2019: FREE Outdoor Kids' Story Times in Des Moines Parks – dsm4kids.com

2019: FREE Outdoor Kids’ Story Times in Des Moines Parks

Summer in the city is all about FREE alfresco entertainment. There are complimentary concerts, no-cost movies and lots of FREE festivals. But don’t forget about FREE story times in city parks! Participating in a summer reading program and story time is a great way to fight the summer brain drain in an economical laid-back way. We’ve rounded up a dozen storytelling series for families to enjoy all summer long in Des Moines.

2019: Pick Your Own Strawberries and Other Berries near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

2019: Pick Your Own Strawberries and Other Berries near Des Moines

Central Iowa is ripe with places where families can pick their own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and more. Deciding where to go can be a challenge, so we’ve handpicked a few of our favorites.

June 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

June 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

June ushers in summer, Father’s Day, and the end of school, as well as loads of outdoor fun. This month be on the lookout for festivals, music and movies under the stars and pool openings. 

Best Shows for DSM Kids and Families for Summer 2019 – dsm4kids.com

Best Shows for DSM Kids and Families for Summer 2019

Summer is always a great time for family-friendly theater performances.  There are options for all ages, interests, and budgets, including a page-to-stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, family-friendly outdoor Shakespeare and Star Wars fans can experience a A New Hope like never before! Best of all, several of the picks are less than $15 per ticket.

2019: Des Moines Area Water Parks, Aquatic Centers, Pools, Splash Pads, Spraygrounds & Wading Pools – dsm4kids.com

2019: Des Moines Area Water Parks, Aquatic Centers, Pools, Splash Pads, Spraygrounds & Wading Pools

Hot summer afternoon? Kids with energy to spare? Save the day and make everyone happy with a trip to the pool or spray park! With the variety of aquatic centers available in the Des Moines area, there’s no shortage of saturated, soaked, sopping wet fun to be had! Read on to discover the best places to go swimming and enjoy a little water fun in Des Moines with our list of awesome outdoor pools and spraygrounds to check out with your family.