March brings spring break AND egg hunts this year! Keep your kiddos occupied during break with a camp or activity, and then plan to attend an egg hunt with your family. Need more things to do in Wichita this month? Keep reading!
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 March events below:
Tulips, Fairies & Forts
March 31, 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!
Sedgwick County Zoo
Follow The Roar
March 15-25, 8:30am-5pm. Bring in your tournament ticket stub and receive $5 off admission (offer is good March 15-25).
Children’s Farm Festival: Sheep Shearing
March 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join the zoo as they shear the sheep and prepare for spring! Feel the different wool, try their hand at wool carding and hand spinning.
March 31, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come and enjoy Easter activities throughout the day! Meet the Easter bunny*, participate in egg guessing games and much more! Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo.
March 2018 Events in Wichita
Mar 1: Take an evening stroll and enjoy the full moon.
Mar 2: Read Across America and enjoy a Dr. Seuss story time.
Mar 2: Wichita Children’s Theatre is putting on a special St. Patty’s dance for your middle schooler.
Mar 3: Your kids can try hockey for free with classes and demonstrations all afternoon.
Mar 6: Grab your best girls or your hubby and take this Intro to Mixology class.
Mar 8: The famous cow will be at Chick-fil-a for storytime and crafts.
Mar 8: Register for a free Safe Kids car seat check.
Mar 8-10: Kibby the Space Dog, a popular book by a local author, has become a musical for kids!
Mar 9-11: The Independent School presents The Odyssey for the family.
Mar 10: Our favorite princesses will be visiting the gardens at Botanica.
Mar 10: Your elementary schooler will love all of the hands-on STEM demonstrations at the 2018 Engineering Expo.
Mar 10: Barnes and Noble is hosting a story time and free robotics demonstration.
Mar 10: It’s Sheep Shearing time at the Children’s Zoo at SCZ!
Mar 11: Calling all women for a free self-defense seminar!
Mar 11: Let the kids learn how to decorate some St. Patrick’s Day cookies.
Mar 12-13: Botanica’s Garden Sprouts is celebrating “At Your House” with stories, crafts and a snack.
Mar 14: Take your basketball-obsessed kids to see the teams practice before tournament games begin.
Mar 15-25: Bring in your tournament ticket stub and receive $5 off admission at the zoo.
Mar 15-17: The NCAA Tournament is downtown and there are many games to see!
Mar 17-18: The biggest basketball themed block party is downtown – food, drinks, entertainment and multiple party venues.
Mar 16-18: The circus is in town!
Mar 17: Don’t miss the Historic Delano St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Mar 17: Moms, take your son(s) and cut a rug at the El Dorado Rec Center.
Mar 18: If your child needs a little less stimuli, head to Towne East for a picture with the Caring Bunny.
Mar 24-25: ICT Comic Con returns like never before.
Mar 24: Road trip to Lindsborg to celebrate Waffle Day with the entire community.
Mar 24: Avery and Grey and Love of Character are teaming up for a Little Bunny Brunch.
Mar 24: The Zoo is hosting an Adult Adventure – Pucker Up – The Science Behind the Taste.
Mar 28: Grab the girls and head to Wichita Art Museum for a Mean Girls Interactive Screening.
Mar 29: Get the kids pajama-ed up and head to Blue Baboon Books for a fun Pajama Jam.
Mar 29: Learn about healthy and fun eating with games and prizes because We All Eat!
Mar 31: WMB is hosting our 2nd Annual Spring Family Egg Hunt – fun and games for the whole family!
Mar 31: The zoo’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza is taking place all day long.
Mar 31: The first of Botanica’s Tulips, Fairies and Forts is back – crafts, games and, of course, tulips!
Mar 31: The Humane Society has volunteer opportunities for your middle and high schoolers during Community Service Saturday.
More events will be added as the month goes on – check back soon!
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 North Wichita/Bel Aire Group is hosting a Moms’ Night Out on March 16.
Central Wichita/Downtown Group is teaming up with the Derby/South Wichita Group to attend a screening of Peter Rabbit on March 10.
The West Wichita/Goddard/Maize Group is having a meet up at the zoo on March 17.
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 Sunny Days 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
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