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Derby Shores Beach

Kansas is getting a manmade beach, and it’s right outside of Wichita. Derby, Kansas, is getting a $160 million dollar beach, ziplining, BMX, and more. This will be a destination for the Midwest. Derby Shores is a 4.5-acre lagoon with white sandy beaches, water sports, lounging, waterfront restaurants, waterslides, and more. This destination will be […]

Great Plains Renaissance Festival: Spring

Spring Renaissance Festival

The Great Plains Renaissance Festival and Wichita Scottish Festival is happening at Sedgwick County Park in Spring 2024. At the Great Plains RenFest, you’ll find what the organizer’s dub “jests and jousts, fire-breathing daredevils, aerial acrobatics, falconry, bagpipes, singing pirates, The Wichita Highland Games , Black Oak Shillelagh and other fine medieval Celtic music, The […]

Moms Get FREE admission for Mothers Day at Botanica

Moms get in FREE to Botanica on Mothers Day

Moms get in FREE to Botanica on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024! This is the best deal every year and a great activity for Mother’s Day in Wichita. Walk the gardens and enjoy the spring blooms. This would be a relaxing day and a wonderful time to spend with Mom. Each Mother’s Day, Botanica typically […]

Earth Day Celebration at Botanica

It’s a picnic for the planet! Celebrate Earth day at Botanica the Wichita Gardens this year on Saturday, April 27, 2024.  In addition to special activities, there’s also a special discount for this event! During Picnic for the Planet, everyone pays KIDS prices. There’s going to be so much fun, we won’t even notice it’s […]

READiculous Book Sale at Wichita Art Museum

READiculas Book Sale

Friends of the Wichita Art Museum is hosting another READiculas Book Sale on April 26 – 28, 2024. If you haven’t attended one of these, you must. The best part is it’s FREE to attend and includes general admission to the museum. Of course, you must bring money for the book sale. The READiculous Book […]

Mothers Day Weekend in Wichita: Events and Deals

Mother Day Weekend Wichita

Mother’s Day in Wichita will be fun if the weather plays nice! This year Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2024. We’re compiling a list of things to do for Mother’s Day near Wichita, including free admission, things to do and restaurant specials.  If we learned anything last few years, it’s that you don’t need […]

Wichita Gem and Mineral Show

The 70th annual Wichita Gem & Mineral Show will showcase Unbelievable Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils again this year! The show is April 26-28, 2024 at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd. in Wichita. Tickets are only $5 at the door for adults, and kids age 12 and younger get in for only $1 […]

Open Streets ICT NoMar 2024

Open Streets NoMar 2024

Open Streets event in Wichita is a family favorite of ours. The City of Wichita has planned a fun and FREE community called Open Streets ICT NoMoar for Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2024, in the North Market neighborhood. This event is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and its FREE to attend. This […]

Botanica the Wichita Garden Tulip Festival

Botanica Tulip Festival

Make plans to attend Botanica’s Tulip Festival on April 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2024. This is a Wichita Spring tradition for all ages. It is the perfect spring event to get families and friends outside to experience the gardens and enjoy beautiful spring blooms, live music, and tasty food and drinks. Also, enjoy fun activities […]

Art Together at Mark Arts

Mark Arts Art Together

Art Together is a free recurring event that happens every second Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mary R. Koch Arts Center (MarkArts). Art Together provides opportunities for families to create and appreciate art through storytime, art projects, and performances. It’s all completely FREE to attend. Upcoming Art Together for 2024:  Saturday, April […]

Old Cowtown Family Membership Sale

Cowtown September Family Membership Deal

Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is gearing up for a new season with a great membership special! During the month of April, you can get a family membership for just $65 when buying online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx You can also buy in person at the gift shop, or over the phone during regular business hours at […]

Art at the Arb – Music and Art at the Bartlett Arboretum

Art at the Arb

It must be Spring because Art at the Arb is back for 2024. This event celebrates springtime by featuring a weekend-long celebration of springtime featuring local artists, live music, blooming tulips, great food, and the arboretum’s fantastic garden landscapes. On Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine will host […]

Bricktopia Exhibit at Exploration Place

Bricktopia at Exploration Place Wichita

Exploration Place has a new exhibit for 2024 called Bricktopia, which will have three exhibits from January 26 – to May 5, 2024. Participants can spark the imaginations of their little builders and environmental enthusiasts alike as they explore, create, and inspire together in the magical world of Bricktopia. I’m equally enthusiastic about this exhibit […]

Kid-Friendly Attractions in Wichita

Kid -friendly Attractions in Wichita

Wichita has so many wonderful things to do for kids. Here is a collection of just a few of the kid-friendly attractions in Wichita. We really could just keep going and going… So what are you waiting for? Start checking these places off your list and see what Wichita has to offer for kid-friendly family […]

Taylor Swift Laser Show at Exploration Place

Taylor Swift Laser Show at Exploration Place

Calling all Swifties! Exploration Place is hosting a Taylor Swift Laser show on its 60-foot dome screen with T Swift’s most iconic songs. The screen will project neon images of the iconic star while lasers surround the dome. Get ready to sing and dance along in this unforgettable Dome film experience. This show will play […]

Aviation Flight Adventure Park at Exploration Place

Textron Aviation Flight Playground

The Textron Aviation Flight Adventure Park at Exploration Place will open in Fall 2025. This playground will focus on aviation as the theme of this playscape in downtown Wichita. This outdoor park is one of a kind and designed for families to explore together, celebrating Wichita’s rich aviation heritage. This playscape will have 10 playgrounds […]

Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine Kansas

Bartlett Arboretum in Kansas

The Bartlett Arboretum is in Belle Plaine, Kansas, and it is a beautiful escape from the city with gardens and special events. This is truly a hidden gem in Kansas. It has 20 acres of gardens and is only about a 30-minute drive South of Wichita. This year’s Tulip season will open on March 24 […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Camps in Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 2024 for your child? We get a lot of requests from parents for inexpensive summer camps in Wichita, so we’ve put together a list of resources for you to explore. Prices for Wichita Summer Camps vary, so we listed them all so you can pick what works best […]

316 Day in Wichita

316 Day in Wichita

On March 16 each year, Wichita celebrates 316 Day. For those residing in Wichita and its neighboring areas, the number 316 holds significant recognition as it encompasses the majority of our telephone area code. Embracing this code, Wichitans utilize 316 to showcase their city pride through various mediums like stickers and t-shirts, especially on March […]

Spring Break Activities and Things to Do in Wichita

Sprig Break Ideas in Wichita

This is your Wichita Spring Break on the Cheap guide to activities for families and kids in 2024. We have listed free Spring break ideas along with other deals on things to do in Wichita. This article includes a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, including museum deals, exploring local parks, special spring break activities, attraction discount […]

Field Station Dinosaur Park in Derby

Field Station Dinosaurs Derby

Field Station Dinosaurs is a one-of-a-kind prehistoric expedition featuring over 40 life-sized, moving, and realistic dinosaurs that are thrilling, educational, and fun! Young visitors to the Field Station step into the shoes of budding scientists, poised to explore, question, and uncover secrets! Amidst the natural backdrop of native grasses lies a bustling scientific expedition, and […]

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a zoo in Goddard, Kansas, where you can feed, touch, meet, and learn about animals. It was named the most interactive Zoo in the Midwest with over 500 animals live in the park.  Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s mission revolves around fostering connections between people and the natural world. By offering engaging and […]

Exploration Place Spring Membership Deal

Exploration Place March Memberships Deal

Exploration Place is offering a membership deal this March 2024. For the price of 12 months, you can get 15 months, which is three bonus months to explore. If you plan on taking your whole family to Exploration Place or will be visiting more than once this year, you will save money by becoming a […]

Spring Break at Exploration Place

Exploration Place is having extended hours for Spring Break in Wichita 2024. They are calling all explorers of all ages to enjoy the museum this break. They will be open from 10 am – 8 pm from March 8th – 16, 2024. Exploration Place features various exhibits covering topics such as aviation, space exploration, Kansas wildlife, […]