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Family-Oriented Programs at Sarasota County Libraries

Sarasota Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, crafts, ...

Family-Oriented Programs at Manatee County Public Libraries

Manatee County Public Library System offers a variety of ongoing programs for children each day including story times, LEGO Club, ...

Sensory Santa

Come Meet Santa and his Elves! See Santa up close & personal in a sensory friendly environment: Quieter Surroundings Art and Crafts Receive a ...

Public Turtle Walks

Join us on a walk led by Mote-trained volunteers participating in Mote's Sea Turtle Patrol via the Longboat Key Turtle ...

Venice Farmers Market

The Saturday Venice Farmers Market, formerly on Tampa Ave., is now located on Avenue Des Parques near City Hall. Hours ...

Skating Lessons at Astro Skate

Every Saturday Morning 9:00am - 10:00am $8 (includes 10am - 12pm skating)

Summer Saturdays at the Nest

Join us at the new Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology for a morning of exploration. Walk the ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Kung Fu Class

Come and learn Traditional Shaolin Kungfu! all skill levels welcome! no experience required!

1927 Historic Train Depot Tours

Free docent-led tours of 1927 Train Depot

Junior Chef Ice Cream Party at Williams Sonoma

Join us for a crepe party! In this hands-on class, you can make crepes just the way you like them, ...

Michaels Kids Club Class

Michaels Kids Club offers weekly kids classes on Saturday mornings to allow the kids to make and take crafts! Check ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: All Michaels Stores
  • Cost: $2-$5 Per Child
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  • Category: Classes

Selby's Splashin' Saturdays

Join us at Splashin’ Selby Saturdays for fun water-themed activities, including water slides and games specifically geared for toddlers on ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Selby Gardens 900 S. Palm Ave Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Youth $15| Adults $25| Members and children 3 and Under Free
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  • Category: Family Fun

Family Saturdays at the Ringling Museum

Join us for a creative project relating to our museum collections at The Ringling: we will rotate themes weekly to ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: The Ringling Museum 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $5 per child / Free for Members
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids Fun Zone

Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book ...

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex Free Try It Class

Join us at Ellenton Ice Skating rink for a free Try-It class every Saturday! The class will be on a first ...

Yoga Friends: Kids & Family Yoga with Miss Barbara

$5 per person. Children 4 and under must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Kids 5+ are welcome ...

  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am 
  • Location: Circusoul Yoga, 4141 S Tamiami Trail #6, Sarasota, Florida 34231
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Website:
  • Category: Family Fun

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

These exciting one-hour clinics are one of our most popular events! Participants ages 5 – 17 years work with aerial ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website:
  • Category: Classes

Crafts at Learning Express Toys

Join us for a fun craft activity! Requires reservations

Kids and Clay Class at Carla's Clay

Hand building: Saturday 11AM - Noon is the drop-in Kids and Clay class for children ages 6 and up. Kids ...

Mommy and Me 2 Yrs at Stage Door Studios

Mommy and Me 2 Yrs at Stage Door Studios

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops

Free Games and Activities Free Crafts- A different craft each week. Recommended for kids 6-12 Free Workshops- Watersports, Backyard Adventure, Fishing 101, ...

Open Skate at Astro Skate

Saturdays is Open Skate at Astro Skate! $7 + Skate Rental

Make Glow-in-Dark Shirts and Tote Bags

With Island Family Crafters. Ages 12+. Supplies provided.

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Category: Free

Summer Circus Spectacular

Don’t miss this family-friendly show that runs Tuesday, June 11 through Saturday, August 3! The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some ...

Writing Workshop at Rocky Bluff Libary

Teaches kids the basics of coming up with an idea for their own picture book, writing a beginning, middle and ...

Disability Awareness Night

Join the Loveland Center for a family fun night as the Bradenton Marauders take on the Fort Myers Miracle! Gates open ...

Parents Night Out at Lakewood Ranch YMCA

Enjoy a night out. On the Second Saturday of each month. Fee: Members Only, $20 for first child, $15 each additional Register ...

Sarasota Lanes Family Fun Night

Two games of cosmic bowling, includes shoe rental.

Summer Circus Spectacular

Don’t miss this family-friendly show that runs Tuesday, June 11 through Saturday, August 3! The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some ...

Bradenton Marauders - Star Wars Night

Star Wars themed jersey auction, character appearances, Post-game fireworks and disability awareness night. Game starts at 6:30pm Marauders vs. Fort Myers.

REEF's 2019 6th Annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby

Join us for the 6th annual REEF Sarasota Lionfish Derby! The event will be held on Friday, July 12th through ...

Acro Fit Gymnastics Center Kids Night Out

NO is a drop-off favorite! Every Saturday, drop your kids for 4-hours of flips & fun while you enjoy some ...

Kids Night Out at Laurel Oak Country Club

Parents drop your kiddos off for a night full of magical fun! Ages 5 - 12 years old Magician Crafts Face Painting Dinner $20 ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 2700 Gary Player Blvd., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $20 plus tax
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  • Category: Other

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle is located in Sarasota County at the main beach area on Casey Key. Every Wednesday and ...

Parent's Night Out at Bounce Down Under

Parents should call to reserve a space but walk-ins may be available if we have space. We will have space ...

Evening Open Gym at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics

Kids (18 months to 18 years) can explore all the gymnastics equipment and try out new skills in a safe ...

Family Night at Astro Skating Center

Astro Skate is a family. And we love families! We hope to encourage even more of you to come out ...

Jam Skate at Astro Skate

Saturdays is Jam Skate at Astro Skate! $5 + Skate Rental