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Wichita Winter Activity Checklist

This is our ultimate guide to activities, events, and things to do in Wichita this Winter. It might be cold out, but there are lots of deals this time of year, so make sure to get out and don’t miss out on all that Wichita has to offer during the colder months. 

We all get a little stir-crazy when winter seems to drag on during these cold months. It can get to the point where we all feel like shut-ins and, as a mom of a small child, I get tired of cleaning up all of the glitter and slime that I provided as indoor entertainment. (Note-to-self: how to remove slime from carpet!) We all need to get out and shake things up! To help with that, here is our list of activities in Wichita that you can do to clear up those winter blues and boredom.

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Wichita Winter Checklist of Activities

Here is a List of the Topics in this Article: 

  • Visit a Museum
  • Get Active
  • Get Outdoors
  • Go Sledding
  • Get Crafty 
  • Date Night Ideas
  • Boredom Busting Ideas
  • Discount Shopping 
  • Go to the Movies
  • Check out a Game

Play Indoors:

The first place I’d start is to visit our blog dedicated to all of the great indoor gaming and play-place spots that Wichita provides! 

Indoor Play Places for Kids

Ultimate List of FREE Story Times

PLAY Wichita Art Museums FREE Kids Area 

Visit a Museum:

Wichita has several great museums that have dedicated children’s areas. Visit our list of Museums under our List of Wichita Museums.

Winter Events in Wichita:

Wichita Winter Activity Checklist

Get Active:

Get Outdoors:

Even with the cold weather, our local zoos are still thriving with excitement and entertainment. 

Food and Beverage Deals:

Wichita Daily Restaurant Specials 

Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap  in Wichita

Happy Hours in Wichita 

Latest Restaurant DEALS

Lunch Specials and Deals in Wichita

Sledding Locations: 

Wichita usually gets at least one perfect sledding snowfall. If you haven’t already picked out your favorite local sledding location, here are some great spots to shred that powder!

  • College Hill Park
  • Sedgwick County Park
  • Mid-America All-Indian Center
  • West Kellogg Hill by Cracker Barrel
  • Soccer Field Hill at Oliver & George Washington Blvd.

Get Crafty:

What better way to shake things up than to express your artistic sides? Several art and craft locations in Wichita are holding weekly and monthly class sessions that are sure to entertain not only the kiddos but the parents, too (not to mention the keepsake it will create)! Visit their websites for event lists and details.

Make sure to add the Wichita Art Museum PLAY Area for kids on the Winter Checklist. This is a FREE creative kid’s play area. 

Home Depot has FREE kids’ workshops on the first Saturday of each month. 

Enchanted Mermaid

Color Me Mine

Paint the Towne

Karg Art Glass

Johnsons Garden Center

Home Depot

Date Night Ideas: 

Do you need a night out, or tired of being stuck inside? Check out our list of Date Night ideas:

Boredom Busting Guide:

Whether it’s the cold weather keeping you in or that lack of funds to go out and spend – these days it can be difficult to entertain yourself at home. Here is our list of Boredom Busting Ideas! 

Discount Shopping:

Go to the Movies:

Grab your popcorn and candy, sit back, and enjoy the show! There are several great movie theaters in Wichita. Here is our list!

Click HERE to find the cheapest days and times to visit these Theaters. 

Regal Theaters

The Dome at Exploration Place

Carey Digital Dome Theater at the Cosmosphere

AMC Northrock

Orpheum Theatre

Boulevard Theatre 

Check Out a Game:

There are several great sports teams playing during the winter months. Get into the local sporting pride and take in a sporting event together!

  • Wichita Sky Kings – is a new Pro TBL basketball team in Wichita, KS. They will be playing at Koch Arean at Wichita State University. 
  • Wichita Thunder Hockey – Cheer on the home team at INTRUST Bank Arena where the Wichita Thunder Hockey take to the ice in all their ECHL glory. The regular season runs from October to April.
  • Wichita State Basketball – Head to Charles Koch Arena for a home game for Wichita State Shocker athletics. The men’s basketball games draw a loud crowd, making the roundhouse one of the arenas with the best home-court advantage according to ESPN.

Related Articles:

Snow Day Fun in Wichita 

Indoor Play Places & Activities for Kids

Chicken N Pickle Ice Skating 

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