5 Fun Fall Activities in Kansas City for You and Your Grandchildren

By Chris Duderstadt

October 12, 2021

5 Fun Fall Activities in Kansas City for You and Your Grandchildren

Key Points – 5 Fun Fall Activities in Kansas City for You and Your Grandchildren

  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Louisburg Cider Mill
  • The KC Pumpkin Patch
  • Sar-Ko-Par Park Enchanted Forest
  • Negro League Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum
  • 3 minute read

5 Fun Fall Activities in Kansas City for You and Your Grandchildren

Does it seem like your grandchildren grow a few inches every time you see them? Can the same thing be said about the piles of leaves that are starting to mount in your yard?  

With fall in full swing, there are several fall fun activities to enjoy in the Kansas City area that are much more delightful than those annoying leaves. What’s more is that many of those activities can be shared with your grandchildren. Here are five of those fun fall activities that we hope you and your grandchildren get the chance to enjoy. 

Boo at the Zoo

The animals won’t be the Kansas City Zoo’s only amazing attraction on Halloween weekend. Boo at the Zoo will feature a family friendly atmosphere for trick-or-treaters of all ages from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 30-31. A few Boo at the Zoo highlights will include a dance party, a pint-sized hay maze, and pedal tractors. As your grandchildren munch on some tasty treats, some of the animals will be treated to pumpkin enrichment throughout the weekend. 

Boo at the Zoo is free with the price of admission. Admission prices for this fun fall activity are as follows: 

  • Children 2 and under: free. 
  • 3-11 and 55 and up: $15. 
  • 12-54: $16.

Louisburg Cider Mill

Few things hit the spot quite like some hot apple cider from Louisburg Cider Mill on a crisp fall day. The family farm will be open through October 31. Your ticket will include access to a 10-acre corn maze, children’s play area, mount sunflower slide, huge corn crib, orchard trail, learning barn, giant swing set, 10-acre pumpkin patch, hay wagon rides, spider web climber, farm animals, tricycle track, tire tower, beehive exhibit, and low-challenge elements. The $2 cost of the jump pillow, pumpkins ($3 to $25), and periodic concessions will be sold separately. 

Here are the hours of operations and costs of admission: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — $8.99. 
  • Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. — $12.99. 
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — $12.99.
  • Children 2 and under get in free. 

The KC Pumpkin Patch 

A glass of wine can also hit the spot, especially at KC Wine Co. Wine is far from the only reason to visit KC Wine Co this fall, though, thanks to its KC Pumpkin Patch. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there will be a wide variety of interactive games and fun fall activities to enjoy. Those include but aren’t limited to: 

  • Ninja course 
  • Human foosball 
  • Farm animals 
  • Roller ball 
  • Sand pie bakery 
  • Apple cannons 
  • Barrel train 
  • Ziplines 
  • Swings and slides 
  • Pumpkin bowling 
  • Barnyard ball 
  • Rock climbing 
  • Gemstone mine 
  • Buried alive hunt 
  • Yard games 
  • Tether ball 
  • Skee ball 
  • Tug-of-war 
  • Various playgrounds 

General admission is $15.95 for everyone 2 and up. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday through October 31. 

Sar-Ko-Par Park Enchanted Forest

A sensational night is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. October 28 at Sar-Ko-Par Park. You won’t want to miss out on Enchanted Forest, which is free of admission for all ages. The abundance of entertainment options will include performances from: 

  • The local 4-H club 
  • Musician Dino O’Dell 
  • KC Wolf and Sluggerrr
  • Magician Keith Leff 
  • Operation WildLife 
  • A fire eater by Sister Act Entertainment 
  • StoneLion Puppets
  • Stilt walkers 
  • Princesses 
  • Hedge people (humans dressed as green garden hedges) 

There will also be hayrides, a science booth, pumpkin decorating, and various food vendors. While this isn’t a trick-or-treating event, some generous sponsors have been known to give out an occasional piece of candy. 

Negro League Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum

Do you love going to baseball games with your grandchildren? The Royals and Monarchs’ seasons might be over, but there’s still a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy America’s pastime with them this fall at the Negro League Baseball Museum. Tours of the museum provide a great educational experience for all ages.  

If baseball isn’t you or your grandchildren’s cup of tea, the American Jazz Museum, which is next door to the NLB Museum, is also full of history and amazing music. You can make it a fun and full day by buying a combo ticket to both museums. Both museums are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Combo admission prices are listed below: 

  • 4 and under: free. 
  • 5-12: $8. 
  • 13-64: $15. 
  • 65 and up: $13.

If you are only interested or available to go to one of the museums, you can still get in at a great rate. Admissions to each museum individually are as follows: 

  • 4 and under: free. 
  • 5-12: $6. 
  • 13-64: $10. 
  • 65 and up: $9. 

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