Chasing Davies: Top 5 Summer Activities for Families in Kansas City, MO

June 29, 2016

Top 5 Summer Activities for Families in Kansas City, MO

Summer has arrived, then retreated a bit, and then arrived again here in Kansas City - isn't that they way our lovely midwestern weather goes?!  But it's definitely here to stay now, sharing with us it's lovely intense sun, 100 degree temps and long days.  And I love it. Long live summer!

We have been super busy every weekend so far with weekend trips, weddings and friend get togethers, but I've still go plenty on my summer to-do list. It's my favorite time to be a tourist in my own city.  See below for my 5 favorite things to do with the family in the KCMO area.

And doing it all in stripes is pretty typical for me. If you know me, you know I own a lot of stripes. This maxi dress is a comfy fav - and even though it's long sleeves, it's light and easy to tie up the bottom or roll up the sleeves to work for multiple seasons. Nora is coordinating with her Wildly Co. cute stripe-block shorts, mixed with a polka dot shirt. Her leather sandals by Adelisa & Co. are a classic. Love this whole outfit on her!

{Outfit Details: MAMA - Dress c/o, Necklace - old (similar option), Sandals; NORA - Top & Shorts c/o, Sandals}

Top 5 Summer Activities for Families in Kansas City, MO:

1. Go berry picking! Earlier this summer we went strawberry picking, and throughout the summer - you can pick tons of different kinds of fruits and veggies (whatever is in season) at Gieringers Orchard, and it was a blast. They have blackberries now, and coming soon Tomatoes and Sweet Corn! You can also check out The Berry Patch for blueberries!

2. Family Picnic!  Two of my favorite places to have a picnic with my family: on the Nelson Atkins Lawn and Loose Park!  Both include LOTS of shade, and other things to do before/after eating! ;)

3. Play at Antioch Park!  We love this park for it's walking trails, ponds (with ducks!), unique playground equipment and the little town that my kids love. So much to do for a full afternoon - or leaves lots more to explore for another time!

4. Kansas City Farmer's Market - it's the best of the best! We love it for getting great produce (for super cheap prices), shopping/supporting local, the flea market they have going on concurrently and the fun kid-friendly touches (like the train rides!).  Since getting the Street Car, we are excited to take the kids back - but park at Union Station, and ride the Street Car into the Farmer's Market for extra fun (and less parking hassle!).

5. Bike Ride to a Food Truck. Or just bike ride, or just eat at a food truck, but we loved the combo when we tracked a favorite one near our neighborhood a few summer's ago and had a great time biking there (and we need to do this again!).  Find out where all the Food Trucks in the KC area are via KC Food Truck Mafia or follow Roaming Hunger on Twitter.

You can see how all 4 of us mamas and our minis are wearing stripes - and what their favorite local activities to do as a family are! Check out SandyLaura and Carly to see more!

AND for an even more interactive space to ask mama questions, share your looks & real life moments, get style advice, insider scoop on sales, etc. in real-time - you are invited to join our Facebook group.  This is a space all about celebrating motherhood, which doesn't mean loosing yourself.  

You can see past post Mama Style posts from this series right here!

Any Kansas City local want to share their favorite summer activities to do with a family??  I'd love to add to my list of to-dos before summer's end. ;)

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