Holiday Boredom Busters
It's a magical time of year with visiting friends and relatives, a break from school and work, and lots of holiday happenings. But, when the boredom sets in, what's there to do? Check out these suggestions from KC Destinations!
Christmas at Camp is a festive event for the whole family. Fully decked out for Christmas, Youthfront’s Camp West features an illuminated lake walk with interactive experiences to retell the Nativity story. Enjoy hot chocolate by a bonfire, holiday music, handcrafted treats and more. The event runs Dec 2-4, from 6-9pm each night. Youthfront Camp West is located at 21667 Spoon Creek Rd, Edgerton, KS. Save $2 by buying your tickets in advance at https://youthfront.com/christmas/buytickets/
Check out all the museums in Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth for a day of fun and learning. Learn about the remarkable story of C.W. Parker the “Carnival King.” The Richard Allen Cultural Center tells the history of African Americans in Leavenworth County and highlights the Buffalo Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth. The Carroll Mansion Museum showcases the early life in Leavenworth through the 1900’s. The First City Museum has artifacts from the frontier railroad and manufacturing industries. The Frontier Army Museum on Fort Leavenworth covers military wars from 1827 to 1917 and has an exhibit on Lewis and Clark’s expedition plus much more. For more information go to www.visitleavenworthks.com
Family Night at Lenexa Public Market
Every Wednesday is family night at the Lenexa Public Market! Come get a bite to eat and hang out with your family. Enjoy the special at Topp'd Pizza + Salads and join in the rotating family friendly activities. Family night is free to attend but some activities require pre-registration and purchase of tickets.
Why let the winter blues get you down when you could be up—up in the air that is! At Above All Trampoline Park in Liberty, MO, even the most boring of days is bounced out of mind. There are countless activities to do for all ages: Neon Nights, toddler times, private birthday parties, dodgeball tournaments and more! If you are looking for a way to cure your boredom, look no further than Above All Trampoline Park is located at 1927 Industrial Dr. Suite 200 in Liberty. Call (816) 439-5300 for more information or visit
Beat the winter blues and cold temps with a visit to the warm and toasty Merriam Community Center. Buy a membership or a guest pass for the day, then take in all the amenities! You can enjoy a fun workout in the fitness area, play some hoops in the gym, grab some steps on the indoor walking/jogging track, or bring your swimming suit and hop in the indoor pool to float around the lazy river or relax in the warm water therapy pool. Before you leave, stop by the front desk for a cup of coffee, then take a peek at the free exhibit on display at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery. Learn more at www.merriam.org/mcc
Climb to the top and beat the winter break boredom at ROKC Climbing Gym – Olathe! Grab a breakfast or lunch and coffee at Apogee, purchase some gear at Moosejaw, then test your skills on the rocks. From auto-belay systems to extensive climbing or bouldering, there is something for every age and skill level at ROKC.
Call 913-318-3600 or visit www.climbkc.com/olathe for pricing, rental gear, and more information. ROKC-Olathe is located at 654 N Central St in Olathe.