Entertaining toddlers can be an arduous and daunting task. Luckily, the Mall of America located in Bloomington, Minnesota has one day a week made especially for them! The Mall of America Toddler Tuesdays is an event with so many fun activities for you and your little one to create amazing memories together.
Every Tuesday, the mall has specials and events for toddlers and their caregivers. These events are from 10 am until 12 pm, open to the public, and are free to participate.
What is there to do at Toddler Tuesdays, you ask? The answer is so many things! Each Tuesday is different, but some events you can expect to see are arts and crafts, character meet and greets, and a time for stories.
With an outstanding mix of events every week, Toddler Tuesday is the greatest place to encourage learning and friendship for all. With that being said, here are some of the must-do activities for you and your family.
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Every week there is an opportunity for you and your little to meet, and take a photo with various characters. Meet and greets typically happen at the rotunda from 10 to10:30 am and 11 to 11:30 am.
With the inclusion of the Nickelodeon Universe, your child is bound to see a character they know and love from television, in person at the Mall of America! It might be a good idea to arrive a little early to ensure you get a place in line.
Toddler Ride Specials
The Mall of America is more than just a mall; it’s also a one-of-a-kind theme park.
A great way to tucker out your toddler is by utilizing the Tuesday Toddler Ride Special. For $13.99 plus tax, you can snag a toddler ride wristband–it’s valid for 5 hours.
It’s a no-brainer really–this wristband gets you unlimited rides on popular toddler attractions like Paw Patrol Adventure Bay, Back at the Barnyard Hayride, La Aventura de Azul, Rugrats Reptarmobiles and the Bubble Guppies Guppy Bubbler.
The ride wristband is a Toddler Tuesday only deal, and it must be used on the day of purchase. Taking advantage of this ride deal will guarantee a fun day of attractions you and your child won’t soon forget.
Kids Eat Free
There will come a point in the day when your mini will start to get hungry, and even cranky. Avoid the impending meltdown by taking advantage of the restaurants that invite kids to eat free.
On Toddler Tuesdays, you can get a free child meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Here is a list of the restaurants that participate:
- Dick’s Last Resort
- Cadillac Ranch
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Pita Pit
- Twin City Grill
- Cantina Laredo
- Gameworks Bar + Grill
- Cedar + Stone, Urban Table
- Masu Sushi + Robata
There’s nothing like a free lunch to really make your day great and Mall of America has got it handled and with all the restaurant options available, there will be something for everybody!
(For other places kids eat free, check out this list!)
Deals on Shopping
Still not convinced you need to be at the next Toddler Tuesday? Included within the Toddler Tuesday pamphlets, there are deals and coupons often include fun things to do with your child.
Some examples of coupons you may receive in your pamphlet are for:
- Build-A-Bear Workshop
- Crayola Experience
- Disney Store
- Creative Kidstuff
- Caribou Coffee at Nickelodeon Universe
- Hanna Andersson
- Tim Horton’s
- Amazing Mirror Maze
Don’t get left behind and snag all the best Mall Of America deals for the kiddos with all the fantastic coupons featured in the exclusive Toddler Tuesday pamphlet.
A New Experience Every Week
Each Tuesday at MOA is sponsored by different companies and brands to make sure every week is never the same. Here are some examples of unique events put on throughout the weeks:
- L.L. Bean Tent Tales for Tykes
- Betty Jo’s Dance Center
- Skate the Star presented by UCare
- Let’s Explore With Dora, Diego, and Boots
- Chinese New Year With Kai-Lan!
- Sea Life Aquarium
- The Big Fun Show
- St. Paul Ballet
Be sure to stop by the Toddler Tuesday information table to sign up for their E-newsletter to stay up to date on what’s new and coming up, including special prizes and giveaways. His E-newsletter is the best and easiest way to be in the know on everything Toddler Tuesday!
To sum it all up, Toddler Tuesday at the Mall of America is a fun, inexpensive event to get you and your kids out of the house. With new activities every week, it’s almost guaranteed that it will never get boring.
This event is an exciting way to encourage your child’s learning in a new and fun way. It is also a great way to make new friends and boost social skills. Toddler Tuesday will be something you can look forward to doing as a family, without breaking the bank.
What are you waiting for? Come on down for Toddler Tuesdays!
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