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31 Best Halloween Movies for Kids

If you're looking for the best Halloween movies for kids, this list of 31 titles has a wide variety of movies for you to watch that you'll find on Netflix, for free online, or available to rent during this fall season. 

Best Halloween Movies for Kids

Best Halloween Movies for Kids:

It's become a tradition for us to stay up past bedtime on Fridays to watch a movie with the kids. Some of the best kids Halloween movies I'm convinced actually came out when Derek and I were growing up, so this list definitely has a mix of old and new. Some of these Halloween movies I have admittedly not seen before (hello, did you know there was a Grinch Halloween movie?), but I'm super excited to give them a try and see what our family thinks. 

31 Best Kids Halloween Movies:

Hocus Pocus: A fun classic that's needed in everyone's home, this movie about 17th century witches who get conjured up by some pranksters is available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown: I don't think I've ever gone a Halloween season without watching this. It's an absolute classic and is perfect for kids of any age. You can rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated G.

Casper: This could have also been expanded to When Casper Meets Wendy and the other movies in the franchise, but there is something about the original that is the best. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Halloweentown: Derek claims I'm deprived because I've never seen this movie but it's apparently a classic that everyone has seen and apparently you need to see it as well if you have not. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated G.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Derek said I should add all 8 movies to the list, but for some reason, the first one just feels the most like Halloween to me! You'll have to vote and tell me your opinion on this too! Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Double Trouble Toil and Trouble: Another classic from Derek's childhood that I can likely get behind with the young version of Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. On this adventure their nasty witch Aunt Agatha trapped her twin sister under a spell and it's the twins job to save her before it's too late. Available to rent or purchase on amazon. Not Rated. 

Twitches: Anyone else a lifelong Tia and Tamara fan? These Disney Channel movies were my lifeblood growing up during Halloween time and I'm excited to rewatch them this year and relive my middle school glory days. This fun movie is about twin girls who were separated at birth and find out they have magical powers. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Twitches Too: The sequel to the first movie, available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Is this a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie? I may never know for sure, but it's a classic and needs to be included on this list. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Monster House: Three friends find out that their neighbors house is actually a real life monster. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Coraline: From the makers of Nightmare before Chirsmtas, Coraline finds herself torn between her real life and this false reality that depicts what she thinks she wants. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG. 

Adam's Family: To be honest I'm not a huge fan of the Adam's Family franchise but this animated version came out in 2019 and I think it's a great mix of both spooky and lighthearted for kids. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Hotel Transylvania: Our entire household are massive fans of the entire Hotel Transylvania franchise. They're just so funny and we find ourselves quoting them all the time. You hands down need to watch at least the first one this holiday season. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG. 

Toy Story of Terror: This is a 22 minute short film from our favorite Toy Story friends in a spooky Halloween scene. Available on Amazon or Disney Plus. Not Rated.

Room on the Broom: This 30 minute short film is a retelling of the best selling childhood picture book. It's a Halloween classic in our house that we usually watch the night of pumpkin carving in our house. Available to watch for free with an Amazon Prime membership. Rated G.

Paranoman: From the makers of Coraline is the story about a boy named Norman who needs to use his ability to see and speak to the dead to save his town from an ancient curse. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Cocoa: This movie represents the Day of the Day in Mexico more then Halloween, but celebrated all in the same timeframe. This Disney movie is about a boy who needs to go to the land of the dead to save his Great Grandfather's memory and fins out secrets of his family's past. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Corpse Bride: Another Tim Burton film about a man who is whisked to the underworld to marry a corpse bride while his living bride awaits him in the land of the living. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Ghostbusters: Confession, I've never seen this movie. I know, gasp. I'm told ghosts invade NY and three exterminators have to save the city, and that it features Bill Murray, so if that sounds like something you're into it's available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

ET: Another movie I haven't seen, an alien get stranded on earth and find a suburban boy who helps him get home. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Monsters Vs Aliens: When aliens attach earth it's the monsters job to protect us all. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Monster Family: A regular family goes to a Halloween party when they're struck by a curse and are stuck as monsters in the costumes. They have to find out the root of their curse while staying together as a family. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Halloween is Grinch Night: Is anyone else as shook by this as me? Apparently this 25 minute short film is the prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas. You can watch it for free on Youtube and you better believe I'll be watching it this year. No Rating.

James and the Giant Peach: I don't know if this is a Halloween movie or not but when else would you watch a movie about a boy whose parents get eaten by rhinos and then travels to NY on a giant each steered by bugs? Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Frakenweenie: Another Tim Burton movie about a dog who comes back to life in this offbeat Halloween tale. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Spooky Buddies: A bunch of golden retrievers going on a trip through a haunted mansion? Seems like something my kids can get behind. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated G.

The Haunted Mansion: Eddy Murphy stars in this movie about an over worked real estate agent who takes his family to a haunted mansion. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire: Who else remembers this Disney Channel movie about two kids who set their mom up on a date with a vampire? Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated G.

The Little Vampire: I totally remember watching this when I was little. A boy name Tony befriends a vampire and tries to help him and him mom become human again. Available to rent or purchase on Amazon. Rated PG.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House: Arthur and his friends go trick or treating and then have a sleep over in their haunted treehouse. Available to free on Amazon Prime. Rated G. 

Dear Dracula: A boy wants a Dracula toy and his grandmother tells him to write to Santa asking for one. He decides to write to Dracula instead. Available to purchase at Target. Rated TV-Y.

Do you have a favorite Halloween movie that didn't make this list? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below! 

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5 Kid Halloween Party Activities: Easy and Inexpensive!

If you're throwing a Halloween party this fall with some of your children's classmates, these kid Halloween party activities are super easy and inexpensive to execute, and will result in a fun small party the kids will love and remember.

Kid Halloween Party Activities

Kid Halloween Party Activities:

I'm not one for getting too fancy with parties and making anything super extravagant, but this party was so easy to put together literally anyone could do it. A tray of Halloween candy from Amazon, some Halloween themed snacks from the grocery store, and and a few Halloween party activities made this party super easy to throw together.

If you're planning a party this fall and need some Halloween party activities for the occasion, I've got you covered with five easy Halloween party activities you can do with minimal prep work on your end.

Five Easy Kid Halloween Party Activities:

A Halloween Snack Time:

If you're looking to kill time at a party until parents get back, never underestimate the power of a nice long snack time. Turns out kids love to eat. For this party we served some basic snacks all kids like: pretzels, veggie straws, and crackers. Then I bought a tray of Halloween candy on Amazon which was super festive and almost no work on my end. I finished things off with some Halloween themed Kool-Aid, and Dollar Tree plates and napkins and our Halloween snack time was complete.

Kid Halloween Party Activities

Halloween Themed Painting Kits:

I found these wooden Halloween painting kits at the craft store for about 75 cents and purchased one for each of the kids at the party. I've also seen them at Dollar Tree and Target, so keep an eye out and you're sure to find them. The idea of having seven kids painting in my house all at once was a little nerve wracking, but it honestly wasn't that bad and they all loved getting to paint their craft!

Kid Halloween Party Activities

Halloween Bingo:

This is my go-to for basically any Halloween party. Class party: bingo. House party: bingo. Family party... you get the idea. I love these free Halloween Bingo Printables from Crazy Little Projects, and have used them several times over the years! We used the candy from the candy tray as our markers, which made it all the more fun for our participants!

Kid Halloween Party Activities:

Pin the Bat on the Web:

One of our Halloween traditions is making a big spider web on the wall of our house. I do this using black painters tape and it's super easy to put together. For a full tutorial, you can see this Halloween Tablescape blog post. For this game I traced and cut out black bats with construction paper, wrote each child's name on the bat, and then they got to put a blindfold on, spin around, and see how close to the center of the web they could get their bat.

Kid Halloween Party Activities

Halloween Coloring Pages:

I made these Halloween coloring pages a couple years ago and they've always been a top ranking post on my blog. Print them out before the party, and grab a box of crayons, and the kids can work on these while they're waiting for the other guests to arrive. Super easy activity with basically no prep!

These are all my best tips and tricks when putting together a fun little Halloween party for kids. If you have more ideas, I'd love to hear them in the comments below.

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Halloween Roll Cake: Spooky Sticky Buns

This Halloween Roll Cake comes together with premade Hawaiian rolls that you can purchase at any regular grocery store. The buttery mixture and cookie crumbles makes this easy base recipe into a delicious Halloween treat your family will love.

Halloween Roll Cake

Halloween Roll Cake:

This Halloween Roll Cake comes together with basic Hawaiian rolls you can purchase at any grocery store, whether that be Walmart, trader Joe's etc... There are a few ingredients that might be easier to purchase at a bigger store like Walmart. 

These rolls. combine Oreo crumbs, caramel sauce, butter, Halloween candy, and other fun treats to make a super sweet treat your family will love. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover Halloween candy, or making in advance to get into the Halloween spirit. 

Halloween Roll Cake

Halloween Roll Cake Ingredients:

  • 12 King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Hershey's Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Smucker's Caramel Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Oreo Crumbs
  • Whipped cream
  • Mini Chocolate chips
  • Fun Size Candy Bars
  • Gummy worms
Halloween Roll Cake

Making Halloween Sticky Buns:

To make these Halloween sticky buns you're going to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then you'll grease a 9x9 cake pan. Place your Hawaiian rolls inside the pan. Mix together butter, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and sugar. Then spread evenly over the rolls. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Top with Oreo crumbs, gummy worms, and fun size candy bars to give a spooky grave yard feel. Serve with a swirl of cool whip on the side and some chocolate chips to give your ghost some eyes!

Halloween Roll Cake

Best Candies for Halloween Roll Cake:

You can really use any fun size chocolate bars that you would like for this recipe. The only suggestion would be to use candies that can stand up on their own and look like a tombstone in this roll cake. I would recommend Twix, Snickers, Hershey's etc... 

You can also purchase marshmallows in the shape of ghosts from Walmart which would be a fun element to add to this treat as well. 

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Gruns Daily Review + Discount Code

If you're looking for a comprehensive daily gummy to fill your nutritional gaps, this grüns daily review will tell you everything you need to know about this great option for getting your vitamins in each day.

Gruns Daily Review

grüns daily Review:

I have been taking grüns daily™for two months now and I cannot say enough good things about this vitamin regimen. I love that they actually taste good and they're something I look forward to eating each morning. 

grüns daily™ are daily packs of gummy vitamins that you can take anytime of day. There are eight gummies per pack and you eat them just like you would any other pack of fruit snacks. The only difference is that grüns daily™is giving you 100% of your daily needs for 13 different vitamins and minerals, along with 25% the daily value of seven other crucial nutrients. 

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Benefits to grüns daily Gummy Packs:

There are many benefits to taking grüns daily™on a regular basis. Some of the personal benefits that I have experienced are:
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grüns Daily Ingredients:

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  • acai
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Scientifically Proven Results:

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grüns daily Discount:

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grüns daily™has been such an easy way for me to fill my own personal nutritional gaps and it's become an easy part of my morning routine that I truly look forward to each day. I hope you try them soon and feel the very same way!

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Peach and Lime Muffins with Pistachio Crumble Topping

These peach and lime muffins are the perfect breakfast treat to make with both fresh or frozen peaches that you can enjoy all year long or as an end of summer treat. 

Peach and Lime Muffins

My bookclub and I recently read Pretty Little Lies by Leanne Moriarty. My friend who is hosting this month wanted to make something for bookclub that resembled something that was eaten/made in the book. 

We both were instantly thinking of the peach, lime, and pistachio muffins that one of the characters were served in a coffee shop. We scoured the internet to see if anyone else had made such a muffin after reading this book and came up with no results. So I took it upon myself to mash together a few different recipes I found online, to make these muffins and they were a hit! 

Peach and Lime Muffins with Pistachio Crumble:

The hard part was figuring out how to combine these three flavors into one muffin that wouldn't be weird. I initially found a peach muffin that had a normal crumble topping. I then decided that it wouldn't be too hard to chop up some pistachios and add them to the crumble topping. 

I then found another peach recipe that had a lemon drizzle frosting on top, and figured it would be an easy switch to change the lemon juice to lime juice. The end result was a peach muffin with a pistachio crumble and a lime iced drizzle on top. So many fun flavors playing together at once, and all contributing to one great muffin. 

Pistachio Crumble Topping:

For the pistachio crumble topping I simply stirred together 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup melted butter, 2/3 cup flour, and 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios. I mixed this together with a fork until everything was well combined, and resembled coarse crumbles. Don't over mix because you don't want it to turn into a paste. 

Peach and Lime Muffins

Frozen vs Fresh Peaches:

You can use either fresh or frozen peaches for this recipe, and the muffins turn out great either way. I personally used frozen peaches when making these, which I would recommend baking for 2 mins longer if you go this route, but you will get the same result with whichever option you choose. 

The Lime Icing Drizzle:

For the lime icing drizzle you're going to mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice. I used bottled juice, but choose your own adventure on that one. If the icing is too thick, thin it out with a little bit of milk, 1 tsp at a time, until you get the desired consistency. 

Peach and Lime Muffins

The Best Muffin Tin:

I personally think that silicone muffin tins are trash. I said it, and I'll say it again. Trash. The muffins don't bake consistently well in them, I feel like they frequently give muffins a weird texture, and they're just not great in my opinion. I prefer baking with a dark non-stick muffin pan that I always either spray with cooking spray or use muffin liners with. I think that a metal muffin tin provides the most consistent results time and again. 

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Our Trip to Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

If you're making a trip to the sunshine state, be sure to include the Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida on your trip's itinerary. This family friendly destination will be one that you and your children will remember for years to come. 

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida:

We went to Lowry Park Zoo two years ago in 2021 when we were staying in Tampa for a month while house swapping with some friends. I really do not like zoos. Like they're just really not my thing at all, but I will say in all honestly, Lowry Park Zoo was the best zoo we have ever been to, and no other zoo will ever be worth visiting again after this one. If you want the best zoo experience ever, I cannot say enough good things about this one. 

Things to Do at Lowry Park Zoo:

Lowry Park Zoo has so many things to see and do. You can walk the expansive grounds and see all the different animal exhibits. They have plenty of up close animal encounters for kids to enjoy, along with a small petting zoo of farm animals. They also have beautiful gardens you can stroll through, and amusement park rides that the entire family can enjoy. 

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Rides at Lowry Park Zoo:

This was honestly the best part of the zoo for me and the kids. It was so hot the day we went (in the middle of July) and the idea of walking around the zoo for hours sounded awful, until we saw that they had so many different rides to enjoy, and it really helped to break up the walking. They have several rides available such as:

  • Expedition Wild Africa: A bus ride that takes you through the entire Africa exhibit.
  • Roaring Springs: A big water ride that plunges you down super fast and the entire family gets wet. We rode this at least 5 times when we went!
  • Kid's Area: There is a kid area with several small rides and a splash pad called Wallaroo
  • The Carousel: Classic ride with lots of different animals to choose to ride on.
Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Accessibility and Accommodations:

The rides and everything that we did at Lowry Park Zoo were very accommodating and accessible for our daughter who is a wheelchair user. They also have strollers and wheelchairs available to rent for individuals who might need them. The rides were great for the most part, although I think there might have been one ride that we weren't able to access due to the wheelchair but I cannot remember which one. 

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Park Hours and Admissions:

There are a few different ways to pay to get into Lowry Park Zoo:

The zoo is open from 9:30am-5:00pm seven days a week. There are special hours and closings around the holidays, so check out their webpage to confirm before you go. 

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa Florida

The Lowry Park Zoo was one of my favorite things we did on our trip to Florida a few years ago, and it's something that we still talk about to this day. If you're in the area, it's a must do in my opinion! Also, they took these pictures of us right when we walked into the park and I have never regretted the $80 that I spent on them. 

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We Rock The Spectrum Tampa (FUN INCLUSIVE PLAY!)

We Rock the Spectrum Tampa is a great and inclusive play space that children of all abilities will love to play at regularly. If you're in the Tampa area, definitely check it out with your kids soon!

We Rock The Spectrum Tampa

We Rock the Spectrum Tampa:

When we were in Florida a few years ago there were a lot of rainy days where we were looking for something fun to do with the kids. I was looking up inclusive indoor play places where I could take the kids to play (because our daughter is a non-ambulatory wheelchair user) and was pleasantly surprised when this play space, We Rock The Spectrum popped up.

We Rock The Spectrum is a Franchise business that provides sensory-friendly and inclusive play spaces for children of all abilities to play. While we visited the Tampa franchise, there are many locations throughout the United States, and even internationally as well.

We Rock The Spectrum Tampa

Things to Do at We Rock the Spectrum Tampa:

At the location that we went to there were many different things for both of our kids to enjoy. They had a lot of different playhouses, toys, kitchen toys, and more all in one part of the space. They had an indoor zip-line that you could change the seat on as you wished, allowing Kinsley to go on the zip-line in an enclosed swing that worked well for her. They also had an area with several different types of swings hanging from the ceiling. So kids could play, swing, and zip-line to their content.

We Rock The Spectrum Tampa

Cost of We Rock the Spectrum:

The cost of playing at We Rock the Spectrum Tampa varies a little bit. If you're just going one day to try it out it is $14 for the first child and $12 for all additional children. They do have punch passes and monthly memberships though that reduce the cost if you're going to be visiting more frequently. We only went one time on our trip to Florida, but if we lived there locally I could see us doing the punch pass method for sure.

We Rock The Spectrum Tampa

Respite Care Option:

We Rock The Spectrum is specifically designed to help families impacted by autism and other disabilities. They offer respite services to families in the Tampa area who need to take a break for some time. They offer 1 on 1 respite for $20/hr, but you do need to register 48 hours in advance on their website.

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Kennedy Space Center Review

This Kennedy Space Center Review will tell you everything you need to know when planning your trip to the space center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If you or a child are a lover of all things space, this is a great place to stop on your next Florida vacation.

Kennedy Space Center Review

Kennedy Space Center Review:

We visited the Kennedy Space Center a few years ago when we were living in the Tampa area for a month during the summer of 2020. We had heard rave reviews from other friends who had been so we knew we needed to make a point to take our children while we were in the area. The Kennedy Space Center is a great educational experience for children and adults with a lot of stimulating activities for young and old minds alike.

Things To Do at Kennedy Space Center:

There is so much to see and do at the Kennedy Space Center, and I'm sure we didn't even scratch the surface when we were there. Some of the major highlights of the space center are:

  • Astronaut Hall of Fame, showing pictures of all the men and women who have been to space
  • Rocket Garden, showing replicas of different space crafts that have left earth
  • Planet Play, large indoor space playground for kids
  • IMAX Theater, Planetarium spin on going to space in a life-like movie
  • Shuttle Launch Experience, A stimulator ride that replicates going into space

These are just some of the attractions. We went during the pandemic when a lot of things were closed, so we didn't get to do many of the things just listed, and what's currently listed on their website. I'm sure if we went now, there would be so much more to experience.

Kennedy Space Center Review

How to Save Money on Kennedy Space Center:

Going to the Kennedy Space Center is shockingly expensive. Adults are $75 per person, and children are $65 per person. At those prices, it would have cost our family $280 just for this one attraction. We had a good time there, but not a $280 good time, especially for all that was closed during COVID.

When we visited, we purchased the all-inclusive Go City Orlando pass which got us into Kennedy Space Center, Legoland Florida, and the Lowery Park Zoo all for one low price of $400. It looks like the prices on the Go City Passes have since gone up in price because they're currently listed for $1,006 for a family of four, which I can guarantee we did not spend when we bought our pass. Plus you could visit all three of those locations as a family of 4 for $700, so it's not saving you money.

I would look around at the available passes and see what makes the most sense for your family. If you're not interested in going to the other locations, then spending the regular price at Kennedy Space Center might make sense for you.

Accessibility at Kennedy Space Center:

Accessibility at Kennedy Space Center was pretty good for the most part. The only trouble we got into was when Kinsley wanted to go down a slide in the kids center and they literally would not let her because she had leg braces on. It turned into a whole to-do with management getting involved, but they still wouldn't let her go down the slide, it was a nightmare. Other than that, all other areas we went to were very accessible.

Kennedy Space Center Review

Overall Thoughts and Opinions:

Overall I would love to go back to Kennedy Space Center and see more of the attractions now that all of it is reopened from the pandemic, but we loved the things we were able to see and do while we were there.

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Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum Review

If you're in the Plant City, Florida area and are looking for a review on the Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum, this information will provide you with everything you need to know before heading out on this adventure for the day.

Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum

Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum:

The Robert W Willaford Museum is located just a little ways outside of Tampa in Plain City, Florida. The kids and I visited a couple years ago when we were staying in Florida for a month on vacation. There isn't a lot to see and do at this museum, but if you're looking for something fun to do during a weekday afternoon with kids, this is a great little place to take your kids and get out of the house. 

Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum

Cost and Hours:

One major perk to the Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum is that it is free admission. So even though it's not a very large museum, you're not out anything by visiting. The museum is open daily from 12-4pm, but is closed on Sunday and Monday. The train that is located in the historic depot outside of the museum is open 7 days a week, and people are free to visit that anytime. The hours are specific to the building itself. 

Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum

What to do at the Willaford Railroad Museum:

There are a few cases inside the museum that highlight historic railroad artifacts. It's about 1-2 rooms inside an old historic building. There honestly is not a lot to do inside, but your children may enjoy walking around for 5-10 minutes before heading outside to see the train. 

The train outside is fun for kids to climb on and look around. The one downside for us was that the entire museum was not super wheelchair accessible which meant that there was even less for my daughter to do who is a wheelchair user. 

Robert W Willaford Railroad Museum

Overall Thoughts:

If we were in Florida again on vacation, I would not go out of my way to come here again, but if we lived locally and wanted something to do on an afternoon where we didn't have much else going on, this would be a fun stop for the day if you have kids under 7. 

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5 Best Pants for Tall Skinny Kids

 If you're on the hunt for the best pants for tall skinny kids, these five brands excel at inclusive sizing that hits a great range for all body types, but especially for kiddos that tend to be thinner and taller than most.

Best Pants for Tall Skinny Kids

Best Pants for Tall Skinny Kids:

Both of my kids are fairly thin, but my daughter Kinsley has had the hardest time finding pants that fit her well. When she was younger it was so bad that we had a friend sew in the waist on 10 pairs of her pants because there weren't stores that made pants thin enough for her. 

We also have the problem that she's very tall. When we go to the doctor she's almost always off the growth chart because of how tall she is, and is almost never on the growth chart because of how thin she is. It's a hard battle and the struggle is real. (Our daughter has several medical diagnosis which contribute to her body type before people raise an eye brow at this. 

All that to say is we have become experts at identifying the stores and brands that have the best pants for tall skinny kids. Hopefully you'll find some new favorites that work well for your family!

Best Pants for Tall Skinny Kids

What to Look for When Shopping for Pants for Tall/Thin Kids:

I always try to look for brands that offer a specific "slim" sizing. This isn't to say slim fit style for pants, but these stores actually have a specific tab on their sizing availability that accommodates slim sizing. It's the best day ever when I find stores that have this option.

It's an even better day when they offer that sizing for more than JUST skinny jeans, which is a huge issue with a lot of store that offer slim sizing, but some include slim sizing for wide leg and all other styles as well. 

5 Best Stores for Tall/Skinny Pants for Kids:

Amazon Essentials: This is the Amazon house brand and they sell all of their kid jeans in a slim size option. For girls they have a bootcut and a skinny jean option. Boys have a straight fit and a slim fit option. 

The Children's Place: We have been shopping from the Children's Place slim section for YEARS. It is made of 90% skinny jean options, but they have a few bootcut options, and this year they have even included wide leg options too. This link will take you to the girl offerings. This link will take you to all of the boy offerings.

Target: Target is another brand we've had good luck with in the past, although they only have three offerings for girls right now, two skinny jeans and a straight leg pair. We have had good luck with them even though the range is small. Target currently has zero offerings for boys in this category.

Old Navy: Old Navy is new to me and not a brand I've had a lot of success with in the past, although their normal jeans do have the elastic bands and buttons you can cinch in. They do have a new slim section though, but it looks like they only have shorts available right now. I'm hopeful they'll add jeans to this as the weather gets cooler. 

GAP: This is a brand we have not tried yet but I'm SO EXCITED about the possibilities. The GAP seems to have ALL of their jeans available in slim sizing for girls and boys which makes my heart so happy. They have a lot of styles and colors available, which is making this the option I'm most excited for.  

Best Pants for Tall Skinny Kids

Are there places you're shopping at that I didn't mention in my list? Let me know in the comments below so I can be sure to get them added to the list for other parents!

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