Pembroke Mall

We stumbled onto the Pembroke Mall play area sort of accidentally. My mom and I were shopping at the mall and figured it was easier to walk through the mall than put the child and stroller back in the car to drive to the store on the other side of the mall. Boom! We discovered a play area for children.

It's perfect for a rainy day, a super hot day, or a day where you just need somewhere to play that's easy for YOU. What's nice about this play area is that the floor is cushy, so no hurt behinds.

Something to note, kids can't wear shoes inside the area, so I always make sure to have socks on R when we go. Or, I make sure I have an extra pair of socks in the diaper bag. Another important thing, unlike some kids play areas, this is NOT fenced in all the way. If you have a runner, just be aware! Position yourself accordingly.

Over the summer Pembroke also does a FREE family movie series. Every Wednesday and Saturday they have family friendly movies with FREE popcorn and water.  (In order to get in, you do have to have a kid under 12 with you!)

Every Friday they do a Food Truck Friday with FREE games, bounce houses, music, and kid activities. I love a good food truck rodeo.

Pembroke also has a kids club where the second Saturday of each month an arts and crafts activity is provided for the kids to do. Sign up here. If you still need convincing, the mall also has a reading series with a story time every Tuesday at 11 AM during the summer. These sometimes include actors, crafts, and snacks. This makes both R and me happy because I still have yet to be able to walk by Bath and Body works without coming out with a candle or lotion. Seriously though- how great are their three wick candles?

Some upcoming events and descriptions from the Pembroke website:

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bring your family for a free day of fun and learn how to be prepared at home, in your neighborhood and at school. Join Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for Scout Ready on Saturday, September 23 from 10am to 2pm at Pembroke Mall. Make your own first aid kit, get to know local firefighters and police officers, make crafts and meet Meteorologist Deitra Tate WAVY. More than 20 community organizations will provide exhibits and offer hands-on activities.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
MALL-O-WEEN on the BOO-LVD is back!! Join us every Saturday, from 11am-2pm for our Fall Festivities, happening outside between Harygul Halloween Super Store and Bahama Breeze. Kids will enjoy FREE pony rides, petting farm, bounce house, music, interactive experiments by Mad Science, games, cotton candy and arts & crafts. Make sure to bring your appetite, because we're going to have Bahama Breeze here along with a few food trucks from Eat the Streets 757.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
This is a special Kids Club that will take place outside during Malloween on the Boolvd, between Harygul Halloween Super Store and Old Navy. We will have a Decorate your own Cupcake station filled with all sorts of cupcake toppings, such as frosting, marshmallows, candy, pretzels, sprinkles and more! Kids will be able to select their own toppings then use their creativity to decorate their very own cupcake!
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Beach Bags Food Drive program provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to Virginia Beach City Public School students who might otherwise go hungry on weekends or during school vacations. Food donations may be dropped off at Pembroke Mall on Thursday, October 26th from 7am until 7pm. Donations will be accepted in the Kohl's parking lot behind Walgreens.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us on Halloween night for our Mall-Wide Trick or Treat event! From 6pm-8pm, candy will be passed out in front of participating stores. While supplies last. (Adults are not permitted to wear masks)