In the middle of the National Mall, in front of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building you can find the Smithsonian Carousel. The Carousel brings a bit of whimsy that you really don’t find any where else in the National Mall. The original Carousel was installed in 1967 and was replaced by the current carousel…
Location http://www.aqua.org/visit/baltimore Address: Inner Habor – Baltimore, MD (walking distance from Port Discovery – Baltimore’s Children’s Museum [link]) Gordie’s Review (3.5 years): What was the best part? “Seeing all the fish!’ Nicky’s Review (11 months): “fish!” (signing) Day Pass Cost: $30 for adults, $21 for ages 3-11, under 3 is free. Food Services: There are a few…
Location http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Address: National Mall – Washington, DC Gordie’s Review (3.5 years): “I liked the dinosaurs” Nicky’s Review (11 months): (signing) “Fish!” Day Pass Cost: Free! Food Services: Cafeteria/Cafes that focus on focus on local, all-natural, organic, sustainable, made from scratch food. Age Range: All ages. Stay Length: Expect to spend at least 2 hours, depending on…
Location http://airandspace.si.edu/ Address: Chantilly, Virginia (roughly 45 minutes outside of Washington, DC) Day Pass Cost: Free! Parking Cost: $15 per car Food Services: McDonalds. Age Range: 7+ Stay Length: Expect to spend at least 2 hours, depending on your level of interest you could easily spend all day. Worth the Trip: If you have the time and…
Airdrie – Chinook Winds Regional Park
This playground and spray park are part of the huge Chinook Winds Regional Park complex. The park area is still being developed. There is currently a skate park, a number of baseball diamonds and a hockey rink with boards that contains basketball courts in the warmer months.
Airdrie – Nose Creek Park
We visited this park with my friend and her 4 young kids. The park is beautiful and we all had great morning. There’s lot of space for picnics and the creek and pond give it a little something different from your average park.
Nanton, AB – Highway #2 at 17th Street – 1729 – 21st Avenue
We’ve passed the Bomber Command Museum of Canada (also known as the Nanton Air Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Canada) and have always wanted to check it out. This Father’s day weekend, we decided that we had waited long enough.
Nanton, AB – 22nd Ave (Highway 2) & 18 St
This is one of the best playgrounds I’ve seen outside of Calgary. It’s right off the highway with plenty of parking. Gordie loved running over the sand and climbing on the firetruck climber. This would be a great stop if you are in the area or on the road.
100, 26 Crystal Ridge Dr. Okotoks, AB
We stopped in at Playtopia on a Thursday morning. It wasn’t busy when we got there, but it was hopping when we left. One of the first things you notice is that the play area is nice and open.
Inside the Galaxyland Amusement Park at the North side of the mall
Although this indoor playground is not free, it has much more in common with a place like Stir Crazy than a mall play place. We thought that $6 was pretty reasonable for how big it is. It is really big though and could be easy to loose track of your kids if they are small and you are not interested in climbing up with them.