Things to do in JACKSONVILLE with kids

If your kids love the outdoors, then your kids will LOVE Jacksonville! White sandy beaches to play on, untouched state parks and nature reserves to get lost in, and many water activities to be had - and all very much teeming with kids fun. Perfect!

Sail right into Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing, which happens to be once of Jacksonville’s only water park.  Kids can get up close to wildlife at Tree Hill Nature Center and Jacksonville Zoo. 

Active kids can try their hands at skateboarding at Kona Skateboard Park - the oldest outdoor privately owned skate park in the country, or hit the ice at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex!

Of course, Jacksonville isn’t all outdoors and adventure. They have fun and educational museums like the Museum of Science and History, Hands-On Childrens Museum and Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center to ensure kids of all interests will have a great time!

Finally, just one very important note to end on…don’t forget your swimmers and have a great time!  The city really does have some great places to visit!

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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    Jacksonville

    MOCA Jacksonville offers top-quality programming for children and families. In addition to the interactive ArtExplorium Loft, every Sunday is Bank of America Family Free Sundays, where children and ...

  • Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

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    (1 miles) Jacksonville

    Free maritime fun and fascinating museum showcasing the intricate history of Jacksonville.

  • Museum of Science and History MOSH

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    (1 miles) Jacksonville

    Fun hands-on activities and exhibits at this Museum of Science and History, inspiring and educating kids as they explore and discover!

  • Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex

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    (3 miles) Jacksonville

    Get your skates on at North Florida's only NHL sized ice rink that's open all year! Public sessions, birthday parties, and lessons await those ice loving families!

  • Tree Hill Nature Center

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    (4 miles) Jacksonville

    Hands-on educational programs in this Jacksonville Nature Center. 50 acres of ecosystems to explore, walking trails and a butterfly house.

  • Jacksonville Zoo

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    (5 miles) Jacksonville

    Zoo fun in Florida, with the only walking safari in NE Florida, a kid-friendly Play Park, ever-changing gardens and exhibits filled with 1,800 wonderful animals!

  • Kona Skateboard Park

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    (5 miles) Jacksonville

    Skateboard fun at this Jacksonville skate park, with free skating, lessons, camps and birthday parties! Get those skateboards ready!

  • Hands-on Childrens Museum

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    (6 miles) Jacksonville

    Amazing hands-on fun for kids aged 1 to 12 years, with interactive exhibits ready to teach kids as they have a great time! Fun indoor play in Jacksonville

  • Adventure Landing

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    (7 miles) Jacksonville

    Florida fun for active kids at Adventure Landing, with Laser Tag, mini golf and speedway go-karts! Great family fun in Jacksonville!

  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

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    (10 miles) Jacksonville

    Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.

  • EcoMotion Tours

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    (14 miles) Jacksonville

    EcoMotion Tours, in the Amelia Island-Jacksonville area, Fort George Island - is the only Segway tour of its kind - one that combines the fun, new sensation of riding a Segway with a special eco-tour ...

  • Jump Zone

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    (16 miles) Orange Park

    Jump Zone is a children's entertainment center with something for everyone in the family. We feature huge themed inflatable rides, Game!Zone arcade and snack bar. We offer walk-in play for ...

  • Amelia Island State Park

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    (17 miles) Jacksonville

    An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests ...

  • Big Talbot Island State Park

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    (17 miles) Jacksonville

    Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. ...

  • Diamond D Horse Stables

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    (19 miles) Jacksonville

    The beautiful 600 acre ranch is still a working horse and cattle ranch and a place where families and friends can go to enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment. Offering to the visitors: Horseback ...

  • Amelia Island Museum

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    (26 miles) Fernandina Beach

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to travel through time? Come for an unforgettable journey at the Amelia Island Museum of History. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • St Mary's Submarine Museum

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    (28 miles) Saint Marys

    The museum is a great place to learn about the "Silent Service". A wide variety of Submarine artifacts, memorabilia and information are available for viewing, and you can checkout the beautiful St ...

  • Conners A Maize Ing Acres

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    (29 miles) Hilliard

    Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres has everything to spend a perfect fun family day: Barnyard Animals, Pedal Carts, Duck Races, Cow Train, Hayride, Tube Slide and three miles corn maze. One of the many fun ...

  • Anastasia State Park

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    (38 miles) Augustine

    Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water ...

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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    (39 miles) Folkston

    A wildlife preserve like no where else on earth! The Okenfenokee Swamp provides habitats for threatened and endangered wildlife, but is also a place for family fun with canoeing, wildlife viewing, ...

  • Summer Waves

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    (51 miles) Jekyll Island

    Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash ...

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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    (52 miles) Jekyll Island

    It's primarily a sea turtle hospital but visitors may visit recovering patients and can also explore an interactive exhibition.

  • Marineland

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    (53 miles) St Augustine

    Marineland allows visitors a chance to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with dolphins and other marine life. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida

  • St Simons Island Lighthouse

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    (58 miles) St Simons Island

    It's a fun and historic lighthouse attraction! Costumed characters, hands-on elements, and charming surroundings are all waiting for families at this traditional and historically significant working ...

  • Lake City Campground

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    (59 miles) Lake City

    A family campground in Lake City, Florida, with great activities for the kids, RV and tent sites, and pet friendly!

  • Gainesville Rock Gym

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    (62 miles) Gainesville

    The Gainesville Rock Gym offers indoor rock climbing for all ages. We have a family friendly atmosphere and plenty of climbing to entertain your for hours.

  • Travelers Campground

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    (62 miles) Alachua

    Fun family campground in Florida with rolling hills, shady spots and a host of animals to entertain you!

  • Big Shoals State Park

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    (64 miles) White Springs

    his park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs, towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River, afford outstanding vistas not found anywhere else in Florida. ...

  • The Teaching Zoo

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    (65 miles) Gainesville

    The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff ...

  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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    (71 miles) Fort White

    Fun adventures in Florida nature with canoeing, kayaking, nature trails and swimming...just to scratch the surface!

  • Silver Springs

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    (81 miles) Silver Springs

    Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just ...

  • Wild Waters

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    (81 miles) Ocala

    Florida water fun at Wild Waters, with water attractions for all ages. From slides to wave pools, cool off in The Sunshine State!

  • GrassRoots Interactive Center

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    (81 miles) Ormond Beach

    GRASSROOTS INTERACTIVE CENTER is a place where you can bring your child to participate in an interactive play session in our indoor play center!

  • Daytona Lagoon

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    (85 miles) Daytona Beach

    Twists, slides, turns, and over 1 million gallons of water at this Daytona water park, great for the whole family!

  • Joyland Amusement Center

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    (86 miles) Daytona Beach

    A premiere entertainment center in Daytona Beach Boardwalk featuring outdoor and indoor rides and amusements including a classic arcade with the best new and old favorite games - Day or Night! One of ...