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
Apple Camp

Kids attending Apple Camp in summer 2019 can choose to explore music, coding, moviemaking, or art & design. Registration opens June 17th! For: Ages ...

Area: St. Johns Town Center
4712 River City Dr, Jacksonville, FL, 32246
Atlantic Beach

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

Area: Beaches/Mayport
Where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean., Atlantic Beach, FL
Atlantic Beach Arts Market

Atlantic Beach Arts Market is a creative space filled with an artist co-op gallery of over 90 vendors, a learning studio, and a vintage market. We off ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
1805 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Avenues Mall Play Area

Bring the kids in for a day of play at The Avenues play area. Enjoy the AC while your kids burn all that energy off on our refurbished play area. The ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32256
Bank of America members get FREE admission to Jacksonville museums the first weekend of every month

Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general ad ...

Barnes and Noble - San Jose

Barnes and Noble at San Jose offers story time events including holiday themed books and caricature books with associated crafts or visits by the char ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
11112 San Jose Boulevard Suite 8, Jacksonville, FL, 32223
Barnes and Noble - St. Johns Town Center

Barnes and Noble at The St. Johns Town Center offers story time events including holiday themed books and caricature books with associated crafts or v ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
10280 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32246
Barnes and Noble - St. Johns Town Center Children's Section and Train Table

Barnes and Noble at The St. Johns Town Center has a children's section and train table that's sure to entertain the wee ones for hours!

Area: Southside/Mandarin
10280 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32246
Beaches Green Market

Vendors at the Market sell a wide selection of in-season, local and organic produce, local all-natural meats, free-range eggs, cut flowers, locally ro ...

Free: Yes
Area: Beaches/Mayport
Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach, FL, 32266
Beaches Green Market Children's Garden Workshops

Our children's gardening program is held in a revitalized 2,000 foot section of our the Beaches Organic Community Garden in Neptune Beach ... with a s ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach, FL, 32266
Books-A-Million Free Weekly Story Time

Featuring children's stories, games, activities, crafts and fun for kids of all ages. Saturdays at 2:00pm. Contact your local store to verify story t ...

Free: Yes
Camp Milton Historic Preserve

History buffs and visitors can become familiar with Civil War history or enjoy scenic nature trails. Features include an education center displaying C ...

Free: Yes
Area: Orange Park/Westside
1175 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville, FL, 32220
Castaway Island Preserve

Castaway is considered one of Jacksonville's premiere preservation properties located along the Intracoastal Waterway. It offers visitors interactive ...

Free: Yes
Area: East Arlington
2921 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville, FL, 32224
Restrooms: Yes
Cedar Point Preserve

Located on Black Hammock Island, the preserve provides habitat to several bird species. It is also a great place to hike, bike or ride horses. This pr ...

Area: Northside/Airport
9023 Cedar Point Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32226
Celestial Farms Farm Tours

Tour us to learn how to better care for our environment, care for our animals, and grow our own food! We are an animal rescue and educational organiza ...

13958 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32218
Chick Fil A on Southside Boulevard Next to the Avenues Mommy and Me Morning

Chick Fil A on Southside Boulevard next to The Avenues offers a free Mommy and Me Morning each Wednesday morning! Great place to meet other care giver ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
9980 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32256
Chuck E. Cheese's Reward Calendars

Reward Your Kids With Family Fun Looking for a fun and free way to motivate your kiddos to do their chores, finish their homework, practice their tea ...

Area: Arlington
County Dock Mandarin

County dock is a hand boat launch area at the terminus of County Dock Road in Mandarin. The facility has limited space and is part of a larger park an ...

2403 County Dock Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32223
Cradle Creek Preserve

Cradle Creek Preserve, the newest of Jacksonville Beach’s parks, is 43.3-acres of primarily undisturbed land along the Intracoastal Waterway. You c ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
900 15th St., Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,00 ...

Area: Riverside/Ortega
829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Dutton Island Park and Preserve

This preserve offers a pristine salt marsh ecosystem and amazing views of wildlife and the Intracoastal Waterway. The park area includes trails and a ...

Free: Yes
Area: Beaches/Mayport
793 Dutton Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Earth Works Jacksonville

At Earth Works, they have been making beautiful outdoor spaces come alive for almost 30 years. They have a fun and unique nursery, they offer landscap ...

Area: Intracoastal
12501 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32246
Enjoy a Picnic Lunch Downtown on the St. Johns River

The St. Johns River is the heart of Jacksonville, why not try a picnic lunch? Visit the Jacksonville Landing for a picnic in the open space, bring a b ...

Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program provides fun activities for kids while enjoying our local state parks! By completing fun activities, kids can learn about wh ...

Free: Yes
Florida State Park Locations, Jacksonville, FL
Free Admission to National Parks for 4th Graders

Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and cl ...


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and th ...

Gourd Island Conservation Area

The 515 acre Gourd Island Conservation Area features wetland and upland natural communities, including floodplain swamp, basin swamp, dome swamp, depr ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
10182 Russell Sampson Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32259
Great Florida Birding Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At its core is a network o ...

Multiple locations in Jacksonville., Jacksonville, FL
Hemming Park

Read a book. Take a yoga class. Enjoy a concert. Get together with your friends for food, music and fun. Sometimes soothing and relaxing; at other tim ...

Free: Yes
Type of Sport Area: Other
Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
117 W Duval St, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Hike the Top 10 Nature Trails Around Jacksonville

With Jacksonville being the largest city in the continental United States at 840 square miles it has the largest urban park system in the US with over ...

Home Depot Kids Workshops

The Kids Workshops are FREE how-to clinics for children. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time he ...

Howell Park Atlantic Beach

Howell Park, located between Seminole Road and East Coast Drive, is a passive park that has 2500 ft of nature trails, fresh water streams and picnicki ...

Free: Yes
Area: Beaches/Mayport
401 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre urban woodland full of trails to explore and enjoy. From the trailhead next to the parking lot, a s ...

Area: Arlington
1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32225
Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach offers restaurants, public access parking, dune walkovers, restrooms, and shopping. Enjoy the Jacksonville Beach Pier, the Beaches ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
Jacksonville Beach Art Walk

This family-friendly event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 PM until 9 PM. Bring your family out to see dozens of great local a ...

Along 1st St. from Beach Boulevard to 5th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

The Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, nearly a quarter of a mile long, offers visitors close up views of the Atlantic Ocean and anglers access to deep- ...

503 North 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
Jacksonville Downtown Art Walk

Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 bloc ...

101 E Monroe St, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Jacksonville Farmers Market

The Jacksonville Farmers Market, Florida’s oldest farmers market, provides a forum in which customers can buy directly from over 200 farmers and year- ...

Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank
1810 West Beaver Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32209
Jacksonville Public Libraries

Check the library’s online calendar for details on special events, kids programs, and story times.

Jacksonville Public Library Story Times

The Jacksonville Public Libraries offer story times for all ages and programs are free! Check out Bedtime Stories, Bilingual Story Time, Family Presch ...

Jacksonville Public Library Traveling Tales

Traveling Tales is a unique collection of thematic storytime programs. Each Traveling Tales kit contains a children’s program you check out and take h ...

Jacksonville Rocks

Welcome to Jacksonville Rocks- This group was created because a few people LOVED what Whidbey Island Rocks community (who followed Port Angeles Rock ...

Free: Yes
Area: Arlington, Beaches/Mayport, Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank, East Arlington, Intracoastal, Nocatee, Northside/Airport, Ponte Vedra Beach, Riverside/Ortega, San Marco, Southside/Mandarin, St. Johns Town Center, Orange Park/Westside
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rails to Trails

This multi-access trail was once a part of the CSX railway line. There are paths for walking, jogging, inline skating, biking and horseback riding. Th ...

Area: Orange Park/Westside
849 N. Center St., Jacksonville, FL, 32234
JAXPORT Jacksonville Port Authority

JAXPORT offers scheduled guided tours to middle school-age students and above, as well as business groups, civic associations, social clubs and indivi ...

Area: Northside/Airport
2831 Talleyrand Ave, Jacksonville, FL, 32206
JEA Energy Backpack Workshops

The Home Energy & Water Evaluation Backpack Kit can show you how to make your home more comfortable and lower your monthly utility costs. It's fun, ea ...

Julington-Durbin Preserve

This 2,031 acre property is located on a peninsula formed at the confluence of Julington and Durbin creeks, and has approximately nine miles of shorel ...

Area: Southside/Mandarin
13200 Bartram Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32258
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park (Beach & Splash Pad)

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a 450-acre oceanfront park with pristine beaches, a freshwater lake, extensive trails and full service campground. One of ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
500 Wonderwood Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32233
Kids Eat Free in Jacksonville

Here is our list of restaurants in the Jacksonville, Florida area offering a 'kids eat free' or 'kids eat cheap' deal at least one day a week. Note ...

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 ...