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Sarasota Florida Family Fun

Sarasota • Siesta Key • Longboat Key • Lido Key • Venice

Family vacations wouldn’t be complete without fun, educational, and exciting activities you can all enjoy together.

There are lots of family fun things to do when visiting the Sarasota, Florida area. In fact, there is no better place for a ‘playcation’ than in Southwest Florida! You’ll find that the Sarasota region provides pint-sized fun, ideal for every family member.

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Must Do Sarasota Florida Family Fun

Mixon Fruit Farms fresh Florida citrus, tropical gardens, wedding venue, family activities, cafe, and wildlife education center Bradenton, Florida. Photo by Nita Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com. #Sarasota #Attractions #kidsactivities #familyfun #florida #vacation #oranges #citrus

Mixon Fruit Farms

Mixon Fruit Farms is an attraction the entire family will enjoy. Mixon's features tropical gardens, a butterfly garden and magical maze, a citrus fruit packinghouse, a cafe, an ice cream parlor, a juice and wine bar, and an outdoor pavilion and gazebo used for parties and weddings. Mixon Fruit Farms also holds outdoor concerts and special events throughout the year including the Orange... Read More
Watch the Ski-A-Rees perform a spectacular water ski show featuring jumps and tricks, pyramids, ballet and swivel lines, doubles, trios, and skiing barefoot. #Sarasota #vacation #waterski #kidsactivities

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

Free Water Ski Show Each Sunday September 29, 2019 through October and February - May 2020! If you’re looking for something different to do with the kids, check out the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show Team perform a themed and spectacular one-hour water ski show. Watch in awe as the team's young adults dazzle you with thrilling jumps and tricks, breathtaking pyramids, beautiful... Read More
Ringling Circus Museum clown costume exhibit Sarasota, Florida attractions. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

The Ringling Circus Museum

American Circus Exhibits and Memorabilia Feel the magic in the air? It's no wonder, Sarasota has been known as the "Circus Capital of the World" since the 1920's when John Ringling made it the winter quarters of his famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Ringling's Circus Museum and Tibbals Learning Center offer visitors a snapshot of circus history, with lavish costumes, clown... Read More
Prehistoric sharks’ teeth of all types and sizes can often be found washed up on beaches in Venice, Florida. Caspersen Beach, hunting for sharks teeth

Hunting for Shark Teeth

Hunt for Sharks’ Teeth on the Beach in the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World.” Prehistoric sharks’ teeth of all types and sizes can often be found washed up on beaches in Venice, Florida. Fossilized shark teeth are distinctly triangular with one long point and two shorter points at the thicker base. Caspersen and Venice Beach... Read More
Livingston's Amusement Center in Sarasota features 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art entertainment for kids and adults. Family fun activities include billiards, go-kart race track, a 24' rock climbing wall, an arcade with one of Florida's largest prize center, and a Bazooka Ball paintless paintball arena. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Livingston's Amusements

More Than 50,000 Square Feet of Fun & Games Livingston's Amusement Center in Sarasota features 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art entertainment for kids and adults. Family fun activities include bumper cars, billiards, go-kart race track, an arcade with one of Florida's largest prize center, and a Bazooka Ball simulated combat game. A visit to Livingston’s Amusements center is a great way for families to spend a rainy day or... Read More
Siesta Key drum circle, Siesta Beach Sarasota, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Siesta Key Drum Circle

Watch the sun set and listen to drummers in a festival-like atmosphere at one of the largest drum circles in the nation. The Siesta Key Drum Circle is a popular tradition that attracts big crowds of participants and onlookers for drumming and dancing on Siesta Beach. Drum circle regulars occasionally perform with swords and fire or offer flowers to onlookers, you... Read More
Circus Arts Conservatory Sarasota, Florida. Acclaimed around the globe, Circus Sarasota offers year-round professional performances, showcased in a one-ring, five-star, European-style big top, and unique area facility. MustDo.com

The Circus Arts Conservatory

Year Round Circus Fun! Acclaimed around the globe, Circus Sarasota offers year-round professional performances, showcased in a one-ring, five-star, European-style big top, and unique area facility in Sarasota, Florida. Circus arts classes are offered year-round for all levels, of adults and children. Sailor Circus Performances Watch over 100 students perform in the iconic Sailor Circus Arena known worldwide as "The Greatest 'Little' Show on Earth." The Circus Arts... Read More
Parrott at Sarasota Jungle Gardens Sarasota, Florida family fun attractions, Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

This family fun attraction has been a Sarasota area favorite since 1939 and is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals. Sarasota Jungle Gardens also features 10 acres of tropical vegetation and jungle trails. Jungle Garden's animals include birds of prey, a variety of parrots and macaws, free roaming flamingos, primates, small mammals, snakes, lizards, iguanas, crocodiles, and other reptiles. New additions... Read More
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, USA. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Children’s Rainforest Garden

The Children's Garden at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens The Children's Rainforest Garden at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a tropical jungle environment where kids can freely discover, explore, and play. It features a 12’ waterfall, swinging bridges, field research stations to inspire curious minds, caves for exploring, and an adventure trail in addition to an Amazon village with an amphitheater. There is a... Read More
Jumpin' Fun Inflata Park Sarasota, Florida. A 15,000-square-foot inflatable indoor park with a plethora of adventurous and challenging activities for kids of all ages as well as adults - beer & wine too!

Jumpin' Fun Inflata Park

This 15,000-square-foot inflatable indoor park features a plethora of adventurous and challenging activities including a 250-ft. long zip rail coaster, moon bounce, air wall climb, dodgeball, 26-ft. slide, 100-ft. obstacle course, and more.  Jumpin’ Fun Inflata Park is a blast for kids of all ages as well as adults. Parents can relax with a beer or wine... Read More
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