The other place that I have been to a million times, but saw in a new light is Ikea! They are SUPER family friendly. I love that they have a play area drop off for the bigger kids (so you can shop…read a book or go have lunch alone!! lol) for FREE and play areas throughout the shopping aisles for the younger kids. They also have family parking spaces and family bathrooms with nursing chairs and complimentary diapers! There is quite a bit of food to choose from and their kids meals are only $2.50 WITH a drink! Not bad!! An even bigger bonus is Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays! BONUS! They have disposable bibs, a microwave to heat up kids food that you bring from home and a bottle/ baby food warmer! I love that they have a little kids area set up in the cafeteria so the kids run off some energy!! Yesterday, I had to return something so we went before lunch, returned the item and then had some lunch and I let the kids play. We met a friend and we were actually able to chat for a bit after lunch while the kids were occupied with the Ikea toys! This is a great place to bring the kids when you just want to get out of the house! Shop, grab a bite to eat and let them play!
We also started a new session at our much LOVED music class at the West Chester Academy of Music and Dance! We are exploring the Tiger Collection this semester. Both the boys LOVE going to class and we all have fun running around acting out the songs, playing with instruments and the parachute! I love that we get a music book and a C.D. with over 20 songs (!) at the beginning of each semester so we can learn the songs we sing in class. Just as we are getting bored with those songs, a new semester starts! They also just recently started a class for the older kids, ages 4 and up, so you can drop them off and let them have their own time! First class is always FREE so be sure to swing by and check it out!
Where are your favorite places to go in the winter and how do you keep your kids from driving your crazy while you are inside?!