Top 10 Family-Friendly Activities in Kansas City This Summer

Top 10 Family-Friendly Activities in Kansas City This Summer

Even though summertime in Kansas City can be hot, the city buzzes with vibrant family life during the nearly three months off school. Families enjoy outdoor festivals, parks, and community events, along with endless visits to ice cream and chocolate shops. Here are some of our favorites: Laura Little's, Hi-Hopes, and Andre’s.

Some families even take weekend trips to the Lake of the Ozarks, Branson, and Silver Dollar City for extra fun and adventure. With so many activities and destinations, summer in Kansas City is a season of excitement and cherished memories.

Summer is also a busy time for families looking to move into a new neighborhood or school district before the school year starts. The demand for homes in neighborhoods with easy access to these amenities has surged, reflecting the city's commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents.

Kansas City continues to attract those looking to plant roots in a thriving, supportive environment, as well as visitors eager to enjoy our fun, local attractions.

Outdoor Adventures in Kansas City:

  • Kansas City Zoo: Summer is the perfect time to visit the Kansas City Zoo! Enjoy special events and activities like animal feedings, interactive exhibits, and family-friendly shows. It's a fantastic day out for everyone.
  • Loose Park: Loose Park is a gem for family outings! Stroll through beautiful rose gardens, let the kids play in the playgrounds, and enjoy a picnic in one of the scenic areas. It's close to fabulous shops and restaurants in Crestwood, The Country Club Plaza, and Brookside.
  • Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead: Experience the charm of Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Overland Park! Kids will love the interactive exhibits and animal encounters, from feeding goats to learning about farm life. It's an educational and entertaining adventure for the whole family.

Cultural and Educational Experiences:

  • Science City at Union Station: Dive into a world of interactive science exhibits perfect for all ages.
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Discover family-friendly art activities that inspire creativity, both indoors and in the stunning outdoor sculpture park. A perfect blend of education and fun for the whole family.

Sports and Recreation:

Seasonal Events and Festivals:

  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival: Step back in time at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! Enjoy epic family fun with jousting, magical shows, and whimsical games for all ages. Come for the turkey legs, stay for the memories!
  • Boulevardia: Cheers to fun times at Boulevardia! From kid zones to interactive activities, there's something for everyone in the family. Discover local music, tasty treats, and endless adventures. Visit the rest of Crown Center while you're there!

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