Are you wondering what to do with your toddler today? Great news, we have rounded up some of the best, fun things to do with toddlers in Michigan – specifically Ann Arbor and surrounding towns. Take a look at our any time suggestions, seasonal suggestions, and plan the best day for toddlers in Ann Arbor!
Featured Ann Arbor Toddler Activities
Check out these amazing activities for 2-3 year olds from our sponsors.
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center
Ann Arbor’s cat café, the Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center (or “TLC” for short!) is an offshoot of the Humane Society of Huron Valley—a place where kids young and old can visit with kittens and cats in a comfy space. While all the felines there are available for adoption, there are no strings attached!
Humane Society of Huron Valley
“Love starts here” is the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s motto, and they offer lots of youth activities to foster compassion—not to mention entertain! Both animal-loving and animal-fearing kiddos can benefit from a variety of programs at the modernized shelter.
Finding Toddlers Activities Near Me
Did you know this topic was the very start of Ann Arbor with Kids back in 2008-2009?
Back in 2007-2008, I was in charge of a play groups for toddlers near me. I was looking for toddler group activities near me so I could plan group outings. With some research, I started keeping a list for parents in the group of fun activities near me from toddlers.
In early 2009, I enrolled my daughter in a cooperative preschool for the fall. Starting in early summer, we went on playdates to meet her future classmates. Those parents heard about my list of activities for 2 & 3 year olds near me and wanted a copy too.
So, I moved my list online and “Ann Arbor Area Events and Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers” was born – what a mouthful! When my daughter started Kindergarten, the site was rebranded to Ann Arbor with Kids. Fourteen years after starting. the initial site, we now cover activities for kids of all ages.
Playgrounds for Toddlers in Ann Arbor
Playgrounds are a great year-round option for your toddler! Yes, even in winter bundle everyone up and get out on the playground. Our playground profiles will help you find the best fit for kids who love to play outdoors.
Events from our Sponsors
Check out our list of playgrounds with baby swings – perfect for your younger toddler.. Or if you just can’t bear the thought of pushing the swing one more time, check our list of Playgrounds without swings.
And, as your toddler starts to potty train be sure to check the all important list of Playgrounds with Bathrooms.
Year-Round Toddler Activities in Ann Arbor
There are so many year-round activities for toddlers in Ann Arbor. there are story times, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, the children’s garden at Matthaei (or the indoor Conservatory when the weather isn’t good), family-friendly hikes, and more. Sadly, indoor play spaces have struggled in the Ann Arbor area.
My daughter has always loved swimming - no wonder she is on her high school team. When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her...
This review of Matthaei Botanical Gardens is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. While visiting this weekend, my mother-in law suggested visiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. My daughter...
Are you looking for Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes? Pittsfield Township Mom Annie founded Hike It Baby Ann Arbor. In today’s Ask an Ann Arbor Expert post, she brings us...
These Ann Arbor Story Times are the perfect activity to do with your toddler or preschooler. There are even baby story times and some story times for elementary students. Featured...
Seasonal Activities for Toddlers
Summer Activities Near Us for Toddlers
Get details on all of the great activities happening. as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival's Top of the Park in our Family Guide. Ann Arbor Top of the...
Looking for the juiciest, ripest u-pick strawberries near Ann Arbor? Look no further! Plan a delightful adventure of hand-picking your own sweet treasures at the local u-pick strawberry farms. Nothing...
Check out our list of where to pick cherries in Michigan near Ann Arbor. Our list has will help you find both sweet and tart cherries near us. Summer in...
When is Michigan Blueberry Season? That's a great question! Michigan's blueberry season starts in mid-July and can last into September thanks to the number of varieties grown here. Blueberry Picking...
Fall Toddler Activities in Ann Arbor Area
We've got the ultimate list of the best Ann Arbor Halloween Activities that are perfect for your toddler or preschooler. Our master list of Halloween events are great, but not...
Winter Things to Do with Toddlers in Michigan
Ann Arbor offers a number of great sledding hills! Which is your favorite? We have reviewed several hills over the last few years and have updated our list for 2022.....
Our Ann Arbor Christmas Guide will help you fit in all the fun local activities this holiday season. With family gatherings, holiday parties, shopping, and more, the holiday season is always busy. It's...
Spring Activities for Toddlers
Spring is a beautiful time to get out and explore Ann Arbor. Don’t miss the annual visit by Thomas the Train to Greenfield Village, Easter Egg Hunts, and enjoy parent child outside time in warmer weather after a cold winter.
Spring is in the air, which means it's the perfect time to head outside for an Easter Egg Hunt. Let's just hope the weather is good this year! We try...
Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village is great fun for kids who love Thomas the Train. The highlight of the day is a train ride pulled by Thomas.
Toddler Classes & Camps Near Me
Does your toddler or preschooler want to attend camp like their older siblings? We’ve got a list of Camps just for them!
Coming Soon is our classes guide which will have a special section just for children aged 1-2! This will help you find a music class, a play group, an introductions to sport, and more for your toddler! These classes will focus on building both their gross and fine motor skills.
Ann Arbor Toddler Events
Today’s Toddler Events
|Everyday Indoor Activities|
|Ann Arbor Farmers Market|
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
|Chelsea Farmers Market|
at Palmer Commons, Chelsea Michigan
|Dexter Farmers Market|
at Dexter Farmers Market, Dexter Michigan
|Saline Famers Market|
at Downtown Saline, Saline Michigan
|Fun, Food Fall Festival|
at Baker’s Nook, Saline Michigan
|White Lotus Farms Farmers Market|
at White Lotus Farms, Ann Arbor MI
|Ypsilanti Farmers Market|
at Ypsilanti Farmers Market – Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michian
at Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
The First Steps Trike-a-Thon offers outdoor fun for the whole family. Bring your bike, trike, wagon or stroller and join us on the Westerman Preschool & Family Center parking lot on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30am to 11:30 am. Kids and adults can ride around cones, test their bike skills...Read More
|Marbear Yoga: Little Yogis Yoga and Craft (ages 2.5-6)|
at Studio Studio, Ann Arbor Michigan
|Worldwide Day of Play at AAHOM|
at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor MI
|Worldwide Day of Play at LSNC|
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
|Black Men Read Storytime|
at Ypsilanti District Library – Superior, Ypsilanti Michigan
at Traverwood Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
|Drop-in Fall Crafts|
at Dexter District Library, Dexter Michigan
|Toddler & Me: Hands-On Ceramics Experience|
at Maker Works, Ann Arbor Michigan
|Packard Health 50th Anniversary Community Health Fair|
at Packard Health, Ypsilanti Michigan
|Kids Play Time|
at Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
Tomorrow’s Events for Toddlers
|Everyday Indoor Activities|
|Critter House Open Hours|
at Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor MI
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
|Kerry Tales with Mother Goose - Pies and Pumpkins|
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan