Back to School and Your Regular Routine

And in the blink of an eye, summer has passed all too soon. As we settle into September, it is imperative to embrace the changing of seasons, and just as well, the return to classrooms and your regular routines. This is a time for transformation and education that can be as daunting as it is exciting, but Willow Park Village is here to help. While the leaves begin to fall and the school bells begin to toll, the variety of shops and services at Willow Park Village make it the perfect stop to begin checking off the many items on your ever-growing list of deliverables that ensure you have a successful year ahead.

California Tan

As we venture into fall, the UV Index and the temperature begin their seasonal decline, it’s time to think about how to keep that summer glow! Perhaps those summer days spent tanning outdoors have been quelled by the time commitment of school studies? Do you want to maintain your base-tan for that warm winter vacation? Luckily, California Tan at Willow Park Village possesses the solutions to your problems. Visit their location for great rates on first-class tanning beds, spray tan, red light therapy, laser hair removal and more – open seven days a week to work around your busy schedule.

Three tanned girls laying on the ground smiling with their heads touching.


Code Ninjas

While your kiddos are back in their teachers’ care till 3 p.m. during the week, there is still the two-hour-gap where after school care must be considered. We recommend Code Ninjas in Willow Park Village – a place where kids come to build video games, gain skills, learn to code, and most importantly, have fun. Code Ninjas offers an assortment of programs and camps for children ages 5-14 based on their age and interests. Opt for the Code Ninjas ‘Parents Night Out’ program and give yourself a night on the town while your children can learn and play.

A young student sitting in a classroom with a teacher working on a tablet.


Denim & Smith Barbershops

The lunches are packed, duotangs are labeled, backpack assembled – you’re ready for the first day of school. Are you missing anything? Visit Denim & Smith Willow Park for a classic barbershop experience with a contemporary atmosphere before the chime of the first school bel. Trust in Denim & Smith’s expert staff to sculpt your mane and leave you feeling fresh, clean, and confident for a new school year. In addition, they carry a variety of hair care products to nourish and style your locks at home. Open from Monday through Saturday in Willow Park Village. Book an appointment online through their website and enjoy your new do.

A barbershop chair.


Dr. Bishop & Associates

Has your child been having trouble seeing in class? Do you find yourself squinting and experiencing regular headaches lately? It might be time to book the whole family in for an eye exam with the expert team at Dr. Bishop & Associates. Perhaps your little one has outgrown their old frames, you are in need of a prescription update or it’s time you treat yourself to something new, comfortable and stylish. We recommend the Nano Indestructible frames as an excellent asset for the growing student – strong enough to withstand any playground and available in an assortment of lively colours. In addition, Dr. Bishop & Associates is offering free contacts through the month of September. Visit their website for more details.

Two sets of glasses with a poster in the background that says “nano indestructible”


Harp Hearing Care

While hearing loss in adults is something we become more conscious of as we get older, oftentimes many children will experience hearing loss without much external notice. In fact, they may not even be aware of such hearing loss themselves. Unfortunately, this may result in lost instruction, trouble communicating in the classroom and a delay in cognitive development. Bring your children (and the rest of the family) to Harp Hearing Care in Willow Park Village for a free comprehensive hearing assessment. Harp offers hearing aids from all major manufacturers to meet your lifestyle and budget, with the latest technology and most discreet products available. For the budding musician or band students in your home, Harp also offers custom ear molds for proactive prevention of hearing loss. Contact Harp today to book your appointment.

The front entrance of the Harp Hearing Care building in Willow Park Village.


Pet Planet

Many of our furry friends have enjoyed a little extra companionship all summer long. With the turning of the season and the corresponding return to school and work, our lovable pets will likely spend more time on their own. Show your pets some extra love with a trip to Pet Planet in Willow Park Village; they carry a variety of premium foods, treats, and toys for dogs and cats. For the cost-conscious pet owners, save 15% off all dog and cat treats every Thursday. Additionally, take your pet in for a quick clean at their self-serve pet wash.

Two dogs on leashes sitting on the ground.


Two Giraffes Children’s Footwear

Do you know your children will be spending more than seven hours a day in their indoor shoes at school? It’s important to have footwear that is both comfortable and accessible. Two Giraffes Children’s Footwear has you covered with their wide selection of shoes including velcro and slip-on footwear for boys and girls. The knowledgeable team will assess your child’s steps to make sure they have the proper fit, which is key to their development. In addition, they just received a variety of new fall arrivals so you can be sure to send your little ones back in style. Remember to grab indoor and outdoor shoes! Visit the Two Giraffes website for more details.

A young girl sitting in the grass playing with a toy.

Make sure to head over to Willow Park Village to elevate your back to school experience – we can’t wait to see you!

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