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Eat Cheap and Have a Ball at IKEA | Adventure #30

Sometimes you just want to get out of the house and go somewhere. Somewhere to do something that doesn’t cost much. But what exactly?

If you’re a family with young kids in Burlington, IKEA can be a great local getaway — especially on a rainy day.

This was our adventure of choice one recent sunny Sunday morning. On the scale of mild to wild adventures, this one is on the tamer better cialis or viagra side to be sure. But it’s still viagra dosage sizes better than sitting at home in front of a screen.

Ikea Burlington $1 Breakfast Special

We’re lucky we don’t have drive far to get to IKEA. Surprisingly, Tourism Burlington says that IKEA is the No. 1 tourist attraction in Halton. People drive up from all over the Golden Horseshoe (and as far as northwest New York state) to visit this haven for inexpensive, stylish home goods.

We weren’t exactly in search of anything to buy. For us, the two main draws at IKEA this day were the cheap eats and the complimentary kids playroom.

Our first stop was for their $1 breakfast. Each meal includes a scoop of scrambled eggs, two breakfast sausage and home fries. Certainly not fancy but it hits the spot and the price is right. We splurged on an order of pancakes for an extra dollar and split them between us. If you arrive in the 30 minutes before store opening, they’ll even throw in a free coffee. Baby food is another freebie (with the purchase of an adult meal).

Ikea Cafeteria

The sunny sitting area is open and bright. Combined with their famous Swedish design sense and the bustle of other similares al viagra bargain “hungry” shoppers, this makes for a cheerful environment.

Ikea Burilington Family Breakfast

If you’re looking for something healthier than french fries in disguise, the $3.99 yogurt and fruit cup is a sweet treat at a nice price.

Later in the day, the $1.99 plate of pasta with tomato sauce is the best bargain while the ten piece Swedish meatball platter (with mashed potatoes and lingonberries) for $4.99 is the family favourite.

Ikea Breakfast Menu

With our bellies full, we headed downstairs to the Ikea playroom. This large fun centre is a controlled access, safe environment for children to spend up naion and cialis to one hour. Children must be between 37″ and 54″ in height and must be wearing socks and potty trained (no pull-ups or diapers).

The check in process seems very secure: taking viagra and cialis together kids are outfitted with a large number and parents leave with a pager and a filled-out form that is needed for child retrieval. Jr Burlington was a bit too tall for the popular ball pit but he was still able to enjoy the other activities including crafts, putting on puppet shows, picture colouring and playing with toys.

Ikea Burlington Ballroom / Playroom

Baby Burlington is still too small for the playroom so we took him up to the children’s department where kids can test out the fun things

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for sale. There are other play spots strategically placed all throughout the store.

In addition to kids meals and play areas, Ikea has thought of a number of other family friendly services to make things easier for those shopping with children.

  • Baby Care Room: a quiet spot to change or nurse your baby
  • Family Parking: for families with small children and expectant mothers
  • Strollers: shopping cart with baby seat and safetybelt

Ikea Burlington Play Date

Before long, the one hour limit was up and we made our way back to the playroom.

On the way I had to make a detour to the “As-Is” section of the store. This area — in a bit of a secret corner near the exit — is stocked with returned furniture that has already been assembled as well as discontinued products, floor models and scratch ‘n dent items. Everything here is discounted up to 50-60%. About a decade ago, I found the perfect glass-door cabinet here that was half how much does viagra cost in canada price because of a barely noticeable scratch. Ever since, I make a beeline for this area in search of another perfect deal but haven’t yet had a second success story.

Ikea As Is section

Burlington is the national headquarters for IKEA Canada and they are getting ready to start building an enormous new 428,500-square-foot store on 10 hectares of land at the northwest corner of Walkers Line and the QEW. viagra trial pack This new store will be 71 per cent bigger than the current store, on a parcel of land about twice the size — Copps Coliseum could fit inside 3.5 times!

Hopefully with the new IKEA location facing the QEW, it will attract even more shoppers to Burlington where they’ll be inspired to stay and shop.

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