Kid friendly businesses, organizations and services in the Des Moines area.
While all submissions are considered, inclusion in the Directory is based on relevance. Businesses or organizations outside of Central Iowa or primarily geared toward adults may not be listed.
If you are a business or organization and would like to submit a directory listing, please click on Submit Business Listing at the bottom of the page.
We are an innovative visual arts organization providing gallery space for local artists and art classes for all ages. All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. We are dedicated to supporting local artists, providing educational development and a diverse art experience for people of all ages.
Welcome to Ankeny Community Schools' Community Education Department. Here you will find information about courses that are available to all community members, community outreach programs, and rental of district facilities. Serving all ages with lifelong learning.
Dance Lessons beginning January 2015
Private and Group Piano Lessons
Violin and Viola Lessons
Musical Theater Class
Guitar and Bass Lessons
Rock Band Classes
Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet
Aqua-Tots Swim School is now teaching swim lessons in West Des Moines, IA. We’re located in the Jordan Creek Town Center directly North of the Costco on Mills Civic Parkway. Our Swim School serves the entire Des Moines, IA area.
The Aqua-Tots Des Moines Swim Center offers a year round, monthly tuition based swim program. Once registered, your child will be enrolled in swim lessons unless we receive notice indicating otherwise.
Barnum Equestrian Center was completed in May 2004 and is home to a thriving lessons program (currently serving about 25 riders weekly), Horses Helping People, and serves thousands of trail riders every year. In addition, many local and regional groups have enjoyed using Barnum Equestrian Center as their venue for shows, clinics, saddle club outings, and other special events. All of our staff are certified either through AAHS or Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), and are well-trained in leading guests in safe. educational, fun equine activities.
Bricks 4 Kidz offers fun, hands-on programs where kids ages 3-13+ can learn, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play.
Over a century of experience as a leader in providing programs and services to youth and their families has allowed Camp Fire to carve out a unique niche in the youth development movement in America. Camp Fire has adopted a promise statement and set of core values that firmly embrace our unique mission and assure that we continue to meet the needs of young people and families into the 21st century.
They offer Before/After School Care, Club, School Year Programs, Summer Programs and Special Events.
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa - Day Camp and Overnight Camp location in Boone.
Give your child the gift of an unforgettable camp experience. Choose from Mini Camp, Equestrian Camp, Outpost Trips, Leadership Programs, or Traditional Resident Camp.
Activities include climbing wall, archery, riflery, pottery, canoeing, nature, sports, drama, music, outdoor education, and so much more!
ARTS & CULTURE: Arts and Crafts Instruction, Dance and Movement, Drama Kings and Queens, Language, Libraries, Live Performance, Movie Reviews, Movie Theatres, Museums, Musically Inclined
ATTRACTIONS: Amusement Parks and Carnivals, Factory Tours/Field Trips, Farms and Orchards, Museums, Train Excursions, Water Park, Zoo
BIRTHDAYS & CELEBRATIONS: Cakes, Entertainment, Gifts, Invitations, Locations, Party Planners, Rental Companies, Supplies
BUSINESS & SERVICES: Books, Clothes, Furniture, Gear, Gifts, Hair Salons, Photography, Toys,
CAMPS: Day Camp, Family Camp, Overnight Camp, School Vacation Week(s) Camp, Specials Needs Camp
CLASSES: Arts & Crafts, Babysitting, Conservation, Cooking, Dance, Drama, Gymnastics, Lego, Music, STEM,
CHILDCARE: After-School Programs, Baby Sitters, Daycare, Kids Night Out, Nannies, Play Groups, Pre-School Programs
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church, Civic, Recreational
DINING: Cooking Classes, Kid Friendly Restaurants, Community Farms, Farmer’s Markets, Grocery Stores, Kids Eat Free, Kids in the Kitchen (Recipes for Kids)
EDUCATION: Guidance/Counseling, Homeschooling, Private Schools, Pre-Schools, Public Schools, Special Needs, Tutoring, Volunteer Opportunities,
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Adoption Services, CPR and Safety Classes, Nutritionists, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Orthodontists, Parenting Classes, Pediatric Dentists, Pediatric Specialists, Pediatricians/Family Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Supportive Services, Therapists,
INDOOR ACTIVITIES: Bowling, Gaming, Family Entertainment Centers, Libraries, Live Performances, Movie Theaters, Museums, Playgrounds/Arcades, Skating, Spectator Sports, Store Classes, Teen Centers,
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Amusement Parks and Carnivals, Beaches and Lakes, Boating, Biking, Camping, Canoeing, Community Events, Fairs and Festivals, Farms and Orchards, Fishing, Hiking and Walking, Historic Tours, Outdoor Theatres and Drive-Ins, Parades, Parks, Picnic Grounds, Playgrounds, Skiing, Skating, Water Parks, Water Sports, Zoos,
SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball, Biking, City Recreation Departments, College Sporting Events, Football, Gear, Golf, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Hockey, Ice Skating, Martial Arts, Professional Sporting Events, Racquetball, Running, Sailing, Skiing and Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling