With spring break upon us, I finally get to spend some time with my grandkids. And no, I promise I won’t make them hang up sheet rock like my kids had to do! With all my grandkids residing in Kansas city, we’re always looking for fun things to do here. Spoiler alert: we like to eat a lot. Below is a list of some of our favorite places and maybe we’ll run into you sometime!

  1. The Upper Crust

It’s an adorable little pie shop located in downtown Overland Park with an old school atmosphere. They have just about a dozen flavors of pie and many cookie and other sweet treat options too. Definitely kid friendly and who doesn’t love pie?

  1. Loose Park

If you’re from Kansas City, you’ve probably heard of this or have been here before. I suggest taking a loaf of bread and feeding the ducks. Or even better- If it’s a beautiful day outside, have a picnic. The park is so big with tons of room to run around.

  1. Topeka Zoo

If you’re up for the drive, the Topeka zoo is the best. It’s a lot smaller scale than the Kansas City zoo. It’s also great for kids because there’s not too much walking to do and you can get up close and personal with the animals.

  4.Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant

If you haven’t been here before, you’re missing out!! When you sit at your table, you order your food through a phone attached to the table. The food arrives overhead by a small train. To say my grandkids love this place is an understatement. It’s a burger, fries and milkshake kinda eatery. I would recommend getting there early because it fills up fast and there’s nothing worse than hungry, cranky children!

5.Science City at Union Station

This is a great place to go that’s extremely interactive for kids. It gives kids a hands on experience with science and it’s something that we both can enjoy together. Bonus: Fritz’s is close by. Make a day out of it!

6.The Nelson Atkins Museum Glass Labyrinth exhibit

This is a free exhibit located outside of the nelson. It is a glass maze but be warned- make sure your kids keep their hands out in front of them or else you might end up with a bumped head!

  1. Winsteads

Another old school diner type of restaurant that’s very similar to fritz’s style of food. The skyscraper milkshake is the way to go and your children will be talking about it for years!

  1. Legoland

Located close to downtown KC, this is a great place if the weather is not cooperating and bonus: the Sea Life aquarium is right next door.

  1. The college basketball experience

With March Madness happening right now, why not take your kids to the college basketball experience? It’s a great interactive basketball museum for kids of all ages.

Let me know what you decide to do this spring break!

-Ward