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St. Louis Play & Parties

Whether you’re looking for mommy-and-me classes or places to hold a birthday party, we’ve got the best local spots for family fun.

Happy Up Inc.


Happy Up Inc. offers toys and games for people at every age and stage. We stock a broad range of quirky, imaginative, innovative and engaging toys. We also carry classic playthings that never go out of style. We offer stellar customer service and are play professionals. Do try this at home!”

Mommy Deal: Take $5 off your purchase of $30 or more at one of our St. Louis area locations. This is not valid online or with other discounts. Other exclusions apply. See store for details. Mention The Bump 2013 at checkout.

Gymboree Play & Music offers play, music and art classes for parents and children ages newborn to five years. We also offer quality toys and fabulous birthday parties. Come see why Gymboree is the global leader in classes for kids!

Mommy Deal: The 2 of you for $22! Enjoy your first month of Gymboree Play & Learn for only $22! This special offer is valid through baby’s first birthday. Call today! Find a location near you at www.gymboreeclasses.com.

Kindermusik Academy


Singing and dancing, from Bach to rock, parents and babies/young children love together time at Kindermusik. Small classes nurture a love of music from infancy that grows with your child, and all the fun is backed by years of early childhood research. Contact us to make music and make new friends.

Mommy Deal: Sing, dance, play, wiggle, and giggle with your little one! Sample a Kindermusik class for free. RSVP required. Find a location and class near you at www.webster.edu/kindermusik.

Little Fishes Swim School


Give your baby a skill for life! Little Fishes provides personalized swim instruction for children six months to six years old in an environment where they will be comfortable and can thrive. Small classes are available year-round in our 90-degree, saltwater pool.

My Gym offers exciting early learning programs for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years. The children gain confidence and self-esteem as they develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Age-appropriate classes include songs, games, rides, swing time, tumbling, puppets and fun.

Mommy Deal: Free trial class offered. Enroll in a class and we will waive the $50 Lifetime Membership Fee. This special offer is valid for children 12 months and under. Not valid with any other offers. Offer Code: TheBump

The J - Jewish Community & Early Childhood Center


The J offers fitness, recreation, and cultural and educational opportunities to all members of the St. Louis community, regardless of religious preference. Our licensed Early Childhood Centers provide flexible scheduling and stimulating, desirable curriculum for children six weeks through pre-K.

Mommy Deal: Get a free fitness orientation when you become a member. Become acquainted with the facility, the staff and all of our online resources so we can help design the most effective and enjoyable plan for fitness for you. Family members also enjoy free babysitting.

Purina Farms


Located near St. Louis, Purina Farms offers pet lovers the chance to meet barnyard animals and performing pets. Families will find a hayloft play area, cow-milking demonstrations, tractor-drawn wagon rides and exciting dog sports performances. Admission is free. Call (314) 982-3232 for reservations.