Fun Things to Do in Wichita with Kids | NOVEMBER 2022


Things to Do in Wichita this Month – November 2022

No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and without!). Welcome to Wichita’s best-kept and up-to-date event listing!

Whether you are prepping to host Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or just looking for a new local coffee shop to ward off winter chill, we’ve always got you covered. Don’t forget all the holiday events and things to do – right here, for your entertainment.

We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners: Botanica! To make planning easy, we are excited to highlight their November events below:


Illuminations – Bring your whole family to experience the enchanted Christmas holiday display from November 18th-December 31st that’s back and better than ever. Enjoy hot chocolate, snacks and light shows all at Botanica. Don’t miss out on the magic this season and buy your tickets today. Prepurchase tickets only – none will be sold at the door: $13 Adults/$9 Children & Members/2 & under are FREE.

A Holiday to Remember Garden Glow – Thursday, November 17th, 6:30-9:30 pm. Be the first to marvel at the spectacular new additions to Illuminations and enjoy festive food and entertainment. There will be live music, holiday dance performances, a holiday boutique, magician, horse-drawn hay wagons & more. This event is presented by the Botanica Pistils. Tickets available online only by November 10th. There will be a cash bar and this is for adults only.

Illuminations “Golf Cart” Tour – Book your personalized “GOLF CART” tour now and see Illuminations, Wichita’s premier light display, in style.  You and four friends can ride in a golf cart for a personalized tour of the lights. Available beginning November 18 on a limited basis. Tours begin at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and are about 45 minutes in length, (includes admission). Tour includes a refreshing beverage and tasty treat!  Cost: $125 for up to 5 guests; $100 minimum per golf cart. Larger parties may be accommodated with a second golf cart. Each person over the age of 3 years old will be included in tour price. For more information & to book a tour, contact Janet Lyda: 316-264-0448, ext. 109 or [email protected]

Botanica’s events can be found here!

Things to Do in Wichita | November 2022 

November 1, 2022

11:00 am Family Storytime

November 2, 2022

November 4, 2022

November 5, 2022

3:00 pm Wine Walk
6:30 pm Pajama Party

November 6, 2022

November 7, 2022

10:30 am Family Storytime

November 8, 2022

11:00 am Family Storytime

November 9, 2022

November 10, 2022

November 11, 2022

November 12, 2022

3:00 pm Wine Walk

November 13, 2022

5:00 pm Diwali 2022

November 14, 2022

10:30 am Family Storytime

November 15, 2022

11:00 am Family Storytime
8:00 pm Joe Bonamassa

November 16, 2022

November 17, 2022

November 18, 2022

6:00 pm Art Chatter
7:30 pm The Gondoliers

November 19, 2022

7:30 pm The Gondoliers

November 20, 2022

2:00 pm The Gondoliers

November 21, 2022

10:30 am Family Storytime

November 22, 2022

11:00 am Family Storytime

November 23, 2022

November 25, 2022

6:00 pm Elf Interactive

November 26, 2022

November 27, 2022

November 28, 2022

10:30 am Family Storytime

November 29, 2022

11:00 am Family Storytime

November 30, 2022

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

If you have an event to add, you can do that here.

Wichita Mom Community Groups

Wichita Mom Community Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood and connecting online to share recommendations and advice. Click here to join your Community Group.

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.
  • 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.

Other Resources for Things to Do with Kids in Wichita

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

For Ages 5 and Under

Explore with Kids Series

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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Meaghan wears many hats throughout the day: wife to husband of fifteen years, Jeremy, mom to two incredible children, Jacob and Aliza, legal assistant, foster parent, and surrogate. A Wichita native, she met her husband at K-State (Go State!) and they moved from coast (Los Angeles, CA) to coast (Manchester, NH and Groton, CT) before settling back down in Kansas. She is a big fan of her crock pots, has read more than a novel a day for the last five years, and crochets in her “spare” time.


  1. Hi, Meaghan,

    I didn’t realize you did this! Wanted to let folks know that Home Depot’s kids’ workshops haven’t resumed…yet! However, it may be possible to pick up the kits that we use for the classes, for free, at the customer service desk.


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