Halloween Activities in KC 2017

Posted October 22, 2017 11:02am by Jane

There are ton’s of fun Halloween-themed activities happening in and around KC. Here’s a list of some of our faves!

  • Night of the Living Farm: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins will light the way for tons of fun at the 20th annual Night of the Living Farm at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS; 6-9pm, Oct. 27 & 28.
  • Spookfest: Science Unwrapped: Join Science City at Union Station for spooky science demos & activities, creepy critters & eerie edibles, a spooktacular science show, a costume contest, community clay project and more Halloween fun! 5-8pm, Oct. 28
  • Fall Harvest Days & Petting Zoo at Paradise Park! Enjoy hayrides, s’mores, hot chocolate and the Paradise Park Petting Zoo. $7/person, Oct. 28 & 29, noon-6pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Boo-tastic Fun: It’s a Halloween good time at Crown Center! Take your photo with the Wicked Queen from noon-4pm and enjoy puppet shows from StoneLion Puppet Theatre at noon & 2pm, Oct. 28 & 29
  • Boo at the Zoo: Children will trick-or-treat the Zoo while enjoying a great day of not so spooky activities, including animal pumpkin smashes! Oct. 28 & 29, 9:30am-5pm.
  • Kid Safe Halloween at Shoal Creek: Trick or treat throughout Shoal Creek village. Infants through elementary age children are invited to wear your favorite costume and bring your treat bag. Oct. 28, 11am-3pm at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, in Hodge Park, 7000 NE Barry Rd, KCMO 64156
  • Ciders & Spiders, Tricks & Treats: Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at Louisburg Cider Mill Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze! Trick or treating, kids music, a costume contest, corn maze, childrens play areas, Mount Sunflower Slide, farm animals and more! Oct. 28, 4-8pm; $10 admission; children 3 & under free; everyone in costume gets $2 off admission.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest: Worlds of Fun’s Great Pumpkin Fest is a family-friendly event that is all treats and no tricks! Enjoy special Halloween-themed activities for kids plus PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions in Planet Snoopy! Oct.28 & 29
  • Trick or Treat OFF the Street: Dress in your Halloween costume and experience 1860s fall living history activities, including a hayride! 3-6pm, Oct. 28 at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Prowl-O-Ween: See the big cats (and wolves!), venture into a haunted house, and get treats & face painting with your little ghosts and ghouls! $9/person; 10am-5pm Oct. 28 & 10am-3pm Oct. 29 at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Looking for more Halloween fun? Check out our Events Calendar, with tons more Halloween ideas! And stay tuned for some great (& safe) area trick or treating options…coming soon to KC Kids Fun!

Images courtesy of Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead, Science City at Union Station and Worlds of Fun.

Power Rangers Live! Giveaway

Posted October 15, 2017 11:44am by Jane

Congratulations Kelly Lonesk, our winner of the Power Rangers Live! show, coming to The Midland on Sunday, April 8. If you didn’t win this time around, be sure to check back for future giveaways. And be sure to go to Power Rangers Live! if you’re still looking for tickets!!

Go! Go! Power Rangers! Thanks to our friends at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, KC Kids Fun is having another phenomenal giveaway for all you Power Rangers fans in the KC Metro area! The winner of this very special giveaway, valued at $120, will receive 4 tickets to the Power Rangers Live! show on Sunday, April 8.

Power Rangers, the global pop culture phenomenon, is celebrating 25 morphinomenal years and is bringing its  awesome martial arts spectacular, Power Rangers Live!, to Kansas City! Witness the epic, stunt-filled, live event for the whole family, as five ordinary teens morph into the Power Rangers to help save your town and the world from an alien threat and destruction!

I know my son is VERY excited to see it! Power Rangers Live! plays at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on Sunday, April 8, at 4pm. It’s one show only, and tickets are now on sale!

How to enter for the Power Rangers Live! giveaway? We will be accepting entries (comments) through 9pm Central Time on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Please leave a comment and let us know your kiddos’ favorite Power Ranger(s)! It’s that simple. One lucky winner will be randomly selected after 9pm on Thursday, October 19, and notified via Facebook and email.  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, winner consents to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winner releases 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 4 free tickets to Power Rangers Live!, valued at $120.

Image courtesy of AEG.

KC Pumpkin Patches 2017

Posted October 08, 2017 10:14am by Jane

Pumpkin picking is in full swing, and in case you missed it on our blog a few weeks ago, here’s a fantastic list of places to get your pumpkin-picking fix. Many of these pumpkin patches have lots of other fun activities to go along with the picking.

General Listings

Northland:

Alldredge Orchards (Platte City) – apples, pumpkins, playground and more!

Carolyn’s Country Cousins (Liberty, MO) – pumpkin patch and educational farm, petting farm, corn dig, wagon rides, train rides and more.

Liberty Corn Maze (Liberty, MO) – nothing to pick, but four large corn mazes to run through for some autumn fun!

Pumpkins, Etc. (Platte City, MO) – pumpkins, mums, haystacks and fall decor

Red Barn Farm (Weston, MO) – pumpkins, animals, hayrides and corn maze

Schweizer’s Orchard (St. Joseph, MO) – pick your own apples and pumpkins!

KCMO:

Faulkner’s Pumpkin Farm (Kansas City, MO – south of I-470) – a TON of family-friendly fun! Open October 1-31

Eastern Jackson County, MO:

Sibley Orchards (Sibley, Jackson County, MO) – apples, pumpkins, hayrides & cider!

Cass County, MO (just south of KCMO):

The Berry Patch (just south of Leawood & Martin City) – u-pick blackberries still available

Dunn’s Cider Mill (Belton, MO) – cider and donuts!

Johnson Farms (Belton, MO) – you pick pumpkins, playground, animals and more!

Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (Pleasant Hill, MO) – HUGE cornfield maze, pumpkins and variety of activities

Johnson County, KS:

Blue Valley Recreation Annual Family Fall Festival: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1-4pm at the Rec Complex, fields 2-4, 9701 W. 137th St., Overland Park, KS. Ages 9 and under. Games, face painting, petting zoo, huge kites, horse-drawn hayrides, clowns, inflatables, petting zoo & ice cream! First 500 registered receive a pumpkin and a treat bucket. $5; non residents: $6. Register by calling 913.685.6000 or online.

Deanna Rose Farmstead Pumpkin Hollow – horse-drawn hayride, hay slide, kids activities and pumpkins

KC Pumpkin Patch (Olathe, KS) – Pumpkins and tons of entertainment: slide, goat walk, zip lines, gourd gun, farm games and more; new location in Olathe at 13875 S. Gardner Rd

Wagon Wheel Orchard (Gardner, KS) – fall apples and pears.  Be sure to check the picking report!

Miami County, KS (just south of Johnson County, KS):

Louisburg Cider Mill and Country Store (Louisburg, KS) – pumpkin patch, corn maze, cider, donuts and fun activities!

Powell Pumpkin Patch (Louisburg, KS) – you pick pumpkins, playground, hayrides, corn maze

Douglas County, KS (just west of Johnson County, KS):

Pendleton’s Country Market (Lawrence, KS) – pick your own pumpkins and more

Schaakes Pumpkin Patch (Lawrence, KS) – you pick pumpkins, hayrides, mazes, animals

Wyandotte County, KS:

Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch (Bonner Springs, KS) – pumpkins, corn maze, tractor pull

Leavenworth County, KS:

Lamborn Farm (Leavenworth, KS) – pumpkins, local honey, and fall-themed activities throughout Fall Festival

 

And don’t forget about all the great outdoor fall activities we’ve listed under OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES too!

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