Guide to a Wichita Summer

Guide to a Wichita Summer

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 Splash Park Round-Up | Wichita Moms Blog

Wichita Area Pool Guide: Pools are open and ready for splashing this summer!

Dive Into Summer :: Wichita Pool Guide | Wichita Moms Blog

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR): Your questions answered on how those babies are able to roll over and float on their backs.

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)

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.

Active Tot Spots in ICT

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.

Walks in Wichita

 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!

5 Favorite Parks in Wichita | Wichita Moms Blog5 More Favorite Parks in Wichita

5 More Parks in Wichita

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!

The Best Ice Cream in Wichita

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.

Wichita Food Trucks | Wichita Moms Blog

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.Where Kids Eat Free in Wichita | Wichita Moms Blog


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!

Wichita Brunch

5 Must-Try Wichita Donut Shops

Not your average donut! These shops boast crazy flavors for even the pickiest of donut conossieurs!

Wichita donut shops

The Best Gluten Free Pizza in Wichita

Everyone loves a good pizza. Here, we list favorite pizza spots that offer a gluten free option.

gluten free pizza in wichita

Guide to Breweries in Wichita

There are some amazing local breweries in Wichita (and surrounding areas). Perfect on a hot summer day!

Wichita breweries

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).

West Wichita Coffee Shops

Summer is synonomous with fun, relaxation, and movies! There are some excellent feature films expected to be released this summer, and Wichita some great Family Movie events as well.

Summer Family Movies in Wichita

2016 Summer Family Movies in Wichita | Wichita Moms Blog

2016 Summer Movie Guide

summer movies wichita

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.

Summer Bucket List, 100 Things to Do

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!

free things to do in wichita

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!

4th of July Celebrations in Wichita | Wichita Moms Blog

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.

Family Guide to Riverfest

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).

Spring and Summer Activities for PreSchoolers | Wichita Moms Blog

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.

Fishing with Littles in Wichita

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 Wichita Summer Camp Guide

2016 Vacation Bible Schools in Wichita 

Vacation Bible Schools in Wichita

Kids Day Out Programs in Wichita

Kids Day Out Programs in Wichita

Though we all want to be outside all day everyday in the summer, some days it’s just too hot (or rainy). But don’t you worry, there are plenty of options to keep you busy.

10 Best Places for Indoor Fun in Wichita

indoor fun in wichita

Things to Do in Wichita When it Rains

Things to do in Wichita when it rains

The Ultimate Story Time Index

Wichita Story Times

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.

Day Trips from Wichita


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).

Small Town Spotlight - Cheney


Road Trip: Oklahoma Aquarium

Take a fun road trip to Oklahoma City. Our contributor Kim and her family loved the aquarium.

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.

Strataca Salt Mines

Farmers Markets

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.

Wichita Farmer's Markets

Berry Picking

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.

berry picking in wichita

 Need even more ideas? Be sure to check out our Wichita Summer Pinterest Board, subscribe to our weekly newsletter and follow us on social media: Instagram//Facebook//Twitter!


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