23 Holiday Gifts: Guide for Parents and Kids!

We know shopping for just the perfect gift can be difficult so we have complied some great gift ideas for Parents & Kids inspired by some of our advertisers! Gifts don’t always have to be the newest toy or video game. Give the gift of activity and family bonding with some of our ideas!

Regymen Fitness Membership: Give the gift of health and endorphins!  $10 Regymen Tank Tops, Class Passes, or an Annual Membership. You can’t go wrong with this fun and dynamic workout class!

Mojo Elite Sports Center Classes: Give the gift that will reward you AND your kids! American Ninja Warrior Classes, Gymnastics, or Parkour the gift options are endless.

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen & Junior Chefs Cooking Class: Give the gift of discovering new yummy recipes! Gift certificates for cooking classes such as sushi making & other unique and delicious recipes.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts Membership: Give the gift of self-defense and competition! Fun and safe martial arts classes that encourage self-confidence and and self-assurance. With programs ranging in ages 4 to 15 years old this is the perfect gift your kids can enjoy longer than the holiday season!

Salute Gymnastics Classes: Give the gift of an active lifestyle that can serve your kids for years! Pre-school gymnastics, recreational gymnastics, or recreational tumbling, there is something for everyone’s kids at Salute.

Pensacola Ice Flyers Tickets: Give the gift of cheering on everyone’s favorite hockey team! Season Passes, a pass to the Pensacola Ice Flyer’s Kids Club, or ticket to a single themed game. All kids love yelling and shouting for a sports team.

Sam’s Fun City Tickets: Give the gift of tickets to Pensacola’s Only Amusement and Waterpark! Surf City opens in the Spring and the Fun City is open year round!

Membership to Pensacola Children’s Museum: Give the gift of learning, but the super fun kind! The Pensacola Children’s Museum is the home of Brick Makerspace which is a STEAM creative play gallery for all ages. Bring your family to imagine, build, and display your creative works. The Pensacola Children’s Museum is proud to be a recipient of Strickly Briks’ Makerspace Award.

Tickets to a Pensacola Little Theatre “Treehouse Theatre” Show: Give the gift of laughter and amusement! With plenty of kid-friendly shows, your kids are bound to enjoy the fantasy stories presented at PLT.

Personalized Photo Book from websites such as Shutterfly.com

A family membership to the Pensacola Mess Hall

Subscription Box such as Kiwi Crate where they send cool STEM projects for your kids every month

Art kit fully equipped with a sketch book, colored pencils, and sticker

Herb starter-garden kit

Homemade Coupon Book for things like “One coupon good to skip chores today”

Dance classes

Picnic basket fully equipped with everything you need for a family picnic

Chick-fil-a Coupon Calendar

Fun socks with their favorite characters or patterns

Painting Class such as Painting with a Twist

Basket full of their favorite snacks

Board Games for a family board game night

Gift certificate to a bounce house such as Sky Zone

 

 

Weekly Roundup December 17th-23rd!

Here is your Weekly Roundup for December 17th-23rd!

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, December 17th 

Bouncy Babies Story-time (every Monday) 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Pilates Mat Class (every Monday) 1:30pm at Ever’man Educational Center

Meatloaf Mondays $5 (every Monday) 4pm-9pm at Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Building Better Moms (every Monday) 9:30am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Regymen Fitness 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Passport to the World – Mexico 4pm at Pensacola Library 

Bike Helmet Fittings with Santa 3-6pm at Emergency Management in Milton 

 

Tuesday, December 18th  

Ever’man Story Sprouts 10am (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Funky Flow Yoga 6-7pm (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Tuesday Jazz Jam 6:30pm (every Tuesday) at Seville Quarter

Gulf Breeze Farmers Market (every Tuesday) 4-8pm at Gulf Breeze Community Center

Bands on the Beach (every Tuesday) 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Kids Eat Free – Every Tuesday at Tanger Outlets Foley 4pm-7pm (every Tuesday)

Taco Tuesday – Coastal Ice Cream Style 11am-10pm (every Tuesday) at Coastal Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Mommy & Me 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Southwest Library

Mojo Elite Sports Center Kinetic Kids 5pm $5/visit (every Tuesday)

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Regymen Fitness 

Salute Gymnastics Beginner Gym Class 6pm (6 and up) 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends Dec 25th*

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Santa Visits Southwest Library 10:30am

Polar Express Movie Night 4pm at Tryon Branch 

LEGO Night 6pm at Pensacola Library 

Bike Helmet Fittings with Santa 3-6pm at Emergency Management in Milton 

 

Wednesday, Dec 19th

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Molino Library

 Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Regymen Fitness 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Holiday Lantern Tours 6-7pm at Historic Pensacola (Tivoli House)

Bay Center Holiday Ice Skating 4-5pm 

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Movie Under the Stars: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 5pm

 

Thursday, Dec 20th 

Code Club for Kids (every Thursday) 3:30pm-5pm at Spanish Fort Library

Pickleball at PAC! 6-8pm (every Thursday) at Pensacola Athletic Center

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Thursday) Tryon Branch Library

Preschool Storytime 4:30pm (every Thursday) at Century Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Salute Gymnastics Preschool Class 4pm and 6pm (3-6yr) 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Regymen Fitness 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Tiger Rock Martial Arts OPEN HOUSE Call for more information 850-484-2644

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Holiday Lantern Tours 6-7pm at Historic Pensacola (Tivoli House)

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Hooked on Books – Book group 4pm at Pensacola Library 

Let’s Make Art! 6pm at Pensacola Library 

Santa Visits Southwest Branch Library 6pm

Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom for Escambia County Animal Shelter 6pm

Shop with a Cop 3pm Hwy 29 Walmart 

 

Friday, Dec 21st

Dreamland Skate Center Tiny Tots (every Friday) 10am-12noon

Unlimited Go-Carts and Laser Tag, Sam’s Fun City, 4:30 pm until Close for $19.99

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Regymen Fitness 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Dinner (only FRIDAYS) 5-9pm

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Visit #SantaDowntown 5-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Reindeer Games 5pm at Winterfest Downtown Pensacola

Winterfest Performance Tour 6pm in Downtown Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Holiday Lantern Tours 6-7pm at Historic Pensacola (Tivoli House)

Sam’s Fun City Endless Christmas Deal 11am (December 21st- January 6th)

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Robotics and Coding Club for Homeschoolers 11am at Tryon Branch 

Gallery Night Downtown Pensacola 

The Nutcracker at Pensacola Saenger Theatre 7pm 

Santa Visits JTS 4pm 

Parents Night Out 5pm at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 

Kids Only Paint Party (7+) 6pm at Cordova Mall 

 

Saturday, Dec 22nd

Dreamland Skate Center Family Night (every Saturday) 7:30-10pm

Palafox Market 9am-2pm (every Saturday) at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

Mojo Elite Sports Center Super Saturday Parent’s Night 6pm-10pm (Every Saturday) 

Orange Blossom Special 10am-2pm (every Saturday) at Pensacola Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market 9am-1pm (every Saturday) in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church

Free Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class 9:30am-11am (every Saturday) at Blue Angels Music. Call (850) 457-7557 for more info.

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Regymen Fitness 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at Naval Aviation Museum

Visit #SantaDowntown 2-6pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Sam’s Fun City Breakfast with Santa 

Sam’s Fun City Endless Christmas Deal 11am (December 21st- January 6th)

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Minecraft at Molino Branch 10:30am 

Christmas Market & Photos with Santa 12pm at Fisher’s in Orange Beach 

Christmas Workshop at Waterfront 12pm 

Holiday Pet Photos with Santa 11am at Jeffery’s 

 

 

Sunday, Dec 23rd

Worship on the Water 9am-11am (every Sunday) at the Flora-Bama

First City Improv 2:3opm-3:30pm (every Sunday) at Pensacola Library

Jazz Brunch 10am (every Sunday) at Five Sister’s Cafe

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Pensacola Children’s Museum Open 12pm to 4pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Regymen Fitness 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Christmas Cooking Class Gift Certificates 

Visit #SantaDowntown 4:30-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Sam’s Fun City Endless Christmas Deal 11am (December 21st- January 6th)

First City Lights Festival 5-9pm Downtown Pensacola 

Christmas By the Bay 6pm at Community Maritime Park 

Weekly Roundup December 10th-16th

Here is your Weekly Roundup for December 10th-16th!

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, December 10th 

Bouncy Babies Story-time (every Monday) 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Pilates Mat Class (every Monday) 1:30pm at Ever’man Educational Center

Meatloaf Mondays $5 (every Monday) 4pm-9pm at Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Building Better Moms (every Monday) 9:30am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Tuesday, December 11th  

Ever’man Story Sprouts 10am (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Funky Flow Yoga 6-7pm (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Tuesday Jazz Jam 6:30pm (every Tuesday) at Seville Quarter

Gulf Breeze Farmers Market (every Tuesday) 4-8pm at Gulf Breeze Community Center

Bands on the Beach (every Tuesday) 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Kids Eat Free – Every Tuesday at Tanger Outlets Foley 4pm-7pm (every Tuesday)

Taco Tuesday – Coastal Ice Cream Style 11am-10pm (every Tuesday) at Coastal Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Mommy & Me 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Southwest Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Salute Gymnastics Beginner Gym Class 6pm (6 and up) 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends Dec 25th*

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Dream Jars 4pm at Tryon Branch

LEGO Night 6pm at Pensacola Branch

Santa Visits Molino 6pm at Molino Branch

 

Wednesday, Dec 12th

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Molino Library

*cancelled this week* Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Holiday Lantern Tours 6-7pm at Historic Pensacola (Tivoli House)

Santa Visits Pensacola 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Read with a Dog 4pm at Pensacola Library

 

Thursday, Dec 13th 

Code Club for Kids (every Thursday) 3:30pm-5pm at Spanish Fort Library

Pickleball at PAC! 6-8pm (every Thursday) at Pensacola Athletic Center

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Thursday) Tryon Branch Library

Preschool Storytime 4:30pm (every Thursday) at Century Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Salute Gymnastics Preschool Class 4pm and 6pm (3-6yr) 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Tiger Rock Martial Arts OPEN HOUSE Call for more information 850-484-2644

Holiday Lantern Tours 6-7pm at Historic Pensacola (Tivoli House)

Santa Visits Tryon 10:30am at Tryon Branch

Santa Visits Century 5:30pm at Century Branch

Winter Shiver Shakers – Family STEAM Night 6pm at Pensacola Branch

 

Friday, Dec 14th

Dreamland Skate Center Tiny Tots (every Friday) 10am-12noon

Unlimited Go-Carts and Laser Tag, Sam’s Fun City, 4:30 pm until Close for $19.99

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Dinner (only FRIDAYS) 5-9pm

Visit #SantaDowntown 5-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Reindeer Games 5pm at Winterfest Downtown Pensacola

Winterfest Performance Tour 6pm in Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Ice Flyers Teddy Bear Toss Hockey Game 7:35pm at Bay Center 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Hungry For Justice: Grinch 4:30pm AWKO Justice Foundation

Holiday Lantern Tours 6-7pm at Historic Pensacola (Tivoli House)

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game 7:30pm at Bay Center 

Play Pensacola: Baby It’s Cold Outside 10am-11am at Brownsville Community Center 

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

 

Saturday, Dec 15th

Dreamland Skate Center Family Night (every Saturday) 7:30-10pm

Palafox Market 9am-2pm (every Saturday) at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

Mojo Elite Sports Center Super Saturday Parent’s Night 6pm-10pm (Every Saturday) 

Orange Blossom Special 10am-2pm (every Saturday) at Pensacola Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market 9am-1pm (every Saturday) in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church

Free Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class 9:30am-11am (every Saturday) at Blue Angels Music. Call (850) 457-7557 for more info.

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at Naval Aviation Museum

Visit #SantaDowntown 2-6pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Santa’s “Gifts from the Kitchen” 11am Call for tickets! 

Holiday Lights on the Wild-side 4:30pm at Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

3rd Annual Winter Wonder Ride 12pm at T.T. Wentworth 

Holiday Party 2pm-5pm at East Hill Pizza

Milton Christmas Parade 6-7pm in Downtown Milton 

Pet Partners: Read with me 10am at Tryon branch

LEGO at the Library 10:30am at Molino Branch

Scratch Game Coding Club 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Lotions and Potions 10:30am at Southwest Branch

LEGO & Boost Robotics Club 2pm at Tryon Branch

Pensacola Ice Flyers Game 6:30pm at Bay Center 

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Happy Hogwarts Holiday 10am-4pm at Vinyl Music Hall with The Happy Art Tour

 

Sunday, Dec 16th

Worship on the Water 9am-11am (every Sunday) at the Flora-Bama

First City Improv 2:3opm-3:30pm (every Sunday) at Pensacola Library

Jazz Brunch 10am (every Sunday) at Five Sister’s Cafe

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Pensacola Children’s Museum Open 12pm to 4pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Visit #SantaDowntown 4:30-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Gulf Breeze Zoolights 5-9pm at Gulf Breeze Zoo 

Weekly Roundup December 3rd-9th

Here is your Weekly Roundup for December 3rd-9th!

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, December 3rd 

Bouncy Babies Story-time (every Monday) 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Pilates Mat Class (every Monday) 1:30pm at Ever’man Educational Center

Meatloaf Mondays $5 (every Monday) 4pm-9pm at Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Building Better Moms (every Monday) 9:30am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Passport to the World-South Korea 4pm at Pensacola Branch

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Tuesday, December 4th  

Ever’man Story Sprouts 10am (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Funky Flow Yoga 6-7pm (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Tuesday Jazz Jam 6:30pm (every Tuesday) at Seville Quarter

Gulf Breeze Farmers Market (every Tuesday) 4-8pm at Gulf Breeze Community Center

Bands on the Beach (every Tuesday) 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Kids Eat Free – Every Tuesday at Tanger Outlets Foley 4pm-7pm (every Tuesday)

Taco Tuesday – Coastal Ice Cream Style 11am-10pm (every Tuesday) at Coastal Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Mommy & Me 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Southwest Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Salute Gymnastics Beginner Gym Class 6pm (6 and up) 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends Dec 25th*

Lego Night 6pm at Pensacola Library

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Wednesday, Dec 5th 

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Molino Library

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Thursday, Dec 6th 

Code Club for Kids (every Thursday) 3:30pm-5pm at Spanish Fort Library

Pickleball at PAC! 6-8pm (every Thursday) at Pensacola Athletic Center

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Thursday) Tryon Branch Library

Preschool Storytime 4:30pm (every Thursday) at Century Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Salute Gymnastics Preschool Class 4pm and 6pm (3-6yr) 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Santa Paws 6pm at Gulf Coast Brewery

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

Tiger Rock Martial Arts OPEN HOUSE Call for more information 850-484-2644

 

Friday, Dec 7th

Dreamland Skate Center Tiny Tots (every Friday) 10am-12noon

Unlimited Go-Carts and Laser Tag, Sam’s Fun City, 4:30 pm until Close for $19.99

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Christmas on the Coast 7:30pm at the Saenger Theatre

Robotics and Coding Club for Homeschoolers 11am at Tryon branch

Hot Glass Cold Brew-Ugly Christmas Sweater Fundraising event 6pm at First City Art Center

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Musical 7:30pm at Pensacola Little Theatre

Visit #SantaDowntown 5-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Reindeer Games 5pm at Winterfest Downtown Pensacola

Winterfest Performance Tour 6pm in Downtown Pensacola

Santa Claus at Jeweler Trade Shop 4pm

Pathways for Change Fundraiser at Pieology 12pm-8pm

Mommy & Me Paint Party 6pm at Cordova Mall

Pensacola Ice Flyers Teddy Bear Toss Hockey Game 7:35pm at Bay Center 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Saturday, Dec 8th

Dreamland Skate Center Family Night (every Saturday) 7:30-10pm

Palafox Market 9am-2pm (every Saturday) at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

Orange Blossom Special 10am-2pm (every Saturday) at Pensacola Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market 9am-1pm (every Saturday) in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church

Free Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class 9:30am-11am (every Saturday) at Blue Angels Music. Call (850) 457-7557 for more info.

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Christmas on the Coast 7:30pm at the Saenger Theatre

Busy Bee’s Holiday Market 9am-3pm at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church

Minecraft 10:30am at Molino Branch

Holiday Ornaments 11am at Molino Branch

Lotions and Potions 2pm at Pensacola Branch

COX Christmas Parade 5:3opm in Downtown Pensacola

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at Naval Aviation Museum

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Musical 7:30pm at Pensacola Little Theatre

Visit #SantaDowntown 2-6pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Alyssa’s Mini Gift Market 9am at Alyssa’s Pace

Foley Christmas Parade 10am in Downtown Foley

Pace Christmas Parade 11am at Pace Fire Rescue District

Redneck Christmas Parade 2pm at Southern Raceway in Milton

Annual Chili Cookoff at Gulf Breeze Zoo Lights 5-8pm 

Pups & Pizza Adoption Event 2-4pm at Lillian’s Pizza

Classic June Rock n’ Angels Salvation Army Benefit show 2pm at Hub Staceys

Mommy & Me Paint Party 10am at Cordova Mall

City of Gulf Breeze Movie Night: Grinch Stole Christmas at 5pm at City of Gulf Breeze Recreation

Horse & Carriage Rides at the Wharf 5pm

Pensacola Ice Flyers Teddy Bear Toss Hockey Game 7:05pm at Bay Center 

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Sunday, Dec 9th

Worship on the Water 9am-11am (every Sunday) at the Flora-Bama

First City Improv 2:3opm-3:30pm (every Sunday) at Pensacola Library

Jazz Brunch 10am (every Sunday) at Five Sister’s Cafe

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Pensacola Children’s Museum Open 12pm to 4pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Dynamic Life Family Chiropractic 

Tiger Rock 1 month of classes $89 Christmas Deal *Ends December 25th* 

Christmas on the Coast 7:30pm at the Saenger Theatre

Pensacola Cooks Kitchen Family Cookie Decorating Class 1-4pm $50 tickets *Limited tickets!*

A Glorious Night Choir 3pm at Olive Baptist Church

Visit #SantaDowntown 4:30-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Musical 7:30pm at Pensacola Little Theatre

Horse & Carriage Rides at the Wharf 5pm

Gulf Breeze Zoo BOGO Zoo nightlights *valid same day*

 

Weekly Roundup November 26th-December 2nd!

Here is your Weekly Roundup for November 26th-December 2nd!

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, Nov 26th 

Bouncy Babies Story-time (every Monday) 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Pilates Mat Class (every Monday) 1:30pm at Ever’man Educational Center

Meatloaf Mondays $5 (every Monday) 4pm-9pm at Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Building Better Moms (every Monday) 9:30am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

First City Lights Festival 5pm in Downtown Pensacola

Studer Family Hospital Toy Drive at any Pen Air Location

Christmas Tree Lighting 5pm at Sacred Heart Hospital

 

Tuesday, Nov 27th 

Ever’man Story Sprouts 10am (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Funky Flow Yoga 6-7pm (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Tuesday Jazz Jam 6:30pm (every Tuesday) at Seville Quarter

Gulf Breeze Farmers Market (every Tuesday) 4-8pm at Gulf Breeze Community Center

Bands on the Beach (every Tuesday) 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Kids Eat Free – Every Tuesday at Tanger Outlets Foley 4pm-7pm (every Tuesday)

Tryon Tuesday Game Night 4pm (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch Library

Taco Tuesday – Coastal Ice Cream Style 11am-10pm (every Tuesday) at Coastal Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Mommy & Me 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Southwest Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Salute Gymnastics Beginner Gym Class 6pm (6 and up) 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Lego Night 6pm at Pensacola Library

Movie Night: Toy Story 4pm at Tryon Branch

Studer Family Hospital Toy Drive at any Pen Air Location

 

Wednesday, Nov 28th

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Molino Library

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Studer Family Hospital Toy Drive at any Pen Air Location

 

Thursday, Nov 29th 

Code Club for Kids (every Thursday) 3:30pm-5pm at Spanish Fort Library

Pickleball at PAC! 6-8pm (every Thursday) at Pensacola Athletic Center

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Thursday) Tryon Branch Library

Preschool Storytime 4:30pm (every Thursday) at Century Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Salute Gymnastics Preschool Class 4pm and 6pm (3-6yr) 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Gulf Coast Brewery Run 6pm at Gulf Coast Brewery

Studer Family Hospital Toy Drive at any Pen Air Location

Movie Under the Stars: The Forgotten Coast 6:30pm at From the Ground up Community Garden

 

Friday, Nov 30th

Dreamland Skate Center Tiny Tots (every Friday) 10am-12noon

Unlimited Go-Carts and Laser Tag, Sam’s Fun City, 4:30 pm until Close for $19.99

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Visit #SantaDowntown 5-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

First City Lights Festival 5pm in Downtown Pensacola

Reindeer Games 5pm at Winterfest Downtown Pensacola

Winterfest Performance Tour 6pm in Downtown Pensacola

Studer Family Hospital Toy Drive at any Pen Air Location

A Night in Bethlehem 6pm at St. Luke United Methodist Church

Hungry for Justice Program 3:30pm at C.A. Weiss Elementary

Mommy & Me Paint Night 6pm at Cordova Mall

Loaves and Fishes Fundraiser 12pm-8pm at Pieology

The Nutcracker by Ballet Pensacola 7pm at BTWHS

 

Saturday, Dec 1st

Dreamland Skate Center Family Night (every Saturday) 7:30-10pm

Palafox Market 9am-2pm (every Saturday) at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

Orange Blossom Special 10am-2pm (every Saturday) at Pensacola Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market 9am-1pm (every Saturday) in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church

Free Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class 9:30am-11am (every Saturday) at Blue Angels Music. Call (850) 457-7557 for more info.

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Lego at the Library 10:30am at Molino Branch

Lego and Boost Robotics 10:30am at Tryon Branch

Visit #SantaDowntown 2-6pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at National Naval Aviation Museum

First City Lights Festival 5pm in Downtown Pensacola

Puppet Magic Mini-tour 12pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Stories Under the Stars 3:30pm at From the Ground Up Garden

*LAST DAY* Studer Family Hospital Toy Drive at any Pen Air Location

Annual USO Runaway 5k 10am at Pensacola Airport

Cookie Festival 2pm at Escambia County Courthouse

Breakfast with Santa 8am at Jo’s As Always

Paws for Claus 10am at Sandy Sansing Nissan

BTWH Band – Christmas Market 11am at BTWHS

Photos with Santa 9am at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church

Breakfast with Santa 9am at Crabs on Pensacola Beach

 

Sunday, Dec 2nd 

Worship on the Water 9am-11am (every Sunday) at the Flora-Bama

First City Improv 2:3opm-3:30pm (every Sunday) at Pensacola Library

Jazz Brunch 10am (every Sunday) at Five Sister’s Cafe

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Pensacola Children’s Museum Open 12pm to 4pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Visit #SantaDowntown 4:30-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Surfing Santa Beach Parade 2pm on Pensacola Beach

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at National Naval Aviation Museum

Toys 4 Tots 8am at Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists

Weekly Roundup November 19th-25th

Here is your Weekly Roundup for November 19th-Nov 25th!

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, Nov 19th 

Bouncy Babies Story-time (every Monday) 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Pilates Mat Class (every Monday) 1:30pm at Ever’man Educational Center

Meatloaf Mondays $5 (every Monday) 4pm-9pm at Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Building Better Moms (every Monday) 9:30am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Passport to the World – Sweden 4pm at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

Play Pensacola Fall Break Camps (call to reserve spot ASAP) 

Fill the Mayflower Food Drive starts at 7am and ENDS Nov 20th at 7pm at Cordova Mall

Five Sister’s Cafe Thanksgiving Meal (call ahead to make reservation and select time)

Sweet Fest 2018 11am-6pm at Remember When Sweet

Keys to the City Turkey Trot 11am at Sam’s Fun City

 

Tuesday, Nov 20th 

Ever’man Story Sprouts 10am (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Funky Flow Yoga 6-7pm (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Tuesday Jazz Jam 6:30pm (every Tuesday) at Seville Quarter

Gulf Breeze Farmers Market (every Tuesday) 4-8pm at Gulf Breeze Community Center

Bands on the Beach (every Tuesday) 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Kids Eat Free – Every Tuesday at Tanger Outlets Foley 4pm-7pm (every Tuesday)

Tryon Tuesday Game Night 4pm (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch Library

Taco Tuesday – Coastal Ice Cream Style 11am-10pm (every Tuesday) at Coastal Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Mommy & Me 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Southwest Library

Hampstead Stage: A Christmas Carol 10:30am at Southwest Library

Stop Motion with STEAM 1pm at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Salute Gymnastics Beginner Gym Class 6pm (6 and up) 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Lego Night 6pm at Pensacola Library

Fill the Mayflower Food Drive starts at 7am and ENDS Nov 20th at 7pm at Cordova Mall

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

Play Pensacola Community Thanksgiving Meal 10am-2pm at Fricker Center 

Play Pensacola Fall Break Camps (call to reserve spot ASAP) 

 

Wednesday, Nov 21st

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Molino Library

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Wednesday) at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Minecraft 10am at Pensacola Library

Hampstead Stage: A Christmas Carol 10:30am at Molino Library

Bricks and Flicks: Moana 1pm at Pensacola Library

Hampstead Stage: A Christmas Carol 4pm at Pensacola Library

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

Play Pensacola Fall Break Camps (call to reserve spot ASAP) 

Pensacola Ice Flyer’s Thanksgiving Game 6:35pm at Bay Center 

 

Thursday, Nov 22nd 

Code Club for Kids (every Thursday) 3:30pm-5pm at Spanish Fort Library

Pickleball at PAC! 6-8pm (every Thursday) at Pensacola Athletic Center

Preschool Storytime 10:30am (every Thursday) Tryon Branch Library

Preschool Storytime 4:30pm (every Thursday) at Century Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Salute Gymnastics Preschool Class 4pm and 6pm (3-6yr) 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

Gulf Coast Brewery Run 6pm at Gulf Coast Brewery

Thanksgiving on Pensacola Bay 11am at Nick’s Boathouse

Thanksgiving Day 5k, Turkey Trot 8am at Historic Seville Square

 

Friday, Nov 23rd

Dreamland Skate Center Tiny Tots (every Friday) 10am-12noon

Unlimited Go-Carts and Laser Tag, Sam’s Fun City, 4:30 pm until Close for $19.99

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

Visit #SantaDowntown 5-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

First City Lights Festival 5pm in Downtown Pensacola

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

Reindeer Games 5pm at Winterfest Downtown Pensacola

Winterfest Performance Tour 6pm in Downtown Pensacola

 

Saturday, Nov 24th

Dreamland Skate Center Family Night (every Saturday) 7:30-10pm

Palafox Market 9am-2pm (every Saturday) at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

Orange Blossom Special 10am-2pm (every Saturday) at Pensacola Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market 9am-1pm (every Saturday) in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church

Free Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class 9:30am-11am (every Saturday) at Blue Angels Music. Call (850) 457-7557 for more info.

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Lego at the Library 10:30am at Pensacola Branch

Minecraft 10:30am at Molino Branch

Visit #SantaDowntown 2-6pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at National Naval Aviation Museum

First City Lights Festival 5pm in Downtown Pensacola

Puppet Magic Mini-tour 12pm at Winterfest Pensacola

 

Sunday, Nov 25th

Worship on the Water 9am-11am (every Sunday) at the Flora-Bama

First City Improv 2:3opm-3:30pm (every Sunday) at Pensacola Library

Jazz Brunch 10am (every Sunday) at Five Sister’s Cafe

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Pensacola Children’s Museum Open 12pm to 4pm 

Gulf Breeze Zoo 9am-4pm

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Visit #SantaDowntown 4:30-8pm at Winterfest Pensacola

Polar Express Pajama Party 3pm at National Naval Aviation Museum

Play Pensacola Youth Basketball Sign up *ENDS NOV 26th*

First City Lights Festival 5pm in Downtown Pensacola

 

Weekly Roundup Nov 5th-11th

Here is your Weekly Roundup for November 5th-Nov 11th!

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, Oct 5th

Bouncy Babies Story-time (every Monday) 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Pilates Mat Class (every Monday) 1:30pm at Ever’man Educational Center

Meatloaf Mondays $5 (every Monday) 4pm-9pm at Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Building Better Moms (every Monday) 9:30am at Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Passport to the World – England 4pm at Pensacola Library

 

Tuesday, Nov 6th

Ever’man Story Sprouts 10am (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Funky Flow Yoga 6-7pm (every Tuesday) at Ever’man Cooperative Educational Center

Tuesday Jazz Jam 6:30pm (every Tuesday) at Seville Quarter

Gulf Breeze Farmers Market (every Tuesday) 4-8pm at Gulf Breeze Community Center

Bands on the Beach (every Tuesday) 7-9pm at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Kids Eat Free – Every Tuesday at Tanger Outlets Foley 4pm-7pm (every Tuesday)

Tryon Tuesday Game Night 4pm (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch Library

Taco Tuesday – Coastal Ice Cream Style 11am-10pm (every Tuesday) at Coastal Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Mommy & Me 10:30am (every Tuesday) at Tryon Branch

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Preschool Storytime 10:30am at Southwest Library

Robots with STEAM 4pm at Tryon Library

Lego Night 6pm at Pensacola Library

 

Wednesday, Nov 7th

Preschool Storytime 10:30am at Molino Library

Preschool Storytime 10:30am at Pensacola Library

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Movies Under the Stars: The Forgotten Coast 7-8:30pm at From the Ground Up Garden

 

Thursday, Nov 8th

Code Club for Kids (every Thursday) 3:30pm-5pm at Spanish Fort Library

Pickleball at PAC! 6-8pm (every Thursday) at Pensacola Athletic Center

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Cubed Luminous 4pm in Downtown Pensacola

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Preschool Storytime 10:30am Tryon Branch Library

Preschool Storytime 4:30pm at Century Library

Let’s Make Art – Family STEAM Night 6pm at Pensacola Library

Investigate Mystery Theater 5:30-8:30pm at Pensacola MESS Hall

 

Friday, Nov 9th

Dreamland Skate Center Tiny Tots (every Friday) 10am-12noon

Unlimited Go-Carts and Laser Tag, Sam’s Fun City, 4:30 pm until Close for $19.99

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade

UWF Historic Village, Including T.T. Wentworth, Pensacola Children’s Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Cubed Luminous 4pm in Downtown Pensacola

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Robotics and Coding Club 11am at Tryon Branch

 

Saturday, Nov 10th

Dreamland Skate Center Family Night (every Saturday) 7:30-10pm

Palafox Market 9am-2pm (every Saturday) at Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

Orange Blossom Special 10am-2pm (every Saturday) at Pensacola Children’s Museum

Santa Rosa Farmers Market 9am-1pm (every Saturday) in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church

Free Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele Class 9:30am-11am (every Saturday) at Blue Angels Music. Call (850) 457-7557 for more info.

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Cubed Luminous 4pm in Downtown Pensacola

Minecraft at Molino Library 10:30am

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 1pm at Pensacola Library

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Pensacola Children’s Museum Orange Blossom Special Train Rides 10am-2pm 

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Kids Free Weekend 9am in Ft. Walton Beach

Pensacola Ice Flyers Veteran Appreciation Night 7:05pm at Bay Center 

 

Sunday, Nov 11th 

Worship on the Water 9am-11am (every Sunday) at the Flora-Bama

First City Improv 2:3opm-3:30pm (every Sunday) at Pensacola Library

Sam’s Fun City Amusement Park and Arcade 11am-8pm 

Pensacola Children’s Museum Open 12pm to 4pm 

Foo Foo Festival 4pm-6:30pm in Downtown Pensacola

Cubed Luminous 4pm in Downtown Pensacola

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest (all day) at Molino Library

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Kids Free Weekend 9am in Ft. Walton Beach

Pensacola Eggfest 12-3pm at Blue Wahoos Stadium

 

Ten Things I Didn’t Know You Could Do at Callaway Gardens

 

Callaway Gardens is located about twenty minutes off of I-85 in Pine Mountain, Georgia so odds are that if you have driven to Atlanta from Pensacola, you have driven past signs telling you that Callaway Gardens is nearby.  It is just a short four hours north of Pensacola so it makes for a wonderful weekend getaway.

Did you know that Callaway Gardens is more than just a garden?  I didn’t until our recent visit.  I was expecting gardens much like Bellingrath in Theodore, Alabama or Alfred B. Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee where you wander through gardens, go for a walk, maybe ride a boat or see the home.  Boy, was I wrong!  When we started planning our trip, I was amazed at all of the different things that you can do at Callaway Gardens.

Stay on the grounds.  Little cottages, villas, rooms at the inn or the gorgeous lodge are a few of the lodging options available on the grounds of Callaway Gardens.  We stayed in a two bedroom unit in the Southern Pines Cottages.  These cute little cottages are hidden around the trees.  You are close to neighboring cottages but not close enough that it was too loud.  They are perfect for families, both large and small.  The two bedroom cottages have a small kitchen, dining area and living area as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms.  There are decks off of both the living room and bedrooms where you watch the lightning bugs and stars light up the night.  Nearby is a pool, a Laundromat and a pizza parlor.

Go for a hike or ride a bike.  The expansive property of Callaway Gardens is full of places to hike or go for a bike ride.  A great way to get around Callaway Gardens is by bike but be prepared because it is very hilly and attractions are not as close to each other as they appear to be!  There are many different trails with varying levels of difficulty and length.  Our favorite walk was the walk from the Discovery Center to the Butterfly Center.  We were able to wander through the woods, walk over bridges, and spy turtles sunbathing in the water.

Spend time on a lake.  There are lots of ways to become one with nature at Callaway Gardens but my kids will tell you that their swimming time was their favorite activity.  There is swimming, kayaking, boating, water skiing, tubing, and so much more to keep you occupied and out in the sun all day long!

Zip line through the trees.  One of the newest additions at Callaway Gardens is the Treetop Adventure.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to try it out due partly to the fact that my children are too short and that the time slots filled up so quickly that they weren’t taking anymore signups for the day.  We did, however, spend some time watching other visitors shimmy from tree to tree over rickety bridges and zip across the path into the woods.  We were very impressed by the Treetop Adventure staff.  As one little girl slowly began to panic, we watched a staff member quickly calm her down, hook her up to a rope, and slowly lower her to the ground all the while telling her what he was doing and how it worked.  She was able to calm down enough to get to terra firma without completely freaking out!   It was nice to know that if you had any issues with the heights of the aeriel challenges that there was a plan in place to get you down!

Find your inner peace in the Butterfly House.  One of my favorite activities was visiting the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.  We loved to watch the butterflies float through the air and land gracefully on the trees and flowers throughout the center.

Get your exercise on Aqua Island.  Aqua Island is an inflatable island at Robin Lake Beach.  You can visit the island for an hour at a time where you can climb, slip, slide and jump around and into the water.  Children under seven (if I am remembering correctly) must be accompanied by an adult and all visitors must wear a lifejacket, which are provided for you.  About halfway through our hour on aqua island we were beginning to think we should have signed up for two hours…until we finally finished our hour.  We were all exhausted after running around the different obstacles, jumping into the water and getting back out again.

Watch birds and students soar through the sky!  When you are ready to stop moving and rest for awhile, check out the Birds of Prey show.  Held inside to keep you out of the heat during the day and outside in the evening, these birds swoop and fly while you learn about the mighty raptors.  You can also watch students fly through the air.  Yes, students!  The Florida State University Flying High Circus performs through August 12th every summer.  Unfortunately, they are almost done with their summer session but they do put on occasional public shows at FSU.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was thoroughly impressed.  The kids couldn’t take their eyes off of the acrobatics happening above their heads.  If you visit in the summertime, be sure to catch the show.

Eat some Southern soul food.  There are many restaurant choices on the grounds of Callaway Gardens and for the most part they are reasonably priced.  We had dinner at the pizza parlor in the Southern Pine Cottage area the first night.  The pizza was tasty but I do recommend calling ahead.  We waited almost exactly an hour for our pizza due to the crowds.  The group next to us had called their order in earlier so they got their pizza only just a few minutes after they grabbed a table.  But nothing topped our delicious meal at the Country Kitchen.  Located just a few minutes outside of the entrance, the Country Kitchen serves up yummy southern dishes.  We ate perfectly fried chicken, baked apples and seasoned French fries until we couldn’t stomach it anymore.

Practice your swing.  If you prefer to pick up a tennis racket or a golf club, there is ample opportunity at the tennis courts or the golf course.  The golf course offers different packages and offers an academy as well.

Visit the vegetable garden.  When we arrived at the gardens on a Friday evening, the sun was still out but some of the activities had closed up already.  We weren’t ready to check out the lake so we took a drive around.  I saw the sign for the vegetable garden so we decided to take a look.  This is no backyard veggie garden!  This vegetable garden is huge!  Rows and rows of corn, watermelon, grapes, and so much more are spread throughout the garden.  We saw how okra looks before it is fried up (really…I had no idea what it looked like because I am not a huge fan!) and we saw beautiful sunflowers blooming.  On Friday nights, you can visit the Farmer’s Market and purchase veggies that have just been picked right out of the garden!  As we were walking around, I almost expected to see Peter Rabbit come bounding through the rows!

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • When you arrive and get settled in your accommodations, read up on the height, age and weight limits.  There were a couple of things that we were unable to do (like laser tag and the treetop adventure) due to the limits.
  • If you really want to do something, head to Square One located at Robin Lake Beach to sign up early.  If you don’t, you might miss out.  We went to sign up for the Blaster Boats at 11 in the morning and they were already booked until 7pm that night.
  • Although biking is a wonderful way to get around the gardens, if you have smaller children this might not be an option.  We almost threw the bikes into our car but at the last minute we didn’t bring them.  I was glad because when I saw the hills and how far apart some of the stuff was, I knew my kids wouldn’t have made it very far without complaining.   We used our car to travel around the gardens.
  • If available, consider purchasing the Ultimate Summer Fun Pass which includes admission into the Treetop Adventure, Light Striker Laser Tag, Aqua Island, Blaster Boats, Golf on Lake View Golf Course, Bicycling, Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Tennis.  If you are planning on participating in several of these activities, you will pay off the pass quickly.
  • If you are looking to get away before school starts, Callaway Gardens has a great special going on.  Rates at the Mountain Creek Inn begin at $99 a night and you can purchase the Ultimate Summer Fun Pass for only $48 a person per night.

Have you been to Callaway Gardens?  What was your favorite activity?

*Disclosure: Callaway Gardens hosted our stay and provided us with Ultimate Summer Fun Passes.  We paid for our gas, all meals, and additional activities while we were there.  As always, my opinions are my own and are not influenced by others (except for maybe my kids!).

Summer Road Trip Celebration – San Antonio, Texas

A few months ago, I entered a blog contest and won a trip to San Antonio, Texas.  The prize included a two night hotel stay and four tickets to six different attractions.  San Antonio was about a twelve hour drive so this trip probably would not be fitting for a weekend of course!  We left Pensacola on a Friday and returned on the following Tuesday with both Friday and Tuesday being all day travel days.  Even though we had to cover all of our food, several extra hotel nights, and attractions that weren’t included in the prize, we had a great time in San Antonio and are glad we went! 

 

Ten Kid-Friendly Activities in San Antonio, Texas

  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas – With your admission fee, you get entrance into both the theme park and the small water park attached to it.  The little ones will love Wiggles World and the Boardwalk.  The older children will enjoy the Superman ride and the other very scary roller coasters!
  • San Antonio Missions National Park – This national park consists of the different missions scattered throughout San Antonio.  Before you visit the missions, stop by the Visitor Center and pick up a Junior Ranger Booklet to take with you.
  • The Witte Museum – We moved quickly through this museum so we didn’t spend much time here.  The best part for the kids was the H.E.B. Science treehouse where they had several hands-on activities for kids.
  • Buckhorn Museum – We only went to this because the tickets were included in our prize package but this is definitely not for the feint of heart.  There are animals that are no longer breathing…everywhere…lots of them.  The kids did enjoy the Texas Ranger side of the museum.
  • San Antonio Zoo – This is not the biggest zoo we have ever been to, but it is one of the most kid-friendly zoos we have ever been to.  There is lots for the kids to do to keep them active including a petting zoo where you can actually go into the pens and a discovery center with an area to play.
  • San Antonio Children’s Museum – Great children’s museum with lots of hands-on and interactive activities for the children.
  • Take a boat ride through the Riverwalk – The Riverwalk tours are about 35 minutes and if your kids like boat rides they might get a kick out of this activity.  I wish it had been a little bit shorter because my three year old had her fill about halfway through the trip but we really enjoyed the trip.
  • Eat dinner at Tomatillos – We loved our Tex Mex meal here so much that we went back the next day for a second meal.  On the kid’s menu, they have a plate of refired beans, rice, and tortillas for just $2!!!
  • Schlitterbahn – You may have seen this waterpark on the Discovery Channel show…this waterpark will keep the whole family busy all day long.
  • If you are a fan of theme parks, stop by Sea World San Antonio.

For more family friendly San Antonio activities, visit Wandering Off.  This mama lives in San Antonio and writes about all of her adventures.

Looking for other options for a summer road trip?  See our other summer road trip posts: Tallahassee, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia;  Aliceville, Alabama; and Jacksonville, Florida.  We will continue with our Summer Road Trip Celebration through the rest of the summer!

Today, I am linking up with Trekaroo for Spotlight Thursday.

San Antonio Family Vacation

Summer Road Trip Celebration – 10 Things to Do in Tallahassee, Florida with Kids

Tallahassee, Florida is only about three hours from Pensacola.  If you are really brave you could make a day trip of it but we prefer to stay overnight if possible.  To continue the PWK’s Summer Road Trip Celebration, we are thinking about Tallahassee, Florida!  We haven’t done all of the activities on this list but we hope to soon!  Here are 10 things to do with your kids in Tallahassee.

Do you have a fun, kid-friendly activity in Tallahassee to add to the list?  Leave a comment!
Tallahassee Family Vacation