Rain, rain, go away, my kids want to go outside and play! Whether you’re looking to escape the hot summer or our traditional Florida thunderstorms, keeping the kids occupied inside can be harder than it looks. When you want to get out of the house, but can’t be outside, we’ve got you covered with our guide to indoor play areas at the beach.
Indoor Play Areas at the Beach
1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Adventure Landing is a family fun center with a waterpark, miniature golf, batting cages, go-karts, kiddie roller coasters. When it’s raining outside, head inside to their indoor arcade which features games, laser tag and a snack bar.
818 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Located in Jacksonville Beach and operating for over 50 years, Beach Bowl has been the main attraction center for recreational and competitive bowling in Jacksonville Beach. They offer Cosmic Bowling, a full service lounge offering nightly drink specials, and a game room full of action-hit arcade games. During the summer they participate in the free summer bowling program for kids!
Beaches Museum & History Park
381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL
The Beaches Museum is free for adults and kids to visit. You can stroll through different exhibits and learn about our beaches history. Be sure to check out their events calendar because the museum hosts several special events throughout the year.
Beaches Rock Gym
14 West 3rd Street, Atlantic Beach, FL
Beaches Rock Gym is a bouldering gym in Atlantic Beach, Florida. They love climbing and decided to build a gym to bring it to the beach community. Geared towards kids (and adults) ages 6 and up, they update their routes regularly so kids will never get bored.
Chick-fil-A Marsh Landing Parkway
590 Marsh Landing Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, FL
If you want to let the kids run around and play while you enjoy a coffee or frosted lemonade, then head to Chick-fil-A. It’s the perfect place to grab lunch and let the kids burn off some steam. Don’t forget, Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays.
The Greenhouse Playhouse
1238 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, FL
If you’re looking for a beautiful and clean place to take your little kids, be sure to check out The Greenhouse Playhouse. Designed for kids 5 and under, they have a custom water table, wooden play structures, and ball pit. You pay per visit so no membership is required.
Jax Beaches Branch Library
600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL
The Jax Beach Library offers a variety of story time and after school programs as well as special summer reading activities for kids. In the large children’s section they offer books, puzzles and other activities to keep the kids busy. Be sure to check hours before heading over, the Beaches Library is closed on Sunday and Monday.
1214 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL
With a separate section for little kids, Jumpstreet is a great place for kids to burn off some energy. This indoor trampoline park has something for kids off all ages and pricing is scaled depending on your child’s age.
Ponte Vedra Branch Library
101 Library Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The Ponte Vedra Library offers programs from babies through teens with topics ranging from story time to gaming clubs. During the summer there’s a wide variety of programing that encourages kids to keep reading when school is out. The library is closed on Sunday.
Worth Crossing the Ditch
Bay & Bee
13475 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL
Bay & Bee is a locally owned eco- friendly indoor play space and shop inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational principles to create a wonderful play environment. Their play area is perfect for little kids, under the age of 5.