Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Jacksonville
Best Places for Kids in the Jacksonville region!
The best places to take kids in Jacksonville, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Jacksonville! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Art museum features changing exhibition galleries along with permanent works & a children's area.
Museum of Science and History
Jacksonville's Museum of Science & History makes science, history, and innovation accessible for all!
Tree Hill Nature Center
Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through quality, hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural areas.
Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida.
The Hands On Children Museum
The Hands On Children's Museum promotes hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages.
Adventure Landing - Jacksonville Beach
Awesome family fun and thrilling water park excitement is waiting for you at Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Water Park in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Pump It Up Jacksonville
Pump It Up of Jacksonville is too much fun to save it just for birthday parties. See our Bounce Schedule, which lists all the bouncing good times like Parents' Night Out and Open Jump, happening throughout the week.
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
Jumperz Fun Center
JUMPERZ features bounce houses, 40 games and North Florida's only Battle Zone!
Amelia Island State Park
Amelia Island State Recreation Area is a Florida State Park located 7 miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park on SR A1A, and 8 miles south of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida.
Big Talbot Island State Park
Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest.
Bay & Bee
Bay & Bee is founded on the Montessori and Waldorf educational principles of child-led play. Child-Led play refers to the type of play where the child is in control over which activities he or she would like to engage with.
Skate Station Funworks
Facility offers a host of activities including roller skating, mini-golfing, go-karting & batting.
Located in Jacksonville Beach and operating for over 50 years, Beach Bowl has been the main attraction center for recreational and competitive bowling in Jacksonville Beach.
My Gym Jacksonville
My Gym was created in 1983 by William Caplin and Yacov & Susi Sherman, who opened their first two My Gyms in Santa Monica and Van Nuys, California. Utilizing their experience in the fields of sports, dance, early childhood development, kinesiology and gymnastics, they developed a program and facility where children actively participate in a variety of structured, weekly physical education classes to gain social skills and self-esteem.
Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres
Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres is a 5th & 6th generation working family farm. Our first goal is to put God first in everything we do and to treat people as we would want to be treated.
Adventure Landing - Jacksonville Beach
Our Flagship Park, Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park in Jacksonville Beach, is the largest Family Entertainment Center in northeast Florida.
Hemming Park is a 1.54-acre public park, located in the heart of the government center in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Originally a village green, it was the first and is the oldest park in the city.
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre urban woodland full of trails for you to explore and enjoy.
Kingsley Plantation is the site of a former estate in Jacksonville, Florida, that was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley.