Summer in Florida is getting into full swing. Many families are looking for entertaining options to please all ages. Luckily, Brevard County has a wide array of activities for the whole family. If summer is synonymous with water for you, then you are in luck. Brevard County has over 70 miles of beautiful Atlantic beaches. If you like swimming, surfing, or just lounging on the sand with a good book, these beaches are for you. Another great activity for water lovers is a trip to the Splash Pass Fountain at Cocoa Beach Riverfront Park. Kids can play in streams of water shooting up from the ground at no cost.
For nature lovers, Brevard County offers several parks that are great for trailblazing and wildlife watching. Melbourne is home to Erna Nixon Park and Wickham Park. Erna Nixon Park is a nature preserve that boasts over 50 acres of natural Florida beauty. Visitors can walk along an elevated boardwalk and view many different types of native plants and animals. Wickham Park is over 390 acres and is a great option for celebrations. It features picnic tables, eight pavilions, and one large event pavilion. There are also campgrounds at the park for night time fun. The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville has several miles of hiking trails for visitors that want to admire the natural beauty of the forest. For animal lovers, the Brevard County Zoo is home to more than 650 animals. In addition to viewing the animals, guests can see animal feedings, take kayak tours, venture into the wetlands in a paddleboat, and take a train ride.
Florida temperatures can be extreme in the summer. Brevard County offers several indoor options for those looking to escape the heat. Home Depot and Lowes provide free building workshops for kids that feature different projects every month. Kids get to take home an apron and their finished product. Many theaters across Brevard offer free admission to children’s movies. Check out your local theater’s website for the schedule and movies available.
The Space Coast has activities and entertainment abound. Next time you are wondering what to do on your next free weekend this summer, consider taking a trip to Brevard to enjoy some of these activities as well as all of the others they have to offer.