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Fun things to do in TAMPA

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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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Colt Creek

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    (35 miles) Lakeland

    This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 ...

  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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    (43 miles) Sarasota

    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 ...

  • Pine Island Park and Beach

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    (44 miles) Weeki Wachee

    Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!

  • Fort Cooper State Park

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    (60 miles) Inverness

    The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the ...

  • Swim With Manatees

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    (66 miles) Crystal River

    Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist ...

  • Crystal River Preserve

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    (67 miles) Crystal River

    The Crystal River Preserve State Park is truly a unique area on Florida's Gulf Coast. The park is in between temperate and sub-tropical climate zones, which allows for different communities to grow ...

  • Hontoon Island State Park

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    (97 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 ...

  • Blue Spring State Park

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    (98 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, ...

  • 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.

  • Legoland Florida

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    (47 miles) Winter Haven

    Amazing family entertainment from this iconic park chain. Interactive creations, rides, play areas and thrills galore! It can only be Legoland in sunny Florida!

  • Walt Disney World

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    (62 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!

  • Wonderworks

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    (69 miles) Orlando

    An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature is the attraction’s dramatic exterior; a three-story tall, ...

  • Universal Studios

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    (70 miles) Orlando

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

  • Adventure Island

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    (7 miles) Tampa

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

  • Water Sprayground at Zephyr Park

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    (25 miles) Zephyrhills

    This 7,000-square-foot sprayground features arches shooting water and soaker cannons, fountain jets and falling buckets of water. A great way to cool off for free!

  • Weeki Wachee Springs

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    (40 miles) Spring Hill

    The whole family can cool off in Florida's only spring-fed waterpark, with thrill rides, beach sports, and a kiddie pool!

  • 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!

  • Aquatica Florida

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    (69 miles) Orlando

    Aquatica is a waterpark with rides from serene to extreme, up-close animal encounters and 80,000 square ft. of wide, sandy beach. Here, the parks signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, sends riders ...

  • Wet N Wild

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    (70 miles) Orlando

    30 acres of flumes, slides, sun and surf in Orlando with the classic Wet N Wild! Great family fun for the day in Florida - don't forget that sunscreen!

  • 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!

  • The Pier Aquarium

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    (16 miles) 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 ...

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