If you didn’t already know about all the cool things NorthPark mall has to offer, here are just a few of the many activities you and your kids can enjoy… all free of charge!
I know it is a pretty stereo-typical “Mom” thing to, do but NorthPark Mall’s layout is perfect for walking quick laps with your stroller and the views aren’t bad if you’re into window shopping and people watching.
In addition to being a mall walker, you can attend several weekly activities put on by Book Marks, a Dallas public library. Our favorite is the sing-a-long and story time presented every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the North court.
There are usually 50+ kids ages 1-6, it is lead by a quirky lady who sings to the kids while they throw colorful scarves, play stick instruments and maracas. There is always more than enough for everyone!
A lighter version for the bitty babies is also available at 12:30 p.m. in the Book Marks store, a great option not only if you have an infant, but also if you happen to be on “Mom Time” and miss the 10:30 session.
Another activity we recently came across and loved was Kid Yoga. This is available every Friday at 10:30 a.m., I would recommend this for the 3-7 age range. I brought some “yogi” friends who were 3 and 5 and they did great!
The instructor lead the kids through a little sun salutation with rhymes and cute sayings for the kids to follow along, surprisingly, all the kids did very well and happily participated. After the final Namaste all the kids were treated to a wonderful children’s story! Yoga and a Story???!!! Jackpot!
Of course, you can’t visit NorthPark with out visiting the ducks and turtles, a mall staple that I used to enjoy when I was little. If you need to take a breather while your kid spends their energy, you don’t want to pass up the pond. It’s indoor, cool and clean…. whew! Crisis averted!
NorthPark is a perfect go-to when you need a little something to get out of the house, kill some time, stay cool and keep your wallet safe. You can find a more extensive detailed list of events HERE.