Busch Stadium seems to be built for the baseball purist, offering great site lines from nearly every seat. Although you won't find a carousel or ferris wheel for kids of all ages, there are a few attractions for the younger crowd.
In center field is the US Cellular Family Pavillion
, an area with interactive baseball-related activities (most for a small fee), such batting cages, pitching cage/speed guns. If your children want to participate, make sure they wear athletic-type shoes (not sandals). Minimum height requirements are also in effect for the various activities, so your littlest ones (regardless of how much they may love baseball) may be turned away.
For the even younger crowd, there is a "Build-a-Bear"
- which is really a "build-a-Fredbird" - located by Section 153. In this shop you can build and purchase your very owned stuffed Fredbird, the Cardinals mascot.
Because these activities are almost perfectly opposite each other in the stadium, there is no perfectly convenient area near both. However, both take place on the first level. Additionally, if your children have a good appetite, you may want to consider the all-inclusive sections outlined above in "value sections", particularly The Coca-Cola Scoreboard Patio or Coca-Cola Rooftop Deck
Our children enjoyed the bird's eye view of the game and the Gateway Arch from our seats in section 450
. Although the game was "sold out", we found very affordable seats on Ticket Network
, and the view was awesome! We arrived early at the ballpark, and had time for the Family Pavillion, the Build-a-Bear, and the gift shop...all on the first level before taking an elevator up.
Section 450 - Great View at great price!