Summer Toddler Activities in Augusta!

summer toddler activities

While we excitedly anticipate the long and warm summer days, as parents we can also be filled with some anxiety regarding the ever-daunting question, “How do we entertain our toddler ALL summer  long?” This can be especially challenging when living in the CSRA where area temperatures often exceed a tolerable outdoor index.

 Here are 13 indoor places to go with your toddler to keep them entertained:

The Kroc Center of Augusta

Enjoy a day of indoor swimming, relax in the splash pad and even get lunch for from the indoor café while you are there. Another excellent feature they offer is the Kroc Tots and Toddler Time where children can enjoy a story and then get involved in an age-appropriate craft relevant to the story. This gives them the stimulation and socialization they sometimes miss while off for the summer while it also gives parents the opportunity to chat. Music and other camps for toddlers are also available!

Playland of Aiken

When it’s too hot to play outside but you still need to expound on your toddler’s pent-up energy; head over to Playland of Aiken! This fantastic addition to the CSRA comes complete with a sensory area, toddler area, and an indoor playground/ jungle gym that is guaranteed to exhaust you while satiating your toddler’s need for excitement and fun. Website

Fairytale Dreams Parties & Play

They are an indoor play space focused on ages 0-5 with imaginative play, sensory, small motor, and gross motor play. They have an intimate play area with lots to keep the littles interested. They rotate and bring in new and different play areas all the time! Website

Photo Credit: Fairytale Dreams Augusta FB Page

Barnes and Noble

Read a story, play with the trains and grab a delicious snack from the indoor Starbucks. While you are there, be sure to check out local listings of Storytimes and other activities they offer for your little ones. Website

Defy Trampoline Park

For those days when your backyard trampoline is too hot to trample on; Defy will be sure to provide the extra bounce you crave. The adrenaline your toddler will experience while excitedly jumping up and down, falling into the pits of foam and perhaps even attempting to balance on the rope will provide packed hours of entertainment. They have KidJump on Monday – Fridays. They have three flight times – 10 AM, 10:15 AM, and 10:30 AM. That time is for ages 6 and under. Website

Regal Cinemas – Augusta Exchange

When you are exhausted yourself and looking for a sit-down form of entertainment, get popcorn and drinks and enjoy a kid-friendly movie with your little one. During the summer, the Regal Cinemas is offering $2 movies at special times! Don’t miss this specially-priced treat!

Artsy Me

Unleash your toddler’s creative with a cute keepsake pottery creation. This can lend way to a neat summer’s tradition that grows with your child, as their creativity develops and/or wanes. Website

Stars and Strikes

Ask for the bumpers and the dragon ramp and your toddler will have a fantastic time watching the pins fall while feeling an immense sense of accomplishment! They too will be a big kid!! Website

Imagination Station – A Neighborhood Children’s Museum

Imagination Station is located in Downtown Augusta at Hickman Park. It is a non-profit, inclusive, member-run children’s museum featuring interactive educational exhibits and occasional programming. The exhibits include a sensorimotor corner, an indoor playhouse, a science corner and more. Members pay an annual fee and have unlimited access to the facility. They also contribute to staffing and programming. Non-members are welcome as well for a fee.  Website

Urban Air Jumperoo’s

Urban Air is an indoor adventure park that all ages will love. They offer a special time for ages 5 and under so they can jump, play, and run around without all of the big kids! Jumperoo is offered on Tuesdays from 1 PM – 3 PM and on Fridays from 10 AM-Noon. Website

Augusta Canal Interpretive Center

This is a hidden gem, but the exhibits displaying the early mill systems would surely delight your toddler. They also do age-appropriate guided tours so schedule one in advance. Website

Gymnastics Classes

Local gymnastics places offer toddler aged classes. Here is a list of them: 
– Gymnastics Gold
– C&C Gymnastics
– Haydens Gym

See our classes/activities guide for contact details.

Local Libraries

Local libraries provide great child enrichment classes for toddlers. You can find one almost daily and they are free!
Check out the CSRA Kids Events Calendar for a complete list of daily classes for Richmond and Columbia Counties.

Looking for more indoor ideas?
Check out our Indoor Guides! (Aiken and North Augusta)

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