Enjoy October weekends of free spooky fun at Halloweekends at the Saint Louis Zoo! Come to the Zoo dressed in family friendly costumes and as you walk around to see the animals you'll find non-scary Halloween decorations, watch special pumpkin enrichment treats with the animals, experience costumed character meet-and-greets, enjoy the Family Game Zone, take part in the Pumpkin Stomp 'n Chomp, enjoy fall treats and more.
Enjoy food from dozens of local restaurants and refreshments from local breweries and wineries. There will also be lots of vendor booths from farmers and artisans, and live music.
Dine in one of the extended patios in Central West End while you enjoy performers, activities for kids, and live music on the last Saturday of the month. Family-friendly festivities include fire performers, jugglers, balloon animals, face painting, games, unicycle performances, hula hoop performances and more.
The Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden features more than 80 vendors offering handcrafted items, locally produced food, native plants, live music and local brews, plus a two-acre Kid's Corner with farm animals (like llamas, alpacas and sheep!), and a pumpkin patch with decorating let by Perennial.
Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals. Kids will learn about caring for our four-legged friends as well as be entertained by fun stories and make a craft. They'll even meet a furry friend! Geared to ages 2-5.
Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to join in the Little Red Hen Playdate at The Waldorf School of St. Louis. You and your child will get to bake bread, a weekly occurrence in the school's early childhood education program, listen to stories, join in circle time filled with songs, rhymes, and movement, and explore the outdoors in the mini meadow.
Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar on select Wednesday nights this off season for Family Night with Fredbird! Meet Fredbird from 6:30-7:30 p.m., play games and win prizes! Kids 12 and under eat free per adult meal purchased.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.