It’s hard enough to get everyone in the family to agree on what to eat for dinner — is it possible to have a vacation that you’ll all enjoy? Yes, absolutely! There’s a ton of family-friendly things to do in and around Melbourne, FL with mini-adventures that will entertain the kids and keep the grownups happy, too. That way you can spend more time making memories and less time trying to convince the kids (or yourself) to stop pouting.
Kids of all ages are always welcome at the Brevard Zoo where they can see over 100 animals and explore until their hearts’ content. If the weather’s accommodating, ride through the St. Johns River Marsh on an airboat and see birds, alligators, and other wildlife in its natural habitat. or walk through Erna Nixon Park – an accessible network of boardwalks winding through the forest. Older kids will get a kick out of the Andretti Thrill Park complete with batting cages, mini golf, lazer tag and more.
Even something as simple as a family picnic can be an easy-going and fun way to spend the day. Pick up some sandwiches from a convenient nearby deli and head over to the beach where you can roll out a blanket, toss a Frisbee or swim.