Family Activities for Toddlers

Best Family Acitivies for Toddlers

Having a toddler is such a joy because they are big enough to enjoy more activities. I loved the newborn stage but definitely found myself anxiously awaiting until we could do more with our son. In this post, I will be sharing the best family activities for toddlers.

Family Activities for Toddlers

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1. Go to a Fair

A fair can be a great way to spend the day with your family. What’s awesome about going to a fair is that there are a variety of things to do that will keep your little ones entertained. There’s typically kid-friendly options for activities, rides, and food.

2. Go to the Park

The best part about the park is that it’s free! It’s the perfect way to have your toddler get their energy out and stay active. You can make it a point to try out different parks in your area to keep the experience new and exciting.

3. Have a Picnic

Having a picnic can make having lunch a little more exciting. You can have a picnic in your own back yard, at the park, or any other outdoorsy location.

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4. Go to the Zoo

One of the most awesome family activities for toddlers is going to the zoo! Seeing the animals in person is an exciting experience for little ones.

5. Museum 

Look up kids museums near you and plan a family outing there. Museums are educational and can be interactive too, perfect for a toddler.

6. Aquarium

If you’re looking for an experience similar to the zoo but indoors, the aquarium is a fun place to go!

7. Go to the Pool or Waterpark

One of my personal favorite family activities for toddlers is going to the pool! Depending on how old your toddler is, a waterpark can be a fun option as well.

RELATED READ: 11 Toddler Pool Essentials For a Fun Day in the Sun

8. Mini Golf

Mini golf always makes for a fun family outing.

9. Bowling

Bowling is a fun activity to do for all ages. Playing a few rounds, enjoying some food, and playing at the arcade is a great way to spend the day with family.

10. Go to the Movies

You can never go wrong with a movie night! I know the movie theaters can be expensive (I worked at one) but it doesn’t hurt to go out to one every once in a while. The experience is well worth it.

But if you’d rather stay in, you can plan a movie night at home and still have fun with your family.

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11. Go Camping

Whether you choose to go somewhere or simply camp in your backyard, this is a fun and unique way to spend family time.

12. Have a Bonfire

If you want to double the fun, have a bonfire while camping in your own backyard! Bonfires are relaxing and your toddler will definitely love smores!

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13. Go for a Hike/Walk in Local Forest Preserve

Our family loves to go for walks but sometimes walking around our neighborhood gets old. So once in a while we like to change it up and enjoy a walk and picnic at a forest preserve.

14. Go Out For Ice Cream

Lastly, who doesn’t love ice cream?! Going out for ice cream is a great family activity for a toddler that everyone can enjoy.

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Wrapping Up Family Activities for Toddlers

When you have a toddler, you are always wondering how to best keep them entertained.

Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to spend time as a family that can be fun for everyone- the parents, older siblings, and of course, your toddler!

Which of these family activities for toddlers is your favorite? Share in the comments!

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