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9 Kid-Approved Adventures



Looking for a fun and relaxing Summer getaway with your kids? Look no further than Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee, where you can enjoy nature, wildlife and ‘old Florida’ fun, with something for all ages. Discover nine ‘kid-approved’ adventure ideas here in Nature’s Place to Play.


Splash around at Weeki Wachee Springs


For 75 years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been an iconic symbol of Florida, with live mermaid performances enthralling guests of all ages. Kids will love meeting the famous mermaids who perform underwater shows in a natural spring, as well as seeing wildlife at the Ranger Experience and swimming in the crystal-clear spring waters at Buccaneer Bay.


Buc Bay


Dive into Summer Scalloping


Often described as ‘an underwater Easter hunt,’ diving for scallops is a fun adventure for children and adults alike! After catching the first sight of scallops in the clear Gulf of Mexico, the fun of catching them as they zig-zag through the water is enough to bring a smile. Florida’s Adventure Coast’s Scalloping Season runs from July 1 to September 24, and our water charters and boat captains can help you bag the fun in the area’s best scalloping spots.



Scalloping on Hernando Beach


Enjoy Wildlife and Fun on an Airboat Ride


Experience the thrill of gliding over the water on an airboat and explore the marshes and wetlands of Weeki Wachee and Hernando Beach. Families can enjoy an amazing ride and wildlife sightings, including dolphins, manatees, birds, and possibly an American alligator. Our professional captains also offer airboat fishing charters and sunset cruises.




Explore the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens


Enjoy the beauty and serenity that comes with a walk in the garden. Considered a ‘best kept secret’ on Florida’s Adventure Coast, this lush 3.5-acre garden offers 22 themed garden areas including an Asian Tea Garden, Rose Garden, Memorial Garden, and a Butterfly Garden. Open seven days a week from dawn to dusk, the gardens are free, although donations are always appreciated.


Nature Coast Botanical Gardens

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens


Rev into Adventure at Croom Motorcycle Area


If you’re into off-road riding, you’ll love Croom Motorcycle Area, where you can ride dirt bikes or four-wheelers on over 2,600 acres. The trails offer something for every rider in the family, including a training area and a young rider area. Don’t have an ATV? Find local rentals who will bring the vehicles to you at the park.


atv riding


Step back in time at the Richloam General Store


Visitors at the Richloam General Store are transported back in time, where you can shop like it’s 1928!  Jams and jellies, sauces, local honey, salt-cured meat, and jars of candy all offer up a taste of life in the past. Children will also love the large selection of ‘old-timey’ toys, the wall of sodas, and the small ice cream parlor. The front porch has several rocking chairs where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding forest, enjoy an ice-cream cone, or even a homemade root beer.


Richloam General Store


Play in the Trees at FLG X Adventure Course


For a thrilling adventure set in a beautiful forest, visit FLG X Adventure Course where you can challenge yourself on a variety of obstacles and zip lines. There are courses for different skill levels and ages, including a ‘Little Ninja’ course for small children as young as five. Kids age 9 and up can enjoy a high wire adventure, with obstacles like rope swings, scrambling walls, hanging nets, wobbly bridges, and other surprises!



FLG X Adventure Course


Enjoy “old Florida” fun at Boyett’s Grove Citrus Attraction


Once billed as a citrus attraction, Boyette’s Grove is much more. Upon entering, you find yourself in a true old-Floridana-style gift shop, filled with an assortment of kitschy souvenirs including shark teeth, dinosaur fossils, and shell mobiles. The roadside attraction features a small zoo, a dinosaur cave, and a mini-golf course. Visitors can also cool off with up to 24 flavors in Boyett’s old-fashioned ice-cream parlor.


Boyette's Grove & Citrus Attraction


Race away at Adventure Coast Fun Park


A short drive from Weeki Wachee Springs, Adventure Coast Fun Park offers exciting fun for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy go-kart racing on a one-thousand-foot track, as well as batting cages, arcade games, a laser maze, gemstone mining, and mini golf.


Adventure Coast Fun Park

Courtesy: Adventure Coast Fun Park


With so much to see and do in Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee, your family may never want to leave this peaceful part of Florida. Discover more local attractions, upcoming events, and places to stay to start planning your next memorable getaway!






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