Things To Do With Kids in SWFL Off the Beach Part II
One of the most popular places for people to visit is the Naples Zoo which is located 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, Florida. They are open daily from 9:00 - 5:00pm. Adult ticket prices are $21.95 and Children 3 and up are $12.95 (2018 pricing). The Naples Zoo is a great walk thru zoo with many other great features like a boat cruise on an island of monkeys,lemurs,and apes, There is also an open air theater where you can experience the animals up close and personal.
My boys also love when we get to see the alligator feedings! For $5 you can get a few pieces of lettuce and hand feed the giraffes. The zoo does not have anywhere to buy food but you are allowed to bring a lunch or snacks. They have a great picnic area with a playground close by. The Naples Zoo is a great place for the whole family and is sure to provide some great memories.
Another great place to visit is the Naples Botanical Gardens which is located 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL 34112. The Naples Botanical Gardens is 170 acres of plants from all around the world. We recently visited the Gardens for the very first time and we had such an amazing time.
At the time we visited the Botanical Garden they were featuring dinosaurs which I am told they do every so often. With two small boys dinosaurs are what made us want to make our first trip there but even without the dinosaurs it is such an amazing place to walk around.
There are 9 different themed gardens and untouched 90 acres preserve. One of the gardens is a children’s garden which includes a butterfly garden, tiny cottages, a splash pad, tree house, and watering cans so the kids can take care of the garden. Naples Botanical Gardens is open from 9:00am-5:00pm ticket prices are $14.95 for an adult and $9.95 for children 4 and older (2018 pricing).
The newest place to visit is the brand new Chipmunk Indoor party. The Chipmunk Indoor Party is exactly what is sounds like a huge place for kids to play inside! The Chipmunk has arcade games, indoor bounce houses, craft/lego room, a indoor playground, a concession stand and a party/event room. The price is $12 per kid for 2 hours, I believe if you bring more than one kid it is $10 per kid for 2 hours (2018 pricing). They also have birthday party/event packages.
My youngest son and I had to check it out when we heard about it and he LOVED it he spent almost our entire two hours on the giant slide that goes into a ball pit. There is an age limit 0-11 years old for safety reasons. Chipmunk Indoor Party is located at 9128 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, Florida near Sunshine Ace Hardware Store.
This is Part II You can read Part I here: Things To Do With Kids in SWFL Off the Beach - Part I
About the Author - Jenna Hatfield is a life-long resident of Bonita Springs, Florida and mother of two boys.