Summer Activities for Families

With the kids out of school for the summer, this season is the perfect time to make memories together as a family. Luckily, our community offers lots of activities for families to enjoy! A thrilling day at the theme park, a visit to the art museum, a night out at a family-friendly concert or local sports game are just some of the many fun things to do together. Whether your kids are big or little, our community has something for families of all kinds.

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    The Museum at Prairiefire

    The Museum at Prairiefire not only showcases exhibits but  also includes regular events, interactive activities and programs for adults and children.

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    Barkley Square

    Hang at the lawn after a dinner out or play a yard game with friends at Barkley Square in Park Place.

  3. Historic Oxford Schoolhouse

    The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse offers programs for children and families and is sure to not disappoint.

  4. Breakout KC Escape Room

    Challenge your mind by attempting to escape a live action escape room in under 60-minutes at Breakout KC Escape Room in Leawood. 

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    Strang Hall

    Strang Hall is a collective of six chef-driven restaurants under one roof with a great outdoor lawn space for the community to enjoy. 

  6. Blade & Timber Axe Throwing

    Blade & Timber Axe Throwing offers unique entertainment for friends, families and co-workers with a casual atmosphere full of fun. 

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    Park Place Farmers’ Market

    Visit the Park Place Farmers’ Market for a variety of produce vendors, local farmers, specialty food and makers, featured programming, and acoustic performances.

  8. Theatre in the Park

    Bring the whole family for an evening under the stars for live theatre at Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. 

  9. Ernie Miller Park

    Discover the new outdoor amphitheater at Ernie Miller Park on Friday evenings this summer for entertainment and enjoy the beautiful trails. 

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    Overland Park Farmers Market

    Bring the whole family for a morning of shopping local vendors at the Overland Park Farmers Market. 

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    Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

    Visit the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead to see over 250 animals and birds, experience a Kanza Indian encampment, horse back riding and fishing pond.

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    The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

    Take a walk in the woods at The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and enjoy sculptures, fairy houses, the Train Garden and much more. 

  13. Powell Gardens


    Powell Gardens offers beautiful gardens, a nature trail, special events, exhibits and classes for all ages.

  14. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Free admission at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art makes this indoor and outdoor destination a no-brainer for a summer must-do activity. 

  15. Chicken n Pickle


    Chicken and Pickle is an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex that includes chef-driven food, pickleball courts, a variety of yard games.