Toddlers love to explore the world beyond home, and entertaining and educational activities will keep your busy bee active. If you're near Crestview, a humid subtropical city, nestled between the Yellow and Shoal rivers in northwest Florida, you'll find plenty of toddler activities to choose from.
Triple Threat Dance and Cheer
At Triple Threat Dance and Cheer (triplethreatdc.com), you can find a class your toddler will enjoy, no matter what her interests include. Classes are available for ages 2 1/2 and up. You can choose from Mommy and Me Tumbling, cheer, or several dance options including ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Classes are in one of several rooms with spring floors and a separate parent viewing area.
Explore the Crestview park system with your toddler for days of new and exciting activities. The Environmental Center offers more than 00 indigenous trees to identify. There is an onsite Environmental Museum with educational displays. Another favorite is Countryview Park, which received a facelift in 1998. A separate, safer toddler playground is available, as is a playground for the bigger kids, and lots of grass to run around on. Bring life jackets to Twin Hills Park, which features a lake and Children's Park with top-notch equipment.
Take your toddler on a little safari to Sasquatch Zoo (sasquatchzoo.com). The zoo was founded in 1987 and displays many exotic and interesting animals. Show your little one big cats, antelopes, llamas, primates and exotic birds, all without leaving Crestview. A gift shop with zoo souvenirs is on site. Picnic tables offer a comfortable area to take a snack or lunch break with your little one.
Bring your little one to the Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library for some toddler fun. Lap Sit is an interactive story time especially for children under the age of 3. If you have an older child, bring them along, as they are welcome to tag along. If your little one is 3 or older, there is Story Time, offering stories, activities and crafts. If you and your child are comfortable, you can even drop them off for story time.
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