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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.

 

Places to Eat
 

Outdoor Fun

Indoor Fun


 

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

https://www.schoolhousemuseum.org

 

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 

http://lalalandkidz.com

 

Happy Kids Play Gym
Great for young kids, especially toddlers.  For Ages 10 and under 
Where: 10225 Southern Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 

http://www.happyplacekidsgym.com

 

Monkey Joe’s
An awesome inflatable play gym, great for all ages. 
Where: 6250 Lantana Rd #18, Lake Worth, FL 33463

https://www.monkeyjoes.com
 

 

Kids Museums & Outdoor Fun

 

Young at Art - Davie, FL

https://www.youngatartmuseum.org

 

Museum of Science & Discovery– Ft. Lauderdale 

https://mods.org/visit/hours-prices/

 

South Florida Science Center– Palm Beach -
(Also in same neighborhood as the Palm Beach Zoo – check for 2 for 1 deals!)

https://www.sfsciencecenter.org

 

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!)

http://www.palmbeachzoo.org

 

Lion Country Safari– Drive through Safari, Walk through Safari and large splash pad

https://www.lioncountrysafari.com

 

Gumbo Limbo– Awesome nature preserve with rehabilitated Turtles, a massive fish tank, nature walk, tree top look out and more.
https://www.gumbolimbo.org/about-us

Where: 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432

 


Area Malls


Boca Town Center– Indoor mall with surrounding area of stores and restaurants
6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431-7208

https://www.simon.com/mall/town-center-at-boca-raton

 

The Mall at Wellington Green- Indoor mall with surrounding area of stores and restaurants

10300 Forest Hill Blvd, #2000 Wellington, FL 33414

https://www.shopwellingtongreen.com

 

Palm Beach Outlets– Outdoor Mall
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33401

https://www.palmbeachoutlets.com

 

Delray Market Place– Outdoor Shopping area filled with stores, restaurants and events. Check webpage for event details. 

14851 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446

https://www.delraymarket.com/events

 

 

Local Beaches

 

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
https://www.sugarsandpark.org

 

Lake Lytal Aquatic Center and Splash Pad

3645 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 334

http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/Lake-Lytal.aspx

 


Kid Friendly Local Restaurants

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Two Georges– Locations in Boynton Beach & Deerfield. Both on the intercoastal.
 

Banana Boat
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


Rocco’s Tacos
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

 

Eggcetera
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

 

Alabama Joe’s
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

 

Philly Grill
Locations in Delray and Lake Worth. Fast Service but not Fast food. 
 

NYPD Pizza
Multiple locations. Our family’s favorite NY style pizza.
 

Kilwins 
Homemade ice cream and desserts.
Multiple locations, pretty much in every town.


Mission BBQ
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:

Wellington Area:
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. 

 

Boynton Beach:
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! 

 

Boca Raton:
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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