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Family Fun

The Center of Anna Maria Island

The Center offers numerous cultural, recreational, and educational programs for all ages and has has a fitness center, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and sports fields.

Shiny Fish Emporium

A destination for the entire family offering an irresistible array of unique goods, confections and kid crafts and activities.

TreeUmph! Adventure Course

Over 10 football fields of challenging terrain and hundreds of aerial adventure games!

Visit One of Our Beach or Bayfront Parks!

Anna Maria Island has a few great parks for kids! Visit Bayfront Park, Manatee Public Beach, or Coquina Beach for waterfront playground fun!

AMF Bowlaro Lanes

Just a 15-minute drive from Anna Maria Island, AMF Bowlaro Lanes offers traditional bowling on 64 lanes, an arcade and pool!

Astro Skate and Family Fun Center

Roller Skating in Bradenton!

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the country!
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Manatee County Agricultural Museum

With tourism promoted as the number one industry in Manatee County, the historical role agriculture has played in the
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Florida Maritime Museum

Housed in the restored historic 1912 schoolhouse located on the park like grounds of the Cortez Nature Preserve just south of Anna Maria
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Circus Sarasota

As Florida’s only not-for-profit resident circus, the mission of Circus Sarasota is to pay homage to an extraordinary community
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Shelling

For the serious beachcomber, the most important thing about shelling is to know the tides. Charts are featured in most local
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Arts A Blaze Studio

Whether you are an artist or a first timer with no artistic background, once you step through our door, you will feel your creative juices
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Crowley Natural and Cultural History Museum

Crowley Natural and Cultural History Center also known as “Crowley” is a non-profit organization furthering natural and
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Tingley Memorial Library

Located two blocks south of Cortez Bridge off Gulf Drive behind Bradenton Beach City Hall, Tingley Memorial Library is a community
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Anna Maria Bayfront Park

Anna Maria Bayfront Park is an ideal place to put things in perspective. From any vantage point, you get a sweeping view of
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Fort De Soto Park

Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water’s edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the
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Hunsader Farms

Hunsader Farms got its start in 1967 when three Hunsader Brothers left their Wisconsin dairy farm to try their hand at growing vegetables
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Bishop Planetarium

As part of the South Florida Museum, the Bishop Planetarium is the region’s premier astronomy education facility, as well as a
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Parker Manatee Aquarium

As part of the South Florida Museum, the Parker Manatee Aquarium, is designed to house three adult manatees and holds
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Island Branch Library

The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach is one of six locations in Manatee County’s Library System that serve the public. The MCPLS
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Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions

Join Captain Kasay Gunter and Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions for a wonderful day out on the beautiful waters of Anna
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Bradenton Riverwalk

Once known as the ‘Sandpile’, the $6.2 million dollar Bradenton Riverwalk is now a public park that rivals any downtown park in
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Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruises

Hop aboard the Original Pirate Cruise! Leaving daily out of Clearwater Beach, a crew of spirited pirates and swashbucklers
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Mixon Fruit Farms

There is so much to do at Mixon Fruit Farms, you can spend all day there. From sampling freshly-squeezed orange juice to visiting
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Myakka River State Park

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is the area’s only zoological gardens featuring 10 acres of tropical vegetation and jungle trails. One of
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Grassy Point Preserve

Located across from Walgreen’s off of East Bay Drive in Bradenton, Florida, Grassy Point Preserve is great for the whole family. It
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Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf

No matter what you call it — putt putt, mini golf, miniature golf, mini putt putt or adventure golf — you will enjoy 18 holes of outdoor fun at
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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Big Cat Habitat is a nonprofit safe haven for exotic cats, bears, primates, birds, and other animals. The Rosaire family is a respected
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Mote Marine Laboratory Aquarium

Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase
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G.T. Bray Park and Recreation Center

Located in Bradenton, Florida, approximately 10 miles from Anna Maria, is G.T. Bray Park and Recreation Center. It is Manatee
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Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. The
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South Florida Museum

The South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. See dramatic dioramas, exciting
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Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

MOSI is a scientific playground with more than 450 hands-on activities in over 400,000 square feet of permanent interactive exhibits!
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The Fish Hole Miniature

There is nothing like some family fun on Anna Maria Island after a day at the beach than a round of mini golf! The Fish Hole is located in
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