When it comes to kids and having fun, there are few places that can surpass all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer! Local children and those on vacation are always delighted with the great places and activities to keep them entertained.

Here is a list of just a few of the many great things to do in Fort Lauderdale with your kids this summer:

Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a botanical gardens and Everglades wildlife sanctuary. Named one of the top 10 things to do in Florida by various travel venues, Flamingo Gardens is home to more than 3,000 species of tropical and native plants and trees. It is also home to various wildlife, including flamingos, bobcats, eagles, alligators, otters, peacock, panthers, and more.

Fort Lauderdale Beaches

Fort Lauderdale’s beaches are what Fort Lauderdale is most known for! Your kids will love building sandcastles and splashing along the shore!

Everglades Holiday Park

Everglades Holiday Park is famous for its airboat tour and wildlife show. Kids especially love watching the alligator adventure!

Butterfly World

Butterfly World is home to thousands upon thousands of butterflies. It is also a sanctuary to many birds and even has a bug museum. Kids love eating lunch outside at the picnic tables, and feeing birds right from their hands!

The Museum of Discovery and Science

This museum has everything kids love, from indoor and outdoor play areas, science projects, and a traveling exhibit that changes every few months. While you’re there, make sure you check out their aquarium with saltwater fish, lobsters, and more.

Other South Florida activities for kids includes endless parks and playgrounds, waterparks, scuba diving, jet skiing, bounce houses, children’s museums, zoos, aquariums, planetariums and more. It is truly the place for all children, from toddlers to teenagers!