KinderJet

KinderJet

We are a family of five who loves to travel! But we didn't realize how much fun it could be to travel with kids until our oldest boys were almost 4. Before that we were afraid to travel with them. All the stuff you have to take, all the planning, it is expensive, and what if one of them gets hurt, or lost, or... it is just too hard. As it turns out, traveling with kids is hard. But it is also rewarding, fun, wonderful and awesome. And it is always worth it.


Enter to win 4 tickets to Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park in Calgary, AB for May 4, 2013!!!

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In May last year, we took our two eleven year olds and one four year old boys to Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park in Calgary, AB. It was a really nice afternoon, we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Day Out With Thomas includes storytelling, tattoos and face painting, crafts, musical entertainment and model train displays. Not to mention the giant Thomas store, photos with Sir Topham Hat, and of course, the best part, the ride on a train pulled by Thomas himself. Heritage Park is a wonderful setting, and added to the afternoon with food and drinks, wooden mazes, carousel and mini-ferris wheel, candy and ice cream shops, and my personal favourite, the bakery. There was a bit of a treasure hunt, the kids collected stamps at each station, and handed in their completed sheet for a prize. The prize wasn't great, but the game kept the older boys entertained. The Little One loved it all, even though he said he didn't want to go see Thomas in the first place. The highlight for him? The new train he brought home from the Thomas store.

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Okay, this is a totally self serving post. But I think maybe some of you KinderJet-setters may be interested. We have friends who live far away from us, in a place that is jam packed with family travel opportunities. We have traveled to see them several times, and will do so many more, I'm sure. We love it there! But we would like to convince them to come visit us, too. Hard to do when they live in a virtual family travel paradise. So begins my attempt to point out all that we have to offer families here in Western Canada.