We do frequent various play centers from time to time because of the kids. Usually it’s incredibly loud with so many kids running around burning off excess energy. Other times it can almost be peaceful with the chance to sit down and just be. Of course I always like to have a coffee when dealing with these outings. Most have policies about no outside food so you can’t bring your own coffee. The last two play centers have allowed me to use my Tim Horton’s cup when buying a coffee from them. The first place only had the little creamers which are so wasteful. Don’t even get me started on those non-dairy creamers that don’t need to be refrigerated. So wrong on so many levels.The second place, that we just went to yesterday, had the cream in stainless steel containers. So it is possible to have a zero-waste coffee even in the most chaotic circumstances. All it takes is a little preparation to make a difference. My friends brought their own cups too which made me very happy. The toddlers had their own bottles and my oldest had water from a reusable cup provided. As far as food goes my best suggestion is eating right before you go to one of these centers. We usually sneak in a few snacks though because I’m thrifty and the kids always seem to get hungry no matter what.
Have a great day!
I e-mailed the Flying Wedge to ask them what their corporate policy was on reusable containers at their stores. Right away I got a message back (from one of their VP’s) letting me know that not only do they encourage it but you’re even supposed to get a 25 cent discount. Yay!!!!!! I love being on the right side of a corporate policy!!