Denise Bertacchi

Denise Bertacchi is a mom on a mission to find all things fun for kids to do in St. Louis. Read more at, or follow her at @stlmotherhood on Twitter and Instagram.

Visit Christmas past at the Fox, play reindeer games with dogs, and see if Santa wants to trade in his sleigh for a monster truck. more

Dec 14, 2017 8:55 AM Things to Do


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Cheer on Hans Brinker as he tries to win the Silver Skates, visit holidays of the past, and hunt for candy canes in Kirkwood Park. more

Dec 6, 2017 2:56 PM Things to Do

Build LEGO towers, visit with Santa in Maplewood, and decorate cookies for free. more

Nov 29, 2017 1:29 PM Things to Do

Kick off the holiday season with a park ranger-led hike, a photo with Santa and his motorcycle, or a stroll through a free light display. more

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM Things to Do

Learn how to blow glass, enjoy a free night at The Magic House, or welcome the start of the holiday season in grand style. more

Nov 15, 2017 12:49 PM Things to Do

December 14: St. Louis Classic

Courtesy of Steinberg Skating Rink

Take a 50-cent spin around Steinberg, see some winter jewels, and make a slimetastic holiday ornament. more

Nov 8, 2017 4:01 PM Things to Do


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Celebrate Día de los Muertos, enjoy sensory-friendly play, and visit the Children's Garden one last time for the season. more

Oct 31, 2017 2:10 PM Things to Do

Hang out with your favorite Avenger, parade through the CWE, or take to the ice for a Halloween skate. more

Oct 24, 2017 11:46 AM Things to Do


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Boo at the Zoo, a birthday party at Third Degree Glass Factory, and more more

Oct 17, 2017 3:44 PM Things to Do


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Chalk up South Grand, catch a not-so-scary movie, or hit up Town & Country's fall festival. more

Oct 11, 2017 10:03 AM Things to Do


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Listen to stories at Kiener Plaza, get spooked at Grant's Farm, or go behind the scenes at the World Bird Sanctuary. more

Oct 4, 2017 11:52 AM Things to Do


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Take a hayride, enjoy Zootoberfest with the whole family, or learn about safety with Metro West firefighters. more

Sep 27, 2017 9:29 AM Things to Do


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Celebrate Hispanic culture, climb a big truck, and get a free ticket to a favorite museum. more

Sep 19, 2017 12:53 PM Things to Do 1 Comments

With harvest festivals aplenty, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by options. We’ve narrowed it down to these top five Insta-worthy seasonal favorites. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:31 AM Things to Do


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Kick off the fall season with The Great Forest Park Balloon Race or pet snakes at The Magic House. more

Sep 13, 2017 10:02 AM Things to Do

See beautiful art in Clayton, learn about farmers at The Magic House, and enjoy kid-friendly tunes at LouFest. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:20 AM Family


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The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Applefest at Eckert's, the Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, The Gateway Cup, and more more

Aug 30, 2017 9:27 AM Family


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Did the eclipse get your kids excited about space exploration and astronomy? Here are seven places to soak up the stars. more

Aug 23, 2017 9:14 AM Family

Meet a new American Girl, get a taste of COCA, and eat your way around the world. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:49 PM Family


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Learn about glassblowing, chase dragonflies, and attend a block party just for kids. more

Aug 15, 2017 3:46 PM Family