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100 Summer Kids Activities

100 Summer Kids Activities

    1. Rent “Fun Bikes” on Hollywood Broadwalk (Hollywood) rent a banana yellow recumbent cruiser from Skip’s Bike Shack and cruise the beautiful redone Broadwalk for miles, you can stop for ice cream along the way and take periodic dips in the ocean. Great exercise, people watching and excellent way to catch a tan. You will have a smile all day!  101 N Ocean Dr #135,  call (954) 925-2453
    2. Guided Trail Rides at Tradewinds Park & Stables on horseback Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pony rides are available too. All rides must be reserved no later than 3 p.m. the day before the ride, although they can also be reserved several weeks in advance by calling 954.357.8720 to schedule.​ All group rides are $35 plus tax per person.
    3. Meadows Park (Boynton Beach)  Great place for a day trip & picnic with the kids! Basketball court, BBQ grills, benches, bike rack, bocce court, drinking fountain, fitness trail (1/2-mile path with 11-exercise stations), gazebo, open play area, pavilion, picnic tables, playground, rental shelters, tennis courts, volleyball court.

100 Summer Kids Activities in South Florida

    1. Palm Beach Zoo (West Palm Beach) a conservation property with lovely shaded trails, lots of cold drinks and plenty of exotic animals to keep you amazed. There is a reptile house, tigers, monkeys and a splash pad for the kids too!
    2. Ski-Rixen Wakeboarding and waterskiing park- no boat needed! (Deerfield Beach) Kids can learn to water ski at a cable resort! They start on a kneeboard, waterski, slalom ski, wakeboard and more- you can try too!
    3. Coconut Cove Waterpark and Community Center (Boca Raton) Outdoor park featuring a lazy river, lap pool, big waterslides & a water playground, plus concessions with lots of parking and shade.
    4. KIDS EAT FREE AT JUMBY BAY ISLAND GRILL (Abacoa- Jupiter) KIDS EAT FREE every Monday and Tuesday with an adult entrée purchase.
    5. Loxahatchee River: Our favorite destination for a breathtaking all ages adventure from Riverbend Park in Jupiter just west of the I-95/Turnpike meeting point on Indiantown Road. You can rent a boat there and paddle as far as Trapper Nelson’s if you like through a magical place that takes you back in time under the cover of huge cypress trees & tropical bromeliads.  down a winding fast moving river with a few small waterfalls (you can paddle over) and alligators, manatees and tremendous bird watching. Experience one of Florida’s only Federally designated “Wild and Scenic Rivers,” that will take your breath away.   Rent Bikes, Kayaks & Canoes at Jupiter Outdoor Center in Riverbend Park.
    6. Zoo Miami (Miami) Zoo Miami (also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States, you can rent surrey bikes for the family, there’s plenty of shade and the wildlife encounters are unforgettable!
    7. KIDS FREE ICE CREAM SUNDAE AT STADIUM GRILL (Abacoa- Jupiter) Stop by with family and friends to enjoy our daily dining specials! Join us every Friday for a Kids Free Ice Cream Sundae with the purchase of a kids meal.
    8. Oleta River State Park (North Miami Beach) with just over a thousand acres this incredible natural oasis is Florida’s largest urban park and a wonderland for mountain bikers, paddlers, swimmers and fisherman. Enjoy a picnic along scenic Biscayne Bay or unwind at the end of a fishing pole. You can get a guide for a paddling tour or rent equipment  through the Oleta River Outdoor Center. There are rustic, air-conditioned cabins, too, along with a youth campground for organized groups.
    9. Future Veterinarians camp and Zany Zoology camp (Boca Raton) Expose them to something educational and furry while learning from professionals, great for ages 5-11 years old.
    10. TGIFamily (West Palm Beach – The Square)
      Make it a night out with the whole family. Catch a sing along with Chloe’s Kids from 5-5:45PM, hands on activities with Cox Science Center and Rhythm & Hues from 6-8PM, and live music and lawn games from 6-10PM.
    11. Betty Thomas Park (Boynton Beach)  Basketball court, benches, bike rack, open play area, playground, restrooms great for all ages.
    12. Aquatic Complex & Cypress Water Park (Coral Springs) Outdoor venue featuring a clover-shaped pool plus 2 other pools designated for kids & toddlers and adults pools, dive wells and fitness facilities.
    13.  Cox Science Center and Aquarium  (West Palm Beach) an entirely new set of science programming and tech ventures based on computer coding, robotics, and other leading-edge educational programs with 100 new hands-on exhibits, an upgraded planetarium, 1,000 square foot early childhood exhibit, modernized theater, & new science laboratory.
    14. Splash Adventure Water Park (Deerfield Beach) Kids’ water park featuring a variety of interactive splash & spray elements around a shallow pool.
    15. Loin County Safari (Loxahatchee)  a drive-through safari park and walk-through amusement park located on over 600 acres with encounters you’ve never seen anything like before. Keep the windows up and watch for elephants, rhinos, zebras and feisty ostriches! Its best on a gloomy day when the animals are all out to play!
    16.  Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Juno Beach) is a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, education and conservation center.
    17. Aqua Crest Pool (Delray Beach) Swimming in the big Olympic sized pools or the toddler pool your kids will have a great time mingling at this fun facility on the corner or Seacrest and Gulfstream.
    18. North County Aquatic Complex (Jupiter) Swim lessons, open swim and play in a huge county facility that’s kept to the highest of standards.
    19. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Miami)  Hands-on facility offers science, weather & technology exhibits, planetarium & wildlife centers. Including a 5 story shark tank, interactive aquariums and massive planetarium.
    20. Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Hobe Sound) for hiking from 1 mile to 10 miles, beautiful paved bike paths, overnight camping, rental cabins, excellent river kayaking, bird watching horseback riding.
    21. Museum of Discovery and Science (Fort Lauderdale) Downtown facility offering interactive exhibits for kids & adults, eco-center & giant IMAX theater.
    22. Sandoway Discovery Center (Delray Beach) Established nature center in a 1936 beachfront house with shark/stingray feedings, exhibits & tours.
    23. Childrens Science Explorium (Boca Raton) Interactive exhibits & programs for children, featuring a range of science-based topics.
    24. Bubble Blast (West Palm Beach – The Square)
      Join us for a bubble-blasting extravaganza every Saturday and Sunday from July 2nd-August 14th featuring 15-minute bubble shows at 2PM, 4PM & 6PM, face painting, children’s activities and more. Saturdays from 2:15-4:15PM visit the Rhythm & Hues pop up for summertime craft projects. Sundays from 3:15-4:15PM enjoy bubble-inspired demos and hands-on science activities with Cox Science Center & Aquarium.

    1. Pioneer Canal Park (Boynton Beach) Basketball court, BBQ grills, benches, boat ramp/dock, drinking fountain, fishing pier, monofilament recycling bins, open play area, pavilion, picnic tables, playground, restroom, tennis courts, volleyball court, fresh water access to the C-16 canal! Drop in a line, the kids will love it.
    2. Curtain’s Up Performance Camp (Boca Raton) Acting instruction and dramatic performances of Aladdin and Cinderella taught by Kris Coffelt of Curtain Call Playhouse, great for ages 6-15.
    3. Water Pavilion West Palm (City Place – West Palm Beach) Great for tots in a swimsuit: Water, jets, electric pumps, iron grating, stainless steel, nozzles, computer programmed control…watch out, they’re bug jets!
    4. Arkidtecture (Boca Raton) Bricks, Bots and Beakers in a 4 day interactive workshop that will wow any kid! Aimed at children 5-11 years old.
    5. Junior Farmers Camp (Coconut Creek) with bookings all summer long your littles can get hands on experience with animals on the farm, learn about animals rights issues and how to groom, feed and maintain farm animals.
    6. Hollywood Community Center (Hollywood) Skate Park, Playground, Dance Room, Basketball Courts and lighted track.
    7. The Hollywood Aquatics Center (Hollywood) Open Swim & Pool Party or take lessons and join a team, great place to cool off in the summer!
    8. Monkey Jungle (Miami) Grab a jungle guide and venture deep into the 30 acre Jungle Park for close animal encounters, shows and performances, its as wild as a circus…and as wild as the jungle!
    9. Scotts Place Barrier Free Playground (Wellington) The playground is designed to meet the needs of both able-bodied and disabled children. The playground includes a full acre of accessible playground equipment (Sensory Items, Shades, Slides, Swings, Wheelchair Ramps)
    10. Wellington Aquatics Park (Wellington) Pool, Spray Ground, and Baby Pool with diving boards and awesome water slides! Plus aerobics, swim classes and competitive events.
    11. Greenbriar Park (Wellington) Playgrounds, rest rooms, gazebos, sand volleyball, swing sets and fountains.
    12. John H. Denson pool (Boynton Beach) offers lanes for lap swimming, slides and water buckets for play, and is seasonally warmed or chilled to maintain a consistent temperature. Lifeguards are highly qualified and certified through the American Red Cross.
    13. Tiger Shark Cove (Wellington) massive playground and athletic facility with concessions, batting cages, bathrooms, obstacle courses, lots of shade and a crab shack!
    14. Wellington Skate Park (Wellington) in Village Park this man made adventure has large ramps and high end surfaces that will please any skate rat!
    15. Rapids Waterpark (Riviera Beach) This HUGE water park has 42 slides and attractions, including a wave pool, dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter-mile lazy river. There are also slides for children and toddlers.
    16. Mountain Biking at Dyer Park (West Palm Beach) Where there is a 5 mile single track perimeter trail and a 2.5 mile “hill” ride that’s a winding, declining adventure not seen anywhere else in Florida.
    17. Picnic & Beach Day at Oceanfront Park (Boynton Beach) Amazing ocean front park with playgrounds, amazing picnic facilities and perfect beaches with nice bath houses, showers and parking. Go early for parking and tables.
    18. Peaceful Water Sanctuary (Wellington) bring a picnic and enjoy 30 acres of bridged wetlands as you stroll across elevated walking trails taking in wildlife and natural South Florida Habitats.
    19. Surf School (Boca Raton) Children ages 5-15 can get one on  one instruction at Island Water Sports taught surf school at Sugar Sands Park.
    20. Sullivan Park (Deerfield) Waterfront park featuring shaded playgrounds, colorful splash pad, picnic pavilion & boat dock.
    21. The wreck at Garden Cove (Key Largo) is one of the closest-to-Miami paddling destinations in the Keys. Located about a 40 minute paddle from the launch point off Garden Cove Dr in Key Largo is an abandoned, run-aground, concrete barge. Underneath and around the barge can be found a host of fish, lobster, and the occasional nurse shark.
    22. Shark Fest Camp & Fishing Camp (Boca Raton) Ages 6-13 can enroll in summer week long camps at the Spanish River Library.
    23. Acting and Improv for Kids! (Boca Raton) David Tully teaches acting and improvisational skills to build awareness and confidence at the Sugar Sands community center.
    24. Brunch it up at the Yellow Green Farmers Market (Hollywood) with live music, handmade goods, imported items and crafts all nestled in between hundreds of food stands and incredible people watching. Go hungry, eat everywhere, leave happy! Comfy shoes!
    25. Carolyn Sims Center (Boynton Beach) Lots of Classrooms, Game Room, Multi-purpose Rooms, Catering Kitchen, Playground, Open Play Field, Pavilion, Outdoor Basketball Courts
    26. Butterfly World (Coconut Creek) 3 acres of butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens and the working butterfly farm and research center, 2 additional aviaries for tropical birds and an interactive lorikeet encounter, and a magical encounter with so many butterflies!
    27. Discover Magic (Boca Raton) A magical workshop camp for children ages 7 – 12 years old taught by the South Florida Magic School at Sugar Sands Community Center.
    28. Miami Seaquarium (Miami) Dolphin interactions, sea turtles, manatees, penguins, rays, sea lions and  conservation in one of South Florida’s favorite attractions.
    29. Historic Virginia Key Beach (Miami) A protected tropical beach island with pristine beaches, playgrounds, bath houses, and incredible panoramic views of Miami and the bay. Its a hidden treasure great for a family picnic, plus- there is no one ever there!
    30. Calypso Bay Waterpark (Royal Palm Beach) Really fun and family friendly outdoor attraction with a clean and comfortable 897-ft. river ride, lily pad walk & water playground which is great for younger children and young teens.
    31. Peanut Island (Riviera Beach) is a great day trip, you can take the water taxi from the Riviera Beach Marina to snorkel in the lagoon, picnic & grill in covered pavilions, walk the nature trails, wade in the white sandy sholes and make friends with this popular boat tie up destination. There are also free boat docks and showers and nice bathroom buildings.  Peanut island is also home the the Historic Kennedy Bunker and you can take tours!
    32. Dance Classes (Boynton Beach) at the recently refurbished Boynton Beach Arts and Cultural Center formerly the Historic School House in the New Downtown.
    33. Juno Park Paddle Board Rentals (Juno Beach) 2090 Juno Road PADL: Paddleboard rentals are available via self-service rental kiosk allowing guests to rent a paddleboard, every day from sunrise to sunset.
    34.  Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach)  “Whitehall” is a 75-room, 100,000 square foot Gilded Age mansion and historic museum on Palm Beach Island.
    35. Jungle Island (Miami) amazing animals, exciting exhibits and sensational shows make Jungle Island the perfect choice for a  large group outing or private daytime or evening event!
    36. Intracoastal Park Clubhouse (Boynton Beach)  Second Story 10′ Wrap-Around Deck Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Outdoor Pavilions, Playground, Lake, Restrooms, Intracoastal Waterway Non-Motorized Vessel Access.
    37. Spady Museum (Delray Beach) Cultural Heritage Museum is a museum of African-American history in Delray Beach. It is housed in the former home of the late Solomon David Spady, a prominent African-American educator and community leader.
    38. Everglades National Park (South of Miami) which was set up to protect an unparalleled landscape and sheltering habitats for many rare and endangered species like American crocodile, manatees, and the elusive Florida panther. A World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty. If you haven’t been here, go, You are missing out. There are several kayak trails in the park: Nine Mile Pond, Bear Lake Canoe Trail, Hell’s Bay Canoe Trail and Noble Hammock.
    39. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (North Palm Beach) is a stunning FULL SUN paddle through the salt water marshes and into the intracoastal waterway around the mangroves and out to Munyon Island, across Lake Worth. Munyon Island is an adventure itself, bring a picnic and explore while leaving your kayak on the beach.
    40. Hollywood Hot Glass (Hollywood) Hands on Glass Blowing workshops with professional instruction.
    41. Tidal Cove Waterpark (Aventura) A big aquatic center with a wave pool you can learn to surf on, plus great water slides, swimming pools & cabana rentals for the adults.
    42. Boynton Lakes Park (Boynton Beach)  Benches, bike rack, bocce court, fitness trail (1/2-mile path with 12-exercise stations), gazebo, open play area, playground. Dogs on leashes allowed.
    43. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Santaluces Aquatic Complex (Lantana) With diving boards, 25-meter pool, and a kiddie pool  you can spend a morning getting a refresher swim lesson or just wading in to cool off!
    44. Catherine Strong Splash Park (Delray Beach)  The splash pad is amazing on a hot day and extra fun with the playground right next to it, perfect for the under 10 crowd.
    45. Soundscape Park (Miami) Modern, landscaped park offering outdoor movie events with high-tech audio & visual effects on the HUGE Wallcast Stage -Bring the whole family. Showing children’s films and holiday films. Sits on the water, great for tourists.
    46. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (Boynton Beach)
      The nature center was remodeled with interactive displays about the Everglades and Florida’s wildlife. Teaches children to crawl under the Mangroves to discover what lives underwater and another takes the children on a night-hike through the Everglades. A  simulated airboat ride is also available in the air-conditioned center, and outside is the boardwalk though the wetlands. Plus- there is a butterfly garden!
    47. Hollywood Civic Center (Hollywood) Painting, print making, drawing, jewelry & metal design, Capoeira and glass blowing classes all at very reasonable costs.

    1. Markham Park (Sunrise) is huge at 669 acres its home to extensive mountain bike trails, the Fox Observatory, campgrounds, a radio controlled airplane field, a dog park called Barkham Park, jogging trails, fishing and boating areas, sports fields of all kinds, nature trails and programs, skeet and trap, sporting clay stands, a outdoor rifle and pistol range, archery range and five stand. Plus there’ s an amazing model airplane field where you can watch incredible competitions!
    2. Bedner’s Farm (Boynton Beach)  lots of seasonal festivals and weekend events including food trucks, hay rides, and you-pick opportunities. The farm originally produced cucumbers and peppers but offers a wide array of locally grown fruits, vegetables and products.
    3. Indian Key Historic State Park (Islamorada) is an outstanding kayak destination. The historic island is a ghost town with ruins overgrown by jungle and great snorkeling along its rocky shore. Accessible only by boat, the park welcomes visitors who come here to swim, sunbathe and hike. Kayak Rentals from Robbie’s Marina: 305-664-4878 Backcountry Cowboys: 305-517-4177
    4.  Yesteryear Village (West Palm Beach) A 10 Acre living history park  where you will experience, discover and step back in time amid period artifacts, shop in a General Store, stroll through museums, and take in interpreters stories about life prior to 1940.
    5. West Delray Regional Park (Delray Beach) mountain biking has a 5 mile single track and beautiful views and picnic areas! Watch the boats go by, keep up with the model airplanes flying and bring a kite for extra fun.
    6. Colohatchee Park (Wilton Manors) rents kayaks and paddle boards and has restrooms and picnic tables. Tour the Middle River in Fort Lauderdale, an urban waterway that circles Wilton Manors.  The Middle River is a smooth and easy way kayak and stand up paddleboard. You will find a patches of of mangroves and undeveloped land, it’ is also a tour of Wilton Manors neighborhoods and stunning landscaping.  You might also see some heron, manatee’s or giant iguanas.
    7. Bright & Smart – camps that get the mind flowing! (Boca Raton) Children 5-15 years old learn the basics of coding and robotics, Drones & Apps, Engineering Gadgets, Exploring Space Missions, and Head on Deep Sea Missions.
    8. Project Fashion Design & Sewing Camp (Boca Raton) 4 day camp with three summer sessions to get your child excited about design.
    9. McDonald Water Park (Hialeah) Great for little ones, lazy river and splash pad with a wave pool and lots of seating for the adults, unless you want to brave the waterfall!
    10. Tennis Camp (Boynton Beach) The Boynton Beach Tennis Center offers Tennis Camp hosted by FM Tennis for children ages 5-12. in 4 separate 4 day sessions.
    11. Claymation/Lego Stop Animation (Boca Raton) Summer camp for ages 7-10 years old, lasts four days and is taught by the Lol Film Making staff.
    12. Picower Boundless Park Splash Pad and Playground (Lake Worth) 1996 Center Dr, Lake Worth- kids will have a great time splashing in the many fountains, climbing the giant pirate ship and running through the 4 different playgrounds. Plus there’s a nice bathroom and lots of picnic areas for adults.
    13. Whiskey Creek (Dania Beach) is in the last undeveloped ecosystem in Broward County, just south of Port Everglades, Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson Beach State Park. Its a brackish tidal creek that’s great for paddle boarding and kayaking. You can rent kayaks and book eco tours, sunset and full moon tours here too. When you’re finished grab food and drinks at the café over the water!
    14. Liberty Park Splashpad and playgrounds (Parkland) Complete with barbecue grills, horse corral, pavilions, playground, restrooms and amazing water play area!
    15. Castaway Island (Hollywood) in Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, swim lagoon, fountains, great slides and so much fun for the whole day- also bike paths, basketball, fishing, fitness facilities, playgrounds tennis, volleyball and picnic areas.
    16. Fun & Fitness (Boca Raton)  6 4 day sessions for children 5- 11 years old in the park learning the basics of fitness and how to incorporate it into your play, and everyday life.
    17. C.B. Smith Park (Pembrook Pines) One of the area’s most diverse places to visit with kids, it offers a sprawling water park with four 50-foot-tall waterslides and a lazy river, a large campground, AllGolf – a family golfing center, campgrounds, biking, racquetball, volleyball, fishing, a tennis complex and lots of open area to play!
    18. West Lake Park (Hollywood) kayaking is a great for a beginner to try out kayaking or canoeing, with reasonably priced rentals seven days a week. The calm trails are attractive, mangrove-lined narrow channels scattered with osprey, blue herons, scarlet ibis, kingfishers, roseate spoonbills, vultures, armies of fun crabs and a smattering of other wildlife.
    19. The Markham Park airfield offers more than 50 acres of ground space for takeoff and landing of remote-control model planes and helicopters and is one of the finest in the country!  An Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) license and a Markham Park flying badge/card (available at park office) are required to fly at the field, but its a really great way to spend a day watching the tricksters fly and have a picnic.
    20.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​John Prince Park (Lake Worth) Open year round, this brightly colored, accessible 3700-sf, interactive playground is located in the popular Boundless™ playground, kids will stay busy with the splashpad for hours and bring their bikes- there are miles and miles of paths to ride!
    21. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lake Lytal Family Aquatic Center(West Palm Beach) features water slides, open swimming, swimming lessons, swim teams and pavilion and umbrella rentals.
    22. The Okeeheelee BMX Track (West Palm Beach) in Okeeheelee Park, west of West Palm Beach, is operated by the Okeeheelee BMX Parents Council, and is open to all members of USA BMX. Membership is open to anyone interested in BMX racing! plus there’s a jumps course too! Not there yet? the park is ready for riders at every level and has smooth paved paths, off road tracks and trails for every level.
    23.  Disc Golf at West Delray Regional Park on an official 18 hole course, get out in the fresh air, pack a cooler, and play outside!

  1.  Boomers (Boca Raton) Go Karts, bumper cars, arcade games, batting cages, ice cream, mini golf, water guns off floating mini boats! Take them, at least once.
  2.  Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park (Wellington) Large-scale indoor trampoline center hosting open jump, fitness classes, dodgeball & parties.
  3.  Stick ball. That’s right. You remember. Put them outside with a stick and a ball and lock the door, just like mama did with you.
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