Wichita is the perfect place for a family getaway for many reasons. It won’t break your budget, it’s family-friendly and offers 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. 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 layout your next trip to Wichita!

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Kids Ages 3-6
Kids Ages 6-12
Kids Ages 12+ 

Young children play on trampolines at Urban Air in Wichita

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

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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

  • Learn about the history of Wichita in the 1870s at Old Cowtown Museum
  • Explore our Native American culture and heritage at the Mid-America All-Indian Center where you can see a life-sized tee pee and learn how the Indians lived on Plains
  • Sign up for an art or culinary class at Mark Arts
  • Become an artist and hone your skills at CityArts
  • Did you know the founders of Pizza Hut are from Wichita? Visit The Original Pizza Hut Museum and learn all about their business plan and how the restaurant has grown over the years
  • Train lovers will have a blast looking at all the model trains at the Wichita Toy Train Club & Museum

Sports Fun

  • Enjoy the excitement of arena football as the Wichita Force dominate INTRUST Bank Arena February through May
  • Watch the rough and tumble ICT Roller Girls skate their way to victory at The Cotillion May through September
  • Love soccer? Experience it live with FC Wichita May through July
  • A little more intense than soccer or football, the Wichita Barbarians RFC rugby club brings hardcore action to Harrison Park September through November
  • Welcome Wichita’s new Minor League Basketball Association (MLBA), the Wichita Wizards to town as they play April through June
  • Enjoy the city’s professional hockey team, the Wichita Thunder as they play at INTRUST Bank Arena October through March
  • Catch the Wichita State Shockers playing basketball at Charles Koch Arena and baseball at Eck Stadium
  • Watch the NBC World Series, which has been around for nearly 90 years
  • Stay tuned to announcements about Wichita’s new AAA baseball team coming in 2020, along with a new stadium

Places to Eat

Kids sit on a bug statue while the Director of Education teaches them about the artwork at the Ulrich Museum of Art in 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

  • Older kids might enjoy the live theatre experience at Mosley Street Melodrama, where the audience becomes part of the shows. Shows are for older kids, recommended for ages 14+
  • See the first electric guitar, an original Jones VI automobile and learn about Wichita’s rich history at the Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum
  • Get a taste of Broadway as Music Theatre Wichita brings live entertainment Wichita
  • See traveling Broadway shows when the American Theatre Guild brings productions to Wichita at Century II
  • Learn to appreciate art at the Ulrich Museum of Art on Wichita’s State University’s beautiful campus

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!