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The “Play List”

A calendar of kid friendly events and activities in the Des Moines area.  

 

Oct
19
Thu
Bookwalk @ Gray's Lake Park
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am

Celebrate your love of reading this fall with our Bookwalk! You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while you enjoy one of these lovely parks!

The Bookwalk will be in Gray’s Lake Park for the month of October near the Southside Library.

Fall Farm Fun @ Harvest Barn Marketplace
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am

This fall be sure to visit southern Iowa’s favorite fall destination & marketplace! The Fun Farm & Corn Maze open for the season every September – bring the whole family out to make  BIG memories!

Concessions are available every weekend in our New Eatery: Trixie’s Feed Bunk. Here you can enjoy yummy items such as our own farm raised BBQ Beef, Breezy Bacon Burgers and our famous Apple Crisp Caramel Sundae !

Visiting during the week? We have plenty of yummy snacks inside the store. Such as our own amazing beef sticks, cheese curds, salsas & chips and our wonderful fudge made right in our store!

Things To Do & More!

  • Sack Slide and Tire Climb – NEW
  • 6 acre corn maze
  • Play in the real combine harvester
  • Double Zip line Races
  • Barnyard with lots of farm critters
  • Glo golf
  • Play in the corn bin
  • Tunnel thru the hay fort & explore the hay barn
  • Climb the giant hay caterpillar
  • Duck Races
  • Feed bunk sand trough
  • Family Dodge Ball
  • Wagon Rides Every Saturday & Sunday afternoons
  • And so much more!

Call or email for more info 641-342-4039

Daytime Family Story Time @ Urbandale Public Library
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am

Join us for stories and other interactive finger-plays designed to build early literacy skills.

  • 30 minute program
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM and 10:15 AM (during school year)
Caterpillar Club @ Reiman Gardens
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged to secure materials.

 

Fall Magic at Howell’s Pumpkin Patch @ Howell's Pumpkin Patch
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Fall is a magical time of the year, especially at Howell’s Pumpkin Patch, located just 10 miles south of Des Moines off I-35.

Come enjoy a tractor pulled wagon ride and pick your own pumpkin at Howell’s Pumpkin Patch.

Here, the fall colors find their full glory amid pumpkins of all sizes and colors,beautiful mums, fresh bittersweet, Indian Corn, corn stalks, decorative squash, gourds, antique farm machinery and Howell’s huge selection of dried florals and seasonal decorations.

Open Jump @ Monkey Joe's
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

We gladly accept walk-in guests any time we’re open. Bring your kids 12 years-old and younger, to our inflatable play center any time, where they can safely bounce, jump, slide, and have fun.

Monday $8.49
Tuesday $8.49
Wednesday $5.50
Thursday $8.49
Friday $10.99
Saturday $10.99
Sunday $10.99
2 years and under (if playing) $5.50
2 years and under Frequent User Cards* $40
Frequent User Cards* $70
Holiday Pricing $10.99

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 10am to 5pm. Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends. For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Pumpkinville & Cornmaze @ Pumpkinville & Cornmaze
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Pumpkinville is a great family outing for folks of all ages.

Come join us for the excitement of an outing to the Pumpkin farm!

What better way to make memories for your group or family?  

There are great activities for all ages.  From taking a hayrack ride to playing on the straw train, we will make sure you will have a great time!

There is NO GENERAL ADMISSION FEE.  We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to come out and visit our farm so we continue to NOT charge for entry into the farm.  That free entry includes free hayrack rides, the hay jump, grainary, hay train, playground, sack races, tug of war, and lots more!

In addition, we do have a large maze and mini maze.

Large maze price:  $7 per person

Mini maze price:  $1 per person

Pumpkins are priced based on size and range from $1 to $30.

Toddler Time @ Get Air Des Moines
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Tuesdays from 10 AM to Noon, each toddler is $8 for 2 hours plus $3 for socks.
Thursdays from 10 AM to Noon, each toddler is $8 for one 1 hour $13 for 2 hours plus $3 for socks

Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Des Moines
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 10AM-11AM

$8 (Age: 5 & under. Includes guardian admission)

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family @ Science Center of Iowa
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

If you think you know T. rex… think again. Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family explores the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs in new and different ways. Appropriate for all ages.


Daytime Family Story Time @ Urbandale Public Library
Oct 19 @ 10:15 am

Join us for stories and other interactive finger-plays designed to build early literacy skills.

  • 30 minute program
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM and 10:15 AM (during school year)
Drop-in Oliver’s Puppy Tales @ West Des Moines Public Library
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am

Join puppy Oliver in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus!

For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration.

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun.

If you’re a frequent visitor, be sure to ask about punch cards that let you earn a discounted rate for future visits. Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

Open Play Hours

Monday – Friday
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pre-school Story Time @ Pleasant Hill Library
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and finger plays are not only fun, but they also help get your child ready to read! Each week’s activities are theme-based, so it’s easy to continue the fun at home. Encourage your child to participate during story time. If s/he isn’t ready to be party of the fun, just watching and listening are valuable too! Pre-school story time is designed for preschool aged children and includes a simple craft. Wednesday’s & Thursday’s at 10:30 a.m.

Story Book Time @ Beaverdale Books
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am

Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m., we have something special for the youngest customers of Beaverdale Books. Thursday mornings are “Storybook Time at Beaverdale Books”. Booksellers read favorite selections from our children’s department along with time for singing, sharing and occasional surprises.

Please plan to visit us every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. for “Storybook Time!”

Storty Hour at the Lodge @ Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm

West Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to enjoy story hour with a staff naturalist.  Bring a lunch and share nature, books stories and games at the Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge.  FREE story times are scheduled for Thursdays, October 5-26, 2017 at 12:00 noon.

Afternoon Happy Hour Special @ Plaza Lanes Family Sports Complex
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. as we feed the fish in our Main Aquarium!

Do you have a youngster who would like to help us feed the fish?  Call the store at 515-957-5500 to make reserve a spot for one of our fish feedings days!

Fall Colors on the Square @ Annett Nature Center
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

Join a Warren County Conservation naturalist to learn about fall colors and walk around the town square identifying fall leaves. This event is held in partnership with Indianola Parks & Recreation. Please register at http://www.warrenccb.org/events/fallcolors/ by September 17th.

 

 

 

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