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Sargent Park is a Hit on Hot Summer Days - dsm4kids.com

Itching to get the kids outside and partake in some sort of recreational activity? Check out Sargent Park, which is home to Des Moines’ first natural playscape. With its native vegetation and proximity to Four Mile Creek, the Park, boasts a variety of ways for young outdoor-enthusiasts to pass the time. Got a climber?  There’s plenty of natural structures for kids to ascend and conquer. If you like to walk, there’s a nice path that meanders around the park. And, another really cool thing? The park has a sprayground and creek access. Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Hold on to Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Is anyone else in denial that it’s August, back-to-school time, and summer is almost over? Just because we’re picking out school supplies and wrapping up summer camps, it doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to summer, right? There’s still plenty of things to do to keep us in a sunshine state of mind. Here are five ways to hold on to summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – August 2017 - dsm4kids.com

As the last few days of summer vacation melt away, you are probably looking for a few fun ways to make some lasting memories. Despite the August heat, there are plenty of events and activities to entertain your kiddos before they go back-to-school.  Here’s where your family can Kid n’ Play this August in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Celebrating “The Great American Eclipse” in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

On August 21, 2017 we will get to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. We are in the path of a solar eclipse, a dazzling celestial event when the shadow of the moon falls on the surface of the earth and is large enough to cover the sun. Unfortunately, a total solar eclipse will not be visible in Des Moines, but we will see a partial eclipse, which is still a spectacular sight.  Here are events happening in the Des Moines area and beyond celebrating “The Great American Eclipse”.  Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

dsm4kids promotes several events and activities like the Iowa State Fair (August 10-20, 2017). Many of which are busy, crowded events with a lot of stimulation. The potential for getting separated from your child is real. This can make a family outing overwhelming and stressful for both parents and children. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your kids safe at the Iowa State Fair (or any large event or attraction).  Continue Reading…

An A to Z Guide to Iowa State Fair Foods - dsm4kids.com

It’s that time of year again! The Iowa State Fair has unveiled the new foods for this year’s fair. In addition to these newbies, you can also enjoy old favs. There’s always so much great food to eat at the Fair that it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Loosen your belts…here’s your A to Z guide to trying foods at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…

A Local’s Guide to the Iowa State Fair – dsm4kids.com

Giant turkey legs, sticky cotton candy fingers and screams of delight emanating from the Midway. These experiences come only once a year and that time is almost upon us.  August 10-20, 2017 is officially Iowa State Fair time. While rides take center stage in the minds of a lot of Fair visitors, your kids will be blown away by some of these more off-the-beaten-path fair attractions. Continue Reading…

National Night Out Events Happening in the Des Moines Area - dsm4kids.com

National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 and is a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.  There will be different events and block parties taking place though out the Des Moines area where the community will have an opportunity to meet local law enforcement. Here’s where you can celebrate National Night Out this year in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

5 Hot Spots for a Cool Summer Treat in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Are you screaming for ice cream? No need for a meltdown, because we’ve put together a list of places where you can enjoy a scoop or two in Des Moines. From an old-fashioned ice cream parlor to a hip artisanal ice cream joint there’s something for everyone. Here’s five hot spots where you can enjoy a cool summer treat in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

5 Unique Things To Do with Your Family this Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The Science Center, Blank Park Zoo and Adventureland are three of Des Moines’ most popular attractions. But if you’re looking for something a little different to try, mix up your routine with these fun (and a little off the wall) activities that you might not have heard about.  Here’s five unique things to do with your family this summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – July 2017 - dsm4kids.com

July is the height of summer fun in Des Moines. The pools are packed, summer reading programs are in full swing and splash pads are buzzing with summer excitement. When your kids aren’t at camp this summer, it’s prime time to take a family outing.  Here’s how your family can Kid n’ Play this July in Des Moines. Continue Reading…