Best of Kansas City 2016: Kids

School of Rock Overland Park

Students at School of Rock Overland Park learn to rock their worlds with the right teachers, instruments and programs. Because everyone deserves to feel like a rock star, School of Rock focuses on building confidence and teamwork through its unique teaching method.

9296 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kan., (913) 642-7625,


When parents need a few hours here and there for day care, KidsPark has them covered. Available days, evenings and weekends, this state-licensed day care offers six different activity zones, and its teachers plan special events, initiate games and lead art projects. Reservations are not required.

15296 W. 119th St., Olathe, Kan., (913) 390-1411,

photo courtesy of Kidspark


John Weaver Magic

Specializing in birthday magic shows for kids, John Weaver Magic features a spellbinding performance designed to challenge the imagination. As an added attraction, the birthday child gets to be Weaver’s special assistant because his magic shows are not a spectator sport. Audience participation is a must and is a key ingredient for conjuring up a fun and memorable party. For parties of 10 kids or less, balloon animals are free.

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Wild Child Upscale Children's Resale

Wild Child Resale is wild about recycled kids’ stuff and carries a wide selection of favorite mall and boutique brands, including Baby Gap, Gymboree, The Children’s Place, Gap Kids, Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh, Stride Rite, and Janie and Jack. It even offers a selection of new boutique accessories, toys and gift items.

Two area locations,

photo courtesy of Wild Child Upscale Children's Resale


Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

What’s not to love about Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, a 1900s turn-of-the-century farm that gives kids a chance to bottle-feed a baby goat and take a wagon ride through the woods? Birthday parties for your little cowpoke are available.

13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, Kan., (913) 897-2360,

photo visitoverlandpark