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Things to see and do with kids in Florida Keys

Florida Keys Kids Attractions


The Florida Keys offers plenty in the way of kids' activities and attractions and families travelling with children in tow will be pleased to know there's plenty of innocent fun to be had. Many of the resorts in the Keys cater to children with playgrounds, kid's pool, tennis, dolphin swims and more, and the year-round sunshine ensures that the miles of sandy white tropical beaches are always beckoning.

Anne's Beach, on Lower Matecumbe Key, is the perfect place to enjoy a family picnic. Another great place to enjoy a lazy day in the sunshine is at the Botanical Gardens surrounding Matheson House, a house made from coral rock, on Lignumvitae Key, a place popular with those looking to escape the resorts and explore the Keys' natural beauty. Kids will love the nature walks in the Lower Keys and searching for the elusive Key deer on Big Pine Key will provide a morning of fun, while the resident alligator at Blue Hole, an abandoned rock quarry, is also worth a visit. At the Children's Museum in Marathon kids can learn about the pirates, Indians and railroaders who once inhabited the Keys. Older kids, especially boys, will love the more active and sporty Key Largo, where fishing is a popular activity. When all else fails, pack the bucket and spade, Frisbee and beach bats and head on down to the beach for a day of sand castle building and splashing in the shallows.


Butterfly Conservatory

The Key West Butterfly Conservatory is billed as a trip to paradise, and a walk through the tropical wonderland filled…

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Dolphin Research Center

One of the most enjoyable activities on a visit to the Florida Keys is an up-close-and-personal encounter with dolphins,…

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National Key Deer Refuge

The endangered, attractive and tiny white-tailed Key deer have found a safe haven in their refuge at Big Pine Key, where…

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