Guest blogger Shannon Langford explores her go-to mom & daughter hot spots downtown!
Mommy and me. There’s only one definition for that. Motherhood. The bond you have with your kids. I’m a stay at home mom of 2 girls and what can I say, it is the hardest but most grateful thing in my life. We have our daily routines and activities that we like to explore.
All you moms out there know exactly what mommy and me dates can be like. Exploring different activities can be adventurous, fun, exciting, joyful – and yes, even exhausting!
We love discovering new spots as well as visiting our “go-to’s” all while enjoying the moment with my kids. This brings us to Downtown Burlington. I love living here and being inspired by the terrific businesses I’ve come across.
439 Brock Ave
Start your day off where the sun is always shining! The Sunshine Doughnut company is the place you don’t want to miss out when in Burlington. They have hand-crafted doughnuts that will amaze you. They are so delicious, you will definitely be back for more! It’s a perfect shop to sit at with your mini me, with a cup of coffee of course. What’s better than a variety of doughnuts and having those mommy and me conversations? You are in for a TREAT!
SUNSHINE lovers, take a seat by the Doughnut wall and capture a beautiful shot with your kids enjoying something sweet and delicious!
Centro Farm Market
437 Brant Street
Want to make your Sunday a FUNDAY? Centro Farm Market is a food focused market that brings people together discovering fresh healthy food. It is a great community market, and fun for the whole family!
Open on Sundays from 9am-12pm
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Spencer Smith Park is what I call Burlington’s Gem. It has the most beautiful setting of the lake and where people love to interact. Picnics, park dates, walks, Sound of Music, Rib Fest and so much more.
I love spending family time here with my girls. A picnic is perfect on a nice warm day because we can enjoy that quality time together. Having a nice lunch by the boardwalk and seeing the beautiful cherry blossom trees is the icing on top. The boardwalk is right along the lake and it brings you down to the Pier with a nice cool breeze. This park is the highlight of Downtown Burlington where it will set your mind free!
Did I mention there will be a Children’s Festival in August? Now that will be some summertime fun! Don’t forget to add that to the calendar!
422 Pearl Street, Unit 25
Self care is so important, but sometimes us moms think “Do I even have time for that?” OF COURSE you do! Styled Lounge has got you covered. You can relax, while your little one is being supervised!
Every Wednesday, Styled Lounge offers Mamas and their little ones a safe & comfortable space they can feel good about coming to. No harsh chemical smells or airborne dust from nail drills. Nothing stronger than your coffee or mimosa! It’s a great experience to share with your little ones without any worry!
Your child being taken care of as you get pampered? Say no more! Make sure you head over to Styled because you wont be disappointed. Treat Yo Self!
460 Brant St. #3
It’s showtime! This cozy little movie theatre is a great spot for a Mommy and Me date! Cine Starz is affordable and I mean affordable! Use some of your kids piggy bank change because the tickets are only $5 dollars! That’s a deal right there.
At Cine Starz you can enjoy your time watching a movie with your child and it’s perfect for mamas to be entertained by this experience. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some “quiet” time with popcorn and candy! You and your little one will have a lovely time in the cutest downtown cinema.
To all you beautiful moms out there, have a Mommy and Me date at one of these amazing shops! From neighbourhoods, shopping, eating, play areas and discovering this unique destination.