August means back-to-school for most area students, so the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is important for St. Louis families to note. In the state of Missouri, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2 and runs through, August 4.
Spring Fling fun includes kids' activities, riding demonstrations, farm tours, wagon rides, Rescue Ranch Rides, the Right Horse Roadshow, equine-related vendors and food and refreshments available for sale. You'll also get to meet the Barn Buddies, and Twister, the famous horse who paints!
Bring the whole family to Purina Farms for its annual, and very popular, Springtime Village! Celebrate the arrival of Spring with all the fun of the farm, including animal demonstrations, Incredible Dog Shows, inflatable bouncers, photos with Peter Rabbit, pony rides and lots more! New this year: reservations are not needed.
Celebrate Spring with fun on the farm at Purina Farms! The Visitor Center at Purina Farms opens on March 23 with a celebration for all ages. Enjoy cupcakes (while supplies last), and scavenger hunts, meet adoptable dogs and puppies, and meet Purina Farms' new mascot, Checkerboard Charlie!
Calling all young pet lovers ages 10-14! Come work alongside the Purina Farms trainers and their amazing canine athletes and learn some of the most popular canine sports! Campers will learn from the pros how to train a dog in the sports of Freestyle Flying Disc, Diving Dog and Canine Agility, and learn responsible pet care through games and service projects. Campers will take home group photos and individual photos with adoptable dogs, take wagon rides to the Purina Event Center, and will each receive a flying disc and certificate signed by professional Purina Incredible Dog Team Trainers. NOTE: These camps have sold out and are wait-listed.
YMCA Camp Lakewood's summer overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, only 90 minutes south of St. Louis, provides a well-rounded experience for campers by getting them outdoors having fun, making friends and conquering new skills. A 360-acre lake, 5,200 wooded acres, caves and creeks create many opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiential learning. YMCA Camp Lakewood offers four-day, one-week and two-week camp programs, and also ranch, leadership and wilderness programs, with optional electives, including high adventure, advanced arts & crafts, paintball, SNAG golf, horsemanship and more.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.