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Memorial Day in KC 2018

Posted May 22, 2018 12:20pm by Jane

We’re hoping for good weather this Memorial Day weekend because there are many great, family-friendly, outdoor events coming up this long weekend:

Friday, May 25, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure begins at Crown Center: Ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park, and guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail. More than 70 ways for kids to learn about our country’s iconic destinations, with lots of fun along the way! Through September 3, 2018
  • Shawnee Mission Beach House Grand Opening: Grab your flip-flops and head to the grand opening of the new Shawnee Mission Park Beach House! Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and music beginning at noon. Free beach admission throughout the day!
  • Worlds of Fun Festival of Dance: Celebrate young performers as they showcase their talent! May 26 & 27
  • The Art of the Brick at Union Station, Final Days: This is truly an incredible art exhibit for parents and kids alike! Showing at Union Station through May 28
  • Kansas City Zoo: Celebrate Species Spotlight with the Zoo’s Apes, and enjoy the Penguin March May 26 & 27; and don’t forget to check out the brand new Stingray Bay in the Penguin Plaza!
  • On Your Feet! The Musical: Starlight Theatre is kicking its Broadway Series off in style with the real-life story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Get inside the real story of this groundbreaking couple, complete with songs that’ll make you dance! Through May 27, suitable for all ages.
  • Get some delicious local food at one of KC’s area Farmers Markets

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Remember, there are tons of great parks & playgrounds and outdoor pools and splash parks  to visit too!

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Easter in KC 2018

Posted March 11, 2018 6:52am by Jane

Some inklings of spring (Kansas-style anyway) are starting to emerge, and with that comes tons of Easter activities in the KC area! You can always take a stroll on the Country Club Plaza to enjoy the giant Easter bunnies, or visit your neighborhood shopping center for a photo with a life-sized bunny. If you’re looking for something a little different, here are some other fun ways to make Easter a family event:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Easter Egg Dive: Dive for eggs at Grandview Parks & Rec’s annual Easter Egg Dive, 10am at The View’s indoor pool. Register early as this event fills up quickly! The View, 13500 Byars Road, Grandview, MO 64030

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.
  • Ollie’s BIG Egg Hunt and VIP Breakfast at Paradise Park: It’s an egg-citing good time with eggs galore, games and more spread across 3 acres! Breakfast at 9am (reservations only); hunt at 1:30pm; Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Spring Jamboree: Easter egg hunt, crafts, field games, and photo ops. 10am-2pm at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156; ages 2-12
  • Underwater Easter Egg Hunt: Enjoy 45 minutes of play time in the pool with tons of eggs to find! Register by March 17; space is limited and program fills fast! Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes Street, Gladstone, MO 64118
  • City Wide Easter Egg Hunt: Petting zoo, cookie decorating, bounce houses, bubbles, temporary tattoos, games, crafts and many more fun family activities including an egg hunt and a special visit by the Easter Bunny! 10am-noon at the National World War 1 Museum and Memorial, South East Lawn
  • Easter Egg-stravaganza: Enjoy egg hunts, mini train rides, real bunnies, face painting, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny! Specific egg hunt times by age group; 10am-noon, Rotary Park, 600 NW Vesper Street, Blue Springs, MO 64014
  • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: Help find 2,000+ eggs with your flashlight! $5 fee includes a bag full of candy, hot dogs and soda, and eggs that are filled with candy and local coupons; register by March 16; for ages 6-12; 7pm at Hidden Valley Park
  • Spring Extravaganza 2018: Enjoy arts and crafts, games, refreshments, and an egg hunt! Free, noon-2pm at Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo, KCMO 64131
  • Easter Begg Hunt: Your dog will have a GRReat time sniffing out over 2,000 eggs stuffed with our treats and coupons! Registration is $12 in advance; $15 day of the event. Noon-2:30pm at Mill Creek Park
  • Easter Bunny’s Extreme Egg Hunt: The Easter Bunny has taken the traditional egg hunt to the extreme with a GPS search! Lunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny included! Register by March 20, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, Kansas, 66219
  • Brunch with the Bunny:  Face painting, crafts, games, a light brunch and egg hunt are part of the festivities. For ages 2-9; $6/person; 10-11:30am; Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr.

Sunday, March 25, 2017

  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.
  • Spring Egg Hunt at Westport-Roanoke: Get as many sweet treats as you can, then head inside for refreshments and a performance by Stone Lion Puppets! 1-2:30pm at Westport Roanoke Community Center
  • Southeast Spring Egg Hunt: Hunt for more than 4,000 eggs in Swope Park! Kids ages 2-12 will enjoy candy, treats, games and fun! 3-4pm at Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St, KCMO
  • Eggstravaganza: Leawood Parks & Rec’s annual egg hunt is fun for the whole family! Free for all participants ages 8 & under; Boy Scouts serve a hot dog lunch for a nominal fee; Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd, Leawood, KS

Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

  • Ollie’s 10th Annual Egg Hunt: Join Ollie and the Easter Bunny for an egg-citing good time! Hundreds of hidden eggs wait to be found! Plenty of Easter-themed fun for everyone! 10:30am & 1:30pm. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Easter Bunny at Crown Center: Kids of all ages can meet and greet the Easter Bunny! Take your own photos, or get a professional photographer to take your pictures (for a fee). Noon-4pm in Crown Center Shops Atrium, March 24, 25, 30 & 31.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza at Science City: Join Science City for its Annual Easter celebration…it’s a morning jam-packed full of science and Easter fun! 10am-noon at Science City at Union Station
  • Line Creek Spring Egg Hunt: Fun Spring activities, including the Imagination Playground and egg hunt! 11am at Line Creek Community Center, 5940 NW Waukomis Dr., KCMO
  • Hillcrest Spring Celebration: Spring egg hunt, games, crafts, refreshments, and special guest: the Easter Bunny! For kids ages 1-10; 1-3pm at Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., KCMO
  • City of Raymore’s Annual Easter Festival: Kids hunt for 15,000 Easter eggs in age-appropriate areas, plus tons of other fun! 10am at Memorial Park, 400 S Park Dr, 64083 Raymore, MO
  • Louisburg Cider Mill Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Join in for some old-fashioned Easter fun at Louisburg Cider Mill, 11am-1pm, 14730 K68 Highway, LouisburgKS 66053
  • Lee’s Summit Downtown Bunny Hop: Join the Easter Bunny for a parade and Bunny Ears & Easter Hat Contest! 10am-noon; Downtown Lee’s Summit, 3rd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Sunday, April 1, 2018

  • Hyde Park Spring Frolic & Egg Hunt: A variety of entertaining activities for children including pony rides, a petting zoo, art activities, family photos with the Easter Bunny, and more! Everything is free and open to the public. 12:30-3pm; bring your own basket!

Image courtesy of Grandview Parks & Rec.

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Indoor Fun in Kansas City

Posted January 02, 2018 8:47pm by Jane

Feeling stir crazy yet? We are! That’s why we’re giving you a list of some great indoor places to go so the kids can get their energy out in this bitter KC weather:

iFly Kansas City: Want to experience the thrill of skydiving? Check out iFly Kansas City in Overland Park. There are some restrictions on who can fly, but they say they can safely take kids as young as 3 years old. 

If you’d like the kids to stay a little closer to the ground, check out indoor trampoline parks UrbanAir Overland Park and SkyZone in Shawnee.

Something for everyone: If you have a variety of kids and ages, Paradise Park in Lee’s Summit is a great place to go, with areas for older and younger kids to enjoy. And Crown Center and Union Station/Science City always have tons of fun things going on, plus lots of room to run around!

Skate it Out: Ice skating is another great way to get out that extra energy. And KC has some great indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks. Looking for roller skating, check out Skate City, Winnwood Skate Center, River Roll, B&D Skate Center, Landmark2Skate Center and Northland Rolladium Skate Center.

Photo courtesy of UrbanAir Overland Park. 

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