7 ideal family cruise spots in Wichita
September 16, 2016 - Picnic Time
For many, tumble is a ideal time to cruise with a family before it gets too chilly.
Here are a few of a tip spots in city to cruise with your kids:
Wichita Art Museum’s Art Garden
The Art Garden during a Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd., is always giveaway and open to a public, regardless of a climate. The Art Garden provides plenty grassy areas to widespread out a sweeping and tell while holding in a sculpture garden. While it’s not a sum stadium – we can’t stand on a sculptures or travel on a flower beds – it’s really a some-more kid-friendly sourroundings to teach art appreciation in your kids from a immature age. If you’re pulpy for time, we can sequence to-go lunches from a museum’s Muse Cafe, that has a kids menu with dishes such as grilled cheeses, PBJs, buttered pasta with Parmesan, and hamburgers. Admission to a museum is giveaway on Saturdays, so if we go then, we can have a giveaway morning and afternoon of fun.
Details: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. Art garden is giveaway and open to a public; acknowledgment to a museum is giveaway on Saturdays.
For years, Eastborough Park has been one of my favorites. Despite a relations alliance to a intersection of Kellogg and Woodlawn, a vast section walls surrounding a park roughly totally retard out a trade noise. When we hang out in Eastborough Park, it’s roughly like a rest of a universe goes divided for a while. It’s really relaxing. Plus, a park has a good stadium for a kids to bake appetite while we prep a cruise spread.
Details: Eastborough Park, 33 Willowbrook Road, Eastborough.
For west-siders, it’s flattering tough to kick Buffalo Park — in terms of fun things to do and in a altogether distance of a park. Just since it’s tumble doesn’t meant a kids can’t suffer a dash pads, that non-stop progressing this summer. The dash pads work from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily until late October, when they tighten down for a season. The park also has gazebos, tennis courts and a vast stadium to keep a kids entertained for a full afternoon of fun. Bring a Frisbee or kite to take full advantage of a vast fields during Buffalo Park.
Details: Buffalo Park, 10201 W. Hardtner. Splash pads work from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily until late October.
Before final year’s Illuminations began, Botanica wrapped adult construction on a new enclosed area by a koi pool and lake. Its doors open adult many like those in a garage and yield opening to a outdoors. For a kids, Botanica has a acclaimed Downing Children’s Garden, that is firm to keep your kids entertained for hours. You will have to compensate acknowledgment to get in during Botanica (unless, of course, you’re a member).
Details: Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays year-round. In September, Botanica is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Botanica is also open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays by October. Admission is $7 for adults (13-61), $5 for girl (3-12), and $6 for seniors (62 plus) and military.
O.J. Watson Park
No family cruise mark inventory would be finish though mentioning O.J. Watson Park, on a south side of Wichita. Simply put, a 119-acre park offers a many family-friendly activities of any of a Wichita parks. A elementary cruise could simply spin into a full day of mini golf, paddle boating, hack rides, tiny sight rides and family fishing. In addition, O.J. Watson Park has 3 apart playgrounds of opposite sizes and on opposite surfaces to greatfully any stadium aficionado. Most of a attractions, like mini golf, paddle boats and hack rides, cost a integrate bucks per chairman though are still cheaper than if we were to compensate for a same activities elsewhere.
Details: O.J. Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Through Oct. 4, rides work from 5 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 8 p.m. on weekends. Between Oct. 5 and Oct. 31, rides work from 5 p.m. until dim on Fridays and from noon until dim on weekends.
ICT Pop-Up Urban Park/WSU Food Truck Plaza
If you’re after a opposite kind of picnic, a ICT Pop-Up Urban Park or a Food Truck Plaza on a campus of Wichita State University is a place for you. We all get busy, and infrequently it’s too many bid to container an whole cruise lunch before going out. At possibly of these pop-up parks, we can have your lunch catered by one of Wichita’s many food trucks and still get a outside eating knowledge you’re craving. If you’re picnicking with immature children, check out a WSU park first, as a downtown pop-up park is rather tighten to trade on Douglas. Both places actively refurbish their Facebook pages with a report of a food trucks formulation to be in attendance, so be certain to like “ICT Pop-Up Urban Park” and “Wichita State Food Truck Plaza” on Facebook to get information on when to locate a trucks.
Details: ICT Pop-Up Urban Park, 121 E. Douglas. Wichita State Food Truck Plaza, 1845 N. Fairmount. Lunch is typically served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For an present inventory of a food trucks scheduled to be during both locations, check both parks’ Facebook pages.
Pawnee Prairie Park
Wichita’s Pawnee Prairie Park is one of a city’s oft-overlooked gems. The park, on a west side of city and only off Kellogg, provides many miles of noted inlet trails to try and offers plenty spots for a family picnic. The area for picnicking is best accessed from a opening off Pawnee, and if we select to cruise here, feel giveaway to move a burgers and prohibited dogs. Pawnee Prairie Park has colourless grills accessible (provided we yield a colourless and lighting material), and cruise tables. Bring Fido as well, since dogs on leashes are acquire to come along while we try a inlet trails with a kids.
Details: Pawnee Prairie Park, easterly on Pawnee from South Maize Road.