Here's something fun, free, and educational for the younger set. Art Start is an hour-long interactive program for preschoolers ages 3–5 from the Wichita Art Museum. Each month, a new theme is presented that relates to the making and … [Read more...] about FREE Art Start Program for Preschool Age Kids at the Wichita Art Museum
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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:
It's Old West meets science fiction at Old Cowtown's Steampunk weekend event, May 21 and 22, 2022. Victorian-inspired science fiction will take over the old cow town for the day. You'll see lots of costumes, zany inventions, and … [Read more...] about Steampunk Days at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita
Wow! What a fun complement to the summer reading program in Wichita, KS this year. The Wichita Public Library announced that they'll present a series of FREE family-friendly outdoor concerts this summer at Naftzger and Riverside Parks in … [Read more...] about FREE live, family-friendly concerts in the park
Play on a Plane is the Kansas Aviation Museum's once-a-year family event when they open up several planes on the ramp and let you look inside, or even walk inside them! This is an all-ages event Saturday, May 21. Admission is just $3 … [Read more...] about Kansas Aviation Museum Play on a Plane
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
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”
The annual Derby BBQ Festival in Derby's High Park will be lots of fun! It's this weekend, 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 FREE: Smoke on the Plains, Derby BBQ & Music Fest
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
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
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
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
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 minutes … [Read more...] about Creature Feature at Great Plains Nature Center
Looking for something free and educational for the kids to do? The Great Plains Nature Center offers a FREE nature-based craft activity for kids on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. and noon. As of September 2021, naturalists at Great … [Read more...] about Free Naturally Crafty Program at Great Plains Nature Center