Short of having Willy Wonka in the house, Crown Center is a real Shangri-La for kids. Though not the suburbanite destination mall it used to be, Crown Center has quietly remade itself into a place for the stroller set. A miniature choo-choo train that delivers kid-sized hamburgers? Fritz's Railroad Restaurant has that. Scribbling on the table with crayons while eating a PB&J? Try the Crayola Café. For dessert, head to Chip's Chocolate Factory to witness (and eat the results of) the chocolate-making process. Or try the Candy Store, where bathtub-sized vats of sweets await. Before chowing down, though, it's activity time. The hands-on creativity center Kaleidoscope encourages kids to make art — and as big a mess as they want — using melted crayons, glue, sparkles and whatever else shiny is within reach. Or head over to the Coterie Theater, the nationally recognized playhouse that specializes in entertainment for children. Come summer, the place to be is outside in the fountains. And in winter, break out the skates, because that's what that big outdoor ice rink is for.