Fenton, nestled in the southeastern portion of Michigan, is home to around 12,000 people. Fenton, as well as the nearby city of Flint, Michigan, have plenty of fun places for families to take 2-year-olds for a day of enjoyment -- without having to drive more than 30 minutes to get there.
Library Story Time
Two-year-olds can enjoy a visit to the Fenton Winegarden Library. This branch, situated on East Caroline Street, is open Monday through Saturday. The children's center in the library makes a trip to the library more enjoyable for kids by offering book lending and scheduled story times. Weekly story time gives young children an opportunity to see and make new friends, listen to stories, sing songs and take part in other various activities offered from time to time.
Fenton offers a variety of parks for residents and visitors to enjoy. Bush Park, one of the city's largest parks, situated along the peaceful Shiawassee River, offers a children's playground with a tot lot area designed just for young children. The tot lot area is ideal for 2-year-olds to run and play safely. Millpond Park, next to Fenton City Hall, also has play equipment for children and picnic areas to enjoy a picnic lunch.
Flint Children's Museum
Flint Children's Museum, just a 23-minute drive away, is on the campus of Kettering University. Young children will enjoy the exhibits and all sorts of hands-on experiences at this museum. There is even a tot spot, designed especially for children under the age of 3. In the tot spot, visitors enjoy a room filled with activities and toys designed with young children in mind, including mirrored walls, crawling mats and tot-size furniture.
Chuck E. Cheese's
Two year-old's can run and play all over Chuck E. Cheese's, just a 19-minute drive away, in Flint, Michigan. Games, entertainment and rides are available for children of all ages, including toddlers. While there, families can also enjoy the salad bar and a freshly baked pizza of their choice. Parents are able to relax knowing about the kid check program. When parents and children arrive, both will receive matching hand stamps to ensure children are only able to leave with their parents.
Twenty-eight minutes away, in Flint, young children and families can enjoy Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad. Upon arrival, guests step back into the 19th century. Villagers are on hand to welcome visitors, dressed up in 19th century period clothing, adding to the charm of the village. There is a cider maker, blacksmith, crafts, train rides, ferris wheel, carousel and various activities scheduled throughout the year. During the holidays, Crossroad Village is lit up with Christmas lights and decorated to put visitors in the holiday spirit. The lights are sure to excite toddlers.
- Genesee District Library: Multiple Branch Schedule of Events
- City of Fenton.org: City of Fenton Parks
- Flint Children's Museum: Visit Us
- Chuck E. Cheese's: Locations
- Genesee County Parks: Crossroads Village
- Michigan.org: Flint & Genesee County
- Flint Genesee Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau: Attractions
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