Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – October 2017 -

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – October 2017

It’s here! October has officially arrived! And along with the perfect weather to hit the pumpkin patches and corn mazes, and family friendly events, there are oodles of other fun things to do this month in Des Moines.

October 1st-14th

October is National Cookie Month and for the last 15 years Hy-Vee has held a Colossal Cookie Sale! But, not just any sale.  For each cookie, they sell Hy-Vee will donate 1¢ to the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Red Barrel Program which helps feed the hungry of Des Moines. Help them reach their goal of ONE MILLION cookies.

October 6th

A dark force threatens Ponyville and the mane 6 – Twilight, Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria in My Little Pony the Movie.

October 8th

Fall Frenzy, a celebration of the season will be held at the Giovannetti Community Shelter in Walker Johnston Park.  Bring your family for a day of FREE Fall Fun! There will be outdoor games, crafts, live critters and more.

October 9th

Along with Columbus Day comes the first long weekend of fall! And in some cases, a day off from work and school. Here’s a roundup of our favorite ways to enjoy some family fun and keep the bambinos busy during this holiday weekend.

October 13th

It’s Friday the 13th!  There’s no reason to get superstitious about bad luck: try doing some seriously fun things in numbers of 13 with your kids. We can’t promise you good luck, but we can guarantee a baker’s dozen of smiles.

Need more fall fun?  Check out 50+ Things To Do This Fall in Des Moines!

October 14th

Take a “haunted” walk through the trees, hear a seasonal story, and make a tasty caramel apple snack during the Brenton Arboretum’s Timber, Tales, & Twilight event.

October 14th-15th

It’s the 48th annual Madison County Covered Bridge FestivalEnjoy a small town festival with over 150 arts and crafts vendors, amazing food, live entertainment on two stages, and old-fashioned family fun!

October 20th

Just in time for Halloween, Scholastic will publish Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic. This reference book will give U.S. fans a sneak peek at what to expect in the exhibition (of the same name) when it opens at the New-York Historical Society in October 2018. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US.

October 21st

A great way to use those Halloween costumes more than once, attend Children and Families of Iowa’s Princess Party at Jordan Creek. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with princesses, enjoy breakfast provided by Panera Bread, participate in various games and activities and much more.

October 31st

Happy Halloween! on October 31st.  Be sure to check out our Halloween Fun Guide we will be continually adding more event information during the Halloween season!


Want more fall events? Check out our Fall Fun Guide.


Where will your family kid n’ play in Des Moines this October?  Let us know!


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