Things To Do With Kids in Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a western suburb of St. Louis nestled in the hills of the Chesterfield Valley. The city was voted 6th best place to live in Missouri by Niche in 2018 and 5th most livable in the state by Movoto in 2014. Many Chesterfield residents commute to St. Louis for work. Although the neighboring city offers a ton of fun kids activities, you can spend less time on the road with dozens of fun things to do right here in Chesterfield. Scroll down to explore deals on popular kids attractions and family-friendly entertainment:

Chesterfield hosts iconic festivals and special events every year like the St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival and Taste of St. Louis, both bringing flocks of people to Chesterfield Central Park for local food, entertainment, and more. Find other fun things to do below:

  • Learn about the history of transportation at the National Museum of Transportation
  • Spend the day at Six Flags St. Louis just 30 minutes away in Eureka
  • See the latest kids movie at Chesterfield Cinema
  • Play in the arcade zone or shop at the toy store at The Neutral Zone
  • Swim in the aquatic center or play on the playground at Chesterfield Central Park

Chesterfield has a thriving music scene you won’t want to miss. Catch the free Annual Sounds of Summer concert series and other live music performances at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Browse other things to do as a family:

  • Catch a Gateway Grizzlies Baseball minor league baseball game at GCS Ballpark
  • Play games and win prizes at Dave & Buster’s in St. Charles
  • Have family dinner at The Corner Pub & Grill, a local favorite
  • Ride the St Louis Carousel in Faust Park
  • Knock a few balls off the driving range or play nine holes at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

St. Louis may be home to famous attractions like The Gateway Arch, our country’s largest man-made monument, but Chesterfield has fun sightseeing activities for kids too. Enjoy exhibits at some of the best museums in Chesterfield:

  • Learn about the history of baseball in St. Louis at the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum
  • Tour the home of Missouri’s second governor at Faust Park Thornhill Home and Historical Village
  • Pay your respects to those who served at Veterans Honor Park
  • Tour the historic home of Daniel Boone at Lindenwood Park
  • See dog-focused exhibits highlighting different breeds at The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

Pack the family up for a short 30-minute car ride to the historic town of St. Charles. Walk Main Street for boutique shopping, unique restaurants, and old French or German colonial buildings. Other fun things to do with kids include:

  • Renting bikes and riding the scenic trail at River’s Edge Park
  • Playing a few games of mini-golf at Putting Edge
  • Visiting the St Louis Zoo in Forest Park
  • Dodgeball, rock climbing, and other sports at Chesterfield Sports Fusion
  • Letting the kids run around at Pump it Up, an indoor amusement center in St. Charles

Make today learning-focused with some of the best educational activities in the state. This might include a trip to St. Louis for hands-on natural science exhibits at the St. Louis Science Center or a tour of Grant’s Farm. For more educational activities in Chesterfield, try the following:

  • Make music with random objects, try archeological digging, or another hands-on activity at the STL Myseum
  • Visit the Butterfly House at the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Save on admission to children’s exhibits at The Magic House Museum in Kirkwood
  • Sign up for self-defense classes at Rise Martial Arts
  • Engage in art and nature at the Laumeier Sculpture Park

Chesterfield has musical theater camps, workshops, and classes for kids at STAGES Performing Arts. There are plenty of music, art, and other creative classes to choose from in Chesterfield. Find some deals below:

  • Take painting classes at Pick Paint & Fire
  • Register for music lessons with Milder Musical Arts
  • Learn different art forms at Dayspring Centre for Arts and Education
  • Sign up for creative art classes and events at Yucandu Art Studio
  • Learn how to play guitar, drums, or sing like a pro at School of Rock in Ballwin

When the summer heat sets in, humidity can be a force to reckon with. Keep the kids out of the sun with exciting indoor entertainment in Chesterfield. From bowling to bounce houses, this city has it all:

  • Sign up for activities with your toddlers and young kids at My Gym
  • Save on two hours of bowling and shoe rentals at Brunswick Bowling
  • Jump around on inflatable slides and bounce houses at Bounce U of Chesterfield
  • Climb inside at the Chesterfield indoor rock wall, Upper Limits
  • Play golf or other games and eat lunch at Topgolf