Toddlers are always ready for some good times.

Fun Activities for Toddlers in Glen Burnie, Maryland

by Jane Rodda

As a suburb of Baltimore and just 17 miles north of Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Maryland has a lot of exciting options for toddlers in and around the community. Whether your little one could use some fresh air at a park or some time in a bounce house, this close-knit town by the Chesapeake Bay will suit your toddler's needs.

1. Play Places

Inside the Marley Station Mall you will find Marley Bounce Party. It is a soft play area for kids, with inflatables and padded floors for safe play. There are smaller bounce toys for the young ones and a separate toddler area with toys and games. The familiar Chuck E Cheese takes up residence in Glen Burnie providing endless fun for the tots. It has slides, climbing toys, redemption games geared to toddlers, kiddie rides and plenty of pizza to go around.

2. Swimming

There is nothing more thrilling for a toddler than to splash around in water. The North Arundel Aquatic Center features water slides, a leisure pool, bucket splash toys and a slide especially for tots.

3. Parks and Playgrounds

There are a few parks within Glen Burnie that would be excellent for some unstructured playtime for toddlers. Glen Burnie Park has a playground, hiking trails, shaded areas and open fields for burning energy. Sawmill Creek Park is a larger option with sports courts, playground equipment, picnic areas, a walking trail and a fishing spot if you want to teach your little one the exciting sport of fishing. This natural setting is an excellent place to be on the lookout for wildlife and interesting plants.

4. Dance and Gymnastics

Perhaps you have a little ballerina or tumbler in your midst. At Jeanette's School of Dance, children ages 3 and up can take dance classes in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, pointe, modern, hip-hop and contemporary.

5. Options Nearby

Joyful Jumps is 15 miles from Glen Burnie in Bowie. It features large inflatables, obstacle courses and slides suitable for toddlers. The Arundel Olympic Swim Center is a 17 mile drive to Annapolis from Glen Burnie. It offers swim lessons during the summer and it has a small wading pool for toddlers. Both aquatic facilities require that children are at least 3 years of age and fully potty trained to use the pools. In Millersville, 6 miles from Glen Burnie, you will find Docksiders Gymnastics. Toddlers up to 3 years of age can take part in the parent participation class, "Tadpoles," and ages 3 to 4 can enroll in the "Guppies" class. All classes are self-paced, teaching children the fundamentals of gymnastics through body awareness and balance development.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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