Only a short drive from Disney World, Universal Studios and other world-renowned theme parks, families from all over the world are visiting the Space Coast looking for something to do after they visit the beaches. It can sometimes be difficult to find something that the whole family wants to do, but look no further because there are plenty of family friendly activities in Brevard. The Space Coast has numerous attractions that are sure to entertain the whole family. Don’t worry Mom and Dad, these activities will be fun for you too. Check out our guide to family friendly activities in Brevard.
The Brevard Zoo
The Brevard Zoo is known for having epic adventures that the whole family enjoys. This isn’t your average zoo. Embark on the ultimate excursion and enjoy a day full of activities. Get up close and personal with the animals while you feed them. Hop on a paddle boat or kayak and adventure through the Florida wetlands for a chance to see otters, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and other animals. One of the most popular activities at the Brevard Zoo is the Treetop Trek. Zip, climb and crawl your way through acre after acre of lush greenery and Florida landscape that offers incredible views. For more on adventures at the Brevard Zoo, visit BrevardZoo.org
Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures
New to the Space Coast, Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures suspends their guests in the air on 45 foot poles as they navigate their way through 48 one-of-a-kind challenges. Enjoy the fresh air and canopy of live oak trees as you weave, climb and work your way through the course. The park offers three trails that differ in levels of difficulty. Move at your own pace and enjoy the challenge! The courses have something for everyone. Get outdoors, get moving and enjoy the Florida sunshine at the unforgettable Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures. For more, please visit CocoaBeachAdventurePark.com
Space Coast Stadium
There’s nothing like going to the baseball game with the whole family. While the kids have their baseball gloves ready to catch any fly balls, Mom and Dad can sit back, relax and enjoy the game. Going to baseball games with the whole family has always been an American tradition. While the kids are enjoying pretzels and hotdogs, Mom and Dad are sipping on an ice cold beer. The Space Coast Stadium is a spring training facility for the Washington Nationals as well as the regular season facility for the Brevard County Manatees. The stadium can seat up to 8,100 fans, with awesome views of the field offered in every seat. For a schedule of games, tickets and more info, please visit their website.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
If you’ve never been or you’re new to the Space Coast, you have to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Families from all over the world come to Cape Canaveral to visit the historic and world-renowned Kennedy Space Center. Begin your journey in the Atlantis theater, where KSC brings to life the story of the those who dared to do the impossible. Explore the Space Shuttle Atlantis and 60 other interactive exhibits. Experience the sights, sounds and feelings of a Space Shuttle launch on the Shuttle Launch Experience. For more on KSC, please visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com
The Exploration Tower
The state-of-the-art Exploration Tower is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get a spectacular bird’s eye view of Port Canaveral. Each floor of the Exploration Tower has interactive exhibits and galleries so guests can learn about the history and depth of Port Canaveral and all of Florida. The 7th floor outdoor observation deck is the place to be to watch a rocket launch. For more info, call (321) 394-3408.
Parker Brothers Concepts
Parker Brothers Concepts, in Port Canaveral, is known for designing and building the most outrageous custom vehicles on the planet, including the Bat Mobile, the Neutron Bike and the Ghostbuster’s car. Previous clients of the Parker Brothers include world-famous rapper 50 Cent, and WWE superstar John Cena. Parker Brothers Concepts is currently doing a $5 schools out special for tours of their Hollywood Auto Museum. For more info, call (321) 868-2174.
Golf-N-Gator, located in Cape Canaveral, is home to two epic mini golf courses that weave through tropical landscaping with streams, waterfalls and a giant pond with live alligators, turtles and fish. All-you-can-play-mini-golf for adults is $15.99. Not only is this a mini golf course, but it is home to 30 alligators of different sizes and ages. While at Golf-N-Gator, guests can have the chance to hold the smaller gators and feed the larger ones in the swamp. Golf-N-Gator is also home to birds, lizards, snakes and a tortoise. I don’t care how old you are, holding a gator is pretty awesome. Hey parents; Golf-N-Gator is now serving beer and wine (yay)! For more info, call (321) 799-4545.
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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer