Jacksonville, like the rest of Florida, is blessed with an abundance of sunshine and warmth. However, this doesn’t mean that outdoor activities are always pleasant. The summer can bring intense heat, heavy rainfall, and of course, those pesky bugs. As parents, it can feel challenging when trying to keep the kids entertained during extreme weather. How many times have you Googled “best indoor family activities in Jacksonville” or “things to do in Jacksonville”? Luckily, there are many excellent indoor options, simulator sports centers, and other family activities that will save your kids from boredom (and you from stress!) in Jacksonville. Here are six indoor family activities to do with your kids while they are stuck at home.
The Best Indoor Family Activities in Jacksonville
1. Coastal Indoor Golf
Playing golf with your kids is a great bonding activity, and now you can play even when it’s raining, hot, muggy, etc. Coastal Indoor Golf is Jacksonville’s only indoor golf course. The golf simulator’s state-of-the-art technology gives an impressively realistic indoor golf experience. Moreover, the virtual golf course is suitable for all levels, including first-timers. They also have a soccer simulator as well. Both their golf & soccer simulators have games and activities suitable for players of all ages.
2. Flight Fit N Fun
If your kids love trampolining, they will be in heaven at Flight Fit N Fun. This indoor trampoline park offers various indoor sports, including open jump trampolining sessions, air slam basketball, dodgeball, and a ninja warrior course. Taking your children to Flight Fit N Fun is a great way to keep them active and entertained at the same time.
3. Batt Family Fun Center
Batt Family Fun Center is a well-known bowling alley in Jacksonville with various activities available. You can spend a whole day here with your kids, playing bowling, crazy-golf, and laser tag. You can then let them loose in the arcade while you hit the billiard tables.
4. “Hands On” Children’s Museum
For a unique, low-cost indoor activity, take the kids to the “Hands On” Children’s Museum. This quirky museum has 25 fun and interactive exhibits, including a castle, fire & emergency rescue station, and a TV & radio center. There is also a simulated grocery store featuring actual cash registers and conveyor belts plus miniature grocery carts. This is a favorite with kids of all ages, allowing them to play the role of store clerk & ring up your groceries for you.
5. Sweet Pete’s Candy
What kid doesn’t love candy?! Sweet Pete’s Candy is more than a candy store. They offer factory tours to see the candy-making in action and various interactive classes and workshops. There are candy-making classes for kids of all ages, including toddlers, and chocolate pizza-making workshops for the chocoholics. Of course, there is also the onsite ice cream parlor to complete your sweet day.
6. Bravoz Entertainment Center
Bravoz Entertainment Center is the ultimate play center for the whole family. It features four trampoline jumping areas, climbing walls, an arcade, laser tag, laser maze, and a mini-bowling alley. What’s more, when the kids get hungry, there is an onsite pizzeria and cafe that’s bound to put smiles on their faces.
As you can see, there are plenty of family activities to do in Jacksonville, regardless of the weather. With so many indoor sports and entertainment options available, there’s no reason your kids should get bored this summer.
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