Things to do with kids in St. Louis

Trunk or Treat for Kids and Dogs

Bring your kids and your dog to the Purina Farms Trunk or Treat! In addition to plenty of treats for your two-legged and four-legged little ones, there will be face-painting, games, balloon animals, opportunities for keepsake photos and adoptable dogs on site.

Trunk or Treat is open to kids ages 12 and under. Admission is $5 per child for ages 3-12. Age 2 and under are free. Dogs are $5. Parking is free.

All tickets must be pre-purchased. All dogs must be well-behaved, up-to-date on vaccinations with a visible rabies tag, be on a leash and at least four months old.

At the Purina Farms Visitor Center RV Lot. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information: purinafarms.com

Family Ghoulish Party and Movie Spooktacular

Put on your costumes and head over to Fireman's Park for the all new Family Ghoulish Party and Movie Spooktacular sponsored by the Wentzville Firefighters Community Outreach and Wentzville Park and Recreation.

Families will enjoy games, Halloween activities, a costume contest, a hay maze and giveaways. Every pre-registered child age 14 and under will receive their own pumpkin. All who pre-register will also receive a hot dog, chips and drink. The movie The Goonies will be shown on the big screen. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

At the new Station 1 Firehouse on Luetkenhaus Blvd. in Wentzville. Pre-registered cost is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. $7 and $10 on the day of the event.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m. 

More information and registration: wentzvillemo.org

 

Pumpkin Jamboree at Eckerts

Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin, even one up to 150 pounds! You can also enjoy wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, petting farm, children’s activities, make-your-own scarecrow, funnel cakes and festival foods. At Eckerts Farms in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton, Ill.

More information: eckerts.com 

 

 

Canine Carnival

Bring your family pooch to Tilles Park for the 2017 Canine Carnival, where dogs play the games and win the prizes.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids, adoptable pets, raffles, exhibitor booths, live music, food trucks, a beer garden and more. And don't miss the Canine King and Queen contest with celebrity judges! Dogs who are well behaved, up to date on vaccinations and on a leash are invited to share in the fun. (No retractable leashes please).

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tilles Park. All (human) guests must have a ticket to enter the carnival. General admission is $15. Children under 12 are free.  VIP packages are available.

More information: apamo.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: All Ages

Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks

Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers above the bluffs of the Mississippi at Jefferson Barracks.

Candlelight and creaking floors in the building and wood fires and noises from the woods set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. For all ages.

Advance registration is required. Sessions at 6:30 and 8 p.m. For all ages. $5 per person. 

More information and registration: stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8800.

Amazing Creatures

Kids will journey into the realm of animals with zoo naturalist Dianne Moran and live animals to enhance the experience. For ages 5-10. Registration is required. 

Amazing Creatures will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch

October 16 at 6 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

November 6 at 4 p.m. at the Bridgeton Trails Branch

November 8 at 2 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Branch

November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Branch
 

December 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eureka Hills Branch

December 28 at 2 p.m. at the Indian Trails Branch

December 29 at 2 p.m. at the Cliff Cave Branch

Free. More information and registration: slcl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Animal Friends of Land and Sea

Little ones will learn about animal sounds in the wild and the science of the sea at this free program presented by Mad Science of St. Louis. For ages 3-5. Workshops are held at the St. Louis County Library. Registration is required. 

Amimal Friends of Land and Sea will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rock Road Branch

October 30 at 10 a.m. at the Indian Trails Branch

November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Commons Branch

November 13 at 10 a.m. at the Grant's View Branch

December 11 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

Free. More information and registration: slcl.org
 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Preschool

Sounds With Seuss

Preschoolers will take a romp through the wonderful world of sounds based on Dr. Seuss' "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" This free workshop for ages 3-5 is held at the St. Louis County Library and presented by The Magic House. Registration is required.

Sounds with Seuss will be held at the following branches of the St. Louis County Library:

October 16 at 10 a.m. at the Grant's View Branch

October 20 at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Bluffs Branch

November 2 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch

November 21 at 10 a.m. at the Weber Road Branch

December 7 at 10 a.m. at the Cliff Cave Branch

December 11 at 10 a.m. at the Bridgetown Trails Branch

Free. More information and registration: slcl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Preschool

Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym.

Open Gym is held several times each week. Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. 

Each open gym session lasts one hour and is open to members and non-members ages 12 and under.

Free for members; $8 for non-members. Children under age 1 are free. Call for more information: 314-439-1100 or email tumble@misskellysgym.com

More information: www.misskellysgym.com

 

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