Pensacola With Kids | Weekly Roundup | March 20 – March 27

Here is your Weekly 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.

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Kids Day Out Cooking Class, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9 am (ages 6 – 9) and 1 pm (ages 10 – 14)

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 

Kids Day Out Cooking Class, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9 am (ages 6 – 9) and 1 pm (ages 10 – 14)

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – 12 pm

 

Market in the Breeze, Gulf Breeze Community Center, 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kids Day Out Cooking Class, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9 am (ages 6 – 9) and 1 pm (ages 10 – 14)

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kids Day Out Cooking Class, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9 am (ages 6 – 9) and 1 pm (ages 10 – 14)

Cooking with Kids, Ever’man Educational Center, Noon – 1 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Kids Day Out Cooking Class, Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9 am (ages 6 – 9) and 1 pm (ages 10 – 14)

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ciclovia Pensacola Open Streets, Palafox & Main Streets – Downtown Pensacola, 9 am – 2 pm

Flora-Bama’s Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors, Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 7:30 am

FREE Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class, Blues Angel Music, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Create Your Own Little Golden Book, Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11 am

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

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Ghost Hunt at the Pensacola Lighthouse Museum, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Pensacola With Kids | Weekly Round Up | February 16 – February 26

Here is your Weekly 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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pensacon, Various Locations in Pensacola, see site for times

Pensacola Westgate Mardi Gras Parade, Westgate School, 930 am

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

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Gallery Night, Downtown Pensacola, 5 pm

Junior Girl Scout Entertainment Tech, Pensacola MESS Hall, 6 pm (must register)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I Pink I Can Run 5K, Flora-Bama, 9 am

Girl Scouts Run for the Cookies 5K, UWF, 730 am

Pensacon, Various Locations in Pensacola, see site for times

Storytime at Barnes and Noble, “Mighty Mighty Construction Site“, Barnes and Noble, 11 am

Kids Cooking Class (ages 4-5), Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 9 am

Kids Cooking Class (ages 6-9), Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 11 am

Kids Cooking Class (ages 10-12), Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, 2 pm

Saturday Studio Club (ages 6 – 9), Pensacola Museum of Art, 11:30 AM – 1:30 pm

Saturday Studio Club (ages 10 – 13), Pensacola Museum of Art, 3 pm – 5 pm

Kids & Kritters Parade, Casino Beach Parking Lot, Pensacola Beach, Registration 1 pm, Parade 2 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pensacon, Various Locations in Pensacola, see site for times – MORE KID FRIENDLY EVENTS ON SUNDAY

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 

Story Sprouts, Ever’man Educational Center, 10 am – 12 pm

Pensacola Museum of Art, NEXT Generation: Home School Art Program, 1 pm – 3 pm

Pensacola Museum of Art, Afterschool Art Club, (K-1), 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Market in the Breeze, Gulf Breeze Community Center, 4 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pensacola Museum of Art, Afterschool Art Club, (2-5), 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Friday, February 24, 2017

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

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Girls Night Lock In, Gull Point Resource Center, 6 pm (must register and pay before February 21)

Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Pensacola, 7 pm

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

 

Storytime at Barnes and Noble, Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! , Barnes and Noble, 11 am

The Lego Batman Movie Event (#2), Barnes and Noble, 2 pm

Pensacola Grande Mardi Gras Parade, Downtown Pensacola, 2 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

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

Saturday Night Science Night (family night, must pre-register by 2/22), Pensacola MESS Hall, 6 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Krewe of Wrecks Parade, Pensacola Beach, 1 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Animal Encounters AL. Gulf Coast Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Meet a Keeper Animal Talks”

Gulf Breeze Zoo “Hands on Animal Encounters

IMAX movies @ The Naval Aviation Museum

Tree Farms in and around Pensacola, Florida

When do you put up your Christmas tree?  Do you put up a fake tree or a real tree?  Does your family head out to a Christmas tree farm to cut down your own?

Here are a few U-pick Christmas tree farms in our surrounding area.  Even if you already have a tree or put up a fake tree, a visit to the farm can be fun for the family.  If there are any farms to add to the list or if any of these are no longer operating, please let us know!  As always, make sure to call ahead before you go.

Fish River Trees – Located in Summerdale, AL; This is the only farm on the list that we have visited.  We had such a great time and we didn’t even go to pick out a tree!  There is a ride around the farm, hot chocolate to purchase, Santa and reindeer to visit.

Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm – Located north of Milton; They have staff to help you with your tree purchase.

Country Pine Christmas Tree Farm – Located near Bratt; Enjoy the pond, free cookies and candy canes for the kids, and run around while looking for your tree.

The Christmas Tree Forest – Located in Pensacola; They have both choose and cut and potted trees.

The Great Visit Florida Beach Walk

 VISIT FLORIDA, the Sunshine State’s official tourism marketing organization, and Volunteer Florida, in coordination with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Lottery and other Florida organizations and businesses, are teaming up to conduct a statewide, one-day, mile-by-mile beach walk by a minimum of 825 volunteers, ultimately covering Florida’s 825 miles of beautiful beaches.

If you are interested in being a volunteer to walk a mile stretch of the beach taking pictures and documenting on November 6, head to Visit Florida to see the flyer and information. 

Florida and Alabama Tax Free Shopping 2010

Mark your calendars for the Florida and Alabama tax free shopping days.  This is a great time to buy school supplies and clothes while saving a few dollars.

Alabama Tax Free Days are August 6-8.  We usually head over to Foley to do shopping during the Alabama tax free days.  The Florida Tax Free Days are August 13-15.  Follow the links to learn the limitations and rules of the holidays as well as to confirm the dates.

Free Entrance into Florida State Parks on Saturday, July 17

We love to visit the Florida State Parks here at Pensacola with Kids.  On Saturday, July 17, Florida State Parks will waive admission fees in honor of Recreation and Parks Month.  Stop by the Florida State Parks website to find a park that you want to visit.  There are state parks with sinkholes, springs, caverns, gardens, hiking, tubing, swimming, and picnics!  Here are some posts I have written about state parks we have visited:

Yellow River Marsh Preserve Park

Big Lagoon State Park

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

Falling Waters State Park

Eden State Gardens

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Santa Rosa County Library Summer Reading Programs

The Santa Rosa County Library Summer Reading Program  activities begin June 14.  There are all sorts of great activities and challenges planned for children of all ages.  You can even sign up online!

Weekend Roundup – May 21, 22, and 23rd

Here is your weekend roundup of activities.  If you know of a family friendly event going on around the area, please leave a comment.  As always, call ahead or follow the links to make sure that the information is still accurate.

May 21 – Family Friday Flicks – Watch Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squealquel under the stars!

May 21 – Pensacola Pelicans Opening Night

May 21 – Gallery Night

May 22 – Summer Sidewalk Stargaze on Pensacola Beach 

May 22 – Pensacola Pelicans vs. Grand Prairie – Fireworks Night

May 22 – Visit the Palafox Market

May 22 – Lowes Build and Grow – Build a catapult!

May 22 and 23 – Milton’s Riverwalk Arts Festival

May 23 – Pensacola Pelicans vs. Grand Prairie – Kids Club Sunday

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Summer Road Trip Celebration – Jacksonville, Florida

All summer, while we continue to showcase all the great things going on around Pensacola we will also be sharing our favorite (and yours too!) road trips.  For Mystery Photo Monday, I asked if you knew where this fountain was:

This particular fountain is in Jacksonville, Florida.  We have friends in Jacksonville so we make the drive over there once or twice a year.  It is about 6 hours away so we find the trip is best made when we can take a Friday or Monday off but we have made the trip on a regular weekend.  Here are our favorite family picks for Jacksonville:

Stop by Trekaroo Spotlight Thursday to see where other people are traveling this week.

    Jacksonville Family Vacation

Mystery Photo Monday #18

For this week’s Mystery Photo Monday, I am kicking off the Pensacola With Kid’s Summer Road Trip Celebration with a picture from another city.  Throughout the summer, I will be posting road trip suggestions from both the readers and PWK’s favorite places to go to get away.  Don’t worry…we will continue to write about Pensacola and the surrounding areas.  I can’t wait to start exploring with my kids this summer! 

Here are a few hints:  This fountain is downtown next to a great museum the kids will love; the Superbowl was held here; it is one of the largest cities in Florida.

Have a guess?  We hope you will play along!  If you know where we will be road tripping this week, leave your guess in the comments.  I will give you a Top 10 with kids list for visiting this city later this week.  Also this week on Pensacola with Kids, info on Friday Family Flicks,  geocaching in Pensacola, and the Pensacola Pelicans!