Where to Take Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunts + MORE
Easter Fun in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Pete! Fun and family friendly Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunches, Easter Bunny Visits, and more!
Easter Fun in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Pete! Fun and family friendly Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunches, Easter Bunny Visits, and more!
We can sometimes spot a rocket launch from here in Tampa, but why not experience one up close at least once before the kids grow up?
U-pick sunflowers and flowers are in full bloom in Tampa Bay! We’re sharing some of our favorite farms to experience this fun outdoor activity!
Strawberry picking season is here and we’re showing you where to pick strawberries in Tampa Bay! It’s one of our favorite things to do in Tampa Bay with the kids!
We live where the world comes to play, so you don’t have to go too far this Spring Break to find an epic family adventure in Tampa Bay!
We’re sharing some of our favorite u-pick farms in Tampa Bay that are offering a variety of fruits from citrus, strawberries and veggies!
Keep your cool at one of our favorite water parks in Tampa Bay! From theme parks to community parks, we’re dishing on all of our top spots!
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.
Target’s Car Seat Trade-In program is back for 2023! You can trade in your old car seats in exchange for a discount voucher.
The 2023 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival features culinary flavors from around the world and not-to-miss concerts!
We’re sharing all you need to know to plan your day at Southshore Bay Lagoon, a 5-acre man-made lagoon where you can swim and enjoy fun water activities.
Did you know the Florida Grapefruit League has called our beautiful Sunshine State home for 130+ years? We’re showing you where you can catch a spring training game in Tampa Bay.
Get to know Chris and Ryan Zubrick as the illusionists share their journey in magic, a passion that began in childhood.
Let’s face it, traveling with kids can be stressful. Here are 5 of our favorite things that help ease transitions and keep things moving smoothly on the road.
Tampa Pickleball Crew founders dish about the easy-to-learn sport with a newly minted Major League that’s taking over Tampa Bay!
We live here and PLAY here, so we know a thing or two about all fo the awesome things to do in Tampa Bay with the kids! We’re sharing some of our favorites to help you plan the best day ever with the family in gorgeous Tampa Bay.
We’re dishing on all of the details to help you plan your glamping getaway at Westgate River Ranch in Florida!
Get ready to celebrate! We’re sharing the BEST birthday party venues and businesses in Tampa Bay to elevate your next party.
Natajassa Prose of @proseandcompany is sharing what it’s like to spend the day at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park with the kids!
There’s no better way to cool off than a big scoop of ice-cream! We’re sharing some of the best ice-cream shops in Tampa Bay.
If you’re searching for spring break camps in Tampa Bay, look no further! We’ve got a list that includes something for every kid!
The free Busch Gardens Preschool Card is BACK for 2023 and it includes visits to Adventure Island too!
The TECO Manatee Viewing Center is back open for the season! This is one of our favorite free things to do with the kids in Tampa Bay!
The newest ride at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Serengeti Flyer, is the world’s tallest and fastest of its kind and we’ve got the details!
Join in some great St. Patrick’s Day events in Tampa Bay, Clearwater & St. Pete!
Swimming with manatees is a magical and unique experience you can only do in Crystal River. We’re sharing everything you need to know.
The Florida State Fair is back February 9-20, 2023 at the Florida State Fairgrounds with even more family fun! We’re sharing some of our favorite things to do with little ones!
There’s a new thrill ride in Tampa Bay! We’re sharing all you need to know about the Bay Rocket jet boat in Tampa.
The 88th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival is back in 2023, kicking off on March 2 and continuing for 11 days to March 12.
If you’ve got your heart set on bringing the kiddos to Walt Disney World this year…now is the time to take advantage of a great deal for Florida residents!
The Florida Aquarium wants your Gasparilla beads! In exchange, they’re offering discounts on admisison if you donate enough of them!
Caladesi Island has been named as one of the Top 10 Beaches in America in 2022 by Dr. Beach! We’re helping you plan your visit.
The Museum of Science and Industry, MOSI, is offering even MORE fun things to do with the family and more is on the horizon.
We’re introducing you to the family who bought Big John the Triceratops and how the record-setting fossil ended up in Tampa.
Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa will soon be home to Big John, the world’s largest fossil triceratops for a three year exhibition.
Pirates are heading to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven! Pirate River Quest is now open and we’re sharing all the details.
You only have a limited time to register for the free Junior Space Explorer Pass for kids age 5 and younger
We’re sharing the best places to park for the Children’s Gasparilla Parade, including our favorite spots.
You don’t have to be a penny pincher to want to take advantage of a free or cheap deal every now and then. We don’t have to tell you, raising kids is expensive! The USDA’s report on “The Cost of Raising a Child” suggests you’ll spend $284,570 (when inflation costs are factored in) if your…
We’ve got your Ultimate Guide to All Things Gasparilla HERE!
Monster Jam is roaring back to Tampa Bay for two action-packed shows on February 4 and 5, 2023. We’re sharing some highlights!
We’re sharing the best places to view the Children’s Gasparilla Parade, including how to upgrade your day.
It’s parade season in Tampa Bay! From Gasparilla to St. Paddy’s Day, here is our guide to the must-see parades around town.
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…
When it comes to theming and things to do, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s hotels are easily a top pick for family travel.
‘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…
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…
Christmas in Orlando! “Dashing through the sun ?… in a car ? or minivan… ov’r I-4 we go… laughing all the way…. ?? HO HO HO!” Yes- jingle bells WILL be ringing, even in the pool, while eating a candy cane in the 80 degree beautiful weather that is the norm for Orlando in…
We’re sharing some of our favorite New Year’s Eve fireworks displays Tampa Bay, including one event that launches at noon!
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…
The holiday season isn’t always merry for kids so we’re turning to a local expert for advice and top tips.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
We’re sharing some of our favorite places to buy Christmas trees in Tampa Bay, including where to cut your own tree.
Parades are such a fun way to celebrate the holidays with the family and the best part is, it’s free to attend!
School’s out, but you still have to work. We get it. We’ve been there! Which is why we’re sharing some pretty awesome holiday break camps to get you through those days when you need the extra coverage. And bonus…your kids are guaranteed to have a great time! This year, most of the school holiday breaks…
We’re sharing our favorite free and cheap holiday events and Christmas events in Tampa Bay to help you save!
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. Related: Our 50+ Favorite Things to Do in Tampa Bay…
From the picture-perfect pumpkins and Christmas trees to magical moments with Santa, Gallagher’s is more than a pumpkin patch or tree lot.
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…
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…
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…
The gift of experience is coming with some savings if you shop Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday deals at Florida attractions.
Lucky you for calling Tampa Bay home! There are so many Thanksgiving things to do in Tampa Bay! From day camps to events and activities, we’ve got it all!
Check out the NEW Florida Children’s Museum at Lakeland’s Bonnet Springs Park! The Florida Children’s Museum is fun for the whole family!
If you need some space this holiday season, celebrataing Christmas on the farm is a great way to spread out and soak in the holiday magic!
One of our favorite holiday events in Tampa Bay is back! Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa is an event that needs a place on your holiday bucket list.
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…
We recently sat down with two local doctors to get expert advice on how parents can better protect our children against RSV, flu and Covid.
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…
We’re sharing some of our favorite things to do at Christmas Town with the kids from the meet and greets to tasty treats!
We’re sharing the best Halloween events for kids in Tampa Bay, along with trick-or-treating events, costume ideas, spooky snacks, and MORE!
The beloved holiday performance is returning to the stage in 2022! We’re sharing our favorite places to see The Nutcracker in Tampa Bay.
These adorable Tampa Bay fall festivals will make you want to inhale the pumpkin spice! Fun for the whole family. And the pictures!
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!…
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently put the migrating monarch butterfly on its Red List for Endangered Species.
The Tampa Bay community was mostly spared by the worst of Hurricane Ian and now we are pulling together to help our neighbors in Southwest Florida.
The United States Postal Service is giving your child the opportunity to participate in the Letters from Santa program for the cost of a postage stamp!
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure !We’re sharing our favorite corn mazes in Tampa to explore this fall with the kids!
There are several sales tax holidays on schedule this year including new breaks for families on kid’s books, baby diapers and baby clothing!
We’re showing you what it’s like to experience the brand new Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay so you can plan your day.
Who doesn’t love a good joke and it’s 2020, so we could all use a good laugh, right? We’re sharing our favorite Halloween jokes for kids!
Jenny P. of @lunchboxmafia is dishing on some spooktacular Halloween party snack ideas that double as lunchbox goodies!
Our team here at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine share their favorite DIY Halloween costumes to spark some ghoulishly good ideas this Halloween!
As Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida, some Tampa Bay Area schools are extending closure dates as many schools are serving as storm shelters.
We went to opening day of Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida to help you map out your family’s adventure this Halloween season!
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! …
Dexter Jackson’s passion for plants and people collide to help make a positive and healthy impact on children’s lives in Tampa Bay.
Join the club and show your suport for the home team! Kids can join the Jr Bucs Fan Club today and recieve a super cool welcome kit!
Many women struggle with alopecia, but don’t often talk about it, since many don’t know much about alopecia.
Librarian shares her favorite social emotional learning books for kids to address 5 areas of SEL available from your local public library.
For the Butts Family, Corbett Prep is more than just a school. It helped set their children on a path of success they may have never realized.
Tampa Bay’s pro teams are back at it and we’re showing you how to experinece all the game day fun with kids!
Tickets are now on sale for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Howl-O-Scream and we’re dishing on all the details to help you plan a night of fright.
Give your next visit to ZooTampa a VIP twist by upgrading your day with an up-close animal encounter or backstage tour!
The Weeki Wachee River is a Florida treasure. We’re showing up how to be good stewards as you go kayaking on the spring-fed river.
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