Spring Break: Not Just for College Students

Spring break isn’t just for college coeds, although it feels that way sometimes. Fort Lauderdale Beach is brimming with opportunities to keep your kids occupied during Spring Break this year. Whether you’re a local or visiting from around the globe, if you have a little scientist, athlete, artist or explorer in your home, there is a bit of something for everyone. Don’t let those brains sit idle–check out some of the local offerings for your little ones, tweens and teens.

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

Camp Live Oak at Birch State Park

MARCH 22, 25 – 29 & APRIL 18 – 19, & 22 – 26* 2019
Camp Live Oak is a children’s day camp working in a cooperative effort with Florida’s State Park System to provide an environmental experience. They offer a unique opportunity for kids to experience the wonder and joy of curiosity, discovery and new knowledge in regards to nature in general and unique ecosystems. Taking place both in Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach,  Spring Camp is offered at Birch State Park with both daily and weekly rates available. Programming Subject to change. View Details.

Funky Fish Ocean Camp

funky fish ocean campDrop your children off at this award winning ocean adventure camp on the beach voted as a “Top Children’s Program in the World”. Running daily, year-round from 10am-3pm, Funky Fish Ocean Camp offers inspiring, one of a kind educational programs, connecting children to the ocean through vibrantly teaching marine biology, snorkeling, boogie boarding, skimboarding, paddle boarding and ocean art. The camps are located within Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hilton Fort Lauderdale BeachConrad Fort Lauderdale Beach and The Pelican Grand, however outside guests are welcome.  Call for Reservations in advance. View Details. 

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES

Bluefoot Pirate Adventure

Bluefoot Pirate Adventure is a fun, interactive pirate cruise for adults and children offering a daily pirates’ treasure hunt along the Ft. Lauderdale waterway. During the 1 ½ hour trip children learn the basic layout of the vessel and safety measures to be taken. The first half of the trip concentrates on science, and the second half including social studies and local history and nautical charts . The trip ends with a “battle on the high seas (intracoastal)” with the notorious “Barnacle Bill”, looking to claim a long lost treasure. All junior pirates will leave with a bag of booty, an official pirate certificate, and an experience that will not soon be forgotten. Learn More

Escapology

escapology for kidsKids of all ages will love Escapology, Fort Lauderdale’s ultimate upscale, private, real life escape room game experience! Located on the beach at Beach place in Fort Lauderdale, up to 8 players per room (can be more) will be challenged in this new escape room attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Six rooms, each with a different missions to solve. Do you have what it takes to escape? Beach Place has its own Parking garage, rates vary from weekdays to weekends. There’s also a city parking lot on Cortez, just 2 blocks west of Beach Place. Please allow time to find the most convenient parking option for you and your group and still arrive on site 10 minutes prior to your game. Learn More

The Jungle Queen

It’s no wonder over 18 million people from all over the world have discovered the Jungle Queen, and that is is consistently rated one of the top attractions and must do’s in Fort Lauderdale. An institution for 70-plus years, The Jungle Queen is one of the only sightseeing boat cruises along the New River. In addition to a tour of the area given by your Captain, guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat, family-style southern meals. The final stop is a secluded island where a Variety Show is put on for passengers, before an evening ride back to the start point. Or, guests can choose to take one of the morning sightseeing tours instead -these are shorter with a more of a historical focus, highlighting the best of the city’s nightlife and wildlife. Learn More

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

If you’re looking for more out of your beach day head over to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Situated just south of The Bahia Mar Resort, at 1100 Seabreeze Boulevard, this picturesque park has everything you need to maximize your fun in the sun time, from sand volleyball courts to a boat ramp to outdoor showers. There are grills for cooking, a basketball court if you get bored with the sand and a kid’s playground to keep the little ones busy. The Park Facilities and Amenities are free to use and available daily from 5 am – midnight and include Boat Ramp – non-motorized, Grills, Picnic Tables, Outdoor Showers, Restrooms, Basketball Full Court, Playground, Fitness Equipment and a Volleyball Court. Learn More

Friday Night Sound Waves

Making it’s return in 2019, Friday Night Sound Waves will once again bring free concerts to Fort Lauderdale Beach every Friday night, March 15 – June 28, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The family friendly concerts feature a diverse mix of Acoustic Americana, Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Motown, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock, attendees are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend on the sand. Interactive experiences on select dates provide local artists, entertainers and non-profit organizations the opportunity to connect with the community through the common language of music, art, entertainment and fun. Learn More.