Tots on the Town: Assembly Row Outing

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Shopping with tots, spending a day entertaining tykes, or just trying to keep them cool on a hot summer day isn’t always easy.  A day at Assembly Row is something you can do on a regular basis with your little one and neither of you will be bored.

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You can splurge for a day at the Legoland Discovery Center, but there is no need to do that every week.  The little things go a long way with little ones.  Assembly Row runs a Tots @ 10 program for parents and their preschool age children every fourth Wednesday of the month.  This month, July 27th will have your tiny dancer hopping and bopping in Baxter Park for the Rock-A-Baby Concert.  Save the date for a Back to School Concert at American Fresh Brewhouse with Alissa Cortes and for the animal lovers it will be Animal Day on September 28th.

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As for shopping, pop into a few of my favourite stores (Lucky Brand, J Crew Factory, Converse, Le Creuset Factory) to update your wardrobe or shop for the kids at the outlets which include Carter’s, Osh Kosh B’gosh, Stride Ride, Converse, Reebok, Puma Store or Gymboree. And, for your every day errands, head over to The Marketplace at Assembly Row where they have AC Moore, Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Kmart, Sports Authority, Staples and TJ Maxx.

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To keep you car nice and cool, park in the free garage parking where the car seat will be shielded from the sun.  If you didn’t have time to grab a coffee on your way out, you can pick one up at Paul Bakery or stop into David’s Tea for a nice tall glass of iced tea or a matcha latté.

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For lunch, you can grab a quick bite at Paul Bakery, have lunch at one of my favourite places (Fuji – the kids always loved avocado rolls when they were tots, or Southern Kin Cookhouse).  Grab a slice of pizza at Ernesto’s or enjoy lunch together at Legal on the Mystic among other options. Then of course you’ll have to save room for ice cream at JP Licks.  After ice cream, be sure to head to the little playground by the river to run off all that tot energy ensuring a good nap after your day at Assembly Row.

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