Fun things to do with kids
Looking for Things to Do in Florida With the Kids?Whether you’re looking for an educational activity, an outdoor thrill or just something a little off the beaten path, the Florida Everglades delivers. With incredible sights and sounds, America’s wetland is a must see in South Florida. The best family-friendly adventure begins at Everglades Holiday Park where you’ll find plenty of fun things to do with kids of all ages. With fast boat rides, live alligator shows and the famous Gator Boys, this is one destination that’s sure to delight in Fort Lauderdale. Ready to learn more? Here’s a glimpse into a day of adventure at the park.
Journey Through the River of Grass on an AirboatThe Everglades is called the “River of Grass” because of its unique appearance. It’s a fantastic tropical wetland that stretches for miles, characterized by sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps and some of the most unusual vegetation in South Florida. Everglades Holiday Park gives adventurous families the chance to explore this incredible ecosystem from the seat of a covered airboat – and boy is it a thrill. Boats glide through the ‘Glades at top speeds, piloted by skilled captains who explore the murky water in search of alligators, snakes, turtles and tropical wading birds. Each ride is unique and the wildlife is unpredictable, which is exactly why an airboat ride through the Everglades tops the list of fun things to do with kids in Fort Lauderdale.
Wow Them With a Live Alligator ShowAfter an hour-long guided tour, guests are returned to the docks where they join the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team in the world famous “Gator Pit” for an exciting live alligator presentation. Shows are family friendly of course, and filled with tricks, stunts and educational information about the Everglades ecosystem and it’s most popular resident, the American alligator. Many of the gators used in the show are rescue gators, saved from neighborhood pools, backyards and residential areas in South Florida. The team works hard to provide a safe haven for nuisance gators, and Everglades Holiday Park is the perfect sanctuary.
Fun Things to Do With Kids In Fort Lauderdale: Hold Everglades WildlifeKids delight in coming face to face with unusual Everglades wildlife and at Everglades Holiday Park, that’s exactly what they can do. The latest added feature at the park, Animal Encounters, gives everyone a chance to hold some of the Everglades most interesting critters. Planning fun things to do with kids in Fort Lauderdale has never been easier when it involves holding a Carpet Python, Ring-tailed Lemur or Umbrella Cockatoo. And of course, everyone wants to hold a baby alligator! Snap a picture for the scrapbook - and also for show and tell - and watch their faces beam! Parents looking for fun things to do with kids in Fort Lauderdale are never disappointed with a visit to Everglades Holiday Park. South Florida’s premier family destination, a day at the park is filled with thrills, wildlife and education – and that’s always a good time.Haul in Some Largemouth BassAt Everglades Holiday Park, you can become the captain of the ship and take your family cruising around the enchanting waters of the ‘Glades. We offer fishing boat rentals, so you and your kids can adventure into the heart of the Everglades, soaking in nature and doing your best to reel in a couple big ones. Because of its unique ecology, the Everglades is home to some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the world. Anglers from all over the globe head to Everglades Holiday Park to have their hand in the surrounding waters. If you find yourself in the area, take advantage of the enrapturing waters of the Everglades and rent a boat! Your kids will thank you, even if you don’t end up catching any bass. After all, they’ll be out in the sun and on the water – that’s all that matters.Just being on the water in the Everglades and taking a couple of minutes to soak up the view around you can teach your kids about wildlife. Beyond simply enjoying a pleasant experience, your time at Everglades Holiday Park will also be educational.You’re more than welcome to bring your own fishing gear to Everglades Holiday Park, but if you don’t want to bring it with you on your vacation, forgot it at home or simply didn’t plan ahead, that’s not a problem at all. We offer a full catalog of rental fishing gear, and we have what you need to enjoy a day on the water. From fishing equipment to beer, ice, food and bait, we have the perfect recipe for relaxation.Contact us today if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you the next time you’re in South Florida!
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HOURS OF OPERATION7 Days a Week: We open at 9AM (rain or shine)
- Tours are 60 minutes in length, departing every 20 minutes.
- Last boat (with gator show before tour) departs at 4:10PM
- Last boat (without gator show) departs at 4:30PM
*All tickets include an exciting airboat tour & educational gator show after your tour
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