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4 Best Kid-Friendly Activities in and Around New Smyrna Beach

Embrace fun and educational activities you can share with your children. Use these suggestions to get started.

At a time when many of us are working and going to school remotely, it’s nice to still be able to get out and enjoy the majesty of nature. Here in Central Florida, such excursions can even be learning opportunities.

The fact is that during moments of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to find family-friendly activities where you can enjoy time with loved ones, while remaining aware of health and safety guidelines. Thankfully, New Smyrna Beach offers a wide variety of outings to please the entire family. Here are the best things to do in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area:

1) Hands-On Learning

Many teachers agree that kids learn best when they can touch and feel objects while finding out about the specifics surrounding such items. Luckily, there’s no shortage of opportunities in and around New Smyrna Beach.

For example, nearby in Daytona Beach is the Museum of Arts and Sciences, which features an on-site children’s museum. You could also visit some of the entertaining and informative offerings in Orlando.

When you’re looking for Daytona Beach attractions, The Manatee features cruises you won’t want to miss. Here’s where kids will marvel at all that Mother Nature has to offer. Plus, with three options to choose from, you’ll never have the same tour experience twice.

2) Waterside Wonder

Kids love the water, and the New Smyrna Beach area delivers on that interest. That includes the beach itself, and also the Marine Discovery Center, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Smyrna Dunes Park, and similar.

In addition, Daytona Beach dolphin tours are a great way to help children and youth get up close and personal with natural wildlife and vegetation. What better way to bring the classroom outside than a relaxing two-hour cruise on board The Manatee?

3) Nature Exploration

There are also many learning parks in the region, including Natural Bridge Park in Ormond Beach, Smooth Waters Wildlife Park in DeLeon Springs, and more.

Plus, Daytona Beach boat tours are the ideal method to learn about and gain and appreciation of nature, while remaining safe and secure. From your spacious seat on The Manatee, you’ll see all kinds of natural beauty. In addition, snacks and beverages are available, as well as a sundeck and accessible restrooms.

4) Family Bonding Time

In the end, aside from learning and expanding their horizons, children mostly want to be close to loved ones and enjoy special family moments. A peaceful Indian River boat tour is the best way to accomplish that goal.

The Manatee offers three tour options, where everyone can see and experience something different each time. We’re also closely following local and national health guidelines, and doing our part to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Browse our website to get a feel for the animals and plants you might see on your tour. Then, contact us today to book a special family outing you won’t soon forget.