Toddlers are busybodies! And with cooler temps upon us, it’s good to have a list of indoor spots for toddlers in Fargo when you need to get your little ball of energy moving. When you’ve run out of ideas at home, hit these play areas to keep your toddler entertained!
Fun Indoor Spots for Toddlers in Fargo-Moorhead
Offers preschool open gym hours on Fridays after Labor Day from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. (limited to 15 children). Fee is $10 per person, per day. Register online!
Courts Plus offers a mini playground for children ages 3 and under. Admission is free for Courts Plus members and for children under 12 months of age. For non-members admission is $4 per child, or punch cards are available for $30 and includes 10 visits.
Join the fun at FBA’s preschool playdate events for toddlers on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – noon, mid-September through April. Bounce houses, sports equipment, and scooters are available and kids have 90 minutes to move and play. Open to new walkers up to age 4. Participants (adults included) will need dry shoes or socks to be in the gym and also a pair of socks for the bounce houses. No pre-registration is required. Admission is $7 per child, or $60 for 10 visits.
This new spot in south Fargo is a great space for littles to play! Play sessions can be booked in 60, 90, or 120 minute sessions, and their imaginative play stations will allow for so much fun play time!
Rusted Recreational Center is outfitted with several amenities for active children and adults. Their indoor playground offers plenty of space to explore and run around! The playground is open during Rustad facility hours. Check their calendar for open gym times and a chance to use the basketball courts. Admission is free for children under the age of one, $4 per active participant, or punch cards are available ($30 for 10 visits). Please note: kids under 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian in the same location in the facility.
Does your toddler love to jump? Check out Little Leapers, an allocated time just for toddlers to enjoy jumping at a discounted rate on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Kids who are new walkers up to 7 years old are welcome to participate. Admission $12 per participant and one adult jumps for free.
Watch your toddler tumble and explore during preschool open gym. Open to children who are walking to 5 years old. Fall open gym times start September 1st and are Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.- noon and Fridays 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.. Admission is $7 per child and a $60 punch card is available (for 10 visits). Pre-registration is required. TNT also offers different gymnastic classes for babies age 3 months and up. Check their website for tuition rates and session dates.
Take a walk through the mall and see the 1,000 gallon freshwater fish aquarium, the Fountain Court, Buffalo Court Art Installation, the Caring for Kid’s Playland in the food court, or visit the pet store. You can learn more about the attractions here. Admission is free. Check their website for facility hours.
Both locations offer delicious mini donuts, coffee, and a small toddler play area. Beans is great for coffee dates with the littles in tow.
Grab a bite to eat and then hit the play area. Their indoor playground has a slide and climbing area for your toddler.
Not only can you enjoy fresh baked goods and delicious coffee, but your toddler can explore their uniquely crafted wood play structure in their Moorhead location.
Does your toddler love reading about airplanes? Inspire your future aviator with a trip to the Fargo Air Museum, a non-profit museum that houses many aircraft, military memorabilia and exhibits, along with an aviation library. Children 4 and under are free, 5 and older are $10, and 12+ (including adults) are $15. Please check their website for hours.
Does your toddler love to read? Explore the extensive children’s book section at Barnes and Noble and pick up a treat at their coffee shop.
The Main Library in downtown Fargo has the Wiggle Room play area for your toddler to explore (please call in advance to ensure it is open). And the Carlson Branch on 32nd has board books easily accessible for little ones. For more information on what the Fargo Public Library has to offer, check out their Children’s Department webpage.
Think toddlers don’t belong in an art museum? Think again! The Plains Art Museum offers a special Tuesdays for Toddlers program for ages 2-5, that is just $5 per child. Each event includes a story and a hands-on activity. Younger siblings, under 2 years, are allowed to come along. They also have a play room just for kids to get creative!
This spot is such a FUN space for littles to play! From crawlers to preschoolers, this play space is designed with the littlest players in mind. Play time can be booked in 90-minute sessions, and there is a separate are for babies and older kids to play. And they have toddler-only sessions on Fridays from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Open daily, this play space is for kids of all ages! There is so much soft spaces for little crawlers and walkers to explore. Drop-in playtime is allowed, as well as day passes, private play, and even classes.