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Embark on an all-ages adventure with these family-friendly attractions in Clay County
Family-friendly fun is a big part of what makes Clay such a great travel destination. Our communities offer numerous events and things to do with kids near Kansas City that visitors of all ages won’t want to miss. For splashes and thrills, check out a family-favorite Missouri amusement park, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. With a variety of options for indoor and outdoor fun, PowerPlay North is another winning attraction for the young and young at heart. For seasonal entertainment, be sure to explore Kearney Fun Farm or Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch. And that’s not even where the fun ends! Keep reading to check out what else Clay has to offer for your next family vacation.

Kearney Fun Farm

Dive into fall fun at this local attraction with plenty of autumn adventures! One of Kansas City’s newest fall experiences, the farm features activities and games for kids of all ages, including rubber duck races, playgrounds, a tricycle track, pumpkin cannon, barrel train, and, of course, classics such as hayrides and a corn maze. The whole family will also enjoy a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, farm critters, tasty treats, and more!


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Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy seasonal delights at Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch, with 20 acres dedicated to fall attractions including a railroad, petting farm, and more. Watch pumpkins fly into the sky out of the Pumpkinator, and go crazy at the Corny Corral. After working up an appetite from all that fun, indulge in snacks like pumpkin donuts, kettle corn, and fudge as well as more options at Red Barn Bakery and Kate’s Sandwich Kitchen.


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RoKC

This locally established, world-class, community-focused indoor rock-climbing gym is open all week long, providing an adventurous environment for all levels of experience. Scale rock walls that range in height with options for auto-belay and bouldering. And climbing is just the beginning—RoKC also offers introductory yoga and fitness classes for those looking for a well-rounded health and wellness plan.


Phone: 816-843-7652

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Worlds of Fun

Find thrilling entertainment around every corner at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, a two-in-one amusement park in Kansas City. With more than a dozen coasters and rides—such as the adrenaline-pumping Mamba and kid-friendly options at Planet Snoopy—no one will miss out on the excitement. Coming soon to Oceans of Fun, Riptide Raceway will take visitors on a wild ride down the world’s longest mat-racing waterslide.


Phone: 816-454-4545

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Northland Outdoor Adventures

Looking to soak up the great outdoors in Smithville? Check out Northland Outdoor Adventures' kayak and paddleboard rental options in Little Platte Park on the scenic shore of Smithville Lake. Open between early May and Labor Day, NOA helps visitors of all experience levels get out on the water with hourly or overnight rentals of kayaks, tandem kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.


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Gladstone Theatre in the Park

Enjoy live, local musicals with Gladstone Theatre in the Park at Gladstone Amphitheater. One of the top cultural activities for families in Clay County, these community shows are free to attend—just make sure to bring snacks and a blanket or chairs to sit on the grass. With new shows each summer, this fun family experience is the perfect reason to return to Clay County year after year.


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Penguin Park

Penguin Park is home to larger-than-life figures of penguins, elephants, giraffes, and kangaroos that decorate the playground. This local gem is a perfect spot for keeping kids entertained with a variety of playground equipment, interactive animal statues, and adorable photo opps. Located within the Lakewood Greenway, the larger park features walking trails, a small lake, and forest views.


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PowerPlay North

This state-of-the-art activity center boasts 50,000 square feet of entertainment for the whole family. PowerPlay North offers indoor fun, including arcade games and laser tag, and outdoor experiences such as a go-kart track and the Soaring Eagle zip-line. Available to rent for group events and birthday parties, this hub for family fun also features sand volleyball courts and a buffet with a variety of cuisines.


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Jaegers Paintball

Craving some competitive fun? Jaegers Paintball, Kansas City's premier paintball field, features the world's first and only underground paintball arena suitable for any skill level, with five underground fields and a two-man speedball field. Jaegers Paintball offers indoor and outdoor options, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Check out Jaegerz Laser Tag, Kansas City’s largest laser tag arena.


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Above All Trampoline Park

Leap into family fun at Liberty’s only indoor trampoline park, Above All Trampoline Park. Catch some air on a massive indoor court of connected trampolines, flip onto an air bag, or test your skills on the dodgeball courts. Little ones can get in on the action in designated safe zones, meaning no one is left out of the fun. Bring the whole crew for endless excitement at this all-ages destination for a jumpin’ good time!
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