Activities

Amelia Island Adventure Rentals

What: Offers scooter delivery anywhere on the island. You must have a drivers license to operate, but mature kids can ride along as passengers. Everyone under 16 must wear a helmet, and helmets are provided for anyone who wants one at no extra fee. Rent by the half day, day, weekend or week. Discounts for military members and families, too!.

Where: Based in Fernandina Beach, FL, but no official offices. Please call for information.

Call: 904-672-5512

Website: ameliaislandadventurerentals.com

 

Amelia Island Carriages

What: Offers standard horse and carriage tours as well as private and specialized tours.

Where: Based in Fernandina Beach, FL, but no official offices. Please call for information.

Call: 904-556-2662

Website: www.ameliahorsecarriages.com

 

Amelia Island Nature Center

What: A Nature Center offering classes, tours and  activities. Most programs are for ages 4 and up.

Where: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL

Call: 904-321-5082

Website: villasofameliaisland.com/play-here/nature-programs

 

Amelia Island Trolleys

What: Trolley company offering regular tours and private group tours. Reservations recommended.

Where: Municipal Marina Parking Lot at the end of Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL

Call:  904-753-4486

Website: http://ameliaislandtrolleys.com

 

Amelia River Cruises and Charters

What: Professionally narrated sightseeing cruises and eco tours from Fernandina Beach to Cumberland Island.

Where: 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, FL

Call: 904-261-9972

Website: www.ameliarivercruises.com

 

A Perfect Bounce Inc.

What: Moonwalks, bounce house and wet and dry slide rentals.

Where: Yulee, FL (no official office; please call for information)

Call: 904-583-8484

Website: www.aperfectbounce.com

 

Big Air Inflatable Fun Center

What: Indoor fun center featuring inflatables and games. “Open bounce” times as well as private parties. Geared toward ages 1-17.  Closed Mondays.

Where: 26003 Osborne Road, Suite E, St. Marys, GA

Call: 912-576-7800

Website: http://www.bigairfuncenterga.com/

 

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.     Read Review

What: Sanctuary for endangered or threatened cat species. Animals taken in at Catty Shack live there the rest of their lives. Open to the public on select days and nights.

Where: 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL

Call: 904-757-3603

Website: www.cattyshack.org

 

Celebration Party Rental

What: Jumpy things, wet and dry slides, obstacle courses and carnival games.

Where: 474372 SR 200, Fernandina Beach, FL

Call: 904-321-2133

Website: www.celebrationpartyrental.net

 

Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres     Read Review

What: A working farm that opens to the public in the fall, offering a corn maze, hayrides and other activities.

Where: 19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL

Call: 904-879-5453

Website: www.connerscornfieldmaze.com

 

Cumberland Queen Ferry

What: Ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore. Call for reservations and pricing.

Where: 107 West St. Marys St., St. Marys, GA

Call: 912-882-4335 or 877-860-6787

Website: (none) Read about it on the Visit Kingsland website. Also, pricing and schedule updated on this local inn’s website.

 

Fernandina Party Bounce Play     Read Review

What: A party and play facility with slides, rock climbing, bouncers, video games and an outdoor play area. Parents are welcome to play, too.

Where: 1852 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, FL

Call: 904-844-2946

Website: http://partybounceplay.com/

 

First Ride Farm

What: First Ride Farm owner Katherine Payne’s horse farm will help make your child’s first (or 5th!) time horseback riding a fun, safe, and memorable one. Located just North of Jacksonville in Callahan, First Ride Farm is a small, private riding facility where your little one can ride a horse, pony or even a unicorn! Parents are welcome to participate and photography is encouraged!! Riding Lessons cost is $40 per-one hour private lesson. Available to children ages 2-14.

Call: 904-507-1979

Website: www.facebook.com/firstridefarm

 

Fresh Spirit Adventures

What: Offers kayak rentals and tours including specialized tours for kid groups. Ages 3 and up.

Where: Varies depending on desired kayaking location.

Call: 904-404-6758 or 904-404-6759

Website: www.freshspiritadventures.com

 

GTF Paintball

What: NE Florida’s first scenario paintball fields, with 56 acres of playing fields that include multiple bases, bunkers and trails. Open weekends, and by appointment on weekdays.

Where: 86101 Hot Shot Trail, Yulee, FL

Contact: e-mail Robert@gtfpaintball.com or call 904-548-7256

Website: http://www.gtfpaintball.com/ 

 

Heron’s Cove Adventure Golf

What: This family-friendly miniature golf course at Amelia Island Plantation features 18 nautical themed holes beneath a canopy of live oak trees.

Where: Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL

Website: villasofameliaisland.com/play-here/herons-cove

 

Island Falls Adventure Golf

What: Miniature golf course with 18 holes. Features waterfalls, bridges and tunnels. Also small game room.

Where: 1550 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, FL

Call: 904-261-7881

Website: www.islandfallsgolf.com

 

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens     Read Review Here

What: The only walking safari in NE Florida has 1,800 animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Has a playground, splash park, maze, and a train that winds through the exhibits. Lots of special programs for kids.

Where: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL

Call: 904-757-4463 W

ebsite: www.jacksonvillezoo.org

 

Kayak Amelia     Read Review

What: Offers kayak rentals and kayak and bike eco-tours including family tours. Younger kids (5-12) allowed in double kayaks with parents, kids over 12 allowed to try paddling on their own in child-sized kayaks.

Where: Varies depending on desired kayaking location; address is on Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville.

Call: 888-30-KAYAK

Website: www.KayakAmelia.com

 

Nassau Bowling Center

What: A 20-lane bowling alley with automatic scoring and bumper bowling.

Where: 850822 Highway 17 (just south of SR 200), Yulee, FL

Call: 904-225-1077

Website: www.facebook.com/nassaubowling

 

Old Towne Carriage Company

What: Horse-drawn carriage covers 50-block area in Fernandina Beach historic district. Offers specialized tours, including kids’ tours.

Where: 115 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, FL

Call: 904-277-1555

Website: www.ameliacarriagetours.com

 

St. Marys Aquatic Center

What: Small water park featuring a kiddie pool, enclosed twister slide, lap pool and lazy river.

Where: 301 Herb Bauer Drive, St. Marys, GA

Call: 912-673-8118

Website: www.funatsmac.com

 

St. Marys River Fish Camp and Campground

What: Swimming, horseback riding, guided tours, fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, basketball, volleyball, boating and more.

Where: 29506 Scotts Landing Road, Hilliard, FL

Call: 904-845-4440 or 866-845-4443

Website:  www.stmarysriverfishcamp.com

 

Skate World Family Fun Center

What: Rollerskating rink open to all ages.

Where: 1020 Boone Ave., Kingsland, GA

Call: 912-576-4758

Website: http://www.skateworldga.com/

 

Stay’N Country Ranch

What: Horse ranch offers riding on the beach for ages 10 and up (must be accompanied by an adult if under 18). Up to 4 guests per ride.

Where: 96125 Blackrock Road, Yulee, Fl  32097

Call: 904-322-9739 or 904-753-1071

Website: http://www.siteskins.net/stayncountryranch

 

Surf Asylum
What: Private and group surf lessons, summer surf camp, special events and more. Ask about our local discount!
Where: Anywhere in Fernandina Beach-Amelia Island
Call: (904) 583-4230
Website: surf-asylum.com

 

Up the Creek Xpeditions

What: Kayak lessons, eco-tours and rentals. Teens allowed to ride in their own kayaks; ride tandem with children as young as 2.

Where: Based at 111 Osborne St., St. Marys (tours in various areas)

Call: 912-882-0911

Website: http://upthecreekx.com

 

White Oak Conservation Center

What: One of the world’s premier wildlife breeding, research and training facilities, White Oak has only recently started allowing the public in for tours. Features over 250 animals on its 600-acres, including the most diverse grouping of rhinos in the world, okapis, cheetahs and many more.

Where: 581705 White Oak Road, Yulee, FL

Call: 904-225-3396

Website: www.whiteoakconservation.org

 

 

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