National Parks / Natural World in NEW SMYRNA BEACH with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, New Smyrna Beach has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around New Smyrna Beach, Florida offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of New Smyrna Beach itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Blue Spring State Park

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    (24 miles) Avenue Orange City

    The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. For centuries, ...

  • Hontoon Island State Park

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    (26 miles) Deland

    This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence ...

  • Lazy Days Eco Kayak Tours

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    (56 miles) Cocoa Beach

    Enjoy nature at its finest when you get Ric Hinman's "Lazy Days" Kayak Eco-Tours to take you on a relaxing journey through Cocoa Beach, Florida's beautiful Thousand Islands... ...

  • Anastasia State Park

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    (63 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 ...

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  • Museum Of Arts And Sciences

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    (13 miles) Daytona Beach

    The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida preserve the 86,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 ...

  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (36 miles) Titusville

    The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nations first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.The ...

  • Kennedy Space Centre

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    (38 miles) Titusville

    NASA's launch headquarters is still the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch!

  • Holy Land Experience

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    (48 miles) Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    (52 miles) Orlando

    An amazing museum that appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes! Filled with oddities from all around the world...including shrunken heads and a spinning vortex!

  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (27 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (34 miles) Christmas

    Explore the REAL Florida in this natural jungle habitat, with guided wildlife tours, bears, deer, swamp cruises, and over 200 alligators! With a 16th Century Spanish Fort too - it's a WILD day out!

  • Marineland

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    (48 miles) Saint Augustine

    Amazing marine encounters in St. Augustine at the world's first oceanarium, with interactive programs, swimming with dolphins, and other beautiful marine life!

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Discovery Cove

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    (54 miles) Orlando

    A one of a kind experience where you can SWIM with dolphins, play near otters and walk on the ocean floor!

  • Gatorland

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    (55 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind family park within 110 acres of protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner!

  • Brevard Zoo

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    (57 miles) Melbourne

    Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (62 miles) Kissinnee

    Hands-on interactive education at this friendly petting farm in Florida: a sensory learning experience with over 300 animals as your teachers!

  • Universal Studios

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    (50 miles) Orlando

    The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!

  • Fun Spot Action Park

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    (50 miles) Orlando

    Theme park fun in Orlando with coasters, go-karts, arcades, and even alligators! Snapping fun in Florida for kids!

  • Wonderworks

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience! Great family fun in Orlando!

  • Walt Disney World

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    (58 miles) Orlando

    A magical theme park with eight different lands, that hold over 40 attractions for kids of all ages, and the young at heart. A magical, unforgettable experience in Florida for kids and the family!

  • Daytona Lagoon

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    (15 miles) Daytona Beach

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

  • Wet N Wild

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    (51 miles) Orlando

    30 acres of flumes, slides, sun and surf are waiting for YOU in Orlando with the classic Wet N Wild! Great family fun for the day in Florida!

  • Aquatica Florida

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    Rides, animal encounters, and 80,000 square feet of beach...it could only be Aquatica, Florida!

  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

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    (58 miles) Lake Buena Vista

    Make a splash in one of two Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, with fast waterslides, rafts, a children's area, and even a Shark Reef—with real sharks!

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach

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    (61 miles) Lake Buena Vista

    Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!

  • Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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    (14 miles) Daytona Beach

    Free chocolate factory tours! One word...Yum!

  • Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

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    (51 miles) Orlando

    Come face to face with artifacts that were actually on board the iconic Titanic when she sank back in 1912.

  • Calypso Kayaking

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    (53 miles) Cocoa Beach

    Guided kayak tours on the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, where kids can get an up close encounter with nature, including manatee and dolphins! Great outdoor adventure

  • Airboat Rides At Boggy Creek

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    (67 miles) Kissimmee

    Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's native wildlife traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

  • Wild Florida Airboat Tours and Wildlife Park

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    (69 miles) Keanansville

    Enjoy unforgettable tours with Orlando's ONLY airboat and wildlife park experience...great for all ages!

  • Amaya Papaya

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    (34 miles) Casselberry

    A fun play lounge for kids up to 5 years with hands-on discovery, physical fun, role playing, and where parents can join in!

  • Grammys Indoor Playground

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    (36 miles) Winter Park

    Welcomes under 5s and their families to come and play, with fun themed areas, interactive game stations, jungle gym and kids' library.

  • Lucky Monkey Orlando

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    (39 miles) Altamonte Springs

    Indoor play fun for kids up to 8, with a bubbles party, heaps of toys and inflatables, and great for birthday parties!

  • Peanuts Playhouse

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    (58 miles) St Cloud

    A traditional sort of fun with modern components, kids can enjoy ride ons and toys, puzzles and games, train tables, books and more, with inside and outside areas.