Willow Winds: Things to Do for Toddlers
You know that toddlers can play for hours with an empty box, a pot and a spoon. Very often, they don’t appreciate the lengths you Willow Winds: Things to Do for Toddlers
You know that toddlers can play for hours with an empty box, a pot and a spoon. Very often, they don’t appreciate the lengths you go to plan your family vacations. But you still want to show them a good time and find appropriate activities for the whole family while you enjoy your Ashville cabin.
Fear not! At Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you will be able to relax and enjoy the atmosphere on our grounds, even with toddlers in tow. With the birds chirping and the gentle breezes coming off the surrounding mountain range, you’ll hear the delighted giggles and squeals peeling from your toddlers. And when you’re ready to head out to town and the surrounding sights, you’ll find plenty to keep toddlers interested and engaged.
On the Property
The pieces on our outdoor chessboard are nearly as big as many toddlers. Get them involved in a game by moving your knight and pawn.
You might have trouble tearing toddlers away from the two playgrounds at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds. They may not be old enough to use the badminton/volleyball net, basketball hoop or tetherball ring, but the swings and climbing fort will engross them for hours.
On hot days, kids of all ages enjoy the water balloon station on the grounds. Stop by the office for free balloons and let your toddlers try their hands at getting you wet or getting wet themselves in the process. It’s pure family fun.
After you enjoy a stroll through Downtown Asheville and a great meal, bring the toddlers in their bathing suits or shorts to Splashville, a fountain that spouts from the pavement in front of the city-county buildings in Pack Square.
Toddlers love the Western North Carolina Nature Center. <https://www.wncnaturecenter.com/YourVisit/PlanningYourVisit.aspx> Expose them to more than 60 varieties of species indigenous to the mountains. The little ones especially enjoy the Center’s petting zoo.
Toddlers may be too small to hike the bigger trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but they will love romping through the gardens at Biltmore House <https://www.ashevillecabins.com/images/2-uncategorized/58-the-biltmore-gardens.html> or along the meandering paths at the North Carolina Arboretum. <https://www.ncarboretum.org/>
A Short Drive
Take the hour drive to Bryson City, Tennessee, to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, <https://www.gsmr.com/events/dinosaur-train/family-fun-in-western-nc#.U81W0vldVik> where the kids can ride on the Dinosaur Train. They won’t soon forget the experience — it’s based on Jim Henson’s popular TV series.
Head out an hour in the other direction to Chimney Rock State Park, which touts a Kids’ Corner <https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/kids/> with games, trails and activities geared toward toddlers. They even have a talking groundhog!
The entire family will enjoy a day away from the cabins when you spend it learning about the culture of North Carolina’s natives in Cherokee’s Museum of the Cherokee Indian. <https://visitcherokeenc.com/play/attractions/museum-of-the-cherokee-indian/> It’s both education and entertainment within an hour or so from your cabin, leaving you time to get the little ones home to bed early.