Kids Activities in Gladstone

"No Kids Allowed” Night for 2 or 4 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City (Up to 33% Off). 5 Dates Available.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

Crown Center

Once a month, adults take over millions of LEGO bricks and explore attractions such as building, testing, and racing LEGO-brick race cars

$41 $29

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General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

$26 $12

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Three 10-Minute Games of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Six at Jaegerz Laser Tag (Up to 61% Off)

Jaegerz Laser Tag

Northland

Laser-tag players compete in a 6,000-square-foot black-lit arena with Lasertron equipment that vibrates when players are tagged

$30 $15

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Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

$20 $12

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Independence Events Center on January 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Independence Events Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$50.15 $30

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Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Leila's Hair Museum

Independence

Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

$12 $6

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5 or 10 Kids’ Jump-and-Play Passes at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission (Up to 46% Off)

Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission

Merriam

Staff-supervised bounce houses and inflatable slides entertain sock-clad youngsters aged 12 and younger

$40 $23

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$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

$120 $60

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$99 for Kids' Performing-Arts Camp at Theatre of the Imagination ($175 Value). 7 Sessions Available.

Theatre of the Imagination

Overland Park

Five-day camp with improv games, exercises, and rehearsals culminates in a performance of a new play with a variety of costumes

$175 $99

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One Hour of Arcade Play for Four or Eight at GCW Retro-Cade (Up to 50% Off)

GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

Guests play coin-free on a bounty of classic and modern video games

$20 $11

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$22 for Three Weeks of Cheerleading, Tumbling, and Gymnastics Classes at Flip Zone ($76 Value)

Flip Zone

Lee's Summit

Kids up to age 12 learn to tumble, cheer, and do gymnastics

$76 $22

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Unlimited Go Karting for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Paradise Park (Up to 55% Off)

Paradise Park

Lee's Summit

Kids and adults pilot go karts along a 1,000 foot track with tight turns inspired by road courses

$27.99 $14

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$150 for a Custom Themed Party for Up to 10 at A Touch of Fun ($300 Value)

A Touch of fun

The Great Mall

1,000 sq. ft. party center hosts themed celebrations complete with decor, games with prizes, child-appropriate makeovers, and invitations

$300 $150

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$12 for Four Bounce-House Entries and 16 Arcade-Game Tokens at Zonkers ($26 Value)

Zonkers

Olathe

Kids can play in bounce house and arcade, which has nonviolent video games that encourage problem solving and hand-eye coordination

$26 $12

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Two Unlimited Play Wristbands or One-Month Family Pass at Extreme Underground (Up to 70% Off)

Extreme Underground

Walnut

Stationed in former Army bunker, this massive facility hosts laser tag, mini golf, bouldering, and archery tag

$40 $12

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Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

$100 $65

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Bowling Package for Up to Two, Four, or Eight at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence (Up to $ Off)

Royal Crest Lanes

Sunset Hills

Bowling alley hosts weekend cosmic bowling and boasts spacious event room with bar & plenty of seating

$48 $25

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Bowling Package for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling Package for Four at The Belt Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

The Belt Bowl

St. Joseph

32-lane bowling center also hosts two bars; packages include food and drinks

$33 $16

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

Psychiatric museum in “1,000 Things to Do Before You Die” explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

$12 $7

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Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

$14 $7

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Since the age of 7, Skip Clinton has been hypnotized by the whirl of roller skates; among his fondest memories are those of boogying on wheels among hundreds of fellow skaters packed into one rink. Translating his love of the sport into a competitive drive, Skip won the 1986 Roller Figure Skating World Championship in Bogotà, Colombia, cementing his spot in the Roller Skating Hall of Fame. Still, none of that success could fully satisfy his dream of polishing skates in his very own rink.

In 1996, Skip connected with the new owners of River Roll Skate Center and helped restore the long-neglected rink to its modern glory, installing new floors, a jamming sound system, and computer-controlled lights. Three years later, decades of hard work paid off as he and his wife—also a competitive skater—took over River Roll Skate Center's operations full-time.

"There's never a day I don't want to go to work," says Skip with a glee normally reserved for children who get to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. He relishes duties such as keeping the floor immaculate—indeed, the polished arena reflects the ceiling's colored lights like a kaleidoscope—which, in his experience, is crucial to the success of any skate center. While Skip acknowledges that roller skating hasn't changed much over the years, skaters' expectations have. To that end, 35,000 songs populate the rink's computer, from '70s and '80s pop music to family-friendly hip-hop, rock, and country-western hits. Throughout the facility, video screens flash names of birthday celebrants, popular music videos such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and classic movies such as Footloose.

Elsewhere, the scent of fresh-baked pizza wafts from the concession stand, where rollers refuel with traditional snacks such as hot dogs or nachos, and an arcade dispenses entertainment and prizes with a variety of video games. Once a month, the Dead Girl Derby takes over River Roll Skate Center, captivating audiences with breakneck speed and no-holds-barred competition akin to the days when the ancient Romans strapped chariots to the Titans' ankles.

4720 NW Gateway Ave
Riverside,
MO
US

At Screenland, campy and classic are rarely mutually exclusive terms. The movie theater serves as a cinematic time machine, transporting spectators through the history of Hitchcock's mysteries and straight into the heyday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though it also shows current titles, its schedule is often beholden to audience whims—the Crossroads location hosts new independent films that are uniquely screened at this sole location. This dual devotion to cherished and modern flicks helped Screenland earn the 2012 Readers' Choice award for Best Movie Theater from the Pitch.

Even outside the projection room, nostalgia rules. More than 40 games, from Donkey Kong to Missile Command, test dexterity at the Crossroads location's retro arcade, where guests can purchase passes to play indefinitely or until Frogger finally flags down a cab. Photographs taken by former Kansas City mayor Dick Berkley accompany historical trivia in the adjacent gallery, and celebrity handprints mark the outdoor patio. Greeting cinephiles out front is a marquee salvaged from the Isis Theatre, just as it once greeted a young Walt Disney when he shared his early animations there.

Wedding receptions and corporate meetings alike have taken advantage of the theater's capacity for private functions. At both exclusive and public events, however, a full-service bar supplies guests with libations, cracking open bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale and Tallgrass Velvet Rooster.

408 Armour Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

In 2005, the racehorse known as St. Croix was crowned Ohio's Horse of the Year, completing the season with one third-place, one second-place, and five first-place finishes. None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of Saddle Creek Stables' trainers, who saved St. Croix from his early vacation plans to horse heaven. After the equine instructors retrained and bonded with him, St. Croix returned the favor with an awe-inspiring racing career. Now enjoying his retirement, St. Croix carries guests on leisurely trail rides across 160 acres of forest trails, outcroppings, cliffs, and flowing streams.

Saddle Creek Stables is a premier racehorse facility operated by trainers dedicated to making their thoroughbreds happy and healthy. The team leads trail rides for all ages and organizes parties with hayrides and bonfires for children. Their forested ranch also provides an excellent venue for hikers, campers, anglers, and deprived houseplants looking to reconnect with their natural habitat.

5915 South Norfleet Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

When her laser makes a successful hit, the speakers in her vest fire with computer-voiced congratulations, while at the other end, her opponent's vest vibrates to ensure he knows he was tagged. Those are just two of the engrossing features of Jaegerz Laser Tag?s Lasertron equipment that help players get into the game. Opponents open fire on one another with a single pop or even a rapid burst of laser fire as they take cover behind black-lit obstacles. Players can find plenty of places to duck and run in the 6,000 square foot arena?s fog-filled room while strobe lights work to disorient players. Guests can also arrange to have birthday parties and private events held at the facility for corporate groups, scout groups, and large birthday parties.

9300 NE Underground Dr
Kansas City,
MO
US

At The Bay Water Park, patrons can go surfing in the Midwest. Or at least, simulate the experience. Dubbed The BayRider, the park's surfing simulator allows park visitors to try their hand at surfing or boogie boarding while standing atop a thin sheet of water, instead of a board. There's only one requirement: they must be 48+ inches tall.

There's plenty of classic water park fun to complement the simulator, too. The park boasts three pools, and one, the Leisure Pool, works like a huge, lazy river, complete with rippling waves. That's where swimsuit-clad visitors zoom down two massive, tube-shaped slides. Alternatively, there's a play pool where visitors can swim or play pick-up water basketball, and a family pool: a watery playground complete with a giant dumping bucket.

7101 Longview Rd.
Kansas City,
MO
US

Rekindle childhood memories as you walk through the National Toy and Miniature Museum. This 38-room Italianate mansion turned museum holds an impressive toy collection with over 300,000 items. The museum is from the combine collections of lifelong friends and collectors, Barbara Hall Marshall and Mary Harris Francis. As one of the world’s largest private collection of toys and miniatures, this museum welcomes over 25,000 guests each year. Walk into this open mansion and view the world’s largest marble collection or peek into one of the antique miniature doll houses. Explore the other rooms that feature collections of miniature paintings, lovable teddy bears, and much more.

5235 Oak St
Kansas City,
MO
US