It can be hard to find fun things to do with a toddler in Louisville. The following Louisville attractions are toddler-friendly: safe and fun for your children aged three and under.
In addition to its art collection, the Speed Art Museum has a kid's area called Art Sparks. Art Sparks is a hands-on gallery featuring 30 activities, multi-media attractions, and works of art suitable for children of all ages. One area in Art Sparks, Planet Preschool, is specially designed for children under five. Your toddler will enjoy creating his own works of art in Art Sparks, and you'll enjoy not having the mess in your house for a change (Write a Review of Art Sparks).
The Louisville Zoo is a great place to take your toddler for a day of fun when the weather is nice. Obviously, the main attraction at the Louisville Zoo is the wildlife, but there are a lot of other fun things to do with your toddler at the zoo that have nothing to do with animals: a splash water park, several playgrounds, and a carousel. Best of all, a year-long membership to the zoo for an entire family is less than $100 (Write a Review of the Louisville Zoo).
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To get to Huber's Farm, you have to take a lengthy drive through the country, but it's definitely worth it when you get there. Huber's Farm has a ton of things to occupy your toddler: wagon rides, a petting zoo, a cornfield maze, a train, and playgrounds. In the fall, your toddler will enjoy picking the perfect pumpkin from Huber's huge pumpkin patch. Some of the activities are free and some have an admission cost, but it's really easy to fill an entire day at Huber's Farm (Write a Review of Huber's Farm).
Though many of the exhibits at the Louisville Science Center are geared toward school-aged children, there are plenty of things toddlers can enjoy there too. Exhibits that use bubbles, building blocks, or bright colors attract the attention of toddlers, and there is even a room for younger kids called the Kid Zone that's full of age-appropriate toys (Write a Review of the Louisville Science Center).
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You can always read to your kids at home, but if you just need to get out of the house and let someone else do the reading for a change, you may want to check out Story Time Tuesdays at the Pottery Barn in Oxmoor Mall. Kids receive a free gift after attending five story sessions (Write a Review of Story Time at Pottery Barn).
Metro Louisville is home to more than 100 parks covering more than 14,000 acres. No matter where you live in Louisville, you're probably just a few miles away from a park. Every park has different amenities, but those with splash parks, playgrounds, and sandboxes are most likely to appeal to your toddler (Write a Review of a Louisville Park).
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The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, hosts a number of free shows for children throughout the year. Every year brings new shows which are appropriate for children of all ages (Write a Review of the IU Southeast Ogle Center Children's Series).
There are tons of free events for children of all ages going on every day at Louisville Free Public Library locations all over the city. Babies and toddlers especially enjoy story time at the library (Write a Review of the Louisville Free Public Library).
Chuck E. Cheese may be an obvious place to take your toddler for a day of fun, but it's still worth mentioning because of its popularity. If I took my daughter to Chuck E. Cheese every day for a year, I don't think she would ever get bored with it. One section is geared entirely toward toddlers with small rides and simple games, so you don't have to worry about the games being too advanced for your little one (Write a Review of Chuck E. Cheese).