Speaking of things to do indoors, if you head to South Coast Plaza any weekend in the month of September, you can take part in the Festival of Children and their many activities! Click here for the schedule.
On Friday mornings, they have coffee & tea supplied by Corner Bakery along with a craft activity. I have this Friday off so maybe I will take Emma! There are also magicians, performances, face painting, and many other events taking place on Sat/Suns for the rest of the month.
PS. Did you know South Coast Plaza has a really awesome family restroom? It has private nursing areas, couches for the whole family to rest on, a tranquil fish tank, changing tables, extra baby wipes, and bathrooms!!
Man it’s been SO hot here in socal lately. If you’ve been looking for places to escape the heat that are nice and cool, I found out Westminster Mall has a pretty cool children’s play area. It’s located on the 1st floor in front of the JCPenney entrance.
It’s an enclosed area with seating all around for the parents to sit and watch while their children run and jump all over the play structures. They have cubbyholes under the seats for personal belongings including your children’s shoes! I have to warn you though that the kids are crazy in there…they are just flying all over the place. But in general, it seems pretty safe…it is carpeted and all of the structures are fairly low to the ground. They have cars/boats for the kids to sit in, tunnels to crawl through, and even a very small slide that is perfect for toddlers.
They also have some games on the walls, like these flip blocks that Emma enjoyed:
Right next to the play area is also a mini train ride that costs $2 and a pretty decent sized carousel.