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.


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This month, kids can partake in Soulard's Mardi Gras, see Nick Jr. characters at Stifel Theatre, and watch monster trucks at Monster Jam. Read more

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Here's where you can party before bedtime. Read more

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This month, we can read books among the butterflies, rent igloos, and welcome the grand opening of the St. Louis Aquarium. Read more

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Courtesy of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

From now until December 29, families can board the holiday train starting at 4:30 p.m. every evening. Read more



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"I have spent recesses throughout my time in school in my wheelchair on the blacktop watching others play," Melody Day wrote on a Go Fund Me page. Read more



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This month, watch 'The Polar Express' at Union Station, take a Thanksgiving cooking class, and see a spectacular Cirque holiday musical at The Fox. Read more

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Rub elbows with Christmas legends Kris Kringle, Jack Frost, and more during the popular festival. Read more


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The Gateway Arch is hosting its first-ever "trick or tram" Halloween event on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Read more



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These pumpkin patches have corn mazes and petting zoos, are pet-friendly, and more. Read more

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Photography by Jennifer Korman

The leader of a group called Little Legacies, Jackson gathers friends and plans monthly community service missions. Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

With Halloween hogging much of the October spotlight, we've highlighted this month's other family fun outings. Read more


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Photography by ProPhotoSTL

Peppa Pig, Mary Poppins, Thomas and Friends, and more Read more



Courtesy of Food Network

On Monday, September 16, Tarek Husseini competes for the show's $25,000 grand prize. Read more


This month, we welcome autumn with two elaborate cornfields, celebrate National Play-doh Day, and watch knights in armor joust on horseback. Read more

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Photography by Denise Bertacchi

This month, catch a late-night meteor shower, play with molten glass, and learn how to make chalk art. Read more

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Courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

This month, we watch movies on Art Hill, learn about creek critters, and sing with Cinderella. Read more

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The Wildwood resort's "ZipTour" zig-zags across the ski resort’s hilly terrain, offering a breathtaking view of the forest and grassy slopes. Read more



Photography by Denise Bertacchi

The aquarium didn’t have plans for a lobster display, but curator Aaron Sprowl says when a one in two million crustacean lands in your lap, you make room. Read more


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This month we can golf inside an art gallery, zip line down a mountain and learn how to be a maker at the Magic House’s new satellite location. Read more

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Photography by Denise Bertacchi

You can play Lollipop Lane for yourself—and eight other artist-designed golf holes—when Golf the Galleries opens June 1. Read more