Kids Activities in Grain Valley

Up to 81% Off Cheerleading and Gymnastics

Flip Zone

Lee's Summit

$76 $19

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

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 41% Off Kids' Clinic

Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinic

Multiple Locations

$111 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 52% Off Unlimited Go Karting

Paradise Park

Lee's Summit

$27.99 $14

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

Half Off Leila's Hair Museum Visits

Leila's Hair Museum

Independence

$12 $6

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

UniverSoul Circus – Up to 41% Off

UniverSoul Circus

Liberty Lot at Kemper Arena

$34.35 $22.50

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Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

Up to 52% Off at The Bay Water Park

The Bay Water Park

South Kansas City

$36 $20

Visitors splash around in the pool or catch a wave in the new surf attraction; birthday parties include park access and treats for up to 12

Up to 54% Off Bowling at Ward Parkway Lanes

Ward Parkway Lanes

South Kansas City

$75.95 $35

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Synthetic lanes with automatic bumpers play host to open bowling and weekend Rock N' Bowl sessions supplemented by live DJs and laser lights

Up to 46% Off Bowling and Pizza

Z Strike Bowling

The Downtown Loop

$79.95 $43

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Commandeering a single lane, guests roll strikes in rental shoes while noshing on 16” cheese or pepperoni pizza

Up to 83% Off at National Airline History Museum

National Airline History Museum

Northland

$26 $12

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

American Jazz Museum – Up to 45% Off Admission

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

$20 $12

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

Up to 50% Off Children's Gymnastics Summer Camp

Eagles Gymnastics

Martin City

$150 $75

Children aged 4 and up build flexibility, coordination, and confidence through gymnastics exercises and games

Up to 61% Off at Jaegerz Laser Tag

Jaegerz Laser Tag

Northland

$60 $29

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

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Sierra Adventure Sports

Kansas City

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Kansas City as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

Half Off Children's Performing-Arts Day Camp

Theatre of the Imagination

Overland Park

$160 $80

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

50% Off Stargazing from Astronomical Society of Kansas City

Astronomical Society of Kansas City

Powell Observatory

$24 $12

Saturday night stargazing sessions and private functions for all ages gives visitors a tour of the Powell Observatory and the night sky

Up to 52% Off Mini Golf or Bowling in Belton

Aaron's Family Fun Center

Belton

$25 $12

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Sixsomes choose 1 of 32 bowling lanes for two-hour stints as mini-golfers wield trusty putters for 18 holes amid shrubs & waterways

50% Off Private Music Lessons

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

$120 $60

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

Up to 75% Off Bowling and Pizza at Ranch Bowl

Ranch Bowl

Coronado

$71.02 $18

Newly renovated bowling facility hosts daytime or late-night sessions and fuels players with pizza from the onsite bar and grill

79% Off Piano Summer Camp at Kansas City School of Music

Kansas City School of Music

Overland Park

$120 $25

Introduction to piano playing in digital piano lab; includes all sheet music and other materials

Repticon – 50% Off

Repticon

Abdallah Shrine

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

51% Off Four-Day Bounce-House Rental

Fun Services

Kansas City

$195 $96

Friday–Monday rental of 1 of more than 35 electric-powered bounce houses in theme such as Spiderman, "Toy Story 3," or wizards

Up to 46% Off Kids’ Indoor Bounce Passes

Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission

Merriam

$40 $23

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

54% Off Bounce-House and Arcade Visits

Zonkers

Olathe

$26 $12

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

Up to 50% Off Arcade Play at GCW Retro-Cade

GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

$20 $11

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

Up to 50% Off Membership with Dinner Gala

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

$100 $65

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

Up to 51% Off Games at Extreme Underground

Extreme Underground

Walnut

$40 $20

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

Glore Psychiatric Museum – Up to 50% Off Visits

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

$12 $7

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

Up to 53% Off at The Belt Bowl

The Belt Bowl

St. Joseph

$33 $16

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

Up to 53% Off Trampoline Gymnastics Classes

Skywalkers

Skywalkers

$50 $25

Seasoned instructors take kids aged 5–14 under their wings during one-hour classes that focus on tumbling, twisting, and flipping

50% Off Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

$14 $7

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

Select Local Merchants

Lunar Bowl casts a nebular net across rounds of pin punishment, which unravel daily across 32 bowling lanes. The non-smoking, the 38,000-square-foot facility has played host to the PBA National Tour twice, including the tour's nationally televised finals and nontelevised slip 'n' slide experiments in the 11th frame. The center's celestial theme soars over into The Blue Moon Lounge, where bowlers can take a break from strikes and spares to watch big games or create deep-space shadow puppets on a 150-inch HD projector screen. Lunar Bowl drifts further into intergalactic realms with laser-lit cosmic bowling and a newly built arcade buzzing with the chimes of new high scores.

2001 Nw 7 Hwy
Blue Springs,
MO
US

Paradise Park started its life as a simple miniature-golf course in 1992. Since then, the park has grown with Lee's Summit, mirroring the suburb's population growth with additions that have turned it into a sprawling temple to family fun. Outdoors, guests can still show off their putts and best gopher impressions on the miniature-golf course, or head over to the go-kart track to face off against fellow drivers on a 1,000-foot road-inspired course. Inside the park's huge indoor area, kids play and learn at the Children's Edutainment Center or blast each other with air-propelled balls at the Foam Factory. A game room harks back to the arcades of old with token-fed classics such as Ms. Pac-Man, as well as offering new amusements including a SpongeBob SquarePants game.

1021 NE Colbern Rd
Lees Summit,
MO
US

Landmark 2 Skate Center evokes memories of a bygone American era when you could take your best gal out to the roller rink, buy her a shake at the soda fountain, and text her goodnight on the wooden cell phone you whittled yourself. The skating facility exudes an old-school, family-friendly charm, especially with its shimmering disco balls, collection of stand-up arcade games, and plastic booths that are Coke-label red. Skaters of all ages can glide across the sprawling rink, practicing turns with sleek blades and making lazy figure-eights with classic skates. Meanwhile, staffers bustle about behind the snack bar, doling out snacks and soda pops. Come Saturday night, a live DJ ramps things up a notch, filling the air with upbeat tunes and pop hits. Four times a year, the large skate center offers skating classes for both beginner and intermediate students.

701 SE Oldham Pkwy
Lees Summit,
MO
US

Attractions such as miniature golf, batting cages, and an arcade make Adventure Landing an ideal location for getting in fun, interactive family time. Whether the kids opt for a heart-accelerating whip around the go-kart track or a few swings of the bat, the fun center gives families every excuse to band together or square off against one another in friendly competition. School, church, and corporate outings are available as well, giving groups of all ages a place to gather, nosh on pizza, and create complex victory dances.

10735 E US Highway 40
Independence,
MO
US

Known for its history as a pioneer town and home to former president Harry S. Truman, Independence welcomes visitors to its storied sites, making them more accessible with free trolley rides. Tour the 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home and Museum to glimpse a dwelling for law breakers next to a dwelling for a law keeper, and the clandestine tryst between the abodes that resulted in a museum. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate preserves many of the original art and furnishings of the famed Bingham and Waggoner families, while the National Frontier Trails Museum hails the starting point of the westbound pioneers with bronzed pieces of nuts, raisins, and chocolate bits tracing a path westward.

318 W Pacific Ave
Independence,
MO
US

Diamond Bowl, a refreshing fusion of bowling alley and robust restaurant, serves as a hangout for pin-battering rollers hungry for lane-thundering action and thirsty for food. Games ($5) on Diamond’s eight lanes keep hook-happy fingers limber, and shoes ($3) safeguard feet from toe-stomping sore losers. Follow up your fourth turkey with tangible foodstuffs from Diamond's full menu, such as the blackened-salmon sandwich on a kaiser roll ($7.99), the well-rounded bowling burger ($7.49), or the crispy chicken-tender salad ($8.99). Serious contenders can take a break from finger calisthenics to enroll in one of Diamond Bowl's leagues, and casual players can pair their match play with drinks from Diamond’s fully stocked bar, or they can watch a less phalange-intensive sport on one of nine crystalline HD TVs. Hourly games are also available.

218 N Osage St
Independence,
MO
US