9 Family-Friendly Places to Take Your Kids

9 Family-Friendly Places to Take Your Kids
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You don't have to plan a big trip or break the bank to have fun with your family. There are plenty of activities going on near you that are affordable, educational, and interactive. Here are 9 different local places to make memories with your family.

Smoky Hill Museum

The Smoky Hill Museum explores history in unexpected ways with interactive fun around every corner. It’s a big-city museum in a small package intentionally designed to make kids eager to stay longer and adults want to come back for more.

Cost: Free Admission

Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturdays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Rolling Hills Zoo

Bring the whole family for a FUN day at the Zoo on Saturday, August 13, before the kids head back to school! Come on out and join in the party! HALF-PRICE ADMISSION for ALL!


AMC CLASSIC Movie Theater

Located in Salina's Central Mall

Family Movies Showing Now:

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Paws of Fury

DC League of Super Pets


Kenwood Cove Water Park

August 14th last day for public swim from 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

August 15th Pooch Plunge from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.


Olivia's Playground

Location: 323 Center St, Salina, KS 67401

This fully accessible playground features aYalp Interactive Sona dance arch, two play structures, Omni TriNet, Double Arch Swing, Roxall See Saw, Merry-Go-ALL, Expression Swings, and SkyRun Zip Track.


SKY Trampoline Park

Location: 1820 S 9th St, Salina, KS 67401


Jerry Ivey Splash Park

Location: 2465 Edward St, Salina, KS 67401


Blue Barn Door Studio

Hours: By appointment (email bluebarndoorks@gmail.com)

Your family and friends will love meeting at the Blue Barn Door {studio}, where crafting brings people together! We offer classes for all ages, children's birthday parties, scout troop outings, mom's night out, and couple's night to name a few.


On the Pot

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-8, and Saturday 10-8

Studio fees are $7.00 per person.  This covers your paint, glazing, and firing for the whole day. Then, you purchase your pieces which range in price.


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