Things to do in Sarasota with kids

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Children will delight in our indoor "rainforest," brilliant dart frog collection, and our gardens abundant with tropical flora and fauna. More than 150 scientific expeditions to rainforests around the world have contributed to our collection of more ...
Sarasota
Stardust Skate Center is Sarasota's only roller skating and special event venue. Our fun and exciting roller skating sessions are filled with lots of games, contests, races and prizes! Our "Deluxe" and "Supreme" Birthday Parties can be celebrated dur...
Sarasota
Sarasota's warm winters ensure fine year round condition for offshore sailing in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or sailing on a long reach across one of the most fabulous bays in Florida. We proudly offer professional Windsurfing instruction with a ...
Sarasota
A true blue Aussie themed indoor inflatable party and play center for joeys under 13 - crickey!
Sarasota
Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the "Gardens" has retained its old Florida charm and very little has changed over the past sixty-eight ye...
Sarasota
A wide range of guided kayak eco tours (Lido Key, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and around the state of Florida) that will allow you to get closer to nature while experiencing an adventure of a lifetime
Sarasota
From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key West and field stations in Summerland Key and Charlot...
Sarasota
What a great day for kids (from 2-102)! Come with us as we explore the Sea Life by kayak...in small groups, unlike the other corporate "megaphone" tour companies in Sarasota and the barrier islands. Se manatees, dolphins, horse conchs, exotic bird...
Sarasota
Circus Sarasota intersperses high drama and glamour with traditional circus acts to create a sophisticated and inspirational showcase of exciting family entertainment.
Sarasota
Each month on the third saturday from 9am till noon, EAA Chapter 180 hosts a Young Eagles Day which is free for any child ages 8-17 to attend. Here you or your child will meet one of our highly trained Pilots. Your Pilot begins the experience by ...
Lakewood Ranch
Treat yourself to an hour of bliss riding an absolutely beautiful and gentle horse along the lovely, palm-lined beaches of Palma Sola Bay. Then ride your horse as it wades and swims in the blue water!
Play Away
(9 Miles)
Lakewood Ranch
Play time fun for active and creative kids aged 3 months to 6 years. Engaging classes in dance and gymnastics as well as camps to develop the brain and the body.
Osprey
An interactive waterfront museum where you can connect to the past with 30-acres of nature trails, a large butterfly garden, pioneer buildings, a footbridge over the bay for viewing marine life, seasonal boat rides, and an exhibition built inside of ...
Bradenton
The South Florida Museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present with stunning life-size dioramas and dramatic exhibits based on its extensive collections of anthropological artifacts, paleontological specimens and objects of cultur...
Playtime
(30 Miles)
Apollo Beach
Indoor Play center for children ages 5 & under. Soft play, clean, safe facility, offering Open play, art, music, yoga, birthday parties & more
St Petersburg
Discover the fun, interactive Fresh Fish Theater featuring live creatures from Tampa Bay and around the world. Daily 1-4pm Touch Tank Experience and 3pm fish feeding. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in St...
Apollo Beach
With games for kids, nature watching for visitors of all ages, a hurricane simulator and colorful exhibits showcasing natural Florida, how Tampa Electric generates electricity and much more, the Manatee Viewing Center’s goal is more than education:...
Madeira Beach
This family fun cruise aboard a real replica pirate ship will entertain the whole family with: Water gun battles, Treasure hunts, Pirate face painting, Pirate stories, Limbo and much more!
Port Charlotte
Welcome to Coral Cay Adventure Golf We have two convenient Southwest Florida locations, Coral Cay in Naples and Fish Cove in Port Charlotte. Come relax and enjoy our tranquil, tropical settings among the caves, reefs, waterfall and harbor.
Arcadia
Canoe Outpost-Peace River offers half day, full day, and overnight camping trips on the family-friendly, easy to paddle Peace River in southwest Florida. Kids, 12 and under, are free as extra people in the canoe which makes this affordable family fun...
Largo
Come JUMP into WEATHER PROOF family fun at AirHeads! With unlimited open jumping every day, dedicated dodgeball courts, a full arcade, fitness class, birthday parties and more, it's easy to see why AirHeads is a must see here in Florida!
Tampa
Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Tampa
There are equipped role play settings, elemental experiment sections and construction zones plus art and crafts, computers and plenty more besides.
Tampa
12,000 sqft. of super springy surface! Available for open jumping, dodgeball, and everything else you can do on a trampoline!
Clearwater
Climb aboard the "LITTLE TOOT", the forty foot authentic tugboat for an exciting dolphin watching adventure with a narrated sightseeing tour of the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor. Enjoy the breeze under a large canopy or work on your tan in the...
Golfland
(45 Miles)
San Jose
Golf Land is one of the only true gaming arcades left in the Bay Area. Unlike Chuck E. Cheese and most mini golf establishments, Milpitas Golf Land is sure to provide family entertainment while not compromising its appeal to older teens and kids.
Tampa
Features a range of bouldering options suitable for beginners and children, all the way up to climbing through professional levels in several styles.
Lowry Park Zoo
(47 Miles)
Tampa
Voted the no 1 Zoo in the U.S. by Child Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 2,200 animals. Get hands-on with exciting interactive exhibits like giraffe feeding, Stingray Bay and more. One of the many fun family places to visit if y...
Clearwater
Come ride the Rio Grande Train, take on the Miner Mike roller coaster, take a spin on the Drummer Boy, or just enjoy a ride on the Swing. There are lots of laughs and giggles to be found in Playland!
Clearwater
Welcome to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the world's most-watched marine life rescue and environmental education center. Our mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research,...
Clearwater Beach
Captain Memo's "Original" Pirate Cruise has something for everyone including face painting, musical games, treasurte hunts and water gun battles. For the adults we offer complimetary beer, wine and soft drinks. Two hour cruise sailing daily. Please c...
Busch Gardens
(49 Miles)
Tampa
Part theme park and part safari, Busch Gardens is a great option for thrill seekers and animal lovers alike.
Tampa
Adventure Island's 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides...
Tampa
A science-tastic day out for kids under 12 where they can play, interact, learn and understand science and the world around them. Perfect for the whole family in the countries largest kids science center!
Tampa
Video Game Party. It is a game truck trailer with FOUR widescreen high-def TVs that cover the walls in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action with speakers in front and back.
Tampa
Wooded picnic areas and playground, canoeing and kayaking. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500 ft. boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife.
Dinosaur World
(52 Miles)
Plant City
Visit over 200 life size dinosaurs in a natural setting. Exhibits include: They're Alive animatronic exhibit, Prehistoric Museum, Fossil Dig, Boneyard, Movie Cave, Deinonychus Island, Carnivore Boardwalk, Picnic Area, Playground, Giftshop, and more
Dunedin
Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserve��s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. Visitors must bring water and supplies; there are no provis...
Lakeland
Floridas “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques and war-birds. But the Museum is more than a collect...
Lakeland
Tons of games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More!
Odessa
This is a guided tour that will include visiting with our goats, rabbits,donkeys, and pigs. Guests will milk a cow, rider a pony, catch a chicken and a hayride. Also,our Baby Barn and Barn Maze and Slide Children Under 2: Free Children 2-12 years o...
Tampa
A spectacular kid-size interactive Town, huge inflatables, and plenty of colorful classic features to entertain and exhaust kids of all ages and abilities.
Cape Coral
Established in 1992, Mike Greenwells Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park is a provider of various family recreational activities. Based in Cape Coral, Fla., the company offers a wide range of services, such as 4 go-cart tracks, 6,000 sq ft arcade, 19 hole m...
Tarpon Springs
Journey into the world under the ocean with this spectacular living reef.
Fort Myers
As well as the incredible shell centre and the wildlife park there are ntertainments include Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, Paddle Boats and a Mining operation game.
North Thonotosassa
Opened in 1938 as one of Floridas first state parks, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River. Fort Foster, a replica of an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War, is located on the park grounds, adjacent to the river. Fort tour...
Cape Coral
When you're looking for fun in the sun, Sun Splash Family Waterpark Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to make a splash in SW Florida! Good place to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida.
Skate World
(61 Miles)
Lakeland
Classic family friendly roller skating with parties, lessons and local group services.
Cape Coral
This is not your dad's old bowling alley...not even close! Featuring the latest in automated scoring, bumpers for the younger bowlers, state-of-the-art music & video entertainment and lighting systems, HeadPinz pushes the FUN meter to the max... and ...
Fort Myers
Not an open session facility, but one where beginners may come as individuals or in groups specifically to learn the art of figure skating.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Sarasota with kids

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Adventure Island

(49 Miles) Waterparks in Tampa

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Playtime

(30 Miles) Indoor Play in Apollo Beach

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

(3 Miles) Zoos in Sarasota

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Lowry Park Zoo

(47 Miles) Zoos in Tampa

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Busch Gardens

(49 Miles) Theme Parks in Tampa

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The Florida Aquarium

(42 Miles) Zoos in Tampa

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BOING Jump Center

(43 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Tampa

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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

(3 Miles) Zoos in Sarasota

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Great World Nature Tours Horse Riding

(8 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Lakewood Ranch

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Circus Sarasota

(4 Miles) Childrens Entertainment in Sarasota

Fun places to visit in Sarasota with kids

Florida is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Florida's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Florida with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Florida - The Sunshine State - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest and tourist attractions, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in FL