Things to Do in Des Moines with Kids and Babies

Things To Do in Des Moines with Babies and Young Kids

Looking for ideas of things to do around Des Moines with your baby? We can help. 

From indoor activities to do with your child when it is too hot or too cold to classes you can have fun with your baby - here are a few ideas of things to do with your little ones.

Activity  

Synopsis

Location 

Fees

Structure

Indoor/Outdoor

Kindermusic 

Playing and teaching with music 

Multiple locations on the west side 

Cost

Class structure - meets weekly

Indoor

Monkey Joes

Bounce house

West Des Moines

Cost

Open Daily - open play

Indoor

Backyard Adventures

Swing sets

Urbandale

Cost

Open Daily  - open play

Indoor  

Rainbow

Swing sets 

Urbandale  

Cost                              

Open Daily  - open play

Indoor  

Mommy & Me Yoga

Exercise - Yoga

Grimes

Cost

Scheduled times

Indoor  

Baby & Me Yoga

Exercise - Yoga, until baby crawls

Des Moines

Cost

Scheduled times  

Indoor  

Fun on the Run Yoga 

Exercise - Yoga, all ages

Des Moines

Cost

Scheduled times   

Indoor  

Playground

Bounce house

Ankeny

Cost

Open Daily  - open play

Indoor  

Mall Play Areas

Climbing and playing

Merle Hay

Jordan Creek

Valley West

Southridge

Free

Open Daily  - open play  

Indoor   

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center Splash Park

Fountains & splashing

Ankeny

Free

Mon - Fri

10 - 11:45am

Outdoor

Berry Patch Farm

Pick your own berries

Nevada

Pay for what you pick

Mon - Sat

7am - 12pm

Outdoor

Ashby Splash Park 

Fountains & splashing

Des Moines 

Free 

Open in summer 

Outdoor 

Incredible Pizza

Food & video games 

Clive

Cost 

Open daily  

Indoor 

Chuck E. Cheese

Food & games

  

Clive

Cost

  

Open daily

  

Indoor 

 Des Moines Farmers' Market

 Food & entertainment

Downtown Des Moines

 Free

Saturdays
7am - Noon
May 2 - Oct. 31

 Outdoor

 Free Flicks

Movies

Different locations across Des Moines

 Free

Thursdays
9pm
Jun 11 - Aug. 20

Outdoor

 Ashley Okland Star Playground

 All-inclusive playground

Des Moines

 Free

 Open daily

Outdoor

 Blank Park Zoo

 Wildlife exhibits

Des Moines

Cost

 9am-5pm May-Sept.

10am-4pm in Oct.

 Outdoor and Indoor

 Center Grove Orchard

 Pick your own apples

 Des Moines

 Cost

 Store opens August 17. Farmyard opens September 12.

 Outdoor