There is no better way to get your little one to sleep well than to keep them active during the day. Toddlers crave adventure and activity just as much as they love routine and predictability.
Calgary is a beautiful city filled with parks and pathways. You can always head outside, visit the local playground, or just go for a walk and on nice days those are simple options for days when the weather doesn't want to cooperate (first, wait 5 minutes, as they say around these parts) or you need something a little more exciting, I have a few suggestions for fun activities you can do to tire your busy toddler out!
This is a rather new play place located just a hop, skip, and jump from CrossIron Mills. Big Fun Play boasts 30,000 square feet of inflatable fun from bouncy castles to inflatable monster trucks. They also have a restaurant on site. Drop in for a playdate or schedule your toddlers next birthday party.
Your children can learn all about farm animals at Butterfield Acres. Visit the farm for goat milking, pony rides, and so much more. The spring lambs are adorable. After your visit, when bedtime comes along, you can talk about your visit with the sheep before your count them!
You definitely want to head out to the Calgary Zoo at some point this summer! Your toddler can see the pandas, watch the butterflies, and even climb on a giant spider web! You’ll want to bring a stroller to avoid sore little legs at bedtime.
Watch the pig races, jump on a giant pillow, get lost in the corn maze, or ride the train at Calgary Corn Maze. They have special events from spring to fall and enough action to keep your toddler busy all the way until naptime!
On a hot day, nothing beats running through a spray park or splashing it up in one of our city’s outdoor pools. You’ll find six spray parks here in Calgary, so one is sure to be close by!
No matter the weather, you’re sure to find something fun to do with your little one. Calgary is such a family-friendly city. Set up a playdate, or join a playgroup to make new friends in your neighborhood. Your new friends are sure to have even more fun ideas for activities you can do to keep your little ones busy and tire them out!