Posts Tagged ‘lee’s summit’

Paradise Park Laser Tag

Posted April 07, 2014 8:00pm by Jane

What’s not to love about Paradise Park? With fun themes each week, age-appropriate activities for everyone in the family, and indoor and outdoor activities, it truly fits the bill for any family’s one-stop entertainment.

And we’re excited to announce they now offer Laser Tag! I’ve never played Laser Tag before, but the Paradise Park version offers a heart-pounding adventure that takes you on a 15-minute journey through the full labyrinth of a maze, set into a 5,000-square-foot, outdoor space.

The nice thing about it: you can challenge the gang for a free for all, or set up by teams for intense competition. (I chose free for all, in case you were wondering.) The other nice thing? Parents can play with their kids, or opt out and watch from above at the Observation Decks, where you can view your children at all times.

Paradise Park Laser Tag is for ages 6 and up, and this section of the park is open only when weather conditions are good — temps need to be 50 degrees or above and the Laser Tag arena must be completely dry.

Regular Admission (one laser tag adventure) is $7.99, or you and your family can play unlimited all day with a Max Pak indoor/outdoor pass. Click here for more information.

Images courtesy of Paradise Park.

Parks & Playgrounds

Posted March 28, 2014 2:02am by Jane

One of my fondest memories as a little kid was taking that special trip to Loose Park on one of the first warm days of spring. My sisters and I loved the duck pond and the wide open spaces where we could fly our kites without getting them tangled in the trees (well, most of the time anyway).

Today, my kids and I love to explore new parks. Our all-time favorites are Tomahawk Park – my little animal lover loves to explore the animal prints thoughtfully installed by Leawood Parks & Rec, and Antioch Park, with its Historic Dodge Town, great playgrounds and a seemingly million other things to explore. And we’re looking forward to adding others to the list this year.

If you’re planning to get out and enjoy nature and give your kids that feeling of let-loose freedom that seems to be a natural consequence of entering a park, check out our Parks & Playgrounds list for easy reference. We’ve just updated it, but we welcome any comments and updates on area parks.

Have a favorite that’s not listed? Know of something new coming to an area park? Just want to share the name of your kids’ favorite park? Let us know that too!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some outdoor fun. Oh, and I’m sure my kids are too.

Penguin Park photo courtesy of Kansas City Parks.

Consignment Sales in KC

Posted March 24, 2014 12:29pm by Jane

Looking for great deals on spring and summer clothes for the kids? Consignment sales are popping up all over town! In addition to the sales listed below, check our Consignment Sales page for additional listings.

Here We Grow Again: Olathe/Overland Park, KS @ Santa Fe and Ridgeview (1225 E. Santa Fe, Olathe), March 31-April 5; Gladstone, MO @ 6465 N. Prospect (near Hobby Lobby), April 7-13; Independence, MO @ 16619 E 23rd Street (next to Price Chopper), March 29-April 6; Shawnee Sale @ 13360 W. 87th St., Lenexa (87th & Pflumm, Next to HyVee), April 12-16; Southland Sale @ 305 N Scott, Belton, MO, April 26-May 4

Kid’s Closet ConnectionOverland Park: Mar. 25-29, 2014; Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. Gardner: April 3-6, 2014; Johnson County Fairgrounds, 136 E Washington St., Gardner, KS. Lawrence/Douglas County Spring Sale Event: April 4-6, 2014 (VIP Pre-sale begins April 3); Holiday Inn Convention Center, 200 McDonald Dr., Lawrence, KS. Leavenworth: April 9-12, 2014; Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Rd., Kansas City, KS.

Rhea Lana’s of Overland Park – April 2-6, 2014; April 1 pre-sale @ Overland Park International Trade Center (115th & Metcalf)

Mothers of Multiples: Are you a mother of multiples? Check out these great consignment sales for those of you trying to keep your twins (or triplets!) in clothes that fit:

Greater Kansas City Mothers of Twins Club @ First Church of the Nazarene, KCMO (119th and Stateline); 8am-2pm, cash only, Mar. 29

Kansas City Northland Mothers of Multiples Club @ Hillside Christian Church, 900 NE Vivion Road, KCMO; 8am-noon, ½ price sale 12:30–2:30 pm; cash only, $1 admission, Apr. 5

Check back often to see the latest Consignment Sales listed!

Have a sale we missed? Be sure to list information (with a link) below in the comments!