When I first impressed my young nephews with a trip to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead admission to this kid-friendly attraction was free. Now it costs $3 per person to get in which is still a great deal, especially when you consider everything this place has to offer. I don’t think you’ll find a better value for entertaining kids in Kansas City.
Besides, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead offers FREE admission on select afternoons and hosts two FREE admission weekends per year so there are plenty of ways to save on your family fun outings.
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Now grab the kids (preferably your own) and get ready to have fun at the Farmstead.
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Attractions
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: see the animals, bottle-feed baby goats, ride a pony, mine for gems, watch a cow being milked, play on multiple playgrounds, 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 or go for a wagon ride.
Many of these activities are included in the admission price. There is a cost for some of the optional activities (see below).
Animal feeding: For a quarter you can by animal feed from vending machines around the Farmstead and feed the animals. Sorry, you can’t bring in your own feed.
Baby goat bottle feeding: You can go into the baby goat pen for FREE but for $1 kids get a bottle of milk and feed it to the (goat) kids.
Fishing: For $3 you can cast a pole using worms into the pond in hopes of pulling out a fish. Outside poles and bait aren’t allowed.
Mining: For $3 or $5 you can sift through a bag of rocks hoping for some gems.
Pony rides: Kids ages 3-12 can giddy up on a real live pony for $3.
Wagon rides: Enjoy a hayride for $3 per person. Kids under the age of one are FREE. Those under age 12 need to have an adult ride with them.
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.
Picnic tables are available near the parking lot if you bring your own fare, but concessions are available for purchase inside, including an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Hours
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For holidays, check before you go as they may have special hours.
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Admission
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead hosts two FREE admission weekends per year and offers FREE admission on select afternoons and evenings.
Here’s the full admission lineup in case you can’t make it to the Farmstead during one of the FREE times:
- Monday through Thursday – $3
- Monday through Thursday after 2 p.m. – FREE
- Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and all holidays – $3
- Kids under the age of two are always FREE
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Free Weekends & Special Events
April 1: 2020 Opening Day
June 2: June Bug Ball
June 5-7: FREE Admission Weekend
June 18: Moo-vie Night
July 4: Celebrating the 4th at the Farm
August 7-9: FREE Admission Weekend
August 8: Safety Day
October (all month): Pumpkin Hollow
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Membership
If you plan to go several times in a season or you have multiple kids, getting a Friends of the Farmstead Membership could pay off. Individual and family memberships are available ranging from $15 to $50. All provide FREE admission for one year.
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Location & Parking
The Deanna Rose Farmstead is located at 138th and Switzer in Overland Park, KS. Parking is FREE.
You will also find a public picnic area and playground near the parking lot. These are FREE and open to the public even if you do not go into the Farmstead.