Wichita on the Cheap

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Kansas Aviation Museum: FREE Little Aviators and Discounts

Kansas Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum has a weekly program for kids that includes fun activities and FREE admission from 10 a.m. to noon. Additionally, the museum provides three other discount days each week. Nestled in the heart of the United States, Wichita proudly holds the esteemed title of the “Air Capital of the World.” Renowned for […]

Free Christmas tree disposal, recycling in and around the Wichita area

Christmas Tree Disposal Wichita

Sedgwick County residents can recycle real Christmas trees for FREE! When you’re ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, you can take it to one of more than 20 locations to have it turned into mulch. The program is run by Sedgwick County Environmental Resources. While you’re there, you may also pick up free mulch — if […]

Watson Park Christmas Polar Express Polar Activity

Polar Express ride in Wichita at Watson Park!

All aboard for a fun trip to visit Santa! This year Wichita Park and Recreation is offering two ways to enjoy the “Polar Express” experience they call Watson Christmas Express.  Watson Christmas Express will be running at O.J. Watson Park throughout the holiday season. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas, just like the boy in […]

Paint the Towne: $10 Paint Days

Paint the Towne $10 paint days wichita ks

Take the kids to a special family-friendly and budget-friendly Paint the Towne event. These $10 Paint Classes are for ages 5 and up (no exceptions), and feature super-cute one-hour paintings like you see in the image below. Each week, there are different themed paintings. The instructors will guide participants step by step on how to […]

Free Admission and Activities After Christmas at the Wichita Art Museum

Want to find something educational and fun to do during winter break? The Wichita Art Museum has you covered with a day of Winter Art Mania, including FREE admission and activities for the whole family. Winter Art Mania: Gnome Place like Home for the Holidays! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 26, 2021 drop […]

AMC Theatres discount tickets on Tuesdays

discount tuesdays at amc theatres

Going to the movies is fun, but it can also take a big cut from your entertainment budget. That’s why bargain hunters are always so dramatic about saving money at the box office. It’s an essential part of the plot on how to go to the movies on the cheap. And loyalty pays off, especially […]

$5 admission to the Kansas Aviation Museum for 5 days

KAM Kansas Aviation Museum photos

The Kansas Aviation Museum will be a fun place to visit over the winter break– and with discounted admission it’s definitely an “on the cheap” activity!   From January 6-10, admission to the Kansas Aviation Museum will be just $5 for everyone ages 3 and up.  No other coupons or discounts can be applied to the […]

Junior Pickleball Lessons at Chicken N Pickle

pickleball courts at night at Chicken N Pickle Wichita

Bust out of winter break boredom with Chicken N Pickle’s junior pickleball lessons. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Open to ages 8-15, participants will learn everything they need to know about the fastest growing sport in America from a pickleball pro. Spots are limited to help maintain physical distance between players. Paddles and balls will be sanitized […]

Starbucks Hosts Pop-Up Parties with free beverages

Starbucks pop-up parties secret locations

Starbucks is raising a holiday cup to thank customers, celebrate the final days of 2019 and welcome the new year. And what better way to celebrate than with a surprise party? But take note – these Starbucks Pop-Up parties are only going to be happening in select locations, and which locations is the big surprise.  If […]

Half price admission to the Sedgwick County Zoo for the rest of the year!

See the grizzly bear and more during Winter Wednesdays at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Well this is a big deal! The Sedgwick County Zoo is feeling festive, so they’re offering HALF PRICE ADMISSION between Monday, December 23, 2019 and January 3, 2020! Regular admission to the zoo for adults is $15.95 and for kids ages 3-11 it’s $11.95. Winter Wednesdays is still a steal at $3, but if you […]

Ride the Q with Santa!

Santa rides the Q-line Trolley with Mrs. Claus, Wichita, KS

Wichita’s Q-line Trolley is always free and Santa, being the frugal type, heard about it and made plans to ride this weekend. Wichita Transit announced that it has received word that Santa and other special guests from the North Pole will be riding on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21!  He’s expected to board […]

Winter break programs at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will be holding FREE programs during winter break. These fun and educational programs are open to kids and their families. Space is limited for these events, so either call or email to reserve your spot. If you are unable to attend one of these events, but would still like to […]

Free: Cookies with Santa at the South Y

FREE cookies with Santa event at the Wichita South YMCA

Join others at Wichita’s South YMCA for this FREE community event. Bring the kiddos to the South Y on December 23 to meet Santa in the main lobby. Related: Where to See Santa in Wichita Winter Break Fun in Wichita Plus, the whole family will enjoy: Crafts Hot cocoa Photo opp Cookies and other sweet […]

FREE: Teen Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room

Harry Potter Yule Ball Facebook post

This will be a very cool winter break event for teens in Wichita! The Wichita Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room for teens in December. And it’s FREE! The event will be held on December 20, 2019 at the Advanced Learning Library location.  The Harry Potter themed escape room will […]

Groupon for Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Field Station: Dinosaurs Christmas family event

Have yourself a merry little prehistoric holiday this season at Field Station: Dinosaurs’ Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday events! There’s even a Groupon deal right now that makes admission as low as $5-something per person when there’s a promo code. The dinosaur theme park will open its doors for a special winter season event from November […]

Free Roller Skating for Kids

Did you know that you can get 2 FREE skate passes per child per week?! Roller rinks across the country are participating in a national Kids Skate Free program. The Kids Skate Free program began as a way for children to have fun while also promoting a healthy lifestyle. To register, all you need is […]

Toys of the Future exhibit at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

toys of the future collection on display at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will have a new exhibit on display through the end of the year. Toys of the Future is the stellar and widely celebrated Goldbarth Collection of 20th century “space toys.” The exhibit will open with a special reception Saturday afternoon, September 22, 2018, from 1-5 p.m. Admission to the museum […]

$10 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Northrock Lanes

Bowling specials and discounts in Wichita, KS

Enjoy a relaxing evening of bowling with family and friends with this special weekly discount at Northrock Lanes – $10 Tuesdays and Thursdays! Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9 p.m., bowl at Northrock Lanes for $10. Every game is $10, shoe rentals are included. It looks like they stay open until 11 p.m. on […]

Movie Tickets $5 at Old Town Warren Theater

$5 Movie Tickets at Warren Old Town Theater in Wichita

UPDATE: Regal Cinema’s reopening date has been pushed back from July 10 to July 31, and this may change again! Even after they do reopen, be sure to double-check the latest information before you head out to take advantage of a deal. 2020 has been a weird year, and we’re not sure if or when […]