Spring break in Wichita can be fun for all ages. Unwind with tons of family-friendly things to do whether you want to spend time indoors, outdoors or both. Create your own adventure with these suggestions for activities and events.

Two boys smile as they go down the slide at Blast Off Bay Water Park

Things to Do Inside Over Spring Break

Popular indoor attractions and activities:

Active adventurers:

A father leans over to help his daughter hit a golf ball at Topgolf Wichita

Things to Do Outside Over Spring Break

Popular outdoor attractions and activities:

  • Catch a movie under the stars at one of only a handful of drive-in movie theatres in Kansas, Starlite Drive-In.
  • Spring is the perfect time to visit Elderslie Farm and meet their baby goats. More than 80 baby goats have been born on the farm so far this spring and they expect to have as many as 140! Visit the farm during their Meet the Kids event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings, and don't forget to swing by the creamery to pick up fresh goat cheese, goat milk gelato, charcuterie and accompaniments and more.
  • Experience the candy store, the giant 16,000-gallon aquarium and more at SCHEELS, a destination sporting goods store located at Towne East Square.
  • Explore the Kansas Wildlife Habitat for free at Riverside Park (daily feedings at noon with talks from the exhibit caretaker).
  • Learn about Wichita’s iconic Keeper of the Plains, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and see the nightly lighting of the fire pots.
  • Book an animal meet & greet or enjoy the animal encounters at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, re-opening for the regular season on Saturday, March 9. Opt for their Best Day Bundle, which includes unlimited animal feedings and your choice of two experiences, such as the Sloth Behind the Scenes or a Penguin Meet and Greet. Make plans to come back this summer to enjoy their splash park, Tanganyika Falls!
  • Journey around the world at Sedgwick County Zoo to see 3,000 individual animals of nearly 400 species.
  • Walk amongst 40 life-size, moving and realistic dinosaurs at Field Station: Dinosaurs, whose outdoor dinosaur trail and miniature golf course open for the 2024 season on March 9. The park will be featuring Spring Break Sneak Peek from March 9-17, which consists of special spring break activities and Jurassic Golf will be open until 8 p.m. each night.
  • See what’s blooming at Botanica Wichita and take a ride on the Khicha Family Carousel. Make sure to roll down Troll Hill too!

Active adventurers: 

  • Spend a day playing at Wichita’s entertainment complexes: All Star Sports in west Wichita and All Star Adventures in east Wichita—both have a variety of outdoor and indoor attractions.
  • Hit the courts at Chicken N Pickle. You can find bocce ball, shuffleboard and pickleball (indoor and outdoor) courts.
  • Take a swing at one of the city’s newest attractions, Topgolf Wichita. The facility offers climate-controlled hitting bays for you and your family to take aim and swing at outfield targets.
  • Explore the Great Plains Nature Center and learn about native Kansas wildlife. Inside the center, families will love the educational exhibits. Then, step outside and enjoy a two-mile walk along a trail twisting through 240 acres. Visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11-14 to take part in their free Spring Break programs, which will feature crafts, games, a naturalist program and more.
  • Hop on an electric scooter or rent a bicycle through Bike Share ICT or Boats & Bikes and go on an urban art tour exploring Wichita’s unique outdoor art installations or downtown murals.
  • Go fishing, rent kayaks and pedal boats, ride the miniature train or a pony and play miniature golf at O.J. Watson Park. Rides are available March through October.

A mother takes a photo of her son sitting between his dad and brother while he digs into a banana split at Old Mill Tasty Shop in downtown Wichita

We have more resources to help you learn about Wichita’s family-friendly indoor activitiesfree and affordable activities and can’t miss entertainment. From classic eats to global flavors, Wichita has more than 1,200 restaurants to choose from. Or find where to dine based on your location within the city.

Be sure to check our calendar of events for the dates you’ll be in Wichita and start making your spring break plans today! For even more inspiration and helpful information, check out our Official Visit Wichita Visitor’s Guide