While kid friendly events might pop-up on our FB feed now and again, if you’re looking for something free to do in Tampa mostly year round, you’ve come to the right place.
For kids, heading to a new location for an activity they love is a whole new experience! Below you’ll find the ultimate list of family friendly outings in the Tampa area.
If you are just vacating in Tampa, these are still great things to do with your kids while visiting!
Things To Do In Tampa With Kids
This list of things to do in Tampa is loaded with fun day outings to take your family on. Remember to pack a lunch or at least some snacks & drinks, plan for the weather, and wear lots & lots of sunscreen.
1. Visit A Nature Preserve
If nature is your family’s thing, here are some of the top rated nature preserves in Tampa Bay.
Parks in Hillsborough County
- Cypress Creek Nature Preserve
- Brooker Creek Preserve
- Robinson Preserve
- Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
- Lettuce Lake Conservation Park
Parks in Pasco County
Parks in Pinellas County
2. Check Out A New Playground
What kid doesn’t love to play! There might be a playground in your neighborhood, however kids crave new adventures and these jungle gyms are sure to offer just that.
Playgrounds in Hillsborough County
Playgrounds in Pasco County
Playgrounds in Pinellas County
3. Get Soaked At A Splash Pad
Considering we’ve personally tested LOTS of splash pads for you, these are our top picks for the best free splash pads around Tampa.
Splash Pads in Hillsborough County
Splash Pads in Pasco County
Splash Pads in Pinellas County
4. Roam The Sandy Beaches
There’s something about the sand and ocean that just captivates children. Heading to the beach might just be the perfect way to get out some extra energy.
Beaches in Hillsborough County
Beaches in Pasco County
Beaches in Pinellas County
5. More Family Friendly Things To Do In Tampa
This is an ever growing list however here are some of our top picks for free things to do in Tampa with kids, especially toddlers.
- St. Pete Pier – Playground, Splash Pad, Beach, & More
- Glazer Children’s Museum – Free Tuesday
- Watch the Planes at TIA – park on the top floor for 1 hour of free parking
- Story Time at Your Local Library
- Children’s Board Classes in Hillsborough County
It’s important to note that while these are free activities, there may be a nominal parking fee. Please check with the respective website for current details.