Kansas City: where to get the wiggles out

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Winter and summer and on the days in between, there are just times that the weather gets in the way of sending your kids outside to play. And when the kids are cooped up, you know it’s going to be a rough day for everyone! Check out this comprehensive list of churches, businesses, gyms, and community centers that offer indoor play time for kids to run, jump, and burn off energy. Note some are closed or have different hours/rates during school breaks, so always call before you go. A handful of these places are even free!

KANSAS

  • Local Businesses:
    • Cosmic Jump (Olathe). This trampoline park has evening hours on weekdays during the school year (4-8 p.m.) but is open during the day on the weekends. On school breaks and holidays they are often open at 10 a.m. Main trampolines are for kids 8 and up, but there is a separate area for younger kids. 
    • Little Monkey Bizness (Shawnee). Opens at 9 a.m., 7 days a week. Admission is free for parents and infants, $9 for walkers and $5 for crawlers. Power Hour on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m., admission only $6. Kids AND parents are required to wear socks. Sign up for their free rewards program to earn free visits.  
    • Pump it Up (Shawnee Mission). Open jump is available Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. $1 off admission when you bring a can to donate to Harvesters.
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      Burning off energy at Urban Air

    • Rainbow Play Systems (Olathe). Showroom floor is open for kids to play on Monday-Friday during business hours. $5 per child.
    • Sky Zone (Shawnee). Open Tuesday-Sunday for open jump. Special toddler time for kids 4 and under offered Thursday, Friday and Sunday morning from 10-11 a.m. Skysocks required ($2 one time fee).
    • Urban Air (Overland Park). Open jump is available 7 days a week for kids (and adults) of all ages but typically not available until 4 p.m. on weekdays. Jumperoo on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon (not offered during the summer or school breaks/holidays). Jumperoo is for kids 5 and under and gives access to all of the trampolines as well as the three-story indoor playground. Cost is $10 for kids 3 and up, $5 for kids 2 and under. Caregivers jump free during Jumperoo. No socks required. Coupons on their website. See my previous post about Urban Air here!
  • Churches:
  • Community Centers/Parks and Rec:
  • Gymnastics facilities with open gym hours: 
    • 360 Gymnastics (Olathe). Offers open gym six days a week.  
    • Debbie Howards Gym (Olathe). Cash or check only. Most Thursdays and Fridays for kids age 1-6. Open to kids ages 1-11 on some of these days as well as some Mondays and Saturdays. Check website for specific dates.
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      Open Gym at Debbie Howard’s Gym.

    • Elite Gymnastics (Lenexa). Saturday open gym. Also offers special open gym sessions when school is out.
    • Emerald City (Overland Park). Separate open play times for kids walking through kindergarten and those age 4-12.  
    • Integrity Gymnastics (Overland Park). Preschool open gym for kids 5 and under offered on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
    • McCrackens (Olathe). Saturdays mornings.
    • Pinnacle Gymnastics (Shawnee). Tiny Tot drop in time on Wednesdays and Thursdays for kids aged 6 and under.  

MISSOURI

  • East of the state line:
    • Lee’s Summit Play (Lee’s Summit). Family-friendly space with both open play and class options for kids and parents alike. Visit them on Facebook for an up-to-date schedule of events! 
    • Abundant Life Church (Lee’s Summit). Open play in their kids area is free on Thursdays from 10:15-11 a.n. Kids 5 and under.
    • I-49 Fun Center (Belton). Open daily for open play for all ages (call for weekend availability due to birthday parties). Socks required.
    • Jump City (Belton). Open daily for open play for kids 12 and under.  
    • Sky Zone (Lee’s Summit). Open daily for open jump. Toddler time offered on Wednesdays and Sundays. Sky socks required ($2 one time fee).
    • Toddler Town at Sermon Center (Independence). Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – noon. $1. Not available on school breaks. Call to verify days/times.
    • Gymnastics facilities with open gym hours: 

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5 Responses to Kansas City: where to get the wiggles out

  1. Katie January 18, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    Julia, this is a great list. Thank you for putting it together.

  2. Camille Ryan January 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    I am not sure the integrity gymnastics open gym is accurate. The link is not the local club. May want to double check

    • Tonya
      Tonya January 18, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

      Thanks, Camille! The link has been updated above.

  3. Carrie January 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    What does open gym mean? Is that a no charge, show up and have fun time?

    • Tonya
      Tonya January 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

      Great question, Carrie! “Open gym” or “open play” generally indicates non-structured play time. We have noted free opportunities where available, though, so keep an eye out for those throughout this guide!