Family Friendly Activities in St. Louis
St. Louis has blossomed into a city with many different activities to enjoy. There are concerts, festivals, local attractions, and even restaurants that offer family friendly environments. Some of our favorite things to do include places that have been a staple in St. Louis for many years. We also love to try new places. We take every opportunity to nurture our children through life experiences. Below is a list of our go to activities when we hang out on the weekends.
Grant’s Farm – Grant’s Farm is a great option for animal interactions. This is one we visit often. The visit starts with a tram tour through the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family. The tram drops you off in the main area of the farm. They offer activities such as camel rides, goat feedings, and animal shows. Guest 21 and older can enjoy a complimentary sample of an Anheuser Busch product. There is no fee to enter the farm but there is a $12 fee to park.
Six Flags St. Louis – Our kids love Six Flags! This year we purchased them season passes for Christmas. Well, we didn’t have to pay for them at the time but we owned them. Six Flags has what they call a buy now, pay later offer. You can get them early and they will charge your card in early March (most people have their taxes by then). There is also an option to make installment payments. Check out their website for more details.
Busch Stadium – We love going to watch our St. Louis Cardinals! We come across discounted tickets all the time. We also have people that know we love to attend and will offer us their tickets. You can also donate to your local Goodwill and receive a discount coupon towards the purchase of a ticket. The discounts are pretty nice. The St. Louis Cardinals offer lower price tickets for games against less popular teams and games during the week.
Skyview Drive in or a local movie theatre – During the winter months we enjoy visiting our local movie theatres. We usually get up early so we enjoy the discounted movies with less of a crowd. The warmer months allow us to visit the drive in theatre located in Belleville, Illinois. It’s about a 45 minute drive for St. Louis County. Groupon frequently offers discount tickets for Skyview Drive in.
Eckert’s Farm – Belleville – Eckert’s offers a variety of pick your own crop options. We’ve picked peaches, apples, pumpkins, and even cut down our own Christmas tree. We’ve made a lot of good memories at Eckert’s Farm.
St. Louis Zoo – Don is an animal lover so we visit the zoo often. Confession: My kids have never rode the train.
The Loop – The Loop is our go to spot for trying new restaurants and having our favorite dessert, Froyo. Fitz is another spot we frequent in the Loop. It was named the Best Kid Friendly restaurant in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Local Park – We love heading to the park to hit around baseballs and play catch. The kids are old enough now that they don’t drop every other ball thrown at them. It makes for a really good time. Don and Erica are secretly living out their childhood dreams. They both played either baseball or softball as kids.
Here’s some other great options available in our local area
Magic House – Magic House offers many amazing interactive activities for children.
Anheuser Brewery tour – this activity is kid friendly, the entire production process is something to see. They also offer festive activities around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The City Museum – Although I am not a big fan of this place, I know many people who love it. The City Museum prides itself on unique architectural objects. They also offer a children’s playground and fun house.
Missouri Botanical Gardens – Missouri Botanical Gardens offers a variety of kid friendly activities where they can explore plants, nature, and green living through hand-on activities, stories, and games. They also offer classes, tours, and workshops for adults.
Laumeier Sculpture Park – This place is pretty cool. Don and Erica both have recently picked up an appreciation for art after taking a Concepts of Visual Arts class in school. Jada also loves art. Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park located in Sunset Hills, Missouri.
Forest Park – Forest Park offers a variety of activities for you to enjoy. Below is a list of the many things there are to offer.
- St. Louis Art Museum
- The Muny
- Missouri History Museum
- St. Louis Science Center
- Steinberg Skating Rink
- Picnics and more