Trains!

3 02 2008

Entertaining small, energetic children in this weather can be challenging. Here’s a couple options I’m taking advantage of:

Choo Choo Bob's

I’ve been driving by Choo Choo Bob’s for several years. I was under the mistaken impression it was for die hard adult model train builders. While it does have this element to it, more than half the store is actually dedicated to kids. There are 6 – count them – 6 children’s train tables set up in back. Perfect for your preschool crowd. Adequate parking is provided behind the building. There are also larger model trains to watch, a party room for hosting birthday parties and seating upfront for train themed story times. We’ve experienced each of these facets and enjoyed them all. Don’t forget to show your appreciation for the free entertainment by making a purchase, no matter how small. It’s just plain courteous. A $2 train whistle would even fit the bill. We stopped by on Saturday. Seth blew off some steam running from table to table and got a new train engineers hat. Eleanor was happy just watching the electric models go around and around.

While your there, pick up free tickets to see Thomas, Buster & others on the big screen! This special showing is at the Riverview Theater on Saturday, February 9th at 11am. Simply ask at the front desk for the number of tickets desired.

Riverview Theater

This neighborhood theater has been entertaining young and old alike for over 50 years. Don’t have kids? Check out their current listings for $2 and $3 shows. They recently put in new seats which I had the pleasure of trying out on Saturday evening with Kathryn – more about that on Wednesday.

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