You can entertain grandparents on a budget. Today’s baby-boomer grandparents are socially active and vibrant. When grandparents visit, they enjoy spending time with the grandchildren and want to engage in activities with their families. St. Louis has an array of activities that are senior friendly to provide interactive family time with grandkids and adult children while staying within a tight budget.
327 S. Main St.
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Piggy’s BarBQ has been rated the best in St. Louis by Rural Missouri magazine four years running. In addition to great barbecue, Piggy’s has a 10-percent senior discount every day and offers $1 off a sandwich with the online coupon. The restaurant serves family-size sides and is wheel chair accessible.
Renaud Spirit Center Natatorium
2650 Tri-Sports Circle
O’Fallon, MO 63368
The Natatorium, an inside pool in O’Fallon, offers a full day of family fun with three water slides, a lazy river and a pool. The Natatorium is an excellent handicapped friendly facility with a zero-depth entry to the pool and a chair that will lower individuals into the shallow water. The Natatorium is on one level, so there is easy access to the water park from the family locker rooms.
Uncle Bill’s Pancake and Dinner House
3427 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Uncle Bill’s Pancake and Dinner House is a St. Louis tradition. Said to be the first pancake house in St. Louis, Uncle Bill’s has been open for 78 years at the same location. The restaurant serves breakfast 24/7 and is known for its homestyle fried chicken. Uncle Bill’s Pancake and Dinner House is wheelchair friendly, the staff is efficient and courteous and the menu is sure to please every family member. Seniors save 10 percent every day.
9822 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126
Located on historic Route 66 Crestwood Bowl is a family friendly, wheelchair-assessable place for family fun. Crestwood Bowl has 24 well-kept lanes to enjoy spirited competition. Although the four steps down to the lanes may prevent those in a wheelchair from bowling, the spacious counters and tables surrounding the bowling alleys allow for interaction and cheering the bowler’s success. In addition, there is also a wheelchair friendly small arcade. Click herefor discounts and specials.
Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
The Saint Louis Art Museum was built in 1904 as part of the Palace of Fine Arts exhibit for the 1904 World’s Fair. The Museum was the only part of the palace designed as a permanent structure. Since then, the Saint Louis Art Museum has been the premier setting for art exhibits from all over the world. There are three expansive floors of exhibits, each wheelchair accessible, that allow families to experience art and sculpture throughout the centuries. The Museum also features special exhibits. To view the current specials, click here. Treat your grandparents to lunch at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The Museum café serves sandwiches, salads and soups daily.
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