Kid Friendly Places in South Florida
During my time in South Florida I've discovered a lot of great places, most of which are kid friendly since I have 3 young boys myself; a pre-teen & two under the age of 4. Besides an independence baby gear provider for BabyQuip, I'm also a full time photographer so I've come across a ton of great parks, beaches and other scenic outdoor spots.
Below are some of my favorite spots.
You can also check them & a bunch more out on my Google Places links as well! I'm constantly added new spots to them.
Indoor Play Areas
The School House Children’s Museum
an awesome indoor educational play center
(also with outdoor play area and surrounding restaurants and shopping)
Where: 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
La – La Land
An awesome indoor play area and party center. Great for all ages!
Where: 11411 W Palmetto Park Rd B, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Happy Kids Play Gym
Great for young kids, especially toddlers. For Ages 10 and under
Where: 10225 Southern Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
An awesome inflatable play gym, great for all ages.
Where: 6250 Lantana Rd #18, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Kids Museums & Outdoor Fun
Young at Art - Davie, FL
Museum of Science & Discovery– Ft. Lauderdale
South Florida Science Center– Palm Beach -
(Also in same neighborhood as the Palm Beach Zoo – check for 2 for 1 deals!)
The Palm Beach Zoo– A great small zoo that can be walked around in just a couple hours. Has a fountain area great for kids to run through to cool off. (Also in same neighborhood as the South Florida Science Center – check for 2 for 1 deals!)
Lion Country Safari– Drive through Safari, Walk through Safari and large splash pad
Gumbo Limbo– Awesome nature preserve with rehabilitated Turtles, a massive fish tank, nature walk, tree top look out and more.
Where: 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boca Town Center– Indoor mall with surrounding area of stores and restaurants
6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431-7208
The Mall at Wellington Green- Indoor mall with surrounding area of stores and restaurants
10300 Forest Hill Blvd, #2000 Wellington, FL 33414
Palm Beach Outlets– Outdoor Mall
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Delray Market Place– Outdoor Shopping area filled with stores, restaurants and events. Check webpage for event details.
14851 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Gulf Stream Beach (and Park)- Delray
Free parking, small beach, bathrooms, playground and cook out areas
4489 N Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483
South Inlet– Boca Raton – large beach, Playground area, cookout areas and bathrooms
1100 S Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Lake Worth Beach– Great beach with pier. Ocean view restaurants and shopping
10 S. Ocean Boulevard, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Deerfield Beach - Large beach area with grassy tree areas and public volley ball courts.
Lots of Ocean front shopping & dinning.
You'll be sure to find a bunch of places with live music.
Where: 2096 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Outdoor Playgrounds, Water Parks & Splash Pads
Sugar Sand Park & Science Museum
amazing outdoor park filled with education aspects and splash area.
300 S Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Lake Lytal Aquatic Center and Splash Pad
3645 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 334
Kid Friendly Local Restaurants
Two Georges– Locations in Boynton Beach & Deerfield. Both on the intercoastal.
Relaxing intercoastal dining.
Where:739 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Boston’s On The Beach
Longtime choice for sports fans! Offering live music & seafood in a busy spot overlooking the surf. Live entertainment 7 nights a week!
Where: 40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Great Mexican food with a fun atmosphere. Locations in Boca, Delray, West Palm, Ft. Lauderdal and Palm Beach Gardens
Brooklyn Water Bagels
closest thing to NY Bagels in south Florida. Awesome self-serve coffee.
Try the Cubsta! Iced coffee with coffee iced cubes!
Locations all over Florida
Amazing place for Breakfast or Lunch.
Where: 6346 Lantana Rd #74, Lake Worth, FL 33463
2 Chef’s Souperee
Over 12 different homemade daily soups. Sandwiches, meals and desserts as well. Check out their menu and have it delivered to you via Door Dash!
Where: 6338 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Upbeat bar & grill offering wide-ranging pub grub in spacious digs lined with sports decor & TVs.
Where: 6316 Lantana Rd #45, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Locations in Delray and Lake Worth. Fast Service but not Fast food.
Multiple locations. Our family’s favorite NY style pizza.
Homemade ice cream and desserts.
Multiple locations, pretty much in every town.
Casual chain featuring BBQ & American sides, plus memorabilia honoring soldiers & first responders.
Where:1100 N Congress Ave #130, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Miller’s Ale House– Locations all over South Florida.
Peter Piper Pizza
Lively, kid-oriented chain featuring pizza & wings along with token-play arcade games.
Cheap, fun and relaxing!
Where: 3961 Jog Rd, Greenacres, FL 33467
Mulligan’s on the Beach– A few steps away from the Lake Worth Beach
Where: 10 S Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Rainy Day Itinerary:
Hit up the Happy Place Kids Gym! After the kids pass out stroll around the Wellington Mall just down the road. Have lunch at the food court or hit up one of the restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen. When the kids wake up, play in their fun “squishy” play area located right near the JC Penny Mall entrance.
Lake Worth Area:
Grab breakfast at Eggcetera or more of a lunch person? Head to 2 Chef’s Souperee.
Then head next door to Monkey Joe’s for some off the wall inflatable fun!
Before you head home check out OoooFusion for some yummy Bobba Tea!
A yummy treat for kids and adults of all ages.
The Children’s Schoolhouse Musem is an amazing 2 story educational play area. They have open play or check on their site for classes such as story time, messy art play or weekly themed fun.
$5 per person / child over 1 year of age. (Totally worth it!) Outdoor playground on grounds as well. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. When you’re all done having fun, head over to 2 Georges Restaurant for some yummy food on the intercoastal. Don’t forget to peek over the entrance ramp and check out what is swimming in the water!
A MUST place to hit up while in the area is La La Land. It’s the newest and most fun indoor play area I’ve been to yet. Fun for all ages (Even the adults will have fun) After you exhaust yourself there hit up the Boca Mall and chow down at Grand Lux or Zin Burger!
*Some of these places have admission fees or special hours of operation so call or check out their website before visiting!*
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