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Berks Lanes – Sinking Spring

8 Feb

So glad that we decided to take the chance on bowling with two toddlers. It turned out to be a lot of fun and two whole hours passed by pretty quickly, which is a lot in toddler time !

Location: Berks Lanes 3190 Shillington Road Sinking Spring PA

Admission: We paid $10 per person bowling for the Saturday 3-5pm glow bowl. We paid for ourselves and our 2.5 year old. This included the cost of the shoe rentals.

* Reservations and highly recommended, you may not get in without them*

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Food & Drink: They are pretty strict about no outside food or drink, they have their own concessions with all the normal hot dog, hamburger type of things, they also have vending machines and a bar.

Berks Lanes also has an arcade near the entrance of the bowling alley and has optional bumpers on all of their lanes. Unfortunately I feel that the staff was a little less then pleasant,  perhaps they are used to dealing with teenagers but it was mostly families at the time that we were there. Other then this we did have a great time and will visit again in the future.

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you can find more information at www.berkslanes.com

Philadelphia Auto Show

29 Jan

Our family had a great time at our first Philadelphia Auto Show this year. The venue was family friendly and very accessible from public transportation options. This is an event that we will certainly consider visiting again in the future ! Not to mention it was fun for daddy !

Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

Dates: January 19th-27th 2013

Cost: Adults: 12.00, Under 12- 6.00, Under 6- Free  * there is also a senior citizen discount during the week* There are many ways of getting free tickets for your family. Car dealerships often give away free tickets via their social media sites. We also ran into several people with extras that they were willing to give away.

A Special Thanks to Bergey’s Ford for our Auto Show Tickets

2013 Auto Show

2013 Auto Show

Getting there: from the reading area I feel that your best and only choice is to drive into the city of Philadelphia  Once in the city most of your parking options are going to run you $15-20. As with almost everything in the city. We decided to stay with family and take SEPTA’s regional rail to market street. Saving both gas and parking !  The market street station connects directly to the convention center.

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Accessibility The convention center it’s self is handi-capped accessible, which also means it is stroller accessible. We decided to go with our toddler sized carrier. Our girls almost never want to sit in the stroller unless we are outside. This also made getting on and off the train much easier !

Food: Their are basic concessions stands open. We packed our own snacks and only purchased drinks. There is no food allowed in the actual show room though so you have to eat it in the atrium like area. The convention center is also across from the Reading Terminal Market- a great indoor market that could be a lunch option.

Bathrooms: The bathrooms were well kept and mostly updated, believe it or not we did not have to wait in line for one and they have changing tables etc.

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Stoudts Ferry Bridge Road Playground

20 Jun

Today, despite the heat we decided to vist the Stoudts Ferry Bridge Road Playgroud located just past the intersections of Tuckerton and Stoudts Ferry Bridge Road in Muhlenburg.

The playground features some new playground equimpment and some unique pieces. It really has something for every age group. The ground underneath the equipment is wood chips so I would recommend sneakers!

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