Not sure if I have never noticed mall play areas before I had Landon, but we had a blast playing at the one at the Orland Square Mall.
During our trip to Chicagoland, Landon and I visited the Orland Square Mall in Orland Park. I got to do a bit of shopping, had lunch and played in the play area. Landon had so much fun and made himself a few new friends. I love that the floor is a rubbery material to help soften falls of our little ones. Plus all of the climbing structures are rubbery also.
Landon followed the other kids around and tried to do everything they did. All the parents were friendly and I even had a few conversations with a couple of them.
The Orland Square Mall also has all the mall stores you expect. We stopped by at H&M, Forever 21 and Gymboree to pick up a couple items we can’t get in our hometown.
One of the major things that stood out for me at this mall was the private nursing rooms. You read that right, they have PRIVATE NURSING ROOMS. This may be normal for some of y’all but I have never been anywhere where there were private nursing rooms. I have been to a few places where they had a nursing room that all the moms shared. I have even visited a few places that put a chair in the family bathroom. But never a private nursing room.
I was impressed to say the least. Here is a short video of Landon playing at the Orland Square Mall play area. You can tell, he had so much fun.