Looking For Winter Activities? 7 Places To Try

Winter activities for homeschool families

Looking for winter activities around Kansas City that are friendly to area homeschoolers? Our homeschool community kindly provided their favorite places to shake off the indoor doldrums:

Sky Zone KC locations.

Some Sky Zone locations, like this Homeschool Hop, offer discount rates for homeschoolers. They often take place on certain days of the week when school is in session. Contact the one nearest you to see what they offer.

Rainbow Play Systems of Kansas.

Your children can have up to 2 hours of pay-to-play time at the company’s Olathe indoor showroom, for $7.50 per child (Monday to Friday). Enjoy the swingsets for a day, or try them out before buying your own!

Skate City’s Homeschool Skate.

If you want a “wheely good time” that’s also affordable, try Skate City in Overland Park. It discounts admission to $5.50 for homeschoolers (skate rentals are $2.50).

360 Gymnastics – Open Gym.

For most days of the week, this gym in Olathe offers open gym from noon to 1 p.m. Prices range from $3-5 per attendee, all ages. Parents must accompany children 6 years and under.

Kansas City Ice Center.

One of the most popular winter activities is ice skating, and this center in Shawnee offers Home School Skate every first and third Friday of the month, from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for children 5 and older, with parents skating for free!

(The center also offers Home School Lessons.)

Ernie Miller Nature Center.

One homeschool mom writes: “You might also try heading to Ernie Miller, checking out the nature center, and then hitting the trails in coats and hats. There is a nice long walk that loops back to the parking lot, and it wears everyone out! In addition, since the nature center is in a bit of a valley, you are protected from the wind. ”

Urban Air Trampoline Park.

Sometimes an extra hour or two of bouncing is all you need to keep the little ones happy (and warm)!

This popular all-year attraction opens the park up at certain times for Jumperoo – only for children 5 and under.

We have updated this blog post, originally published in January 2016, for timeliness and detail.

Do you have other favorite winter activities that didn’t make it to this list? Let us know in the comments!


  1.   January 22, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    ActivSTARS has Flag Football, Cheerleading, and Karate/Martials Arts classes starting now. Visit the web site for more information.

    1.   January 26, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      Thanks for the heads up, Ray!

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