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Ice Skating in Kansas City 2017

Posted November 04, 2017 7:12pm by Jane

I always consider the holiday season officially started when KC’s ice skating rinks begin opening around the metro! Here’s a listing of indoor and outdoor Kansas City-area ice rinks to visit with your family. Outdoor skating options:iceterrace

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace:  Kansas City’s public outdoor ice skating rink opens for its 44th season of great skating fun. Located at Crown Center, the Ice Terrace opened Nov. 3, 2017, and is open through March 11, 2018. Regular admission is $6, or complimentary for those over age 60 and children ages 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. And, you can enjoy 2-for-1 Tuesday evening skating specials to save a little! Click here for hours, group rates and other information.
  • The Ice at Park PlaceSet right in the middle of Park Place Leawood, The Ice is open Nov. 17, 2017 – Feb. 19, 2018, including holidays . The Ice is surrounded by seasonal festivities, warm food and drink options, and unique holiday shopping. Admission is $8 (all ages); skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. Click here for hours, special holiday events, and more! 117th & Nall Ave., Leawood, KS.

Indoor skating options:

  • Centerpoint Community Ice: KC’s newest skating rink offers public skating, learn-to-skate classes, figure skating, youth hockey, adult hockey, special events, birthday parties and private rentals. Public skate general admission is $8/peron, $6/child 12 & under or adults 55 & older; additional discounts available to Independence residents; $3/person for skate rental. Click here for more pricing information, hours and additional information. 19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055.
  • KC Ice Center: In addition to public skate, KC Ice Center offers skating and hockey lessons, home school skate days and ice-skatinglinecreek more. Regular admission is $8, and skate rental is $3. Kids 4&under Free (with free skate rental) and Seniors 60+ admission is $4. Click here for public skating schedule, or click here for calendar of events and more information. 19900 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66218
  • Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena: Set in this 34,000 square-foot family recreation center, the Ice Arena is located off of I-29 and Waukomis Drive in Kansas City, MO. Admission is $6, and skate rental is $2 (annual passes & group pricing also available). Click here for public skating schedule and more information. 5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, MO 64151

Images courtesy of Crown Center Ice Terrace and Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena.

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.

What’s Happening in KC this Weekend

Posted September 11, 2017 9:47pm by Jane

If fall sports haven’t overtaken your schedule, like they have in our house, there are plenty of fun things happening in and around KC this weekend! Here are a few of our top picks:

  • Get a blast from the past with KC Renaissance Festival. I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia of going with my family when I was a kid, but I still love traveling back in time to experience jousting knights, jesters, music, magic and, of course, a giant roasted turkey leg. It’s open weekends through Oct. 15 at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Enjoy a little Grrrl Power, a la Disney, with Disney on Ice: Dream Big. This year’s show lets your little ones experience the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies – beautifully done on ice skates. The show runs Sept. 14-17 at Sprint Center. Check for a variety of times and ticket prices.
  • Get out and enjoy nature, with some modern amenities at JoCo Parks & Rec’s Park Palooza this Sunday, September 17. The first-ever Park Palooza is free and features live music, entertainment, activities, food, and giant kites. We’re excited about seeing Mr. Stinky Feet, Drum Safari, and Ernie Miller animal close-ups while we’re there. The fun happens 11am-5pm at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS.
  • Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival: This Saturday, Sept. 16, join the folks in Shawnee to enjoy tons of craft booths, food vendors, free kids activities and play areas, and live music throughout the day. 9am-4pm at Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203. Best of all, admission price is just $1/person!
  • Want to get your kids moving, but don’t know where to start? Then it might be time to Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist. Learn about nature on this free, guided hike, and your kids just might ask you to take them back for the next outing! Meet at 10am at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO to begin your hike this Saturday, Sept. 16.
  • Paradise Park’s Football Fundays are back in action! In my house, this sometimes turns into a Sunday afternoon break for me while my husband takes the kids to Paradise Park. The kids have a great time while dad watches the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. If sports really are keeping you busy right now, Football Fundays runs every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday, so there’s always time to catch this later.

Images courtesy of Johnson County Parks & Rec Department and Paradise Park.

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