Parent & Me Classes

Castlewood Stables Parent and Me Events

Come on out and spend two hours at Castlewood Stables! Our events are geared toward ages 2 and up. Our group activities include riding horses around the arena on lead lines, pony grooming, playing with and feeding our petting zoo animals (including pot bellied pigs, tortoises, goats, a sheep, a mini bull) and making a fun craft. Every once in a while, our resident zebra and Clydesdale make appearances! 

During October, this event will be Halloween-themed, and kids are welcome to wear costumes (as long as they won't get in the way of them riding a horse).

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is a partnership between the Parkway and Rockwood School Districts that provides high-quality programs for all ages. Many programs are open to residents of all St. Louis area school districts, not just Parkway and Rockwood. Choose from a wide variety of sports programs (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, year-round group and private swim instruction (starting at age 6 months!), instructional camps and clinics, fitness (family yoga, zumba, boot camp), martial arts, arts & crafts, computer skills, orchestra, dance, outdoor education, and even family adventure travel opportunities like Smoky Mountains Adventure, Ozarks Rocks and more. 

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Laumeier Sculpture Park

Work as a team to produce unique works of art in a collaborative art-making experience. Multi-generational workshops are a wonderful way for family members to spend quality and creative time together!

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Parent-Child Classes at the Waldorf School of St. Louis

Parent-Child Classes at the Waldorf School of St. Louis provide opportunities for families with young children to come together in an age-appropriate, media-free environment to connect and inspire one another. Parents craft a hand-made toy and discuss literature on healthy, natural parenting. Classes include a light snack and opportunities for informal conversation with other parents. 

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Sweetology

Sweetology is a canvas for creativity, filled with fun, sprinkled with delight, and topped with satisfied smiles. For ages 2 to 92, every visit to Sweetology is a one-of-a-kind adventure creating and decorating your own unique confections in the Sweetology workshop. With classes and workshops for preschoolers up to high schoolers, there is something for everyone.

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design offers art and enrichment classes for all ages, as well as Parent and Me, and Grandparent and Me classes. You'll find opportunities to work with clay, metals, fiber, glass and wood. With classess ranging from one-day workshops to 3-6 week courses, introductory to advanced, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is well equipped to provide exceptional hands-on learning experiences. Whatever your artistic journey, Craft Alliance can help you reach your destination. Two locations: Grand Center and Delmar Loop.

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The Lodge Des Peres

The Lodge Des Peres offers fitness, aquatic, sports, music and dance classes where parents can join their child in fun activities! Check our Kindermusik, MiniKickers Soccer, Parent and Child swim classes, Zumba Kids, or mother-daughter art classes to discover ways to stay active with your child.

The Lodge Des Peres offers a variety of fitness, sports, aquatic, dance and art programs for both kids and adults throughout the year. Drop in and use our gymnasium, indoor wave pool, lap pool or fitness center for fun indoor activities when the St. Louis weather gets extreme.

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Books and Butterflies

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission.

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Holiday Classics for $5 at Marcus Theatres

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so celebrate it by taking your family to see classic holiday films on the big screen! Admission is just $5 for all ages. Marcus Theatres is hosting special showings of these family favorites from Nov. 30 - Dec. 13: Elf, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, and Miracle on 34th Street

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a half million lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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Special Preschool Hours at The Magic House

The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.

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