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10+ Jacksonville Kids Activities to Smash Summer Boredom

  • May 15, 2023
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Summer is more fun this year, and with school being out, that means more entertainment! Jacksonville moms and dads can agree that there is never enough stuff to keep the boredom at bay, but don’t worry because there are plenty of things to do in Jacksonville! We’ve curated a list of our top Jacksonville Kids Activities so you can be sure the attention is on activity.

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Now, let’s get to the family-friendly fun!

Cornerstone Rock Gym

Of all of the things to do in Jacksonville, this is best for those kiddos who can’t sit still! Located right outside Jacksonville you can find Cornerstone Rock Gym! This is Florida’s newest rock gym and the perfect place to tire out some pent up energy! This indoor climbing facility is also great for those hot summer days where you’re not wanting to sweat it out but still exercise.

Featuring fun summer camps that offer climbing lessons, top roping, bouldering, laser tag, archery tag and ninja warrior training — your little explorer will be pumped to be the next Cliff Hanger.

Hours & Location:

Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  | 11AM-8PM
Wednesday | CLOSED
Saturday | 10AM – 8PM
Sunday | 1PM – 7PM

📍 6746 East Mount Vernon St Glen St Mary, Fl 32040

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The Mosh Museum


Summer break calls for more days spent at the MOSH – Museum of Science and History! This museum is the perfect place to bring the whole family during the hot summer months for some educational learning!

The museum hosts a variety of events and programs to suit any kiddos interests! There is even a summer camp for kids that want to spend the whole summer having fun, hanging out, and discovering!

Hours & Location:

Monday  | 10AM-5PM
Tuesday & Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday & Friday | 10AM – 5PM
Saturday | 10AM-6PM
Sunday | 12PM – 5PM

📍1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Adventure Landing Summer Camp Passes

Get some all-day passes from Adventure Landing for an action-packed day full of kid-friendly activities. These passes are better than shelling out coins every five minutes and are a good deal for thrifty parents.

Kids can hit the water park, play mini-golf, laser tag, go-kart, and hit up the arcade with add ons available.

Many of the activities at Adventure Landing are family-friendly so feel free to join in!

Hours & Location: 

Monday–Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 10AM–11PM
Sunday | 10AM–9PM

📍1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

St. Augustine Aquarium Summer Camps

This summer camp at the St. Augustine Aquarium is wild! Campers can hang out with the sharks, do aquatic species feedings and have fun with crafts and games while learning about marine life.

If your kid loves getting hands-on with underwater creatures, this camp will be the most memorable thing about summer!

Event Details

Hours & Location: 

Monday -Sunday | 8:30AM–4:30PM

📍2045 FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32084

The Jacksonville Zoo

The Zoo has so many amazing activities for kids, and is always a great place for kids to learn and explore! With so many exhibits, some of them award-winning, the Jacksonville Zoo is a world-class experience and has everything you need to have fun this summer. From Lions to Stingrays, there is so much to see and do. Upgrade your tickets to the Total Experience to gain access to some awesome extras like the 4D Theater and Train Rides!

Hours & Location: 

9AM -5PM Daily

📍370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Catty Shack Ranch Night Feedings

While cats lounge around during the day in the sun…at night all the wild comes out! Take your family to one of the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary’s night feedings for one of the most heart-pounding dinners you’ll witness. No other Jacksonville kids activities will get you up close and personal with your favorite big cats like this one!

Catty Shack volunteers dish out over a hundred pounds of raw chicken and meat to these very hungry felines and they bring out the big claws to get it!

Because of all the loud roars, we recommend bringing only older kids or really brave little ones!

Event Details

Hours & Location: 

Every Friday & Saturday | 6PM–7:30PM

📍1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226

iFly Indoor Skydiving Flight School

Kids are dreamers, and nothing feels better than making your kids’ dreams come true! At iFly indoor skydiving, your little superhero can learn how to fly at flight school!

With 1-on-1 coaching from a flight instructor, kids can have a safe, indoor skydiving experience that will make them feel like they’re flying. iFly uses a wind tunnel to simulate free-falling conditions. Once they get the basics down, they can learn how to manipulate their bodies to go up and down in the air.

This summer experience promises to be one your kid will be talking about in school next year

Event Details

Hours & Location: 
Monday -Thursday | 12AM – 8PM
Saturday | 9AM – 9PM
Sunday | 9AM – 8PM

📍10579 Brightman Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Jacksonville community pools

The pools are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and they are the perfect place to cool off! You can create so many fun activities for kids as their swimming around. See the schedule below and click the button to see a complete list of pools:


Monday–Friday | 1PM–7PM
Saturday | 11AM–7PM
Sunday | 2PM–7PM

Blueberry Picking

Some Jacksonville kids activities can provide yummy snacks, too! Summertime is fruit picking time, and kids will love getting outside and heading over for some blueberry picking this season! Bring some bug spray, your camera and your cutest outfit because there are locations around Jacksonville to bring the family for picking sweet blueberries! We recommend saving and bringing home for a blueberry pie!

The Blueberry Ranch

Hours depend on the berries!

📍852042 US Highway 17, Yulee, FL 32097

Mind Bender Escape Room

Make a night to do a family “team building” exercise at Mind Bender Escape Rooms! Together you can solve a mystery by breaking codes, uncovering hidden trap doors and exploring ancient mysteries. Rooms include “Mystery in China Town,” “Four Kingdoms,” “The Woodshed,” “Jewel Heist” and the scary “Jack the Ripper.” You’ll come out feeling like you had a real life adventure together!

Event Details

Hours & Location: 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday | 1PM-9PM
Friday & Saturday | 1PM-12AM

📍 1500 Beach Blvd #212, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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UNF Youth Summer Camps

Each year, University of North Florida opens their campus to the children of the Jacksonville area with their youth camps! They have a whole range of camps so every kid can choose a camp that they can enjoy! This year they are offering up academic, culture, athletic, and even recreation camps to enjoy throughout the summer! These camps are a great way to keep the kids active and social through the summer months and let them further themselves in their chosen interests!

Camp Details

Hours & Location
Summer 2023

📍1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224

Jumbo Shrimp Family Movie Nights

If you’re looking for unique things to do in Jacksonville, this is for you! Jumbo Shrimp and 121 Financial Ballpark at back at for another season of fun for the whole family with family movie nights throughout the summer! This is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the kiddos after work while catching up on movies you may have missed – or some family favorites!

Plus, admission is only $1 per person making it super accessible to all!

And we love that they have a kid zone where the kids can safely get out their energy on the inflatables and get their face painted!

Event Details

Hours & Location: 
Summer 2023

📍301 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Body Mind Performance LLC Kid's Camp

If your kid loves sports and wants to further their game or just play through the summer, check out Body Performance LLC Kid’s Camp! Body Mind Performance LLC is the only camp in Jacksonville to offer soccer, strength and mindset training as part of their full day indoor camp throughout June.

The camp is run by Emily who is a former Chelsea Ladies Soccer Player and has been a private soccer coach for years and is now opening up her training to children ages seven to 16 through a camp that teaches soccer, strength, and mindset training, all of which are important for young athletes and makes for a great summertime activity. Take a look at this years camp details to sign up for a great summer!

Hours & Location
3 one week Sessions (June 9 – July 7)

📍D1 Training Facility 11744 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246