20 Fun Winter Activities in Wichita for People of All Ages

It can get really cold in Wichita; so cold that you don’t want to leave the house. Finding the energy and drive to face the wind chill can be hard. Those days it snows, the drive gets even worse. But once you do want an escape, here are 20 fun winter activities in Wichita for people of all ages and still stay warm. It’s a simple list of fun things for people of all ages that will keep you away from the cold weather.

20 Fun Winter Activities in Wichita 

1.) Grab some family and friends and head to any of the escape rooms in Wichita. You’re stuck in a room with them, focused on solving every puzzle required to escape. Check out: The RoomEntrap Games, or Escapology.

2.) A whole family experience that allows you to use your imagination and experience science in interactive ways is available at Exploration Place.

3.) Head to Norton’s Brewing Co. and rent an outdoor igloo! Even though you’re outside in the elements, the igloo keeps you protected with your own heater, tables and chairs…. oh yeah, alcohol will help keep you warm as well.


4.) Is there any warmer place in the house than the kitchen while you’re opening the oven and placing that delicious dish inside? Cooking classes galore are available throughout town to help perfect your culinary skills.

5.) You’ll want to step out in the cold weather, once you build up a sweat doing some rock climbing at Bliss Climbing & Fitness.

6.) So many live sporting events to be had in Wichita right now. The men’s and women’s Wichita State Shockers basketball seasons are underway. Check out the Wichita Wings at Hartman Arena or the Wichita Thunder at Intrust Bank Arena.

7.) Games. Games. Games. Whether it’s pinball, classic arcade games, prize machines, there are so many options around town like Dave & BustersRound1Pizza Ranch, Emerson Biggins, Chuck E. Cheese,  The Arcade, and Headshot Bar & Grill.

8.) Get old school and check out some old-fashioned slot car racing at 3:16 Slotcar Raceway.

9.) Purchase a ticket, grab a seat and watch some of the best performers in town. There’s no shortage of entertainment available at Roxy’s Downtown, Crown Uptown Theatre, Mosley Street Melodrama, Prairie Pines PlayhouseMusic Theatre of Wichita, Kechi Playhouse, The Forum Theatre, or the Century II Performing Arts Center.

10.) Get your lumberjack game on at Axe to Grind or Blade & Timber; classic ax-throwing fun for all.

11.) Speaking of classic, there’s probably nothing more classic than bowling. Try to get a perfect 300 at The Alley, Northrock Lanes, West Acres, and Seneca Bowl.

12.) Head over to Carousel Skate Center with the family. If you want to take it a step further and turn it into a date night, check out the adults only skate nights there.

Board & Brush

13.) Channel your creativity and try your hand at some wood sign design at places like Board & Brush.

14.) Ready to be Snowbound…. but indoors? Reserve your ski passes and head to Chicken N Pickle for one of the coolest little pop-ups in town with a ski lodge theme.

15.) Join a pinball league or play in a pinball tournament. Events are hosted weekly by Wichita Pinball.

16.) Immerse yourself in some art at the Wichita Art Museum. Did you know admission is free every Saturday?

Museum of World Treasures

17.) Experience a trek through time at the Museum of World Treasures, where history comes alive.

18.) Make something. Anything is possible at one of our city’s makerspaces: MakeICT or GoCreate.

19.) One of my go-to’s in the winter that also gives me a chance to win some money is at Bingo Casino, where bingo is available seven days a week.

20.) Want to let your kids run wild, exercise, use their imagination, play or be free? My Gym Wichita, Barnyard Indoor Playground, and Creation Room is the answer.


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