When I first impressed my young nephews with a trip to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead admission was free. Now it costs $3 per person to get in which is still a great deal. But admission is FREE once again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So go ahead and grab some kids (preferably yours) and head to the farm for some fun.
April through October, kids can learn firsthand about life on a turn-of-the-century Kansas farm at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. There’s tons of stuff to see and do on the grounds: bottle-feed baby goats, ride a pony, mine for gems, watch a cow being milked, play on the playground, fish, tour the historical buildings (a schoolhouse, Indian earthen lodge, a bank, etc.), catch a real-life blacksmith demonstration pedal a tractor and more. If you need some relaxation, stroll through the various gardens and walking trails.
Picnic tables are available if you bring your own fare, but concessions are available for purchase inside, including an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
Here’s the full admission lineup in case you can’t make it during one of the FREE times:
- Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – $3
- Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to close – FREE
- Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays – $3
- Kids under the age of two are always FREE
There is a cost for some of the optional activities. If you decide to do these, get the most bang for your buck with a $13 combo pack that includes mining, one wagon ride, one pony ride, one bottle of milk for feeding the baby goats (my personal favorite) and fishing. Also, bring quarters so you can buy food to feed the many animals.
The Deanna Rose Farmstead is located at 138th and Switzer in Overland Park, KS.
The Farmstead hosts many special events, usually on weekends for children and families. Some events require registration and a fee beyond admission to the Farmstead. We do our best to post those here on Kansas City on the Cheap so be sure to check back frequently, take a look at our events calendar and follow us on following us on Facebook and Twitter. Even better, you’ll never miss a deal or event if you subscribe to our email newsletter (one email a day) and we don’t share your email address with anyone else.