More FREE Fun for Kids along the Emerald Coast!

Little girl playing on the beach with ball

You’re relaxing on the beach with your eyes on emerald colored Gulf waters, your toes in sand as white as sugar and a breeze running through your hair when suddenly you hear those words – ‘Mom, I’m bored.’ or ‘Dad, It’s too hot.’ What?! Sometimes your perfect moment, is not a shared experience – especially when it comes to kids. Well, we want it all when we’re on vacation and My Vacation Haven wants to give it to you. This month My Vacation Haven has compiled a few options to help you work through those unwelcomed phrases, moments of boredom or (shh!) the occasional rain shower. We want each and every member of your vacationing group to make their own memory and leave loving our little piece of the coast as much as you do – after all that’s why you’re here! Keep reading for some unique ideas for day-time activities to peak the interest of the youngest members of your group and help offer them another option for fun (and they may even learn something). School-age kids and teens will be bored no more!

More FREE Fun for Kids! Topsail Hill Preserve State Park! Each Tuesday and Thursday the park offers their Kids’ Club from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In addition to face painting and crafts, the park introduces a lesson to the group which can range from exploring the life of sea turtles to experimenting with photosynthesis.

Abracadabra! Magic Academy, lead by magician Jeanette Andrews at the Seaside REP Theater, will keep you in awe! Each Tuesday (Ages 5-7) and Thursday (Ages 8-14) at 12 p.m. the Magic Academy will teach kids magic tricks and illusions like how to make a quarter disappear and instantly reappear and be able to instantly sort the colors in a mixed up pile of beads! Tickets are $25.

I’m Bored.’ Visit South Walton offers some great ideas for fun with teens – yes fun with teens! No more “I’m bored.” With ideas like horseback riding, movies, art galleries, The Rep Theatre or Mattie Kelly drama classes or even a Geotour it will be a while before you hear those words again! Click here for more info.

Gulf World Marine Park of Panama City offers tours for kids of all ages as well as FREE admission for kids under 4! It’s newest habitat Sting Ray Bay has just opened so there is more to see than ever. For park times and to purchase tickets, click here!

Big Kahuna’s Water Park offers loads of fun for kids and grownups AND is a My Vacation Haven Added Fun Partner where owners and guests get great discounts on tickets. Open daily through July. Check their website for more information and our Blog for exclusive discount details.

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