Friday, April 22, 2016

Twin Cities Toddler Fun!

Attention local Mamas!  Where do you take your crazy toddlers to get the sillies out? When Bradley became more of an active toddler this fall I had no idea where to go that he could run and be his crazy self!  Here are some cute places that we have found, but I would love to hear some of your favorites! We gotta wear those kiddos out! :)
I know it goes without saying, but we love the zoo! The membership is so cheap considering how many times we have gone, and we love that we can just pop in and if he is having a meltdown leave without worrying about losing money.

Checking out farm babies on opening day!

A few times this winter we went to the zoo to just let him run in the indoor Tropics Trail! He loved seeing the animals but pretty sure he loved running free more! :)

We have only been to Good Times Park a few times because it is pretty far from us, but it is SO worth the drive! Bradley is obsessed with the gym at this place!

First time we went when he just started walking! So cute!

Another awesome favorite has been Tot Time at Savage Sports Center. We haven't gone as much as I would like because we have music class during this time right now, but so fun! It basically is just an open field and they blow up all the bounce houses, put out all the balls, etc. Bradley loves it!

I still get pretty nervous with him in here with other kids...if big kids get in, I drag Bradley out! :)

Mall play areas can be fun, too! Sometimes there are way too big of kids playing and we will have to leave, but if you go during a non-busy time you should be ok. I do worry about all the germs because I'm sure these playgrounds are rarely cleaned, but he just loves it so much! And like my dad always says, there is research that being sick often as a kid can help prevent scary diseases as an adult!

Everyone knows that music is SO important for their developing brains (well, for everyone!) and we have loved taking music class! We took class at Kindermusik for a long time, but recently found a class closer to us to go to. Such a special bonding time, too!

A few places we haven't tried but have heard of - the Arboretum is supposedly free the third Thursday of every month after 4:30, Play and Learn Cafe in Minnetonka is supposedly awesome, the Children's Museum is free the third Sunday of the month, and the Mall of America theaters play toddler movies every Saturday at 10am (we have a while before Bradley will sit through a movie...). We also are super excited about the Crayola Experience opening at the MOA soon!

So spill it! Where do you love taking your toddler in the Twin Cities?

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1 comment:

  1. He is adorable! I mainly take mine for walks he loved to be outside and running around. Great post. Have a wonderful day