The annual Derby BBQ Festival in Derby's High Park will be lots of fun! Mark your calendars for June 10 & 11! The annual festival is a family friendly event with live music, food, kids activities. And admission is FREE. The … [Read more...] about Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest
Family & Kids -
Family fun in Wichita!
Free and affordable things to do with kids in Wichita, Kansas.
Below you'll find our most recent articles in the Family & Kids category. You can also check out the Wichita kids & family events calendar to find upcoming kid-friendly events in and around Wichita.
These are some of readers' favorite posts from the Family & Kids category:
You probably already know that admission to the Wichita Art Museum is free on Saturdays, but did you know that on the fourth Saturday of most months, the museum also hosts a free family art activity? They call it Family Artventure. … [Read more...] about Free Family Artventure at the Wichita Art Museum
Cool off this summer at one the interactive fountains (aka water playgrounds, aka splash parks) in Wichita. Now you can easily find a splash pad near you with our new interactive map of Wichita-area splash parks and spray grounds! Our … [Read more...] about Splash parks in and around Wichita
I remember when I first heard about Wichita's FREE swimming days! They have them for each of the city's pools throughout the summer. Can you believe that? Also see: Where to Swim in Wichita City of Wichita Pools have been undergoing … [Read more...] about FREE Swimming Days at Wichita Pools
Beat the summer heat with these local Wichita area swimming pools, water parks, and lakes. Dive right in to summer fun with our big list of pools, beaches, and water parks in the Wichita area! Also, be sure to check out our list of FREE … [Read more...] about Where you can swim in Wichita this Summer
This is an activity that could easily become an annual family tradition. Get up close and personal with wildlife at the annual Walk with Wildlife at the Great Plains Nature Center here in Wichita on Saturday, May 14, 2022. It makes for a … [Read more...] about Walk with Wildlife at the Great Plains Nature Center
The Wichita Public Library has many, many books on thousands of topics, but did you know they also have a Library of Things for checkout? Anatomy models and telescopes, laptops and hotspots, and even radon detectors can be checked … [Read more...] about FREE “Library of Things” at Wichita Public Library
Would you like to enjoy music from some of Wichita's stunning symphonic musicians in the setting of our city's playful parks? Would it be even better if it was absolutely FREE?! A partnership between Wichita Parks and … [Read more...] about Free Wichita Symphony music at the park– “Playing Across the Parks”
One of my favorite Wichita museums is now FREE on Sundays in 2022! Already affordable, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum just got even more affordable with free admission Sundays thanks to a gift from the Ruth Spooner Stone … [Read more...] about Free admission Sundays Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
On Saturday, May 14, the Mid-America All-Indian Center will host the annual "School's Out Powwow" put on by Wichita Public Schools Title VI Native American Indian Education Program. Native American students in the Wichita Public School … [Read more...] about School’s Out Powwow at Mid-America All-Indian Center
Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners have teamed up with area garden clubs to bring a new event to the community. The first-ever Spring Garden Fair will combine two popular events: the Tools & Treasures Sale and the Plant Sale. … [Read more...] about Spring Garden Fair at Sedgwick County Extension
The Wichita Public Library has "backpacks of fun" for your little ones to encourage reading and development, and they are TOTALLY FREE! Each Early Learning Backpack rallies around a different theme and includes several picture books, … [Read more...] about FREE Early Learning Backpacks at Wichita Public Library
Wichita Public Library has STEAM kits to-go. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These fun and educational STEAM boxes are meant for grades 4+ but they can be fun for almost any age. Wichita … [Read more...] about FREE STEAM Kits from Wichita Public Library
Usually we see loads of free summer reading programs in Wichita and in neighboring communities designed to help kids stay in practice and avoid that “summer slide.” Programs include a reading goal of some sort, a way to track your progress, … [Read more...] about FREE Summer Reading Program in Wichita and Free Reading Resources
This summer, Barnes & Noble wants kids to go on an adventure without ever leaving their backyard or bedroom. All they need is a good book and a vivid imagination. Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program rewards kids … [Read more...] about Free book for kids from Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
Mother's Day in Wichita will be fun if the weather plays nice! This year Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 8. We're compiling the list of things to do for Mother's Day near Wichita, including free admission, things to do and … [Read more...] about Mothers Day weekend in Wichita
This is the perfect thing to do on a nice day, and you have lots and lots of space to spread out. Read on for our list of 2022 Kite Flying Events around Wichita. And even without a kite-flying event, you can still enjoy this fun and FREE … [Read more...] about Kite-Flying Events in the Wichita area
A kite-flying event is planned at Chapin Park for Saturday, May 7, 2022. "Come Fly a Kite" is FREE and fun for all ages! Twice a year - in the spring and in the fall - the Wichita Parks and Recreation Department and Wings of the Wind … [Read more...] about FREE Event: Come Fly a Kite!
It’s no secret that the Wichita Public Library is an awesome resource for children's books and storytimes. But some folks don't know that the library also has a ton of fun things for kids and teens to do in addition to reading. (Note: … [Read more...] about Events for kids and teens at the Wichita Public Library
Wichita Park & Recreation and William A. Stofer will host the Wichita Festival of the Arts Saturday, May 7, in Central Riverside Park. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Enjoy the beautiful park and get fresh air while … [Read more...] about Wichita Festival of the Arts
Plan a trip to Lindsborg for June 11 to participate in the Lindsborg Midsummer's Festival! In Lindsborg, Kansas, "Little Sweden" young and old alike gather to enjoy a long-time celebrated Swedish tradition. The Midsummer’s … [Read more...] about Lindsborg Midsummer’s Festival
The City of Wichita has a fun and FREE community event planned for Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2022 in the North Market neighborhood. It's going to be fun! It's open to everyone and will include a full day of fun physical activities, … [Read more...] about Open Streets ICT – NoMar
Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is gearing up for spring with a great membership special! During the month of April you can get a discount of $10 on family memberships to Cowtown. That makes it only $55 per family for the year. Cowtown … [Read more...] about Old Cowtown membership special in April
Enjoy learning about different creatures outside with the Great Plains Nature Center! This event is great for kids of all ages! The naturalist-led programs will spotlight a different animal each month. They usually last about 40 … [Read more...] about Creature Feature at Great Plains Nature Center
Art credit: Great Plains Nature Center, Facebook Preschoolers can learn as they play in nature! Great Plains Nature Center naturalists have designed "some enriching outdoor exploration for your kids." Designed for ages … [Read more...] about Outdoor Play at Great Plains Nature Center