Wichita Moms Guide to April 2018 Events

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We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with some of our favorite community partners: Botanica and Sedgwick County Zoo! To make planning easy, we are excited to highlight their April events below:

Botanica 

Tulips, Fairies & Forts 

April 7, April 14, April 21, 10:00 – 2:00pm, General Admission and $3 for members. Tulips, Fairies & Forts is back again this year with games, activities, crafts and, of course…60,000 tulips! Come explore our gardens and visit with our different special guests each Saturday. See website for more details!

Fairy Tea Party

April 7, 10:00am-12:00pm or 11:30am-1:30pm. This tea party and ballet performance features Ballet Wichita. Each child received his or her own fairy wings. After tea, sandwiches and treats, the children will have several craft stations to explore. $35 for children and $10 for adults.  

>>Click HERE for a list of all Botanica events in April<<

Sedgwick County Zoo

Party for the Planet 

April 19, 9:00am-2:00pm. Hands-on activities and interactive exhibits present many learning opportunities for children to celebrate Earth Day. This environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care or the world we live in.

Beastly Beers, Craft Edition

April 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm Walk part of the zoo while enjoying fine food and craft beer and live music. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. (21 and over only)

>>Click HERE for a list of all Zoo events in April<<


April 2018 Events in Wichita

Week:: April 1-8

Apr 2-4: Pete the Cat is rocking out in an all-new musical at Crown Uptown.
Apr 4: Enjoy a special Good Night, Good Knight storytime at Evergreen Library.
Apr 5-6: This month’s Homegrown Education at Botanica will focus on Beginner Birding

WEEKEND April 7-9:
Apr 7: Take control of your heart health with Go Red for Women.
Apr 7: Pancakes, local heroes, and Exploration Place – what a combo!
Apr 7: Fairy wings, ballet and a tea party – it’s the stuff kids’ dreams are made of. 
Apr 7: Support local law enforcement at the 2018 Community Parade.
Apr 7: Every child could use more education on stranger danger and how to stay safe.
Apr 8: Donuts and a story? Yes, please!
Apr 8: The US Air Force Academy Band will be performing at Century II. 

Week:: April 9-15

Apr 9-10: Your preschooler will love exploring nature through the Color Dance
Apr 9-11: Curious George will be causing trouble on Meatball Day – don’t miss the show!
Apr 11: A storytime themed around kindness? Yes, please!

WEEKEND April 13-15
Apr 13
: Sip and stitch with other moms at Blue Baboon Books.
Apr 13: Since school is out, take your kids out for some glow in the dark roller skating.
Apr 14: Get outside and Play Heathy ICT.
Apr 14: Cowtown is getting wild – Laura Ingalls Wilder, that is!
Apr 14-15: Don’t miss Art at the Arb – vendors, music, art and flowers!

Week:: April 16-22

Apr 19-21: The sky is falling on Chicken Little at Wichita Children’s Theatre.
Apr 19: Party for the Planet at the Zoo – learn conservationism and celebrate Earth Day. 
Apr 19: Send your engineering minded teens to Westlink Library for a marshmallow bridge building contest.

WEEKEND April 20-22
Apr 20
: Schedule a Date Night for Drunk History at the Museum of World Treasures.
Apr 21
: New and expecting moms won’t want to miss out on WMB’s Bloom. (sold out)
Apr 21-22: Dress up and head to the 15th Annual Spring Renaissance Festival.
Apr 21: Be prepared with this Weather Safety Class.
Apr 21: Crafts, snacks and ICT mermaids will make your under-the-sea loving child so happy!
Apr 21: Spend a Day at the Ranch and learn all about local agriculture.
Apr 22: Head to Derby and Spring Into Art with crafts, games, entertainment and snacks.

Week:: April 23-30

Apr 23: Put your Parks and Rec trivia to good use.
Apr 26-28
: Hello, Dolly! will be performed by CYT.

WEEKEND April 27-29
Apr 28: Head to Sedgwick County Zoo for Beastly Beers with your main man or best girls!
Apr 28: Civil War reenactment comes to Cowtown with demonstrations, soldiers, and many activities.
Apr 28: Explore every vehicle imaginable and take pictures with your favorite characters at Touch a Truck, Save a Life
Apr 28: Enjoy a glass or three of wines from around the world at Midwest Winefest
Apr 28: Take a short trip to Winfield for the HRC Potluck of Diversity.

More events will be added as the month goes on – check back soon!

You can see everything on the WMB calendar for the month here. If you have an event to add, you can do that here.


WMB Neighborhood Group Meet-Ups

Wichita Neighborhood Mom Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood and connecting online to share recommendations and advice. Click here to join your Neighborhood Group, and see below for what’s going on near you this month.

The Derby/South Wichita Group is planning a meetup at the zoo on April 14 and a Moms’ Night Out on April 25.
Support local and enjoy a donut with the Central/Downtown Group on April 16.
The West Side/Goddard/Maize Group will be enjoying some chocolate and wine at Moms’ Night Out.
North Wichita/Bel Aire Group will be playing at the park on April 21.


Regularly Scheduled Programming

Many local places have recurring events that are great for moms and families, and you can find them here: 

  • Aviate has Junior Jump Monday through Friday for the younger crowd.
  • Botanica has a Garden Storytime every Thursday morning, in the Children’s Library or weather permitting in the gardens. 
  • Sensory Friendly play at Exploration Place on the second Sunday of every month
  • Urban Air has Jumparoo Toddler Jump every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Home Depot has a free Kids’ DIY workshop on the first Saturday of every month.
  • Family Night at Museum of World Treasures is the first Thursday of the month.
  • Every Friday the Kansas Aviation Museum has a special ticket price for families.
  • Make ICT has free access to their makerspace every other Monday.
  • Celebrate Science Friday at Blue Baboon Books with a craft and non-fiction story. 
  • Kansas Children’s Service League has a support group for Parents of Special Needs Children on the third Monday of every month. 
  • Moxi Junction hosts story and craft time every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30am.
  • Local libraries have story times almost every day: check out our Guide to Wichita Story Times.

Other Resources for Things to Do with Kids

Top 10 Things for Wichita Kids & Parents to Do in ICT

Fun Stuff to Do in West Wichita 

Where Kids Eat Cheap or Free in Wichita

Guide to Wichita: Everything You Need to Know


Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.

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