Sunday, February 11, 2018

Temple Tots at the Saul Spielberg Early Childhood Center, Chesterfield

Location: 13788 Conway Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141


Temple Tots is a free playgroup held every Tuesday from 10:00 -11:30 am during the school year (August through May). The playgroup is recommended for kids under age 4. Temple Tots is held in a classroom in the Saul Spielberg Early Childhood Center which is located within the United Hebrew campus. When you enter just follow the signs to the left towards the school entrance. There is a buzzer on the door and they will let you in and direct you down the hall to the preschool doors.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to explore, discover and make new friends. Each week Lauren Spielberg will lead a fun session including free play and a variety of activities in fine/gross motor skills, messy play, storytelling, art, music, movement, and more. This is open to the public and everyone is invited to come!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Urban Fort Play Cafe, St. Louis City

Location: 1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104      314-376-4235


Urban Fort opened in January 2018.  The preferred ages are 0-7 years. They are open everyday except Tuesday (yay for being open on Monday!) from 7am to 4 pm during the week, Saturday 8am to 4pm, and Sunday 8am to 2 pm.

From their website, "We provide a space that encourages our community to play, learn, and gather. Our amazing tree fort, slides, climbing walls, train tables, and playhouses allow your kiddos, aged 0-7, the freedom to create, discover, run, jump, and socialize while you enjoy a comfortable chair and a cup of coffee."

To go play, it's $8 for the first child and $6.50 for additional children. Kids under 1 are free and adults are free. They also offer memberships and frequent visitor cards.

In addition to open play, they offer kid and adult classes, workshops, events, and parties. What a great addition to St. Louis!

(Photo from their website)

Big train table

They please ask everyone to wear socks or shoes, but no bare feet.

Thanks Erin for the photos!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Wapelhorst Park, St. Charles

Location: 1875 Muegge Rd, St. Charles MO 63303


Playground Ground Cover: Rubber mats

  • 78 Acres
  • Aquatic Center Facility
  • 4 Softball Diamonds
  • Concession Stand
  • 2 Soccer Fields
  • 2 Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Playground Area
  • Paved Hike/Bike Trail
  • George Gould Community Building
  • Small Fishing Lake
  • Concession stand restrooms are open April 1 - November 14. Restrooms attached to the Gould Building are open year round.

From the website: "Wapelhorst Park contains a mix of active and passive recreation components throughout the park. Major destination amenities within the park include a four field softball complex, an aquatic center with speed slide and the Gould Community Building.  Two ponds, three shelters, an interpretative nature trail and wildflower area and several large open lawn areas and picnic sites throughout the park provide a variety of passive recreation opportunities."

This is a very large and very popular park.  The playground was just completely renovated in late 2017.  They are also renovating the pool and that should be complete by opening day 2018.

Please note the pavilions are not available while construction on the pool is happening.

They have rock walls, chain climbers, slides, bridges, stepping stones, tons of bars and poles, and lots of climbing things.

 They have 2 sling swings, 2 baby swings, an adaptive swing, and a modified expression swing.

This spinning thing is awesome! 

 George Gould Community building and pavilion 


 view of the pool

 Playground is circled in red.

There is also this small play area over by the concession and the ball fields. Great for keeping little sibs occupied during ball practices and games!

Thank you Erin for the photos!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Art Unleashed, Chesterfield

Location: 13379 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield MO 63017   314-628-1024


We went there today for free family day which they do on a monthly basis. It's always on a Sunday and it's always from 2-4pm. They had 2 crafts going and a lady giving demonstrations on the pottery wheel. They also had a table with free bottled water, cookies, and suckers, which was very nice for a free event. My daughter did both of the crafts and had a blast. The first one was a decoupage tree and the second was watercolor snowflakes. It took less than an hour and you could wander around at your leisure. They had drying racks for everything and everyone was so helpful and kind. They do birthday parties and camps, and have a ton of classes for every age range. We are definitely going to come back for a class! If you have crafty kids I highly recommend checking this place out. And check out the calendar at so you don't miss out on the next free family day!