Toddler's Guide to Kansas City

A collection of activities geared towards toddlers!

By Melissa Basgall, Macaroni KID KC August 18, 2022

With the big kids away the toddlers will PLAY! Entertain and exercise your toddler by venturing out of the neighborhood to check out these great places to run, jump, sing, play and create!

Coffeehouse and Indoor Play at Foundry Community Center - Lenexa

Drop-In at Little Gym - Parkville and Prairie Villiage

Drop-In Gymnastics at Pinnacle for 6 and Under - Lenexa

Emerald City Gym-Parent-Tot Open Gym - Overland Park

Explorer Room at Matt Ross Community Center - Overland Park

Fun Run - Liberty

Indoor Play Gym at New Century Fieldhouse - Near Olathe/Gardner

Indoor Playground at Powell Community Center - Mission

Inspired Play Cafe - Leawood

Jumparoo at Urban Air - Overland Park

Lenexa Community Center - Gym For Me Drop In - Lenexa, KS

Lil' Tumblers and Open Gym at Blue Valley Recreation - Overland Park

Little Leapers at Sky Zone - Lees Summit

Little Leapers at Sky Zone - Shawnee

My Gym Classes - Overland Park

Open Gym at 360 Gymnastics - Olathe

Open Gym at Extreme Gymnastics - Lees Summit

Open Gym at McCrackins - Olathe

Open Gym for 5 and Under at Mill Creek Activity Center - Shawnee

Open Play at Rainbow of the Heartland - Olathe

Super Kidz Club - Mission

My Play Cafe - Lees Summit

Toddler Time at Get Air - Independence

Toddler Time in Bump City at Gage Center - Blue Springs

$5 Make and Take at Scraps KC - KCMO

Creative Story time at Ceramic Cafe - Overland Park

Drop-In Classes at Create Space (and even a parents day out option) - KCMO

Kaleidoscope - KCMO

Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire - Overland Park

Tots on Tuesday at Kemper Museum of Art - KCMO

Ag Hall of Fame Museum of Farming Equipment - Bonner Springs

Fritz's Railroad Restaurant - KCMO and Shawnee

Gage Park Mini-Train - Topeka, KS

Kansas City Auto Museum (5 and under free) - Olathe

Kansas City Railroad 40 Min Real Train Ride (3 and under free!) - Belton

KC Northern Train Rides - North KC

Little Aviators at Kansas Aviation Museum

Train Rides at Ag Hall of Fame - Bonner Springs

TWA Museum (maybe a little old for little ones, but lots of space to run explore)

Coterie Theater - KCMO

Petite Performances (for ages 0-6) by Kansas City Symphony

Puppet Shows at Puppetry Arts Institute - Independence

Stonelion Puppets - Check their calendar

Rock & Roll at Bach to Rock - Leawood

Stepping Stones - Various Locations in KC Metro

Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - Overland Park

Butterfly House at Next to Nature Farm - Leavenworth

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead - Overland Park, KS

Ernie Miller Nature Center - Olathe

Kansas City Zoo - KCMO

Lakeside Nature Center - KCMO

Prairie Oak Nature Center - Leawood

Sea Life Aquarium - KCMO

Olathe Community Center - Olathe

Open Swim at Lenexa Recreation Center - Lenexa

Open Swim at Turner Recreation - KCK

Swim Stations at Emler Swim School - Westwood and Leawood

Tot Time Swim at Powell Community Center - Mission

The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City

Kidscape - Overland Park

Museum at Prairiefire - Overland Park

Science City - KCMO

Animal Storytime at Ironwoods Park - Leawood

Basehor Library

Bonner Springs Library

Johnson County Libraries

Kansas City Kansas Libraries

Kansas City Missouri Libraries

Leavenworth Library - Leavenworth

Mid-Continent Libraries - A number in Missouri

North Kansas City Libraries

Olathe Public Libraries

Blue Valley Park - KCMO

Burrs Old Mill Park - Blue Springs

Central Park Sprayground - KCMO

Dagg Park - North KC

Douglas Park - KCMO

Eisenhour Park - KCK

Eufurk Park - Shawnee

Gilliahm Sprayground - KCMO

Golden Oaks Park - KCMO

Harmony Park - KCMO

Heathwood Park - KCK

John Anderson Park - Grandview

Lake Olathe Park - Olathe

Longview Tract Sprayground - KCMO

Loose Park - KCMO

Lykins Square Park - KCMO

McCoy Park - Independence

Miller J Fields Park - Lees Summit

Parade Park - KCMO

Pierson Park - KCK

Rotary Park - Independence

Ruth Moore Park - Liberty

Sapling Grove Park - Overland Park

Spring Valley Park - KCMO

Sunnyside Park - KCMO

Thompson Park - Overland Park

Thompson Park - Overland Park

Wilder Bluff Park - Shawnee

Blue Springs, MO

DeSoto, KS

Gardner, KS

Jackson County

Johnson County

Kansas City, KS

Leawood, KS

Lenexa, KS

Mission, KS

North KCMO

Olathe, KS

Overland Park

Prairie Village

Raytown, MO

Shawnee, KS

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