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Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary. More »

Witness high-flying canine athletes at the Incredible Dog Show, take a wagon ride, experience up-close encounters with farm animals in the animal barn (Pet the animals! Milk a cow!), or visit adoptable cats and dogs all at Purina Farms this summer. Open Thursday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every week, and daily admission is free.    More »

Vetta Sports Kickaroos, the perfect soccer program for young children to develop a love for the game while having loads of fun! Designed for kids ages 18 months to 6 years, Kickaroos focuses on fundamental soccer skills through engaging, age-appropriate activities. Our experienced coaches create a positive and supportive environment where children can learn at their own pace, building confidence and coordination. Each session is packed with exciting games and drills that emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and basic soccer techniques. Kickaroos isn’t just about soccer; it’s about fostering a lifelong love for physical activity and helping kids develop essential motor skills and social abilities. Whether your child is taking their first steps on the field or refining their budding talents, Vetta Sports Kickaroos is the ideal place to start their soccer journey. Join us and watch your child thrive, one kick at a time! Sign up for a free trial class!


Prepare to be spellbound by the powerful voices and unforgettable characters who take you on a heartwarming odyssey of love, empowerment and redemption. The Color Purple, COCA's summer musical, features a Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, ragtime, gospel, and African blues. It's a moving testament to the power of love, faith, resilience and sisterhood. Ideal for ages 13 and up.   More »

Take your family to watch birds of prey fly right over your head, macaws speak the English language and much more at the WOW! Amazing Animal Show at the World Bird Sanctuary. Every program showcases different animals so each day is a new experience.  More »

Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.  More »

Enjoy two hours of horse and pony rides at Castlewood Stables during Parent & Me Pony Rides. Your little ones will also get to interact with other farm animals, like mini potbelly pigs, bunnies, tortoises, a miniature donkey, a zebra and more.    More »

LEGO Club at the St. Louis County Library is a free opportunity for kids to gather and have fun building with LEGO bricks. LEGOs are provided.     More »

Returning to the Saint Louis Zoo is the bird show “Winging It,” presented in partnership with World Bird Sanctuary. Birds will take the stage at the Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena. In this amazing, free-flying presentation, a variety of exotic and native birds will demonstrate their natural abilities, and some will even soar over the audience.     More »

The Saint Louis Science Center has expanded its Preschool Science Series to include new offerings for different age groups of young scientists. Storybook STEM is for ages 3 to 5.  More »

Kids Night Out at Olympia Gymnastics is an evening filled with fun! Parents get a babysitter for the night and kids will enjoy gymnastics/ninja-themed activities, group games, crafts, and more! Members and non-members are welcome.     More »

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This Week's Top Posts
Find Adventure for Your Whole Family on the Greenway Quest (and enter to win prizes!)

The fireworks may be over but the fun is just beginning this summer for your family's biggest adventure — the 2024 Greenway Quest! Greenway Quest offers families the opportunity to search for painted rocks, bring them home, and register for a chance to win prizes, including a special kids' prize package available only to STL Parent readers!

Experience Big Changes and New Events at Purina Farms All Season Long!

Pet lovers heading to Purina Farms this spring and summer will notice some exciting developments at one of the region’s favorite free family attractions. After a multi-year construction project, Purina Farms is putting the final touches on its revamped Visitor Center to create a more welcoming and inviting place where guests of all ages can learn about dogs, cats, and the rest of our furry and feathered friends.

Farmer's Markets Make Great Family Outings! Here is Your 2024 Guide to Farmers Markets Across the St. Louis Area

A trip to the farmer’s market is a fun outing for the entire family – and it can be educational too. Make plans to visit one (or several) of these top St. Louis farmers’ markets this spring and summer, so that you and your kids can learn more about where your food comes from and indulge in some of the freshest, seasonal produce the St. Louis region has to offer. Plus, many of these markets offer activities just for kids, feature food trucks, welcome dogs, and more.    

COCA Ignites Creativity and Sparks Fun for Kids of All Ages, All Summer Long

Stroll along the Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop, and you’ll spot the playwrights, actors, and artists who got their start in St. Louis, from Tennessee Williams and Katherine Dunham, to Tina Turner and John Goodman. Just a few steps away and around the corner, a new generation of Gateway City superstars will discover their love for the visual and performing arts this summer.

Looking Ahead
Kids Night Out at Olympia Gymnastics »
Saturday, July 20
HullabaZoo at the Saint Louis Zoo »
Thursday, July 25
All Around the Barn Tour at Suson Park »
Friday, July 26
Kids Art Night Out »
Friday, August 2
Play Days at the Nature Playscape »
Saturday, August 3
Spider-Man Day at MADE for Kids »
Thursday, August 1
Squirmy, Slimy, Scaly, Slithery Creatures Kids Love »
Saturday, August 17

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