Best activities for kids in Kansas City like Worlds of Fun, Schlitterbaun, Coco Key, Chiefs & Royals games, etc.

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The 15 Best Things to Do in Kansas City with Kids

Are you visiting the Kansas City, Missouri area with children?  Well, you’re in luck.  Because there are a lot of great activities for kids to enjoy in Kansas City!

Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun

Did you know that Kansas City has a great theme park?  Worlds of Fun is a wonderful amusement park that’s great for all ages.  There are thrill rides for the older ones, rides the family can all enjoy together, and PEANUTS-themed rides for the younger kids.  Worlds of Fun is also home to Oceans of Fun, a water park.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun run seasonally.  But if you are visiting in say the summer, this is something you should definitely do!  And we tell you how to get discount tickets here.

Coco Key

But what if you are visiting in the colder months?  Is there any kind of amusement park and water park available?  And the answer is (luckily) yes!

Coco Key is a great indoor waterpark.  Yes, indoor waterpark, so it is always 84 degrees there.  So this is a really great place to go in the wintertime!  There are a lot of fun activities for all ages here.  There’s a water playground for the youngest guests.  Older kids can enjoy wilder slides and rides.  And you will enjoy relaxing on the lazy river!

You can find out how to get discount tickets to Coco Key here.

Great Wolf Lodge

Another great indoor waterpark in Kansas City is the Great Wolf Lodge.  It is also a hotel and would be a great hotel for your trip; book it for a great rate here.  But even if you don’t stay at Great Wolf Lodge, you can still enjoy their waterpark.  And Great Wolf Lodge is so much more than a waterpark.  They have a Northern Lights Arcade, MagiQuest, Compass Quest, and Howl at the Moon Mini Golf.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

If you are in Kansas City during the warmer months, though, and want another water park option, then check out Schlitterbahn Waterpark.  It is outdoors and has a lot of fun water activities.  With 13-mini slides for your youngest kids and tons of rides for older kids, there’s a lot of fun things to do here.  And you can find out how to get discount tickets here.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a lot of fun for children.  There are great LEGO building activities and opportunities to meet popular LEGO characters.  They even have rides and a 4D movie experience!  Another plus of LEGOLAND Discovery Center?  It’s located in Crown Center, a great shopping mall.  So if you’re like me and you like shopping, it’s a great excuse to get you to the mall!  You can get tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center by purchasing your tickets here.

Sea Life Aquarium

Crown Center is also home to SEA Life Aquarium.  Sea Life Aquarium is a great experience for all ages.  I have always thought an aquarium was a great place for a family to go because a love of sea animals is not limited to any one age group.  We can all get fascinated by what you’ll see at Sea Life!  There are hundreds of different species here.  You can see a Giant Pacific Octopus at Sea Life.  There are also seahorses, clownfish, starfish, stingrays, and even sharks!  You can see rescued sea turtles at the Turtle Rescue Center.  Your child can even create their own virtual sea creature at Doodle Reef.  And you can buy your ticket here.

Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse has a lot of great family movies and family movie events.  You can check it out here.  They have affordable family movies with cheap tickets.  You can also watch PBS shows on the big screen here.

But perhaps my favorite thing Alamo Drafthouse offers is the Alamo for All program.  It is great for families with young kids or children with special needs.  All movies before 4:00 PM on Tuesday adhere to the Alamo for All program.  This means you get:

  • All ages are welcome, including infants!
  • Lights are turned up
  • Sound is turned down
  • Talking and noise is allowed
  • Guests can move around
  • Latecomers are admitted
  • Adaptive technology is welcome

Get Air Trampoline Park

Do your children have a lot of energy?  Then Get Air Trampoline Park is the perfect place to take your children!  There are connected trampolines they can jump up and down on.  They can also have fun playing Dodgeball.  You can save money here, too, by clicking here.

Jaegerz Laser Tag

If your kids love laser tag, then they will love Jaegerz Laser Tag.  You can get a great deal for laser tag here.

iFLY Kansas City

Has your kid ever wanted to try skydiving?  Well, they can try it in a safe, simulated sort of way with iFLY Kansas City.  How it works is that a state-of-the-art wind tunnel gives guests the thrill of a simulated skydive.  You can book this experience here.

Paintball USA

Another way to have fun and be active with your family is playing paintball!  And you can save up to 90% on your tickets by clicking here.


Another fun activity the family can participate in together is bowling.  AMF Bowling has a location in Overland Park where you can enjoy bowling.  And you can book two hours of bowling and shoe rentals at a discount of up to 71% off by clicking here.

Yaya’s Alpaca Farm Tour

Do your kids love animals?  Then they will love the Yaya’s Alpaca Farm Tour!  Yaya’s Alpaca Farm is less than an hour from Kansas City and is a great experience the whole family can enjoy together.  They have over 35 alpacas there.  You can feed them, interact with them and get some great photos that will surely liven up your social media accounts!  You can also learn a lot about alpacas in this tour.  Click here to book a ticket.

Kansas City Royals Games

Kansas City Royals games can be a lot of fun for kids, especially if you go on Sundays.  Sunday is Family FunDay Sunday.  On Family FunDay Sunday there’s entertainment and activities in the Outfield Experience around the stage.  There’s also a pre-game player autograph signing atop the Royals dugout.  You can get a good price for tickets here.

Kansas City Chiefs Games

The Kansas City Chiefs games can be a lot of fun for kids.  Same with tailgating before the game.  You can tailgate at the Ford Tailgate District, which has entertainment for all ages.  And you can get discount tickets to Kansas City Chiefs games here.