Taking toddlers on vacation is a delight--and a challenge! Pigeon Forge has terrific toddler activities to help your bundle of energy get the wiggles out while you make memories together.
1. Play at Patriot Park
This pretty, relaxing riverside park is ideal for a picnic, Frisbees, balls, and just running on the grass! Show your little one the state and military flags flapping in the breeze, then watch the ducks quacking and floating on the water. Bring some extra crumbs for the ducks.
2. Experience Kid Science at WonderWorks
Toddlers aren’t too young for this hands-on, interactive fun. They’ll adore the giant piano where they can stand on the keys to make music. They can move the huge, colored pegs in the giant Lite-Brite, dig and build in the massive sandbox, play with interlocking gears sized just right for small hands, or experience an indoor hurricane.
3. Eat at Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe
Grab breakfast or lunch at this cafe sure to tickle your toddler’s funny bone. More than 100 crazy, animatronic chickens serenade you with songs as you eat! The kid-friendly menu will be a hit, too.
4. Visit Parrot Mountain and Gardens
Hundreds of colorful, tropical birds will thrill both kids and adults as you watch them unfurl their brilliant wings and take flight. Toddlers will love the baby bird nursery where they can see chicks being hand-fed. Perch your kid on the unique butterfly, dragon, or peacock benches among the thousands of flowers for beautiful pictures of your day out!
5. Enjoy Kids’ Rides at Dollywood
Pigeon Forge’s best-known destination caters to kids and invites your toddler to try the terrific rides built just for the youngest visitors. Don’t miss Busy Bees, where toddlers “drive” adorable, bee-shaped cars, or Firehouse Fun Yard, where kids dash among the water geysers. Hidden Hollow is a pretend forest where youngsters can crawl and climb.
6. Make Friends at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo
Introduce your toddler to goats, horses, and deer--plus zebras, kangaroos, and camels! This petting zoo even offers pony rides for young children, so be sure to call ahead and see if the ponies are prancing on the day you plan to visit.
7. Enjoy Your Vacation Cabin
Rent a private, spacious cabin for your Pigeon Forge stay. Read to your toddler, play on the deck, or make s’mores at the fire pit when the stars come out. Curl up to watch a favorite show if it’s raining outside. Reserve your family cabin today!