Wichita is the perfect place for a family getaway for many reasons. It won’t break your budget, it’s family-friendly and offers plenty of things to do for all ages. From amazing attractions and museums to free and affordable fun, you’ll have to stay the week just to mark everything off your list – or keep coming back to visit the Heart of the Country.

Below you’ll find a breakdown of all the things to do for kids as young as age 3. We hope this vacation-planning guide helps you plan out your next trip to Wichita!

Petting Kangaroos at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Kids Ages 3-6

When you’re the parent of littles, it can be hard to figure out what kinds of activities to do to keep them busy. Wichita has a ton of offerings for even the smallest explorers! Here are some ideas if your child is between the ages of 3 and 6.

Active Fun

Educational Fun

Places to Eat

Spring Break at CityArts in Wichita

Kids Ages 6-12

In addition to the list mentioned above, here are a few more things to do geared toward a little bit older crowd. If your child is ages 6-12, they will enjoy the following activities:

Active Fun

Educational Fun

Sports Fun

  • Love soccer? Experience it live with FC Wichita (May through July)
  • Watch the rough and tumble ICT Roller Girls skate their way to victory at The Cotillion (May through September)
  • A little more intense than soccer or football, the Wichita Barbarians RFC rugby club brings hardcore action to Harrison Park (September through November)
  • Enjoy the excitement of arena football as the Wichita Force dominate INTRUST Bank Arena (February through May)
  • Catch the Wichita State Shockers playing basketball, volleyball and more at Charles Koch Arena and baseball at Eck Stadium
  • Experience the city’s professional hockey team, the Wichita Thunder as they play at INTRUST Bank Arena (October through March)
  • Catch minor league baseball action at Wichita’s beautiful Riverfront Stadium, home of the Wichita Wind Surge
  • Have a good time watching the Wichita Wizards, Wichita’s Minor League Basketball Association (MLBA) team (April through June)
  • Watch the NBC World Series, which has been around for nearly 90 years

Places to Eat

People kayaking in red and yellow kayaks on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita

Kids Ages 12+

Kids 12 and older are more than welcome to enjoy any of the above activities – but if that list isn’t jam-packed with enough fun, here are a few more options geared toward older kids.

Active Fun

Educational Fun

Places to Eat

Wichita plenty of things to do, more than 1,200 restaurants and events happening all the time, Wichita is the perfect place for your family’s next vacation. Plan your trip today!