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FUN & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES!
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
A wonderful tropical paradise along Sarasota Bay. The Children’s Rainforest is an innovative new
garden that will take visitors right into the tops of Selby’s massive banyan trees. Click HERE for more exciting
811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Call for details: 941-366-5731
A lighted park for skateboards, plus movies under the stars. A place where families can
picnic, youngsters can skateboard, sport's enthusiasts can play tennis, and walkers and runners can enjoy a
half-mile trail looping through the park.
Payne Pkwy. & Laurel St., Sarasota
Call for details: 941-861-8193
Competitive rowing is one of the hottest amateur sports in the country. Benderson Park's premier 600
acre rowing destination attracts athletes from around the world as well as high school and collegiate competition.
University Pkwy. & I-75, Sarasota
Holmes Beach Skate Park
A beginner level skateboard park.
5801 Marina Drive, Anna Maria Island
Call for details: 941-708-5800
Latitude: 30.629′N Longitude: 82.42,918′ W
A 14 acre park offering rope courses for kids and adults as well as a 650 foot ZIP line. So, come out
and play in the trees at Southwest Florida's only elevated adventure course.
21805 State Rd. 70 E., Bradenton
Call for details: 941-322-2130 or 855-322-2130
With its colorful splash fountain and playgrounds, the Family Fun Zone is one of the most popular
features of Riverwalk. Grab a partner and head to the Beach Volleyball courts or take a skateboard or bike to one
of the best skate parks in the area.
Evie's Golf Center
With a 60-station Driving Range, a chipping green, a putting green and an 18-hole Waterfall
Adventure Mini-Golf Course there's something for everyone. On a rainy day, check out the Arcade with 15 games
and two pool tables. Hungry? Evie’s Pizzeria, Evie’s Ice Cream Parlor and Eve’s Fudgery are all waiting. You
can even have your car washed! Pets welcome!
4715 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota
Call for details: 941-377-2399
Rollerblade, walk and peddle from Sarasota’s Clark Road all the way to Caspersen Beach in Venice.
Call for details: 941-861-5000
Old Florida at it’s best. Casual dining and music on the banks of the Myakka River. Boat rentals
are also available. On Thursdays, the public is invited to hear the Gulf Coast Banjo Society practice from
11 a.m.-2 p.m., and every Sunday the place overflows with weekend bikers and other regulars who gather round
the shaded outdoor picnic tables to listen to live music. River tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call for details: 941-485-7221
Check their web site for hourly or even day long trail rides in one of two state parks.
5611 Tropicaire Blvd., North Port
Call for details: 941-626-6787
Oyster Creek Skatepark
Skateboarding and Inline Skating. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over.
All participants must have a signed waiver on file to skate.Located in Oyster Creek Regional Park.
6751 San Casa Drive, Englewood
Call for details: 941-681-3742
Located on the beautiful Peace River, an array of activities are available for the whole family
with guided riverboat tours, a museum that houses million year old fossils and Indian artifacts, an
"Old Florida" style restaurant, a full service marina, canoe and boat rentals, and a reproduction
early pioneer settlement that is complete with a trading post and arts and crafts.
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Arcadia
Call for details: 941-627-3474
Indoor/outdoor activities featuring Go-karts, black-light miniature golf, 3-D motion rides, laser tag,
a rock-climbing wall and more.
18505 Paulson Dr., Port Charlotte
Call for details: 941-235-3131
Charlotte Co. Motorsports Park
A 3/8-mile asphalt track with figure-eight racing 6:00 p.m. every Saturday Night. Check schedule
for Friday night go-kart racing.
Charlotte County Airport, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-7223
Muscle Car City
Head for a bite to eat at a '60s diner-themed caf'e with a vintage museum of over 200 '50s
to early '70s muscle cars on display. There's even a great selection of memorabilia in the gift shop.
3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-5959
Take a guided trail ride by horseback among Large oak trees and palms are scattered throughout this
large 65 acre farm. Trails back up to additional pasture land, giving riders plenty of room to explore. A large sand
arena, complete with lights, is available for schooling. A round pen, jumps, trot poles, cavalettis, cones and barrels
are also available for all kinds of disciplines.
31600 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-2756
Captain Memo's Pirate Ransom
Captain Memo's pirate ship sails the Clearwater beaches off the florida coast. Set your course
with cool reggae island music and enjoy a choice of soft drinks, beer, wine, or champagne, while searching for
25 Causeway Blvd., Suite 3, Clearwater
Call for details: 727-446-2587
Museum of Science & Industry
Plan to spend a minimum of 4 hours at the Children’s Science Center, the IMAX Dome Theatre, or
tour Disasterville and experience hurricane force winds. Pedal a bicycle balanced on a 1-inch steel cable. Guests
will be harnessed into the bike and ride across a 98-foot-long cable suspended 30 feet above the ground. Try the
MaxFlight Simulator, a squadron of indoor Virtual Reality fighter-jet rides poised for the sharp banks, sky loops
and screaming dives of pulse-pounding aerial combat, completely controlled by YOU, the pilot!
4801 E. Fowler Ave., St Pete
Call for details: 813-987-6000
Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides, corkscrews, water falls,
a wave pool, children's water playground and other family attractions such as outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing
areas, gift shops, and a championship white-sand volleyball complex.
1001 N. Mckinley Drive, Tampa
Call for details: 888-800-5447
Boing Jump Center
Experience fun and fitness at the same time! Welcoming all ages… beginners to professional athletes
to defy gravity on Giant Trampoline Arenas! Whether you want to free jump, play dodgeball (BOING! style) or get a
crazy workout doing BOING!Robics, BOING! Jump Center is the place for you!
622-624 Ware Blvd., Tampa
Call for details: 813-341-4897
Lowry Park Zoo
Visit more than 2000 animals in lush habitats and experience zoo shows & rides, water play areas,
a river odyssey eco-tour, interactive ehibits, and restaurants.
1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa
Call for details: 813-935-8552
Moray eels, big sharks and endangered sea turtles with 2 acre waterpark and wild dolphin cruise offers
an exceptional family adventure.
701 Channelside Dr., Tampa
Call for details: 813-273-4000
Busch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based
on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos
featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens provides unrivaled excitement
for guests of every age.
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa
Call for details: 813-987-5000