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Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – May 2018

May can’t come soon enough this year! The return of warm weather, alfresco dining, and family-centric holidays such as Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend, will be welcome delights after this spring’s crappy weather. Local farmers’ markets are opening for the season, there are several bike related events taking place for Bike Month and everywhere you turn there’s something fun planned.  We’ve rounded up the top 10+ things to do with your kids this month in Des Moines, a host of which are FREE.  Continue Reading…

2018 Shop Local & Fresh: A Guide to Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Family trips to the local farmers’ market or farm stand are the best. There’s just nothing that quite compares to walking past stands stocked with colorful produce and local treasures and knowing that whatever you bring home is going to be fresh, seasonal, and bursting with flavor. It’s also a great way to encourage healthy eating with your kids. Continue Reading…

2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th this year and Des Moines offers a wide-range of ways to celebrate the most important lady in your life. Treat Mom to a perfect day using our Mother’s Day in Des Moines ideas that range from events and brunch specials to great gifts. Is there a better way to show your mom how much you care, than to treat her to a day of fun?! Continue Reading…

The Best Places to go Stargazing in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

As the weather in Central Iowa FINALLY warms up, it will be a great time to turn our eyes towards the night sky. With all the ambient light in the City, you might think it’s near impossible to do any star gazing at all. But even with all the lights, there are places in Des Moines where people can gather to discover the wonders of the nighttime skies. Continue Reading…

May is Bike Month in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Riding your own two wheels around town is one of the great joys of being a kid. Des Moines is very bike friendly, and since May is Bike Month, there’s no better time for families to go for a bike ride. Throughout the month, the Des Moines Bike Collective organizes and sponsors several family friendly activities and events to celebrate the bicycle. So, get geared up, don the helmets and pedal on over to one of these bike related events happening in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – April 2018 - dsm4kids.com

Spring festivities are kicking into high gear, so get your calendars ready! We’ve rounded up the best things to do in Des Moines with kids in April. If you’re looking for a few more indoor activities (because Iowa weather is very unpredictable in April), there are a number of exciting family friendly theater performances this spring and we also put together a list of 25 Rainy Day Boredom Busters. Continue Reading…

Go on a Wildflower Hunt with Your Kids in Central Iowa - dsm4kids.com

Spring is a great time of year to find wildflowers in Central Iowa. It’s actually shocking how easy it is to find them, even in the middle of the City. Wildflowers can be found by simply walking, or biking along trails, on a hike through a local park or by just driving slowly along a county road. Wildflower hunting can be a fun, unique spring activity for kids and is a great way to spend time outdoors as a family. 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 Spring Theater 4 Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

Beloved children’s characters spring to life on stage this season in Des Moines. Our top theater picks for the coming months include adaptations of favorite kid’s TV series like PJ Masks Live; Feathers of Fire a sensory production that grade schoolers will enjoy and old school musicals like Chicago and Les Miserables that parents and teens will appreciate. Continue Reading…

2018 Des Moines Easter Egg Hunt Guide - dsm4kids.com

Easter Sunday is April 1st this year – no joke! It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away. One of the best ways to celebrate with kids is to attend one of the Metro’s treat-filled egg hunts. And, the best part for parents is that most of them are FREE.  However, keep in mind, since they are free Easter egg hunts in Des Moines are extremely popular so arrive early and expect hordes. Or get your photo op with the Easter Bunny in ahead of time. Here’s your guide to Easter Egg Hunts in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2018 Easter Bunny Appearances in Des Moines

Easter is just around the corner and parents and kids alike love a chance to see the Easter Bunny!  The “holiday hare” will be hopping into local businesses, churches and special events around the metro this spring.  Throw in some fun activities, breakfast and a photo opp and you’ve got a very memorable holiday outing.  For even more festive events and activities, happening around town this spring, you can find a list of Easter Egg Hunts and don’t forget to visit our Events Calendar. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines - March 2018 - dsm4kids.com

March brings tons of family fun to Des Moines. Between Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter Egg Hunts and the warmer weather of the season, there are endless ways to get out and about this month. We’ve rounded up some of the top events happening for you and your family. Still looking for more family fun? Check out our handy Calendar and our Spring Fun Guide. Continue Reading…