C’mon Ride The Train

PLANO INTERBURAN RAILWAY MUSEUM

901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

Last Friday we got a wild hair and tried something in a part of DFW we rarely visit, Downtown Plano at the Interurban Railway Museum for their weekly FREE storytime, and it did not disappoint!

I am becoming more partial to group play dates held in smaller areas, I find it’s easier when you’re actually trying to socialize with other moms as well as keep track of your little ones.

This Railway Museum was just that, a small building completely decked out from top to bottom like an old-time train station, complete with a real live motorman and actual train car outside which we got to tour after the storytime.

Every Friday at 10:30 the Interurban Railway Museum holds a toddler storytime but it’s so much more, they brought out puppets, sang songs and danced, read two books and ended the hour with a guided tour of the train car. All the kids were most fascinated with the miniature train set.

This was the perfect morning activity to get out of the heat and change scenery. If you do happen to go on a day where it’s not terribly hot they’re just so happens to be a playground right next to the museum, this would be the perfect way to round out your morning by bringing a picnic and playing, that should give you a good solid nap!

The Interurban Railway Museum Is located in the downtown Plano area which we found to be absolutely adorable, since it was hot out we decided to grab lunch at the XO Coffee Cafe, it was perfect they had a great menu, the kids loved it and I would say it was one of our more successful play dates all around! Give it a whirl I’m sure you will be as pleasantly surprised as we were.

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Summer Bucket List 2018

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Summer is a here and we need stuff to do!!!!  Here is a list of links to my favorite Uptown Mom posts to plan for a fun summer in Dallas!

Story Time at Whole Foods Park Ln

TUESDAY MORNINGS 10am

8190 Park Lane . Dallas, TX 75231 . 214.342.4850 

We are now on the home stretch of summer and you have probably exhausted your activities list at this point. It’s hot, you’re bored and you’ve spent a ton of money by now trying to keep your kids entertained. If you are looking for something FREE and different, you should check out story time at Whole Foods Park Lane.

We went last week and were pleasantly surprised to find several families enjoying a story, followed by craft making time while digging in to an impressive snack spread as I sat back and sipped my coffee!

SWEET FEATURES

  • Good Crowd- There were many children, however not over crowded, but I believe in the motto “the more the merrier”. There is more opportunity to make friends for your children and connect with other parents in your community.
  •  Something for everyone- The story is always short and sweet, just long enough to keep the wandering minds and voices of children chilled out.  The craft is fun and not over complicated for the more creative ones I the group. And the baby-tots enjoyed snacking and hanging out with other littles.

 

  • Goodies on point!- I, a food-aholic was most impressed with the bites and drinks which were all complimentary of Whole Foods. The spread included many fruits, berries, cheese, crackers, yogurt, and juice!

 

  • Prizes- Everyone is entered for a chace to win a gift basket from Whole Foods! That’s awesome!

 

  • Many locations- The Park Lane location is near our house, however many Whole Foods have children’s programs. So check it out!

 

 

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