Be the #FunnestFamily! 7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Cell Phones



We like to consider ourselves qualified to be recognized as the #FunnestFamily around town. Our list of must-see destinations continually grows as we expand our horizons and become more aware of all of the awesomeness that travel has to offer. Here's another vacation travel destination that we have recently added to our travel plans, 7 ways to keep you kids off of their cell phone to enjoy family time to #ExploreStLouis? Now is a perfect time, their #FunnestFamily STL Sweepstakes contest has just launched and we are up for some friendly competition.



Be the #FunnestFamily! 
7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Cell Phones


Pack up the family and get ready to experience the endless family fun for all to enjoy with these 7 ways to keep your kids off cell phones when you head over to visit St. Louis, Missouri. There are countless fun activities, events and attractions for the entire family to enjoy together.
Check out cool critters while on an animal encounter or visiting the Zoo, enjoy fun times including amusement and water parks, wacky adventures to explore, artistic sights for you to reach right in and get creative or even learn something new that combines entertainment and education. With so much to offer, it will be easy t0 find just the right activity to keep the #FunnestFamily busy in St. Louis.





All your  family will have to do is to post a photo or video on the Funnest Family Facebook page using the hashtag ‪#‎FunnestFamily‬‬‬‬ to enter your family and the chance to win a trip to St. Louis for a weekend of non-stop fun. Take a look at some of the other ways for your family to enter the contest‬‬.‬‬

One lucky winner will receive-

* A Two-Night Stay at a St. Louis Area Hotel

 * Tickets to Select St. Louis Attractions for the Entire Family


 *A $50 Visa Gift Card




Entries for the #FunnestFamily Contest registration will be accepted until June 30, 2016. The winner will be notified via their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account, e-mail or telephone. One contest entry is allowed per person.




1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes begins on 12:01 A.M. CST (Central Standard Time) April 4, 2016 and ends at 5:00 P.M. CST on June 30, 2016. One entry per person.

2. All entries must be received before 5:00 pm CST on June 30, 2016. The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States of America, age 21 and over. Employees and agents of Explore St. Louis and members of their immediate families are not eligible. Incomplete, illegible or fraudulent entries will not be considered.

3. Valid entries to the sweepstakes ask participants to post a family photograph with the hashtag (#) “#FunnestFamily” to the “Funnest Family STL Sweepstakes” on facebook.com/explorestlouis; twitter.com/explorestlouis or Instagram.com/explorestlouis. Acceptable entries can include the hashtags “#funnestfamily”, “#Funnestfamily”, and “#funnestFamily”. Other ways to register include: sending an email to: webmaster@explorestlouis.com with “Funnest Family STL” in the subject line or by hand printing name, address, zip code and telephone phone number on a 3″x5″ card and mailing it to “Funnest Family STL”, Explore St. Louis, 701 Convention Plaza, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63101.

4. Explore St. Louis reserves the right to exclude entries to the sweepstakes containing photographs or text deemed inappropriate, illegal, or in violation of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram promotional policies.

5. By participating, all participants and winners grant Explore St. Louis a non-exclusive perpetual license and permission to use the names, characters, photographs, and likenesses of themselves and their minor children in connection with promotion of this sweepstakes and waive any claims to royalty, right, remuneration for such use. Participants agree that Explore St. Louis may disclose personal information obtained from participants’ entries in the sweepstakes and use such information for marketing and other purposes through the sharing, sponsorship and promotion of entries (via promoted and boosted Facebook posts and the repurposing of such content for original promoted, boosted and sponsored posts), as well as any other use Explore St. Louis deems fit.

6. By participating, a participant represents that all submitted material (including text, photography and video) are solely owned and produced by the participant and that no third party ownership rights exist to any material submitted. No commercially produced images allowed.

7. Odds of winning depend upon the number of sweepstakes entries received. Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of prizes and no cash equivalence in lieu of prizes.

8. Sweepstakes prizes include up to three (3) prizes for a Family Fun Weekend Getaway in St. Louis. Prizes will include: two-night stay at a St. Louis hotel valued at up to $350, assorted St. Louis attraction tickets valued at up to $150 and a $50 Visa gift card. Prizes awarded to any single winner will not exceed $550 in value. Prizes do not include travel to, from or within St. Louis.

9. Three (3) “Funnest Family STL Sweepstakes” winners will be drawn at random by a third party sweepstakes company on July 1, 2016 and notified by Explore St. Louis via the entrants’ Facebook profile or via email or telephone if that information is included in the entry. If the prize winner declines to take delivery of the prize or a prize winner does not respond within (5) days, then an alternate winner will be drawn at random from remaining eligible sweepstakes entries.

10. Explore St. Louis is not responsible for misdirected, lost, late, interrupted entries or unavailable network servers or other failed computer connections or other errors whether human, mechanical or electronic. The decision of Explore St. Louis on all matters affecting the sweepstakes is final.

11. By entering this sweepstakes and/or accepting any prize, participants agree to release Explore St. Louis from liability of any kind or nature for any loss, claims, damages or injuries of any kind associated with participation in this sweepstakes or with acceptance and use of any prize. The St. Louis CVC may use a winner’s name, biographical information, and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

12. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

13. The “Funnest Family STL Sweepstakes” winners’ names may be obtained after September 1, 2016 by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Explore St. Louis Weekend Getaway, Explore St. Louis, 701 Convention Plaza, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63101.

14. Transportation to, from and within St. Louis is the responsibility of the winner.

15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Participants are providing information to Explore St. Louis and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. By participating in this promotion, participants agree to a complete release of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from any claims. Participation in this promotion and sweepstakes is subject to all of the official rules listed above.




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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.