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Indoor activities for kids and families in Des Moines, IA.

2019: FREE & Cheap Indoor Summer Movies for DSM Kids – dsm4kids.com

During the summer, families try to pack their free time with stimulating activities to break up those “endless” days. Movies are always a good bet to break up the monotony. But before you go into hock taking the kids to your local cineplex, did you know that you can catch family movies for FREE (or on the cheap) during the summer? Continue Reading…

2019: Find “A Universe of Stories” this Summer at Your Local Library – dsm4kids.com

Some of the best fun and FREE events this summer are being held in your own backyard at your local library.  Their summer reading programs are designed to encourage kids to keep reading during summer vacation, which helps prevent the “summer slide”.  And, library calendars are jam-packed with both fun and educational programs that cater to a wide variety of kid’s interests.  Continue Reading…

2019: Kids Bowl FREE in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Need something FREE and fun to do with the kids this summer? Area bowling alleys have got you covered! Registration is now open for Kids Bowl Free, a program that offers free bowling for kids all summer long. Bowling is an awesome way for your kids to experience something new, enjoy air conditioning during the hot summer days, and to burn off some energy! Continue Reading…

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

The days are getting longer, and spring is in the air… and as always, our monthly Play List features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Earth Day, the opening of baseball season, and a mermaid ballet are just some of the awesome events on tap for April—we’ve got 10 top picks in total. 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…

9 Ideas 4 Fun with Teens & Tweens this Winter in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

When your kids were little, there were story times, play dates and afternoons at the park. Unfortunately, those activities just don’t have the same appeal once your child is older.

When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love and that families can enjoy together. Knowing the importance of continuing to connect and have fun together, we’ve rounded up a few ideas and several local venues in the DSM metro that are perfect for spending time with your teen. Continue Reading…

indoor playgrounds in Des Moines.

Every winter, Des Moines families are faced with the same problem: How to keep the kids active when it’s too cold to play outside. When your kids really want to burn off energy, you need a more active indoor destination where they can play, run around and test their limits, not your patience. That’s why we came up with this list of indoor play places (many of which are FREE;) in DSM where kids can burn off energy inside this winter. Continue Reading…

Fun Things for Families to do Thanksgiving Weekend in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The annual holiday season fast approaches and everyone is getting busy making preparations for Thanksgiving.  Your family may be eating with relatives or dining alone, no matter which one, once the food has all been eaten, you may be looking for something to do. Have fun at one of these great events/places on Thanksgiving weekend! Continue Reading…

Activities in Des Moines 4 Kids with Special Needs - dsm4kids.com

Many kids’ schedules are packed with extracurriculars, but for children with special needs, it can be challenging to find programs they can participate in fully. We’ve rounded up some adapted classes and activities in the Des Moines area that accommodate a variety of learning styles, so that kids with special needs—be they physical, social, or emotional—can partake in the same enriching fun as their peers. Continue Reading…

Summer 2018: Des Moines Indoor Summer Fun Guide - dsm4kids.com

Everyone agrees summer is a great time to get outdoors. Our Summer Fun Guide shares many special outside events like outdoor movies and live music under the stars. But we also know Iowa summers can get pretty hot! When the weather feels stifling, you need an air-conditioned escape. We’ve rounded up a few of Des Moines’ top inside experiences to make your summer memorable. Continue Reading…