Things to Do in Wichita with Kids | JUNE 2022

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month – June 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!

Cool off at one of the many local splash parks, or with some tasty ice cream! Have you signed your kids up for VBS or summer camp yet? And it’s not too late to make your family’s summer bucket list!

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 June events below:

Botanica

Washed Ashore, now until October 23 – Experience Angela Pozzi’s Washed Ashore traveling exhibit featuring giant sea life creatures made of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our ocean and waterways. Come touch, learn and make memories.

Vine – June 17. Vine, an Alfresco Event to support Botanica, the Wichita Gardens will be unforgettable. Mix and mingle in the beautiful gardens and experience a mouth-watering farm-to-table dinner, enjoy fully stocked bars, and dance the night away to live music. This event has limited tickets. Members/Non-members $140.

WERQ Dance Fitness Pop-Up – June 4. Come dance with Botanica on the Carousel Grand Lawn. Join a WERQ dance fitness event, the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on trending pop and hip hop music. Enjoy a family friendly and summer-time themed playlist! WERQ is for everybody and every body. Instructor: Sydney McMillen has been teaching WERQ Dance Fitness for almost 5 years in the Wichita area. She is also a full-time business professional, wife, and mom of two beautiful little girls.   She is a WERQ Rep/Instructor, Certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor. Free with admission. 

Twilight Tunes on the Terrace – June 28. Relax and unwind with Lander Ballard. The Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Doors will open at 5:30 for you to enjoy drinks for purchase from The Bar on Demand; come hungry and purchase dinner from Molino’s Mexican Cuisine. Seating is first come. Enjoy the Summer Gardens before the concert begins then listen to live music on the Terrace from 6:30-8:30. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax. You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks but no outside alcohol will be allowed. All tickets must be pre-purchased at botanica.org. No tickets will be sold at the door.

All Botanica events can be found here!

More Botanica Events

Summer Buzz – June 25. This summer-themed event is designed with the whole family in mind! Celebrate bees and butterflies and their role as pollinators with crafts, interactive education, and games. Guests will also be invited to visit the Alexander Bee House for an up close and personal look at bees at work, and see if you can find the queen bee! They’re buzzing about all of the special activities and entertainment being provided by Botanica’s awesome community partners. All guests, including members, must reserve their timeslot in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. $9 Youth & Members / $12 Adult

Storytime – Little Guppies Storytime is perfect for the little ones. Come on Thursdays at 10:30am in the Carousel Spirit Room for tales and good times. General admission applies.

Photo Competition – Calling all photographers! Enter your photographs of Botanica Gardens in the photo competition until June 1st. Photographs must be taken at Botanica, The Wichita Gardens any time between 6/1/21-6/1/22. Judges include members of the local photography community who will look at the impact, creativity, style, composition and technical elements.

Lunchtime Lectures – Various presenters, speakers and performers every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the Terrace Room until October. You’re encouraged to bring your own lunch and eat before the lecture.

 

Things to Do in Wichita | June 2022 

June 1, 2022

June 2, 2022

10:00 am Outdoor Play

June 3, 2022

June 4, 2022

10:00 am WERQ at Botanica
1:00 pm Kite and Bike

June 5, 2022

10:00 am Brunch and Bingo

June 6, 2022

June 7, 2022

10:00 am Naturally Crafty

June 8, 2022

June 9, 2022

10:00 am Outdoor Play

June 10, 2022

6:30 pm Pajama Party
6:30 pm Pajama Party

June 11, 2022

June 12, 2022

10:00 am Brunch and Bingo
11:00 am Family Fun Day

June 14, 2022

10:00 am Naturally Crafty

June 15, 2022

June 16, 2022

10:00 am Outdoor Play

June 17, 2022

June 18, 2022

June 19, 2022

10:00 am Brunch and Bingo

June 21, 2022

10:00 am Naturally Crafty

June 22, 2022

June 23, 2022

10:00 am Outdoor Play
7:00 pm I Love My Dad

June 24, 2022

June 25, 2022

June 26, 2022

10:00 am Brunch and Bingo

June 28, 2022

10:00 am Naturally Crafty
6:00 pm Wheeling Wild

June 29, 2022

June 30, 2022

10:00 am Outdoor Play

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

Fun Stuff to Do in West Wichita 

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.

3 COMMENTS

  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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