So some years ago I have my first and only child. After the first month
of so being in the house paranoid of exposing her to the germs of the
outside world (yes I can go a little overboard) I finally decide that I
need to get out of the house.
I was determined to continue to have a life, contrary to the people
around me telling me "You not going to be able to do anything anymore.
Your life will revolve around that child."
I certainly did not agree with that. I am sure that there
were still ways to enjoy yourself in the city with my beautiful child
Here are some of the things that I came up with. These include
activities for your entertainment where you may bring your infant or
toddler and places that you can go to entertain your chidren. Your
instance a dinner cruise would be for you, while the Glazer Childrens
Museum would be for your child.
Games are a great way to keep your toddlers entertained. It is also
good place for you to go and have a good time and be able to take your
baby since it is not a place that requires you to be quiet. They will
also be facinated with the sights and sounds.
Malibu Grand Prix
Chuck E Cheese
I can't say enough about dinner cruises. I think they are just a good
way to get out and do something different that is enjoyable. There are
many advantages to them.
They are good for young kids and
infants since they don't have to be completely quiet as opposed to a
movie theater or live theater. They can enjoy the sites on the gulf and
even dance while aboard if they wish.
Drive-in movies are the best kept secrets for people with newborns that
need to enjoy themselves sometimes. You can catch the latest flick
without worrying about your child disturbing others in the movie. You
can also bring something to keep them entertained while you enjoy the
Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater
Silver Moon Drive-In
Fun-Lan Drive-In Theater
Shows / Entertainment
No I am not telling you that you should bring your toddler or infant to
the latest Broadway production at the Straz Performing Arts Center.
They probably would not be allowed to attend anyway. However, there are
children's shows at theaters in the area. They are great family
entertainment for you and your children.
Performing Arts Events
Many people may not know that the public libraries in the Tampa Bay
area have events catered to children of all ages. They usually have an
age range to let you know if the show or event is appropriate for your
Arts and Crafts
What makes sporting events in the area a good option for infants and
toddlers is the fact that many of them take place indoors. This keeps
your little ones from having to deal with the sweltering heat that the
Tampa Bay area is bound to have throughout the year.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Storm
Tampa Bay Lightning
Who doesn't enjoy going to theme parks. One of the best parts of taking
a child to a theme park is that children under 3 can get in for free.
Enjoy this age while many things are free while you can because when
they hit a certain age you and your bank account will know it.
theme parks in the area have areas that cater to youngsters with the
Sesame Street Safari of Fun play land in Busch Gardens and the Fabian
Fun Port play area at Adventure Island.
There is an abundance of animal attractions in the Tampa Bay area
. Children will love it as they just seem to be in amazement when observing exotic animals that they have never seen before.
Lowry Park Zoo
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Big Cat Rescue
Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise
Museums for children give them a hands on learning opportunity. You can
be at ease not worrying about them breaking anything while observing
the exhibits and you get to have a little fun yourself.
Glazer Childrens Museum