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6 Top Things to Do with Kids in Clearwater

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With a beautiful beach and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s no wonder Clearwater is one of America’s favorite beach towns. It’s popping up on family vacation bucket lists across the country. Clearwater has a lot of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! 

From the best things to do and places to go, here are 6 Top Things to Do with Kids in Clearwater:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Home to the famous Hollywood star, Winter the Dolphin, and other rescued animals like sea turtles, stingrays, otters and more, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium brings discovery and inspiration to all ages. Not only is Clearwater Marine Aquarium a really cool place to see marine life, but it also has an important mission of conservation, rescue, rehab and release. The whole family will takeaway bits of information on saving sea life and learning to love marine life even more. Their mission is displayed throughout the aquarium through education stations, making it a learning experience for kids too!

Every day 10AM-6PM | Extended hours (on select dates) 9AM-7PM

📍 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767

Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach

A trip to Clearwater beach isn’t complete without a visit to Pier 60. This famous boardwalk has a huge playground, fishing options off the pier, inflatable slides, and other activities that are perfect for kids. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream or treat from the Pier 60 Concessions for something sweet that’ll hit the spot on a hot Florida day. Grab a fishing pole and see what fish you might catch! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for special events held on the pier, especially the nightly Sunset Festival at Pier 60!

Sunday-Wednesday 6AM-10PM | Thursday-Saturday Open 24 Hours

📍1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Dolphin Boat Tour

If you’re looking for adventure and dolphin sightseeing, Clearwater has various dolphin boat tours to choose from. One that we recommend checking out is Little Toot. A dolphin boat tour is a fun-filled family activity that everyone will love! You’re pretty much guaranteed to see these friendly creatures jumping along behind the boat while everyone onboard is cheering and snapping photos. The thrill of seeing dolphins up close is exciting for the whole family! We heard dolphins like noise and cheering, so be ready to get loud.

Tours run at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM & 7:15PM

📍25 Causeway Blvd #16, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise

Embark on a journey to discover all of the beautiful treasures in Clearwater on a pirate-themed boat ride. The Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise is perfect for kids who are looking for an adventure. The Pirate Cruise is two hours long and includes a treasure hunt, face painting, games, stories, dancing and more. The dedication from the staff is exciting, making the overall experience fun for everyone. Grab your favorite mateys and book your ride on the Pirate Cruise now!

Spring/Summer Schedule
Monday– Saturday: 10am, 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm
Sunday: 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm

📍25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Ride the Jolley Trolley

All aboard! The Jolley Trolley is a fun and reliable trolley ride that takes people all around town! Hop on the Jolley Trolley for a unique way to see Clearwater and the surrounding towns. The drivers are super friendly and share fun facts as well as recommendations. The overall vibe is highly energetic and a fun time! Plus it’s very affordable!

Sunday-Thursday 9:45AM-10:18PM | Friday-Saturday 9:45AM-11:48PM

📍410 N Myrtle Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Congo River Golf

Congo River Golf in Clearwater is a themed mini golf course with scavenger hunts, waterfalls, gator feedings, arcade games, and more. You’ll have a blast here, no doubt! There is plenty of entertainment to keep everyone occupied and smiling. Their staff is very friendly and the vibe is great for kids and families. We definitely recommend holding and feeding the alligators. Make sure to have your phone out ready for picture.

Sunday-Thursday 10AM-11PM | Friday-Saturday 10AM-12AM

📍20060 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764

6 Top Things to Do with Kids in Clearwater

Not only will these family activities beat boredom, but they will also create everlasting memories!

We’d love to see your family photos enjoying one of these activities! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram at @stuffdotointampabay 

Haley Haman

Haley Haman

Haley is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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