Retirement

5 Summer Activities to do with Your Grandkids

By Barber Financial Group

August 8, 2017

Summer in Kansas City provides many unique opportunities to not only experience the community but also build stronger bonds with your grandchildren. Whether it be canoeing on a lake or experiencing exotic wildlife, all will have a great time. Many grandparents provide summer childcare for their grandkids, so it’s important to find summer activities to do with your grandkids.

Here are five of the best summer activities to do with your grandkids:

  1. Kansas City Zoo​
    The local zoo provides abundant sources of entertainment for both you and your grandkids. In addition to ever-changing animal exhibits, the zoo is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. So, you can be sure the animals are being properly cared for. Typical admission is $14.50 but drops to $11.50 for children between the ages of 3-11. The Kansas City Zoo offers lots of options for summer activities to do with your grandkids all in one place.
  2. T-bones Games​
    The Kansas City T-Bones provide a cheaper and less chaotic way for you and your grandkids to experience the baseball scene. With a smaller stadium, less crowded areas, and cheaper tickets, the experience feels more relaxed in comparison to Kauffman Stadium. Bleacher seat tickets can be as little as $9.00.
  3. Take a trip to the park​
    Multiple state-of-the-art park systems exist in Kansas City. Whether on the Missouri or Kansas side, there will be a variety of parks for you to go explore. Some of the more notable parks include Swope Park, which features a Zip Line area and beautiful biking/hiking trails. There is also Shawnee Mission Park in the suburb of Lenexa.
  4. Science City
    Science City is located downtown and inside of Union Station. It’s an interactive museum with over 120 displays, as well as a planetarium. What’s unique about this museum is the hands-on approach; visitors are encouraged to touch and fiddle with displays! The admission price is currently $13.25 for all ages.
  5. See a drive-in movie
    Taking your grandchildren to a drive-in theatre can make watching movies even more entertaining. Currently, there are three operating drive-in theaters in the Kansas City area. Ticket price is the same across all venues, $10 for those ages 12 and older and free for those under 11.

Keep Having Fun

It’s great to make memories and spend time doing summer activities with your grandkids. These are just some of the opportunities Kansas City has to offer. Barber Financial Group’s Juls Cook Tramposh runs the BFG Art Tasting and Travel Club – where she plans local Kansas City outings as well as yearly trips abroad with the BFG Community. If you’d like to be notified about these events, sign up for our newsletter and email list by filling out the form below!

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