Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Kids Jacksonville: Free Fun - Fun 4 First Coast Kids
Kingsley Plantation

Kingsley Plantation is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Admission is ...

Area: Northside/Airport
11676 Palmetto Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32226

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in beautiful, scenic places that the whole family ca ...

McGirts Creek Preserve

The groundbreaking for this 90 acre park was held on February 21, 2003. A large portion of this park will help preserve the environmentally sensitive ...

8435 118th Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32244
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Mid-Week Market - Atlantic Beach

The Mid-Week Market is a (farmers') market that offers local, healthy, fresh, and green foods to beaches residents. Every Wednesday at Bull Memorial P ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
MOCA Jax Creator's Space

MOCA Jax is the local contemporary art museum managed by the University of North Florida. It has traveling exhibits as well as exhibits curated from t ...

Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach is a more laid back beach with homes and no high rises north of 1 Ocean (the old Sea Turtle Inn). The inviting, pedestrian friendly Beac ...

Where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean., Neptune Beach, FL
Nocatee Farmers Market

Located at Nocatee Town Center each month, you can enjoy a traditional market, along with a new and unique theme. The market is full of activities, sh ...

Area: Nocatee
100 Marketside Ave., Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081
Palm Valley Farmers Market

The market is located in the heart of Palm Valley in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is held every Tuesday from 1pm to 5:30pm at the Palm Valley Commun ...

148 Canal Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
Palm Valley Outdoors

Visit the chicken at Palm Valley Outdoors! You can meet the chicken, watch the boats go by on the intercoastal, and throw a fishing line into the wate ...

Area: Ponte Vedra Beach
377 S Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
Parks and Playgrounds in Jacksonville

Play on one of the many parks and playgrounds around Jacksonville! the JaxParks playgrounds are free and some offer ponds with ducks to feed, jungle g ...

Picnic Lunch Spots Around Jacksonville

A picnic lunch is the classic family activity that we often forget about! It doesn't have to be one of those perfectly-planned picnics pictured in mag ...

Reddie Point Preserve

This preserve sits on a bend of the St. Johns River and offers a panoramic view from Downtown Jacksonville to cruise terminal. Enjoy nature walks, rel ...

Area: Arlington
4499 Yachtsman Way, Jacksonville, FL, 32277
River Branch Preserve Atlantic Beach

River Branch Preserve was acquired in 2009 for preservation purposes. It is approximately 350 acres of marshes and shallow waterways, with several is ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
Riverside Arts Market - Farmers Row

The Riverside Arts Market is Jacksonville’s premier destination for art lovers, treasure hunters, music fans and foodies alike. The Market has drawn l ...

Area: Riverside/Ortega
715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Sal Taylor Creek Preserve

This preserve is part of the Black Creek system and offers beautiful forest areas, swamp and a blackwater creek community. The property offers: Wil ...

Area: Orange Park/Westside
5813 Nathan Hale Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32221
Sally Corporation Free Tours

Founded in 1977, Sally Corporation is known for its dark rides (both traditional and interactive and black light), and its human, animal and cartoon a ...

745 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32204
San Marco Books and More Storytime

Come enjoy a story in San Marco's Balis Park! The San Marco Bookstore and the SMMA are pleased to announce a Story Time Series on the 2nd Saturday of ...

Area: San Marco
1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Scavenger Hunts

Kids love to learn and explore. Here are just a few ideas to make your hikes more interesting and enjoyable. These scavenger hunts will also help ...


Gliding above the St. Johns River and downtown city streets, the JTA Skyway serves points of interest on both sides of the river. The Skyway provides ...

St. Johns River Water Management District Conservation Areas

St. Johns River Water Management District properties have FREE entry and FREE camping! This agency of the state purchases land for conservation to pro ...

St. Johns Town Center Coi Pond and Underwater Themed Play Area

St. Johns Town Center has a fish pond with coi for the kids to look at as well as Pottery Barn Kids and a Barnes and Noble book store with plenty of k ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
4663 River City Dr., Jacksonville, FL, 32246
Sweet Pete's Candy

Sweet Pete’s Candy is a confectionery emporium of roughly 23,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest candy shops in the United States. The Jacksonvi ...

Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
400 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Theatreworks Jax Free Summer Series

Free Summer Theatre has become a summer tradition for camps, child care agencies and families. With a generous grant from CITI, Free Summer Theatre op ...

Thomas Creek Conservation Area

At 5,540 acres, this property borders more than 10 miles of Thomas Creek — the largest tributary of the Nassau River. Expansive areas of floodplain sw ...

Area: Northside/Airport
13830 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32219
Tideviews Preserve Atlantic Beach

Tideviews Preserve is located at the end of West 1st Street and Begonia Street, west of Mayport Road. Tideviews Preserve consists of 8 acres of passiv ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
1 Begonia Street, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

In and around one of the Atlantic Coast's largest urban areas, the Preserve offers glimpses of Old Florida in some unexpected places. Explore a fort e ...

Area: Arlington
12713 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32225
Trad's Garden Center

Trad's Garden Center is a garden shop, but also a great place for a visit! Stroll around and view the vegetable garden where harvests are donated to t ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
8178 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32217
UNF Recreation Trails

Named for the Distinguished UNF Professor Robert W. Loftin, the trails at UNF continue to foster his memory while protecting over 500 acres of natural ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Arlington, Intracoastal
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 32258
Unity Plaza Family Nature Hunt and Library

Unity Plaza, in the newly revitalized Brooklyn neighborhood of Riverside, now has a children's library! Head over to enjoy the books and have the kids ...

220 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
University of North Florida Art in the Library

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library's Art in the Library project began in 2008. Since the project's inception the collection has grown to more than 130 p ...

Free: Yes
Area: St. Johns Town Center
Thomas G Carpenter Library University of North Florida 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224
Restrooms: Yes
Vagabond Flea

The Vagabond Flea Market provides a space for collectors of locally handcrafted goods, unique vintage pieces, and designers of many sorts to come toge ...

Area: Riverside/Ortega
934 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Walk the St. Johns River North Bank River Walk - Jacksonville Landing

With the completion of Berkman Plaza, the Northbank riverwalk now extends from Berkman Plaza to I-95 in Riverside. The focus of many premier downtown ...

Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
201 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Walk the St. Johns River South Bank River Walk

Bordering the St. Johns River, directly opposite Jacksonville Landing , this 1 1/4-mile wooden zigzag boardwalk is usually filled with joggers, touris ...

Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
1001 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207