Indoor Activities – Christmas Vacation in KC 2014

Posted December 14, 2014 11:18pm by Jane

Christmas at CrayolaThe hours are ticking down until Christmas Vacation!  The all-too-familiar “What can we do?” will soon ring out in homes across the city.

We’ve got lots of info packed into our site to help you figure out what to do. Here are our top picks and directories for end-of-December activities. Plus, we’ll keep an eye on the weather and post our sledding info as soon as it looks like some sled-worthy snow is on its way!

Christmas at Crown Center features everything from Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium to Kaleidoscope, Hallmark Visitor’s Center, and Santa’s Crayola Christmas Land.

Union Station has tons of kid-friendly activities, including the Xtreme Bugs exhibit, Science City, Let It Snow in the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, and Theatre for Young America’s Jingle Arrgh the Way! A Christmas Pirate Adventure, which runs through Dec. 27.

Open Gym & Swim hours at Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center,  plus Winter Break Fun activities; 913.685.6000 or

Holiday Learn to Skate camps. Learn skating techniques in these three day instructional camps. Independence Events Center, 19100 E. Valley View Drive.

Don’t forget to check out our Playzones directory and our extensive listing of  Indoor Activities. If you want to get everyone moving (and sleeping well at night!) indoor trampoline parks like Cosmic Jump in Olathe and Sky Zone in Shawnee are fun. If you don’t mind braving the cold with wet hair, try an afternoon at one of the city’s Indoor Pools!

Still can’t find something to do? Check our Events Calendar for more details and ideas! Enjoy the holidays and time off with your loved ones!

Photo courtesy of Crown Center.

Santa in Kansas City – 2014

Posted December 07, 2014 11:55pm by Jane

santaJust a few more weeks ’til Christmas! If your kids haven’t been to see the big guy in a red suit yet, here’s a list of places to catch him around the Kansas City metro area before the big day!

Month-long Appearances

  • Crown Center – Santa’s Crayola Christmas Land and Santa’s Gingerbread Village – thru December 31
  • Town Center Plaza (Leawood, KS) – thru December 23 (you can even make a reservation!)
  • Zona Rosa (Northland) – thru December 24 (and walk through a winter igloo!)

Shorter Appearances

Did we miss your favorite Kansas City Santa? Let us know in the comments!

LEGOLAND/Sea Life Holiday Giveaway!

Posted November 30, 2014 7:01pm by Jane

Legoland-Sea-Life-Logo-ComboCongratulations to Andrea K and her family. You are the winners of the KC Kids Fun Holiday Family Pack, which includes a family 4-pack of tickets each to Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City, and Sea Life Aquarium Kansas City!!!!

And, as always, thanks to all of our awesome readers for participating in this KC Kids Fun Giveaway!


Give your family the gift of TWO fun holiday experiences this season!

Enter the KC Kids Fun Giveaway and win our Holiday Family Pack, which includes:

Legoland and Sea Life are both located at Crown Center Square, and there is so much to do at both of these venues!

Sea Life will transport you into the amazing underwater world, giving you and the kids up-close-and-personal experiences with everything from starfish to sharks – all in one visit! You’ll experience the amazing underwater Ocean Tunnel, more than 5,000 sea creatures, and the Touchpool Experience. Plus, you can learn about underwater creatures during the fun, kid-friendly talks and feed shows throughout the day.

LegolandLegoland is a hands-on builder’s dream. It features more than 3 million LEGO® bricks in its indoor attraction, plus soft play (for younger kids), Master Model Building classes (for older kids), a 4D cinema, Kingdom Quest & Merlin’s Apprentice rides and more! My kids’ fave: the car building area, where you get to make your own creation and give it a test-run on a variety of ramps.

How to enter? Leave a comment below and let us know which place you and your kids like better: Legoland or Sea Life . It’s just that simple! We will be accepting entries (comment below) through 9pm Central Time on Thursday, December 4, 2014. One lucky winner will be randomly selected after 9pm on Thursday, and notified via a post on this page, and on the KC Kids Fun Facebook and Twitter pages. Good Luck!

Must be 18 years of age to enter and win. Only one entry per household will be considered. No substitutions or transfers. Giveaway prize is not redeemable for cash. By entering, winners consent to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winners release all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

ONE (1) winner will be randomly selected, and will receive one (1) family 4-pack EACH of tickets to Sea Life Aquarium Kansas City and Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City.

Photo courtesy of Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City.