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 | March 3 – March 12

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

Hot Pink Weekend Kick Off Gala {Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pensacola}, Seville Quarter, 6 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

My Fair Lady, Pensacola Little Theater, Multiple Shows

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hot Pink Weekend Golf Tournament, Marcus Pointe Golf Club, 7 am

Bayou Hills Run (10K, 5K and Kids Run), Bayview Park, 7:30 am

Tinker Tots, Pensacola MESS Hall, 9 am

Science Discovery Workshop (Grades 1 – 3), Pensacola MESS Hall, 1 pm

Maker Studio, Pensacola MESS Hall, 3 pm

Riverwalk Arts Festival, Milton, 10 am – 5 pm

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen’s Cooking Demonstration Show and Youth Culinary Art Experience , The Imogene Theatre in Milton {during The 29th Annual Riverwalk Arts Festival}, 6 pm

Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair, Pensacola Interstate Fair, All Day

29th Annual Lumberjack Festival, Pensacola State College – Milton Campus, 8 am – 4 pm

Hot Pink Weekend Bowling Tournament, Deluna Lanes, 2 pm

Hot Pink Weekend Fashion Show, Pensacola Country Club, 7 pm

Relay for Life Food Rally (Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), Plaza de Luna, TBD

Barnes & Noble Storytime, Good Night, Good Night Construction Site, 11 am

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

AKC Dog Show, Equestrian Center, 8:30 am – 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

My Fair Lady, Pensacola Little Theater, Multiple Shows

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Run Pink 5K, Hot Pink Weekend, Seville Quarter (in front), 2 pm

Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair, Pensacola Interstate Fair, All Day

Annual Dr. Seuss Celebration with Read Across America, Barnes & Noble, 1 pm

Riverwalk Arts Festival, Milton, 10 am – 5 pm

AKC Dog Show, Equestrian Center, 8:30 am – 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

My Fair Lady, Pensacola Little Theater, Multiple Shows

Monday, March 6, 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

Auditions for Charlotte’s Web, Pensacola Little Theater, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 

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

Free Admission to the Pensacola Museum of Art, 10 am – 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

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Auditions for Charlotte’s Web, Pensacola Little Theater, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 8, 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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gravedigger Meet & Greet, Harley – Davidson, 3 pm – 7 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 10, 2017

Monster Jam Meet & Greet, Central Credit Union – 9 mile Road, 4 pm – 7 pm

Pensacola Sports Junior College Tennis Event, Roger Scott Athletic Complex, 8 am – 5 pm

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

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MONSTER JAM, Pensacola Bay Center, 1 pm & 7 pm

Barnes & Noble Storytime, Dance, 11 am

Costume Character: Clifford, Barnes & Noble, 11 am

The LEGO Batman Movie Event (finale), Barnes & Noble, 2 pm

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

WSRE PBS Kids & Family Day, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, 10 am – 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

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Sunday, March 12, 2017

 

MONSTER JAM, Pensacola Bay Center, 1 pm

American Girl club: Kit, Barnes & Noble, 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

Animal Encounters, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin

Pensacola With Kids | Weekend Round-Up | February 10 – February 19

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

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

Junior Achievement Mardi Gras Bowl 2017, Cordova Lanes, 5 pm

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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Junior Achievement Mardi Gras Bowl 2017, Cordova Lanes, 8 pm

Bay Bluffs Chimney Cleanup, Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Highway, 9 am – 11 am

Palafox Market, 9 am – 2 pm

Santa Rosa Farmers Market, Woodbine Road, 9 am – 1 pm

Tinker Tots, Pensacoal MESS Hall, 2:30 pm

Science Discovery Workshop (grades 1 – 3), Pensacola MESS Hall, 1 pm

Maker Studio (grades 4 and up), Pensacola MESS Hall, 3 pm

Story time at Barnes and Noble, Valentines’ Day Special Reading Event, The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool., Barnes & Noble, 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

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

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

Sunday, February 12, 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

Friends of the Saenger presents “Frozen”, Saenger Theatre, 3 pm

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game, Pensacola Bay Center, 4:05 pm – SCOUT NIGHT

Monday, February 13, 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 14, 2017 – Valentines’ Day

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 15, 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 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

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

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game, 7:05 PM

Gallery Night, Downtown Pensacola, 5 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

 

Pensacola With Kids – Weekend Round UP – December 2 -December 11

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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, December 2, 2016

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

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

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

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Kid’s Night Out at Skyzone through Gull Point Resource Center, 5 pm – 10 pm, First 25 kids 6+, $25

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

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

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

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Imogene Theater (Dinner Available through Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), 7 pm

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

the Polar Express Pajama Time, Barnes & Noble, 7 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Palafox Market, 9 am – 2 pm

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Storytime at Barnes & Noble, 11 am

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

Gulf Breeze Christmas Parade, Gulf Breeze 10 am

Navarre Garden Club Annual Santa’s Craft Fair,  9 am to 3 pm at the Navarre Conference Center.

Christmas in the Park & Navarre Community Christmas Parade, Navarre Park, 10 am – 530 pm

Navarre Jingle Bell Run & 5K, Navarre Main Firestation, 7 am

Holiday Fest with Santa at Virginia College – 9 am – Noon 

Polar Express Pajama Party, Naval Aviation Museum, 3 pm

Pensacola Village & Children’s Museum

Saturday Studio Club at Pensacola Museum of Art, 11:30 am – 4 pm

Santa Rosa Farmers Market, Pace, 9 am – 1 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 and Performance Trolley Tours, 5 pm – 9 pm

Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks,  Pensacola Beach, 6:30 pm (Kids event starts at 4 pm at Shaggy’s)

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

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

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

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

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

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Imogene Theater (Dinner Available through Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), 7 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Relay for Life Family Day, Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Conference Center, 2 pm – 6 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 Beach Christmas Parade, 2 pm – 330 pm

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

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

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

49th Annual Snowball Derby, Five Flags Speedway

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Imogene Theater (Dinner Available through Pensacola Cooks Kitchen), 7 pm

Monday, December 5, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

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

Tuesday, December 6, 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 7, 2016

Historic Pensacola Tours, Downtown Pensacola

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Merry Marketplace by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Grand Hotel, 1 pm – 7 pm

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

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

Pensacola MESS Hall Bear Super Science Elective, Pensacola MESS Hall, 6 pm

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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

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

Pensacola Christmas Parade, Downtown Pensacola, 515 pm

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

Pensacola Winterfest, Visit Santa

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

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}

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

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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.

Rave Bayou Free 2012 Summer Movie Schedule

It is a few weeks before school lets out but we just got our hands on the Rave Free 2012 Summer Movie schedule. Remember that the schedule is subject to change and we will make adjustments here if we receive them. We love the free summer movies because, well, they are free! Also, it is a great way to get out of the house and escape the humidity that sets down on our city during the summer.

All movies are Monday and Thursday at 10am. Doors open at 9:30am.

These movies fill up quickly and once the theaters reach capacity, they will lock the doors. I learned this the hard way when we drove out to a movie at the Ridge in Pace and they were locked up tight because the theater was full.

I will add the other movie theater schedules as we receive them.

Mark your calendars!

June 4 and 7- Cats & Dogs:The Revenge of Kitty Galore

June 11 and 14- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

June 18 and 21- Yogi Bear

June 25 and 28- Happy Feet Two

July 2 and 5- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

July 9 and 12- Dolphin Tale

July 16 and 19- Shorts

July 23 and 26- Inkheart

July 30 and Aug 2- Happy Feet

I am glad to see three animated movies on the list this year because I felt that it was lacking in the schedule last summer.

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Head to the free summer movies with patience. These movies fill up quickly with day care field trips and families with kids. This is not a date night movie and there will be constant noise during the movie. It does quiet down to a reasonable level but remember that the movie is free and full of kids!
  • Doors open at 9:30 but a line begins closer to 9am.
  • Concessions will be open and often there is a deal on the Kid’s Pack.
  • You may want to go with a friend who can watch your seat if you have to get up for whatever reason.

Free Entrance to National Parks – January 14 – 16th

What: Free admission to national parks: When: January 14th to the 16th; Where: all national parks (including Gulf Islands National Seashore); Cost: FREE

Several days a year, the National Park Service offers free entrance to all 397 national parks around the United States.  We are so lucky to live near the Gulf Islands Seashore, one of only ten national seashores.  Gulf Islands Seashore is not only home to beautful beaches but also to Ft. Picken’s where your family can explore the fort and all of its nooks and crannies.  This weekend, entrance admission will be waived for January 14th, 15th, and 16th.

2011 Top Ten Family Friendly Activities in Pensacola

Although we are already a week into 2012, I didn’t want to end the year without sharing our top ten of 2011.  This year was an interesting year for us. I started out the year with a broken foot (after just recently healing from breaking the other foot…seriously…I can’t make this stuff up) so we didn’t do too much exploring for the first few months.  When the new school year started, Little S entered Pre-K and was gone most of the morning and that cut into our exploring as well.  Even though we didn’t get out as often as we wanted to, we still found lots of great things to do in and around town.

There is no scientific data to this post…I just asked my kids and my husband what their favorite activities were throughout the year!  Here is our 2011 top ten list of favorite activities  in no particular order:

Distinctive Kitchens Kid’s Cooking Classes – This is the only activity that I haven’t written about yet.  We were invited to attend (disclosure: our cost was covered) a DK Kid’s cooking class where we made rolled out gingerbread and put together a huge gingerbread house over a two day period.  At first glance some of the classes seem a little pricey, but after attending the gingerbread house making class we think that they are worth it.  The spring schedule is on the DK calendar where you will find kid’s classes, camps, and preschool mommy and me classes.  I am hoping to enroll Big S in the Wintry Breakfast Foods because he loves to eat breakfast foods!

 

Parks, parks, and more parks – This year, my goal was to visit a new park each week. Well, that didn’t happen but we did visit a lot of new parks around town and found a few new favorites.  Our favorite park of the year is Miralla Park.  This little neighborhood park is set away from major streets, has a great playground equipment and a large grassy area to run around.  Some of the other parks we enjoyed visiting this year were Bryan Park, Beulah Regional Park, Regency Park, and Lions Park.

 

Frozen Yogurt Shops – Pensacola saw a yogurt shop business boom this year.  Frozen yogurt shops opened up all over town and if you read this site regularly it will come as no surprise that we visited every single one (TCBY’s Waffle Cone Wednesday made our 2010 top ten list last year!).  TCBY opened up on 9 Mile Road and 32 degrees and Berry Yogurt opened up over by the mall.

 

 

Holiday Light Displays – We love to bundle up in blankets and drive around town looking at the lights.  This year, my kids were old enough to really love the light displays all over town.  We had lots favorites but this one off of Longleaf and Nathan Drive topped them all!

 

 

 

Condor Sailing Adventures – Recently, my children have a new-found love for all things boat.  They love to watch the boats, count the boats and sail the boats after our sail with Condor Sailing Adventures (*disclosure: our cost was covered).  It was so great to see Pensacola from the water.  We got a great view of the Maritime Park construction and enjoyed learning how to sail the boat.

 

 

Downtown Trick or Treat – After posting for three years about the Downtown Trick or Treat, we finally made it to the event.  We had so much fun! The kids loved collecting candy and I loved wandering in some of the little shops I hadn’t been able to visit yet.

 

 

 

Free Summer Movies – This summer we took advantage of the free summer movies to get out of the heat.  Four different theaters participated in a summer movie program and the Silver Screen also had a weekly $1 show.  We enjoyed catching up on movies that we missed through the school year and the best part was that it was free!  We also took advantage of the Friday Family Flicks downtown.  As it gets closer to summertime, check back for the schedules.  We update the site as we receive the free summer movie schedule.

 

Chagall for Children Exhibit – This year, the Pensacola Museum of Art had the Chagall for Children exhibit on loan from the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago.  It was an awesome hands-on experience introducing children to Chagall’s artwork.  They don’t currently have a hands-on exhibit for children but I hope that they will continue to welcome them in the future.  The museum is free to visit on Tuesdays and they offer children’s art classes and camps.

 

 

Festivals of all kinds – This year was the year of the festival for us.  We missed a lot of the festivals in 2010 because of my other broken foot (refer to first paragraph…ha!) so we made up for it in 2011.  We attended the Gulf Coast Arts Festival, the Seafood Festival, the Festival on the Green, Gallery Night and Mardi Gras and that doesn’t even include half of the festivals Pensacola has to offer.  The festivals are great family friendly events because there is usually a children’s arts and crafts area that is free and good for most ages.

 

Day Trips and Overnighters – Along with exploring Pensacola on the weekends, we also made some day trips and overnighters.  We had some great adventures nearby!  Our absolute favorite was our visit to LEGOLAND Florida’s opening weekend in Orlando with a visit to Callaway Gardens, Georgia (Did you know you can book a cabin on the grounds?! We didn’t!) and Seaside tying for a close second place.

These were our favorite activities for 2011 but this site wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for all of our great readers.  We asked you on our Pensacola with Kids Facebook Page what your favorite activity of 2011 was and this is what you said (listed in no particular order):

Fort Pickens

Snow Cones at Da Girlz Place after Story Time at Big Lagoon State Park

Perdido Key Blue Angel Park

Sunsets at Plaza de Luna

Roger Scott Pool

Perdido Kids Park

TT Wentworth Museum

Navarre Butterfly House and the John Duncan Children’s Park

Fort Barrancas

Naval Air Museum

Do you want to read more about some of our favorite spots and activities in Pensacola?  See our Top Ten of 2010 and Top  Five of 2009 lists!

Pensacola Greek Festival

What: Pensacola Greek Festival; Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church; When: October 14-16 Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm and Sunday noon to 6pm; Cost: FREE to attend the festival

The Pensacola Greek Festival is a fun outing for the family.  Grab lunch or dinner while you are there!  The festival is held in Downtown Pensacola at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm.  Watch the dancing, listen to the music, and try some traditional Greek food.  You can also tour the church to learn more about the architecture and the music.

Open House at Roy Hyatt Environmental Center

What: Open House; Where: Roy Hyatt Environmental Center; When: October 15, 2011 from 9am to 3pm; Cost: FREE

The Roy Hyatt Environmental Center is holding its Open House and “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” New and New To You Sale on Saturday, October 15.  The event will be held from 9am to 3pm.  The cost is free and it is open to the public.  There will be a number of attractions including:

*Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida’s bird display
*Dauphin Island Sea Lab touch table and presentation
*Escambia Amateur Astronomy Assoc. telescopes
*Escambia Count Solid Waste Mgmt. display
*Francis M. Weston Audubon Society display
*Department of Environmental Protection display
*Florida Turtle Conservation Trust turtles and display
*Animals to meet and touch
*Hourly presentations
*Trails to hike
*Bird watching
*Children’s Activities
*Food and water booth
*Tour the facility
*Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” Sale featuring new and nearly new items, items donated by local merchants, gift certificates to restaurants, dolphin cruises, etc, and handmade crafts
*RHEC t-shirts and totes for sale