With Spring Break next month and Summer Break fast approaching, I start planning places to go that will not only be fun but allow my kids a chance to burn off some of that built up energy. Stepping away from electronics and getting out of the house to enjoy something active is not only healthy for the kids, it can provide some mental sanity for mom and dad, while making bedtime a breeze! I asked my kids the top three places they wanted to go during their school break to run off some energy and here is what they said: “Sky Zone, Lakes Park and their favorite local beach.”
My kids can literally play for hours at Sky Zone; so the all day pass is perfect for our family. From jumping on the trampolines, competing with one another on the ninja warrior course and warp wall and battling it out with a friendly jousting match they wear themselves out to the point that they need some downtime on the silks before jumping some more. If you are looking for a way to get your kids active while having a days worth of fun, this is the place to go!
Planning an active day outside is easy to do if you are going to Lakes Park. Just pack a picnic lunch, wear comfy shoes and bring the swimsuits, towels and sunscreen! We love to walk the trails, look for alligators & butterflies, eat in one of the many shaded spots, work up a sweat on the awesome train playground then cool off at the splash pad. It truly is a fun and exhausting day for the entire family!
The Beach at Bowditch Point
The beach is always a good idea for enjoying fresh air, getting some great exercise and soaking up the beautiful Florida life. We love this Fort Myers beach spot because there is a ton of beach to run around, lots of shallow water to play in plus some walking trails. Personally, I think Bowditch Point Park is a great beach day for those with little kids. Parking is typically easy to snag, the bathrooms are nice, lots of nearby shaded areas to rest in and not crowded compared to most other beach spots. Plus the panoramic bay views are especially beautiful at sunset.
Kids are sure to build up some energy when staying home this school break. These locations are sure to tire out your kid and induce a good night’s sleep. Give them a try!
HI, I AM MANDY!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in and around the Southwest Florida area plus host monthly "Girl's Night Out" events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you! I also do the same thing for the Fort Lauderdale Community!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am a freelance writer, Columnist for Lee Family News , Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.