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Outdoor Winter Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Who says winter is for hibernating? Sure, it’s cold but this is Iowa and that’s how we roll, and we all know cold weather builds character, right? But, I’ll admit I’ve been putting off publishing this post, because this hasn’t been a typical Des Moines winter.  We really haven’t had enough measurable snow fall to enjoy several of the activities listed below.  Maybe we’ll finally get snow in March! ;0 Continue Reading…

Enjoy a Little Summer Fun this Winter in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Des Moines is in the middle of a chilly winter but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little “summer fun”.  If you or your kiddos long for swimming, baseball, golfing, ice cream or playing outside….don’t sweat it! Turn up the heat to make winter a little more bearable. All it takes is a touch of creativity and a sense of adventure. Continue Reading…

Where to Ski, Snowboard and Tube Within a Short Drive of Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Even when there’s not a lot of snow in Des Moines, you don’t have to drive to Colorado to enjoy a decent day of downhill skiing, snowboarding or tubing. Whether you’re looking for a day-trip to enjoy a little winter fun or want to spend an entire weekend on the slopes, Iowa ski resorts offer many great options. They all offer programs for beginners and children, so even your young ones can enjoy these winter wonderlands. Continue Reading…

7 Places to Shake Up Winter in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Winter weather means something entirely different when you have children. The dream of cuddling up to a fire with a mug of hot cocoa is dashed when your kids are exploding with energy because of blustery winds and frigid temperatures. Have no fear! We’ve rounded up a list of seven indoor places where you can wear them out in the Des Moines metro.  Continue Reading…

2017 FREE Winter Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Looking for fun ways to beat cabin fever and save a little cash? Here are 25 totally FREE things to do with kids this winter in Des Moines. From sledding to arts and crafts to story times and LEGOs and more, this list has plenty of ideas to help you have fun all season long! For even more budget friendly ideas visit our events calendar and Winter Fun Guide. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines: January 2017 - dsm4kids.com

3, 2, 1 . . . 2016 is done! Time to get pumped for adventuring and lazing in 2017. Make the most of the New Year and don’t let January’s cold weather keep you inside all month! Des Moines is packed with oodles of opportunities for family fun indoors and out. Below is a list of a few events and activities to check out in January in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…

Cure Cabin Fever: Outdoor Winter Fun 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

There’s something about this time of year that makes parents’ start to twitch a bit.  Even though trips to the park aren’t as easy this time of year, resist the urge to hunker down!  Here are a few ideas to help Des Moines kids and families cure cabin fever and help everyone survive winter in Des Moines with a smile on your face! Continue Reading…

50 Ideas Under $5 4 Winter Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Now that it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like winter. And since we know the cold, dark days of winter can be challenging with little ones, we’ve put together 50 fun winter activities to keep you and your crew from going stir-crazy. Psst! We even kept budget in mind, and all 50 activities cost $5 or less (per person). If you’re lucky, by the time you’re finished with this list, spring will be knocking on the door! Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines: January 2016 - dsm4kids.com

Happy New Year!   Here’s to a fabulous 2016, full of peace, health, joy, and fun family activities for one and all.  Even though winter has finally come to central Iowa, there are lots of things to look forward to in January – be it a fun indoor place to take your kids – or somewhere to chill outside with the fam.  Here are a few events and activities to check out in January in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…

Where to Go Sledding in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

I’ve been holding off on writing this article, since this year’s winter hasn’t been filled with the snowfalls like last year.  Now that it has finally snowed, kids will be ready to get out and play in it.  You can be prepared with our list of the best sledding hills in the Des Moines area. Here’s to a happy snow day and where you can go sledding in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…