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Ever been on social media and see these amazing places and just wish you could take your kids there?
But those places are hours or days of travel away and that’s just not in the budget. I would encourage you to look around your location and see what you can discover though. Today I’m sharing my list of Fun Places to Visit with Toddlers in Miami County Ohio.
There are so many fun places to take small children in our area. Beautiful parks for running off all that energy, walking trails and wildlife centers for discovering nature, small businesses with fun play areas for littles while you shop and more!
My boys are currently 1 and nearly 3 and below is a list of places we enjoy visiting. Keep reading for a fun giveaway for a local businesses too!!!
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Fun Places to Visit with Toddlers in Miami County
Miami county owns many beautiful parks. Several photos in this post are from a recent visit to the Treasure Island park in Troy. To see all the parks visit Miami Co Park District, or keep reading to see our favorites!
Charleston Falls is beautiful any time of year (seriously winter is amazing too), and we enjoy walking around there. Besides the Falls, we enjoy the wildlife pond, and picnicking area and the first Monday of each month is a program for moms and tots.
We also enjoy the Lost Creek Reserve and Knoop Agricultural Center for the different programs available throughout the year. Visit the park district site (linked above) to discover events coming up.
Bruckner Nature Center is another favorite. The Interpretive Building has a new wildlife art exhibit each season and also have a large variety of animals which are no longer able to survive in the wild that live there both inside and outside as well. For 3-5 year olds there is a preschool program available that runs for 6 weeks at a time and is very affordable. I’m thinking this would be lots of fun for Kolton next winter.
Carriage Hill. While I’m not entirely certain that Carriage hill is located in Miami county, I’m 100% certain that young children enjoy it! The visitor’s center includes a fun historical themed play area for kids and when I nannied we went there a lot!
Most libraries have a story time for even the very young children. Tipp City library’s programs are awesome and when I nannied we went nearly every week. Troy’s programs tend to fill up so they require registration for Fall and Winter programs but summer time is drop in.
Even when when we cannot make it to the programs we still like to visit the children’s area. The toys are different and my boys both LOVE books. Many libraries also have computers loaded with preschool and elementary level games which Kolton loves! (I know that Covington, Troy, and Tipp for sure have this)
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Okay, so I know that doesn’t sound like the best idea when you are talking about small children. But hear me out.
Cairn’s in Tipp City is well… It’s every child’s dream toy store! Not only are the shelves PILED full of toys (not gonna lie, I nearly caused an avalanche one day!), there is an area with toys that your child can play with.
It’s such a fun little shop to pop into with the kids and end up spending way too much time there, but on the bright side you’ve found toys for everyone’s birthdays and Christmas for the next few years. Maybe that’s not a good thing? LOL!
Samozrejme in Troy is the same type of store but for moms who love all things natural and “crunchy”! Let your little tykes play in the toy area while you shop for cloth diapers, baby wearing supplies, natural baby products, wooden toys, amber necklaces and more!
Do you want to join a local mom group to discuss all the baby wearing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering things, along with learning about more local activities for toddlers? The Samozrejme group on Facebook is But of course… Love! and is the perfect place to find other moms with small tykes. 🙂
Best of all, if you are local, I am giving away a $25 gift card to Samozrejme! Giveaway is below.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below and tell me:
A. Are you planning to buy a home in the next 5 years? (we are)
B. Have you ever looked for homes in Miami County on the HER Realty site?
Giveaway sponsored by Nakturnal and ends on May 11th. Winner selected by random name picker
The winner is Liz Shrout!
Liz, I will be in touch regarding your prize!