Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {March 24th-26th}

Weekend Events

Friday, March 24th

Baby/Toddler Programs at Hillsborough County Public Libraries

Baby Time, Motion Commotion, Toddler Time, Jump, Jive And Jam!, Story Time, Alphabet Club, Movin’ and Groovin’, Baby & Toddler Yoga, Wee Artists, Bilingual Story Time, and Baby Sign Language. These are just a few of the 30 minute pre-school activities provided by your local library. Please visit the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative website to find the location and time most convenient for you. Daily programs vary by location. Check it out and find some hands on fun with your little ones!

Time: 10am – 330pm

Location: Multiple Locations (See website)

Cost: Free

Dinos Alive! at Lowry Park Zoo

They’re baaack! For the first time in 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Tampa Bay and roam the Zoo every day! Grab the whole family and get ready to be surrounded by life size dinosaurs as you experience Dinos Alive! Get up-close and personal with varying species of dinosaurs that move, roar and interact with you! Learn about dinosaurs through the eyes of a paleontologist and connect with present-day species of wildlife on the brink of extinction. Feast with Dino-sized food and drinks and enjoy this larger than life adventure with the entire family.

Time:  9:30 am –  5:00 pm (Staurday & Sunday as well)

Location: Lowry Park Zoo 1101 West Sligh Ave. Tampa

Cost:  Included with zoo admission.

Morning Movies at Goodrich Riverview 14 GDX

Morning Movies (Spring 2017) Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we will be giving you a fresh line-up of family-friendly features.

3/24 – 3/26: Storks

Time: Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:00 am

Location: 9390 Theater Drive Gibsonton

Cost:  Free for (FMG) Members, or $1 per person.



Saturday, March 25th

10th Annual Hillsborough 4-H Strawberry U-Pick

ONE DAY ONLY Strawberry U-pick supporting Hillsborough County 4-H & helping area food banks. Enter off Rice Road. Rain or Shine. ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: BUY 10 QTS. GET 2 FREE!

Time:  8:30 am –  4:00 pm

Location:  $1.00 per quart & containers provided.

Cost: 3838 Fancy Farms Rd, Plant City



Children’s Board Family Resource Center Water Safety Event

Join us for fun interactive water safety activities, giveaways, raffles, and learn about water safety resources in your community. Children ages 3 to 12 are eligible to receive a swim lesson voucher if they are Hillsborough County residents and are enrolled in one of the following: Medicaid, Hillsborough County School’s Free Lunch Program, SNAP-Food Assistance Program.t

Caregivers must provide proof of eligibility to receive their voucher. Vouchers will be available while supplies last. There is no cost to attend. Reservations are required. Please call the Children’s Board Family Resource Center nearest you to reserve.

Time:  9:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: 1002 E. Palm Ave. Tampa

Cost:  Free


Spring Science at Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Science is springing up all over the museum! Join us as we explore all things spring with interactive crafts, activities and games. Make spring flowers bloom with a unique rain painting technique, design your own origami kites, learn about clouds and decorate your own, and make your a pop-up umbrella card to cheer someone up on a rainy day!

At 10:30 a.m. we will use puppets, musical instruments and dancing scarves in an interactive exploration of songs and poems inspired by Spring! At 1:30 p.m. join Great Ex’s Team STEAM to learn about air, wind, rain, thunder and lightning during our Weird Weather Science Demo! All activities included in the cost of admission /membership.

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: 1925 4th St N, Saint Petersburg

Cost: All activities are included in admission/membership.


GLD – Spring DJ / Music Festival at Waterworks Park

This Music Festival is Sponsored by the GLD Family to bring a different twist on Family Entertainment to Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater/Lakeland Residents. What started out as “DJ’s Rocking the Park” that grew into a showcase and promotion of extremely talented vocalists from the Tampa/St. Pete Area. This is a Family Friendly Event. Bring your lawn chairs, let the kids play in the water park and be ready to dance and have fun. There will be vendors and live performances throughout the day.

Time: 12:00 pm –  7:00 pm

Location: 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa

Cost: Free Admission


Sunday, March 26th

Florida Hospital Center Ice Public Skate

The Florida Hospital Center ice Facility offers several public and community oriented programs designed to combine fitness and entertainment for patrons of all ages. Visit our website to see the full public skate calendar!

Time:  1:00 pm –  3:00 pm

Location: 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd Wesley Chapel

Cost:  Admission is $9.75 + tax ($7.75 + tax for seniors, veterans, and active duty military) and skate rental is $4.75 + tax.


Open Play at We Rock the Spectrum

With open play, children are welcome to come in and enjoy the same activities that are offered during the private sessions and private parties. This includes full use of the gym with all equipment, and an arts & crafts section that has: beading, painting, lanyards and much more.

Time: 12:00 pm –  5:00 pm

Location: We Rock the Spectrum – Tampa 1076 E Brandon Blvd Unit 102, Brandon

Cost: $12 per child. Siblings will be discounted to $10.

Family Fun Day at Color Me Mine

Last Sunday of the month is “Family Fun Day” $25 studio fee for up to 5 “family” members so load up the car and come in for some painting fun!

Time: All Day Event

Location:  Color Me Mine in Hyde Park Village – 1609 W Snow Cir, Tampa

 Cost: $25 studio fee for up to 5 family members

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