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Best Active Things To Do With Kids In Tampa Bay

February 14, 2014 5:08 PM

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File photo of kids playing.(credit: Thinkstock)

File photo of kids playing.(credit: Thinkstock)

If you and the kids crave the active lifestyle but have run out of ideas on where to find it, we’ve got the scoop on where you can find the action. We have dug up the best activities that will leave you and your bundle of energy kids worn out.

Here’s six of our best ideas for a fun active outing with the kids that won’t cost you a small car payment to do. – By Barbara Ann

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Turbo Bungee Jumping
Malibu Grand Prix
14320 N Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 977-6272
www.grandprixtampa.com

Riders can bounce to extreme heights in Tampa’s Malibu Grand Prix’s Turbo Bungee Jumping Dome. Sounds dangerous? No way they are in a harness that keeps them safe and out of danger. This is a way very active but safe way for your kids to get the healthy exercise they need. Children must weigh between 20 -125 lbs. Turbo Bungee – $6.50 per person.

Vertical Ventures Rock Climbing Gym
5402 Pioneer Park Blvd
Suite E
Tampa, Florida 33634
(813) 884–ROCK
www.verticalventures.com

Rock climbing is the ultimate activity for the active child and family. Never climbed before?  Don’t worry they offer introductory classes in which you and the kids can learn the basics. Vertical Ventures is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: Daily $14. Kids 8 and Under $7. Belay Class for 1 (includes all equipment, admission and return visit)  $35. Belay Class for 2+(includes all equipment, admission and return visit)  $25 each.

Related: Best Rock Climbing Facilities Around Tampa

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
15395 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
(727) 398-7008

19463 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
(727) 517-7664
www.smugglersgolf.com

At both Pinellas county locations, a tropical theme weaves throughout the course with whooshing water, caves, waterfalls and mountains greeting golfers at each hole. Feed live alligators off of old-fashioned bamboo fishing poles, or compete with the family on 18 holes of adventure-themed putt-putt golf. Prices: $11.99 adults/$10.99 kids 12 and younger/$1.99 2nd round special before 10 p.m.

Related: Mini Golf Courses In Tampa Bay

AirHeads Trampoline Arena
5072 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 324-5761

12401 Belcher Road
Largo, Florida 33773
(727) 569-JUMP
www.airheadsusa.com

The two locations of AirHeads Trampoline Arena offer unlimited jumping for only $16.95 a day or $29.95 per month. The arena also requires the purchase of reusable Grip Socks for $2.35. Airheads also offer dodge-ball, fitness classes and more. The enthusiastic service, cleanliness and safety precautions offered at Airheads make this the perfect bad weather activity for young and old alike. Visit Airheads for a low-impact workout that is easy on the joints but great for lower body muscles.

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Celebration Station Batting Cages
24546 U.S. 19
Clearwater, Florida 33763
(727) 791-1799
www.celebrationstation.com

Celebration Station offers six cages that include slow, medium and fast pitch available in baseball and softball. Guests are welcome to bring their equipment or use the facilities. Prices are $2.50 for 25 pitches. Cage Rentals: $20 for 1/2 hour. $25 for 1 hour. Batters must be 48″ tall.

Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center
51 Bay Esplanade
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 462-6020
www.clearwater-fl.com

The Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center will definitely be a big hit for everyone in the family. The Family Aquatic Center’s swimming facility features six 25-yard lap swimming lanes and a children’s play area. It’s only a short drive from Tampa and it’s near the world class sandy shores of Clearwater Beach. Fees range from free to about $6, depending on various factors.

Related: Best Public Pools For Kids And Teens

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