one of the fastest growing trends in travel. These are a few of our favorite places for a weekend (or week-long) getaway to enjoy autumn foliage and nature.
Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Money?

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Money?

Disney’s famous attention to all the extra details puts them in a class all by themselves.
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