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2017 Veteran’s Day Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Veteran’s Day gives us an opportunity to say thank you to all the men and women who have fought to protect America’s freedom! And, if you are a veteran, you can enjoy discounts at a few local attractions, in Des Moines. Read on for a few of our favorite ways for the whole family to celebrate our country, city, history and American heroes this Veteran’s Day in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 – Halloween Costume Shops 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Halloween is just around the corner and now is the time to pull together some costumes for the kids. Of course, you can go to a box store or order costumes on-line, but why not make this year a Halloween to remember and make the search for the perfect costume an adventure? Visit one of these local costume shops and you’re sure to make a lasting impression! Here’s 11+ costume shops for kids in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

If you believe October is all about the costumes and the candy, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up a list of Halloween events happening this month in Des Moines and beyond that are all about the tricks and treats. So, don’t wait until Beggar’s Night to get that costume on, celebrate all month long with these trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat events in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

50+ Things To Do This Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Fall is just around the corner, and Des Moines is the perfect place to be when the season turns. Whatever makes fall one of your favorite seasons, we’re highlighting 50+ special things in the Des Moines area perfect for fall family fun. Whether it’s a colorful leafy outdoor adventure or the perfect indoor place to be on a rainy fall afternoon, there’s an activity for everyone in the family. Start filling your calendar now with these 50+ amazing things to do with your kiddos this fall in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Ideas for School Holidays & Teacher Workday Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Even if it feels like school just started, soon enough the kiddos will be enjoying a day or two off for a school holiday or a teacher workday. Some kids get Columbus Day off, others have a day off later in October. If you’ll be looking for something fun to do with them when they’re off, we have several fun ideas! From kid-oriented entertainment to fun events and other ideas for local sightseeing, below are some ways to make the most of a school holiday or teacher workday this fall in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes Near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Kids, pumpkins and that crisp fall air: what could be better? It’s that time of year…Pumpkin season! Throw in a hayride, some apple cider, and you’ve got yourself the perfect autumn experience. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best pumpkin patches and corn mazes, all within a short drive of Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 The Best U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Apple picking season is here and U-pick orchards are beginning to open for business. Heading out to the apple orchard makes for a perfect fall family weekend activity. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 11 orchards near Des Moines that offer pick-your-own apples and a few that also have fun activities for the kids, on-farm stores and festivals to celebrate the harvest. So, grab your bushel bags and read on for our top picks.  Continue Reading…

Day Tip to Beaverdale – dsm4kids.com

Day Trip to Beaverdale

Tree lined streets, the famous Beaverdale brick homes, a great shopping district and a host of fun community events…can you think of a better way to spend a fall day than in Beaverdale? As one of Des Moines’ most vibrant neighborhoods, Beaverdale has a “small town feel”, but with all of the amenities of the City.  A day trip to this charming community will be peppered with fun pit stops with a day of shopping and dining at unique locally owned businesses. Read on for a few of our tips to enjoying a day trip to Beaverdale.  Continue Reading…

5 Great Gift Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Those of us lucky enough to have parents nearby count on them for so much: reliable (and free) babysitting, parenting advice (requested or not) and lots and lots of grandchild spoiling. They are cherished members of our family who unfortunately don’t always get the thanks they deserve. Grandparents Day, which is on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 is a great opportunity to show them a little appreciation.  Here are five fun and easy ways to say, “Happy Grandparent’s Day,” to the matriarchs and patriarchs of your clan. Continue Reading…

Extracurriculars Your Kids May Not Have Tried Yet in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Looking for an extra-curricular activity for your budding artist, fencer or ninja warrior? Check out these five classes that go beyond ballet and basketball to offer Des Moines youth unique opportunities. From toddlers to teenagers this list of extraordinary activities will add fun and learning to your family’s weekly routine. Continue Reading…

5 Hot Spots for a Cool Summer Treat in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Are you screaming for ice cream? No need for a meltdown, because we’ve put together a list of places where you can enjoy a scoop or two in Des Moines. From an old-fashioned ice cream parlor to a hip artisanal ice cream joint there’s something for everyone. Here’s five hot spots where you can enjoy a cool summer treat in Des Moines. Continue Reading…