2018: Take Advantage of “No-School” Days this Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2018: Take Advantage of “No-School” Days this Fall in Des Moines

Kids can stop pleading for a day off from school? They’ll be jumping for joy when they learn that they have a “no-school” day coming up in October!  This is a great time to take advantage of those days out of school and plan a special outing. To help you make the most of the “No School” Days, we’ve rounded up 16+ things to do with kids this fall in Des Moines.

25 Perfect Fall Family Day Trips from Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

25 Perfect Fall Family Day Trips from Des Moines

With fall upon us, we’re craving more than just a change of seasons. Sometimes, fresh scenery—even just for a day—can do wonders to reboot and re-energize the whole family. Whether fall in your house means an afternoon harvesting nature’s bounty at local farms, heading out for a hike, or staying close to home to explore a new-to-you corner of the City, we’ve got daycations sure to satisfy any mood. Read on for 25 picks sure to inspire your love of the season.

2018: Go on a Guided Hike this Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2018: Go on a Guided Hike this Fall in Des Moines

Hiking around Des Moines and its surrounding areas is one of our favorite active pastimes; there’s just nothing quite like exploring the great outdoors with your kiddos and watching as they discover new things happening in their environment. Our city is full of great trails to tackle with the kids in tow, however sometimes having a guide lead the way is the best option for budding explorers and naturalists. We rounded up 10 of the best options for getting out and about in nature with your kids this fall, turning hiking into an activity that is both educational and fun.

2018: Family-Friendly Shows Coming to Des Moines Stages this Fall - dsm4kids.com

2018: Family-Friendly Shows Coming to Des Moines Stages this Fall

Now that summer is over, it’s time to think about what activities will entertain your family this fall. Luckily, Des Moines offers dozens of performances that will amaze and delight your kids. From professional productions to local children’s theater, here’s a list of some of the best shows of the autumn. Whether your kids are in the mood for a big musical like “Aladdin” or a classic fable with a message like “The Ants and the Grasshopper”, we’ve got you covered—so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

2018 Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Fall Fun Near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

2018 Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Fall Fun Near Des Moines

The autumn sun, colorful foliage, crisp air, giggling children — this is the antithesis to the workweek grind. Add a pumpkin or two into the mix, and whether you’re decorating it or turning it into a baked delight, you have the recipe for a great fall. Whether you are looking for slender pumpkins or plump; sprawling farms or cozier ones; Central Iowa has what you seek. For even more ideas, sign up for our weekly newsletter and check out our Fall Fun Guide.