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Entertaining events and activities for families in Des Moines, IA.

40 Fantastic Spring Activities 4 Families in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Spring is on its way! (Or we hope it is;) It’s almost time to trade in boots, mittens, and winter coats for fresh air, parks and playgrounds, spring getaways and fun spring festivals. Get outside to take advantage of all the seasonal fun that Central Iowa has to offer, including St. Patrick’s Day events, spring break activities and Easter egg hunts and activities. Continue Reading…

Best DSM Kids’ Theater for Spring 2019 – dsm4kids.com

Our spring event coverage continues with a look at the most promising family shows opening this season on Des Moines stages. There are lots of fantastic family shows with options for all age groups, including a few shows that are perfect for first-time theatergoers. It sounds like we can look forward to an exciting spring theater season in Des Moines! Continue Reading…

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

It’s hard to believe March is almost here, hopefully bringing with it warmer days and signs of spring all around Des Moines. One thing that doesn’t change with the season is our overflowing events calendar, but we’re making it easy for you to hit all the fun, spring-inspired events, including St. Patrick’s and Spring Break events and activities this month. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Worried about keeping the kids entertained over spring break? We know it’s daunting, but we’ve also got it covered for you. If you’re sticking around Des Moines, there’s plenty to keep every age group busy. Some of our picks only take place on specific dates; others run the entire duration, but all are engaging ways to get out and celebrate spring.   Continue Reading…

2018: Haunted Houses in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

By Allen Huffman

Looking for a good scare this Halloween? A trip to a local haunted house or attraction should be on your “to do” list.  We’ve asked Allen Huffman with DSM Haunted Houses to give you the 411 on a few frightfully fun haunts to check out in the Des Moines area.

If your child is brave enough, or perhaps you are just a bad parent, here are some scary places you might take them to this Halloween season… Continue Reading…

25 Rainy Day Boredom Busters - dsm4kids.com

Spring in Iowa is finicky.  One day it’s warm and sunny, the next it’s cold and rainy.  When inclement weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained. Of course, Des Moines offers plenty of amazing indoor play spaces, bowling alleys, skating rinks and museums where families can take shelter when bad weather arrives, but sometimes staying home can be just as much fun—if you have a few activities up your sleeve. Continue Reading…

2018 Winter Theatre Guide 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Winter is a fantastic season for seeing theater in Des Moines. Not only are new shows plentiful, but some of our favorite family friendly theatres including the Des Moines Playhouse, the Civic Center and Stephens Auditorium have several shows perfect for kids of all ages. Best of all, 10 of our picks are $10 or less! Read on to find a show for your family to see this winter in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

5 Places to Hear Music as a Family This Fall and Winter in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

When was the last time you took your kids to hear live music? I’ll admit that it’s easier (and cheaper) to do in the summer, but with a little bit of know how you can listen to live music this fall and winter in Des Moines too. We’ve rounded up a few family-friendly venues and shows that are much more than the average sing-along story time. Here are five places to hear music as a family this fall and winter in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

3 Nail Salons For A Mommy & Me Mani in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Updated March 27, 2019

No matter our age, we girls need a little pampering every now and then. Sometimes, you want to share that pampering bliss with the little people in your life. If you have a child who likes to get their nails done, a Mommy and Me manicure can be a great way to spend some time together.  We scoured Des Moines for nail salons that not only welcome the small set, but cater to them. So—go ahead—enjoy a bonding moment and have your mini-me join you for a little pampering and polish!

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Day Trip to the East Village - dsm4kids.com

Day Trip to the East Village

The Historic East Village is a favorite destination for out of town visitors and locals alike.  A day of shopping and dining at this hip eclectic enclave is a Des Moines trademark. If you’re looking to entertain visitors or spend a day with the family near the East Village and you’re looking for fun to round out the day, these are some of our favorite tips. Continue Reading…

Where to Throw a Science Themed Birthday Party 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Updated March 27, 2019

Do you have a pint sized Neil Degrasse Tyson or Sid the Science Kid in residence?  If so, you may want to experiment with a spooky science theme for their next birthday party.  Kids will have so much fun, they won’t notice they’re learning.  Here are a few venues in Des Moines that host science or STEM related birthday parties for little scientists. Continue Reading…