Fall Into Family Fun

Fall is my favorite time of year. Living in Florida may seem hard for families to get into the fall spirit. Especially families who are new to the area from much cooler states. We have warm weather, sunny beaches, and beautiful orange sunsets. But we rarely have cool weather or need to wear warmer clothes this time of year. We…

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Kids Setting Goals

Every year in January many parents set goals for themselves. It may be dreams: work related, health related and so much more. We write them all down and then start working on a plan to get there. What about the kids? Can you imagine how much children can learn and grow if they begin goal-setting at a young age? Why…

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Family Fun: Sailor Circus

Sailor Circus now in its sixth decade of operation has grown from a small high school gymnastics class in 1949 to the present spectacular 4 ring youth circus production known worldwide as the Greatest “Little” Show on Earth. Students from the 4th through 12th grades in Sarasota and surrounding counties have an opportunity to experience the performing arts in a…

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Family Fun: Save Our Seabirds

Our 130,000 square foot facility is home to approximately 250 birds consisting of over 30 species both native and exotic. Come stroll our mostly shaded boardwalk while observing many of our residents in more than 45 manicured enclosures.

Dakin Dairy Farms

We bottle our “Farm Fresh” milk right here on our sustainable family farm! Hayrides, pig races, feeding calves & making butter are all part of our guided tour. An old fashioned “farm fun” play area concludes your visit under our gorgeous oak hammock. Concession stand, gifts and more. Make memories every Oct-April, M-F 12pm. Saturday’s 10, 12 & 3pm. Oct-Dec…

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Children’s Fountain at Bayfront Park Sarasota

The Steigerwaldt/Jockey Children’s Fountain at Bayfront Park on Sarasota’s bayfront in downtown Sarasota, offers a nice break from the beach and is a fun way for the kids to cool off. Features a great splash water fountain and there is a large playground and picnic area nearby. Children 3 years and younger must wear swim diapers. Summer Hours (Memorial Day…

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Mixon Fruit Farms

Visit Florida’s sweetest attraction. Voted Florida’s #1 grove destination, Mixon Fruit Farms has been here for over 70 years. Mixons has a large gift shop full of gifts and Florida Souvenirs. We have Florida Wines with sampling daily, honey, dressings, jellies, unique jewelry, and more. Pick up some fresh fruit and juice, orange swirl ice cream and homemade fudge. Ride…

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The Ringling Museum of Art

In 1911, John Ringling and his wife, Mable purchased 20 acres of waterfront property in Sarasota, Florida. Today, that investment welcomes visitors from around the globe with fine art, historic mansion, two circus museums and a jewel-box of a theater.

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Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

A Miniature Golf Adventure Come play the best in Florida Adventure Style Mini Golf amid rushing waters, mysterious caves, and waterfalls on mountainous tropical terrain for a truly unique Florida miniature golf experience!

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Mote Marine Aquarium

At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.