Things to do in Sarasota For KIDS & Adults

Things to do in Sarasota For KIDS & Adults

Other things for Kids to do in Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach

Feed the Flamingos -Jungle Gardens
It is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, different species of parrots and macaws, primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles - many of them rescued or donated - including Florida's noted pink flamingos. All nestled within 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping connected by winding jungle trails.
Adult - $17.99
Senior (Age 62 & up) - $16.99
Child (Ages 4-16) - $12.99
Child (Age 3 & under) - Free
Free Admission" to all Florida Public School Teachers during the school year (with Valid ID). 

Save $4 click for coupon for Jungle Gardens

Marina Jacks-Playgrounds, Yachts, Fishing Boats, Sailboats, Sunset Drinks, Art Walks
Take a stroll through the park surrounded by water and the beauty of yachts and fishing boats. The park has two playgrounds so your kids can play while you can take a few moments and enjoy the simplicity of life. No charge to relax and enjoy the surroundings.   The property has a few water view restaurants and bars.  If you want to sit outside on a little sand grab a drink at O'Lerays. Check when Marina Jacks website and if you're lucky there might be an art exhibit on the grounds. 

Ringling Bridge- The Connecting Bridge to Longboat and St. Armands
If you want to pick up the pace and see Sarasota Bay from a higher view take a stroll over the bridge. A pretty easy walk with beautiful views and  nice pedestrian walkways. There is also a playground under the bridge and right next to Harts Landing. It's very typical to see dolphins playing around sunset. The best place to park is in the Marina Jacks lot close to the north side. 


I am not typically a Zoo person but I do love animals! I recently went to the Big Cat Habitat this past weekend and I am still raving to all my friends. I personally have never been so close to Bears, Tigers, Lions, and they have a Liger.  All the animals are rescues meaning Big Cat does not purchase any of the animals.

They do offer several shows including a bird show and a Cat show.  The property also had a small area where kids can pet and feed several of the animals-Don't worry no Tigers in the petting zoo just; mainly goats and few others.  You can pay to feed the large cats which is pretty cool to watch! 

Thanks, Megan Siesta Key Concierge (Sarasota) 

Private Sand Bar Hoping or Sunset Cruises

The stunning colors, serenity and peacefulness of an amazing Sarasota sunset seen from the comfort of a boat will remind you why you took this vacation in the first place.  Private Tours  are affordable and create amazing memories. $215 and up...

Selby Gardens

Rainforest Children Garden: Swinging bridges, interactive playgrounds, water fall, kids research station, canopy walks and more. Kids love running around the gardens. I love the water views as you walk around the property. You will be close to Marina Jacks so perhaps combine the two trips.

 Lido Beach Flavor.. Laid back and has some history... Spend time at the beach walk across the street to the pool. Lido Beach and Pool 400 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key

The Lido Beach pool and pavilion is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The pavilion includes a 25-meter lap pool with five lanes for lap swimming. This beach is the former home of the famous Lido Beach Casino, which opened in May 1940. The casino, which became a magnet for residents and visitors, combined art deco, modern and Frank Lloyd Wright features. The casino was demolished in 1969.   Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Daily fees vary based on age; three-month seasonal and annual passes are available. For more information, call 941-329-6181. Hungry try the Lido Beach Concessions right next to the pool. The Lobster Roll is amazing! 

Mote Marine

Mote Aquarium is located at 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236. Just a few minutes from downtown Sarasota by way of the Ringling Causeway, and one mile north of St. Armands Circle. Mote Aquarium is located on City Island. No visit to Sarasota would be complete without exploring Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.  There are    two separate buildings to explore so plan plenty of time to see everything.  The Mote Aquarium is a colorful  collection of over 100 marine species.  Kids enjoyed touching the sea stars in the touch pools as well as feeding the rays.  The variety of marine life in the aquarium is inspiring.  

 Mixon Fruit Farms in east Bradenton also houses a wildlife refuge, providing land and shelter for orphaned and injured birds, reptiles and other animals. Take a tram ride, interact up close with native Florida wildlife, and enjoy an educational show, too. 

Myakka River State Park: 

Do you want to see some real life Florida wildlife. Be on the look out for Alligators, hawks, turtles and snakes! 

Ringling Mansion Tours: Check out the website as they often fun tours going on. I love the gardens and the view from the mansion. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state art museum of Florida, located in Sarasota, Florida. It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling for the people of Florida. 

Phillippi Estate Park:  Dog-friendly park on 60 acres with a historic mansion & trails, plus fishing piers & a kayak launch.






Summer Beach Volleyball Camp

-June 12th-16th 2017
-July 10th-14th 2017 

Time: 8:30-Noon
Location: Siesta Key Beach
Cost: $125
Ages: 8-15
Call the County: 941-861-9870
FYI: Registration does not open till March 28th



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