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Self-Service Kayak Stations: Discount from September 20-27

Kayak Self-Service Discount

We have a DEAL for Wichita on the Cheap followers at all of the self-service kayak stations in Wichita. We teamed up with Wichita Parks and Recreation to offer you this great deal to help celebrate National Family Day, which we are celebrating all week. Plus, this is a personal family favorite of ours, and […]

You-pick Farms Near Wichita: Apples, Berries, Peaches & More

You Pick Farms Wichita

Every year readers ask me where they can find “you-pick” places in the Wichita area. They’re talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it’s a great way to enjoy fresh air and sunshine together as […]

Best Playgrounds and Parks for kids in and around Wichita

Cool Free parks in and around Wichita

I learned my lesson early one July morning when I took my toddler to the zoo. All she did was pick up pretty rocks on the ground! I realized she didn’t care (yet) that there was a giraffe standing a few feet away. After that experience, I began thinking about her perspective rather than my […]

City Crew Kids Club in Wichita is FREE: Free Events & More

City Crew Wichita

Have you heard? City Crew (formerly known as Barry’s Crew) is a completely FREE program for kids to join. The City Crew, Barry the Bison, Beeatrice, ?Sgt. Justice, Sparky, and Webster are looking forward to seeing you at awesome events around Wichita! Crew Members get invited to community sporting events, Dave and Buster’s, pool parties, […]

Great Plains Nature Center 2023: Free Events and Info

Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita is always FREE to visit. They provide opportunities for the public to investigate, understand, and develop an appreciation for wildlife. They have weekly  FREE events that and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.  […]

Best Dog Parks in and around Wichita

Best Dog Parks in & around Wichita

Dog Parks in and around Wichita. Every dog needs the chance to be a dog meaning, they need to be able to run free every once in a while. The best part is this is a great FREE activity in Wichita! We have listed 6 dog parks to go visit. Going to the Dog Park […]

Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Kansas is home to one of the few Monarch Butterfly “Super Stops” at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge near Stafford, KS. This is less than an hour and a half away from Wichita. Mid-to-late September is the perfect time to see Monarchs migrating through our region. If you go on September 16th, there will be a […]

Botanica Accepts SNAP for $3 Entry

Botanica SNAP Program

Botanica has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits, allowing anyone with […]

Kansas Maze Sunflower Festival

Kansas Maze Sunflower Festival

The Kansas Maze is located on the Gaebbert family farm in Buhler, KS, which is about 50 min from Wichita. They have more than 600,000 Sunflowers for you to see. Each year, they have a multi-week festival whenever the Sunflowers bloom, so the dates are never exactly set until the flowers are in  bloom.  Who […]

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Not much is cheaper or more relaxing than taking a walk or biking outside. Thankfully, there are some really great walking and biking trails in Wichita that ensure we never get bored with the scenery. From picnics to biking to fishing, Wichita is the best place to do so. Discover 9 of Wichita’s best walking […]

Evolve: City of Wichita Activity Guide for Fall

Evolve Fall Activity Guide 2023

The EVOLVE activity guide makes it easier for our community to try new things by combining offerings from CityArts, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation and Wichita Public Library. Browse and register for ALL of your City of Wichita activities in one place! Fall registration begins Aug. 7, and classes start in Sept. 2023.  How about […]

Inexpensive Weekly Bowling Specials in Wichita

Bowling Deals and Specials Wichita

Ready to go bowling in Wichita that won’t break the bank? Everyone’s a winner when it comes to having fun with bowling!  Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, bowling is a fantastic way to bond with friends and family in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Whether you want to round off that perfect […]

Places to Play Mini Golf in Wichita

Mini Golf Courses in Wichita

Are you looking for a family-friendly activity or a new date activity? Look no further than mini golf in Wichita. Mini golf is an underappreciated leisure activity designed for everyone, no matter what your age, from toddlers to teenagers to senior citizens. It’s an enjoyable way to be competitive while getting to know one another, […]

Northrock Lanes Bowling Deals

Northrock Lanes Bowling Wichita

Northrock Lanes in Wichita is a family favorite of ours, and they have some deals to help when you are on a budget. Northrock is the largest bowling center in Kanasa, with 48 lanes. They host many professional men’s and women’s events, collegiate nationals, the bowling’s US Open, and more. They have leagues, an arcade, […]

End of Summer Wichita Public Swimming Pool Hours

End of Summer Wichita Public Swimming Pool Hours

Summer is almost over, and Wichita Pools will close soon to make way for fall and cooler weather! All pools will remain open with regular hours until Aug. 13, 2023. After Aug. 13, pools will operate with special hours and will only be open on weekends as pool staff returns to school.   Pools open […]

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget & Free Events

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget

Want to visit Chicken N Pickle Wichita but on a budget? We have made it easy for you. Below is a list of what you can do at Chicken N Pickle that’s completely Free, what days and times can you get the best deals on court times, happy hours, and more. Chicken N Pickle is […]

Wichita Wind Surge FREE Games

Free Wichita Wind Surge Game

We love the Kansas Sunflower Summer Program and they are adding another fun perk to having the app. You can attend 2 FREE Wichita Wind Surge games.   Click HERE to learn more about the Kansas Sunflower Program.    FREE admission to the Sunday, June 25th OR Sunday, July 30th game! The Sunflower Summer provides […]

Sunflower Summer App – Free Admission to Kansas Attractions

Sunflower Summer App

It’s back for 2023! The Sunflower Summer provides various ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks, and more for FREE! This is the BEST DEAL!! You can visit 114 attractions around KANSAS for FREE!!! Kansas kids and their parents can have […]

Splash Parks in and around Wichita

Splash Pads In and Around Wichita

Wichita’s newest trending attraction during the summer months is splash parks (aka water playgrounds, splash pads, or play fountains). They are cost-effective and require less maintenance. Therefore, several have popped up in the past few years, funded by the city. In fact, a few run-down city pools in the area have now been replaced with splash […]

Disc Golf Courses in Wichita

Disc Golf Courses Wichita

Disc golf, also known as frisbee golf, is a fun and accessible sport that combines elements of traditional golf and the popular recreational activity of throwing a frisbee. Instead of using clubs and balls, players use specialized flying discs to navigate a course and complete each hole with the fewest throws possible. Believe it or […]

The Big Float on the Arkansas River

The Big Float Wichita

The Big Float is a river float and beach party on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. The goal of the Big Float is to build support for improving river access and creating a river habitat for Wichitans.  Because this is a fundraiser to fund our River’s water quality improvements and education opportunities, refunds are […]

Botanica Events in June

June Events at Botanica

Looking for something to do? Visit Botanica! If you’re looking to get out of the house and be surrounded by lush gardens and family-friendly fun, Botanica has you covered. With a multitude of activities happening the week of June 18-24, there is something new to experience at Botanica. There is something for everyone scheduled at […]

Wichita Baseball Museum at Riverfront Stadium: FREE

Wichita Baseball Museum FREE

The Wichita Baseball Museum is at the Riverfront Stadium, where the Wichita Wind Surge play. This museum is FREE to the public!  The Museum Features: Trivia and historical artifacts showcasing Wichita’s baseball history, including Wichita’s all-black baseball team the Monrovians, the National Baseball Congress (NBC), along with preserved components of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Visitors are welcome […]

O.K. Kids: Outdoor Kansas Kids at Great Plains Nature Center

OK KIDS 2023 Great Plains Nature Center

The Great Plains Nature Center welcomes the community to its annual O.K. Kids (Outdoor Kansas Kids) event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd at 6232 E. 29th St. North in Wichita. Highlighting our feathered friends has never been so fun! Join us at our annual Outdoor Kansas Kids event! Families will […]

Wichita Wind Surge Baseball Games Tips and Deals

Wichita Wind Surge Baseball Deals and Tips

What is the Wichita Wind Surge? They are a minor league baseball team and the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. They play at the Riverfront Stadium in downtown Wichita, KS.  The team has already had a lot of owners but we are fans of the new 2023 owners who are the Diamond Baseball Holding. […]