This is a sponsored conversation with Ward Parkway, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
With Winter break upon us, I wanted to share one of the best places in Kansas City to spend a family day…Ward Parkway Center. We have been going here for years, because it’s one-stop and we can all find something we enjoy. From shopping to a movie and grabbing a bite to eat; it’s the perfect spot to spend the day if you’re looking for something to do with the family.
As I mentioned, we have been hanging out here for years. We use to live about five minutes from Ward Parkway and always saw movies, shopped at Target, Trader Joes and Old Navy. At that time there weren’t as many food options, but since moving back to Kansas City a year ago, it’s really grown.
I love the new addition that’s expanded the number of restaurants, really making it a destination to spend the day. Plus, my girls love the large open area to run around and play, and hang out in the chairs. During warmer months they have weekly activities there like yoga and concerts.
Here’s a look at our last couple of family days we’ve spent at Ward Parkway. I know there are so many great places here…so moms, please leave your family favorites in the comments if they aren’t listed here!
What To Do
There are a lot of great shops to visit like Old Navy, Target, Home Goods and more…the girls love going into 5 Below because I let them pick one item. It’s so cute to see them wondering around the store, looking at everything and finally deciding on what to get.
But, our favorite thing at Ward Parkway is going to the movies. The AMC has been our go-to for years. We love that it’s a little smaller to navigate with the girls, the restrooms are close to the theater (since the girls always have to go during the movie) and it was one of the first to have the big, cozy red recliners.
It’s often time less crowded too, which means we pretty much always get the seats we want.
Places To Eat
There are a bunch of great places to grab a quick bite while you’re shopping or here for a date night, family or no family. We use to frequent 5 Guys and Chick fil-a a ton, but now there are so many great options. From Charleston’s for a nice sit down place to eat to a grabbing a quick bite at Firehouse or a coffee and snack at Starbucks.
The Garage – a great place to grab a burger, watch a game and if you’re in to craft beers, they have a great list. The girls loved their grilled cheese and chicken tenders, but they love the arcade game area more. It’s such a great spot to grab a casual lunch, or dinner.
Hurt’s Donut – I’ve shared this place on Instagram a few times. They have the best, and prettiest dessert donuts. The girls always love going in here and picking out which donut they want for dessert. We love the red velvet, cookies ‘n cream and the German chocolate.
There are so many great things to do, eat and shop at Ward Parkway. Truly the perfect destination for your family to enjoy the perfect day. Let me know your favorite spot at WPC in the comments below!
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