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Everglades for kids

Lake Worth FL
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Everglades for kids

I have an 8 yr old, 6 yr and 2 yr. Are the Everglades age appropriate for them? What activities are there?


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1. Re: Everglades for kids

Yes ! You need to go to the Shark Valley Visitor Center and take the guided trolley tour. It last about 2 hours. It takes you through the "river of grass" and you get to see many animals and birds. The guide will explain everything. It is great ! Our kids (5 and 8 at the time) really enjoyed it. At the visitor center there is also a small museum about the wildlife and plants of the Everglades, great for kids (and adults).

I don't know at what time of the year you are going but since it can get pretty hot during the day, I would suggest going in the morning, bring water, sunscreen and put insect repellent.

Another option is the Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead, FL. It is a small park that has alligator and snake shows. You can take an air boat ride there (may be not for the 2 year old). We are going there in two weeks for the first time. I will let you know how it is.

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