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Best of June in Kansas City

June! School's Out! Summer is here! Kick off summer fun at Kansas City's attractions... with fabulous gardens, live concerts, living history, and more - there is something for everyone in Kansas City this summer!

50 Under $5 for Summer Fun in Kansas City

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!

Vote in KC Parent Family Favorites

Vote for your favorite business in our KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest. Winning businesses will be featured in an upcoming issue of KC Parent Magazine.

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!

Summer Fun on a Shoestring Budget in KC

These are a few of our favorite frugal ideas in Kansas City.

Our Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

Whether you favor an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that scoops up classic homemade flavors or a newer, trendy shop with gourmet concoctions, Kansas City has your ice cream cravings covered!

Kansas City’s Summer Music Scene

Kansas City also boasts a bevy of great music! Whether you’re into pop, rock, country, hip-hop or alternative, there’s something for everyone!

KC's Memorial Day Weekend Planner

Kick off summer fun with these great ideas for Memorial Day Weekend!

100 Things to Do with Your Kids in KC This Summer

KC is cool all the time, but especially summertime! Make the most of your summer with 100 ideas for fun.

Selfies Are All About You, Your Vacation Should Be Too.

Kansas City, KS offers an exciting mix of experiences that make it the picture perfect summer vacation destination. We've created a list of selfie hot-spots in Kansas City, KS to help you capture memories that will last a lifetime.

12 Not-to-Be-Missed Attractions for Your Spring & Summer in KC

The best attractions in Kansas City for a season of fun!

Kansas City Adventure Guide

Cool adventures await in Kansas City. Whether plunging from record breaking heights into a pool of water, ziplining through the woods, cracking codes to escape mystery rooms, learning to sky dive or riding extreme roller coasters, you’ll find adventures in KC for every daredevil enthusiast.

Ultimate Guide to KC’s Coolest Districts

Did you know that Forbes has listed downtown Kansas City as one of the best in the nation? Or that the Huffington Post voted KC among the top 10 cities for creatives and among the top 20 for most cultured? We truly do live in a unique and vibrant metropolis! Here is the ultimate guide to just a few of the eclectic adventures that await you in some of Kansas City’s coolest districts:

Discovering 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.

Kansas City's Summer Reading Programs

Books open new worlds to children. This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses!
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

Pedal Car Race

Register NOW for June 4 race: For a registration fee of $25, each child (ages 3-5, weighing no more than 66 lbs) will race in one of ten heats and receive a goody bag with a t-shirt and two free admissions to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures on the day of the race.

Opening Weekend KC Pools and Waterparks

Memorial Day Weekend: Local pools and waterparks open for the season. Check out our guide to find the best waterpark near you!

Memorial Day Weekend in KC

Kick off summer with celebrations, swimming, festivals, and fun with our Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide.

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD®

May 28-Sept 5 FREE at Crown Center: The exhibit features MR. POTATO HEAD, the much-loved silly character, who becomes an astronaut, explorer, scientist, and undersea adventurer with a change of his “parts.”

Jurassic Garden

Journey into the ancient past as Powell Gardens' most popular summer exhibit returns with some new twists. As you stroll through the Gardens, you will encounter incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas of every shape and size--from a towering T Rex to the new 27-foot long-necked Camarasaurus to Missouri's own state dino, the Hypsibema.
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Kansas City's Super Summer Schedule

Every summer we blog about TONS of Summer Fun Ideas on KCParent.com - it can be hard to remember every idea you want to try. So, to help you organize all the fun ideas and have fun choosing what to do with your child, we thought you'd enjoy this printable Super Summer Schedule! If you have ideas, please share them in the comments! Using it is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:

Start Your Engines and Win a Pedal Car

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9am-12pm, at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures 5235 Oak St, KC, MO, 60 children between the ages of 3 and 5 will race a brand new pedal car in one of ten heats. The winner of each heat will be entered into a drawing to take home a pedal car at the end of the event.

Best of June in Kansas City

June! School's Out! Summer is here! Kick off summer fun at Kansas City's attractions... with fabulous gardens, live concerts, living history, and more - there is something for everyone in Kansas City this summer!

What’s New This Summer in KC

This summer, enjoy something new in Kansas City!

50 Under $5 for Summer Fun in Kansas City

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!
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Kansas City's Super Summer Schedule

Every summer we blog about TONS of Summer Fun Ideas on KCParent.com - it can be hard to remember every idea you want to try. So, to help you organize all the fun ideas and have fun choosing what to do with your child, we thought you'd enjoy this printable Super Summer Schedule! If you have ideas, please share them in the comments! Using it is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:

Start Your Engines and Win a Pedal Car

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9am-12pm, at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures 5235 Oak St, KC, MO, 60 children between the ages of 3 and 5 will race a brand new pedal car in one of ten heats. The winner of each heat will be entered into a drawing to take home a pedal car at the end of the event.

Best of June in Kansas City

June! School's Out! Summer is here! Kick off summer fun at Kansas City's attractions... with fabulous gardens, live concerts, living history, and more - there is something for everyone in Kansas City this summer!

What’s New This Summer in KC

This summer, enjoy something new in Kansas City!

High Seas and Adventures

New titles offer fun in the sun
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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.

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.

Kansas City’s Summer Music Scene

Kansas City also boasts a bevy of great music! Whether you’re into pop, rock, country, hip-hop or alternative, there’s something for everyone!

Weekend Getaway: Omaha

Just a little over 3 hours away, Omaha is the perfect weekend getaway for Kansas City families. Their Henry Doorly Zoo is phenomenal (and KC Zoo FOTZ members get 50% off admission), the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is a historic treasure, my kids had a blast at the Omaha Children's Museum, and Lauritzen Gardens is lovely.

25 Ways to make the Most of Summer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lee's Summit is begging to be explored this summer!
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Archive »Eating Out

Our Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

Whether you favor an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that scoops up classic homemade flavors or a newer, trendy shop with gourmet concoctions, Kansas City has your ice cream cravings covered!

Kid AND Parent Approved Restaurants in KC

Kansas City has a wealth of great restaurants, and we also have many places that cater specifically to families. For those of you seeking out a place to take the kids that both they and the adults will enjoy, here are some local restaurants to sample while visiting our fair city.

Take a Kansas City Wine Tour

The popularity of locally harvested wines expands every year, and both Kansas and Missouri are home to dozens of vineyards and wineries. Many of these wineries are within an hour’s drive of Kansas City, making them a great day trip for tasting the best of the local harvest.
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Party Planning

Seven Tips for Saving on Birthday Gifts

Some thrifty tips to save hundreds of dollars every year on birthday party presents.

5 Simple Tips for Birthday Bash Success

Whether you’re planning a princess tea party or a superhero birthday bash, the secret to organizing a party your child will treasure is to keep your little one’s interests at the forefront.

Celebrate the Sweet Things in Life

Day-to-day life is filled with one activity after another, from work meetings and school functions to play dates and sporting events. Schedules are busy, to-do lists are long and life starts flying by all too quickly.

Great Gifts Kids Can Give

Whether it’s your first foray into the world of school friend gift-giving or your 10th, the task can feel daunting. It’s hard enough to pick out the perfect present for your own kids, let alone one with whom you’re not very familiar.

Super Sleepovers!

Special occasions like birthdays are the perfect excuse to have a sleepover. A few games, light party favors—and the kids will be in one room all night, so no need to panic, right? Right??? Wrong! Well to be fair, you should never panic. Sleepovers can be awesome if they are planned effectively. Remember these helpful hints and you’ll be fine.
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