17 Things to Do with Kids Before Summer Ends!  

Florida is a dream destination for families seeking exciting adventures and unforgettable experiences that will create the most incredible core memories for your kids and teenagers and will improve their desire to discover the world! In this blog post, we will explore 17 things to do in Florida that are perfect for children of all ages.

Bioluminescence Kayaking

Immerse Your Family in a Magical Adventure!

Location: Space Coast (near Titusville and Cocoa Beach)

Recommended age range: 5 years and above

Immerse your family in the world of bioluminescence with BK Adventure’s Sunset-Bio Tour! Your kids will feel like they’re in their favorite Disney or Universal movie—Avatar, Moana, The Little Mermaid, you name it! Help them create unforgettable memories by watching dolphins, manatees, birds, and more amazing wildlife while paddling during the sunset. Then, float over the stars as the water glows the brightest blue!

Surfing Lessons in Cocoa Beach

Catch Some Waves with Your Kids This Summer!

Location: Cocoa Beach

Recommended age range: 6-17

Surf’s up! Head to Cocoa Beach, known as the East Coast’s surfing capital, and enroll your kids in surfing lessons offered by numerous surf schools. Expert instructors ensure a safe and thrilling experience for beginners. Watch as your children catch their first waves and feel the exhilaration of riding the ocean’s swells. Surfing lessons in Cocoa Beach are an exciting way to embrace the beach culture and create lasting memories.

The Nest at Robinson Preserve

Discover Nature while Developing Gross Motor Skills!

Location: NW Bradenton (near Tampa)

Recommended age range: 5 years and above

The Nest at Robinson Preserve is a must-visit attraction in Florida! It offers a wide range of events and activities for all ages, including the thrilling Canopy Zone. Elevated two stories in the treetops, the Canopy Zone features rope bridges, climbing nets, boardwalks, and slides with breathtaking views. Open seven days a week, The Nest is just 15 minutes away from Anna Maria Island. Don’t miss out on nature-filled fun with your little ones!

BK Adventure Dolphin and Manatee Tour

Kayak with Gentle Giants near Orlando!

Location: Titusville, FL

Recommended age range: 5+ but flexible

Embark on an eco-tour experience of a lifetime with BK Adventure’s Dolphin and Manatee Kayaking Tour. Located close to the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL, this tour offers a unique opportunity to kayak with Florida’s gentle giants, the manatees. Glide quietly into their little paradise and feel the magic in their presence. You may even encounter playful dolphins during this 1.5-hour adventure. It’s an excellent tour for beginners and a chance to connect with the wonders of nature.

Everglades Airboat Adventure

Explore the Wild Wonders of the Everglades!

Location: Everglades National Park

Recommended age range: All ages

Explore Everglades National Park on an airboat adventure. Glide through the unique ecosystem, spot alligators, colorful birds, and wildlife in their natural habitat. It’s an exhilarating and educational experience for kids, promoting the preservation of these fragile wetlands.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

 Ignite Your Kids’ Curiosity about Space!

Location: Merritt Island (Cape Canaveral)

Recommended age range: All ages

Embark on a journey of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Let your children’s imagination soar as they learn about NASA’s space missions, view awe-inspiring exhibits, and even meet astronauts. Experience thrilling simulators, marvel at massive rockets, and walk through the captivating Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. It’s an educational and inspiring adventure that offers a glimpse into the wonders of the universe.

Bioluminescence Rafting Tour

A Family-Friendly Bioluminescence Adventure!

Location: Space Coast (near Titusville)

Recommended age range: 3 years and above

Explore the glowing waters of Florida’s Space Coast with BK Adventure’s Bioluminescence Rafting Tour. This tour is perfect for families with young children, as kids as young as 3 years old can join (guests need to bring a vest for children younger than 5). Paddle together in large rafts, experiencing the magic of bioluminescence and the chance to see fascinating wildlife. This is an excellent way to bond as a family while creating unforgettable memories.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

Set Sail on a Swashbuckling Journey!

Location: St. Augustine

Recommended age range: All ages

Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Uncover the fascinating history of pirates and their legendary exploits through interactive exhibits, artifacts, and immersive displays. Discover treasures, learn about famous pirate captains, and even try your hand at steering a pirate ship. This family-friendly museum is a captivating journey into the world of pirates, making history comealive.

Kennedy Space Center Rocket Launch Viewing

Witness History in the Making!

Location: Florida Space Coast

Recommended age range: All ages

Witness the awe-inspiring sight of a rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Check the launch schedule and plan your visit to experience the power and majesty of space exploration firsthand. As the rocket soars into the sky, your children will be captivated by the spectacle and inspired by the incredible achievements of NASA. It’s an unforgettable opportunity to witness history in the making.

Bok Tower Gardens

Find Serenity in Nature’s Oasis!

Location: Lake Wales

Recommended age range: All ages

Explore the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens, a serene natural refuge with stunning gardens and a breathtaking singing tower.

Daytona International Speedway

Feel the Thrill of Speed!

Location: Daytona Beach

Recommended age range: All ages

Experience the thrill of race cars at the Daytona International Speedway. Watch the races, take a guided tour, and enjoy live music at this iconic speedway.

Kelly Park / Rock Springs

Dive into Water Wonderland!

Location: Apopka

Recommended age range: All ages

Visit Kelly Park, a natural refuge with hot springs and a stream ideal for inner tubing. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, hiking, picnicking, and camping in this family-friendly park.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

 Explore Underwater Marvels!

(Recommended age range: All ages)

Snorkel over vibrant corals, reef fish, sea turtles, and manatees at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first underwater park in the country. Engage in kayaking, boating, and relaxing at the white-sand beach.

Let Your Teenagers Become Pizza Chefs for the Night

Unleash Their Culinary Creativity! Location: Miami

Recommended age range: 15+

Just off North Miami Avenue, pizza spot Mister 01 hosts pie-tossing classes guaranteed to upgrade your fam’s next pizza night. You and your brood will gather in a private dining room for a lesson and, under expert guidance, learn how to toss pizza dough—while snacking on some ‘za, of course.

Fury Water Adventures

Make a Splash with Your Family!

Location: Key West

Recommended age range: Varies depending on the activity.

Enjoy a variety of water activities at Fury Water Adventures. Jet ski tours, banana raft rides, snorkeling, parasailing, water slides, and more await your family.

Glass Bottom Boats in Silver Springs

Marvel at Submerged Beauty!

Location: Silver Springs

Recommended age range: All ages

Take a tour aboard a glass-bottom boat at Silver Springs and marvel at the beauty of underwater life and the many springs that feed the Silver River. Explore the park’s diverse wildlife and ancient artifacts.

Explore and relax at Clearwater Beach

Unwind at Scenic Shores!

Location: Clearwater Beach (Tampa Bay)

Recommended age range: All ages

Visit Clearwater Beach, known for its calm, crystal-clear waters—perfect for kids. Enjoy pristine white sand, build sandcastles, swim, and snorkel to discover marine life. On weekends and in summer, Pier 60 hosts exciting events with inflatables for extra fun. After sun and sand, enjoy fishing, dining, and live entertainment. Clearwater Beach offers natural beauty, calm waters, and vibrant entertainment for an unforgettable family experience.

Rent a Bike or Scooter in Cocoa Beach

Explore the Coast with Your Kids!

Location: Cocoa Beach

Recommended age range: All ages

Rent a bike or scooter from Space Coast Recreational Rentals and explore scenic Cocoa Beach, enjoying coastal views and the refreshing sea breeze. With the right rental, this would create amazing memories for small children.

Florida offers an array of thrilling and educational experiences for children that will make their bucket list adventures truly unforgettable. From bioluminescence adventures and rocket launches to pirate museums and wildlife encounters, the Sunshine State provides endless opportunities for fun and learning. Embark on these seventeen incredible experiences with your family and watch your children’s faces light up with joy and wonder. Let Florida be the backdrop for magical memories that will last a lifetime.

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