Summer is officially here, and it’s been kicked off to an incredible start with Wichita Riverfest! But no need to let the fun stop there. There are so many fun things to do, from patio dining to splash parks to summer movies and more, and we’ve got it all right here for you! Be sure to Pin it now and reference all summer long, and don’t forget to share with your friends and follow along with our team for a #WMBsummer!
Wichita may get H-O-T in the summer, but luckily, splash parks and pools are abundant. Check out some of our favorite resources on swimming and water play.
Wichita Splash Park Round Up: Check out our newly updated guide to the splash parks in the ICT.
Wichita Area Pool Guide: Pools are open and ready for splashing this summer!
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR): Your questions answered on how those babies are able to roll over and float on their backs.
Parks & Outdoor Play
Active Tot Spots in ICT: Do you have an active one? We’ve got a list of some of our favorite spots for little ones who have lots of energy.
5 Favorite Stroller Walks in Wichita: For those who just had a baby or maybe need to get out of the house for some fresh air (early in the mornings before it gets too hot), we’ve got a list of our favorite local stroller walks.
5 Favorite Parks in Wichita: We’ve got 10 of our favorite parks, and we would love to know what you would add to the list. There are so many hidden jewels in Wichita and surrounding area neighborhoods!
Patio Dining in Wichita
We like to soak up the nice weather while we can. And Wichita has some fantastic patios. Here is a roundup of some of our favorites.
Best Places in Wichita for Ice Cream & Cool Treats
Ice cream, gelato, Italian ice – everything you need to cool off your palate this summer is right here!
Meals on Wheels :: A Guide to Wichita Food Trucks
Find them at pop up parks, food rallies, and festivals! Your guide to our favorite ICT food trucks.
Where Kids Eat Free and Cheap in Wichita
It’s no secret that Wichita is known for it’s family friendly everything. And restaurants are no exception. There are many who offer special deals just for the little ones.
Favorite Wichita Brunch Spots
Summer is the perfect time to sleep in late, skip breakfast, and mosey on in to brunch. (Said no mom with young children). But Wichita doesn’t hurt for incredible breakfast spots!
5 Must-Try Wichita Donut Shops
Not your average donut! These shops boast crazy flavors for even the pickiest of donut conossieurs!
The Best Gluten Free Pizza in Wichita
Everyone loves a good pizza. Here, we list favorite pizza spots that offer a gluten free option.
Guide to Breweries in Wichita
There are some amazing local breweries in Wichita (and surrounding areas). Perfect on a hot summer day!
Coffee Shops in West Wichita
It’s no secret that moms love caffeine, and we’ve got a list of coffee shops in West Wichita (stay tuned for a comprehensive list in the Wichita area).
Summer Bucket List
This bucket list covers a variety of ages and interests to make sure you have a fantastic summer! And you can even print the list to put in your purse or hang on your fridge.
25 Free Things to Do in Wichita This Summer
Indoor, outdoor, and after dark fun for all! A fantastic summer doesn’t have to break the bank – all these events are FREE!
4th of July Celebrations in Wichita
Find your neighborhood and mark your calendar! All the Independence Day fun in Wichita (and surrounding areas) is one click away!
Family Guide to Riverfest
This year’s Wichita Riverfest is from June 3 – June 11 and is jam-packed with something for everyone. Below is a guide to help you navigate this historical event in the heart of downtown Wichita.
5 Spring and Summer Activities for Preschoolers (and Their Siblings)
We don’t want to forget the little ones! We’ve got a list of 5 fun preschool-friendly activities to do this summer (and little siblings can join the fun too).
Fishing in Wichita
Do your kiddos like to fish? It’s not as hard as you might think, and there are plenty of places around Wichita to settle in and cast your reel.
Summer Children’s Programs
Still looking to sign your kiddos up for a camp, VBS, or Kid’s Day Out program? It’s not too late!
2016 Summer Camp Guide
2016 Vacation Bible Schools in Wichita
Kids Day Out Programs in Wichita
Sure, there is plenty to do right here in the ICT, but sometimes it’s fun to switch things up a bit. There are several day trip options – here are a few of our favorites.
4 Family Friendly Day Trips
Pack up the car and head to any of these places for the day.
Small Town Spotlight Series
Who knew there were so many unique things to do in our surrounding neighborhood towns? (Click below to see a series of posts from our Small Town Spotlight Series).
Road Trip: Oklahoma Aquarium
Strataca Salt Mines
Only a quick jaunt away in Hutchinson, the Strataca Salt Mines are a fun and unique adventure for the whole family.
Farmers Market are a great way to support our community and get fresh and healthy produce. There are so many to choose from, and we’ve got a great list.
Berry season is in full swing, and planning a U-Pick trip can be a highlight of the summer. We advise you call ahead to make sure there are still berries for picking as all is dependent on the weather and season.