The kids and I had the pleasure of attending opening day of Thomas Land in Carver, MA on the day of Thomas the Tank Engine's 70th birthday. For those who already know Edaville, this brand new section of the park is absolutely worth a trip back. Twelve years in the making, Thomas Land–right in our backyard–is the only one in the United States. The other park is in England, but ours is bigger!
Thomas Land is a treat for the young and the young at heart; the creators have done a great job of making the park fun for all ages. Here are some highlights, plus a few tips along the way. All aboard!
We've barely gotten through the back-to-school rush (doesn't August seems like a 1000 years ago?) but the air is getting crisp, the sun is setting a little earlier and the leaves are just starting to change from green to orange and yellow. Fall is upon us, friends, and that means I need a pumpkin on my porch VERY soon. Even if you aren't into Halloween, picking a pumpkin is an autumnal ritual for many, and the perfect excuse to get outside on a crisp afternoon. Fairfield County has more than a few great spots to seek out your jack-o-lantern-to-be, and most places offer activities like corn mazes and hayrides as well as cider donuts and other seasonal goodies. Check it out!
The Polar Express has become as much of a holiday tradition for our kids as The Nutcrackeris for us. Chris Van Allsburg's story about believing in the magic of Christmas inspired a gorgeously animated movie, which in turn spurred all sorts of events that usually involve trains, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa. Boston families can experience The Polar Express, brought to life by rides that range from a 4D movie to authentic steam trains carrying passengers to meet Santa at the "North Pole."
I had the opportunity to visit Kidville of Wellesley with Paigely, my two-year-old, this week. I learned that Kidville was started by a mom in New York City who was sick of taking her child to classes with no kid-conveniences available, like a place to park a stroller. She dreamed of a one-stop shop that made the lives of families with young children easier. Hence, Kidville was born. Offering world-class development programs, birthday parties, shopping, indoor play-spaces, and a mini-salon; the NYC mom absolutely succeeded.
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