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Family Fun in Florida: Part Two

DAD.info blogger, Simon Harris, writes the second of his holiday reports from the USA’s Sunshine State, where his family decide to catch Mickey another time and head for the beaches of Miami…

Miami may not be the first place you think of when planning a family holiday in Florida, but it is such a brilliant, fun, child-friendly city, you’ll be delighted you tried something different from the child-magnet that is Orlando, or at least added Miami to your itinerary if your kids have their hearts set on living the Disney dream.

If it ever rains (yeah, right) then Miami Children’s Museum is great fun for all ages. Enough exhibits and activities to keep them happy for at least a couple of visits. It’s a small world (no, not that one) for children to play and explore. Rock climbing, music and TV studios, a pretend cruise and plenty of other interactive and enriching experiences, like being a vet or a dentist. 

Biscayne Bay is home to the largest marine park in the US National Park system – and only minutes from downtown Miami. Its aquamarine waters flow from the Everglades and it’s perfect for snorkelling, camping and learning all about the wildlife from the Park Ranger. Better still, sign up to be a Junior Park Ranger. The park also hosts a free monthly Family Fun Fest, with lots of hands-on activities. 

The bright lights of Biscayne Bay

Our family holiday in Miami was a great mix of relaxation, stimulation, cool city stuff and breathtaking wildlife exploration. And we didn’t even make it to the Everglades, which are just on Miami’s doorstep, of course. Their airboats and alligators will just have to wait, because we are definitely coming back…

Need to know…

Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach is currently running a great promotion for families, Winter Warmerland, offering $25 a night to spend in the resort, free kids meals, discounts for the SoBe Kids Camp, a complimentary Yoga or Core Fusion Fitness Class for parents, $25 off a 60-minute therapy in the spa and 25% discount on their VIP SOAK poolside daybeds. Offering rooms and suites with views of the ocean or city skyline, family-room accommodation starts from $449 (£300) per night for up to four guest. Offer ends 30 April 2016.

To find out more about family events and attractions in Miami, head to miamiandbeaches.com

Read Part One of Simon’s guide to Family Fun in Florida here on DAD.info

Simon Harris is a father and director of Swyhpe, a creative motion agency based in London. 

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