Summer is the perfect time to learn something new. Take the kids on an adventure to check out something new or sign them up for a free class. There are lots of summer classes and tours in Jacksonville for the kids to enjoy!
Fun & Mostly Free Summer Classes for Kids in Jacksonville
Apple Camp: Kids ages 8–12 can attend free Apple Camp at the Town Center.
Camp Creativity: Starting on June 10th, Michaels stores are offering inexpensive summer craft classes for kids over 3 on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Home Depot Kid Workshops: Visit Home Depot the first Saturday of each month between 9 and 12 and kids can complete their own building project.
JEA Energy Detective: Head to the library where kids can check out a Home Energy & Water Evaluation Backpack and do some research at home.
Microsoft Summer Camp: The Microsoft Store at the St. Johns Town Center offers free classes on a variety of technology subject from Minecraft to Coding for kids 8-13.
Super Grom Surf Fest: 2019 date coming soon – kids under the age of 10 can participate in the Annual Super Grom Surf Fest at Jacksonville Beach. Each participate receives lunch, a t-shirt, and a medal.
Family Friendly Tours in Jacksonville
Budweiser Brewery Tour: Take a free self-guided tour at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. Visitors 21 and older can get a complimentary beer sample.
JAXPORT Tours: JAXPORT offers scheduled guided tours to kids first grade and above, as well as other groups and individuals. Port tours are free, but you must schedule an appointment.
Sally Corporation: Sally Corporation hosts free tours of their robot factory for kids over 7.
San Sebastian Winery Tour: Located in St. Augustine, San Sebastian offers free daily tours. Visitors 21 and older can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.
Skyway Express: Take a free ride around downtown Jacksonville on the Skyway Express.
St. Augustine Distillery: Free tours leave every 30 minutes and include a look into the process of making small batch vodka, rum, gin and whiskey.
Sweet Pete’s Candy: For just $5 Sweet Pete’s offers a guided tour that includes a candy bar you design yourself.
Learn Online for Free This Summer
DIY: Join DIY and kids can be taught a new skill by other kids for free.
Growin’GEERS Quest: If your kids love STEM, check out this free quest. It includes video message from Flynn, and fun activity.
Junior Web Ranger: The National Park Service offers several program Junior Ranger booklets online. Complete the activities at home and then mail them in to receive your pin.
Maker Camp: Maker Camp is a free virtual summer camp that joins young inventors and artists from around the world.
REI Activity Journal: Download this activity journal and get the kids outside and exploring this summer.
More Cheap & Free Summer Fun in Jacksonville
Shannon Beckham is a former Special Education teacher, turned SAHM that doesn’t spend a lot of time staying at home. Mom to Cole & Kiley, she loves cheering on the Gators, early morning visits to the beach and traveling with her family. She blogs about her adventures at The Beckham Project.