Are you looking for enrichment, classes, or after school activities for kids in Wichita? Parents in Wichita are lucky to have so many options, and the purpose of this guide is to share all our community has to offer.
Options include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – tutoring, athletics, music, STEM, and more! Check out the enrichment activities, classes, and programs available around town.
Ages: 6 months-Adults
Cost: Free – $105
Location: Multiple Locations Throughout Wichita
Wichita Park & Recreation, Wichita Cultural Arts, and the Wichita Public Library have combined their offerings into one simple activity guide to make it easy to discover everything the City has to offer. Unleash your inner explorer and dive into the vibrant world of Wichita. Embrace new experiences, ignite your passions, and embark on unforgettable experiences. Discover the endless possibilities that await you in our activity guide. Start exploring today!
Ages: 12 months – 18 years old
Cost: $15 – $300
Location: East//9400 East 37th Street North
Gymnastics is a great sport for boys and girls of all ages! Gymnastics classes offer a variety of benefits: physical activity promotes exercise, and coaches and instruction promote attentiveness and respect. Gymnastics helps boys and girls develop spatial and body awareness. It helps with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Wichita Gymnastics utilizes games, gymnastics skills, equipment, and music to challenge children and nurture their physical and mental development. Their primary emphasis is on positive self-image, physical conditioning, coordination, and development to the child’s fullest potential. You’ll also find Kids Day Out, Kids Night Out, Ninja, Kip & Backhandspring Clinics, Swim Lessons, Summer Camp, and much more!
They’ve been serving recreational and competitive gymnasts in south central Kansas with a tradition of excellence since 1969. With a quality, caring staff, innovative teaching progressions, unparalleled organization and the best equipped facilities in the country, WGC has risen to become imitated and respected throughout our region.
Location: East//6615 E. Central
Do you have a child that loves to move and groove? Do you have a child, shy or outgoing, that would love to make new friends? You will find that and more at Kansas Dance Academy. KDA offers classes for ages 6 months – Adult in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and modern. At Kansas Dance Academy you will find a loving, passionate, professional adult staff that is excited to help your dancer experience the amazing world of dance in a safe and loving environment. Community and competition performances are available. From Ballet to Broadway, they can show you the way at KDA. Dance lessons are Life lessons!!!!!
Ages: 3 – adult
Cost: $48 and up
Location: Central//201 S Lulu
Come perform and learn with us. We have classes for ages 3 through adult. We have dance classes in the following disciplines, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical and pointe. For adults wanting to brush up on their tap skills check out the Adult Tap class. Theatre classes include a wide variety including acting classes, touring singing groups, musicals and straight play productions. There are two shows during the year you can participate in for free. Give yourself a little break and send your preschooler to our Once Upon a Time Academy. WCT&DC does not have an enrollment or recital fee.
Ages: 3 and up
Location: West//1600 W. Douglas
BALLET WICHITA: Training Dancers for Life
They offer a progressive ballet training program for ages 3 to the professional adult. In addition to their training program, classes include creative movement for our youngest dancers, Young Men’s Ballet, Contemporary dance, Tap, Pointe classes, Pas de Deux, Adult Ballet Technique and more.
There are performance opportunities for ages 8 and up. For this season’s full stage performances, auditions will be held for The Nutcracker, and the Ballet In the Park series.
Ages: Pre-K – High School
Cost: $150/month per subject
Location: East//2621 N Greenwich Rd, Unit 400
Kumon is an after-school academic enrichment program. They strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help the student develop a love of learning.
Students advance through the program at their own pace. Their emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.
Ages: 3 – Adult
Location: East//7230 E 29th St N
Their wide variety of classes is sure to please anyone! Monart Drawing, painting, sculpture, cooking, Lego and science classes are all offered at their main location, The Art Park, as well as dozens of public and private schools as an after school club.
Ages: birth – 8
Cost: $195-290 for 3 month class and materials
Location: West//1103 Jefferson
Riverside Music Together supports families with children ages birth-8 through family music and movement classes in the Wichita area. They’re more than a mommy and me class, as they get the whole family involved with singing, dancing, jamming, playing, and learning together! Not only is community music-making fun, but it also supports your child in so many other ways as they grow–socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, linguistically–every area of learning. Come experience the joy of Music Together with the Riverside Music Together community!
Location: West//4235 W. Central
Celebrating 54 years in business, Garten’s Music offers lessons through the Wichita Music Academy on most popular instruments, including piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, drum, voice, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, and more. Voted best in Wichita 2 years in a row, they also sell keyboard instruments, guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles and accessories. They also provide rental services for band and orchestral instruments.
Ages: All ages
Location: multiple locations throughout Wichita
Wichita Public Library offers exceptional programs for all ages! From story times, games and crafts for children, journaling and book clubs for teens, and current events and technology for adults, the library is for everyone!
XP League serves up a pro-level experience for gamers ages 7-17. Looking to prepare for high school, college, or professional gaming? Their athletes crush all their goals with next-level gaming strategies and experienced coaches. XP League’s professional coaches teach important skills such as sportsmanship and strategic thinking. Esports combine many of the learning and growing experiences you’d expect to find in any youth sport with the technology and computer skills needed to compete in today’s most popular games. Their programs are designed to fit athletes at all levels. Founding Families discount applies before September 1st.
Is your child interested in a particular sport? Here are recreational leagues and clubs in & around Wichita:
There are lots of extracurricular opportunities for homeschooling families to fill out their schedules: