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Gift Ideas for Active Toddlers- Indoor Play Structures

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Indoor play structures are the perfect way to burn off some energy when you have an active toddler. We have long cold winters and without an outlet the energy build up can be exhausting for everyone.

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Indoor Play Structures for Active Toddlers that Make Perfect Gifts

Do you have active toddlers too? My girls are 3 and 1 and can be such a handful! Especially the 1 year old! I took her on a hike this weekend and she was walking through all the brush and climbing over trees and was just doing her own thing. Which is great, but when winter comes we won’t have that outlet.

We often times see below zero temps with winds and not to mention the few feet of snow. Thankfully we have a finished basement with enough room for them to run around and play and burn off some energy.

These indoor play structures would be perfect for Christmas gifts that would not only make them excited but will also provide you some relief for years to come!

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Toddler indoor play grounds are perfect for indoor play during those long winter months. Great for gross motor skills development and keeping your kids busy. If your play area needs an upgrade these are the toddler toys for you!


Toddler Indoor Play Structures with Slides

Think mini play ground! These are some amazing toys to keep your toddler busy and yet are the perfect size to have in your house. Our kids need an outlet and indoor play structures are just perfect for this.

Indoor Climber with Slide


Clubhouse Climber 


Climb and Slide 

Double Slide Kids Climber

Toddler Pyramid Climber with Gym Mat Playset 

Toddler Jump and Slide Bounce House 

Toddler Ride on Toys

These are the perfect toys for toddler who love to go go go! Ride on toys are so much fun and can be used in the smallest of spaces. All you really need is a hallway or area around a table and you can have the perfect race way for your toddler to burn off some energy on those long cold or rainy days.

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Plasma Car Ride on for Toddlers

 Cozy Coupe

Grow With Me Trike 


Thomas Up and Down Roller Coaster


Other Climbing and Playing Toddler Toys

These are other fun toys that may not have a slide, or keep your toddler on the move but they are great to help burn off some energy and have fun! From rocking bench to ball pits!

Climber/Rocker Bench 3 in 1 Playset 

Vinyl Soft Play Constructive Play 

soft play construction building play









Monkey Bars Climbing Tower for Indoors

Toddler Ball Pit and Tunnel 

The key to helping your toddler burn off energy is heavy work activities. These are activities that burn energy because they make your toddlers joints work against each other and uses big and small muscles! With that said make sure you are also working their brains whether that means crafts or some early learning activities!

These things take brain power and burn off energy in a different way and provide a variety during your day so no one gets burnt out on just doing one thing.


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  1. This guide is amazing. I have a niece who is active and I had no idea what to get her. I have so many options now! I may have to pick up one of the balancing toys for my daughter because she is really into balancing right now. Thanks for putting this together!

    1. becomingschultz says:

      My 1 year old is such a handful and will climb anything! This morning she managed to get off of her diaper changing table. We were right there watching her to see how it went because she wanted to try. It is a dresser that is 3.5 feet tall, yeah she got off that no problem! lol I need an outlet for that girl!

  2. Some fab indoor play ideas here ! Love them especially for the rainy days

  3. Great idea, My 4 year old would love to have a house full of these! My 6 month old would defo watch on with jealousy haha – Thanks for linking up to the Christmas gift guide linky!

    1. becomingschultz says:

      I am so excited for Christmas this year! With a 3 year old and 1.5 year old it should be fun!

  4. Climbing is something that all toddlers love. It’s a great way to release energy and build gross motor skills at the same time. I love those mini playgrounds! Rachel from Explore Kid

    1. becomingschultz says:

      Yes climbing is an all day event in our house!

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