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Toddler Time: Indoor Activities for Wintertime Fun

Sun, Rain, Warm or Cold Your Toddler Is On The Move

Between the ages of 1 and 3, toddlers are on the go and in search of new adventures daily. While they are talking, walking, running, jumping and being tiny boss babies, these small adventurers need activity and stimulation as they learn and grow.

NEPA has no shortage state parks and kid-friendly hiking trails suitable for tiny legs. But as the season dictates, it’s time to head indoors for a few months. We’ve put together a list of toddler-friendly indoor activities that do all that. They’ll have fun (and so will you) while they explore new settings.

Indoor Fun For NEPA Tots

  • Back Mountain Dance Studio

    Dallas, PA

    Beginning at age three, your tiny tot can learn to dance. The Back Mountain Dance Studio boasts a successful preschool program where they learn more than just dance moves. Performing arts are beneficial to tots as it promotes physical fitness, cultivates communication skills, and stimulates their growing brains.

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  • Bee's Backyard

    Scranton, PA

    Climb, jump, swing and play at Bee’s Backyard. This interactive play space also has inflatable slides and a custom Lego wall for making fun creations when they aren’t swinging across bridges and walking tight ropes.  There’s also a toddler-specific play zone for the tiniest bumble bees.

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  • Bloomsburg Children's Museum

    Bloomsburg, PA

    The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is the perfect interactive playtime. With over 50 hands-on exhibits, your tot can dress up, play, build and learn while they explore an old-fashioned school room, a coal mine, take center stage and lots more.

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  • Climb-a-lot Clubhouse

    Tamaqua, PA

    Who doesn’t want to explore in a giant tree house full of nets, ropes, tubes, tunnels and slides? At Climb-a-Lot Clubhouse your toddler can do all that as well as explore the play area for kids under three.

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  • DEFY Scranton

    Scranton, PA

    Jump, bounce and soar. Three things kids love to do most can be done safely during Kid Jump time (6 & under) at DEFY Scranton. For your toddler, they can also swing, climb and free fall into a soft, foam pit.

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  • Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

    Scranton, PA

    Sharks, sting rays, octopus, oh my! Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den is an underwater adventure your toddler will love to explore again and again. In addition to awesome fish and sea creatures, in the reptile den you’ll find everything from tortoises to lizards to crocodiles and snakes. Explore the depths of the sea and the jungle floor inside The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton.

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  • Lackawanna County Children’s Library

    Scranton, PA

    Imaginations can roam wild and free at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library. Dedicated entirely to children’s books and programs, they cater to the littlest readers with their toddler story time (ages 2-3) and Budding Bookworms story time (ages 3-5). Stories with Cal and Newbery introduces children to the wonderful world of reading through stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Also, the Toddlers On The Move program lets those ages 1-3 enjoy creating sound and music while moving and dancing to their favorite songs, finger plays, and rhymes.

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  • Music Together of the Abingtons

    Waverly, PA

    Make beautiful music together with your toddler at Music Together of the Abingtons. This immersive musical experience class introduces them to music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions. With child-friendly instruments, of course. Wiggle, sing, laugh and play as they learn through music.

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  • My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

    Scranton, PA

    Toddlers want gym time just like you! At My Gym Children’s Fitness Center they’ll take the first steps on the road to healthy living as they see just how much fun fitness can be. There’s play equipment, jungle gyms and obstacle courses to explore while they jump, climb and tumble along.

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  • Sky Zone

    Pittston, PA

    Little Leapers playtime at Sky Zone in Pittston lets kids and parents enjoy a fun, high-energy play time together in a safe environment. Bounce, climb and explore in this interactive environment that’s open for toddler-friendly fun before the big kids come.

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  • The Art Party Place

    Mountain Top, PA

    Lots of painting and creativity are always welcome at the Art Party Place in Mountain Top. They offer open studio times and special toddler paint and play events for your tiny artist. During open studio time your little one can choose from any of their ceramics or pre-drawn canvases to paint. Toddler paint and plays offer super fun themes, snacks and even bounce houses.

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  • The Art Room

    Scranton, PA

    The Art Room is a creative space for budding artists. Mini Makers and the Art Room Play Group are tailored for the littlest artists while Pre-K kiddos ages 4 and up can join the Mixed Media Art Club. They’ll be allowed to express their creativity with painting, sculpting and more.

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  • United Sports Academy Trampoline and Tumbling

    Scranton, PA

    United Sports Academy Trampoline and Tumbling is a kids dream destination. Here they can learn gymnastics, tumbling and hone their ninja skills in the Ninja Course classes. This fun, physical activity is perfect for working on those fine motor skills.

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  • Wyoming Valley Gymnastics

    Edwardsville, PA

    Combine fitness, motor skills practice and play at Wyoming Valley Gymnastics in Edwardsville. Their tumble tots program lets kids practice tumbling, test their coordination on the balance beam and soar on the bars and rings all with you by their side and with the help of trained coaches.

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  • YMCA

    The YMCA is an invaluable staple across Northeastern, Pa. With eight locations, including Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Pittston, “the Y” provides important opportunities for children to stay fit, exercise, swim, dance, play and learn. Connect with your local YMCA to learn more about the programs in your area.

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