Kid and Family-Friendly Amenities at the Mall

From playing and exploring to snacking and shopping, we love being able to welcome guests of all ages here! Take a peek at some of our favorite ways for making the mall a family-friendly destination…

By: Heidi | January 21, 2020

From our play area to mother’s nursing rooms, to frequent events created just for kiddos and more, we take being family-friendly pretty seriously around here. From our littlest visitors to the ones who can remember back to when West Acres was built, we love getting to bring the magic of the mall to guests of all ages! No matter the ages of your children, you can expect to find amenities, events, and stores around the mall fit for every member of your family.

Take a look at some of our favorite ways we love to welcome the entire family to West Acres!

Convenience & Amenities

Offering services and helpful amenities is a simple way for us to make sure your trip to West Acres is focused on what it should be: making memories with your family!

If your kiddos are looking to burn off some energy, head just across the way to our CaringforKids Playland, located in the Food Court.

Other amenities we are pleased to offer include family restrooms and mother’s nursing rooms. We have two sets of both, located near the Food Court and the lower level of the mall.

Favorite Kids Stores

From toys to treats, our list of must-stop shops for kiddos includes stores for every age! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Stride Rite: Their newly expanded store offers toys, pajamas, coats, blankets, and so much more! And of course, a wide selection of children’s footwear.
  • Legacy Toys:¬†With toys and games galore, Legacy Toys is a favorite for kids and kids-at-heart alike.
  • JCPenney: Did you know JCPenney has a section dedicated to Disney in their upper level? We’ve found Toy Story character costumes, JoJo Siwa bows, and so much more in their upstairs wonderland!
  • Best Buy: The kid’s games and gadgets at Best Buy take tech to a whole new level for little ones! You’ll find a wide assortment of entertainment for kids of all ages in their toy section.

A Host of Fun Spaces

Looking for a place to host a birthday party, shower, or another event? Our Community Room, located in the lower level, is a multi-purpose space that we open to the public to rent for events of all kinds! To learn more about renting the Community Room or other spaces throughout the mall, you can contact our mall office at 701-282-2222.

Psst… Our favorite party-planning hack: Did you know that Claire’s hosts birthday parties? Make it their best birthday ever and celebrate your little one with activities, games and more right inside Claire’s!

Events for All Ages

Our events calendar is packed all year-round, and so much of the fun is designed just for kids! We regularly host Story Squad, a story time during morning hours featuring different readers and books, and so many more kid-related events!

From educational events centered around science or art, to just downright fun activities like princess-themed parties or superhero meet & greets, you can expect to find events to keep the whole family busy.


To stay up to date on our family-friendly events, announcements about new kid-favorite brands and stores, and sneak peeks on all things West Acres, follow us on Instagram and Facebook! You can also find a list of all of our events on our website.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family soon!


I have the wonderful role of Social Media Coordinator for the West Acres Marketing, PR and Fashion team. I think that I have the best job in the world! I create content for the West Acres social media accounts and blog, which means that I get to share the latest trends, new arrivals, and all of the incredible happenings at West Acres with the community. When I am not snapping pictures for social media or writing blog content, I love to spend time painting in my art studio, testing out new baking recipes, practicing yoga, relaxing at the lake with family and friends, or playing outside on a pair of skis or my mountain bike.



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