Sarasota - Manatee

Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area.
Kids Sarasota and Bradenton: Free Fun - Fun 4 SRQ Kids
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Anna Maria Island Historical Museum

The building located at 402 Pine Avenue was originally an icehouse built in 1920 by the city of Anna Maria's first mayor, Mitch Davis. Subsequently, i ...

Free: Yes
Area: Barrier Islands
402 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL, 34216
Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota offers creative opportunities that are affordable and accessible to the entire community with curated and juried exhibitions, clas ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Atwater Park Splash Pad

This 25 acre community park is adjacent to Atwater Elementary School between East Price Boulevard and Atwater Drive. This park boasts a community spla ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Port/Englewood
4475 Skyway Avenue, North Port, FL, 34288
Bradenton Riverwalk Splash Fountain

Open 24/7, with its colorful splash fountain and playgrounds, the Family Fun Zone is one of the most popular features of the Riverwalk. Adults can rel ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Bradenton
Waterfront Dr, Bradenton, FL, 34205
Bradenton Rocks

Paint, hide, and search for rocks in the Bradenton Area!

Centennial Park Venice Splash Fountain

Centennial Park in Venice offers an ADA accessible gazebo, picnic tables, benches, restrooms, memorial to veterans, Venice MainStreet information kios ...

Free: Yes
Area: Venice/Nokomis
200 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL
Children's Fountain

With the beautiful view of Sarasota Bay, The Children's Fountain is an additional, enjoyable splash park for your kids. Located on Sarasota's bayfront ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Sarasota
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Family Heritage House Museum

Family Heritage House Museum is a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements. The mission of the museum is to inspi ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Bradenton
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL, 34207
Florida Maritime Museum, The

Take a voyage in time and tradition. Our port of call is somewhere in the past, but the Fish in front of the Best Betharbor is a modern museum facilit ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Bradenton
4415 119th Street West, Cortez, Florida, 34215
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation. It is the only surviving plantation house i ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Manatee
3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, FL, 34222
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locat ...

Historic Venice Train Depot

The Historic Venice Train Depot, built in 1927 and renovated in 2002-2003, was central to the founding and development of Venice, Florida. Volunteer d ...

Free: Yes
Area: Venice/Nokomis
303 Legacy Trail, Venice, FL, 34285
Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in beautiful, scenic places that the whole family ca ...

Lincoln Splash Park

Lincoln Park Splash Park is a state-of-the-art splash park facility that is available, free of charge, to the public. This facility has eight upright ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Manatee
715 17th Street East, Palmetto, FL, 34221
Mall at University Town Center Play Area, The

The Mall at UTC offers an indoor play area that is sponsored by the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The children's play area offers over-sized native s ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Sarasota
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, Florida, 34243
Manatee County Agricultural Museum

At the Manatee County Agricultural Museum you will explore five rooms featuring the county's primary commodities: Livestock, Vegetables, Citrus, Horti ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Manatee
1015 6th Street West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221
Manatee Village Historical Park

Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park. Visit this collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history and e ...

Free: Yes
Area: East Bradenton
1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida, 34208
Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy

Part of our mission is to collect and preserve work of artistic and whimsical importance. Our collection is bright and colorful. The artwork will li ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Sarasota
2121 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34234
North Port Rocks

A fun group that paints, hides and hunts for rocks hidden throughout North Port at local parks and venues!

Palmetto Historical Park

The Palmetto Historical Park offers children of all ages the opportunity to learn about the history of Palmetto and the area on the north side of the ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Manatee
515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto, FL, 34221
Payne Park Splash Area

The park is an intricate circus themed play space exploding with color and creative jungle gyms. The park also doubles as a skate park,a disc golf cou ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Sarasota
2110 Adams St, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Pride Splash Pad

Pride Park Splash Park is a splash pad that is available, free of charge, to the public. The 2,500 square foot splash park area contains fourteen (14) ...

Free: Yes
Area: West Bradenton
815 63rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL, 34203
Sarasota Audubon Society Nature Center

The Nature Center is located in the heart of the Celery Fields – Sarasota County’s number one birding destination! Once an agricultural mecca for cele ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Sarasota
999 Center Road, Sarasota, Florida, 34240
Sarasota Rocks

Have fun painting rocks, hiding rocks, searching for rocks, and posting clues for locations!

Venice Area Audubon Society Rookery

The Venice Area Audubon Rookery, internationally known to bird photographers, is freely open to all visitors from dawn to dusk every day of the year. ...

Free: Yes
Area: Venice/Nokomis
Annex Rd, Venice, Florida
Venice Englewood Rocks

Group to share ideas for a painted rock hunt! Create painted rocks to hide around beautiful Venice and Englewood areas! We encourage Nokomis and Ospre ...

Venice Museum and Archives

The mission of the Venice Museum and Archives (VMA) is to collect and preserve historical and archaeological material relating to Venice and the commu ...

Free: Yes
Area: Venice/Nokomis
351 Nassau Street South, Venice, FL, 34285
Westfield Sarasota Square PlaySpace

Head to Westfield PlaySpace, and let your little ones have fun while you keep a close eye on the action. Kids can climb and explore the bright, colorf ...

Free: Yes
Area: South Sarasota
8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34238