Pensacola With Kids – Weekly Roundup – December 9 – December 18

 

Here is your Weekly After Round Up! **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun week exploring Pensacola with your family! More events will be added as they are found, created or updated. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes.

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pensacola Museum of Art Preschool Art & Storytime, 10 am – 11 am

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 730 pm

Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball With Barnes & Noble, 7 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Pensacola Childrens’ Chorus presents Christmas on the Coast, Saenger Theatre, 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pensacola MESS Hall Tinker Tots, Pensacola MESS Hall, 9 am – 945 am

Kids Holiday Yoga Day Camp, URU Yoga in Gulf Breeze, noon – 3 pm

Hall of Celebrities:  The Grinch with Santa and Frosty, Pensacola Children’s Museum, 11am and 2 pm

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11 am

Debby’s Kitchen, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – noon

Free Movie Saturday – A Christmas Carol, The Imogene Theater, 1030 am – Pensacola Cooks Kitchen on site with popcorn and snacks

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 1030 am & 3 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Pensacola Christmas Parade, Downtown Pensacola, 515 pm

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa, Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Movie Night at the Vineyard – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Charlie Brown’s Christmas, 1010 North 12th Avenue, 6 pm

Pensacola Childrens’ Chorus presents Christmas on the Coast, Saenger Theatre, 7:30 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pensacola Childrens’ Chorus presents Christmas on the Coast, Saenger Theatre, 2:30 pm

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 3 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Monday, December 12, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – noon

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 7:30 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mom & Me Class – Felt Christmas Wreath, Alyssa’s Antique Depot, 4586 Chumuckly Hwy, Pace, 6 p – 7:30 pm

Pensacola Museum of Art Preschool Art & Storytime, 10 am – 11 am

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa, Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 730 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Game, Pensacola Bay Center, 7:05 pm

Ballet Pensacola presents The Nutcracker, Saenger Theatre, 7 pm

Gallery Night, Downtown Pensacola, 5 pm until

Parents Night Out, Kids Yoga Night, (during Gallery Night) URU Yoga & Beyond on South Baylen, 7 pm – 930 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2016

STEM Saturday, National Flight Academy, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Hall of Celebrities:  The Grinch with Santa and Frosty, Pensacola Children’s Museum, 11am and 2 pm

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11 am

Free Movie Saturday – A Christmas Carol, The Imogene Theater, 1030 am – Pensacola Cooks Kitchen on site with popcorn and snacks

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 1030 am & 3 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Winter Wonder Ride, Seville Quarter, Noon – 4 pm

Parent’s Night Out at Mojo Elite Gymnastics, 6 pm – 10 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa, Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Game, Polar Express & PJs Night/Kids Jersey Giveaway -First 1,000 kids 12 and under receive a free jersey, Pensacola Bay Center, 7:05 pm PENSACOLA WITH KIDS IS GIVING AWAY FREE TICKETS, SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ballet Pensacola presents The Nutcracker, Saenger Theatre, 7 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa, Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Ballet Pensacola presents The Nutcracker, Saenger Theatre, 1:30 pm

Charlie Brown Christmas, Pensacola Little Theater, 3 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Holiday Camps

Pensacola MESS Hall Holiday Camps

December 19-30. Looking for something fun for the kids in grades 1-6 while you take care of other things over the break? Our holiday camps are the answer. Choose from a 3 hour morning camp or add extended time for the afternoon as well. Each day is a different theme:
Dec 19: Space Explorers
Dec 20: Unplugged Games
Dec 21: Robot, Set, Code
Dec 22: Light It Up
Dec 23: Land of Misfit Toys
Dec 27: Space Explorers
Dec 28: Unplugged Games
Dec 29: Robot, Set, Code
Dec 30: Light It Up

Each half day of camp is $20/$25 member/nonmember. Preregistration required.

City of Pensacola Holiday Camps

December 19 – 23 and December 27-30

E.S. Cobb Resource Center, Fricker Resource Center, Gull Point Resource Center, Vickrey Resource Center, Woodland Heights Resource Center – http://www.playpensacola.com/

Pensacola With Kids – November 25 – December 4

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Here is your Weekend After Round Up! **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun week exploring Pensacola with your family! More events will be added as they are found, created or updated. As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes.

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Pensacola Elf Parade, Downtown Pensacola, 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm – **Tonight, FREE entry with a Toys for Tots Donation**

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Palafox Market, 9 am – 2 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market, Pace, 9 am – 1 pm

Mojo Elite Gymnastics Super Saturday Night, 6 pm – 10 pm

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market, 9 am – 2 pm

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Game, Bay Center, 7:05 pm start

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm – 4 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Downtown Pensacola, Visit Santa

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Monday, November 28, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Christmas Tree Lighting, Sacred Heart Hospital, 5 pm

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

Story Sprouts, Eve’Man Educational Center, 10 am – noon

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Game, Pensacola Bay Center, 6:35 pm

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pensacola Museum of Art Preschool Art & Storytime, 10 am – 11 am

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Pensacola Ice Flyers Hockey Game, Bay Center, 7:05 pm start

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Breakfast with Santa, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 9 am – 11 am

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016

USO Runway Run 5K, Pensacola International Airport, 10 am

Pensacola Mess Hall, Saturday Night Science Glow Night, 6 pm

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pensacola Beach Christmas Parade, 2 pm – 330 pm

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

Zoo Lights, Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5 pm – 9 pm

Christmas at the Depot, West Florida Railroad Museum, Milton, 6 pm {runs through December 23}

Things to do with Kids on Pensacola Beach!

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We are so lucky to live where so many vacation!  And, Pensacola Beach is full of fun things to do with kids to keep them busy with fun, food and history, and of course plenty of places to put their toes {or bodies} in the sand!

Here is a list of fun and family friendly places, restaurants, adventures and much more that we have found.  Remember, this list is always subject to change and information was collected online and from the venues themselves.  But, if any inaccurate information is posted, please let us know immediately.  We do our best to provide up to date information.

Restaurants

Legend: (D) Dining (N) Nightlife (K) Kid Activities

The Boardwalk Café (D)

400 Quietwater Boardwalk • 850-934-1223

Cactus Flower Café (D)

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk • 850-934-5999

Caprio’s Kitchen (D)

49-A Via De Luna • 850-916-3102

Casino Beach Bar & Grille (D, N)

41A Fort Picken Rd. • 813-600-9332

Castaways Beachside Restaurant &

Raw Bar (D, N)

400 Quietwater Beach Rd. • 850-934-6447

Crabs – We Got Eem Restaurant

& Bar (D, N)

6 Casino Beach Boardwalk • 850-932-0700

The Dock at Pensacola Beach, Inc.
(D, N)

6 Casino Beach Boardwalk • 850-932-0700

Dog House Deli (D)

35 Via De Luna Dr. • 850-916-4993

Dr. Smoothie & Ice Cream World (D)

39 Via de Luna Dr. • 850-733-9668

Flounder’s Chowder House (D, N, K)

At the traffic light • 850-932-2003

Frank & Lola Love Pensacola – Margaritaville Beach Hotel (D, N)

At the traffic light • 850-934-8670

The Grand Marlin Restaurant (D, N)

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-677-9153

H2O Cajun Asian Restaurant (D)

Inside Hilton • 850-916-6791 • 800-HILTONS

Hemingway’s Island Grill (D)

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk • 850-934-4747

JW’s Grille (N)

63 Via de Luna • 850-932-9011

Land Shark Landing (D, N, K)

165 Fort Pickens Road • 850-916-9755

Lillo’s Tuscan Grille (D)

5 Via De Luna Dr. • 850-934-LILO(5456)

Native Cafe (D)

45-A Via De Luna • 850-934-4848

Papa’s Pizza (D)

400 Quietwater Boardwalk • 850-934-1198

Paradise Bar and Grill (D, N)

21 Via De Luna • 850-916-5087

Peg Leg Pete’s (D, N)

1010 Ft. Pickens Rd. • 850-932-4139

Red Fish, Blue Fish (D, K)

5B Via de Luna Dr. • 850-677-8899

Riptides Sports Grill – Holiday Inn Resort (D, N, K)

14 Via de Luna Dr. • 850-932-5331

Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach (D)

701 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-934-4852

Shrimp Basket (D)

5 Via de Luna • 850-677-06460

Sidelines Sports Bar & Restaurant (D, N)

2 Via de Luna • 850-934-3660

The Stand (D)

3 Casino Beach Boardwalk • 850-733-9433

Subway (D)

711 Quietwater Beach Rd. • 850-934-4275

Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens has a lot of history and plenty of places to explore.  You can get there on foot, by bike and by vehicle.  Passes are weekly or yearly.  Visit HERE to find out more.  Camping, exploring (guided tours available), adventure, boating, watching the Blue Angels, and enjoying the sun are all available.  They also host Star Gazing on the first Friday of each month starting in May and through the summer.  Fort Pickens Website

Margaritaville

Margaritaville is not only a hotel but provides many family friendly activities all throughout the summer. These include dolphin sailing and sunset cruises, beach crafts and games, live music and Sunday Funday brunches.   They also host movies throughout the summer (more information to come).  Visit their calendar of events for dates and times.  Margaritaville Website

Portofino

Portofino has many family friendly activities all throughout the summer even if you don’t live there!

Kids’ Programs at Portofino

At Portofino Island Resort, kids are king! With a variety of adventures and activities designed to engage, entertain and educate, Portofino’s kids programs – High Tides Kids Club, Kids’ Korner or Kids’ Night Out – will leave a lasting impression with the younger set in your family.

High Tide Kids Club

As one of Pensacola’s best kid-friendly resorts, Portofino Island Resort offers a wide array of experiences for our younger visitors. At the High Tide Kids Club, kids ages 5 to 12 will enjoy a full day of adventure. From exploring the Gulf Islands National Seashore and playing games at Adventure Cove Water Park to kayak excursions, scavenger hunts and fun themed crafts, each day the Club offers something new and exciting.

Full day and half day programs are available. Advance reservations must be made by 5pm the day prior, so if you’re planning to use the Kids Club on the first day of your visit, please call our Concierge at 866.849.0223 before you arrive. Lunch is provided for the 9-12pm session and a snack is provided from 12-3pm session. Cost is $35/ half days and $60 for full days and is included in the Spring Sensation and Summer Extreme Adventure Packages.

Kids’ Korner

Calling all kids for creative fun! Kids can create their own craft masterpiece or enjoy face painting and other fun activities at Kids’ Korner. Offered during Spring Break, summer season and most holidays, the cost for Kids’ Korner is included for families with the Spring Sensation and Summer Extreme Adventure Packages. Please see kids flyer for current schedule and pricing.

Kids’ Night Out

Kids ages 5 to 12 can enjoy a break from Mom and Dad at Portofino’s Kids’ Night Out. Go wild with beach games, treasure hunts, Wii battles, pool play, crafts and a pizza party. Kids’ Night Out is offered from 5pm to 8pm during spring and from 5:30 to 9pm on Tuesdays and Fridays during summer season. . Reservations are required and must be made by 4pm the same day. Call the Concierge at 866.849.0223 to reserve your spot. Cost is $30 per child and is included in the Spring Sensation or Summer Extreme Adventure Package.

Scavenger Hunts, fun crafts, creative glitter tattoo designing, tie-dye fun, mermaid swim training and more for the best island vacation a kid can have!

Visit their website for more information.  Portofino Website

Holiday Inn Resort Gulf Front

The Holiday Inn on Pensacola Beach is best known for the fun 250 foot lazy river pool.  Kids and adults can lounge around the river on intertubes, floats or walking!  There is also beach access right from the gate. Holiday Inn Gulf Front Website 

Flounders Chowder House

The perfect place for lunch or dinner with kids.  They have a large playground area, near the dining area, as well as volleyball and beach access to the Sound Side.  Safe, fun and great to enjoy some time while the kids play, but close enough to watch them.  Flounders Website 

Red Fish Blue Fish

They are perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner with the family.  Dining in the open air, right on the water with direct access to the beach.  But most important; fun, jumbo size games to be played by the kids or the family!  Perfect for watching while relaxing in the gulf air!  Red Fish Blue Fish Website

Peg Leg Pete’s

Peg Leg Pete’s is a signature place to go if you live here and especially if you visit.  They have great prices, great food, a play area, boat access and beach access just across the street.  Live music downstairs that allows for plenty of dancing by kids and adults of all ages. Peg Leg Pete’s Website

Swimming, fishing, snorkeling, diving, sailing…

Spending time on Pensacola Beach is not limited to swimming! From fishing off one of our two piers to floating above the water while parasailing, Pensacola Beach has plenty of activities to choose from. Swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, mini golf – you name it, Pensacola Beach has it all.

Aquatic Charters

655 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-492-6337

Bonifay Water Sports, Inc.

460 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-932-0633.

Chulamar, Inc. Fishing Charters

701 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-934-8037

Dolphin Express Charters

701 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-619-8738

Floridaze Sailing

715 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-293-2895

Entertainer Charters

655 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-232-8252 or 850-932-4166

Fitness Onboard

360 Ft. Pickens Rd. • 850-912-8089

The Fun Store

5 Via De Luna Dr. • 850-916-4386

Island Palms Miniature Golf

460 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-932-0633

Horizon Beach Service

Larry Porto • 850-232-5282

Jolly Sailing

Pensacola Beach Marina, 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Slip 4 • 850-723-6142

Key Sailing

400 Quietwater Beach Rd. #14 • 850-932-5520 • 877-932-PARA

Lazy Days Beach Rentals – Hampton, Hilton, Days Inn, Beach Club, Emerald Isles and Marriott

850-261-2256

Maverick Board Riding Company

69 Via de Luna Dr. • 850-375-2921

Pensacola Beach Sailing Tours

850-525-8808

Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

41 Ft. Pickens Rd., Casino Beach • 850-934-7200

Premier Adventures at Beach Hut

735 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-677-1557

Radical Rides, Inc.

444 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-934-9743

Reel Eazy Charters

1010 Ft. Pickens Rd. • 850-932-8824

The Scooter Hut

4 Casino Beach Boardwalk • 850-450-6289

Speedy John’s Go-Carts

460 Pensacola Beach Blvd. • 850-932-0633

Tiki Island Golf and Games

2 Via de Luna Dr. • 850-932-1550

Pensacola Beach Trolley

Free beach trolley service is provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority.  It’s fun to take the trolley with the kids and enjoy the view! 

Trolleys run May 27 through Labor Day, from 4 p.m. to midnight.

There is even a trolley tracker to find out where it’s at and how far it is to you!  Trolley Tracker

Bands on the Beach

Bands on the Beach is held at Casino Beach every Tuesday from April 5th through October 25th.  Different bands play at the amphitheater on the sand and entertain families from the area.  Watch the sunset and enjoy fantastic local entertainment!  Band on the Beach Website

Other things that our parents love to do with kids on the beach…

Snorkeling, shell collecting, building sand castles, exploring, kayaking, boating, picnicking, adventuring to parking lot beaches past portofino, walking and fishing on the pier,
riding/renting bikes, renting golf carts, playing volleyball and other games in the sand and of course, just enjoying the place we live that is like being on vacation!

Information found on VisitPensacolaBeach.com, VisitPensacola.com, and websites that are all linked above in the post.

2016 Easter Egg Hunt RoundUp

2016 Easter Egg Hunts

When are you going to post the Easter Egg Hunts?” This is the number one question I have been asked for the past three weeks!  There are still several details missing from this list and a few of them are unconfirmed!  I will update the list as the information comes available. Check, double check and triple check the information by following the links before you go to the egg hunt.  Also, read to the end of the post for our tips for attending a community egg hunt. **Updated March 17 at 10:33 am***

Egga-Wahooza

  • Where:  Community Maritime Park
  • Where: March 26, 2pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Registration begins at 1pm  Ages 0-5th grade  Over 50,000 eggs!
  • Cost:  Free
  • Sponsor:  Marcus Pointe Baptist Church and Pensacola With Kids will be there with activities, games and prizes

GBUMC Egg Hunts

  • Where:  Sunset Kid’s Park on Shoreline Dr in Gulf Breeze
  • When: March 26, 10 am
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Bring your  family and invite your friends for an EGGciting morning at one of  two Easter Egg Hunts. One will take place at Sunset Kid’s Park at Shoreline Park.  Egg Hunt will start at 10 am so grab your Easter Basket and don’t miss some EGGcellent family fun.
  • Sponsor: GB Methodist Church

Play Pensacola Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where:  Roger Scott Athletic Complex
  • When: March 19th 10am-1pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  Mark your calendars because the Easter Bunny is coming to town! Join us for a day of FUN with Easter Egg Hunts, music, carnival games, face painting, bubble stations, inflatable bouncers, and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: 10:30AM Stroller-2YR Olds 10:50AM 3-4 YR Olds 11:10AM 5-6 YR Olds 11:30AM 7-9 YR Olds 11:50AM 10-12 YR Olds
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities:  The Easter bunny and friends, games, bounces houses, a giant inflatable slide, a bubble station, face painting and much more!
  • Sponsor:  City of Pensacola and Play Pensacola

Pine Forest United Methodist Church Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Where: Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32526
  • When: March 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Egg Hunt Info: Free with food, games, crafts, bounce house, egg hunt and more at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32526
  • Sponsor:  Pine First United Methodist Church

https://www.facebook.com/events/625595330921586/

Easter Egg Hunt @ Bellingrath Gardens

  • Where: The Great Lawn
  • When: March 19, 9 am
    • Age 3 and under: A continuous Easter Egg Hunt from 9 – 10:30 AM.
    • Ages 4 – 6: Easter Egg Hunt from 10 – 10:15 AM.
    • Ages 7 – 11: Easter Egg Hunt from 10:15 – 10:30 AM.
  • Egg Hunt Info: Join us for some “eggstra” special Easter fun! On March 19, Bellingrath will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn. Thousands of Easter eggs will decorate the luxurious lawn for children to scurry and collect. There will be special hunts for different age groups as well as prizes, candy and activities, which makes this a perfect event for your entire family.
  • Cost:  The Easter Egg Hunt is open to the public. Admission is free for members. Regular Gardens admission of $13.00 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 5-12 will be charged. Children ages 4 and under are always admitted free.
  • Families are also invited to join us for the 3rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Magnolia Café from 8 – 9 AM. Make your reservations to join us for pancakes, sausages, fruit and beverages. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be visiting guests at their tables throughout the breakfast. Breakfast will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children ages 5-12 and $5.00 for children 4 and under. Be sure to make your reservations early as seating is limited.
  • Sponsor: Bellingrath Gardens

Easter Egg Egg-StravaganZoo

  • Where:  Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park.
  • When: Saturday, March 19th, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Egg Hunt Info:  The 2nd annual Easter Extravaganzoo will be presented on Saturday, March 28, at the ECWR Zoological Park. Celebrate the season and enjoy a spring day of fun from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with arts and crafts, flower planting, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, and more! Guests will be able to decorate eggs for some of their favorite zoo animals, and there will be Easter egg hunts at 11:00 AM (ages 8-12), 11:15 AM (ages 0-3), and 11:40 (ages 4-7)! Visitors are encouraged to bring their own baskets and cameras.
  • Cost: Activities are free (while supplies last) with a regular-priced zoo admission. Adults – $8, Children ages 2-10 – $5, Children under 2 – Free
  • Additional Activities: Easter Egg Hunts, Create a Craft, Plant a Flower, Decorate and egg for a zoo animal, Meet the Easter Bunny, Bring your own baskets and cameras!
  • Sponsor: Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park

Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt

  • Where: Perdido Beach Resort
  • When:  March 28th,  11:30-2:30
  • Egg Hunt Schedule:  Easter Bunny will visit  from 11:30- 2:30 and Egg hunt @ 12:30
  • Cost:  Buffet starts @ The Easter Buffet is $32.95/adult in the Grand Ballroom or $39.95/adult in Voyagers Restaurant. 5&under Free
  • Additional Activities: N/A
  • Sponsor:  Perdido Beach Resort

Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach

  • Where: Lu Lu’s Beach, Orange Beach
  • When:  March 28th, 2 pm (Easter Sunday)
  • Egg Hunt Info:  LuLu’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter day at 2:00pm. Come meet the Easter Bunny and have fun looking for Easter Eggs filled with surprises on LuLu’s Beach! Easter Egg Hunt is separated by ages for fair hunting for all!
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities: Meet the Easter Bunny
  • Sponsored by: Lu Lu’s

The Wharf in Orange Beach

  • Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach
  • When:  March 27th, 11 am
  • Egg Hunt Info: The Wharf in Orange Beach is hosting an Easter egg hunt, with over 2,500 eggs, at 11 a.m. Saturday for children ages 10 and under. Activities on the marina lawn will include a bouncy houses, and giant color sheets, among other things. The entertainment complex is located at the base of the Foley Beach Express at Canal Road. For more information, call 251-224-1000
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional Activities: Activities on the marina lawn will include a bouncy houses, and giant color sheets, among other things
  • Sponsored by: The Wharf
  • Where: Sam’s Fun City
  • When: March 26, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Additional Activities: Hop on down to Sam’s Fun City for the 15th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event, Pensacola’s most FUN Easter Celebration! General Admission for this gated event is just $15.00 plus tax per person. Come and enjoy a morning of unlimited Park Rides and Special Attractions, Easter Eggs Hunts, our signature All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Pizza Buffet, and more!
  • Host: Sam’s Fun City
  • Where: Wales West
  • When: Through March 26…Closed Easter Sunday
  • Cost: $15 per person
  • Additional Activities: Steam train ride, Easter Bunny visit, egg hunts, free snacks, bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo and more
  • Host: Wales West Light Railway

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Where: Crown Church  9600 N Palafox
  • When: March 26, 10 am
  • Egg Hunt Info: On March 26th Crown Church will be having our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! This event holds fun for the entire family. There will be an egg hunt with 15,000 candy filled eggs, free hotdogs, ice-cream, pizza, and popcorn. In addition there will also be inflatables, games  for all ages and a dunking booth. The event is totally FREE, so bring the whole family and enjoy! The fun begins at 10:00!
  • Cost: FREE
  • Additional Activities: Food, games, bounce houses, face painting
  • Host: Crown Church

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Check, recheck and triple check the dates and times to make sure they are still correct when the egg hunt gets closer.  As I always say, this information comes from word of mouth, press releases and flyers I see around town.  The information is not always correct and I am human and make mistakes sometimes (although I try not to do it very often!).  Follow the link and be sure to contact the number available to confirm the time.
  • Bring a basket or bag of your own.
  • Arrive early.  A friend of mine went to a hunt two years ago at the John R. Jones park.  The egg hunt was over in less than 3 minutes.  There were hundreds (probably thousands) of eggs picked up and her two children got a whopping 3 eggs between the two of them.  They were young and were just thrilled with the excitement of it all so luckily they weren’t disappointed.  However, if they had arrived 30 seconds later we would have missed the whole thing.
  • Just in case your little one doesn’t get too many eggs:  Hide a couple of prefilled eggs in your car before you go.  Now that my son is a year older, I foresee some serious disappointment if he only gets one egg.  I would throw a couple in the car and have them hunt for them when we were all finished.  Of course, in my car every day is an egg hunt except you never know what you might find!  HA!

Do you know of any other egg hunts that the community is invited to?  If so, leave a comment in this post with the information.  Any names or numbers not in an official capacity will be deleted for safety reasons.

Weekend Round-Up Things to do in Pensacola October 9-11

Here is your Weekend Round Up for this weekend!   **** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun weekend exploring Pensacola with your family!As always, I recommend that you follow the links for more information and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes

 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sweet Seasons Farms

Holland Farms

Pensacola Greek Fest  Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

St Rose of Lima International Fall Fest  Milton

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters  AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

IMAX  movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Blue Angels X4D Experience

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sweet Seasons Farms

Holland Farms

Pensacola Greek Fest  Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

St Rose of Lima International Fall Fest  Milton

“Heroes in our Community”  DeVilliers Square 

Palafox Market

Pensacola Beach Farmer’s Market   Quietwater Beach

Perdido Farmer’s Market

Live Alligator Feeding Gulf Breeze Zoo  2pm

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Mojo Elite Gymnastics Super Saturday Night

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

IMAX  movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

 

 

Sunday, October 11, 2015  

Sweet Seasons Farms

Holland Farms

Pensacola Greek Fest  Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

St Rose of Lima International Fall Fest  Milton

Pensacola Beach Farmer’s Market   Quietwater Beach

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talk

Weekly Summer Round Up Things to do in Pensacola July 14-19

summerHere is your  Weekly Summer Round-Up for this week!  *****If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun weekend exploring Pensacola with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for moreinformation and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Blue Angels Practice

Library Story Times

Bands on the Beach

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blue Angels Practice

Library Story Times

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacolasummer-fun

Evenings in Old Seville–

Library Story Times

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gallery Night   Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Little Theater presents “Pippi Longstocking” 

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Animal Encounters  AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

Blue Angels X4D Experience

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015    

Zoo Tots   Gulf Breeze Zoo

Palafox Market 

Pensacola Little Theater presents “Pippi Longstocking” 

Live Alligator Feeding Gulf Breeze Zoo  2pm

Perdido Farmer’s Market

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Mojo Elite Gymnastics Super Saturday Night

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Blue Angels Music presents Blues on the Bay   Maritime Park

Pensacola Little Theater presents “Pippi Longstocking” 

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Weekly Summer Round-Up Things to do in Pensacola July 7-12

Here is your  Weekly Summer Round-Up for this week!*** It’s RED WHITE & BLUES WEEK!!!   *****If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun weekend exploring Pensacola with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for moreinformation and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Library Story Times

Bands on the Beach

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Breakfast with the Blues

Library Story Times

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Blue Wahoos VS Montgomery

Blues Practice Flight Demo   Pensacola Beach

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Evenings in Old Seville–

Library Story Times

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Blue Angels Dress Rehearsal   Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Little Theater presents “Pippi Longstocking” th8S1D3GBS

Blue Wahoos VS Montgomery

Auto Racing   Five Flags Speedway 

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Animal Encounters  AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

Blue Angels X4D Experience

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015    

Blue Angels Air Show  Pensacola BeachthH6M6WIEU

Palafox Market 

Blue Wahoos VS Montgomery

Pensacola Little Theater presents “Pippi Longstocking” 

Live Alligator Feeding Gulf Breeze Zoo  2pm

Perdido Farmer’s Market

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Mojo Elite Gymnastics Super Saturday Night

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Blue Wahoos VS Montgomery

Pensacola Little Theater presents “Pippi Longstocking” 

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Weekly Summer Round Up Things to do in Pensacola June 30-July5

Here is your  Weekly Summer Round-Up for this week!*** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun weekend exploring Pensacola with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for moreinformation and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Library Story Times

Blue Angels Practice

Bands on the Beach

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blue Wahoos VS Jacksonville

Library Story Times

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Blue Angels Practice

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blue Wahoos VS Jacksonville

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Evenings in Old Seville–

Library Story Times

summer-funBlue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Blue Wahoos VS Jacksonville

Auto Racing   Five Flags Speedway 

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Animal Encounters  AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

Blue Angels X4D Experience

 

Saturday, July 4, 2015     HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Palafox Market 

4th of July Celebration with the Wahoos

Sertoma’s 4th of July Celebration in Old Seville

4th of July Fireworks Santa Rosa Sound

Live Alligator Feeding Gulf Breeze Zoo  2pm

Perdido Farmer’s Market

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Mojo Elite Gymnastics Super Saturday Night

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

 

Sunday, July 5, 2015   

Blue Angels Music Blues on the Bay  Maritime Park

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Summer Weekly Round-Up June 23-28

Here is your  Weekly Summer Round-Up for this week!*** If you know of an event we should add to the list, please leave us a comment! Have a fun weekend exploring Pensacola with your family! As always, I recommend that you follow the links for moreinformation and call ahead to confirm. Event information often changes!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Library Story Times

Blue Angels Practice

Bands on the Beach

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pensacola MESS Hall Tinker Tots  

Library Story Times

Live Alligator Feeding Gulf Breeze Zoo  2pm

Blue Angels Practice

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pensacola Little Theater presents “42nd Street”

Free Summer Movies Series- Gulf Breeze

Free Summer Movie Series- Pensacola

Evenings in Old Seville–

Library Story Times

summer-funBlue Angels X4D Experience

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pensacola Little Theater presents “42nd Street”

Hill Kelly Drive in Movie Series presents “Penguins of Madagascar”  Maritime Park

Auto Racing   Five Flags Speedway 

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Imagination Station @ Maritime Park

Animal Encounters  AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Pensacola MESS Hall  Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

Blue Angels X4D Experience

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Palafox Market  

Pensacola Little Theater presents “42nd Street”

Live Alligator Feeding Gulf Breeze Zoo  2pm

Perdido Farmer’s Market

Blue Angels X4D Experience

Mojo Elite Gymnastics Super Saturday Night

Coastal AL Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market

Gulf Breeze Fun Plex Open Gym

Pensacola MESS Hall  Star Wars Day Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015   

Blue Angels Music Blues on the Bay  Maritime Park

Pensacola Little Theater presents “42nd Street”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Movies in IMAX   @ Naval Aviation Museum

 

2015 Vacation Bible School Listings

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Week of June 22

First Baptist Church of Pensacola

  • Dates: June 22-26
  • Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Address: 500 N Palafox, Pensacola, FL 32501
  • Theme: Journey off the Map
  • Ages: Pre-K through 5th grade

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church- Fairpoint Campus

  • Dates: June 22-26
  • Times: 9am-12pm
  • Address: 75 Fairpoint Dr, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
  • Theme: Everest!
  • Ages:  4 years to completed 5th grade

Hillcrest Baptist Church

  • Dates: June 22-26
  • Times: 8:30am to 12pm
  • Address: 800 East 9 Mile, Pensacola, FL 32514
  • Theme: Journey off the Map
  • Ages: Completed K thru Grade 5

 

Myrtle Grove United Methodist

  • Dates: June 22-26
  • Times: 9am to 12:30pm
  • Address: 1030 North 57th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32506
  • Theme: not available
  • Ages: K4-5th grade

Olive Baptist Church

  • Dates: June 22-26
  • Times: 9am to 12pm
  • Address: 1836 Olive Road, Pensacola, FL 32514
  • Theme: Journey off the Map
  • Ages: Completed K5-completed 5th grade

Resurrection Lutheran Church

  • Dates: June 22-26
  • Times: Mon- Thurs 9-3 Fri 9-12:30
  • Address: 6305 N. Blue Angel Parkway, Pensacola, FL
  • Theme: Not listed
  • Ages: K- 6th grade

 

Week of July 6

Pine Summit Baptist Church

  • Dates: July 6-10
  • Times: 8:45am-12:00
  • Address: 2920 Bellview Ave
  • Theme: Weird Animals- where Jesus’ love is one of a kind!
  • Ages: Entering K through entering 6th
  • Dates: July 7-11
  • Times: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Address: 2203 North 12th Ave
  • Theme: TBD
  • Ages: Elementary Age

 

Week of July 20

Charity Chapel

  • Dates: July 20-24
  • Times: 9:00am-12:15pm
  • Address: 5820 Montgomery Avenue; Pensacola, FL 32526
  • Theme: Everest!
  • Ages: PreK to rising 7th

 

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church- Soundside Campus

  • Dates: July 20-24
  • Times: 9:00am-12:15pm
  • Address: 4115 Soundside Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
  • Theme: Everest!
  • Ages: 4 thru completed 5th grade