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15 Bucket List Activities for Toddlers in Kansas City

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Are you looking for things to do with your toddler in the Kansas City area? Here are 15 activities around Kansas City you don’t want to miss!

If you are looking for activities to do at home you can see my post 50 Outdoor Activities to do with your Toddler. However, we all know sometimes you just need to get out of the house!

If you are a mom, grandparent, or babysitter these are great ideas to get you out and about!

 

 

 

Visit the Kansas City Zoo:

Plan to spend an entire day (or 2) at the Kansas City Zoo! Visit Australia or Africa to see some amazing animals! Some of our favorites were the Polar Bear, Penguins, and Elephants!

 

Website:

https://www.kansascityzoo.org/

Hours:

The Zoo is open year-round

Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost:

Adult General Admission: $14.50

Children General Admission: $11.50

Senior General Admission: $13.50

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132
Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium:
Such a neat aquarium! It is perfect for kids of all ages but I especially love this aquarium for my toddler. She never loses interest and enjoys it right until the end! Don’t forget to buy your tickets ahead of time online to save a few dollars!
Website:
https://www.visitsealife.com/
Hours:
Mon – Thur 10 am – 4 pm*
Fri & Sun 10 am – 5 pm*
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm*
*Aquarium remains open for 2 hours after last admission.
Cost:
General Admission:
Adult 13+: $20.00+tax
Child 3-12 years: $16.00+tax
Under 3 years: FREE
SAVE up to $3.25 if you order your tickets online!
See Website for Field Trip, Homeschool, and Group Tickets
Location:
2475 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
Play, Grow, Learn at Wonderscope:
Wonderscope is a great place to come and enjoy different themed rooms where kids are free to explore, play, learn, and grow! Some of the themes include a farmer’s market, art room, gym, water play, and music room. You can even catch a music class if you plan your trip right!

Website:

https://www.wonderscope.org/

Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Cost:

General Admission Ages 3-63: $8

General Admission Ages 64+: $7

Children 2 and Younger: FREE

Location:

5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203

 

 

 

 

 

Tumble at Pinnacle Gymnastics:

Come play at open gym! Trampolines, balance beams, foam pits, and more!

 

Website:

www.pinngym.com

Open Gym Hours:

Wednesdays 12:00-12:55 p.m.

Thursdays 11:00-11:55 a.m.

Cost:

$6 or $5 for members

Location:

23803 W 83rd Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66227

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play at Monkey Bizness:

A great little place to let your toddler loose! With indoor swings, slides, and inflatables fun is sure to be had!

Website:

shawneemission.monkeybizness.com

Hours:

Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a..m. to 12 p.m.

Cost:

Walkers- $9.00

Crawlers: $5.00

Parents and infants are FREE for open play.

Check-in on Facebook and get $1 off!

Location:

12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

 

 

 

Jump at Sky Zone Trampoline Park:

You will usually find older kids at Sky Zone, but below you will find Toddler Times listed. This is a special time set aside for only toddlers to have fun jumping and playing on the trampolines!

Website:

http://www.skyzone.com/

Hours:

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Toddler Time: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays 9 a.m. to 11 a..m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cost:

Toddler Time: $7.99

For other pricing, see website.

Location:

6495 Quivira Rd
Shawnee, KS 66216

 

 

 

Go on a Tour of Shatto Dairy Farm:

Schedule a tour of the dairy farm and see how milk gets from the farm to the store! Don’t forget to stop and try their tasty milk, ice cream, butter, and other milk products! Yum!

Website:

www.shattomilk.com

Hours:

By appointment Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Cost:

$5 per person

Children under 2 are FREE

Location:

9406 N. HWY. 33
Osborn, MO 64474

 

 

 

Visit Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead:

Deanna Rose is becoming more and more popular each year. It has so many fun activities for kids such as a fishing pond, pony rides, feeding the cows, one room school house, and so many animals!

Website:

https://artsandrec-op.org/farmstead/

Hours:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily from April 1 to October 31.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, The Farmstead is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on July 4.

Cost:

$2 per person on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

$2 per person from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Guests visit the Farmstead for free after 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, except on July 4.

Friends of the Farmstead members visit for free anytime.

 Location:

13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221 

 

 

 

Go Pickin’ at The Berry Patch:

This is a large berry patch where you can pick several types of produce,. I took my daughter blueberry picking here. There were blueberries for days!

Website:

http://www.theberrypatchonline.com/

Hours:

Current — Picking Season Hours (June 2nd, 2017 – Early August 2017)

Tuesday through Friday: 7am – 9pm

Saturdays: 7am – 3pm

July 4th: 7am – 1pm

ALWAYS CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Off-Season Hours (Early August – Mid June)

Tuesday: 9am – 12pm

Saturday: 9am – 12pm

Location:

22509 State Line Rd
Cleveland, MO 64734

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go Pickin’ at Gieringer’s Orchard:

A great little produce farm. I took my daughter here to pick strawberries and she had a blast! Don’t forget to try a strawberry donut (to die for) and slush!

 

Website:

http://www.gieringersorchard.com/

Hours:

Call (913)893-9626

Location:

39675 W. 183rd Edgerton, KS 66021

Other Information:

Strawberries (Early May)

Blueberries (June)

Blackberries (Mid June-JulY)

Peaches (Late June-Aug)

Tomatoes (June-Aug)

Sweet Corn (Late June-Aug)

 

 

 

 

 

See How Marbles are Made at Moon Marble Company:

This is a great little place where you can schedule a time to watch marbles as they are being made! Each child gets a personalized marble as part of the demonstration. Afterwards you can visit the marble shop to buy marbles, games, and gifts!

 

Website:

http://www.moonmarble.com/

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Making marbles until 3 p.m.

Cost:

Marble Demonstrations are FREE

Location:

600 East Front Street

Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Other Information:

Visit to watch and learn how marbles are made. Then shop for marbles, games, and gifts!

 

 

 

Splash at Indian Trails Pool and Splash Pad:

Featuring a splash pad for young children to play in!

Website:

http://www.lenexa.com/cms/one.aspx?pageId=6620616

Hours:

Adapted Season Hours (Aug. 11-31, 2014)
Monday-Friday – 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday – noon to 7 p.m.
Sept. 1, 2014 – Pool closes at 6 p.m. for the season.

Cost:

  • Children under 2: Free
  • Resident: $6
  • Non-resident: $8
  • Senior (60+): $1

Location:

8801 Greenway Lane
Lenexa, KS 66215

 

 

 

Swim at Splash Cove:

Wow! This pool has it all! It is great for toddlers and kids of all ages!

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Splash-Cove-Shawnee-Pool/123128247768524

Hours:

Weekdays: 10:30-8

Weekends: 1230-6

Cost:

Shawnee Residents: $6

Non-Resident: $8

1 year and under: 1/2 price

Location:

5800 King St.

Shawnee, KS 66203

 

 

 

See the Animals at Weston Red Barn Farm:

This is a great little farm where you can see the animals up close! It is great for toddlers as it is not too big!

Website:

http://www.westonredbarnfarm.com/

Hours:

Store Opens
Memorial Day Weekend
Wed-Sun: 11-4

Fall Farm Opens
Labor Day Weekend to First Weekend in Nov.
Daily, 9-5

Winter Hours (Nov -Apr)
Call for Appointment

Location:

16300 Wilkerson Road
Weston, Missouri 64098

 

 

 

Discover, Create, and Play at The Discovery Center:

The Discovery Center is about an hour drive from Kansas City, but in my opinion it is worth the drive! It features several creation stations inside, and a great outdoor play area complete with a pond, treehouse, bikes and tricycles! It is great for children of all ages!

 

Website:

www.kansasdiscovery.org

Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost:

Kids and Adults: $7.75

Seniors: (65+): $6.75

Infants 1 year and under and Members: FREE

Location:

4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have other favorite activities in Kansas City or nearby cities? Let us know about them in the comments below!

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