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.
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
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
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
A Perfect Bounce Inc.
What: Moonwalks, bounce house and wet and dry slide rentals.
Where: Yulee, FL (no official office; please call for information)
Beau’s Barnyard Read Review
What: The ultimate “petting farm,” Beau’s lets visitors interact with all of its animals. Included are a donkey, horses, rabbits, a pig, lambs, goats, chickens and others. Reservations strongly recommended: Call, email or check in with them on their Facebook page to schedule a visit.
Where: 80 Winona Way, Kingsland, GA
Price: $7 per-person for individual visitors, birthday packages vary
Contact: Call 912-729-6418 or 912-227-0805. They’re often in the barn (of course!), so leave a message if they don’t answer or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Celebration Party Rental
What: Jumpy things, wet and dry slides, obstacle courses and carnival games.
Where: 474372 SR 200, Fernandina Beach, FL
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
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
Fernandina Party and 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: 904-415-7731 or 904-415-9781
What: A Hare scramble / MX practice facility with a 1.5 mile track. ATVs and dirt bikes welcome. No bicycles. Helmets required. Good for beginners through advanced. Saturdays only.
Where: 87638 Roses Bluff Road, Yulee, FL
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Pottery A Go-Go Read Review
What: Pottery painting on the go. Choose your pottery on the website, and it will be brought to your front door along with supplies to decorate it. When you’re finished, Pottery A Go-Go picks it up and takes care of the rest. Also does group events.
Where: No storefront, but based out of Amelia Island, FL
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
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
Skate World Family Fun Center
What: Rollerskating rink open to all ages.
Where: 1020 Boone Ave., Kingsland, GA
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
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)
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