We wanted to get out, and enjoy the first day of October because the weather was too good to just stay inside! We decided to head to a local farmer’s market, which was an absolute B L A S T! There were so many activities for the kids, and there were a ton of vendors whether you wanted to buy fresh vegetables, drink amazing coffee or fresh juices, eat BBQ, listen to music, or even do yoga! The two things that the kids were super excited was the petting zoo, and the horse riding! It was soooo cute! They got to hold bunnies, turtles, birds, and a bearded dragon! And then of course, the icing on the cake were the horses. I mean, how can you beat horses, am I right??
This post is sponsored by American Girl. But all opinions and content are my own as always!
I think one of my childhood dreams literally came true today! I got to stroll through an American Girl store today right here in Austin, and basically played with a bunch of dolls with my bestie. We’re adults…I think…trust me. =)
Austin is opening up an American Girl pop up shop down here in Austin,TX tomorrow that will last through January 31st, and I’m super worried about what it’ll do to our bank account! Everything in there is so stinkin’ cute. I’m just glad I didn’t take Aria with me otherwise we basically would’ve never left.
One of our favorite places to frolic no matter what time of the year is this little train park. It’s perfect for ages of 1-5. Not sure about older since they may get bored on the train ride since it’s only 15 minutes long! It’s perfect for those impatient toddlers though!! Not too much for the crawler though…
The train leaves the station every 30 minutes at the :15 and the :45 after each hour. Don’t go on Mondays as they are closed, but they are open every day (Tues – Fri is 10-5, and Sat – Sun is 10-6)! I made that mistake without checking the website once and had a very disappointed toddler on my hands!
The price to ride the train is $2.50 for kids 1 and older (1 and under is free!). The locomotive is extra.
There are picnic tables and a little train playscape that the kids can play on. They also have a little locomotive for the kids to do on their own, but it’s ages 3 and up. A little pretend “town” stands in front and it’s super cute!
Every time we have been, it kills at least a good hour, if not more! And because there are so many trees, it’s pretty shaded. In the dead of summer, I wouldn’t go super late, like past noon, because you’ll be extra hot, but the in the morning it’s definitely doable.
Aria gets excited any time I mention going to ride the train, and I can see now that Rishi likes it too! As they get older, and Rishi is walking, I can see how we are going to be here even more since they definitely didn’t want to leave today! I always have to bribe them with really good snacks to get back to the car!
Either way, if you’re looking for a fun way to fill up your morning this summer, definitely check out Cedar Rock Railroad! =)
Note: This post is not sponsored! Just a mama looking to help other mamas in ATX! =)