Just like daffodils emerging from the ground, the KC Royals home opener game is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. After being outside with the family all weekend, I am diving deep into spring fever!
Here are a few of the outdoor adventures we’re looking forward to this spring, in no particular order:
- Family FunDay Sundays at Kauffman Stadium, which includes autograph sessions, a base fun run for kids, and special deals on family 4-pack tickets
- Science City’s Simple Machines at Play outdoor exhibit, which combines STEAM education with physical play for tons of fun – zip lines anyone? My son calls it the science playground, and loves climbing the 3-story Luckey Climber, which is a climber and sculpture in one.
- Sporting KC kicks off another exciting season of soccer, with an option to see the Swope Park Rangers for a lower-key, more budget-friendly option. Both teams have afternoon and early evening games throughout the season.
- Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead opens April 1 each year so you and your kiddos can see can see more than 250 animals and birds, bottle feed baby goats, ride a pony, go fishing, and so much more! The Farmstead is a real gem in KC.
- Theme Parks:
- Worlds of Fun opens for the 2019 season on April 13. Between Planet Snoopy and the many family rides, there’s no shortage of fun for everyone in the family. Just prepare to explain who the Peanuts characters are to your little ones!
- A little further from home, but equally fun, Silver Dollar City just opened for their 2019 season. Explore the cave, catch some entertainment, and enjoy the rides, crafts and bluegrass music throughout the day. There’s nothing like watching the glass blower when the kids need a mid-day break.
- Visits to the Native Hooved Animal Enclosure at Fleming Park, in Blue Springs, MO, and Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, KS. The name of the Fleming Park preserve is less than thrilling, but the view of bison, elk and white-tailed deer playing, eating and interacting with each other is pretty fantastic to watch. And the up-close view of tigers, ligers (yes, that’s a thing), wolves, and myriad small cats and other exotic animals that are loved and cared for at Cedar Cove is exciting and heart-warming at the same time.