In + Around Des Moines

Find family-friendly activities in and around Des Moines. We love raising our family in Des Moines–here’s why! Find events happening in downtown Des Moines and the Des Moines Metro for the whole family. Learn more about Des Moines Family Fun.

The idea of retirement seems pretty abstract while parenting young children. Many families don’t even know where to begin when it comes to setting aside money for their kids’ college education. But it’s important not to lose sight of...
Tired of being stuck inside with your kids? There are plenty of places to play inside in Des Moines. Check out our guide to the best places to play indoors.
It’s that time of year when nobody wants to be outside for very long. It’s also a time of year when families and photographers might not be quite as busy, making it a good time to get a photo...
Staying in Des Moines for Spring Break? Des Moines has plenty of options to help your kids run off all that energy or for you to connect as a family.
Don't miss our Des Moines Summer Camp Guide for 2022! Fun activities for all kids for all ages and interests here in Des Moines!
It's fish fry time! Lenten Fridays begin on February 16 and run through March 22. Though associated with the Christian time of prayer and fasting before Easter, Lent also means that fish fries pop up every Friday around the metro. They...
Dive into the Des Moines Mom Swimming Lessons Guide! Swimming lessons are more than just a rite of passage. Whether starting babies in water safety courses or getting kids to finally learn to swim, it's an important life skill that...
Are you looking for tutoring services or other types of educational assistance for your kids? The Little White Schoolhouse (LWSH) is a private educational center in Ankeny, Iowa, founded by licensed teachers. They provide tutoring, small group classes, educational...
Don't let the winter chill stop you from feeling the love in February! Get together with friends at Galentine's events or take the family to a dance, there are events for the whole family all month long. February is also...
Let's go bowling! Grab the kids or make a date with some friends and stop by one of the many lanes around Des Moines. From old-school classics to modern entertainment venues, and even duckpin bowling, find a spot to...

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