Summer Toddler Activities in Augusta!
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 10 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
Twinkle Toes Girls Spa
Have a little girly girl? This is the ideal spot to spend some quality time while getting them pampered and all dolled up with dresses and accessories from their favorite princess. Summer is the perfect time to relax and unwind with your children, making special memories and soaking them up. This special spot is sure to help form those magical connections. Website
Photo Credit: Twinkle Toes Girls Spa
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 – Wednesday and on Fridays. 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 are offering $1 movies at special times! Don’t miss this specially priced treat!
Stars and Strikes
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 Fridays from 10 AM-Noon. Website
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
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 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.
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