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New Paddle Boats at Grant’s Farm and a Giveaway for You

Grant’s Farm will open for it’s 60th season on April 12! They’ve got some new stuff to show you, but I’ve got something better for one lucky reader: Free Parking! That’s right, I’m giving away one shiny Grant’s Farm Parking Pass for the 2014 season. Yep, a whole season of free parking, good from April to October! That’s a $40…

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Get into the Magic House for Free

The Magic House is the premier place to play in St. Louis for little kids. It’s fun and sneaks in just the right amount of education when the kids aren’t looking. I’m not sure when the Magic House got so expensive–but you can avoid that $9.50 a head ticket price if you wait for a Free Family Night. Sponsored by…

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Springtime Village at Purina Farms

Spring has many heralds in St. Louis: the Cardinals are playing in Jupiter, the Missouri Botanical Garden is sprouting crocus (croci?) and Purina Farms is hosting the Spring Time Village. On March 12, 2014  Purina Farms in Gray Summit–just a big bunny hop from Eureka–will open for business once again! Springtime Village, the Farm’s annual nod to Easter, will be held from April…

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Stl250: Kid’s Celebrate the City’s Big 2-5-0!

St. Louis is turning the big 250 this weekend! Whooo-hoo! We don’t have a solid date for when St. Louis became a thing, but historians have pin pointed it to this weekend, so we’re running with it. There’s a couple pretty cool events going on that are family friendly to celebrate the city’s birthday. See if you can squeeze some…

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It’s Cold Outside! 10 Awesome and Free Indoor Places to Play in St. Louis

It’s way to cold to play outside, but where can you take the kids in St. Louis to play where it’s always warm and dry? Some place that doesn’t sell cheeseburgers and, dare we ask, is free? Here’s 10 ideas! St. Louis Science Center: Admission is free, and so is parking if you follow my advice. You can have hours…

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Story Time at St. Louis Area Libraries

Feeling bored? Nothing to do? Head out to a free story time at the library! Remember, story time is for both of you, not free baby sitting. You know, FYI. Because you’d never try to dump your kid at the library, would you? Call your library to see if you need to RSVP first. St. Louis City Library story times…

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Olive Garden offers Free Baby Sitting…for a few lucky parents

Olive Garden is offering a deal most parents would jump at–free babysitting while you enjoy a night of pasta goodness! Of course, there’s a catch. The offer is for ONE NIGHT only, Friday Feb. 7 from 6pm to 9pm. And no, they aren’t gathering up the kids on site. The deal is in conjunction with My Gym, which has 145 locations…

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St. Louis Penguins are on YouTube

The St. Louis Zoo Penguins are now movie stars! Sort of….let me explain. Last summer the St. Louis Zoo had to close the penguin exhibit because they were starting construction on a new polar bear habitat next door. Honestly, I haven’t been out to the zoo since school started up, so I don’t know what the hazards are–but obviously they…

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Magic House Ticket Giveaway!

We have free tickets to the St. Louis Magic House and we’re giving them away! All you have to do is enter!  The tickets are good until August 31, 2014. You know how hard it is to score a decent Magic House coupon, so enter this easy Rafflecopter raffle for your chance at four free tickets. That’s a $38 value!…

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Free LEGOs in January: Take the Kids to the LEGO Store!

Everyone love LEGOS, especially my boys. Treat your kids to a free LEGO mini kit at January’s Monthly Mini Model Build at your local LEGO store! The next free LEGO build is coming up Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 5pm. The St. Louis LEGO store is in West County Mall–but all the stores nation wide hold the same event (at the…

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Lights, Camels, Action: Way of Lights in Belleville

Nothing says Merry Christmas more than a million twinkle lights. Or maybe camels. Nope, there’s really nothing that says Merry Christmas more than a couple of Christmas camels. And a baby yak. Yup, it’s Christmas time at the Way of Lights. So bundle up the kids and head to Belleville, Il, for a night of sparkly Christmas lights, camel rides…

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We Did It: Anheuser-Busch Brewery Holiday Lights

Last week I told you about the free Anheuser-Busch Brewery Holiday Lights display, which is all spiffed up this year for walking tours. I took the family out there Saturday night–here’s how it went! First, parking! Yes, there’s plenty of spaces to park on the brewery lot. They opened a secondary lot near the tour center so you don’t need…

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