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Kids Directory is here to help you make holiday shopping as stress-free as possible while you support our local advertisers. These are the area’s best family-focused businesses in a handy shopping guide. Conquer your gift list with time left over for holiday fun with your kiddos. And, remember to let these businesses know you saw them in Kids Directory!

All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer
1347 N. Ashley Dr. • Nixa
Every child can feel like an all-star at All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer. Small class sizes with professional coaches. Give the gift of fitness, fun, and self-discipline for gymnastics and cheer classes to start the new year. The All-Star pro shop offers apparel and equipment to make the experience complete. And, take advantage of the Kids Directory readers’ special offer: Receive a FREE All-Star T-Shirt when you purchase gift certificates (for new students only).

Branson Scenic Railway
206 E. Main St. • Branson
800-287-2462 or 417-334-6110
Purchase tickets for Branson Scenic Railway’s annual Polar Express excursions and make it a holiday tradition for your family! Or buy tickets to the railway’s regular excursions to see the beautiful Ozarks countryside. If you have a serious train buff on your list, check out the gift shop stocked with train-themed gifts, apparel and toys.

431 S. Jefferson Ave. • Springfield

Give everyone exactly what they want during the holidays - PIZZA! Every person can build a delicious, custom pizza (gluten-free and vegan options available), and BYOPizza will take care of the clean-up. Need to celebrate a special day? Call to customize a pizza party for groups of 10 or more people (dates based on availability). Holiday special: Purchase $40 in BYOPizza gift cards and receive a free $6.99 special.

Code Ninjas
3202 W. Republic Rd. • Springfield

All-new! Code Ninjas is now open in Springfield. Give a gift that blends fun and the future for kids. At Code Ninjas, kids learn computer coding through a game-based curriculum that teaches logic, problem solving, teamwork, and math. Join the new childhood education revolution and unlock a child’s unlimited capacity to learn. Gift cards available to get your favorite kiddos started on a new journey of discovery through Code Ninja camps, birthday parties, and coding programs.

Cookie Cutters Hair Cuts for Kids
900 E. Battlefield • Springfield

Gift certificates for haircuts, hair products and accessories. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages: infant through adult.

Dickerson Park Zoo
1401 W. Norton Rd. • Springfield

Give a gift that inspires, educates, entertains, connects with nature, and helps save animals. Give a Friends of the Zoo membership, and get a year of free admission–plus, invitations to special, members-only events. and discounts at the cafe, gift shop, and education classes. Join the FOZ family and join a mission of seeing, connecting and protecting wild animals and wild places.

Ensley & Swann Boutique & Marketplace
200 E. Commercial St. • Springfield
417-380-0233On Facebook @ensleyswannboutique

Handcrafted and heartfelt––You’ll always find something special at Ensley & Swann. Whether you’re buying a gift for a loved one or finding the perfect items for yourself, you’ll love the curated selection of home goods, clothing for women and girls, art, and decorations. Ensley & Swann is named for the strong female leaders in our lives. We’re proud to share a piece of our family history and creativity with you - each and every time you visit this store on Historic C-Street in Springfield.

Girls Clothing Hut
380 E. State Hwy CC, B-106 • Nixa

Welcome to a little piece of paradise. Girls Clothing Hut is your escape to fun, frilly, and delightfully unique clothing and accessories you’ll love for your kiddo and yourself. Girls Clothing Hut’s clothing and accessories are perfect for playtime and spectacular at special events. They offer a creatively charming selection as unique as you are. New arrivals every few weeks and once sold out, they are gone for good. Girls Clothing Hut is a family-owned business located in Nixa. They delight customers with marvelous service, sweet and special clothes, and super-fast shipping.

Haute Tot Upscale Children’s Resale
1975 E. Independence • Springfield

New location! Shop like it’s Haute for the holidays. Gently used clothing, baby equipment, furniture, toys and books at affordable prices make holiday shopping an upscale experience without the upscale price. Now selling maternity and women’s clothing and shoes, too. With a store that’s twice the size, there’s even more to choose from in Haute Tot’s great selection! Gift cards are the perfect gift for busy moms, new grandparents, and budget-conscious families. And, personalized customer service makes holiday shopping stress-free.

Itty Bitty City
3640 S. Campbell Ave. • Springfield
417-202-2025 ittybitty.city

Itty Bitty City has something for every Itty Bitty this holiday season. The Toy Nook carries unique and imaginative toys and stocking stuffers from Melissa and Doug, Green Toys, Haba, and Plan. Itty Bitty City has gift cards available in any amount you need and discount bulk admission cards. Our annual and monthly memberships make wonderful gifts that continue to give for the entire year

Jump Mania
3202 W. Republic Rd. • Springfield
Jump Mania is one of the biggest indoor inflatable parks in southwest Missouri. Open jump is for kids ages 12 and younger to jump, climb, bounce, and slide all day. With more than 7,000 square feet of play space, a toddler area, massage chairs, and an arcade, it’s a blast for the whole family. Private rooms available for birthday parties, sports team celebrations, and family gatherings. Gift cards make fantastic Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers for the special kiddos in your life.

Moxie Cinema
305 S. Campbell Ave. • Springfield

See independent, foreign, and art house films. The Moxie offers many FREE events for children, and a Moxie Cinema membership makes a great gift for your family to enjoy even more films. Purchase memberships in person at the theater.

NoBaked Cookie Dough
1364 E. Republic Rd. • Springfield
NoBaked Cookie Dough caters your holiday celebrations—Friendsgiving, Christmas, corporate parties, and everything in between. It’s a recipe for fun: one-part edible cookie dough, one part YOU. Add a dash of sprinkles or another favorite topping, and–voila!–it’s a cookie dough dream come true. Catered, by the pint, in a waffle cone, or with a scoop of ice cream. It’s a treat that’s sure to please. NoBaked Cookie Dough gift cards are great stocking-stuffers, too.

Sac River Stables
5798 N. Farm Road 125 • Springfield

Gift certificates are available for riding lessons, horse day camps, and birthday parties. Sac River Stables is a family-owned business, conveniently located five minutes north of Springfield and five minutes from the Frisco Highline Trail on a 200-acre farm bordered by the Little Sac River. Instructors are
CHA-certified, and the facility is accredited through CHA and Girl Scouts- and Boy Scouts-approved to earn horse badges.

Springfield Ballet, Inc.
411 N. Sherman Parkway • Springfield

Give the gift of ballet this holiday with season tickets to Springfield Ballet’s upcoming performances, where you’ll save up to nine percent. Season tickets include “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 20-23, 2019) and “The Sleeping Beauty” (April 17-19, 2020). A season of lasting memories for you and your family is waiting.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
The Park Board has the perfect gift for any fitness or outdoor enthusiast. Ideas range from Family Center memberships for Chesterfield, Dan Kinney, and Doling Family Center to golf gift cards, redeemable at any of four Park Board golf courses. Gift certificates to the parks may be purchased for any amount, to cover program fees for tennis, basketball, softball, swim lessons, summer camps, horseback riding, dance classes and much more. Pair with a “Love our Parks” stainless steel water bottle or sherpa blanket to create an extra special surprise.

Springfield Little Theatre
311 E. Walnut St. • Springfield • 417-869-1334
SLT Education Building
237 S. Florence Ave. • Springfield • 417-413-2287

Give a little theatre for the holidays. Springfield Little Theatre’s Holiday Package includes one Flex Pass (6 tickets to any of the 2020 shows, one SLT 20-ounce bottle with reusable straw, a voucher for a complimentary beer or wine at the bar, and an SLT decal). Packages range from $145–$200 and are the perfect gift for your theatre-loving loved one. Available at the SLT Box Office.

Springfield Symphony
411 N. Sherman Pkwy. • Springfield

Give the gift of music this holiday season. Tickets to Springfield Symphony’s season of concerts make an excellent gift. Join the symphony for the annual holiday concerts. You’ll hear your holiday favorites at the “An American Christmas” matinee, a FREE concert sponsored in part by Kids Directory. Seating begins at 2 p.m., and is first-come, first-served. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Or, join the Symphony that evening celebrating “An American Christmas” with classic holiday music and the annual carol sing-a-long. Tickets for the evening performance are available at hammonshall.com.

Sylvan Learning Center
1830 E. Independence St. * Springfield
417-882-0740 * sylvanlearning.com

Sylvan Learning Center makes giving the gift of STEM learning easy. For the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses, contact your Springfield Sylvan Learning Center. Kids Directory readers receive $25 off any course (does not include camps). And, if your kid needs other education assistance, all Sylvan programs are now 10% off with the Kids Directory ad. These offers expire Jan. 31, 2020. See coupon and center for details.

Located at TheraCare Outpatient Services
3039-A S. Fort Ave. • Springfield
TheraPlay has changed access to sensory toys, medical supplies, and therapy tools for children in southwest Missouri. TheraPlay carries chewy necklaces and bracelets, fidget and sensory toys, sensory room components and games to help further a child’s development. Let TheraPlay help assist in selecting the items to fit a child’s specific needs.

Tiny Fins Survival Swim
417-413-4922 * tinyfinssurvivalswim.com

At Tiny Fins Survival Swim, children learn confidence in the water and true survival skills (for example, rolling over from a face-down position or submerged to their backs to relax and breathe) through 15-minute one-on-one lessons taught four days a week for six weeks. Our format--shorter, more frequent lessons--is one reason our program is so effective. Gift certificates for Tiny Fins are a great gift for grands, nieces and nephews, and other special young children in your life.

Wonders of Wildlife
500 W. Sunshine St. • Springfield

Bring the wonder to your holiday season with a family membership to the Best Aquarium in America! Wonders of Wildlife memberships are filled with special events and discounts for all to enjoy. With more than 35,000 live animals found across 350,000 square feet containing 1.5 million gallons of fresh and saltwater you will bring holiday cheer all year long


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