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April 25, 2020

Get Outside and PLAY! Local mom influencers share their favorite things to do outside in Tampa Bay with the kids!

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Once Safer at Home orders are relaxed, many families will be looking forward to some fun outdoor activities to shake the cabin fever in a social distancing friendly way! We asked local mom influencers to share their favorite outdoor activities in Tampa Bay to spark some creative ideas for your family!

Stay safe and ENJOY Tampa Bay!


Jaclyn Quinones | @crazylifewithlittles | crazylifewithlittles.com

Our family’s favorite thing to do is go to the beach. The best part about living in Tampa Bay is being near so many wonderful beaches like Indian Rocks and further north, Weeki Wachee. Kayaking in the springs is such a fun, family friendly activity!


Ashley Solberg | @thesolbergfam | Ashleysolberg.com

We love spending the day at Curtis Hixon Park because from there you have the Riverwalk, the Glazer Children’s Museum, fountains, playground and places to eat downtown!


Jennifer Buggica | @thefoodiejen | thefoodiepatootie.com

We love going to any park! We have visited nearly every park in Tampa Bay at least once and the kids could stay out there all day. One of our favorites is the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park because of the shade on the playground and from the trees, and the fact that there is a water park section too!


Natajassa Prose | @proseandcompany | proseandcompany.blogspot.com

Our family’s favorite thing to do outside is rent an Eboat from Eboats Tampa and take it down the Hillsborough River and float downtown! You can bring snacks on board or plan for a stop at Armature Works for dinner to-go. Dining al-fresco on the boat while the sun goes down, is so much fun!


Diana Blinkhorn | @mrsblinks | TheGrayRuby.com

Our favorite outdoor activity in Tampa Bay has to be talking a walk along the Riverwalk, especially in the evenings when the weather cools down a bit. Sometimes we will even let our kids bring their bikes. We stop at different parks and restaurants along the way. Our favorite thing is when we grab a bite at Armature Works and have a picnic on the lawn of Waterworks Park. It is a little quieter and the girls can run and play without inhibition.


Yamel Belen | @kurlycrown | onelovedoula.com

ZooTampa! Our favorite thing to do at the zoo is the petting zoo and rides in Wallaroo Station. My girls absolutely love to check out the animals, ride the rides and play on the playground-we can spend the entire day just in the that nook of the zoo.


Originally published in our April 2020 issue. 

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