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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.
8 Fun Ways to Explore KC

8 Fun Ways to Explore KC

Day trips and destinations for free! The Great American Main Street, favorite destinations for animal lovers, space explorers, LEGO fans, and more!
Tour the Town:  8 Itineraries for Fun

Tour the Town: 8 Itineraries for Fun

Archive »Seasonal

Best of August in Kansas City

Best of August in Kansas City

It's time to bid a fond farewell to Summer, make plans for Back To School, and enjoy many wonderful family outings in KC! Don't miss these our Top Picks for August in Kansas City!
Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

With top-notch choreography, sets, and special effects (this show is full of magical surprises), you would never guess that Mary Poppins was produced by Starlight in just three weeks. Fans of the film will enjoy favorite songs performed to new choreography and story-telling and the addition of new songs that are fun and catchy. Our favorite scenes were Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Step in Time, both well choreographed. And, as mentioned before - be sure to stay for the end! The finale magic is worth the price of admission and had my children beaming all the way home.
Review: A Year with Frog & Toad

Review: A Year with Frog & Toad

The Coterie took this newer Broadway Musical and made it their own. With Seth Jones playing Frog, Steven Eubank as Toad, and a talented supporting cast of neighboring animals, the show takes children on an imaginative world of very small animals. With mushrooms for houses and leaves for beds, the sets are creative and vibrant.

Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

Dairy Days

Dairy Days

July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day—celebrate with a dairy-themed tour. Kansas City kids can learn about dairy cows, farming, milk, cheese making, eggs and delicious dairy products at these local attractions.
Wild, Wild West in Kansas City

Wild, Wild West in Kansas City

Kansas City is no longer the cow town it once was, but it holds its cowboy heritage dear, with many local traditions. Most notable is the American Royal, which hosts rodeos, agricultural competitions and education through programs and the American Royal Museum.
Kansas City area Animal Appreciation

Kansas City area Animal Appreciation

In our area, we are fortunate to have many places where we can learn about our native wildlife and appreciate the natural world around us.

Archive »Day Trips

Day Trip Country Club Plaza

Day Trip Country Club Plaza

The Country Club Plaza is a favorite destination for out of town visitors and locals alike. A day of shopping and dining at the iconic local landmark is a Kansas City trademark. If you're looking to entertain visitors or spend a day with the family near the Plaza and you're looking for fun to round out the day, these are some of our favorite tips.
Dairy Days

Dairy Days

July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day—celebrate with a dairy-themed tour. Kansas City kids can learn about dairy cows, farming, milk, cheese making, eggs and delicious dairy products at these local attractions.
40 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Enjoy in Kansas City This Summer

40 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Enjoy in Kansas City This Summer

This summer embark on fresh adventures with your kids exploring some of Kansas City’s favorite places and best-kept secrets.

Archive »Indoor Fun

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.
KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum features long-term and changing exhibitions about Johnson County’s history. The absolute favorite exhibit for children is KidScape! It is one of our Top Picks for Indoor Fun in Kansas City!
Paradise Park

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is one of our favorite family-friendly venues. With bumper cars, go-karts, mini golf, arcades, and a WONDERFUL Children's EduTainment Center for little ones - there truly is something for everyone! This winter, Paradise Park is celebrating the season with special events and seasonal attractions to add to the year-round fun.

Archive »Live Performances

Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

With top-notch choreography, sets, and special effects (this show is full of magical surprises), you would never guess that Mary Poppins was produced by Starlight in just three weeks. Fans of the film will enjoy favorite songs performed to new choreography and story-telling and the addition of new songs that are fun and catchy. Our favorite scenes were Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Step in Time, both well choreographed. And, as mentioned before - be sure to stay for the end! The finale magic is worth the price of admission and had my children beaming all the way home.
Review: Cinderella at Starlight

Review: Cinderella at Starlight

Beautifully portraying the classic fairytale we all know and love and adding depth for new audiences, this is a summer must see for Kansas City families!
Review: A Year with Frog & Toad

Review: A Year with Frog & Toad

The Coterie took this newer Broadway Musical and made it their own. With Seth Jones playing Frog, Steven Eubank as Toad, and a talented supporting cast of neighboring animals, the show takes children on an imaginative world of very small animals. With mushrooms for houses and leaves for beds, the sets are creative and vibrant.

Archive »Mother's Night Out

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.
Moms Night Out Ideas

Moms Night Out Ideas

Because a mother’s work is never done, carving out a little time sans children to rest, recharge and, perhaps, eat a dessert that doesn’t involve dipping into the emergency chocolate stash hidden in the master bedroom (reserve that for when you really need it!) is important.
11 Playdates Just for Moms

11 Playdates Just for Moms

Mama, you work hard! Kick off the summer by taking time to revitalize and reconnect with a moms night out! Spending time with a few friends to vent, laugh and reenergize in a kid-free zone is healthy and necessary.

Archive »Museums

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

The Puppetry Arts Institute (11025 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO. 816.833.9777) is one of Kansas City's Best Kept Secrets. Located in the Englewood Shopping District in old Independence, this charming museum, puppet theater, and puppet making workshop is a favorite for our family.
KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum features long-term and changing exhibitions about Johnson County’s history. The absolute favorite exhibit for children is KidScape! It is one of our Top Picks for Indoor Fun in Kansas City!
Old Schoolhouses of the Kansas City Area

Old Schoolhouses of the Kansas City Area

Before your kids head back to school, take a trip back in time and explore one of the area’s old schoolhouses where children can experience firsthand the life of schoolkids over 100 years ago.

Archive »Outdoor Fun

KC Summer Festival Guide

KC Summer Festival Guide

It's Summer in Kansas City and that means Festivals! Whether you fancy a good old fashioned county fair, or an ethnic festival with delicious delicacies, or something a bit more out of the ordinary... there is something for everyone!
50 Fun Ideas Under $5 for a Summer of KC Fun

50 Fun Ideas Under $5 for a Summer of KC Fun

Stretching the family budget while making the most of summer break is every parent’s dream. Celebrate the season with these free and cheap local ideas!
KC Water Fun Guide

KC Water Fun Guide

Summer is the season for watersports. Fortunately, Kansas City has something for everyone! From free spraygrounds for young children, to daring water rides for teens and adults, to classes and programs, pools and waterparks and everything in between. Dive into fun this summer!

Archive »Summer Camp

Top Five Things You Never Knew About Camp

Top Five Things You Never Knew About Camp

Here are five of the things you may not have known about the camp experience.
Camping in 1985 and 2015

Camping in 1985 and 2015

Summer camp has been a major part of childhood for millions of kids. Some families have second and third generation campers who attend the same camps their parents and grandparents did. These families witness a lot of transformations at the camp over the years, as well as some of the same traditions.
The Camp around the Corner: Day Camp

The Camp around the Corner: Day Camp

Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development — teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy, and problem-solving.

Archive »Vacations

Three Favorite Spring Day Trips from Kansas City

Three Favorite Spring Day Trips from Kansas City

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon getaway or a weekend adventure, these are a few of our favorite trips to take in the month of May.
Grant's Farm, St. Louis

Grant's Farm, St. Louis

One of the most popular attractions in St. Louis for sixty years, Grant's Farm is a great family destination enjoyed by generations. I remember visiting Grant's Farm as a girl, and it was a joy to share this great place with my family.
Three Thrilling Spring Break Family Getaways

Three Thrilling Spring Break Family Getaways

Whether sleeping with penguins, exploring cave ruins or climbing giant tree houses, family adventures are in store—right in Kansas Citians’ own backyard!
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