Ongoing Activity Ideas

  • Visit for a calendar of activities that you can search by date, location, and type of event.
  • Karaoke is back at Royal Flush Restaurant from 5-8:00pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at 4440 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines.  We encourage customers to purchase a drink or food item since we are enjoying Royal Flush’s facility.  Call 515-564-1140 for more details!
  • Come swim & have fun in Easter Seals’ indoor, heated, lifeguard supervised, & wheelchair accessible swimming pool.  Open year round for all ages.  Every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm @ 401 NE 66th Ave.  Cost is $3/swimmer, staff can swim free.  Punch cards are also available.  For more information contact Kelsey @ 515-309-2375
  • Two for Tuesdays @ The Playground for Kids in Ankeny (2401 SE Tones Dr. Suite &), two kids can play for $8 (max 4 kids) 515-965-9899
  • Card Night at Palmer’s Deli & Market  every Tuesday night (2843 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines) from 5:30pm-7pm.  Come and enjoy a few games of UNO!  This event is for ages 18 and older.  Call 515-274-4004 for more details!

Here’s a list of Kids Eat Free nights at local restaurants!

Parks and Recreation Departments (sponsor sports teams, lots of classes, etc. for all ages, includes lists/maps to all parks in their city) Check their calendar of events, too!

Clive Parks and Rec

Des Moines Parks and Rec

Urbandale Parks and Rec

West Des Moines Parks and Rec

Libraries: (most have play areas with puppets, games, puzzles, toys, etc. to play with)

Ankeny Library

Clive Library

Des Moines Library

Urbandale Library