Summer has come to a close but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! There are so many things to do in Jacksonville with your kids during the year, and the autumn months are no exception. Here are five family-friendly things to do in Jacksonville this fall.
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The Rype and Readi Farm Market hosts fun activities almost every day to entertain families in the community. There’s always something to do at this culinary market. Be sure to check out the Spooks On Haunted House and Burning Man Scarecrow on October 29th.
If you haven’t been to the Kennedy Space Center in a while, it’s time to pay this place a visit. The new Space Shuttle Atlantis recently opened, telling the unbelievable story of NASA’s 20-year space shuttle program. Your kids will love seeing a shuttle that has actually been up in space! There’s also the Junior Astronaut Playdome that boasts space-themed rock walls and slides.
From 6:30-10:00 pm throughout October 14th to 31st, don’t miss out on the Spooktacular Bippity Boppity Zoo at the Jacksoncille Zoo and Gardens. There will be Halloween music, thousands of jack o’lanters, select animal exhibits, bounce houses, and of course lots of candy.
At The Hands on Children’s Museum, children of all ages can learn through play, observation, problem-solving, role-playing, and creativity. They’ll love spending time at this interesting museum, and you’ll love watching them have so much fun while learning so much!
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The fall events offered by the Isle of Faith Methodist Church are fun for the whole family. Their pumpkin patch is open daily from September 30th to October 31st with a pumpkin-carving contest on October 22nd. It’s free admission, and there are children play areas as well as lots of photo opportunities.
If you’re looking to get really spooky this upcoming Halloween, look no further than the haunted houses located in both Jacksonville and outside of the city. Even if you think you can handle these frightening attractions, you’re wrong. These chilling places will leave you petrified. Here are four haunted houses in and around Jacksonville that will freak anyone out.
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Haunt Nights features three haunted houses for three times to scare factor. Featuring Northeast Florida’s only 3D haunted house, apocalypse 3D: Clown Takeover. One of the only haunts of its kind in the area, it is so terrifyingly convincing due to high-tech zombie simulations.
Walk through an eight-acre trail filled with terrifying creatures and scary characters. Each night the Trail of Terror will have a DJ, food trucks, full bar, face painters, zombie paintball and much much more. The best part is that it is all benefiting local organizations.
Just twenty minutes south of Jacksonville in Green Cove Springs is The Scream Park. Boasting three haunted houses, food vendors, and midway rides, it’s a fun place – but also a scary one. The park suggests parental guidance for those whom scare easily and maybe even those who don’t.
Another haunted house worth leaving Jacksonville for is A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs. This ghoulish place uses the beloved fairy tales of your past to haunt your present. You’ll definitely have nightmares after attending this attraction. Be sure to check out the laser swamp area as well.
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