You found fellow friends that associate with being parents. Now what? Well, now you get out of your Pj’s and throw on your best mom jeans and then get out and have fun with one of these great ideas.
1. Old fashioned park play date.
Choose a park that accommodates both parties. It’s helpful to pick a park that has bathrooms and allows for lots of running around. Think about weather. Is it hot outside? Make sure there is shade. A good playground goes a long way,too!
2. Kid-friendly indoor park/arcade.
My kids looovvveeee Chucke E Cheese! I think they even serve wine now for us parents 😉 WIN! And you only need a few bucks per kid for tokens. You don’t have to order food there, which makes this play date a great rainy day activity. Choosing one with a play structure extends the fun after the tokens are all gone. Afterwards, they get to turn those tickets in for a small prize. A play date that keeps on giving. How awesome is that??
Any sort of fun indoor park will work. Research what’s nearby. We have a Pump It Up, our local YMCA, soon we will have a trampoline park! Even minigolf, bowling, Or your library (most have kid corners now).
Even big book stores usually have a kid corner with a train table or an area for kids to sit and read. Usually, there is also a cafe. Talk about family friendly!
3. Family amusement park or museum.
Have season passes to a local amusement park? Use them! We have special days where we can get friends in free, which is a win if your mom pal doesn’t have a season pass also.
A children’s oriented museum is also a great way to spend a play date! So much fun to be had and things to learn from a museum!
4. Nature walk
Lastly, you can’t go wrong with a good ol’ walk. Fresh air does everyone good. Make it fun. Bring the scooters and bikes. Collect trash and clean up the neighborhood, throw rocks into a pond. The opportunities are endless when you are out in open space.
Sometimes, finding a paved trail near you is best for younger kids. Always use safety precautions.
I hope these have helped you get some ideas for your next play date! Let me know what your favorite excursion is with the kids!