Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Blog

The 5 Best Kid Friendly Activities To Do In Fort Myers

a clock tower on top of a sandy beach

Fort Myers has a reputation as a hotspot for seniors.

While it’s true that the area is home to one of the largest retirement-age populations in the country, it’s far from the only group of people in town.

In fact, Fort Myers is teeming with families and has plenty of kid-friendly activities to entertain and educate people of all ages. Read on to find out some of our favorite things to do with the family in Fort Myers.

Head to the Beach

Naturally, one of the top things to do with the family in Fort Myers is going to the area’s beautiful beaches.

The beaches in Fort Myers and Sanibel are consistently ranked among the top beaches in the nation. If you’re looking for sun and sand, it’s time to take a trip to southwest Florida.

Going for a swim, building sandcastles, or laying out for a tan are classic beach activities. But there is so much more you can do at a Fort Myers beach.

For example, you can take the kids out for an exhilarating trip on a jetski. Your family might also enjoy going on a guided dolphin tour.

Boost Your Brain at IMAG History and Science Center

Kid-friendly activities aren’t only about having fun. You can sneak in some hands-on learning opportunities to help your kids develop a thirst for knowledge.

You can get a double-dip of brain candy at IMAG History and Science Center. Created by a merger between Imaginarium and the Southwest Florida Museum of History, the center is home to more than 60 interactive exhibits about science and local history.

One of the staple exhibits is the virtual reality experience “Virtual Fort Myers: The Past Meets the Present.” With a VR headset, visitors can instantly visit and interact with Fort Myers as it was when it was in its early days.

Experience Nature at the Conservation Foundation

Another excellent place for your kids to learn is heading outside and immersing yourselves in nature.

One of the best places to go is the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Located on Sanibel Island, the park features more than four miles of nature trails that let you take in the beautiful local flora and fauna.

The SCCF has many educational programs in its ongoing mission to preserve the environment.

Although parts of the conservancy remain closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the SCCF still hosts guided trail walks and other special events.

Another spot to immerse yourselves and your kids in Florida’s beautiful natural habitat is Lovers Key State Park. Here you can enjoy hiking, biking, or paddling a canoe or kayak through coastal habitat.

Take in a Ballgame

Florida is one of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training hotspots, as teams across MLB escape from the winter weather up north to prepare for the upcoming season.

Fort Myers is the Spring Training home of both the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins. The Red Sox play at JetBlue Park – also known as “Fenway South” – and the Twins play at Hammond Stadium.

If you don’t make it to a spring game, you can catch some more baseball played by the Fort Myers Miracle, a minor league team.

Bring the gloves, get some hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks, and enjoy America’s Pastime here in Fort Myers.

Lots of Kid Friendly Activities in Fort Myers

Fort Myers is full of great activities for people of all ages – including kids! With so many things to do, your family will have no problem having fun.

Check out Wind and Water Sports for the best deals on fun family activities.

Wind & Water Sports
1400 Estero blvd
Fort Myers Beach, Fl 33931
(239) 765 -8080