6 Activities For A Kid-Friendly Vacation

Heading to Kansas City with the kids?  Check out our suggestions for some family activities to do while you’re in town.

Six Kid Friendly Activities


1009 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

While Donutology is technically a restaurant, it’s also a great breakfast activity.  When you come in, you choose a flavor of donut, an icing, a topping, and a drizzle.  Your kids will love creating their own unique concoction – maybe strawberry icing with cotton candy pop rocks?  At the same time, you can grab a coffee – a little caffeine will keep your energy up for the rest of the day!


2500 Grand, Kansas City, MO 64108

Posted by Kaleidoscopekc on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sponsored by Hallmark, Kaleidoscope lets kids use Hallmark’s scrap supplies to express their creativity.  Sessions are one hour long and afterwards, the children get to take home their creation to remember the importance of expressing themselves.

Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

The conservation center is a great opportunity to learn about local flora and fauna while getting to see it in action.  Events vary seasonally but there are always live animal exhibits, trails to explore, and a well-equipped playground in case the kids need to run off some energy.  Afterwards, stop by the gift shop and pick up a book so your child can keep learning!

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

7920 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204

Getting to cook is so much fun for kids, and the Culinary Center is great at offering fun classes for kids to develop a love for the kitchen.  From pasta to cupcakes, you’ll definitely be able to find a class your child will enjoy.  Many of the classes are for adults and kids so it can also be a great bonding activity!

Kansas City Science City

30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Make science fun!  Kids can dig for their own dinosaur fossils, learn about chemistry through cooking, and find out about all the different STEM career options.  Block off a whole day because Science City is chock-full of great activities that balance education and fun, and everyone will have lots of things they want to do!

Check out other fun things to do around Kansas City while you’re here!