Curtsies, crowns, dragons and duels! What kind of things would you do if you were a prince or princess? Come explore some of the fairy tale kinds of fun we have planned for kids and their grown-ups in Discovery Play this week at Paradise Park, Kansas City’s premier family destination and amusement park!
What is Adventure Time?
It’s something special you won’t find anywhere else, and is included in your Discovery Play admission! At regularly scheduled times all day long, every day of the week, little ones explore an educational theme through play and by experiencing it in three different ways: Our friendly Paradise Park Play Facilitator engages our young guests in a story, game, art and cooking project. The curriculum is custom-designed by professionals who have put heart and soul into creating an enriching educational hands-on experience that is so much fun kids don’t even realize they are learning. Our program is inspired by unit studies, sensory play and experiential learning philosophies.
When you’re looking for things to do in Kansas City, Paradise Park’s Discovery Play center is our version of a safe, clean, children’s museum, offering an enriching experience with entertaining educational activities designed to help you connect with your child and make great memories!
This Week’s Activities
Imagination-capturing storytelling followed by a unique interactive activity that connects to the story and provides great kinesthetic learning.
This week: Our friendly Play Facilitators will share a fanciful story about a favorite character, Sofia the First, and her process of becoming a princess. Or, children will hear about the adventures of King Jack and the Dragon. Everyone will have the opportunity to be dubbed a prince or princess as our Play Facilitator gives them the ability to do any kind of actions they deem fun! (bow or curtsy to another guest, neigh like a horse ready to ride around your castle grounds, pretend to blow a trumpet to sound the arrival of someone at your castle, etc.)
Children follow basic instructions to create their own art project that expands on the theme and encourages small motor skill development. We have all the supplies set up so you don’t have to have a mess at home!
This week: Children inspire their imaginative play! Our Play Facilitator will guide them through the steps, allowing them to practice following instructions while also creating their own design. After Adventure Time, continue the creative fun at the three other self-directed art project tables. Together you can talk about the book while you make a mixed-media castle scene collage and “Fire-breathing Dragon.” Craft a “Royal Wand” to pair with their royal crown and take home to play with and pretend even more.
Kids love to make their own creative treat to eat when it’s finished. The Cooking Station teaches children to try new foods, work together and learn measuring skills. And, it’s just plain fun!
This week: We’ll give our guests the royal treatment. They’ll make their own “Royally Yummy Wands,” and share their very own official royal names while they wait for the baking to begin.
Here is an additional idea to engage your child’s imagination, and an opportunity to create connections and play with them:
Attend the Paradise Park Prince & Princess Meet & Greet Together!
Prince & Princess Meet & Greet
Saturday, January 26
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
No reservations needed
Join the make-believe fun as the enchanted magic unfolds at Paradise Park. Dress up for a royal day of whimsical fun at the meet and greet event where you’ll have the opportunity to see princesses and princes.
Meet some of your favorite fairy tale royalty as they wander Paradise Park
Come dressed up in your favorite prince or princess costume
All Paradise Park attractions are available at regular prices
Ideal for kids age 7 and under
No reservations needed
Reserve Your Seats for the Prince & Princess VIP Breakfast
Saturday, January 26
9 to 10 a.m.
Members – $8 plus tax
Nonmembers – $17 plus tax
Exclusive meet and mingle with fairy tale royalty
Seating for fabulous kid-friendly breakfast
Hear a story read by a princess
Learn to curtsy and bow
Dance with prince and princessess
Photos and autographs
All-day Discovery Play & Foam Factory admission (for non-members)
Discovery Play and Foam Factory admissions are FREE with Family Discovery and Annual Adventure Pass Memberships
or CALL US 816.246.5224