Forney, known as the Antique Capital of Texas, is in the northeast area of Texas. This city of about 14,000 is a 25-minute drive from Dallas. If you're the parent of a toddler in Forney, you'll find plenty of activities to keep your little one busy.
Parks and Recreation
You can take your tot to some of the parks maintained by the City of Forney (cityofforney.org). Your toddler can play on the playground at Mustang Creek Park (no website; Longhorn Drive, Forney; 972-564-7300) or Heritage Hill Park (no website; Heritage Hill Drive, Forney; 972-564-7300). Or, you can visit Forney Community Park (no website; 241 S. FM 548, Forney; 972-564-7300), where you can take a walk on the hiking trails or cool off on a hot summer day at the Forney Splash Pad.
Sign your toddler up for a class in Forney to keep her occupied. At Moe's Gymnastics Academy (moesgymnasticsacademy.com), your little one can participate in the weekly Tiny Tots class, for kids 2 to 3 years old. You could also sign your toddler up for a music class. Kindermusik (kindermusik.com) is offered locally in Forney. Choose from Our Time/M&C/Fiddle, Village/Hickory/Rhythm or a Family Time class with your toddler. The Kindermusik programs are for kids 7 and younger and include music, movement and experimenting with musical instruments.
You can get your toddler out for activities, even on a rainy day. Visit the Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library (no website; 800 FM 741 S, Forney; 972-564-7027) for some indoor fun. Attend story time for stories, music and craft activities or spend time in the children's section reading some stories to your little one. Or, head over to Moon Jumpers (moonjumperrentals.com) for one of the Play Sessions. Your toddler can jump and play on the inflatables and make new friends.
Each fall, the City of Forney Parks and Recreation (cityofforney.org) hosts a Trail of Treats event at the Forney Community Park (no website; 241 S. FM 548, Forney; 972-564-7300). During this event, your toddler can trick or treat, getting goodies from businesses and organizations. Kids can even participate in a costume contest. You can visit the Gentle Zoo (gentlezoo.com) during the fall to traipse in a pumpkin patch or in the winter for Christmas activities, including a petting zoo, music, crafts and hot cocoa.