The BEST places to watch a rocket launch in Florida
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The BEST places to watch a rocket launch in Florida

Sure, we can sometimes spot the faint glow and vapor trail of a rocket launch from here at home in Tampa Bay, but why not experience a rocket launch from a few miles away at least once before the kids grow up? Keep reading for insider tips on the best places to watch a rocket launch…

Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Local parents share PRO TIPS
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Children’s Gasparilla Parade: Local parents share PRO TIPS

We want to help you and the kids easily navigate the Gasparilla Children’s Parade which is on Saturday, January 21, 2023, so we’re sharing our top tips along with tips from parents like you! Keep reading for pro-tips from local Tampa Bay parents. And, if you need a summary of all the fun that awaits…

Best Winter Break Ever: Your Family Fun Bucket List in Tampa Bay
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Best Winter Break Ever: Your Family Fun Bucket List in Tampa Bay

‘Tis the season for sleigh loads of winter break fun in Tampa Bay! The kids are out of school, your holiday getaway plans have probably changed and kept you here, and now everyone is looking for something to do! Lucky YOU for calling Florida home because there is no shortage of FUN family-friendly things to…

10 Kid-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Home
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10 Kid-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Home

The thought of leaving the house on New Year’s Eve can be daunting if you are a parent, so why  not celebrate at home with the kids and some of their closest friends? We’ve searched some of our favorite blogs to find 10 ideas to make ringing in 2023 a night (or noon if you are…

The Gift of Experience in Tampa Bay: A Holiday Gift List Must
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The Gift of Experience in Tampa Bay: A Holiday Gift List Must

Rather than overloading our kids with more toys and clutter, why not give the gift of experience in Tampa Bay? An annual pass or membership to a local attraction is not only cost effective, it’s a gift that keeps on giving year–round to the entire family.  Added bonus- many of the attractions that offer summer camps…

What to Expect at Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field in St. Pete

What to Expect at Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field in St. Pete

Enchant Christmas is back at Tropicana Field in St. Pete through January 1, 2023 with its millions of twinkling lights, a new story-“Santa’s Magic Timepiece”, a holiday village with local shopping and treats, ice-skating, and visits with Santa. Once you’ve experienced the wonder of other magical Christmas events in Tampa Bay like Christmas Town at Busch Gardens and Christmas…

The Best Ways to Experience Busch Gardens Christmas Town in 2022

The Best Ways to Experience Busch Gardens Christmas Town in 2022

Busch Gardens Christmas Town is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Tampa Bay with NEW ways to dazzle you and your family! You can expect new live shows and even a new realm along with the return of guest favorites. This year’s event is being celebrated nightly for 57 consecutive days through January 9, 2023. This is one…

Where to see The Nutcracker in Tampa Bay and other Christmas shows

The Nutcracker is back on stage in 2022 in Tampa Bay and we couldn’t be more excited! There are a few places where you go see the performance in person on both sides of the bay, including the Straz Center in Tampa. We’re not just dishing the details on The Nutcracker…we’re also sharing some other…

The Most Adorable Places to Celebrate Christmas on the Farm in Tampa Bay

The Most Adorable Places to Celebrate Christmas on the Farm in Tampa Bay

There are several events happening this year at local farms from single day special events to family-friendly holiday events on the farms on weekends. There is so much to explore and experience! Check out our list of the best picks to celebrate a festive country-style Christmas! Related stories you may LOVE: Yes, you CAN cut…

Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa is back with dazzling lights and fun!

The holiday season is just around the corner, and ZooTampa is getting ready for its most festive and brightest Christmas in the Wild to date. This year we are glowing everywhere with thousands of lights across holiday-themed areas throughout the Zoo. Tampa’s premiere outdoor family holiday event will begin lighting up the nights on November…

Put those Gasparilla beads to use: Our favorite DIY crafts
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Put those Gasparilla beads to use: Our favorite DIY crafts

The annual Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza and Gasparilla Pirate Fest are spectacular events that leave you with buckets full BEADS if you are a lucky!!! We scoured Pinterest to find some amazing DIY craft projects to finally put all of those Gasparilla beads to use! All you need is a glue gun or glue, an imagination…

Gasparilla Krewe Life: Meet Alex Walter, Simon Canasi, and Dana Cura

Gasparilla Krewe Life: Meet Alex Walter, Simon Canasi, and Dana Cura

As football season spirals closed, Gasparilla season opens with a bang. In Tampa, Gasparilla is a way of life. Below deck, there’s more to Gasparilla than beads. Gasparilla is family. Gasparilla is friends. Gasparilla is a treasure chest of memories and treasure trove replete with tradition. Trod through, mates, and uncover why, for these three…

The BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Tampa Bay!
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The BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Tampa Bay!

Don’t be afraid to take the kids out to dinner! We get it and we’ve totally been there–some restaurants just aren’t the best place for restless kids and toddlers which is why we put together this list of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Tampa Bay. We’ve actually tried each of these kid-friendly Tampa Bay restaurants,…

Gallagher’s Christmas Trees: A Tradition of Making Forever Memories

If you’ve spent any time on Instagram you’ve probably seen Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in St. Pete pop up in your feed. From the picture-perfect pumpkins to magical moments with Santa, Gallagher’s is more than a pumpkin patch or Christmas tree lot—it’s a special place that makes you feel as you’ve been transported to…

Yes, you CAN cut down your own Florida Christmas Tree at Ergle Tree Farm!

Yes, you CAN cut down your own Florida Christmas Tree at Ergle Tree Farm!

Ergle Tree Farm in Dade City helps bring the holiday magic alive! Nothing brings the most joyous holiday season together quite like the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. What would the holiday season even more memorable would be the experience of cutting down your very own Florida Christmas tree at Ergle Tree Farm!  …

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NEW Bay Rocket Jet Boat Ready to Thrill in Downtown Tampa!

The 2800 horsepower Bay Rocket jet boat is the newest addition to the Yacht Starship fleet and it’s ready to launch you and the family to heart-pounding speeds and 180-degree turns for a thrill ride on the Bay like no other. And when we say ‘like no other’, we mean it. The Bay Rocket is…

Thanksgiving donations desperately needed in Tampa Bay
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Thanksgiving donations desperately needed in Tampa Bay

The Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent in Tampa is officially open and accepting donations for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and once again, your help is needed more than ever. This year, the non-profit which serves our six county region, expects to assist more than 37,000 families. Supply chain issues are contributing to a shortage of…

Don’t miss out on the USPS letters from Santa program!

Don’t miss out on the USPS letters from Santa program!

Did you know your child can get a letter from Santa with a return address from the North Pole? You DO NOT want to miss out on this opportunity from the the United States Postal Service’s “Letters from Santa” program now called Greetings from the North Pole. It will require some work on your part since…

NEW Festive Fun Coming to Downtown Tampa at Winter Village

NEW Festive Fun Coming to Downtown Tampa at Winter Village

Get ready to buckle up those skates for a unique experience in Downtown Tampa– ice-skating is returning at Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, but that’s not all! Curling will be making its debut in 2022! That’s right…the ice sport curling and we can’t wait! This year’s event will be ready to welcome you just in…

12+ Places to Donate New Toys in Tampa Bay this Holiday Season
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12+ Places to Donate New Toys in Tampa Bay this Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic and inflation continue to make a significant impact on families and the non-profit organizations that support them. If you are financially able, donating a new toy and even food for their families will make a big difference this holiday season. We’re sharing ways you and your family can support these organizations and…

10 Things We Love About Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland
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10 Things We Love About Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland

When we say you have to see it to believe how incredible it really is, we mean it when it comes to Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland. This brand-new privately built park on the outskirts of downtown Lakeland is a new place to play in Tampa Bay and we have a feeling it will quickly…

10+ Awesome Places to Go Trick-or-Treating this Halloween in Tampa Bay

10+ Awesome Places to Go Trick-or-Treating this Halloween in Tampa Bay

If you’re not up for trick-or-treating in your neighborhood…or even want to snag some treats pre-Halloween, there are some SPOOKtacular events happening throughout October, including some huge outdoor trick-or-treating events Halloween weekend! Related: Let’s Laugh! Ghoulishly Good Halloween Jokes for Kids! Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes in Tampa Bay, Halloween events and MORE!…

Yes, you CAN cut down your own Florida Christmas Tree at Ergle Tree Farm!
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Yes, you CAN cut down your own Florida Christmas Tree at Ergle Tree Farm!

Ergle Tree Farm in Dade City helps bring the holiday magic alive! Nothing brings the most joyous holiday season together quite like the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. What would the holiday season even more memorable would be the experience of cutting down your very own Florida Christmas tree at Ergle Tree Farm!  …

2022 Scalloping Season in Tampa Bay: It’s a Must Do Family Adventure
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2022 Scalloping Season in Tampa Bay: It’s a Must Do Family Adventure

Your cure for the summer boredom blues is here! Florida’s 2022 scalloping season is nearly here, so let’s get ready to plan ahead! Related: A Very Florida STATEcation: Fun “Only in Florida” road trips to experience with the kids this summer The 2022 scalloping season in Tampa Bay starts in Citrus, Hernando and Levy counties beginning…

10 Awesome Spots to Go Kayaking with the Kids in Tampa Bay
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10 Awesome Spots to Go Kayaking with the Kids in Tampa Bay

One of the best things about living in the Sunshine State is the beautiful weather year-round! With so many water access points across the Tampa area, there are tons of places to go kayaking near you, whether you choose to book a guided tour or rent from a local kayak rental company. Kayaking in Tampa…

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