Despite the fact that Des Moines winters are filled with snowy days and frigid temperatures, families shouldn’t put their swimsuits and goggles away! A Head Start on Safer Swimming The swim and water safety experts at Goldfish Swim School Urbandale know...
The kids are off school Monday for Martin Luther King Jr Day, hooray! Of course it’s always nice to have a 3 day weekend, but hopefully, you’re able to take some time to talk to your kids about why...
Winter doesn't mean you have to stay inside for months on end. Get bundled up and get outside for some winter fun. From ice skating to skiing, snowshoeing to sledding, there are places all over the metro to enjoy...
Stay active over the holidays and head over to the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center, adjacent to the Jester Park Nature Center! Escape from the cold and choose from a handful of activities, especially over winter break, as...
After the holidays, making it thru winter can seem daunting. A bucket list is a great way to help get out of that wintertime rut. From fun and unique things to do around Des Moines, to creative and boredom-busting ideas...
Living in Des Moines offers some obvious family getaways: Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha. Just pick a direction. Then there are the many options for a family staycation.   But what our family has found infinitely satisfying, necessary, and cheap this year is...
Cheers to 2022! Celebrate New Year's Eve with your family or get out for the night. Daytime activities for the kiddos let them be involved without having to extent bedtime. Ready to party the night away? There's lots of fun to...
Urban Air Adventure Park has you covered from start to finish. Boasting a “stress-free” birthday party experience, Urban Air truly delivered on that promise.
Celebrations spark joy. They make memories. They reaffirm community and signify togetherness. Kids' birthday parties are some of the best celebrations people can join in on. They are those rare events where everyone is focused on just one child. Birthday parties...
A bakery-perfect cake, centerpieces made from antique jars filled with bubble gum, and handmade superhero capes for all of the kids who attended describes my oldest son’s first birthday perfectly – and that’s the last time I ever did...

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Things to do in Des Moines in June 2022

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Take your family out to the ball game! Central Iowa native and star college basketball player, Caitlin Clark, is set to make an appearance at...