The weather outside is frightful-ish, the kids are getting all kinds of time off school…what’s a mom to do? Here is a list of things to get you started! For even more info on what’s going on around Wichita, check out our Family Events Calendar. And if you’re hosting a family-friendly event, please share with our community by submitting your event here!
January 1: Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike at El Dorado State Park.
January 3: The Cheney Library is hosting story time, with crafts and snacks.
January 4: This and every Wednesday in winter, enjoy discounted admission at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
January 7-8: Sesame Street Live! is coming to Intrust Bank Arena.
January 9: Great Plains Nature Center’s January Creature Feature is Waterbugs. Join them to explore the world of aquatic invertebrates.
January 14: Exploration place is hosting the 5th Annual Smallgrass Film Festival for the young and young at heart.
January 14: Your super heroes will enjoy the make and take cape at Love of Character’s Morning Craft and Breakfast.
January 14: Wichita Thunder is celebrating T-Dog’s birthday at the game against the Missouri Mavericks.
January 16: The kids are out of school (again?!?) and Hurts Donuts is hosting a donut decorating party at both locations.
January 16: The regular Moms Meet Up Monday at Whole Foods features a short info session on how to make healthy smoothies your kids will love.
January 17: Feel the Brrrrr at the Wichita Art Museum’s Art Start for Families.
January 18: Exploration Place is holding a “Build It and Break It” themed Kansas Kids Preschool class.
January 19: Nothing makes me feel older than celebrating the TWENTIETH anniversary of Titanic. Celebrate with a special screening at the Orpheum.
January 26-28: Your kids of all ages will enjoy an introduction to musical theatre with CYT’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
January 26-29: The Wichita Sport Show is coming to the Kansas Pavilions.
January 28: The Wichita Art Museum is celebrating Ice, Ice Baby with sculptures, movies, crafts and free admission. Leave the hammer pants at home.
January 28: Your kids will enjoy this as much as you might – Feather B is hosting a SuperHero Sewing Project Class.
January 29: One way to celebrate Kansas Day is with the programming lined up at the Wichita Public Library.
Neighborhood Group Meet-Ups
Wichita Neighborhood Mom Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood. Click here to join your Neighborhood Group, and see below for what’s going on this month near you.
Central Wichita/Downtown Moms: January 2 – January Playdate at Songbird Juice Co. and Riverside Park
El Dorado Moms: January 11 – Meet up for a cold treat at the Ice Cream Social at Dairy Queen.
Derby/South Wichita Moms: January 14 – Moms Coffee Meetup at Park Grounds Coffeehouse
West Side/Goddard/Maize Moms: January 17 – Story time and Craft at Moxi Junction
East Side/Andover Moms: January 28 – Papa Murphy’s Tour including make and take mini pizzas