Things to do in TAMPA with kids

Sun, sea, beach, adventure…yes - we’re talking about Tampa! This gem in the beautiful Sunshine State is a great place to visit with kids!

If the ocean isn’t enough, there’s a whole water park to enjoy! Adventure Island is over 30 acres of water-drenched fun for the whole family!  Need to dry off, will a theme park do? Better still, Busch Gardens is not just a theme park - it’s a safari too! How cool is that!

If the kids are wanting more of those adorable animals, there are plenty of places for them to get their fix! Lowry Park Zoo is amazingly interactive, with activities like giraffe feeding (pretty cool!) and The Florida Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the world!

Kids can get really active at places like Vertical Ventures Indoor Rock Climbing, and interact and create at the Museum of Science and Industry - completely hands-on and fun for kids!

Get that suncream out, and get your family day out hats on - it’s Tampa time!

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  • Glazers Childrens Museum

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    Tampa

    There are equipped role play settings, elemental experiment sections and construction zones plus art and crafts, computers and plenty more besides.

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • Lowry Park Zoo

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    (4 miles) Tampa

    With more than 2,200 animals, this fun Tampa zoo has interactive exhibits for kids, as well as fun rides! Bumper boats, flumes, carousels - an amazing family zoo day out in Florida!

  • Busch Gardens

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    (6 miles) Tampa

    Part theme park and part safari, Busch Gardens is a great option for thrill seekers and animal lovers alike.

  • Vertical Ventures Indoor Rock Climbing

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    (6 miles) Tampa

    Rock climbing fun with features from bouldering options suitable for beginners and kids, all the way up to climbing through professional levels! Time to get active!

  • BOING Jump Center

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    (7 miles) Tampa

    12,000 sqft. of super springy surface! Available for open jumping, dodgeball, and everything else you can do on a trampoline!

  • Adventure Island

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    (7 miles) Tampa

    30 acres of water fun with thrills and spills for all ages in Tampa. From wave pools to playgrounds and of course slides - let's get soaked!

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    (8 miles) 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 ...

  • Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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    (10 miles) Tampa

    A nature filled day out for the family with wooded picnic areas and a playground, canoeing and kayaking, as well as a host of wildlife.

  • Gator Freds Fun and Party Center

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    (10 miles) Tampa

    A spectacular kid-size interactive "town" in Tampa, with huge inflatables, and plenty of colorful classic features to entertain and exhaust kids of all ages!

  • Manatee Viewing Center

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    (11 miles) Apollo Beach

    Games for kids, nature watching for visitors of all ages, a hurricane simulator and colorful exhibits on how Tampa Electric generates electricity - the Manatee Viewing Center’s goal is more than ...

  • Rolling Video Games of Tampa

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    (12 miles) 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 ...

  • Pump It Up Tampa

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    (13 miles) Tampa

    Great open play for active kids in Tampa, with inflatables and fun family events!

  • Playtime

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    (14 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

  • Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

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    (15 miles) Pinellas Park

    Car loving families will love tis automobile museum, just a short drive from Tampa, with an amazing collection of vintage vehicles.

  • Great Explorations Children's Museum

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    (16 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A hands-on museum where kids can learn AND play! Kids can role play at the exhibits, learn about reptiles, and enjoy the playground!

  • Sunken Gardens

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    (16 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A century old garden with waterfalls, tropical plants and meandering paths - St. Petersburg's oldest living museum

  • Museum of Fine Arts

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    (16 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A trip through the wonderful world of fine arts in Florida, with a permanent collection, rotating exhibitions and special kid events!

  • All About Fun Segway Tours

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    (16 miles) Saint Petersburg

    Explore St. Petersburg on those super fun Segways with All About Fun Tours. Suitable for kids over 12 years.

  • The Dali Museum

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    (17 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A museum in St. Petersburg dedicated to that master artist we know as Dali.

  • Florida Holocaust Museum

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    (17 miles) Saint Petersburg

    A moving and eye opening museum that honours the memory of those who were involved in the Holocaust. Suitable for the older children.

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (17 miles) Odessa

    Farm fun in Florida with maze hay rides, animals, pony rides, cow milking - a great spot for birthday parties too! Guided tours only.

  • Celebration Station

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    (17 miles) 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!

  • Dinosaur World

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    (17 miles) Plant City

    Come face to face with over 200 life size dinosaurs in a natural Florida setting, with animatronics, fossil digs, playgrounds and more!

  • AirHeads Trampoline Arena

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    (18 miles) 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 ...

  • Armed Forces History Museum

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    (18 miles) Largo

    A fascinating museum with incredible displays and exhibits that honour the armed forces, and tell their story.

  • Hillsborough River State Park

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    (19 miles) 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 ...

  • Little Toot Dolphin Adventures

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    (21 miles) 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 ...

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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    (22 miles) 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 ...

  • Heritage Village

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    (22 miles) Largo

    A historical 21 acre living history museum where kids can explore 19th century life!

  • Captain Memos Pirate Cruise

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    (23 miles) 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 ...

  • Replay Amusement Museum

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    (23 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Visit the WORLDS biggest pinball machine at this fun Florida museum, with over 100 pinball games, and amusements from history. No quarters needed here!

  • Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

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    (23 miles) Tarpon Springs

    The history of Tarpon Springs is ready to be explored at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. Fascinating and educational experience for the whole family

  • The Pirate Ship at Johns Pass

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    (23 miles) 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!

  • Anclote Key Preserve State Park

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    (23 miles) 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 ...