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Treehouse

We tried Treehouse hoping that it would be Tommy K Play-ish in the way that the kids could burn energy but us parents didn’t have to work too hard. lol. It was mostly like that but to be honest, we weren’t a fan. As a […]

Buttermilk

When I was pregnant with my daughter I craaaaaaved waffles so bad! So much so that when my birthday rolled around all I asked my husband for was waffles 😂. Lucky for him there is a place in Calgary that specializes in waffles called Buttermilk. […]

Fish Creek Library – SE

Fish Creek Library has one of the bigger play areas and it is awesome. Another favourite! 

Lots of tables with different activities. Yael loved this one with the people

Fish Creek Library Info:

  • Stand alone building (across from South Centre Mall)
  • Lots of free parking 
  • Huge kids area on the second flood (stairs to the right of the entrance, also has an elevator)
  • Well maintained with so much to do! 
  • Free registered & drop in programs (great way to meet other moms in your area with kids the same age as yours!) 
  • For more info visit the Fish Creek Library website

Enclosed baby area

Crowfoot Library- NW

The Crowfoot Library is awesome! One of my favourites in the city. It has a large kids area with lots of different things to do. Crowfoot Library Info: Stand alone building Lots of free parking Big kids area with so many options Free registered & […]

Judith Umbach Library- N

The Judith Umbach Library is an older library attached to a health clinic. It has a small kids area that could use a bit of work. There are a lot of books but only a few things for the kids to play with.  Judith Umbach […]

Sage Hill Library- NW

The Sage hill library is very small, but I was actually quite impressed with it! It is new and has a lot of different things for the kids to play with considering the size. 

Yael tried to play baseball with these lol 
Other toy options

Sage Hill Library info:

  • Lots of toy options but very small library
  • In a strip mall 
  • No parking lot- only street parking
  • Free registered & drop in programs (great way to meet other moms in your area with kids the same age as yours!) 
  • For more information visit the Sage Hill Library Website 
Kids area is in the left corner
No parking lot- just street parking. 

Rocky Ridge Library- NW

This is Calgarys first and only express library. It is a small space inside the Rocky Ridge YMCA with only a small kids area and a small book selection.  Rocky Ridge Library info: Free parking Attached to the YMCA so you can add this on […]

Market Mall Food Court

I’ve recently received questions about what I feed my kids at Mall food courts, so I thought I would show you our favs and healthy, easy options that your kids will eat! Today I will focus on the MARKET MALL FOOD COURT. 💚 means meatless […]

The Big Box

Wow! This place was AWESOME. It opened the day we went so they were still working out a few things, but overall we had such a great time. It was huge, but nothing was too big for my 15 month old non walker and nothing was too small for the older kids. I found every area had things young and older kids would enjoy. We were aaaaall exhausted by the end of our trip here. In a good way!

Cost me $14 for entry + $6 for 3 pairs of socks. Not bad!!
Packages if you want to do more then 1 thing

Things to do at the BIG BOX:

  • Play in the leisure lagoon (good for 0-14)
    • The leisure lagoon has an inflatable “beach house”, 2 ball pits, multiple slides, behive climber for little ones,  giant rope/ nest climber thing (lol), volcano climber, lego castle, ball blaster, berry spinner, giant climber, etc!!! 
  • Virtual Box
  • Scribble box
  • Hado
  • “On the fly” ropes course (14+ alone and 8+ with an adult)
  • Arcade (costs extra, must get $ put onto a card)
  • Bumper cars, “Happy Bumper”
  • Eat at the concession 
Giant ball pit. Multiple slides go into here and that big colourful thing on the right is a climber for big kids.
More slides
Tube slide. Was so fast but so fun! 

We spent about 3 hours here which was lots for us, but we could have easily stayed longer if we didn’t have to worry about naps and cranky kids! There were so many different areas to play in, it is almost impossible to get bored. 

Part of the lego/ building area
Volcano climber and slide
The kids LOVED this berry spinner. I went on it too and then Yael and I couldn’t walk straight for a few min lol

Other info:

  • Must wear grippy socks, they sell them for $2 but you can also bring your own, if you have some. 
  • Like most places, you must fill out a waiver. Unlike most places, the entrance is so spacious and filling out the waiver isn’t creating chaos at the till. When you enter, go right to fill out the waiver and left to pay. This was the best waiver set up I’ve seen. 
  • There is parking in the front and the back. Parking in the front is a bit small, when we left around noon people were circling trying to find a spot.
  • Location is across 64ave from Deerfoot city. You can see the building from Deerfoot. Pretty easy location to get to no matter where you live in the city. 
  • The place to leave your belongings is inside the leisure lagoon which is nice, but there are no lockers. I saw a few moms walking around with their purses/wallets which is a bit of a drag. If you don’t trust leaving your things unattended, only bring in what you need! 
  • Staff was SO friendly. They were very attentive to all our needs and thanked us so many times for coming.
  • Can host birthday parties and events
Small ball pit 

My only negative is it is SO big that there are a lot of blind spots and it is the kind of place that you have to go on all the equipment with the younger kids. So if you have two small kids, I wouldn’t recommend going alone. It is definitely a place you want to go and divide and concur with another mom or your husband (or whoever!!). There were so many moms jumping and climbing through all the equipment following their toddlers, with small babies in carriers. I have been there and that is no fun! This is not the place you go to sit and relax while your kid goes and burns steam (go to Tommy K or Joso’s if you wanna do that!). I wore a sweater and regretted every minute of it because I was sweating so bad lol.

Beehive climber


Favorite parts:

  • 4.5 yr old girl: Everything!! 
  • 2.5 yr old girl: Jumping in the beach house and the berry spinner.
  • 2 yr old boy: The arcade. 
  • 1 yr old boy: He could do most things! He loved being in the small ball area and being able to keep up with the bigger kids in the giant climber. 
  • 4 month old- She wasn’t a fan because mom was going in and out of the structured so she couldn’t nap in the carrier, lol.
  • Moms: We loved that this place was good for all ages and a VERY reasonable price! Every kid (besides the baby) had a great time and it was even fun for us to try things! (Faith slightly disagrees because she was climbing with a 15lb baby in a carrier, lol!) 
Giant structure to climb/play in
See… a mom with a baby in a carrier climbing through lol. (This is my friend)

Overall, I’d HIGHLY recommend going but be prepared when you do if you aren’t a 1:1 ratio with your kid(s). We had a blast but it was also a lot of work. We will be back though!! 

The beach house. A HUGE inflatable area. Good for all ages. 



Staying active as a busy mom

I read a great quote the other day from Bridget Miller that said “How I respond as a mother usually has more to do with how I’m FEELING than what my child is DOING“. That really resonated with me because it is so true in […]