Things To Do For Families With Kids In Sarasota, Florida

There are plenty of activities to do in Sarasota with your kids:

City of Sarasota 
- Bayfront park
- Sarasota garden club
- Shop Rosemary district
- Sarasota Opera House
- Sarasota Brewing (gulf gate)
- Ringling Bridge (bike)
- Legacy Trail
- Oscar State Park
- Broadway Musicals (15 local theaters)
- Sand sculpting festival 
- Sarasota Film festival 
- Sarasota Jungle Garden
- Mote aquarium
- Big cat habitat
- Dakin Dairy Farms
- Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve
- Kids Garden and Art Center
- Bishop Science and Nature
- Classic car museum
- Children's Garden

Englewood / Manasota Key:
- Farmers marker
- Dearborn street
- Eat Farlows On the Water

Lido Key
- Lido Beach Recreation Trail
- Sunset Sarasota Bay explores 
- Eat: Crab & Fin

- North Port: Mineral Springs Park
- Mayaka State Forest
- Pinecraft Park
- Eat: Dry Dock Waterfront
- Eat: Dockside Waterfront Grill

Big Events
- June: powerboat races, music Festival
- July: improve fest
- Aug: Venice cabaret festival
- Sep: film Festival, pioneer days
- Oct: collard green festival, pumpkin festival, chili cookoff, eat local week, tour de north port bike race
- Nov: sand sculpting crystal classic, chalk festival, waterfest, medieval times
- Dec: boat parade (2), Lights in Bloom, Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Pineapple Drop

Other Outdoor Activities:
- Spring: botanical gardens, Audubon society at Celery Fields, Butterfly Garden, baseball, Nathan Benderson state park
- Quick point nature preserves 
- Epic horse riding
- Oscar shere park
- Mixon Fruit farms
- Sarasota ski a rees skiing show
- Airboat Tours
- Shark Teeth Miyaka River Bans
- Miyaka River (hike)
- Rotenback Park (walk / bike)
- Celery Field
- Mabry Preserve
- Fishing under bridge
- Fishing on pier
- Shark Teeth on beach
- Shamrock park
- Trailhead Neighborhood Park 
- Kayaking Lido Key
- Skatepark
- Nerf wars
- Basketball Fridays YMCA North
- Saturday sports leagues
- Gardening 
- Shark feeding
- Gem Mining
- Celebration Station (St Pete's area)
- Bear sanctuary 

Culture Coast
- Comedy at Lemon Bat Playhouse or McCurdys
- Theater: Asolo, Van Wezel, FL Studio, Westcoast Black
- Music: Sarasota opera, Venice chorale, Skey chorale, venice Symphony 
- Circus: ringling circus museum, trapeze academy
- Newtown trolley + walking tours
- Dance: Sarasota contemporary dance, Sarasota ballet, etc