Travelling anywhere with small children is, for the most part, always a challenge. Not only does one need to factor in regular toilet stops and make sure that your car is well-stocked with enough snacks and beverages for the journey, but you also need to make sure you include an array of fun activities for the littler members of the family to participate in. If they know that the next day the family will be doing an activity or visiting a venue that is aimed at children, it gives you a greater bargaining chip and whilst it is unlikely to prevent tantrums or arguments, it certainly will lift the mood and contribute to the overall family holiday experience.
A place that will captivate even the most active child is The Butterfly House. Located at 15193 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, Missouri, this establishment is the thing dreams are made of. Imagine yourself and your family surrounded by well-over a thousand butterflies – all in free flight. Not only a day of fun but a magical photo opportunity too! The Butterfly House boasts an enchanting gift shop which is host to a wide variety of items relating to butterflies and insects. You will be able to purchase souvenirs, educational toys, books and other unique gifts.
Classes are also offered for groups of 10 or more and seek to educate visitors as to the fascinating world of butterflies and their insect friends. Occasionally activities such as face painting, crafts, games, music and themed days are offered, but with so much on offer one doesn’t need to rely on these types of activities to keep the children entertained. The Butterfly House can be contacted on 636-530-0076.
Another great place to visit is Purina Farms. Located at 200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, this is a must see. Children and both adults alike are able to pet the animals and take part in the various hands-on activities on offer. Not only will your children be able to learn how to milk a cow, but they’ll also be able to observe animal obedience shows and frolic in the hayloft to their heart’s content which will give you some time in turn to update your Facebook status or visit an iphone casino. Note that whilst admission is free, reservations are required, so with a little planning ahead you are sure to be extremely popular with your family. Call 888-688-PETS for more information.