Things to Do
7 Tips for Camping with Kids

7 Tips for Camping with Kids

In the mood to get away and enjoy the great outdoors? Camping can be a fun inexpensive summer getaway, but...

Things to do in Greenwood/Ashworth Park with Des Moines Kids

Things to do in Greenwood/Ashworth Park with Des Moines Kids

Greenwood Park was designated as Des Moines’ first park in 1894. Ashworth Park opened in 1924, with Ashworth Pool opening...

Exploring the Des Moines Art Center with Kids

Exploring the Des Moines Art Center with Kids

If you’re lucky enough to have a world-class art museum right in your hometown…why shouldn’t your whole family take advantage,...

July 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

July 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

Welcome to the first full month of summer! Our monthly Kid n’ Play List includes some of our favorite summer happenings...

Awesome Birthday Party Venues 4 DSM Kids

Awesome Birthday Party Venues 4 DSM Kids

Birthday parties have morphed into an entity all their own. Each year’s celebration must be bigger and better than the last, but...

Des Moines Kids Can Stop and Smell the Roses at the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden

Des Moines Kids Can Stop and Smell the Roses at the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden

A visit to Des Moines’ Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden should be on the ‘must-do’ list of locals and...

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Summer 2019: Des Moines Area Races and Fun Runs 4 Families

Summer 2019: Des Moines Area Races and Fun Runs 4 Families

Grab the kids and lace up your running shoes! These Des Moines area runs for families are a ton of...

Best Patio Dining 4 Families In DSM

Best Patio Dining 4 Families In DSM

Warmer weather has finally arrived in Des Moines, which means we’re requesting outside seating at our favorite restaurants. Nothing says...

2019: 33 FREE Things To Do in Des Moines with Kids This Summer

2019: 33 FREE Things To Do in Des Moines with Kids This Summer

You don’t have to go broke to have fun with kids in and around Des Moines this summer. There are...

Iconic Movie Landmarks You Can Visit IRL in Iowa

Iconic Movie Landmarks You Can Visit IRL in Iowa

Looking for a unique day trip this summer? Des Moines may not be anywhere near Hollywood, but Iowa has played...

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

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....

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

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...