Naples, Florida, nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, is a water-lover's dream. Lined with beautiful beaches along calm waterways, Naples has plenty of activities for families. Residents and visitors to the area will find many activities fitting for 3-year-olds, making it easier for moms to keep their active toddlers busy.
Jumping Jack's Kids Play Gym
Moms can take their 3-year old to Jumping Jack's Kids Play Gym (kidsplaygym.com) in Naples for a day of indoor play. The open play area was designed just for children 6 years of age and younger. Your little one will have a blast, all while improving coordination, developing important motor skills and learning to interact with other children. Moms can sit and watch as their 3-year-old jumps in the bounce house, hops around in the ball pits and enjoys all of the other interactive activities.
Who doesn't love a day at the zoo? Your 3-year-old is sure to beam with excitement when he gets to spend a day at the Naples Zoo (napleszoo.com). Visit this zoo any day of the week to check out all of the animal exhibits and shows. Moms can even buy all-day tickets that allow you and your toddler to meet the zoo keepers, take a primate expedition cruise, feed an alligator and enjoy a Safari Canyon show. Special events are also scheduled throughout the year, including BOO at the ZOO, where your little one can also trick-or-treat through the zoo.
Moms looking for some fun in the water with their little one can plan a day at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon (napleswaterpark.com). At Sun-N-Fun you can both cool off while floating down Sunny's River or relax at Family Falls in the family pool. Your 3-year-old will love the Tadpole Pool, a large toddler-only pool area. With only 18 inches of water, moms can help their kids go down a safe, foam slide that's just their size, dump big buckets water or ride on the animals floating around.
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
Plan a visit to Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (cmon.org) for a fun-filled day of exploring and discovery with your toddler. With two floors of exhibits and activities, such as a water play area, hedge maze, art studio and vet clinic, moms and kids will find plenty to keep them busy. In addition to the normal activities, there are also programs, camps and special events planned. One program is Toddler/Preschooler & Me, where moms and their little ones meet weekly to enjoy music, stories and crafts. For something a little different, take your little one to a Character Breakfast so he can dine with characters from PBS kids shows, such as Curious George.